Some people may call this breakfast a “treat”, but we say what better time to treat yo’ self than morning? Breakfast sets the tone for a healthy day, so make the day special with this early morning delight. With this make ahead casserole you won’t even need to set your alarm any earlier, that’s what people call a win-win!
Blueberry Breakfast Bake:
- 1 loaf of white bread, crusts removed, bread cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 oz cream cheese, cut into small cubes (about 1 cup)
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided (If using frozen blueberries, defrost and drain first.)
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup plus more for serving (make sure you are buying the real stuff)
1 Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with oil. Place half of the bread cubes in the dish. Sprinkle cream cheese cubes and half of the blueberries over the bread. Top with remaining bread cubes and blueberries.
2 Combine eggs, milk, maple syrup and butter in a large bowl and pour over bread mixture.
3 Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cover with aluminum foil if you notice the edges browning too much during baking.
4 Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares to serve. Serve with additional maple syrup. Can be prepared the night before, and baked before serving.