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Blueberry Breakfast Bake with Maple Syrup

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 9 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

This isn't a typical breakfast bake! Blueberries and pure maple syrup add a tasty twist, making it perfect for brunch or any gathering. ...MORE+ LESS-

TBSP Susan
May 19, 2015

Ingredients

16
slices of bread (thicker sliced bread works well)
8
ounces cream cheese
1
cup fresh (or frozen) blueberries, more if desired (thaw if frozen)
12
eggs
2
cups milk
1/2
cup pure maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
extra pure maple syrup, warmed, for serving
blueberry sauce (see recipe in Step 6 below)
fresh fruit for garnish (raspberries, strawberries)

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 9x13 glass baking pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Remove crusts from bread. Cut slices into 1-inch cubes. (Tip: An electric knife works well to cut bread without squishing it.) Place cubes loosely in bottom of prepared pan.
  • 3
    Cut cream cheese into tiny bits. Sprinkle bits over bread. Top with blueberries.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat eggs. Whisk in milk and syrup, blending well. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  • 5
    Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and the center is set. Allow to cool for 10 minutes to set, then serve with blueberry sauce (see below) and warm maple syrup on the side. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries and whole fresh raspberries if desired.
  • 6
    BLUEBERRY SAUCE: In a sauce pan, combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1/2 cup water. Whisk to blend well. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries; reduce heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until berries have burst. Serve warm on the side for drizzling over the Blueberry Breakfast Bake. (Also terrific on pancakes, ice cream or pound cake!)
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
25g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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