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Blueberry French Toast Cups

Blueberry muffins meet French toast in this kid-friendly make-ahead breakfast.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 202 kcal
Author Hello Veggie

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces stale bread torn into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Maple syrup for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Grease a muffin tin with butter or oil. Divide the bread and berries evenly among the 12 muffin cups, pressing them in to fit if needed.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, half-and-half, banana, vanilla, and cinnamon in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the custard mixture into the muffin cups, using a spoon to press down and submerge the bread.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
  4. While the oven is preheating, use the spoon to press down on the bread periodically to make sure the custard soaks into it. Once preheated, place the muffin tin in the oven and bake the cups for about 35 minutes, or until the custard is set and the edges of the cups are golden brown.
  5. Allow the cups to cool for 5-10 minutes, then run a butterknife along the edges of each cup and carefully remove.
  6. To freeze, transfer the cups to a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen through. Pop the frozen French toast cups in a freezer bag; to reheat, microwave until warm or bake in the oven at 350ºF for 10-15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

While I used to only make French toast with challah or French bread, I've recently started making it with seeded and whole grain breads too; if you're not a traditionalist, give it a try!

If you anticipate eating these on-the-go, you may want to add some additional sweetener to the recipe. Stir maple syrup or honey into the custard mixture or sprinkle turbinado sugar onto the cups before baking.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry French Toast Cups
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.3g10%
Saturated Fat 2.8g18%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 5.4g6%
Protein 8.5g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.