Perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast! This french toast bake is loaded with fresh mixed berries and cream cheese AND can even be put together the night before too! Serve it with a little powdered sugar and maple syrup for a tasty decadent brunch!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, cream cheese, french toast, french toast bake, french toast casserole, mixed berries
1large french bread loaf, cut into 1 inch pieces (about 10 cups)
18oz.package cream cheese, cubed*
1½cupsunsweetened almond milk
¼cupcup maple syrup
½cup eachstrawberries, blackberries & blueberries (chopped if needed)
Whisk the eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon together and set it aside.
Then spray a 9×13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and spread half of your bread pieces on the bottom. Layer it with half of your cream cheese cubes and half of your fruit. The repeat the layers again.
Next, pour your egg mixture over the top, cover the pan and let it sit in the fridge for 2 hours – overnight. (The longer it sits the more “custard-like” the center will be.)
When you’re ready to eat, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Once the oven is hot, uncover your pan and bake it for 25-30 minutes.
Serve immediately with powdered sugar, maple syrup and extra fruit on the side.
*You can also use dairy free cream cheese instead of regular! Just add little dollops of your cream cheese to each layer instead of cubes.