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Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Chill 2 hrs
  • Bake 25 mins

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Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this blueberry breakfast casserole.


  • 12 slices dry white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
  • 2 8 - ounce package cream cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
  • Blueberry-flavored, maple, or maple-flavored syrup


  1. Place half of the bread cubes over the bottom of a well-buttered 13x9x2-inch baking dish (3-quart rectangular). Sprinkle cream cheese and blueberries over bread cubes. Arrange remaining bread cubes over blueberries.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with a rotary beater; beat in milk and the 1/2 cup syrup. Carefully pour egg mixture over the bread mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.
  3. Bake, covered, in a 375 degrees F oven for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake about 25 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, and topping is puffed and golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with blueberry-flavored or maple syrup. Makes 8 servings.


  • * To dry bread slices: Arrange bread in a single layer on a wire rack; cover loosely and let stand overnight. Or cut bread with 1/2-inch cubes; spread in a large baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 300 degree F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until dry, stirring twice; cool.

Nutrition Facts

(Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole)

Servings Per Recipe 8, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 497, cal. (kcal) 503, carb. (g) 40, pro. (g) 19, chol. (mg) 386, Fat, total (g) 30

Comments (2)

lisak27830 wrote:
I have made this and think it to be absolutely delicious. And what could be easier to make it the night before and serve for breakfast the next morning!
mygolddomes wrote:
I made a half recipe in a 9x9 pan. It really is delicious even tho I used more blueberries than called for. It's good enough on its own without serving with syrup. The baking time is a bit misleading - it bakes covered for 25 min. and uncovered for 25 min. And my casserole took an additional 25 min. until the center came out clean. But worth the time!

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