Having a make-ahead breakfast for your weekend morning is a great way to ensure you have a delicious breakfast and an easy morning. Plus, you’ll have uninterrupted coffee time! Below is a sweet recipe for my favorite berry french toast bake!
*Note that this is made the night before, refrigerated overnight, and baked in the morning.
- 1 large loaf of brioche bread (it should fill your 9×13 baking dish once cubed)
- 2 cups of milk (I used 2%)
- 6 large eggs
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups fresh berries (I used strawberries and blueberries, but use any that you prefer)
- Extra berries
- Powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
- Whipped cream
Cut your bread into cubes. Place cubed bread into a greased baking dish (I used a 9×13 dish).
Whisk together your milk, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla,
Wash and dry your berries. Cut off any stems and slice the strawberries, then add them to your liquid mixture.
Pour the liquid mixture over the cubed bread in the baking dish. Mix well, making sure all bread cubes have soaked in the liquid mixture. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, pre-heat your oven to 350°. When the oven has reached 350° place your french toast creation on the middle rack and bake for approximately 45 minutes. Take it out and stir it at 35 minutes then place it back in the oven. Sometimes it will need a few extra minutes.
Remove from the oven once fully baked and let cool slighty.
Add your favorite toppings (more fresh berries, powdered sugar, whipped cream, maple syrup), and enjoy!
*Special shout-out to Nick Brandquist for helping to monitor and adjust baking times!