Blueberry French Toast Cobbler

From The Magic of Christmas pg. 83

Waking up Christmas morning to the aroma of Blueberry French Toast Cobbler baking in the oven is the perfect sensory memory for my friend Claire and her family.

No one wants to spend Christmas morning in the kitchen, so this make-ahead breakfast is perfect. Christmas Eve, when the children are nestled all snug in their beds . . . you can put together this delicious breakfast treat. Then in the morning, just pop it in the oven. It’s ready in less than a half hour!

Blueberries are jam packed with anti-oxidants, making them one of the healthiest foods to eat.  But on Christmas morning, I’m not usually thinking about things like that. So tuck that info away for starting the New Year off right.

 I hope you enjoy this amazing recipe for Blueberry French Toast Cobbler from The Magic of Christmas 125 magical musings  . . . and cookies. The book is filled with wonderful Christmas thoughts and memories and cookie recipes submitted by my friends across the country and around the world..
– Jim


Blueberry French Toast Cobbler
Jan Anter, Ohio

Blueberry French Toast Cobbler has been a Christmas morning breakfast tradition with my family for decades. Christmas Eve we prepare it and bake it in the morning! – Claire


1 Loaf French BreadDough and Whisk
1/2 Cup Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 1/2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
1 tsp. Cornstarch
4 Eggs
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 T. Melted Butter


  1. Slice bread diagonally, about 3/4″ thick
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, baking powder, vanilla
  3. Place bread slices on cookie sheet with rim and pour mixture over, turning once to coat completely
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit overnight (or 1-2 hours)
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  6. Butter 9 x 13 baking dish
  7. Place blueberries, sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch in prepared dish, stir to coat.
  8. Arrange bread over berries (if all of the bread doesn’t fit, cook separately)
  9. Brush tops of bread with melted butter
  10. Bake in center of oven for about 20 minutes, until toast is golden and berries are bubbling around the sides.
  11. Remove from oven and sift confectioners sugar over top.
  12. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.

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