"Berry Good" French Toast Bake

Easy does it! You can make this blueberry munch the night before you serve breakfast or brunch.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups milk
1
tablespoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
eggs
10
slices French bread, 1 inch thick, cut into 1-inch cubes
1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1
cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries
1/2
cup chopped nuts
Powdered sugar, if desired
Blueberry or maple syrup, if desired

  • 1 Generously grease 2 1/2-quart casserole or rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Beat flour, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs in large bowl with hand beater until smooth. Stir in bread cubes until coated.
  • 2 Pour bread mixture into casserole. Top evenly with cream cheese, blueberries and nuts. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. Uncover and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with syrup.

Expert Tips

Hunting for blueberries? Look for plump, firm berries that are bluish black with a hint of silvery gray.

Blueberries are best when you store them in a moistureproof container (if possible, in a single layer) in the refrigerator no longer than 5 days. Wash and dry the berries with paper towels just before you use them.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
315
(
Calories from Fat
135 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15 g
15 %
(Saturated Fat
5 g,
5 %
),
Cholesterol
170 mg
170 %;
Sodium
360 mg
360 %;
Total Carbohydrate
30 g
30 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
12 g
12 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.