Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

For the holidays, try this Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert, served warm with vanilla ice cream!

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

Friends, our family is so in love with blueberries! We eat them year-round in our home, even in the winter, when you can buy organic frozen blueberries!

But let’s talk today — the dead of summer— the perfect months for entertaining outside, serving casual meals, brunches, light dinners, barbecues. The list goes on and on.

I came across this quote I had written in my journal awhile back:

“I shall never forget the first time I saw blueberries served on the table,” American author Jack London wrote in 1906. “I had never seen blueberries before, and yet, at the sight of them, there leaped up in my mind memories of dreams wherein I had wandered through swampy land eating my fill of them. My mother set before me a dish of the berries. I filled my spoon, but before I raised it to my mouth, I knew just how they would taste. Nor was I disappointed. It was the same tang that I had tasted a thousand times in my sleep.”

Yup, blueberries are really that succulent and wonderful. Thank you Jack, for the reminder of why we love them so!

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

Holiday entertaining

Perfect for July Fourth entertaining, I say forget all the party details and just make a good brunch for your friends and family.

If I’m going to worry about anything at all for holiday entertaining, I’d say it’s the food. Food is the most important (other than the people), and I say forget about the party details, centerpieces, and making everything look perfect.

Just set out some good food.

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

The rest will come together when the guests show up!

Or, when you sit around the table with your family to enjoy a meal.

Family is everything, the sweetness of life.

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

Add a delicious blueberry dish to the table, and you’ll have the most wonderful holiday.

This recipe you can make ahead and bake the next day. How easy is that?

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

Super easy, and the dark brown sugar on top, mixed with Thomas’s Salted Caramel English Muffins is, well, quite tasty, I must say.

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

If for some reason you cannot find these English muffins in your store, use regular, but add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the recipe.

ENJOY! And Happy Fourth of July entertaining!

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

Yield: 6-8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

You can make this ahead and bake the next day. If you cannot find salted caramel English muffins in the store, use regular, but add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (6) English Muffins, cut in 1-inch cubes (I used Thomas brand, salted caramel flavor)
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Powdered sugar or maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the English muffins in 1-inch cubes and place on a cookie sheet. Lightly toast in the oven for 5-8 minutes, turning once in the oven.
  3. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, egg yolks, whole eggs, and vanilla. Mix ingredients well. Fold in the blueberries. Add cubed, toasted muffin pieces to soak up the mixture.
  5. Pour melted butter into the 9x13 pan, coating the bottom entirely.
  6. Spoon the egg mixture into the pan.
  7. Sprinkle with the dark brown sugar.
  8. Bake for 55 minutes, or until French toast has set and browned.
  9. Served warm with 100% maple syrup. Optional to dust with powdered sugar.

More breakfast recipes:

Stuffed Pear French Toast

Easy French Toast with Almonds

Watermelon Blackberry Lime Salad

Baked Bacon Egg Pretzel Rolls

Canadian Bacon & Pineapple Kabobs

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert, served warm with vanilla ice cream!

8 comments

  1. This looks really good. Have you tried it with frozen blueberries? Now is the time to freeze the fresh picked berries here in the valley.

  2. I wish I had a breakfast like this today!

  3. My fridge is overflowing with blueberries right now, so I’ll have to give this one a go!

  4. Well, I know what I am making this holiday weekend!! 

  5. So lovely, Sandy. I just printed this off, to make when we pick local blueberries in July. Happy 4th to you and yours!

  6. Fantastic dessert choice to make!! Love this Sandy :)

  7. This is such a perfect holiday brunch option!

  8. This baked french toast looks like a pure delight! Wish I had this instead of oatmeal this morning :P

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