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Baked Blueberry French Toast Recipe
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Baked Blueberry French Toast Recipe

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I like that this breakfast entree can be prepared ahead of time. Since you can use fresh or frozen blueberries, it's great anytime of year. It makes a warm, rich start to any morning. —Suzanne Strocsher, Bothell, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 24 slices day-old French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups egg substitute
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (2 slices) equals 228 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 391 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat-free milk, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. Place 12 slices of bread in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a blender or food processor, combine cream cheese, milk, sour cream, yogurt, syrup, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add egg substitute; cover and process until smooth.
  2. Pour half of the egg mixture over bread; sprinkle with blueberries. Top with the remaining bread and egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.
Originally published as Baked Blueberry French Toast in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p15

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (2 slices) equals 228 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 391 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat-free milk, 1/2 fruit.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

Not as good as I had hoped. Wouldn't make again.

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

I'm a little confused by all the calls for a recipe reducer. Virtually all of the ingredients are divisible by 2 (to serve 6) or 3 (to serve 4). If cutting in half, use an 8x8 pan. If cutting in thirds, try a loaf pan. The only question then would be appropriate cooking time for the smaller pans. I would recommend checking it at 30 mins for a loaf pan, and 35-40 minutes for the 8x8.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

Great recipe for a large brunch. But, I'd also like a version that would serve 4. Nice hint about lemon, I'll try some lemon zest next time too. I do like that you can use frozen berries. It makes this a year-round choice.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

I love baked french toast. Did add some lemon zest as I like the flavor of lemon and blueberries together. I have to use my math skills to reduce the number of servings. I wish Taste of Home would post a recipe reducer formula the way some food websites do to make it easier for smaller families to make smaller batches. Thank you.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

You can substitute fresh eggs for the egg substitute. 4 fresh large eggs equal 1 cup of substitute. So 8 fresh eggs will eqaul amount called for in this recipe.

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