Mixed Berry French Toast Casserole

Recipe | Mixed Berry French Toast Casserole | Bruegger's Bagels

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CASSEROLE

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) Bruegger's Whipped Blueberry Greek Cream Cheese*, softened
  • 1 1lb. (16oz.) day-old loaf of French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (discard ends)
  • 2 cups mixed berries (raspberries and blueberries), divided
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup clover honey
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • FOR THE STREUSEL TOPPING

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cubed

Directions

  1. To make the streusel topping: in a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Cut in the cubed butter with two forks. Set aside in the fridge.
  2. Prepare a 2.5-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Place half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the pan.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the softened cream cheese over the bread and top with half of the mixed berries.
  5. Layer with the remaining bread cubes.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, honey, and vanilla.
  7. Pour evenly over bread cubes, pressing down on the bread cubes to ensure they absorb the liquid mixture.
  8. Top evenly with remaining berries. Sprinkle the streusel topping over top.
  9. Cover pan with foil. Allow to chill in refrigerator for an hour or overnight.
  10. When ready to bake, remove French toast from fridge. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 25-30 minutes or until bubbling, golden and fluffy.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm with syrup and additional toppings (berries, whipped cream, honey) if desired.

Recipe by Daily Cup of AsheeJoJo blog.

*Cream cheese flavor available only for a limited time.

At Bruegger’s, we’re known for our kettle-cooked bagels and Vermont cream cheese. But we’re also on a quest to provide our guests with menu items that push the culinary boundaries. This recipe features signature staples available only at Bruegger’s Bagels, and hand-crafted with a creative twist that may be made easily at home. So, next time you stop by Bruegger’s for your morning coffee and bagel, grab a tub of cream cheese and a few extra bagels to create one of these masterpieces at home.

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