The Baker Upstairs: Blueberry Streusel Baked French Toast

1.08.2021

Blueberry Streusel Baked French Toast

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This blueberry streusel baked french toast is easy to make in advance, and totally delicious!
This blueberry streusel baked french toast is easy to make in advance, and totally delicious!
Now that we're in full-on winter mode, I am really missing all of the fresh fruits and vegetables we ate over the summer! One of our favorite summer traditions is berry picking at an adorable local farm that we love, and we always pick way more than we can eat. I use the extra berries to make jam and to bake delicious treats, and I usually end up freezing a lot of them to save for the colder months. I have a huge bag of blueberries in my freezer that I've been using for blueberry muffins, but I wanted to branch out a little, and decided it would be fun to use them in some baked french toast. This blueberry streusel baked french toast turned out completely delicious, and I love that it was so easy to make!
This blueberry streusel baked french toast is easy to make in advance, and totally delicious!
We love baked french toast around here, and I've already made several delicious varieties of it in the past (like this baked pumpkin french toast and apple cinnamon baked french toast). This blueberry version is equally tasty! I think it's especially delicious when it's made with homemade french bread, but store-bought will definitely work as well. It's super easy to make ahead of time, and I love that you can put it together the night before and then just pop it in the oven in the morning. If you're really short on time, you can skip chilling it in the fridge, but I definitely think the texture is better if it has chilled for at least 3-4 hours before baking. This blueberry streusel baked french toast is a fantastic breakfast that everyone will love!
Blueberry Streusel Baked French Toast

for the french toast:
1 loaf french bread
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
8 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla

for the streusel topping:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter

Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and set aside. Cut the french bread into 1 inch cubes and place in the prepared baking dish. Mix in the blueberries. In a large bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the bread pieces and blueberries. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two knives, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350. Sprinkle the streusel over the top of the french toast. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until the french toast only jiggles slightly when shaken and is golden brown on top. Let cool slightly before serving.
This blueberry streusel baked french toast is easy to make in advance, and totally delicious!

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