Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by yooper

This gem comes from the Turkey Run Inn at the Turkey Run State Park in Indiana. Perfect make ahead dish for a special holiday breakfast or brunch. Prep time does not include overnight chill time.

Top Review by Bogey'sMom

This was terrific served with warm maple syrup. I substituted Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread for the bread and cut the eggs to 8 to make it a little healthier. I also only used 8 oz cream cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place half of the bread cubes over the bottom of a well-buttered 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle cream cheese and blueberries over bread cubes.
  3. Arrange remaining bread cubes over blueberries.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with a rotary beater, beat in milk and the 1/2 cup syrup.
  5. Carefully pour egg mixture over the bread mixture.
  6. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.
  7. Bake, covered, in a 375 oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Uncover and bake about 25 minutes more or till a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, and topping is puffed and golden brown.
  9. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Serve warm with blueberry-flavored or maple syrup.
  11. NOTE: To dry bread slices, arrange bread in a single layer on a wire rack, cover loosely and let stand overnight.
  12. Or cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes, spread in a large baking pan.
  13. Bake, uncovered in a 300 oven for 10 to 15 minutes or till dry, stirring twice, cool.

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