Overnight Blueberry French Toast
Oh my goodness, Overnight Blueberry French Toast is spectacular. It’s irresistible. Mouthwatering. Drool-worthy. Indestructible. ?? What’s that? I-N-D-E-S-T-R-U-C-T-I-B-L-E. Yes, it is. I don’t think you can mess up or destroy this amazing breakfast casserole. 🙂 French bread cubes line a casserole. The bread is topped with cream cheese cubes, blueberries and then a custard. You can bake immediately or refrigerate overnight. (I’ve done both). After baking the French Toast, it’s served with a luscious homemade blueberry sauce. Seriously, all this French Toast needed was ice cream to make it the most decadent breakfast casserole ever!
Back in February I signed up to bring meals to one of our host homes for our church’s Disciple Now Weekend for teenagers. I made two of these breakfast casseroles. Well the boys got to bed around 3:30 that morning so they weren’t up for a huge breakfast and only demolished one of them. I got the other casserole back. What was I supposed to do with an unused, already baked breakfast casserole??? I wrapped it with aluminum foil and froze the casserole and the extra blueberry sauce for several days in my freezer.
Then a couple days before our next Friday night care group, I took the stuff out of my freezer and refrigerated it to thaw out. That Friday I re-baked the casserole and re-heated the blueberry sauce. I had no idea how this was going to turn out. Quite frankly, I really thought it would be dried out and taste less than optimal. But that wasn’t the case. It was fantastic.
In fact, I even prepared my guests saying, “uh, I’m not sure if you’re going to have to spit this out or not….” Everyone loved this casserole even though we had a delicious dessert on the menu. Several people actually had two or three servings! French Toast never tasted so wonderful.
The first time I sampled this amazing casserole was several months ago when one of the guys in our care group made this for “Breakfast for Dinner,” one Friday night. It was so awesome I bugged him for the recipe so I could make it for the youth breakfast meal. But I’m really glad now that I made too much and we got to serve this again as leftovers. All of us salivated over it.
Seriously, Overnight Blueberry French Toast is indestructible. 🙂 And if you want the most decadent breakfast for Mother’s Day or Father’s day then you’ve got to make this amazing recipe. You will be drooling after the first bite. No kidding.
Overnight Blueberry French Toast is one of the most delectable, decadent breakfast casseroles you’ll ever eat!
This overnight breakfast recipe is perfect to make for holiday breakfasts. Just bake the next day and you have a hot breakfast for company.
All this casserole needs is a little whipped cream or ice cream to make it the biggest splurge ever!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Cube French bread and place in a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.
Add cubes of cream cheese.
Add part of the blueberries.
Add remaining cubes of French bread.
Whisk eggs. Add milk.
Add vanilla and maple syrup.
Pour over top of bread cubes in casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Combine sugar and cornstarch and place in a saucepan. Add water.
Bring to a boil.
Add blueberries and cook about 10-20 minutes until the mixture thickens and the blueberries burst.
Add butter and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
Refrigerate and warm up the next day with the casserole.
Set casserole out on counter about 30 minutes before baking. Cover casserole with foil and bake at 350 about thirty minutes. Uncover casserole and bake an additional hour or until custard is set in middle.
Serve with warmed blueberry sauce.
You can drizzle blueberry sauce over top as well as ladle it over top of each portion of breakfast French toast.
Seriously, every mouthful of this French Toast is delightful.
Here’s the recipe.
OVERNIGHT BLUEBERRY FRENCH TOAST
(Recipe adapted from Brad Mayes, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX; source: adapted from All Recipes).
This is a terrific breakfast casserole for company.
If you enjoy blueberries, Overnight Blueberry French Toast is a great way to enjoy them.
If you want to wow your company, give this indestructible Overnight Blueberry French Toast a try today!