Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese
Quick and easy overnight casserole that is decadent and WONDERFUL!!
Pair with some eggs or a low point protein for a scrumptious breakfast!! Husband approved!!!
Full recipe in video below!
8 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/4 cup light brown sugar substitute- I used Lakanto Golden (to order: https://bit.ly/3cRLTbg
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10 ounces sourdough bread
2 cups fresh blueberries
8 large eggs
2 cups Almond Milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons light salted butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar substitute
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Before you get started layering your recipe, go ahead and grease a 9″x13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
Combine the cream cheese and brown sugar in a mixing bowl, and set aside.
Cube the bread into small 1-inch cubes, and add 1/2 of your bread cubes to the bottom of the baking dish.
Spoon small dollops of the cream cheese mixture onto the bread cubes until you've used it all.
Sprinkle half the blueberries over the bread and cream cheese.
Add the remaining bread cubes on top of the blueberries.
Then sprinkle on the rest of the blueberries, sprinkling them evenly all over the casserole.
In a large bowl or glass measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread in the baking dish, making sure to soak every single piece of bread.
At this point, you can either cover and chill the casserole for at least 4 to 6 hours or overnight.* Or you can go ahead and mix up the streusel topping and bake it.
When you're ready to bake your blueberry French toast bake, go ahead and preheat your oven to 350° F.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the salted butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon with a pastry blender.
Crumble the topping over the entire French toast casserole.
Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake at 350° F for about 45-50 minutes. Then uncover and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes.*
Allow it to cool for at least 10 to 15 minutes after baking. Then slice it and serve it with powdered sugar, maple syrup, blueberry sauce/syrup, or more blueberries.
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Recipe inspiration from adventuresofmel.com