Blueberry-Almond Overnight French Toast

Blueberry-Almond Overnight French Toast

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2017

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.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1 pound whole-grain bread, diced (1-inch pieces)
  • 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3½ cups reduced-fat milk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds

Preparation

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  1. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove the top baking dish, leaving the foil in place. Let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats.
  4. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cups
  • Per serving: 387 calories; 20 g fat(9 g sat); 5 g fiber; 37 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 63 mcg folate; 180 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 7 g added sugars; 686 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 200 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 331 mg sodium; 380 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, ½ fruit, ½ other carbohydrate, ½ reduced-fat milk, ½ medium-fat protein, 2½ fat

Reviews 2

January 18, 2018
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By: Amanda Walker
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!
January 03, 2018
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By: nspoylo
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.
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