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Slow-Cooked Blueberry French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 3 hours

Makes

12 servings (2 cups syrup)

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
Slow-Cooked Blueberry French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 large 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 in 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.
Editor's Note
If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 390 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 182mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • Sheri
    Jul 24, 2020

    This was fantastic!! Very simple. Went over well at my brunch. Leftovers great too.

  • GStaelens
    Apr 18, 2020

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  • Margo
    Feb 28, 2020

    I wish someone had said this was like a bread pudding. It did not go over well at our business get together.

  • Dee
    Jul 1, 2019

    Super easy to make

  • NisieW
    Dec 18, 2017

    YUM?? Enough said. I made this at my sister’s when I was a weekend guest. Everyone loved it. (What’s NOT to love?)

  • alanda
    Sep 10, 2013

    if I put the crockpot on warm(instead of low) do you think I could start this the night before and let it cook for 8 hours????

  • momoflandl
    Aug 11, 2013

    I took this to a church brunch today and didn't even get any because it went so quickly. People raved about it and even my picky six year old loved it! I cooked it for a little under three hours and it was cooked through and a little dark on the bottom so watch it closely towards the end of the cook time.It went together quickly and smelled fantastic!

  • mthill
    Apr 15, 2013

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  • abreendre
    Mar 19, 2013

    This got rave reviews from my family,but the bottom was almost burned after 4 hrs. I will go with 3 1/2 next time

  • skalita
    Mar 4, 2013

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