- 1 loaf (16 ounces) day-old French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Arrange half of the bread slices in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream and vanilla. Slowly pour half of the cream mixture over the bread. Top with remaining bread and egg mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over top. Top with blueberries and walnuts.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews forBlueberry Crunch Breakfast Bake
"Really good recipe, family approved. They say I can make it any time, lol. I did make a few changes. I never make french toast without spices so I added 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg. Also in step 2 when it has you pour half of the mixture over the first layer I dipped them in the mixture and let them stay long enough to soak it in. Then I put some Blueberries on top of them when I put them in the pan. I did the same on the next layer, dipping them, then putting them on top of the ones in the pan, then I poured the remaining mixture over top. I followed the rest of the recipe but I think next time I'll put some cinnamon in the topping to and make it 3 cups of blueberries. We Love blueberries. I'll be making this again for sure."
"My husband loves anything with blueberries, and he loved this! It looked beautiful and tasted amazing. I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top before baking. Next time I might try putting blueberries on top of bread layers before topping with streusel and nuts, so that the berries are incorporated into the dish more. easy, delicious-definitely will make again!"
"I love this recipe - it was so easy and I did use fresh blueberries, they are in season but I did use pecans cause that is what I had on hand. It is the best when it is warm out of the oven, but still delicious when used the next day."
"What a great recipe, not only easy, but tasty too. My family agreed that this is a keeper and we should make it again. I used Texas toast and a combination of raspberries and blueberries, as that was what I had on hand. When I make it again, I will trim the crusts off the bread, as it was a little chewy to cut and the crusts did not reheat well. We original thought this recipe would have been better as a bread pudding/fruit cobbler served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, as it is plenty sweet with the cobbler like opping. But, it was actually better as submitted and best with blueberries only."
"Delicious, decadent brunch dish! I substituted milk for cream, and also used strawberries instead of blueberries because that is what I had. I will make it again with blueberries."
"I just made this delicious blueberry crunch bake for my family this morning! It was very good. We all loved the crumbled topping. I loved the walnuts! Will definitely make again. "Volunteer Field Editor""
"I made this bake this afternoon and I totally agree with MarineMom_texas that this recipe is very much of a winner! The only thing I changed was to use 2 8-oz. French baguettes, cut in 1" slices since my supermarket did not have regular French bread. I had 2 helpings tonight for "brinner"! delowenstein, Volunteer Field Editor"
"We had this delicious breakfast bake this morning and it is a definite winner. It is not only easy to prepare but absolutely delicious. I did halve it for the two of us and used Splenda brown sugar. I do recommend softening the butter before cutting it into the topping. This would be delicious for company as well. I highly recommend this recipe.Volunteer Field Editor"