This Coconut Blueberry French Toast will make your brunch a breeze!
Prep your french toast the night before and simply bake and eat when you are ready!
If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast recipe that’s perfect for any occasion then it doesn’t get any simpler than this. With this coconut blueberry french toast, you are combining the wonderful warm taste of french toast with fresh blueberries and your favorite almond joy flavored international delight coffee creamer. It’s so simple to make that you can prep this overnight blueberry french toast casserole the night before and have it ready for baking and serving in the morning.
What is a french toast casserole?
A french toast casserole is very similar to a bread pudding (in fact some might say it’s one and the same). But it’s basically a mixture of cubed sliced bread, eggs, milk, and seasonings like cinnamon and vanilla. Mixed together and bakes you get a soft custardy center with crisp buttery edges and it makes a great addition to the breakfast table. We make our baked french toast with blueberries for that added color and burst of flavors in every bite.
- French bread
- Egg product
- International Delight Almond Joy Coffee Creamer
- Almond milk
- Vanilla extract
- Granulated sugar
- Fresh blueberries
- Shredded coconut
- Brown sugar
- Powdered sugar
For the exact amounts, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Coconut Blueberry French Toast
- Grease the inside of a 9×13 baking dish by spraying it well with nonstick cooking spray or rubbing a thin layer of butter along the bottom and sides of the pan.
- Arrange your bread in the casserole dish, overlapping as needed. set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together the egg product, coffee creamer, milk, vanilla, and sugar.
- Pour over the bread slices.
- Cover the pan in plastic wrap and then place the pan into the fridge to chill for 8 hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and allow the casserole to rest on the counter for at least 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the blueberries, coconut, and brown sugar together.
- Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the french toast.
- Drizzle with melted butter.
- Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until golden in color.
- If desired you can whisk together powdered sugar and coffee creamer for the icing to drizzle over each serving of casserole.
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. Either one will work just fine and if using frozen berries you do not need to thaw them first.
You do not need to chill your casserole overnight before baking but allowing the bread longer to soak in that moisture helps to give you a nicer consistency and helps the flavors to develop more.
How long is baked coconut french toast good for?
The leftovers from this coconut french toast is good for about 3-5 days if kept well covered and stored in the fridge. This should give you plenty of time to enjoy it throughout the week. You could also store leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months and simply thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
What can I use instead of coffee creamer?
If you do not wish to use coffee creamer you can use half and half or regular milk (or a non-dairy milk alternative). They will all work out just fine but will not give you a coconut flavor. If you want some of the coconut flavors added back I would recommend mixing the milk with up to a teaspoon of coconut extract before adding it to the casserole.
Can I make crockpot blueberry french toast?
This easy blueberry french toast can be made in the crock pot by assembling as directed and then cooking on low for about 3-4 hours or until the eggs are fully cooked through and the internal temperature of the dish is 165 degrees F. Cooking on high is not recommended because it can cause the bottom of the casserole to burn or the milk to separate and possibly curdle.
Check out these other great french toast casserole recipes
- Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast
- Creme Brûlée Croissant French Toast Bake
- Mocha Baked French Toast
- 12 slices of French bread
- 12 oz egg product, such as Egg beaters
- 1 1/4 cup International Delight Almond Joy Coffee Creamer
- 1/4 cup Almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cup fresh blueberries
- 3/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 butter, melted
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (optional)
- 3 tablespoons International Delight Coffee Creamer (optional)
- Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Arrange French bread in casserole dish, overlapping slices as necessary.
- In a bowl, combine egg product, coffee creamer, milk, extract and sugar. Whisk and pour over bread slices.
- Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350. Let casserole stand for 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine coconut, blueberries, and brown sugar. Sprinkle over French toast.
- Drizzle melted butter over french toast.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden.
- If desired, combine powdered sugar and coffee creamer and drizzle over each serving of French toast.
Amount Per Serving Calories 455Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 106mgSodium 644mgCarbohydrates 77gFiber 3gSugar 31gProtein 15g