This nutritious, easy to make Low Sugar Blueberry French Toast Casserole is deliciously light and fluffy and filled with fibre and fruity goodness. No need to add any toppings!
French toast is one of my favourite weekend brunch ideas and this casserole version of the classic French toast is super easy to put together and will feed a family of 4 hungry people!
What bread to use in French toast casserole
If I am making French toast the traditional way in a frying pan I tend to use bread slices. For this Low Sugar Blueberry French Toast Casserole, however, I chose soft rolls (buns) instead. They soak up the egg mixture (quite generous in this recipe) extremely well and come out of the oven fluffy and moist, which is perfect in a casserole dish!
I’ve used buns in 3 other French toast recipes – precisely to achieve the same ‘fluffy’ effect. Check out this Healthy French Toast Casserole with Bananas. This is a great alternative to banana bread if you’ve got overripe bananas. These gorgeous Strawberry Vanilla French Toast Muffins would make a delicious Valentine’s Day breakfast. Check out also this Chocolate Raspberry French Toast Skillet – breakfast with a touch of decadence.
It worked brilliantly in both!
Another advantage of using soft rolls is that they soak up the egg mixture very quickly. if you give it a stir once or twice it will all be absorbed in a matter of minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients and pop your French toast casserole in the oven for about 30 minutes!
French toast casserole with frozen blueberries
If you scroll down to the list of Ingredients you’ll notice that I used frozen blueberries rather than fresh.
There is a reason for this.
Frozen blueberries will keep their shape better!
So you won’t get mushy, overcooked blueberries in your French toast casserole!
Also, using frozen rather than fresh blueberries makes this casserole an all-season dish. So you can make it any time you want!
Healthy French toast casserole
Blueberries are not only a huge source of deliciousness in this recipe, they are also full of fibre, which is especially important as this recipe uses white rolls (famous for containing very little fibre). An extra fibre boost comes in the form of wheatgerm, which gets sprinkled over the top! (You can’t taste it so the kids will never guess there is a ‘healthy’ ingredient in this delicious dish!).
This easy baked blueberry French toast casserole is perfect served on its own. It’s fruity and sweet and there is no need to add any maple syrup!
Plus I only used 2 tablespoons of demerara sugar to sprinkle on top and give this French toast casserole a bit of nice sweet crunch.
So in addition to being easy to make and delicious, it is also healthy! How good is that?
This nutritious, easy to make Low Sugar French Blueberry Toast Casserole is deliciously light and fluffy and filled with fibre and fruity goodness. No need to add any toppings!
- 4 small soft white rolls/buns broken up into chunks
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup semi-skimmed milk
- 2.5 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp demerara sugar
- 1.5 tbsp wheatgerm
Preheat the oven to 375 F/ 190 C/ gas mark 5. You will need a medium casserole dish (approx. 6 cm deep).
Place the bread chunks in your oven dish (they should be nice and snug though not overlapping one another). Whisk together the eggs and milk and pour over the bread. Stir thoroughly and set aside for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure all the bread pieces have soaked up the egg mixture.
Pour in the frozen blueberries, tuck them in between the bread pieces, leaving some on the top. Sprinkle the wheatgerm and sugar over the whole thing, drizzle with the melted butter and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and enjoy!
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I am bringing this easy Low Sugar Blueberry French Toast Casserole recipe to #CookBlogShare. Kirsty@Hijacked By Twins is hosting this week. Also sharing with Fiesta Friday. This week’s co-host is Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook.