- 1 loaf French bread (day-old is great)
- 6 eggs
- 1 ¾ cups milk
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 12 ounces of frozen unsweetened mixed berries
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
Cut bread into chunks and spread evenly in a generously greased 9 x 13 pan.
Mix eggs, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla and cinnamon together and pour over bread. Gently press bread down into egg mixture to ensure all bread is coated.
Sprinkle berries evenly over bread.
In a small bowl, mix butter and brown sugar for topping and drizzle mixture evenly over bread.
Cover and allow to refrigerate overnight before baking.
Remove from refrigerator and bake at 350oF for about 45 minutes, or until set in the middle. If necessary, tent with foil toward the end of the bake time to prevent overbrowning.
Top it with maple syrup, powdered sugar, chopped pecans, or a spoonful of fruit and enjoy!
To prepare casserole for the freezer, complete all the steps except refrigerating and baking. Wrap casserole in foil and seal in a 2-gallon freezer bag or double wrap casserole in foil. When ready to serve, allow casserole to thaw completely in the refrigerator – 12-24 hours. Then bake as directed.
If you enjoyed the Mixed Berry French Toast Casserole, you might also like these other breakfast casserole recipes:
- Classic Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
- Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
- Easy Ham & Swiss Casserole
- Easy Sausage Casserole
Have you ever heard of Wheat Berries and wondered what they are or what they have in common with real berries? Read our article about Wheat Berries to find more information!