Overnight Blueberry French Toast

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“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” said someone who probably knew what they were talking about. It’s a totally legitimate opinion. There are people out there who survive almost entirely on cereal, and they aren’t even sad about this. Even though breakfast is loved dearly by all (except those who were born in the Middle Ages), it generally gets relegated to a simple set up. Perhaps the IHOPs and Bob Evans’ of the world have destroyed our expectations of a start of the day meal, but we promise you that it can be so much more than a Sunrise Platter with a side of hotcakes.

We’ll never turn down IHOP at two in the morning, but real breakfast should be enjoyed in your own kitchen. If you want to do it right, start the night before with this recipe for homemade French toast.

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Ingredients
French Toast

12 slices day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup fresh blueberries
12 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup

Blueberry Syrup
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon butter

Instructions
Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange half of the bread cubes in the dish and top with cream cheese cubes. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over the cream cheese and top with remaining bread cubes.

In a large bowl mix the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and syrup. Pour over the bread cubes. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove the bread cube mixture from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, until the center is firm and surface is lightly browned.

In a medium saucepan mix the sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly cook 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in the remaining 1 cup blueberries. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes until the blueberries burst. Stir in the butter and pour over the baked French toast.

Post by Ian Sims. Recipe from allrecipes.com.