berry french toast bake in a casserole dish

Berry French Toast Bake

This Berry French Toast Bake is SO easy to make for breakfast or brunch. You can leave it in the fridge overnight and then bake it in the morning for easy meal prep. It looks so delicious with the creamy filling and topped with fresh berries. Nobody will believe this comfort food breakfast is healthy!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 340kcal
Author Nora


  • 3 large eggs you can also use 4 large egg whites
  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup make it sugar free with your favorite sweetener, I just don't like using them
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 pound cubed wholemeal bread preferably a day old (I used homemade spelt sourdough)
  • 2 cups mixed berries I used frozen
  • 8 ounces low fat cottage cheese blended until smooth (can also use full fat, but I've never even seen that at my store?)
  • 1 small handful rolled oats optional
  • Fresh berries to serve


  • Make the milk mix: Place the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sweetener, vanilla and salt in a large measuring jug and whisk until smooth.
  • Layer the casserole: To a lightly greased 7x11 baking dish (9x13 would work, too, it's just a little flatter), add half of the cubed bread. Pour over 1/3 of the milk mixture. Top with the 2 cups mixed berries and then dot with the blended cottage cheese. Add the remaining bread and pour over the remaining milk mixture, making sure all the bread pieces are soaked.
  • Chill the casserole: Cover the casserole dish and chill the casserole in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight.
  • Bake the casserole: Once you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the bake from the fridge and uncover. Sprinkle with oats, if you like. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the top is golden and the bake has set.
  • Serve: allow to rest for 5 minutes before dishing out portions. Serve with fresh berries.


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Nutrition Facts
Berry French Toast Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 750mg33%
Potassium 223mg6%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 750mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 2.7mg