Baked Blueberry French Toast

This is the perfect dish to serve to your family or bring to a brunch party. Just remember to bring along a few recipe cards because everyone will want to know how you made it.

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

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


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