French Toast Casserole with Berries

French Toast Casserole with Berries - Future Expat

My French Toast Casserole is one of the most popular recipes I’ve shared on Future Expat. Today, I want to show you how to take the same recipe and give it some zip with berries and a brown sugar oatmeal topping.

French Toast Casserole - Future ExpatOriginal French Toast Casserole recipe

You can find the original recipe by clicking on the picture or recipe link above.

This easy breakfast recipe takes cubes or scraps of any kind of bread and turns it into a wonderful casserole. I’ve made it with slightly freezer burned hamburger buns, old pita bread triangles and unused hoagie buns.

The recipe uses the basics of any french toast recipe – milk, eggs and vanilla. I also add some cinnamon sugar across the top.

French Toast Casserole with Berries:

The last time I made my bacon cream cheese roll-ups, I ended up with a bowl of sandwich bread crusts.

Bacon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups - bread and cream cheese

Unwilling to throw out the crusts, I decided to use them to bake up some French Toast Casserole.

French Toast Casserole with Berries - Future Expat

Then it occurred to me that I had some blackberries in the freezer that would be a great addition to this recipe.

French Toast Casserole with Berries - Future Expat French Toast Casserole with Berries - Future Expat

Since I was adding some sweetness to the breakfast dish, I decided to go all the way and add a brown sugar oatmeal mix to the top. With the new topping, the end result also works as a bread pudding style dessert.

French Toast Casserole with Berries - Future Expat

I did this a while ago, and don’t remember exactly how much I used. If I was doing it again, it would probably use about 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 1/3 cup of brown sugar.

French Toast Casserole with Berries - Future Expat

I baked it following the original recipe and love how it turned out. While I used blackberries, it would work just as well with blueberries or raspberries…or any other favorite berry in your pantry or freezer.

TIP: If you bake with frozen berries they don’t bake away. Just toss them into your recipe frozen and go straight to the oven whenever you add berries to muffins, quick breads or casseroles. 

French Toast Casserole with Berries - Future Expat French Toast Casserole with Berries - Future Expat

I really love how this turned out.

By the way, if you are wondering about that bacon cream cheese appetizer, these are really good too!

Bacon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups Recipe



4 Responses

  1. Andrea B. says:

    This looks fantastic. I seriously might have to try to make this next weekend. It looks perfectly “fall-ish”, too!

  2. I love this! I can’t wait to try it! I love breakfast recipes that are made in the oven leaving me free to do other things! Perfect for holidays! The thing that puts this one over the edge for me is the topping…my husband loves oatmeal toppings like this and I can’t wait to make this for him!

  3. Adrian says:

    Love this recipe! Not only do I have bags of bread ends sitting in the freezer waiting on me to do something with I just so happen to have some frozen blueberries that someone gave me from their garden! This is perfect for using both ingredients:)

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