This Blueberry French Toast recipe is super quick and easy! A sweet blueberry sauce and thick Texas Toast make this the perfect breakfast!
French toast is one of the easiest meal prep breakfasts I can possibly make.
At its core, the main ingredients are bread, milk, and eggs. Pretty simple.
One of the great things about this is I can make a huge batch of French toast and my family can eat from it for the entire week. Talk about easy!
On special occasions I’ll spice things up a bit and add a few extra goodies. Like this super easy blueberry topping.
This Blueberry French toast is a regular French toast recipe, not a breakfast casserole. Both are good, but this is a little simpler for when you don’t have much time.
With an easy blueberry sauce made with juicy blueberries and a super thick loaf of bread, you’ll want to make this easy recipe over and over! Scroll to the bottom of the post to get to the recipe card. Or keep reading for extra tips and tricks!
Differences between French toast and French toast casserole
If this is your first time even hearing about French toast casserole, don’t even sweat it! Both recipes use similar ingredients but are made in different ways.
A French toast casserole usually includes the following:
- Hard bread- Like a French bread, challah bread, or any kind of stale bread or day-old bread you can turn into bread cubes
- An eggy mixture of eggs and milk, just like regular French toast
- Brown sugar or another type of sugar in the egg mixture
- Other delicious additions like lemon zest, lemon juice, cream cheese cubes… it depends on the recipe.
And a casserole usually has an overnight soak of the bread mixture, or at least 30 minutes, to help the bread soak up the milk. Then you bake it in the oven!
Honestly, this is a great recipe to keep on hand for a Summer brunch or other holiday event.
If you want an example, try my Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe!
- Texas toast
- Vanilla extract
Tips for the best French toast
- For best results, use a really thick sliced bread! Wal Mart’s Texas toast loaf is AMAZING and is almost always the only one I buy. I’ve also made this with Brioche bread and it was absolutely delicious.
- You can use fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries! Fresh are cheaper in the Summer, but frozen is just as healthy during the months they’re not in-season.
How to make
In a small pot, add the blueberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Use the back of a spoon or potato masher to gently mash the blueberries. They don’t have to be completely smashed down, just enough to thicken it a little.
Mix together the cornstarch and water and add to the pot. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat- the sauce will thicken as it sits.
To make the French toast, whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
Heat a large pan or griddle to medium heat. Lightly dip a slice of bread (Don’t soak it) in the custard mixture and place on the pan. Repeat with as many as will fit, and cook 1-2 minutes on each side, flipping halfway through until each side is golden brown.
Add 2-3 slices of French toast to a plate and top with about 1/2 cup of blueberry sauce.
How to store
Once everything has cooled to room temperature, store leftover French toast in an airtight container in the fridge. Store the blueberry sauce either in one large container, or individual portions for easy access.
Use up both within 5 days.
How to freeze
You can easily freeze French toast! The best way is to place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, in a single layer. Once they’re completely frozen, transfer them to a gallon-size freezer bag. They’ll stay fresh for up to 3 months.
I haven’t frozen the blueberry sauce yet, but I’m sure it can be done! Store the sauce in a freezer-safe storage container, and let it thaw in the fridge overnight when ready to use.
What to serve with this
This French toast can be pretty filling by itself! Here are some additional toppings if you so choose:
- Maple syrup
- Melted butter
- Whipped cream
- Extra fruit, like sliced banana
I also like to eat this with a side of protein. Here are some of my favorites:
- Scrambled eggs
- Greek yogurt
- Breakfast sausage
- Cottage cheese
Other breakfast recipes
Looking for more delicious breakfast ideas? I’ve got you covered! Here are my tried-and-true favorites:
- Blueberry French Toast Casserole
- Breakfast Potatoes With Bell Peppers
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Breakfast Burrito Packs
Print the recipe for this Blueberry French Toast:
- 1 loaf Texas toast (About 18 slices)
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 16 ounces blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
- In a small pot, add the blueberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Use the back of a spoon or potato masher to gently mash the
blueberries. They don't have to be completely smashed down, just enough to thicken it a little.
- Mix together the cornstarch and water and add to the pot. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat- the sauce will thicken as it sits.
- To make the French toast, whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
- Heat a large pan or griddle to medium heat. Lightly dip a slice of bread (Don't soak it) in the custard mixture and place on the pan. Repeat with as many as will fit, and cook 1-2 minutes on each side, flipping halfway through until each side is golden brown.
- Add 2-3 slices of French toast to a plate and top with about 1/2 cup of blueberry sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g