Blueberry Baked French Toast with Amaretti Crumble and Blueberry Maple Syrup

Blueberry Baked French Toast with Amaretti Crumble and Blueberry Maple Syrup

It seems that I have been on a bit of streak with sweet breakfasts lately which is unusual for me but with all of the amazing fruits and berries available these days it has been hard to resist! French toast is a great way to do breakfasts on the weekend and although I normally make it on the stove top, it is also possible to bake it in the oven. For a baked French toast the bread is placed in a baking dish and topped with the egg and milk custard mixture to soak over night and then you simply bake it in the morning making it even easier to make than the stovetop version! In the summer it is so easy to add some fruit or berries to your French toast and make it even better and that is just what I did last weekend when I made this baked blueberry french toast with a few additions to kick it up a notch!

Blueberry Baked French Toast with Amaretti Crumble and Blueberry Maple Syrup
I know that I could have left it at blueberry covered French toast but why not make it even better by topping the French toast with a crumble topping? Normally I would go for a rolled oat and pecan crumble topping with blueberries but this time I had my heart set on a crumbled amaretti cookie and almond sliver topping as almonds and blueberries are also a fabulous flavour combination. Finishing this blueberry French toast off with some maple syrup would have been great but I had some extra blueberries leftover and figured it would be a nice idea to simmer them in the maple syrup first, infusing it with their flavour!

Blueberry Baked French Toast with Amaretti Crumble and Blueberry Maple Syrup

Blueberry Baked French Toast with Amaretti Crumble and Blueberry Maple Syrup

French toast and blueberry crumble collide in this blueberry french toast topped with an amaretti and almond crumble and it is amazing with maple syrup or even better, blueberry maple syrup!


Servings: makes 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf bread, sliced 1 inch thick
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup crumbled amaretti cookies
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
Directions
  1. Arrange the bread in a single layer in a buttered 13x9 inch baking dish.
  2. Mix the eggs, milk, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, pour it over the bread, sprinkle on the blueberries, cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  3. Mix the flour, cookie crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, butter and almond slivers until they form crumbs and sprinkle over the bread.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350F until the top is lightly golden brown and the french toast has set, about 40-50 minutes.

Blueberry Maple Syrup

Maple syrup made even better by infusing it with blueberry goodness!


Servings: makes 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup maple syrup
Directions
  1. Bring the blueberries and maple syrup to a boil in a large saucepan, reduce the heat and simmer until the blueberries burst, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Strain the solids from the juice with a fine sieve and set the solids aside (Optional). Tip: The leftover solids are great on yogurt or ice cream.

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Blueberry Maple Pecan Cinnamon Buns
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16 comments:

Gloria said...

look amazing Kevin, I love blueberries, Kevin still you cook in your kitchen/closet ???

Leah said...

This looks amazing, I can't wait to try it :)

Mimi G said...

Really looks good! Will be making a trip to the grocery for ingredients, and farmer's stand for blueberries. Can't wait to make this recipe. Thanks for a great recipe.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This seems very rich. I'm not sure I'd make it with so much sugar and eggs.

Anonymous said...

I like blueberries, how about blueberries and peaches??

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

This sounds fantastic! Love this idea!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes said...

My mouth is watering!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to make this.... Mouthwatering goodness for a great breakfast treat!!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

oh wow, this looks awesome! My husband would love it.

Joanne said...

It's like french toast bread pudding! You definitely can't go wrong there!

ally said...

oh.my.gracious, i am speechless!
xo
http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/

isaiah43123 said...

Blueberries will be in season soon. This looks like a must try.

Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

Fantastic creation, I would make this my special weekend breakfast for sure! Great post and I love the syrup idea too :)

Kelly said...

That looks AMAZING.

Anonymous said...

It looks really tasty! Its amazing!

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Agencja interaktywna said...

It looks really very nice :)

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