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Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. A little cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries! Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup if desired. A fairly healthy and balanced breakfast or brunch!

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. Stuffed with cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries! Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup if desired. Breakfast or brunch is served!

Brunch is my favorite.

When I go out to eat for brunch, it is VERY hard for me to not order french toast if it is on the menu. Especially stuffed french toast.

So most of the time, I get the french toast. #yolo

Though many times, I end up having a sugar crash soon after or feel like I just ate a whole weeks worth of calories.

While french toast may still count as an indulgence, I consider this a healthier version using almond milk, a little less cream cheese, and berries. Lots of berries.

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. Stuffed with cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries!

Because of the jam and cream cheese, I didn't even feel the need to add maple syrup!

And while it doesn't need added sugar, I sprinkled a tablespoon on top for the look of it.

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. Stuffed with cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries! Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup if desired. Breakfast or brunch is served!

Using whipped cream cheese helps easily spread over the bread. Add fresh berries + berry jam.

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. Adding the cream cheese.

 

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. Stuffed with cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries! Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup if desired. Breakfast or brunch is served!

This would be a great 4th of July recipe, which I realized a little too late. Red white and blue!

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. Stuffed with cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries! Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup if desired. Breakfast or brunch is served! Picture shows one serving of the french toast sandwich.

Now THIS is a stuffed french toast where I'll take seconds!

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. Stuffed with cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries! Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup if desired. Picture shows stuffed slices cut in half.

Yield: 6

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. Stuffed with cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries! Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup if desired. Breakfast or brunch is served!

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. A little cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries! Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup if desired. A fairly healthy and balance breakfast or brunch!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large loaf brioche bread (or challah bread or similar), cut into 12 thick slices
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (I used vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces whipped cream cheese, (I used reduced fat)
  • 1/4 cup fruit jam or jelly
  • 3 cups fresh mixed berries (I used strawberries and blueberries)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (for topping), optional
  • maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spray a large casserole dish (9x13) with oil or butter. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whip together eggs, milk and vanilla. One at a time, dip 6 of the bread slices in the egg mixture to coat both sides, and place on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  4. Add the cream cheese to the top of the bread slices and cover evenly.
  5. Evenly distribute the jam or jelly on top of the cream cheese. Add half the fruit fruit (1 and 1/2 cups) on top of the jam. 
  6. Dip the rest of the bread slices in the egg mixture and layer on top to make sandwiches. (If there is any milk/egg mixture remaining, you can pour it on top of the bread.)
  7. Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned. Baking time will depend on the thickness of your bread slices!
  8. Remove from oven and top remaining fresh fruit. Serve warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and maple syrup on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3gSugar: 49gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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Love this recipe? You might also like this overnight french toast casserole or this berry berry cinnamon swirl bread recipe.

Summer Berry Stuffed French Toast Casserole Bake. A little cream cheese, fruit jam, strawberries and blueberries and topped with more berries! Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup if desired. A fairly healthy and balanced breakfast or brunch!

 

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Charla @ That Girl Cooks Healthy

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

The pictures are so appetising. I would love to wake up to French toast every day.

Beth

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

Well, the antioxidants in the berries negates the calories and fat from the cream cheese. Right? :)

Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

I love berries with breakfast dishes like this - they add such a bright bit of flavor. This looks like a great way to start the day!

Dannii

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

What a great way to enjoy summer berries. This would be great for feeding a crowd.

Jagruti

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

OMG, these summer berry stuffed French toasts look amazing, ricotta and berries a match made in heaven!