Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Low-Carb Blueberry French Toast Casserole is a phenomenal paleo brunch recipe. We love making this dish for Mother’s Day brunch, but it’s so good that we have it all year round.

Dairy-Free French Toast Recipe

My dairy-free French Toast is made with Paleo Bread dipped in a creamy coconut milk batter.

Easy French Toast Recipe

I like to bake my Paleo Bread the day before I make this Blueberry French Toast Casserole. I let the bread cool overnight, then easily throw this dish together the next morning.

Low-Carb French Toast Recipe

Serve gluten-free French Toast with my dairy-free Keto Coconut Whipped Cream. I haven’t experimented yet with turning this French Toast into a keto breakfast recipe. If you’re looking for low-carb high-fat recipes you’ll want to take a look at my Keto Diet Recipes page.

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Ingredients
Serves:
4-6
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Instructions
  1. Place bread cubes and blueberries in an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  2. In a medium bowl mix eggs, coconut milk, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla
  3. Pour egg mixture over bread and blueberries
  4. Bake at 350°F on lower oven rack for 40-50 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and allow 15 minutes to set
  6. Serve
Just had this for breakfast – it’s amazing !!!

Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe

The idea for this recipe came from one called Bradley Inn Blueberry French Toast Casserole I found in our local paper, the Daily Camera.

Easy Low-Carb Pancake Recipe

Another great low-carb breakfast recipe? My flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes made with 7 ingredients total.

Food & Photography

The technique I used for this photo is a little more about the composition than the food, very artsy. I’ll keep taking the close up photographs that I have since I went grain-free in 2001. Which style of food photography do you like best?

Low-Carb Egg-Free Recipes

If you’re on an Egg-Free Diet you’ll want to check out these egg-free paleo recipes!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published this recipe in 2013.


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Comments

149 responses to “Blueberry French Toast Casserole”

  1. Hi Elana,
    I so love your site and all the recipes you provide. I just made this brunch using your keto blueberry lemon bread. Otherwise, I followed the recipe including the extra blueberries. It was delicious. I find the keto bread recipes a bit drier than the Paleo 2.0 (my favorite) and wondered why that might be the case. Anyway a bit of butter and a bit of maple syrup for those who weren’t limiting sugar and everyone loved the brunch. Thanks again for all your effort to provide great recipes.

  2. I did a variation for a large family brunch. I needed it to be “nut free” so I used your Nut Free paleo bread recipe which used Coconut flour and flax instead of almond flour. The dough is much lighter than the Paleo bread recipe. I made what I call a “double-triple” recipe. I used 2 loaves of Nut free paleo bread, 18 oz package of fresh blueberries and then tripled the eggs and coconut milk (and other stuff too). I increased the cinnamon so for this triple recipe I used 6 tsp plus I added nutmeg (1.5 tsp for triple). I had to use an extra-large baking dish. It also took over an hour to bake. I ended up covering it for the last 10 minutes in the oven. Everyone loved it! Some people called it “Bread Pudding” and ate it like a desert.
    If I make it again with the Paleo bread (almond flour based) I would definitely add more cinnamon.
    Great recipe with both types of Paleo breads!

    • Bernie, thanks for your comment and for letting us know about your great improvisation with this recipe! I’m so happy to hear that you made this with the Nut-Free Bread recipe from my book, Paleo Cooking, and that it turned out great :-)

  3. I made this yesterday, and my husband and I both really enjoyed it! He was diagnosed with MS in 2015, and since then we have been trying hard to eliminate foods from his diet that aggravate his symptoms. Recipes such as this one are an immense help! Thank you so much!

  4. I made this for Mother’s Day for me and my family . I decided to use Udi’s bread including the heels of the loaves. 6 slices total. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly as written. It was AMAZING! The flavor was great. My husband thought it needed a bit more cinnamon. Next time I will add 1 T. of cinnamon instead of 1 t. – I might add 1/2 cup more blueberries while I am at it. I love it when I have everything in my pantry and freezer to make an amazing dish.

