Want to delight your houseguests? Make this Overnight Baked Blueberry French Toast for a special breakfast and they may never leave!
My sister and nephew are paying us a rare visit next week. Since they don’t get here much from California, I’m cooking up some treats to make the visit special for them and to let them know how much we appreciate them travelling here for the holidays.
Few things are lovelier than waking up to the smell of cinnamon, sugar and butter bubbling away in the oven, as when I bake this French Toast. To make the morning extra special, I’m going to fry up some turkey bacon, squeeze fresh orange juice, and brew hot coffee and tea. I’ll have the kids set the table the night before so everything is ready when they wake up.
The beauty of this baked French toast is that you can get it all ready the night before, so you just need to assemble and bake it in the morning. I got this recipe many years ago from a parent at my son’s school, and I wish I knew the original author so I could thank them personally for all the successful brunches where this dish has taken center stage!
To get your kids involved, let them make the crumb topping by rubbing and sifting the ingredients together with their fingers until they are crumbly.
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Recipe: Overnight Baked Blueberry French Toast
Wake up to fruity french toast.
- 1 small loaf day old challah or French bread
- 3 eggs
- 3 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cups milk, any variety
- ½ cup flour
- 6 Tbsp. brown sugar
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
- Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut the bread into 1-inch thick slices and lay the slices in the baking dish to cover the bottom.
- In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla. Stir in the milk and mix well. Pour the mixture over the bread in the baking dish, turning the slices to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with two forks or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Cover and refrigerate.
- In the morning, heat the oven to 375 degrees. Turn the bread slices over in the baking dish, scatter the blueberries over the bread, and sprinkle it with the reserved crumb mixture. Bake it for 50 minutes to 1 hour until it is golden brown. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes, and cut it into squares to serve.