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Berry Brioche Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

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If you are looking for a festive brunch recipe for your 4th of July menu, then our Berry Brioche French Toast Bake is perfect for you! This delicious breakfast recipe is red, white (well, cream), and blue.

 

Why you should start baking your french toast

We are big fans of brioche french toast bakes and have been making them forever!! French toast typically takes a long time to make. Between individually dipping each slice and pan frying it on each side, you are spending so much time in the kitchen! 

If you have ever wondered if there is an easier way to make breakfast, then baking french toast is perfect for you. It is such a great short cut that eliminates time without sacrificing flavor. Baked french toast is also very shareable!

What kind of bread to use (and how to make this gluten-free french toast!)

The title of this recipe says it all when it comes to the bread type! We love to use brioche bread for french toast because it is so fluffy. The egg wash mixture absorbs so well into the bubbles of the bread! Challah has a similar texture and can work interchangeably with brioche.

If you are gluten-free or are baking for someone with a gluten allergy or gluten intolerance, you can absolutely still make this recipe! Just use your favorite gluten free bread and everything else is the same. Just make sure you check that your powdered sugar is gluten-free friendly! Some sugar companies process flour in the same factory, which can cause problems for severe gluten allergies. 

Regardless of what kind of bread you use, we recommend letting it get stale over a day or two. Dry bread is the best for french toast! This is because it absorbs all the liquid well without getting too mushy. 

How to make berry brioche french toast bake

  1. Chop up your brioche loaf into chunks and set aside. Separately, chop the cream cheese into cubes. 
  2. Make your egg wash mixture. Combine the milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk it all together until the mixture is combined.
  3. Arrange the brioche cubes in an oven safe baking dish. Top with strawberries and blueberries. Place the cream cheese cubes around the top.
  4. Pour the egg wash over the entire dish. Bake for about 35 minutes.
  5. Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup

How to store this french toast bake

Storing our berry brioche french toast is super easy! You can keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days. If you are going to eat it within 24 hours of baking, you can just cover the top of the baking dish and pop it in the fridge!

Other breakfast recipes that are perfect to add to your summer brunch menu! 

If you want to stick to french toast, then check out our list of Our 6  Favorite French Toast Recipes. But if you’re looking to mix things up, here are some non-french toast brunch items you’re going to love!

  • We absolutely love our air fryer! And this Cinnamon Roll French Toast Roll Up recipe is one of our best air fryer recipes. It has a crispy outer layer, with a gooey custard filling. You won’t regret adding this to your breakfast!
  • For something a bit more savory, try our Turkish Eggs with Roasted Peppers and Yogurt. It is packed with flavor, and comes together quickly. If you haven’t tried Turkish Eggs, also called çilbir, this recipe is a must!
  • Our Baklava Skillet Pancake is the crossover recipe of dreams! If you love baklava as much as we do, then you are going to be obsessed with this brunch recipe. We use pancake mix to make it super easy, and spruce it up with a delicious nut mixture and honey!
  • Lastly, our Easy Shakshuka recipe is just perfection! It is a great shareable breakfast dish – just grab some pita and gather around the skillet.

Berry Brioche Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Food Dolls
This triple berry brioche french toast is the perfect weekend brunch!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, breakfast and brunch
Cuisine American, French
Servings 8 people
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf brioche bread
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 8 ounces blueberries
  • 16 ounces strawberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Chop up your brioche loaf into chunks and set aside.
  • Separately, chop the cream cheese into cubes. 
  • Make your egg wash mixture. Combine the milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk it all together until the mixture is combined.
  • Arrange the brioche cubes in an oven safe baking dish. Top with strawberries and blueberries. Place the cream cheese cubes around the top.
  • Pour the egg wash over the entire dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 1 hour).
  • Once ready to bake, remove the foil and bake for about 35-40 minutes. Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this for my son’s team brunch after a Saturday AM practice. Kids loved it. Also used this custard as a base for a chocolate chip brioche version.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was my favorite! I loved how it tasted when it came out. It wasn’t too sweet. This recipe was so simple to follow as well. My whole family loved it!