Wild Blueberry French Toast Bake

Wild Blueberry French Toast Bake

This fruity French toast bake is a quick and easy breakfast. Whole grain bread and wild blueberries come together in a light, flavorful custard. Components of this dish can be combined the day before for easy morning prep.

Chef Samantha Gasbarro, HealthySchoolRecipes.com

Serving size:
1 square (3 inch by 3 ⅓ inch)
Component Qualification:
1 ½ oz. eq. whole grain, ¼ cup fruit, ¾ oz. eq. meat/meat alternate
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4 ½ poundsBread, whole-grain rich, sliced
1 ½ quartsMilk, low-fat
2 poundsEggs, liquid, frozen
2 tablespoonsVanilla extract
8 ouncesMaple syrup
1 tablespoonCinnamon, ground
3 ¼ poundsWild blueberries, frozen
½ cupFlour, white, whole wheat
2 teaspoonsCinnamon, ground
¼ cupButter, unsalted, melted
¼ cupBrown sugar, packed
2 teaspoonsLemon zest

Nutrients per servings: See nutrition panel

1.Preheat oven to 375 °F.

2.Spray two 2-inch full steam table pans with pan spray.

3.Cube the bread.

4.Place bread cubes in the sprayed steam table pans.

5.In a large bowl, mix together milk, eggs, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and cinnamon.

6.Pour 5 cups of the egg mixture over the cubed bread in each of the steam table pans.

7.Cover and let sit for at least 2 hours or overnight.

8.Remove the French toast mixture from the refrigerator.

9.Top each pan of the French toast mixture with 1 pound, 10 ounces of frozen wild blueberries.