Slow-Cooked Blueberry French Toast

Prepare this French toast the day before, and the next morning the perfect brunch will be ready and waiting for you
Blueberry French Toast

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French toast baked in a slow-cooker and topped with blueberry syrup is a truly fabulous way to start your day.

This recipe is courtesy of Taste of Home.

12
Servings
412
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the French toast:

  • large eggs
  • 1/2  Cup  yogurt
  • 1/3  Cup  sour cream
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1  Cup  milk
  • 1/3  Cup  maple syrup
  • 1  Pound  French bread, cubed
  • 1 1/2  Cup  blueberries
  • 12  Ounces  cream cheese, cubed

For the blueberry syrup:

  • 1  Cup  sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 1  Cup  cold water
  • 3/4  Cups  blueberries
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice

Directions

For the French toast:

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt, sour cream, vanilla, and cinnamon together. Gradually whisk in the milk and maple syrup until blended.

Place half of the bread in a greased slow cooker, and layer with half the blueberries, half the cream cheese, and half the egg mixture. Repeat the layers. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Cook on low for 3-4 hours until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. 

For the blueberry syrup:

In a small saucepan, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Stir in the water until smooth. Stir in ¼ cup blueberries. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until the berries pop, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter, lemon juice, and remaining berries.

Serve the French toast warm with the blueberry syrup drizzled on top.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
53g
41%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
129µg
18%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
101mg
10%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
61µg
15%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
109mg
16%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
250mg
17%
Water
97g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Blueberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Blueberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.