Blueberry French Toast Bake
1 Loaf of French bread cubed into 1-inch pieces
8 oz. Cream cheese
1C Fresh Blueberries
10 Fresh Eggs
1 ½ C Half & half
1/3 C Real maple syrup
1/2C Melted butter
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place half of the bread cubes in a 9x13 baking dish. Scatter with pieces or spoonfuls of cream cheese & then sprinkle with blueberries. Cover with the remaining bread.
In a large bowl, combine all eggs, half & half, syrup, and melted butter and mix well. Pour this mixture over the bread cubes in the baking dish. Chill overnight (the recipe tastes best when the bread has had about 24 hours to soak up the egg mixture).
Bake for 40-50 minutes and serve with syrup on the side.
*Note: substitute any type of bakery rolls or croissants, sweet bread, etc. for the French bread.
*Healthy tip: try Neufchatel in lieu of cream cheese, a fat free/cholesterol free egg substitute, low fat or fat free creamer substitute instead of half & half, and a low fat margarine product instead of butter