Blueberry French Toast Cobbler
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 10 slices day-old French bread (3/4 inch thick)
- 4-1/2 cups unsweetened frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, vanilla and baking powder until smooth. Pour into a large shallow baking dish. Add bread slices, turning once to coat. Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight.
- In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, melted butter, cornstarch and cinnamon. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.
- Remove both pans from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Place prepared bread on top of blueberry mixture. Spread softened butter on top.
- Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until toast is golden brown and blueberries are bubbly.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 240 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.
Dec 26, 2016
I made this for Christmas morning and everyone loved it. I baked it in a lasagna size dish & 12 slices of French bread fit perfect. I could not fit even 10 slices in a 9 x 13 pan. I used 6 eggs & 3/4 cup of milk and 5 cups of blueberries.
Mar 22, 2015
Very tasty. Easy. However, I used a combo of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mostly raspberries, and it was so soupy. I also used cinnamon toast and was able to get only six slices in the pan. I would like to try this idea again with some changes (drain some of the juice? use peaches or apples?). Again, really delicious and a nice change-up from the usual make-the-day-ahead breakfast.
Jan 25, 2011
We made this for our son's special birthday breakfast. I loved that this recipe was lower in fat, only 3 TBSP. for the whole thing! the frech toast part was simple and a good overall texture.When making the blueberry mixture i will rduce the sugar by half next time. or use 1/4 cup brown sugar or honey.also, i'm inspired by the success of this french toast and fruit combination, and next time i will make it with an apple cinnamon mixture.Also, maybe my french bread was too big, but, i could not get 10 slices of bread into my 13x 9 pan.When the recipe called for us to ' pour into a large shallow baking dish'. I assumed this meant a 13 x 9, but the bread did not fit. so i did a 15x 2 x 11 jelly roll pan and, added one more egg and 1/4 cup of milk to my mixture. it worked out nicely.
Feb 12, 2010
I made this for Christmas morning and it was a hit! The only thing I changed, instead of using just blueberries I bought the mixed frozen berries which were blackberries, strawberries and blueberries....wonderful! Everyone thought I slaved and slaved over this dish, it was impressive and easy to do.