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Cinnamon Blueberry French Toast

This breakfast can be prepped ahead, which makes it convenient for entertaining. It's a go-to recipe for me when I'm hosting birthdays or holidays. My family likes it plain, so sometimes I leave out the blueberries and it tastes just as delicious. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 9 cups cubed French bread (about 9 ounces)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • Maple syrup


  • Whisk together the first 6 ingredients. Place half of the bread in a greased 5-qt. slow cooker; top with 1/2 cup blueberries and half of the milk mixture. Repeat layers. Refrigerate, covered, 4 hours or overnight.
  • Cook, covered, on low until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 3-4 hours. Serve warm with syrup.
Health tip: Swap whole wheat for white French bread to increase fiber. Or you can cube 100% whole wheat buns.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 265 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • suefalk
    Apr 30, 2020

    A quick and easy crowd pleaser. Honestly, I didn't use the slow cooker. I put everything in a buttered 9x13 and baked 1 hr at 350 degrees. I will be making this again!

  • s_pants
    Feb 7, 2019

    We all enjoyed this. Made 1 1/3 recipes in a 7 quart slow cooker. Made 2/3 of a recipe in a 4 quart slow cooker with almond milk. It was a bit souper than the one made with 2% milk, but my son at all of it so it must have been pretty good!

  • justmbeth
    May 15, 2018

    So easy to assemble the night before. Loved the flavors. My only complaint was having to get up early to turn on the slow cooker so breakfast would be ready on time.

  • curlylis85
    May 14, 2017

    Comes together quickly and is really tasty. We really liked the taste of blueberries in the slow cooker. I do recommend greasing your slow cooker very well, as we did have a bit stick to the sides and bottom.

  • Angel182009
    May 6, 2017

    I used whole wheat bread in place of the French bread. This was a great change from our normal breakfast routine. Great flavor and easy to make. Definitely what I need for busy mornings.