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Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Plump juicy blueberries tangled amidst a blend of cream cheese and french toast morsels with hints of maple, cream, cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg, then smothered in a delectable blueberry sauce.  This make-ahead overnight blueberry french toast casserole style dish is perfect for breakfast casserole recipe for holiday mornings when you’d rather spend time with the family than in the kitchen!

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How to Make Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Lightly butter a baking dish, and set it aside. Cut the cream cheese into slices and then into pea-sized bits. The trick to cutting them up small without them smooshing them is to ensure the cream cheese is super cold. First, I cut the cream cheese into thin slices and set it in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. Then, take it out of the freezer and cut the slices again to create little itty bitty cubes.

Break, tear, or cut the bread into cubes. I prefer to use Italian bread for overnight French toast because it’s not chewy like french bread is. Arrange about half the bread pieces in the baking dish, and top with all of the bits of cream cheese. Sprinkle half of the blueberries over the cream cheese/bread layer and then top with remaining bread cubes.

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In a large bowl, beat the eggs, heavy cream, vanilla extract, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a hand or stand mixer until it is completely incorporated and smooth. Pour the entire mixture over the bread.

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Cover the dish and place it in the refrigerator overnight. This gives it time to absorb all of the egg into the bread and really lets the flavors marry.  I also recommend that you make your blueberry sauce the night before as well. It gives the flavors time to really meld together.

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The next morning, take the casserole out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking, especially if you’re using a glass baking dish. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake the overnight blueberry french toast casserole until the center is firm and surface is lightly browned, about 35 minutes.

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Reheat the delicious blueberry sauce over low heat (or in the microwave) while the casserole is baking.

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Other Breakfast Casserole Recipes you may enjoy:

  1. Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole– this is a copycat recipe of the famous Cracker Barrel’s loaded hash brown casserole.
  2. Apple Cinnamon Roll Bubble Bake – loaded with bits of caramelized cinnamon apple
  3. Blueberry Croissant Puff Casserole
  4. Bacon Breakfast Casserole
  5. Crockpot Breakfast Casserole– perfect for Thanksgiving morn when the oven is being used for other things!

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