Pick your favorite table-worthy baking dish for this healthy French toast recipe--the breakfast casserole goes straight from the oven to the table. Serve with pure maple syrup.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2017


Recipe Summary

15 mins
9 hrs 30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


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Instructions Checklist
  • Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Toss bread and blueberries in the prepared pan. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add milk, butter, brown sugar, ginger, vanilla and salt; whisk to combine. Pour the custard over the bread mixture. Sprinkle with almonds. Coat a piece of foil with cooking spray and cover the pan, coated-side down. Place another 9-by-13-inch baking dish on top as a weight. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 1 day.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the top baking dish, leaving the foil in place. Let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats.

  • Bake the casserole, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate unbaked casserole for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; protein 15.8g 32% DV; carbohydrates 36.5g 12% DV; dietary fiber 5.4g 21% DV; sugars 16g; fat 20.2g 31% DV; saturated fat 8.7g 44% DV; cholesterol 180.1mg 60% DV; vitamin a iu 686.4IU 14% DV; vitamin c 4.5mg 8% DV; folate 63.2mcg 16% DV; calcium 199.7mg 20% DV; iron 2.4mg 13% DV; magnesium 72.7mg 26% DV; potassium 380.5mg 11% DV; sodium 331mg 13% DV; added sugar 7g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic easy and absolute delicious! Our guests loved this - what a great dish to serve on New Year's Day. I substituted 1 loaf of day-old challah omitted the 2nd pan for weighting and added a cinnamon/brown sugar topping. Definitely in the rotation and highly recommend. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made a savoury version with grated cheese instead of blueberries and sugar. Put pine nuts on top and toasted them a bit- will try the sweet one next time but omit the sugar! might use some maple or agarve syrup instead better for you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was so tasty. Everyone loved it not too sweet easy to make ahead of time and let the oven do the work on the morning you want to eat it. Definitely will make this again. There are several versions on the Eatingwell site too depending on what you want in your French Toast. Raisins Pecans berries etc. Read More