Breakfast

Baked Strawberry French Toast

March 27, 2020

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Baked French Toast is a perfect breakfast or brunch dish for your family or a crowd. This baked strawberry french toast is made with strawberries, french bread and cream cheese. 

Baked french toast with fresh strawberries.

Breakfast casseroles make breakfast time so easy. I love pulling this baked french toast out of the oven and letting everyone serve themselves. This is perfect for weekend breakfasts or Easter breakfast or brunch. 

A forkful of baked french toast with strawberries.

I made this baked french toast with fresh strawberries. You could also use raspberries or blueberries. Use whatever you have on hand or your favorite fruit. 

To make baked french toast

  1. Cut bread into large pieces
  2. Mix eggs, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon
  3. Layer bread in a greased baking dish
  4. Add sliced strawberries and cubes of cream cheese
  5. Repeat layering
  6. Pour egg mixture over casserole dish
    French bread cut up for on a wooden cutting board1
    A glass baking dish filled with bread, strawberries and cream cheese.3
    Layers of bread cubes and strawberries in a glass casserole dish.5
    Eggs and milk in a large glass bowl.2
    Cut strawberries and cubes of cream cheese layered in a breakfast casserole.4
    Egg mixture being poured over a casserole dish filled with bread and strawberries.6
  7.  Allow mixture to rest for 15 minutes so the bread absorbs the liquid
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 55-60 minutes until cooked through

A baked french toast topped with powdered sugar.

What to serve with baked french toast?

This can be a meal all in itself. However, if you are wanting to make a heartier breakfast you could add any of the following items.

  • A bowl of fresh fruit
  • Homemade breakfast sausage patties
  • Slices of bacon
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Fresh squeezed juice
  • Coffee and tea

Variations

Make this breakfast french toast your own by using your favorite ingredients

  • Use raspberries or blueberries
  • Omit cream cheese
  • Add finely chopped ham
  • Top with whipped cream

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this baked french toast ahead of time. Cover and refrigerate before baking. You can leave overnight in the refrigerator. Pull out 30 minutes prior to baking and increase baking time by 15 minutes. 

Syrup being poured over strawberry french toast.

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Baked french toast with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Baked French Toast

Kathy
French toast casserole with fresh strawberries, cream cheese and a touch of cinnamon.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting Time before baking 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 461 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf French Bread (cubed)
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (cubed)
  • 1 pound strawberries (sliced)

Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13" baking dish
  • Combine eggs, milk cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon together
  • Layer on third of the bread in baking dish. Add a third of the strawberries and cream cheese.
  • Repeat until all bread, strawberries and cream cheese are used. Your baking dish will be over filled. You can push down slightly to contain.
  • Carefully pour egg mixture over entire casserole. Try to cover each piece of bread
  • Let casserole sit for at least 15 minutes so bread can absorb the liquid.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 55-60 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving

Notes

Variations

Make this breakfast french toast your own by using your favorite ingredients
  • Use raspberries or blueberries
  • Omit cream cheese
  • Add finely chopped ham
  • Top with whipped cream

To make ahead of time

Cover and refrigerate before baking. You can leave overnight in the refrigerator. Pull out 30 minutes prior to baking and increase baking time by 15 minutes.ย 

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 17gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 262mgSodium: 458mgPotassium: 357mgFiber: 3gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 1002IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 173mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Baked French Toast, Strawberry French Toast
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Valentina
    March 30, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    5 stars
    Wow, this is over-the-top. I would love it for breakfast, brunch, and especially for dessert. It’s so pretty, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Valentina

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 31, 2020 at 7:27 am

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    March 30, 2020 at 3:40 am

    5 stars
    What a fun idea! We make Robbie French toast on occasion (it’s the only way he’ll eat eggs…ugh, kids). But I’ve never tried French toast in a casserole form. I totally want to make this! You’re right that this would be perfect for Easter brunch. And I love all of those berries in there, too!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    March 29, 2020 at 8:09 am

    5 stars
    If this is not the most perfect brunch recipe, I don’t know what is! Pinned and can’t wait to try next weekend! Looks so good, Kathy ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 29, 2020 at 8:13 am

      It is perfect for brunch! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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