I love blueberries and so do my girls. Whatâ€™s not to love? They are full of antioxidants, they are healthy and they taste fantastic added to anything.
We live by a popular blueberry farm and eat them like they are the last blueberries on earth every summer. The only thing we are more OCD about is our watermelon but thatâ€™s an entirely different issue. The point is, I am always looking for new ways to implement blueberries into our diet aside from pancakes, muffins and just popping them in our mouths.
With a little searching on my behalf, I found this fabulous recipe for Blueberry Stuffed French Toast. Anyone who knows me knows that I have been having a torrid love affair with French toast since I was old enough to take that first syrup covered bite.
- A French bread loaf
- 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese
- 2 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries
- 11 eggs
- Â½ cup of maple syrup
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 1 cup of raw sugar
- 2 cups of fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Cube the bread.
- Spray bottom of 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish with butter spray and place half the bread cubes in the pan.
- Cube the cream cheese and put on the top of the bread.
- Distribute blueberries over the cream cheese.
- Place remaining bread over the blueberries.
- Beat the eggs; add maple syrup and milk.
- Pour mixture over the bread and cream cheese.
- Place Saran wrap over the dish and refrigerate over-night.
Â The next day:
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake casserole, covered with foil, in the center of the rack for 30-minutes.
- Remove foil and bake another 30 minutes or until it is puffed and golden. Let it sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
To make sauce topping:
- Mix water, cornstarch, sugar and one cup of the blueberries in a small saucepan.
- Cook over low heat until it thickens.
- Add remaining blueberries, butter and cinnamon. Pour sauce over each individual portion.
- Top with whipped cream
Whatâ€™s your favorite way to enjoy blueberries?
Photo Source: Kevin Lawyer