Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Baked Blueberry French Toast

I love breakfast recipes that can be prepared the night before and popped into the oven in the morning. This is a perfect recipe if you're entertaining overnight guests or for celebratory breakfast for a special someone. The fresh blueberries added such a lovely, light flavor mixed with the french bread. I lightly dusted confectioner's sugar over each warm serving and added just a touch of maple syrup. PERFECT!!

From the heart of my kitchen to yours, may your experience be fun and the food always flavorful. Enjoy!

Baked Blueberry French Toast

6 slices sourdough French bread, torn
4 eggs
1 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1-1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup butter, melted

Place bread into a jelly roll pan. In a medium bowl, mix eggs, half-and-half and vanilla together, pour over bread, cover and refrigerate overnight. Combine sugar, cinnamon, allspice and cornstarch together, fold in blueberries and place in a greased 13"x9" baking pan. Place chilled bread mixture on top of blueberry mixture; drizzle butter over bread. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Source: Gooseberry Patch "Hometown Favorites"

17 comments:

Delectable Dining said...

This looks wonderful! I agree-- it's hard to pass up a breakfast idea that can be prepared the night before! Can't wait to try this one!

Colleen said...

Wow, french toast WITH blueberries - yum!

Lynda said...

This sounds delicious-I'm loving everything with blueberries now!

Amber said...

Yumm! And a great picture!

Barbara Bakes said...

I have some blueberries in the fridge just waiting for a yummy recipe like this!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Oooh, yummy! And baked..I've never even thought of baked french toast, but this looks too delicious to pass up. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a fun SItS day!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Always have a lot of blueberries in the summer, so any recipe containing them is welcomed :-)
Btw, I love all the Gooseberry Patch recipe books--they're so fun!

Coleen's Recipes said...

This looks delicious!!!!!!

Ingrid said...

Looks good...I like french toast. I tried another recipe for baked french toast and the kids weren't crazy about it but am going to give yours a try. I just had an idea instead of blueberries BANANAS! They love bananas.

Glad to have you back!
~ingrid

Jessie said...

that french toast looks heavenly! so delicious and the blueberries make it even better


Jessie
simplyscrumptiousfoodie.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Yum!

Julie said...

Just beautiful!

MaRiN said...

this sounds fabulous! i love blueberries.

Michelle said...

wow! yum!

HoneyB said...

This looks yummy! Of course, I am a blueberry fanatic and now I'm going to have to try this one out!

Cara Lynn said...

Oh Holy Cow! That sounds absolutely wonderful!! Going to have to try that one!!

Barbara Bakes said...

I blogged about this recipe today. Thanks for sharing it!