Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake
The ultimate baked French toast recipe! Blueberries and cream cheese are stars of this easy French toast casserole, which is topped with a cinnamon almond streusel and baked to perfection. Serve with blueberry syrup and whipped cream for the most amazing breakfast ever!
Saturday mornings were made for a few things: 1) sleeping in, 2) good coffee, and 3) fantastic breakfasts. My family loves nothing more than a really fantastic Saturday morning feast, often comprised of bacon, or sausage, fantastic pancakes (my son loves my Chocolate Chip Pancakes) or a really amazing French toast recipe. I recently concocted this amazing Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake that is nothing short of Saturday morning perfection!
I’ve come to discover that blueberries and cream cheese absolutely belong together. The perfect example of this is my Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid (which was my #1 reader favorite recipe of 2017!) The juicy blueberries bake up together with the cream cheese and make the most amazing flavor combination. Add some crunch with almonds, along with a sweet streusel and you’ve got yourself one incredible breakfast!
Similar to other French toast bake recipes, this starts with a loaf of French or Italian bread that has been sliced and cubed. I then add about half of those cubes to my oval baking dish. Feel free to also use a 9 x 13″ pan. To the first half of the bread cubes I’ll then layer on half of the blueberries and half of the cream cheese cubes. Next, add the rest of the bread cubes, and layer on the rest of the blueberries and cream cheese pieces. This layering process is simply to ensure that the entire casserole gets an even distribution of the blueberries and cream cheese, not having them lumped all together on the top or bottom of the dish or pan.
To make this French Toast bake extra special, I added a simple and delicious almond streusel, which adds a fantastic sweetness and crunch that goes perfectly with the blueberries and cream cheese. The streusel is added to the top of the French toast, and when it bakes in the oven, becomes the most beautiful golden brown. The almonds toast nicely and the blueberries peak through, creating a show-stopper breakfast perfect for treating your family, or even serving to company.
Plate up this French toast bake, and serve with blueberry syrup, whipped cream, and extra blueberries and slices almonds. This extra special French toast recipe will be a new family favorite that your family will be asking for each and every weekend!
Here’s a handy list of ingredients you’ll need for your shopping list:
- 1 large loaf, French or Italian bread (I like to get a fresh loaf from my grocery store bakery)
- cream cheese
- fresh or frozen blueberries (1 pint or package)
- half and half
- sliced almonds
Here’s the easy, delicious recipe for this fantastic Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake:
I hope this recipe inspires you to sleep in, have a great cuppa coffee and make the most amazing French toast you’ve ever had. Enjoy! ~Erin
If you loved this fantastic blueberry breakfast recipe, be sure to check out some of my other popular breakfast ideas: