Blueberry French Breakfast Bake!
Don’t you just love something that is not only good for you but it tastes good too? That is this wonderful breakfast or brunch Blueberry French Breakfast Bake!
Make it the night before and pop it into the oven just before your guests or your family is up and about.
The wonderful aroma of baking blueberries and bread and egg will have your mouth watering in anticipation of the meal.
Add some crisp bacon or turkey sausage and you are ready for some mighty good eatin’!
Below is the printable recipe….
- 1 pound day-old French bread, pulled into chunks
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
- Use a baking spray or oil a paper towel to coat sides and bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
- Spread the pieces of bread chunks in the bottom of the baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs and stir in the milk, vanilla, flour, sugar, and cinnamon until mixture is smooth.
- Add half of the blueberries and pour the mixture evenly over the bread.
- Add the remaining blueberries to the top of your casserole.
- Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours, but no more than 24).
- Remove from the fridge when ready to bake and place uncovered into a cold oven. Turn the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. (keep an eye that it doesn't burn on top...you can lower the heat but add additional baking time to the casserole)
- Remove from oven and let the casserole set for at least 10 minutes before serving. (this allows the ingredients to solidify for lack of a better term) 😉
- Garnish with additional blue berries, blueberry syrup, or powdered sugar if desired.
- You may use any kind of bread you choose...use a multigrain or brioche...have it your way!
- Try it with skim milk in place of milk...or be decadent and add heavy cream!
- However you make this...just make sure you leave in fridge overnight as it "sets" the eggs and your Blueberry Bake will not be soggy!
- If you would like to preheat your oven...remember to let the casserole sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before placing in the oven.