Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake is a sweet, overnight make-ahead breakfast casserole with bites of sweet, ripe bananas, bursts of bright blueberries, and the classic flavor of cinnamon French toast. Drizzle with maple syrup for a breakfast your everyone will go bananas for.
Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake
This Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake is super easy to make ahead, easily serves a crowd, and everyone always loves it! With bites of sweet bananas, bright bursts of blueberries, and the classic taste of cinnamon and French toast, this breakfast recipe is simple enough for weekdays (and easy to reheat too!), and elegant enough for holidays, brunch, or company.
What is the Best Bread to Use for this French Toast Bake?
I like the sweeter breads for this sweet little casserole, such as the Hawaiian sweet rolls or brioche.
You can also just use any sturdy bread that will stand up to being soaked in egg, such as sourdough, Pullman's loaf, or French bread.
How to Serve Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake
Serve Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake topped with powdered sugar or maple syrup.
You can serve this for breakfast or brunch on its own, as its pretty filling.
To stretch it, you can serve with scrambled eggs on the side or a nice, fresh fruit salad like this one.
Can You Freeze Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake?
Yes. It can be frozen before or after baking. Place in a tightly covered freezer-safe dish, and freeze for up to 3-6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. If unbaked, follow recipe instructions for baking. If pre-baked before freezing, bake in a 350-degree F oven for 20 minutes, until heated through.
Can You Make It in the Slow Cooker?
Yes! Prepare according to directions in the crock of the slow cooker. Refrigerate for 6-10 hours. Then cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours, until cooked through.
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Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake Video
Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake
- 1 (12 ounce) package Hawaiian Sweet Rolls torn into bite sized pieces
- 1½ cups blueberries
- 2 large bananas sliced
- 4 large eggs
- ⅔ cup milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ t nutmeg
For the Crumb Topping
- ¼ cup All-purpose flour
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2½ tablespoons butter cold, thinly sliced
- In a 9"x13" casserole dish, layer a third of the bread pieces, a third of the bananas, and a third of the blueberries. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs and milk until thoroughly combined. Add maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Continue stirring until everything is blended.
- Pour egg mixture over bread layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Before baking, cut together flour, brown sugar, and butter with a pastry blender or fork until clumps are about pea-sized for the crumb topping.
- Sprinkle topping over refrigerated bread mixture. Bake in a 350°F oven for about 45 minutes, until firm and golden brown.
- Storage: Store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days. Reheat individual portions on a microwave safe plate.
- Freezer Directions: It can be frozen before or after baking. Place in a tightly covered freezer-safe dish, and freeze for up to 3-6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. If unbaked, follow recipe instructions for baking. If pre-baked before freezing, bake in a 350-degree F oven for 20 minutes, until heated through.
UPDATE INFO: This recipe was originally published in August 2014. It was updated with new pictures, tips, and video and republished in September 2022.
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