Blueberry-Almond Overnight French Toast


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 30 mins
10 servings


  • 1 pound whole-grain bread, diced (1-inch pieces)

  • 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

  • 8 large eggs

  • 3 ½ 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


  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 degrees 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.

    Blueberry-Almond Overnight French Toast


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
20g Fat
37g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 16g
Added Sugars 7g 14%
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 180mg 60%
Vitamin A 686IU 14%
Vitamin C 5mg 5%
Folate 63mcg 16%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Calcium 200mg 15%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 73mg 17%
Potassium 381mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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