This isn’t just any blueberry French toast! It’s a gorgeous make ahead Blueberry French Toast Bake that’s laced with cream cheese, blueberries and topped with a balsamic blueberry sauce that will have you licking your plate. It’s delicious to say the least and absolutely perfect for your Family Day long weekend. For me living in Alberta, Family Day falls on February 19th, and as luck would have it, I have the day off.

I foresee a family day starting with a little extra sleep, not too much though! Just enough to make it feel indulgent but not enough to take away too much time of the day. Next comes the coffee, in large supply, sipped lazily on the sofa with idle chit chat and the odd flick of the cat toy. Soon after is breakfast, not our usual go to bacon and eggs but an indulgent make ahead Blueberry French Toast Bake. Crispy and eggy with speckles of cream cheese and blueberries. It’s pretty great at that, but wait, it’s topped with a bold, sweet and tangy balsamic blueberry sauce. The combination is exceptional, so if you’re lucky enough to spend the day with your family, treat everyone with a make ahead breakfast that they’ll be asking for time and again. Enjoy!

Recipe source for Blueberry French Toast Bake adapted slightly from Best of Bridge French Toast Raphael

Blueberry French Toast Bake
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    Servings Prep Time
    6 people 25 minutes
    Cook Time
    40-45 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6 people 25 minutes
    Cook Time
    40-45 minutes
    Blueberry French Toast Bake
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      6 people 25 minutes
      Cook Time
      40-45 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      6 people 25 minutes
      Cook Time
      40-45 minutes
      Ingredients
      Blueberry French Toast Bake
      Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
      Servings: people
      Instructions
      Blueberry French Toast Bake
      1. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg.
      2. Generously butter an 8"x8" pan. Spread half the bread cubes evenly in pan and dot with half of the cream cheese chunks. Sprinkle with 1/2 the blueberries. Repeat with remaining bread, cream cheese and blueberries. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
      3. Preheat oven to 375℉. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until golden and set in the centre. Remove from oven and serve with balsamic blueberry sauce.
      Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
      1. In a medium sauce pan combine blueberries, sugar, and 4 tbsp of water. Cook over medium heat until simmering and sugar has dissolved, approximately 10 minutes. Stir together cornstarch and remaining 2 tbsp of water. Stir into blueberries and heat to a full simmer. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and blueberry balsamic vinegar. Serve warm with french toast.
      Recipe Notes

      Balsamic Blueberry Sauce can be made a day ahead with the french toast and rewarmed for serving, or cooked while the Blueberry French Toast  is baking. I made the french toast in muffin tins for presentation, however they were fussy to assemble and difficult to remove from tins.  A single 8"x8" pan is recommended.

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