When I want to serve a special breakfast for my guests, this Baked Berry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast is it–packed with fresh berries!  

Baked Berry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Friends, just in time for a Saturday or Sunday brunch, serve your favorite dishes like this Baked Berry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast! You can even make this the main dish on your breakfast board this year! Watch the video!

The beauty of this recipe is you can make it ahead, or make it the day of serving (just let sit in the fridge for an hour before baking).

Baked Berry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Raspberry and Blueberry Mascarpone French Toast Casserole is filled with luscious berries and mascarpone for a delightful addition to your Easter or holiday menu. This would be so good served with my Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole–just sayin’! :) Or, served on THE BIG BOARD!

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Why you should make this

Made with the demi baguette bread, this spin on the regular French Toast casserole is unique and tasty! It only takes a few extra minutes to stuff the bread.

Yes, you can make this the night before and keep in the fridge overnight.

Make ahead breakfasts are perfect for early risers, and out of town company! For any weekend brunch, I love to do the prep ahead for breakfast casseroles–easy to pop in the oven bright and early!

This French toast stuffed with with raspberries and blueberries is a delightful way to start the morning!

If you’re having special overnight company, whip up some Virgin Mimosas and make it a memorable meal!

mascarpone berry french toast

Ingredients for Baked Berry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Whew, that is a long name! But here’s what you need for this delicious berry French toast recipe:

  • French, demi baguettes
  • Mascarpone or cream cheese
  • Vanilla and almond extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon zest
  • Fresh blueberries (or frozen)
  • Fresh raspberries (or frozen)
  • Eggs + eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Maple syrup

When I want something special to serve my guests for a Saturday or Sunday brunch, I turn to this recipe. It never fails. It’s wonderful during the spring and early summer because the blueberries are particularly good this time of year.

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How to Serve on Overnight French Toast Bake

Bust out the maple syrup! Although maple syrup is an obvious, we also have a few favorite go-to toppings for any sweet French toast breakfast casserole!

  • Powdered sugar
  • Whipped Cream
  • Fresh berries or berry sauces and syrups
  • Honey
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chopped nuts
  • Lemon Curd or Lime Curd
  • Cinnamon sugar

Her’s a TIP: You can reheat the leftovers of this breakfast casserole recipe very easily.  I gently heat individual servings in the microwave.

stuffed french toast with berries

What kind of bread do you use for stuffed French toast?

Did you know you can make a french toast casserole with almost any kind of bread? For this recipe today I used 5 French demi (which means small) baguettes. Usually a stale bread will work great, too, especially if the casserole is sitting overnight.

baguette bread for stuffed french toast

We love the ease of making this rich and delicious French toast for my family. With a warm, creamy filling of mascarpone cheese and a sauce of mixed berries, it’s a very easy-to-make breakfast treat that looks like you spent all morning preparing it.

beating eggs for french toast casserole

How do you make baked stuffed French toast?

  1. To make a stuffed French toast, you are literally stuffing the bread with some kind of sweet filling (usually ricotta, cream cheese, or mascarpone cheese).
  2. Take the 5 small French baguettes and make slices, about one inch apart.
  3. Don’t cut all the way through.
  4. Stuff the bread with the mixture, and push together.
  5. Place all the baguettes tightly in a prepared 9×13 pan.

It’s that easy!

berry mixture with mascarpone cheese

How do you make cream cheese stuffed french toast?

My recipe today is simple, because you can use cream cheese or mascarpone cheese. Or, if you love ricotta cheese, this Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast is a must-try recipe!

It’s all about the fresh berries! You can also try frozen (defrosted and drained) berries!

Make it any time of year–it’s delicious for any season!

mascarpone berry breakfast

More Breakfast Casseroles to try: 

Nutella and Banana Stuffed Crescent Rolls [The Food Charlatan]

Engligh muffins Pear Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce Recipe

Stuffed Pear French Toast

Challah Bread French Toast Recipe

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Berry Mascarpone Baked Stuffed French Toast

Optional to make ahead and keep in fridge overnight. Or day of, just make sure and prepare and let sit in fridge for an hour before baking.

Ingredients

  • 5 4 oz French, demi baguettes (or larger ones, cut to fit in a 9x13 pan)
  • 8 oz mascarpone or cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla, divided
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

  • Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cut each baguette into 1-inch slices, cutting to, but not through, bottom of loaf. If using a longer baguette, cut to fit in a 9x13 pan.
  • Prepare the filling by beating the mascarpone cheese, 1 tsp. vanilla and almond extract until smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar and lemon zest; fold in the berries.
  • Spoon the filling between the baguette slices; arrange the baguettes side by side in a 9x13 pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Pour over the bread; cover and chill overnight (up to 2 days).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove French toast from refrigerator while oven heats. With remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon, mix together; sprinkle over the French toast.
  • Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes, or until puffed and golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover with foil and bake another 5-10 minutes if needed (and eggs are set).
  • Remove; cool. Serve with your favorite maple syrup!

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Notes

Adapted from BHG.
Reposted from DEC 2018 on RE.
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Stuffed French Toast with berries and mascarpone cheese

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