Blueberry French Toast Casserole
It’s very interesting to see parts of yourself reflected in your kids! My oldest boy takes after me in several ways. Jorryn loves to tease. He’s more tender-hearted than he likes to show. He loves to stay busy. He persists until he finds a way to make his plans a reality. We both like music, sports and reading.
Also like me, Jorryn has little to no appetite first thing in the morning. Now if he’s slept in a bit and it’s more like brunch time, his all-boy appetite wakes up and he can put it down!
But during the week, by the time he is ready for breakfast I’m already busy with work. Thankfully, now that he’s so close to being a teenager (as he loves to remind me), he can get his own breakfast.
One of his “specialties” is cereal. Should I pop his bubble and remind him that cereal takes no prep so he can’t possibly call it his specialty?
Nah. No judging. Building that male ego. Beside, I’m glad he serves himself!
When we were at Kroger last week we found the new General Mills cereal, Tiny Toast. It’s their first new cereal flavor in 15 years. Jorryn was eager to try the new taste. He thinks it’s great and it even smells good!
I like that there are no artificial flavors, no colors from artificial sources and there’s no high-fructose corn syrup. And there are only nine grams of sugar.
For some reason, Jorryn thinks the miniature toast shapes are cool. His favorite is the blueberry flavor but he likes the strawberry, too.
He likes to make it into what he calls a parfait: yogurt layered with the cereal. And of course he just eats it in a bowl with milk.
I got a huge smile from him when I made a blueberry French toast casserole over the weekend and used the Tiny Toast Cereal as the streusel topping.
That’s another way Jorryn is like me: we both loved it!
- 1 loaf French bread
- 2 cups milk
- 8 eggs
- 1 T vanilla
- 1 t cinnamon
- 2 T brown sugar
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 cups Blueberry Tiny Toast Cereal
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ½ t cinnamon
- Dice the French bread into small bite-sized squares and place in a 9x13 pan along with blueberries.
- In a bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon. Make sure eggs are well beaten.
- Pour over bread and toss to make sure every piece is covered. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. (I skipped this step, and really wish I wouldn’t have!)
- In a closable plastic bag, add one cup of Tiny Toast cereal and crush into small pieces with a rolling pin. Pour into a small bowl and add cinnamon. Drizzle ¼ cup melted butter and stir until the butter is well incorporated.
- Sprinkle streusel over the top of the French toast and bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
- Serve with whipped cream or maple syrup.
I’m excited to bring you this delicious recipe thanks to Tiny Toast.
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