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Red White and Blue French Toast Bake Recipe

This Red White and Blue French Toast Bake is the perfect way to start your Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July or any other patriotic holiday celebration.  It’s an easy overnight breakfast casserole made with French bread soaked in a yummy egg custard and topped with blueberries, strawberries, cream cheese and a cinnamon brown sugar streusel just before baking.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 310kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 1 loaf French Bread cut into 1" pieces
  • 12 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Strawberries diced into ½" pieces
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese cut into ½" pieces

Streusel Topping

  • 6 T Butter room temperature, cut into cubes
  • cup Light Brown Sugar
  • cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon


Make-Ahead Instructions (Day Before Serving)

  • Spray a 9" by 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, then place your cut or torn pieces of French bread evenly in the bottom of your baking dish. The bread should be about even with the top of the baking dish. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs and whisk to break them up.  Then, add the milk, maple syrup and vanilla and whisk again until all the ingredients are well-combined.
  • Pour your egg mixture evenly over the bread, covering as much of it as possible. Use a fork to gently stir your bread and egg mixture together. Sprinkle the strawberries and blueberries evenly on top and gently mix in, then either cut or scoop ½" pieces of cream cheese and place evenly over the top.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to allow time for the bread to soak up all of the liquid.

Streusel Topping

  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, add the butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.  Stir or mix with a fork until the streusel has ¼" pieces.  You can also use a standing mixer with the paddle attachment on low speed, making sure to stop the mixer once you have ¼" pieces.
  • Either use immediately, or transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge until you are ready to bake.

How to Bake

  • When you're ready to bake, pull your baking dish from the fridge and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Allow to come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the bread and egg mixture and put into your preheated oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top and edges are light golden brown.  
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly, then cut into 12 portions. Serve with whipped cream, berries or your favorite syrup.  Enjoy!


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg