Sunday, March 16, 2014

Make Ahead Blueberry French Toast Recipe With Dempster's Zero Bread!

A short while ago, I was delighted to come across a recipe for Overnight Blueberry French Toast from Merry About Town.  It immediately attracted my attention with the blueberry sauce and berries oozing delightfully all over the french toast.  I loved that the recipe was meant to be made ahead and refrigerated, so it would be ready to bake the next morning.  Perfect for special occasions and times where there are overnight guests, right?

I also found several recipes for Overnight Blueberry French Toast online, which I liked because they used regular bread (which I always have on hand).  This is a very rich breakfast item, which is why I used "Dempster's Zero Added Fat or Sugar - 100% Whole Wheat Bread" to help reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe.  NOTE: this is an overnight recipe, so do allow 10 hours from start to finish.

Make Overnight Blueberry French Toast Recipe
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes | Cooking Time: 75 minutes | Ready: 10 hours (make overnight) | Servings: 10

French Toast Ingredients
12 slices Dempter's Zero Bread, sliced into 1" cubes
2 x 8 oz packages plain cream cheese, sliced into 1" cubes
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 dozen eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water

Blueberry Sauce Ingredients
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon butter
Use Dempster's Zero Added Fat or Sugar Bread
to Reduce Sugar in Bread Recipes

Make French Toast:
1.In a 9" x 13" greased baking dish, layer half of the bread, followed by all cream cheese.  Add  1 cup blueberries over cream cheese layer, then cover with remaining bread.
2.Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup in a large mixing bowl.  Pour mixture over the bread and cream cheese layers.  Cover with tinfoil, and refrigerate overnight.
3.Remove the meal from the fridge, and let come to room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350
4.Keep covered with tinfoil, and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove tinfoil and bake for an additional 25 to 30 minutes, until the surface is lightly browned and the centre is firm.

Make Blueberry Sauce:
1.Mix sugar, cornstarch, and water in a medium pot and bring to boil. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly.  
2.Stir in the remaining 1 cup blueberries to the mixture.  Simmer for 10 minutes at medium heat, and cook until the blueberries burst.  Add the butter until melted, then pour blueberry sauce over the baked French toast.  

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Do you have a favourite make ahead recipe?  What do you think of the Overnight Blueberry French Toast recipe?  Would you try it for a special occasion?


  1. I like the idea of making the french toast ahead of time. My kids might not do the Blueberries, but that just means I can keep it all to myself. :)

  2. French Toast is a favorite around here and I love that you can make it beforehand!

  3. we love french toast here ! Love the idea of using blueberries! We'll totally be trying this!

  4. I've never tried overnight French toast, but I love breakfast foods that I can prepare the night before and then just pop in the oven, in the morning!

  5. I love French toast. I just made two kinds yesterday. I've never made it in advance or over night though, interesting idea!

  6. Oh man I wish i woulda had this for breakfast this morning! It looks amazing! Can't wait to try it out!

  7. This sounds really good. I never thought about making french toast ahead of time. Good idea!

  8. OH yum!! This is exactly how I make my Easter morning and Christmas Day breakfast!! so delicious!

  9. We love french toast, and this is a new recipe for us to try. I love how it oozes too.

  10. This looks delicious! Going to have to try it! :)

  11. this looks delicious, my kids love frenchtoast but they prefer plain, i like with variety of flavor

  12. French toast is my favorite and that looks delicious. Amber-

  13. I love how it is drenched in blueberry sauce.... mmmmm

  14. That looks SO amazing!! I have never heard of overnight french toast, but I will definitely be trying this!

  15. mmmm, this sounds so good my mouth is watering just thinking about it, I need to make this one up

  16. I love blueberries and this looks so yummy! I've had blueberry pancakes before, but not french toast, so I've got to make this! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Oh my, look at that blueberry just waiting to be eaten. This recipe looks so tempting, definitely a must try!

  18. Wild Blueberries grow in my backyard,will make this in the fall when they ripe

  19. I actually made this a few weeks and I was surprised how good this was.Making ahead the night before was perfect,not such a rush in the morning.


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