Breakfast just got a whole lot sweeter with this Berry Stuffed French Toast! Sweetened cream cheese and a berry filling stuffed inside large croissant boats!
French toast bakes are perfect for a weekend brunch, especially since you can make this the night before, and bake when beforehand.
French toast is made with bread slices that are dipped in an egg and milk mixture. We love to make our french toast with a good thick brioche bread, then place it in a hot cast iron skillet with a little butter and brown sugar. If you haven’t tried this yet, it’s amazing! It caramelizes beautifully and will make your mouthwater! Don’t forget to top with with some fresh berries and whipped cream, it’s a game changer!
How To Make a French Toast Bake/Casserole?
Bakes are much easier when making a large batch of french toast, especially on the weekends. For the best results you want use a good stale bread, which really helps soak up the custard. Our favorite part about making a french toast bake is you can customize the fillings and toppings. You can add fresh fruits, dried fruits, chocolates, and/or nuts. But don’t feel limited to only making it sweet, savory french toast is a thing, and it’s amazing!
What Is The Best Kind Of Bread For a French Toast Casserole/Bake?
Stale croissants are everything in a french toast, it’s rich, buttery, and sinfully good! If you don’t have any on hand or can’t find any when you run to the store, don’t worry, you’ve got options! A good dense bread works wonders, like brioche, challah or french bread.
Can You Use Any Bread To Make French Toast?
Absolutely, YES! If you soak any bread in an egg mixture, it will make great french toast. Sometimes when we have a sandwich bread that has been sitting around for a couple days, we will use it as a french toast bake or a simple french toast. We hate letting food go to waste!
What is the Egg Mixture Made Out Of?
Custard is easy and usually made with just a few ingredients, which are eggs, milk, cinnamon, a little sugar, and vanilla extract. Furthermore, if you want some extra richness, substitute the milk with half in half or heavy cream! Feel free to substitute the vanilla with different extracts and flavorings for an extra flavor booster! For a dairy free option, coconut milk or any non-dairy milk will work as well.
Berry Stuffed French Toast
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 8 oz room temperature cream cheese
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 7-8 large croissants
- In a large mixing bowl add eggs, heavy cream, milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Beat just until combined.
- In another bowl add cream cheese, and sugar. Mix until smooth. Fold in the berries.
- Slice the croissants down the center, to make a "pocket" add 2-3 tablespoons of the cream cheese filling. Arrange in a 13x9 greased baking dish.
- Pour the custard filling over the croissants. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Shower with a dusting of powdered sugar!
Make this recipe in a 12×8 rectangle baking dish, like this one here.
Another must try french toast bake is thePain Au Chocolat French Toast or this Strawberry Cheesecake Croissant French Toast