This berry French toast bake is a quick and easy brunch treat! Sweet and tangy cream cheese is layered between two pieces of buttery brioche and sprinkled with fresh mixed berries. The streusel topping is an irresistible addition to this incredibly delicious dish!
Cream Cheese Filling:
- 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 large Canadian egg, at room temperature
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
French Toast Bake:
- 1 loaf brioche, French bread, or challah, sliced into 12 1-inch slices
- 1 1/2 cups cream or milk
- 8 large Canadian eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup fresh raspberries, divided
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries, divided
- 1 cup fresh blueberries, divided
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a medium bowl, using an electric mix beat all filling ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together milk, eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg just until combined. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by spraying with non-stick cooking spray. Dip slices of bread in egg mixture and place in bottom of baking dish ensuring all lay flat. Pour cream cheese filling over layer; spread evenly using a spatula. Sprinkle ½ cup of each raspberries, strawberries and blueberries over filling. Dip remaining bread in egg mixture and place over cream cheese and fruit filling. Sprinkle remaining berries over top. Pour any remaining egg mixture evenly over bake. Cover dish with foil and place in refrigerator for 1 hour, or up to 12 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a medium bowl, combine all streusel ingredients with a fork until evenly distributed and crumbly. Sprinkle streusel evenly over top of French toast. Bake, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes or until streusel topping is browned and crisp, and bread is baked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or maple syrup.
Keywords: Berry French Toast, Stuffed French Toast, French Toast Bake