Triple Berry French Toast Casserole -an easy yet impressive breakfast casserole. Layered with thick texas toast, cream cheese, fresh berries and an egg custard!
Now here’s an impressive french toast casserole! Made with layers of thick Texas toast, luscious cream cheese, juicy berries and an egg custard. I promise this pan of carby goodness will make your family very happy.
When I think of breakfast casseroles I think of comfort food and lazy weekends.
This casserole is made quickly the night before then baked for about 45 minutes the next morning. Even though it does take 45 minutes to bake I think it makes for an easy breakfast. A lot of times I get other things done in those 45 minutes when I would have been standing there at the stove cooking breakfast! Win-win for me 🙂
I made this breakfast quicker to assemble by just layering the bread with the cream cheese and berries instead of cubing it. This is also a double duty purpose because it makes a more impressive looking breakfast when plated.
Just lay down 6 slices of bread, spread that wonderful cream cheese on top, sprinkle with some fresh juicy berries of choice ( I used strawberries, blackberries and blueberries here but any combo will work.) then top with the remaining bread slices. Next, is that wonderful custard made with eggs and half and half. You could use whole milk as well but I don’t recommend using low fat milk because it won’t give you that wonderfully thick custard. And that’s it. It takes about 10 minutes to put together then toss it in the refrigerator to let it do it’s thing before baking that next morning. It’s perfect for company, Christmas morning breakfast or even just casual weekends.
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 12 slices Texas Toast
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 4 cups fresh mixed berries
- Powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving
TO ASSEMBLE: Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl the eggs, half and half, cinnamon and vanilla, set aside. Place 6 pieces of bread on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread with softened cream cheese. Top with mixed berries. Top with remaining pieces of bread. Pour the egg mixture over the top and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
TO BAKE: Take out of refrigerator 30 minutes prior to baking. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.