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Berry Breakfast Bake


  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

With the arrival of spring, it’s time to refresh our palates with the bright flavors found in this tart and sweet berry breakfast bake.


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Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking oil spray
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1″ cubes (approx. 8 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh berries
  • 6 oz cream cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray an 8×8” baking pan with cooking oil spray.
  2. Place half of the bread in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle 1 cup berries on top. Distribute cream cheese evenly over the berries. Add remaining bread cubes on top.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter, lemon zest, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread mixture. Sprinkle remaining berries over the top.
  4. Place pan on a baking sheet to catch any drips – this will puff up during cooking. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until set in the middle. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
  5. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar, with maple syrup drizzled over the top.

  • Category: Casserole
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: breakfast casserole, French toast casserole, fresh berries, Easter, spring