A few weeks ago when my parents visited I knew I wanted to bake something special with my mom. Very rarely do I make fancy breakfast so I decided a breakfast dish would be perfect! When I was home last my mom made this amazing blueberry french toast bake with croissants. So I asked for the recipe. She directed me to her Pinterest page where I found this Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake by Deliciously Yum.
The slight difference being that the bread of choice was French Bread which I love! The recipe was a bit messy but the end result was incredible. Let’s dig in!
1 loaf of French Bread
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1 tbsp Milk
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Blueberries
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
Spray an 8×8 casserole dish with cooking spray. Tear the loaf of French bread into small pieces and place half of them into the dish. Combine cream cheese, milk and powdered sugar until combined. Mixture should be thick but not watery. Add more powdered sugar if needed. Pour mixture over bread crumbs and sprinkle in blueberries. Add the rest of your blueberries on top.
Combine 1 cup of milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and syrup then pour mixture over the dish. Cover and set overnight.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and bake covered for 45 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for another 30 minutes or until the center is set.
**This recipe called for a blueberry syrup. We had some technical difficulties thus did not make the syrup. Whoops!
Funny story about this recipe. My mom is the baking queen. She should probably enter her stuff in baking competitions because she would kill it every time. However, we both must have been off our A-game the day we made this. The during the first attempt we combined the ingredients but poured all the milk into powdered sugar mixture. It was soupy and gross so we had to start all over again.
Once we mastered the recipe we set the mixture in the fridge overnight. My mom woke up before me the next day and thought she turned the oven on. My oven doesn’t have a light or notification to let you know it’s preheated. My mom stuck the dish in the oven and went to hit the timer but accidentally turned the oven off. For 20 minutes we sat there wondering why we weren’t smelling the bake. It’s kind of hard to bake something when the oven is OFF!
Finally, Judd turned the oven on and we got off to baking. Because we were pressed for time we didn’t make the blueberry syrup. It was still absolutely delicious! Next time I make it I’ll set aside time for the syrup topping.