8.10.2012

Blueberry Baked French Toast

This is one of those 'we haven't been to the grocery store' suppers.

Because we haven't been to the grocery store.

Sometimes the grocery store is worse than the dentist.

And, in the interest of saving my sanity, we are avoiding it.

You probably already have most of this stuff in your fridge and pantry, even if it appears empty (like mine - call me Old Mother Hubbard).

And the beautiful thing is, you can substitute any fruit you want (even canned! just strain it).

This is also a really easy dinner to cook with your kids.  Lots of room for helpers.

This is adapted from The Great Family Cookbook Project's Fruit Pocket French Toast.

Blueberry Baked French Toast




Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup butter (divided - 1/2, 1/4, 1/2)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
12 slices of bread
1 1/2 pints blueberries
7 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla




Step #1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.




Step #2: Melt 1/2 cup butter and mix with brown sugar and maple syrup.




Step #3: Grease a 9x13 baking pan and pour syrup mixture evenly across the bottom.




Step #4: Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.




Step #5: Cut each slice of bread in half and butter one side (1/4 cup butter).




Step #6: Layer 6 of the bread slices butter side up in the pan, on top of the syrup mixture.




Step #7: Layer blueberries on top of bread slices.




Step #8: Layer the rest of the bread butter side down on top of blueberries.




Step #9: Mix eggs, sugar, cinnamon, milk and vanilla in a bowl.




Step #10: Pour egg mixture evenly over bread.  Squash bread with a spatula to make sure everything is coated with the egg mixture.




Step #11: Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.




Step #12: Melt 1/2 cup butter and drizzle over pan before serving.



Extra blueberries? Make:
Sour Cream Blueberry Banana Bread


11 comments:

  1. This sounds so good! I love the blueberry addition!

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  2. I am the same way about going to the grocery store, sometimes I just really don't want to go! Which leaves me scrounging around the cupboards to come up with something! :) Now I have a go to recipe for those kind of days, thanks!

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  3. Breakfast for dinner is always welcome! Love the little helpers too :)

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  4. Even after being in the grocery store I think this would be a great treat!

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  5. <3 baked french toast is freaking amazing! Adding sweet blueberries can only make this over the top. Great recipe

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  6. I really love baked french toast but I only limit myself to about one time per month (carbs and all). Your blog is great! New follower here!

    Shaina
    www.foodiegettingfit.com
    ~~Stop by when you have some time :)

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  7. Brinner is my favorite! This looks fabulous!

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  8. This looks great! Awesome the way that it is baked. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Sounds really yummy! Love that the kids can help prepare it! Perhaps I should do this recipe with mine.

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