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If you are looking for that perfect dish to make for Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, or pretty much any day of the year, I found it. This delicious make-ahead breakfast casserole is always a crowd pleaser.
I personally do not cook on Mother’s Day (probably the only day of the year 😉 ) because it’s nice to have a break. We usually go out for brunch every year because my hubby doesn’t cook. He is a world class griller, but he doesn’t cook.
I personally would be THRILLED if someone made this for me (hint, hint). Everyone loved my Overnight French Toast Casserole so much (it’s in The Greek Yogurt Cookbook!) that I knew I had to add some fruit to it.
We love our blueberry waffles and pancakes already, so why not add it to french toast? You really can not go wrong.
It was a huge success. And who doesn’t love something that can be made ahead of time and just pop it in the oven when it’s time to eat?
This is especially convenient on those busy days when you don’t have the time in the morning to prep it. That is why I make this for Easter, Christmas and all of my kids’ birthdays when I don’t have the time to prep it that early in the morning.
I am getting wonderful responses about this French Toast Casserole. I love hearing all of the positive reviews and comments from you guys.
You really don’t need any additional maple syrup, this french toast is sweet enough on its own. It looks fancy enough for guests, but takes minutes to prepare.
Kind of perfect, right?
I have made this and my regular Overnight French Toast Casserole so many times without any extra maple syrup and my kids don’t even ask for it anymore. They also realize that it is perfectly sweet enough without it.
Especially this one with all of the naturally sweet berries. I promise.
Just recently I used Challah bread to make this instead of my regular 100% whole what bread and boy was it fluffy and incredible. My friend just told me that she made this using Trader Joe’s Brioche bread and was in love with that as well.
I always love to hear your suggestions and additions because you guys always have such great ideas and I love to try them. Please continue to share any substitutions that you use with my recipes.
Someone else also told me that she made this with bananas and strawberries which sounds delicious. I already love my Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal and my Strawberry Banana Muffins so I definitely need to try that next.
I bet the bananas caramelize and taste delicious. That is definitely a must make for my family.
Overnight Mixed Berry French Toast Casserole
- 1 loaf stale bread
- 5 whole cage-free eggs
- 2 cage-free egg whites
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 ⁄4 cup 100 percent pure maple syrup
- 1 16 ounce bag of frozen organic mixed berries
- 2 tablespoons cold butter diced
- 1/4 cup unrefined brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 ⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
Take berries out of the freezer and defrost for at least 30 minutes.
Spray a 9" × 13" casserole dish with organic nonstick cooking spray.
Tear bread into pieces and spread them throughout the casserole dish in an even layer.
In a large bowl, mix eggs, egg whites, Greek yogurt, milk, and maple syrup. Mix very well until smooth and thoroughly combined. Pour egg mixture completely over bread.
In a small bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and pecans, if using. Mix until all ingredients are combined, even if still lumpy.
Add defrosted berries on top of bread mixture.
Sprinkle the butter mixture on top of the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. If cooking the same day, make sure to refrigerate at least 30 minutes before baking.
6. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown and the middle of the dish is set. Serve immediately with maple syrup, if desired.
I hope you love this casserole as much as we do!
Here are some more French toast recipes that I thought you also might like:
Overnight French Toast Casserole from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
The Best Healthy French Toast Recipe from The Healthy Maven
Healthy French Toast and French Toast Sticks from Emily Kyle Nutrition
Keto Pumpkin French Toast Sticks from All Day I Dream About Food
Low Carb Cloud French Toast from Sugar Free Mom
Baked French Toast Casserole from Kristine’s Kitchen
If you make this Overnight French Toast Casserole or any of the other recipes I have shared with you, please some back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
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