Berry Delicious: Blueberry Maple Breakfast Bake
With fresh blueberries in markets, it might be a good time to squeeze in a super delicious baked treat for the season. This breakfast dish is hearty and filling to start your day but plenty sweet to feel like a treat. Not much time in the morning? Make it the night before, keep it in the refrigerator, and pop it in the oven first thing in the morning. The scent wafting through the house will have everyone up in a hurry! This is also great served after dinner with coffee or tea. Thinking of having a weekend brunch? Serve this blueberry maple breakfast bake with eggs and fruit. Courtesy of Simply Recipes
1 loaf of white bread, crusts removed, bread cut into 1-inch pieces
4 oz cream cheese, cut into small cubes (about 1 cup)
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
8 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup maple syrup plus more for serving
1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish or you can use a large round cast iron pan. Place half of the bread cubes in the dish. Sprinkle cream cheese cubes and half of the blueberries over the bread. Top with remaining bread cubes and blueberries.
2. Combine eggs, milk, maple syrup and butter in a large bowl and pour over bread mixture.
3. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about one hour. Cover with aluminum foil if you notice the edges browning too much during baking.
4. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares or triangles to serve. Serve with additional maple syrup. Can be prepared the night before, and baked before serving.