    SO GOOD! Thanks Elana for all your fabulous recipes. Xoxo

    • Jenna, thanks for your darling comment! I’m so happy to hear that the French Toast Casserole was AMAZING :-)

  5. Hello Elana, I just “found” your blog. So Glad I did. I am struggling with symptoms of MS. NOT traditional as I am 67 young. I got “sick”, now I don’t use that word, a year ago February with severe tiredness and then exhaustion. Being new to SC we were healthy and had not gotten a DR. We were busy in being retired from Nursing careers and renovating a farm here. It has been a long journey, Dr’s and who to go to. Finally found an excellent Neurologist here and have had her line of tests….last one being the brain MRI and soon Spinal Tap. I am a mystery to all and so far, no diagnosis. I have gradually lost the ability of walking far distances and using a wheelchair for that. I walk around the house. Pain is controlled now; after many months of dealing with it. My left leg is the weakest one…iike a stringed puppet..can not walk up or down steps. etc. My leg is better but not good, really. I have a high tolerance for pain, good thing….so, I do appreciate how open you are and know beyond the words more than you now I may not have MS….but from shooting electric pains into my leg and foot….to walking gradually taken from me….I just want answers. and being a natural food person for many decades I needed to find you and your blog!!….I may find something out next Tuesday….or I may not….in any way…I am trying to hang in there and with prayers it will all be OK….Thanks again!! Karen

    • Karen, thanks for reaching out. I’m so sorry to hear about what you’re going through. I was diagnosed with MS in 2006 and after that initial MS attack was primarily symptom free until we built a smart house. At that point all of my neurological symptoms went nuts. We have removed just about all of the smart technology from our home and I am getting a bit better day by day. Here’s a post that might be of help to you:

      https://elanaspantry.com/simple-steps-to-reduce-emfs/

      You will be in my prayers!
      Elana

      • Thankyou so much Elana, we have so much to learn….today my troubled left leg is stronger and so I am enjoying it; as you know what I mean….I will read the post you suggested….Thank you for your prayers. We board a few horses. One recently came from Alaska and the girl’s parents drover her truck to her from there; so they visited yesterday. We were just like old friends, chatting on the porch…she asked if she could pray for me before they left; they fly out of Atlanta tomorrow; what a kind person…asking for healing…..people are just so supportive. Thanks again…

    • Hi, I understand your pain. I was diagnosed with CADASIL about 7 years ago. At first they thought it was MS but genetic blood work said otherwise. It’s been a long journey of changing my diet, decreasing stress (if possible!), and managing migraines, pain, and fatigue etc. After a recent hospital visit again, I was at my wits end with no answers for more recent symptoms. So after more research online I figured out I am “allergic” to glutamate! This is a big deal as it is in a lot of otherwise healthy natural foods! But apparently something that is somewhat common in people with neurological issues. So I have been off everything to the very best of my abilities that contains glutamate and I am feeling SO much better! It’s hard to believe the changes! I’m even sleeping better with a huge decrease in the insomnia! My legs were going weak too and it was scary. Now I’m on the treadmill almost daily! So maybe this is something you want to look into! This website has been a lifesaver for meals! Some adjustments still have to be made for my situation and other allergies but I don’t know where I would be without these sources recipes! Best to you!

      • Lana, thanks so much for your inspiring comment and for being such a generous member of this community by helping others! I’m so happy to hear that my website has been a lifesaver for you :-)

  6. Any other suggestions for Mother’s Day brunch?

    Will you be making anything else for your brunch?

    I prefer the close up photos.

    Happy Mother’s Day!!!

      • I have all the ingredients so tomorrow morning I am going to make this for me & my husband. I love all of your recipes I have made so far. Thanks very much and may God bless you on Mother’s day.

  7. I have been using many of your recipes for a couple of years and love every one of them. I made this recipe ( I have blueberry bushes) for a neighbor who “hates” blueberries. His wife was out of town and I was trying to take him food. He LOVED this recipe. Success!! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes. I am not gluten intolerant but find I feel better the less I eat. Thanks again, Elana.

  8. Hi Elana,

    I really appreciate your recipes. They are fantastic! I’m looking forward to getting your book as well. Just a quick question: Can I substitute the coconut milk in this recipe for regular milk?

    Thanks!

  9. About egg free recipes; I learned somewhere (?) that the liquid from soaked chic peas (garbanzo beans) acts like a binder like eggs do. I would recommend searching the internet for this in recipes. Once found, this is a great source for you Elana. About the photography, the beautiful ‘composition’ in this Blueberry French Toast Casserole is very appealing to the eye. Of course, closeups zero in on texture which is very helpful. I like them both. Wishing you hatzlacha in all your endeavors.

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