Luscious, eggy, BlueBerry Apple Overnight Bread Pudding. An easy overnight breakfast casserole ready to bake first thing in the morning. Make this sumptuous recipe the night before a special occasion for a big crowd. Perfect for Christmas morning!
Do you love french toast? Then this recipe is your friend. Dave and I enjoy french toast. When I discovered overnight bread pudding I didn’t know what it was; exactly. This is my first breakfast to make the night before, except my homemade cinnamon rolls or muffins. But those recipes are baked the night before too! I’m in the kitchen late into the night for cinnamon rolls( if I make them earlier, they become dessert, not next day’s breakfast!). After the baking comes the clean up. Cinnamon rolls from scratch are an annual act of labor intensive love for breakfast. This is looking like a much better Christmas breakfast to me!!
Recipe notes on BlueBerry Apple Overnight Bread Pudding:
This BlueBerry Apple Overnight Bread Pudding casserole is a make ahead breakfast you bake in the morning. Intriguing idea! All the prep and clean up done before bed. Get to bed on time because it’s quick and easy! Wake up and throw it in the oven! Wow I enjoyed that a lot!
Here’s all you do:
- Split a large loaf of french bread long wise.
- Tear it into good-sized chunks and make a layer in your greased 13 x 9 size baking dish.
- Pour the egg mixture over the top.
- Throw on the apple pieces and blueberries and push them into those crevices.
- Cover with tinfoil and refrigerate overnight
- In the morning remove from refrigerator and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour, until set.
- Serve with pure Maple syrup
My casserole was a deep one (because I wanted to try out my new deep dish casserole) so mine took over an hour to bake clear into the center. If you use a HUGE loaf of french bread, as I did, it may take more time. Just keep checking until the center is bubbly or the casserole is browned and set.
As its cooling, whip up your icing (if desired) and drizzle over the casserole. Now, it’s ready to serve warm with pure maple syrup.
I do NOT want to hear you used Mrs. Butterworth’s or other cheap syrup on this breakfast! Especially if it’s served on a special occasion morning to your special guests! Spring for the organic pure male syrup! So worth it! You do NOT need to slather this casserole with butter either. It’s moist and tasty and needs nothing but a little bit of syrup to bring out that french toast flavor! The blueberries and apples add additional flavor and nutrition boosts.
This deep dish 13 x 9 casserole, although pretty, made a breakfast a bit gigantic for Dave and I to eat by ourselves. We ate it for breakfast, lunch and dessert. I still had half a pan! My mom, Kayti and Brian all helped with the leftovers. Even two days later I was getting great reports on how yummy this recipe is. I even ate it cold and loved that too!
Each serving can be eaten straight out of the pan with no butter or syrup. It stands alone fine. The syrup does bring out the flavors though!
Adapted from Women’s Day Overnight Bread pudding