Monday, 20 April 2015

Mixed Berry French Toast Bake

This Mixed Berry French Toast Bake is a breakfast or brunch the whole family will love.

Your weekend breakfast doesn't get much easier than this. You just need to put in 5 minutes the night before, then another few minutes in the morning, pop it in the oven and wait for the oven to do all the hard work.

My Secret Recipe Club  assignment this month introduced me to Our Eating Habits . This lovely food blog is hosted by Jamie, who loves to cook, bake, and find great new restaurants. She creates beautiful meals and baked treats for her family and I had a blast reading through all her work.

I stopped in my tracks when I found her Mixed Berry French Toast Bake recipe and knew that this was the one I had to try. The recipe is so simple and so easy to follow. The end result is absolutely delightful, and was thoroughly enjoyed on a Saturday morning :)

If you're only a household of two, like us, then you'll be pleased to hear that this French Toast Bake keeps very well and reheats beautifully (in the oven to keep the lovely crispy top, of course!).

Mixed Berry French Toast Bake

Serves 4-6

1 loaf/stick French Bread
6 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
340 g (12 ounces) frozen mixed berries
2 Tbsp cold butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
syrup and whipped cream for serving
1. Cube bread and place in a greased 13×9 inch baking dish.
2. Whisk together eggs with next 5 ingredients. Pour over bread. Cover. Refrigerate overnight.
3. Take out bread and berries from freezer and let sit for 30 minutes. Pour berries on top of bread. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
4. Remove from oven. Cut together butter and brown sugar and sprinkle on French toast. Return to oven for an additional 20 minutes. (Uncovered).
5. Cut into squares and serve with syrup.
6. Eat and enjoy


  1. This French toast bake looks absolutely beautiful. I know what I'm making for breakfast next weekend. Great SRC post!

  2. I love french toast bakes, they make the perfect weekend breakfast. I've never made a fruit version before, and instead make the traditional cinnamon flavored type. I'll have to try this soon.

  3. Oh yum! This looks amazing! Pinning it!

  4. What a beautiful looking casserole, love how the colors of the fruit pop off the plate! Happy to bake with you in group C!

  5. This is my kind of breakfast, it looks so delicious. All your recipe club recipes look amazing too.

  6. What an awesome idea. The kids would go crazy over this one.

  7. This is my kind of breakfast! Bread and berries! Yum!

  8. This looks fantastic! I love french toast bakes, I just wish my kids did too, LOL.

  9. I can't imagine how any breakfast dish could look more appealing than this one!

  10. I want to come to your house for breakfast! Goodness this looks fantastic! :-)

  11. A simple recipe that produces fantastic results. What a lovely brunch meal this is.

  12. This just looks wonderful! xo, Catherine