Baked Berry Stuffed French Toast
Serve a special breakfast for guests, and make this Baked Berry Stuffed French Toast, a mascarpone French Toast casserole packed with fresh berries!
Friends, just in time for a Saturday or Sunday brunch, serve this delicious overnight french toast, a 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 baked french toast 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 Stuffed French Toast
Raspberry and Blueberry Mascarpone French Toast Casserole is filled with luscious berries and mascarpone cheese. It makes a delightful addition to your Easter or holiday menu (think Christmas or Fourth of July). This would be so good served with my Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole–just sayin’! :) Or, served on THE BIG BOARD!
Why we love this recipe
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.
- Prepare 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 recipe is 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!
Ingredients for Baked Berry Stuffed French Toast with mascarpone
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)
- Granulated sugar
- Maple syrup
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
- 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.
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.
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.
How do you make baked stuffed French toast?
- 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).
- Take the 5 small French baguettes and make slices, about one inch apart.
- Don’t cut all the way through.
- Stuff the bread with the mixture, and push together.
- Place all the baguettes tightly in a prepared 9×13 pan.
It’s that easy!
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!
More Breakfast Casseroles to try:
Nutella and Banana Stuffed Crescent Rolls
Engligh muffins Pear Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce Recipe
Challah Bread French Toast Recipe
Get the Recipe:
Berry Baked Stuffed French Toast
- 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
- 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!
This is SO GOOD! Fairly easy to make and great that it can be made ahead. I have made it twice this week because of company visiting at different times and once made it at the last minute and it turned out just as well. Make this and you won’t be disappointed.
I just had this at our neighborhood brunch & it was delicious
Tried the receipe. Had it rest in the chiller overnight and baked it in the morning. It Tastes so good but mine turned out brown, maybe you still top it with the remaining berry batter so it still appeared cream and fresh ?
I haven’t made it ahead like that. It is a little brown on top with the sugar though :)
I’m not a berry person. I know, strange. I’m wondering if this would work with cherry or apple pie filling and a strudel topping? Thoughts?
Haven’t tried it, Deb. Let me know if it works!
Can this be made the night before and left in the refrigerator?
Yes you can!
Made this for a brunch with my girlfriends to thank them for dress shopping with me for my BIL’s wedding. Nothing but high praise for the recipe! I only had time to let it set in the fridge for about 4 hours, but that was plenty of time!