Cherry Blueberry French Toast Bake Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life Updated

Cherry Blueberry French Toast Bake will be a festive welcome to your morning this weekend. Totally colorful and delicious.

Fresh fruit adds a pop of color and flavor to this cherry blueberry French toast bake. Make sure you buy a few extra boxes or bags of fruit the next time you go shopping, so you can try this fun new breakfast dish.

Cherry Blueberry French Toast Bake Photo

Lately we have been all about the fruit. Every time we go grocery shopping, we come home with boxes of blueberriesraspberries, or strawberries.

The other day I saw fresh cherries at the store, so a bag of those ended up in the cart too.

Cherry Blueberry French Toast Bake Picture

Most of the time I cannot keep the fruit monsters out of the fruit before I can bake with it. Not that I think that’s a problem.

With all the sugary sweets that come out of our kitchen, I am thankful our kids like to grab fruit instead of cake. Having fresh fruit available is also great for making fruit parfaits or smoothies when we need a quick breakfast or snack.

Thank goodness when I had an idea to make a berry French toast casserole, there were still some cherries and blueberries left in our refrigerator. I think the berry thieves must be slacking this week because fruit never lasts that long around here.

Cherry Blueberry French Toast Bake Image

 A few years ago I made this cherry chocolate French toast  with leftover bagels, and since there were a few blueberry bagels hiding in the back of the fridge, I decided it was time to try that again. The extra blueberry in the bagels added a little more flavor and color to this breakfast bake, making it a perfect morning treat for the 4th of July.

Cherry Blueberry French Toast Bake Pic

I like to start by slicing the bagels into bite-sized pieces, then toasting them in the oven for a few minutes. This gets the bread ready to soak up the egg mixture easier.

Let it sit for 20 minutes, and then it is ready to be baked. An hour later you can be devouring a plate of this French toast bake with some pancake syrup drizzled on top.

Adding more fresh fruit on top is also delicious.

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Cherry Blueberry French Toast Bake Recipe

    9 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large Blueberry Bagels
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 1 1/4 cups Milk
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Fresh Cherries, Pitted and quartered
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the bagels into bite-sized pieces. Place on a baking sheet and toast for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Place the bagels in a large bowl and drizzle with the melted butter.
  4. Whisk together the milk, eggs, extract, and sugar. Pour over the bagels and toss until everything is coated. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes.
  5. Pour into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F degrees for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 35 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with syrup or fresh fruit.

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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 9 servings
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 95 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 65
Calories 268

% Daily Value*
12%
Total Fat 8g
1%
  Saturated Fat 0g
9%
Sodium 218mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate 39g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 15g
17%
Protein 8g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

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Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!