You’ve just found your new favorite breakfast! This simple overnight blueberry french toast bake is unbelievably moist inside, loaded with berries and covered every inch in an irresistible buttery streusel!
The time has come for me to reveal my latest breakfast obsession to you guys. (!!!) Step aside strawberry shortcake in pancake form. Move over perfect scrambled eggs. French toast bake and I are currently goin’ steady.
I’m excited here, guys. This whole panful of beautiful breakfast glory is just doing that to me. I can barely even concentrate right now because I’m currently having a terrible french toast withdrawal.
It’s because of this heaven right here in my prettiest casserole dish. ♥ Hoooooozzzzzzaaaaaaaah!
So are we all into those lazy-don’t-wanna-be-in-the-kitchen-summer-days yet? Is it weird that I’m not?? I mean, just because it’s nearly July doesn’t mean that those freshly-baked cookie cravings just go away! That would be a REALLY sad thing, guys.
In other words, I’m still cravin’ my kitchen, but I’m also aware of the fact that a lot of people ain’t got time for any of those time-sucking hobbies right now. (unless you happen to run a food blog for a living) It’s summertime which means go, go, GO-time! Bring on the speed and the EASE.
And all the french toast bakes this girl can eat.
Let me lay out all the awesomeness of this french toast in a few words: Pay attention because I don’t wanna repeat myself or I might seriously swoon from the awesomeness.
- There’s streusel. Buttery, crumbly, pick-me-off-I’m-so-good STREUSEL.
- There’s blueberries and a LOT of ’em. They literally explode their juicy summery goodness in every bite.
- The bread cubes are SO freakin’ moist and literally melt in your mouth! Not a super-big surprise since they swim around in a luscious sweet egg sauce for hours and soak up all that rich, luscious magnificence. ♥
Yikes that was definitely more than a few words….
I prefer to refrigerate this casserole overnight first of all, because of the EASE. All you have to do the next morning is pop it in the oven and wait for the magic to happen.
Secondly, because the longer you let the bread cubes soak = A softer, moister and more rich-tasting texture and flavor. Which then gets even MORE intensified once sprinkled to death with buttery streusel + juicy berries and then baked to golden, faceplant-worthy perfection.
Holy freaking YUM.
Seriously, the smell alone of this french toast baking will bring all the neighbors to your door demanding WHAT-THE-HECK-is-that-awesome-smell-and-oh-gosh-are-you-giving-out-samples??
If you’re smart, tell ’em that it’s just your new air freshener, then slam that door shut and BOLT it. Hey, it’s all for the protection of french toast!
Mwahaha. My evil plans though, guys. They even scare me sometimes.
You’re going to love every little thing about this french toast bake, friends. Man, oh man you can just taste the loooooooove in every luscious, blueberry streusel-loaded bite. ♥♥
It’s so dang good, you might not even need syrup to top it off.
……but uhhhh I’m definitely not sayin’ you should do something crazy like that. 😉
Blueberry Streusel French Toast Bake
- 1 loaf 16 slices day-old bread, cut into 1/2 in cubes
- 8 large eggs lightly beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries if using frozen, do not thaw
- 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cold butter cubed
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Maple syrup for serving optional
- Place bread cubes in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla until completely smooth. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread cubes. Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (at least 6 hours)
- Remove pan from refrigerator and arrange blueberries over top. Set aside while you prepare the streusel.
- In a medium bowl, combine all streusel ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over french toast mixture.
- Bake french toast bake at 350F 50-55 minutes or until middle is completely set and top is golden-brown. Cool french toast bake 10 minutes then serve with maple syrup if desired.
Recipe slightly adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I think I need this for breakfast asap! I love overnight bakes like this, it’s so easy and so delicious! And that streusel, wow! I think I could just eat that by itself it looks so good! What a perfect summer breakfast, Sarah! Pinned!
You are totally the sweetest, Gayle! I wish I had some leftover so I could give it to you! 😉 xoxo
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
Yum! This looks great! Like blueberry muffins/coffee cake/french toast all in one 🙂
Totally the best mash-up of breakfast favs! 😉 Thanks Medha!
Annie @Maebells says
What a lovely dish! I am so in love with that streusel topping!
Thank you, Annie! xoxo
Ha! Great minds do think alike 🙂 Love your version! Especially with the blueberries – they have my heart!!
Haha! Thanks Ashley! Nothing wrong with being on the same french toast wavelength, that’s for sure!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
If I had this waiting for me in the morning, I would be bouncing out of bed. Love that streusel topping too!
Totally the sweeeeeetest way to wake up no doubt! 😉 Thanks Natalie!
Can you use anything else if you dont have whole wheat flour? This dish sounds AMAZING
Hi Libby! I haven’t tested this recipe with anything other than white whole wheat flour, but you could most likely sub in all-purpose or whole wheat. Let me know how it turns out!
Rachael | Spache the Spatula says
Oh my gosh, Sarah! This looks way too delicious! I’m obsessed with blueberries and maple together, and I love how golden it looks—wish I was eating this now 😛
Thanks Rachael! Blueberries and maple is one of my faaaav combos!
Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says
This is one beautiful breakfast Sarah!! Pinning! I love that gorgeous streusel topping…I am a total streusel lover. Is that a thing?! Well whatever it is, I totally want this entire pan to myself! Pinning!
Haha! Being a streusel-lover is totally a thing and I totally am one too. 😉 Thanks for the pin, girly!
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
I want a big helping of this for breakfast! I love that you added a streusel topping, and just look at all of those blueberries!
Thanks so much, girl! This french toast sounds RIGHT up your alley! 😉
Mmmm this is totally money! I’m all about blueberries in breakfast foods and french toast is *the best* in general anyway! I can only imagine how quickly I’d hop out of bed if I had this waiting for me.. I wonder if you could use maple syrup instead of some of the coconut sugar?
You could totally sub maple syrup in for the coconut sugar! Since maple syrup is sweeter, you’d only need about 1/2 cup or so. 😉
Manali @ CookWithManali says
So lovely! I wish I could wake up this breakfast every morning! A girl can always dream right?
Ooooh, I’m right there with ‘ya dreaming about that Manali! 🙂
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
Ahhhh now that’s a sight I’d want to wake up to in the morning!
Right?! Best way to wake up fo’ sure!
Sam @ SugarSpunRun says
This sounds so good, I bet I would bypass the syrup here!
I can’t even believe I’m saying this, but this french toast is seriously just as good without it!
Laura @Petite Allergy Treats says
Saw this on Pinterest and had to say- GORGEOUS! And easy! Love the idea of waking up to this. 🙂
Awww you’re too kind, Laura! Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet words! xoxo
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Interesting idea making a streusel topping.. I love french toast bakes but never have tried a recipe quite like this one before. Yum!
It’s such a fun twist from the normal french toast bakes! Streusel just makes ANYTHING better. 😉
I just stumbled upon your blog, and am loving your recipes and am loving your recipes and food photography! I am constantly trying to improve mine…and I am getting more into baking so I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog!; )
Thank you for stopping by, Madeline! I’m thrilled to hear that you’re a new follower of my blog! 🙂