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Slow-Cooked Blueberry French Toast Recipe

Slow-Cooked Blueberry French Toast Recipe

Your slow cooker can be your best friend on a busy morning. Just get this recipe going, run some errands and come back to the smell of French toast ready to eat. —Elizabeth Lorenz, Peru, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 3 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • BLUEBERRY SYRUP:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Gradually whisk in milk and maple syrup until blended.
  • 2. Place half of the bread in a greased 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker; layer with half of the blueberries, cream cheese and egg mixture. Repeat layers. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • 3. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 4. For syrup, in a small saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch; stir in water until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup blueberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until berries pop, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter, lemon juice and remaining berries. Serve warm with French toast. Yield: 12 servings (2 cups syrup).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup with about 2 tablespoons sauce equals 390 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 182 mg cholesterol, 371 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.