Baked Blueberry French Toast

Baked Blueberry French Toast

You’ll Need

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 12 slices whole grain bread (or baguette slices)
  • 1½ cup frozen (or fresh) wild blueberries
  • 5 eggs
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Cinnamon or icing sugar for dusting
  • Maple syrup (optional)

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    Prepare this recipe the night before or at least six hours prior to cooking and serving to allow time for bread to absorb the egg/milk mixture.
  • 2
    In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter.
  • 3
    Lightly spray a 9" x 13" (3-litre) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 4
    Sprinkle 1/3 of the mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • 5
    Arrange six pieces of bread on top of the sugar mixture, squeezing them in tight.
  • 6
    Sprinkle another 1/3 of the sugar mixture and the berries on top of that.
  • 7
    Stack the remaining six pieces of bread on top of the first six.
  • 8
    Sprinkle with the final 1/3 of sugar mixture.
  • 9
    In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk, vanilla and salt together.
  • 10
    Pour milk mixture evenly over top of the bread, ensuring all slices are soaked.
  • 11
    Press down lightly and then cover with tin foil or plastic wrap.
  • 12
    Store dish in the fridge overnight (or at least six hours).
  • 13
    Uncover and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes (or until the top is golden brown).
  • 14
    Using a sifter, dust with cinnamon or icing sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.

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