French Toast Casserole with Berries & Calamansi


French Toast Casserole with Berries & Calamansi
Blueberry Calamansi French Toast Casserole

Assemble these easy layers the night before and pop it in the fridge; then all you have to do in the morning is turn the oven on, put it in, and . . . wa-lah!!! Easiest breakfast (& amazing aroma) ever. icon wink French Toast Casserole with Berries & Calamansi

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 Loaves Bread, Cubed & Divided in Half (We used fresh French Bread)

(Layer 1:)

8 oz Cream Cheese

1 Tablespoons Milk

1 Tablespoon SunTropics Calamansi Juice

3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

1-2 Cups Berries of Your Choice (We used Frozen Blueberries)

(Layer 2:)

3/4 Cup Milk

8 Eggs

3 Teaspoons Vanilla

3/4 Cup SunTropics Calamansi Juice

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg

1-2 Cups Berries of Your Choice (We used Frozen Blueberries)

*Optional: For extra sweetness, 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

Blueberry Syrup:

1/2 Cup Cold Water

1/2 Cup Cold SunTropics Calamansi Juice

2 Tablespoons Corn Starch

1 Cup Blueberries

1/3 Cup Sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Casserole:

1. Spread half of the cubed bread in the bottom of a greased casserole dish.

2. Blend Layer 1 ingredients, minus the berries, until smooth. Spread mixture over the layer of cubed bread and sprinkle the 1-2 Cups of berries over the top.

3. Spread the other half of cubed bread over the mixture.

4. Mix Layer 2 ingredients, minus the berries, until combined. Sprinkle with 1-2 Cups berries. Pour over the entire mixture.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

5. In the morning, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes, then remove foil and bake another 20 minutes. Top with maple or homemade blueberry calamansi syrup (see below).

Blueberry Calamansi Syrup:

1. Whisk together water, calamansi juice, & corn starch until smooth. Mix in sugar and blueberries.

2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce to low and allow to simmer approximately ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

*The Blueberry Calamansi Syrup can be made the night before, stored covered in the fridge, then heated again in the morning, or made fresh in the morning!

Enjoy your stress-free morning, and be sure to let us know how yours turned out on our Facebook and Twitter pages! We love to see your yummy photos!

*Adapted from www.deliciouslyyum.com’s recipe!

 

 

 

 

 

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