I suggest making the bread at least day before preparing this recipe, to give the loaf proper time to cool. Or if you happen to have half a loaf of bread to use up, I can think of no better use. That is in fact why I originally created this recipe – looking for a use for leftover sandwich bread. There is a full tutorial on baking Paleo bread here.
Once all of the ingredients are mixed together, place your baking on the lower rack of the oven to bake. This way the top of the casserole shouldn’t burn before the rest of it can cook through evenly. Once you remove the casserole from the oven, allow it to cool and set for 15-20 minutes before serving. This casserole would also travel well, in case you are heading to a brunch and need to reheat it quickly in the oven.
I served this casserole as breakfast for dinner, and then got to enjoy leftovers for actual breakfast the next few days as well as a sweet, decadent way to wake up. I really like the combination of French toast with blueberries, but you could easily introduce other kids of berries to this casserole. Once strawberry season rolls around I will definitely be trying that as a topping. For other toppings, you could stick to the classic maple syrup, or go with a coconut whipped cream.
- 1 loaf Paleo Bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with coconut oil spray. Place the bread and blueberries into the dish.
- Whisk together the eggs, almond milk, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and blueberries. Lightly stir to coat. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the casserole to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
Hi. I made this for Easter breakfast. I doubled the recipe and spread it out in an 11 x 13 pan to feed my family but as long as I had it in the oven (over an hour-and-a-half, all told) the egg didn’t cook through in all places. As a result, it didn’t go over very well. Any advice?
Sorry to hear that it didn’t turn out. If you double the recipe, spread it out over two baking dishes so that the layers aren’t too thick and the egg can cook through properly. Let me know if that helps!
Any chance you know the glycemic load of the french toast, prepared exactly as your recipe states? I’m trying to prove that I’m eating exactly as the nutritionists asked me to & that it is the new meds that are not working for me at all. Prepared the paleo bread exactly as recipe.
Can you explain difference between coconut cream and milk full fst
Coconut cream has a higher ratio of coconut flesh to water, making it slightly thicker
Thanks for this delicious recipe. We had it for breakfast today and it was FAB! Keeper!!
How is it someone soooo young knows soooo much about food, in particular Paleo? My wife and I embraced the Paleo way of eating months ago but continue to search new and exciting Paleo Recipes. Thanks for educating us nutritionally.