When you need to feed a crowd, this French toast casserole is sure to be a winner. Blueberries bring color and tartness to the dish, while maple syrup provides sweetness. You can easily assemble this casserole the night before and leave it to soak before baking it in the morning.

EatingWell.com, January 2023


Credit: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Lauren McAnelly

Recipe Summary

15 mins
9 hrs 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Toss bread and blueberries in the prepared dish. Thoroughly whisk eggs, milk, butter, syrup, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Pour the mixture over the bread and blueberries, pressing down with a wide spatula to make sure all the bread pieces are soaked. Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Let the casserole stand at room temperature while the oven preheats. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
316 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 32g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 14g; added sugar 7g; fat 16g; saturated fat 7g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 173mg; vitamin a iu 665IU; vitamin b3 niacin 2mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 6mg; vitamin d iu 63IU; vitamin e iu 6IU; folate 56mg; vitamin k 7mg; sodium 341mg; calcium 210mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 43mg; phosphorus 189mg; potassium 203mg; zinc 2mg; omega 6 fatty acid 2g; niacin equivalents 4mg; selenium 27mcg.