Breakfast Recipes

Blueberry Cream Cheese Overnight French Toast

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: brunch is the best meal of the day. You can pick whatever you want. Omelet? Sure. Burger? A-OK! Coffee? Check. A cocktail? Why not! But my favourite kind of brunches are those that pack a big wallop with minimal effort. Like this blueberry cream cheese overnight french toast.

Blueberry Cream cheese overnight French toast 

Blueberry Cream Cheese Overnight French Toast
Serves 4
The perfect brunch with most of the work done the day before!
2451 calories
286 g
919 g
111 g
81 g
43 g
1266 g
3329 g
120 g
1 g
58 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2451
Calories from Fat 986
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 111g
Saturated Fat 43g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 47g
Cholesterol 919mg
Sodium 3329mg
Total Carbohydrates 286g
Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 120g
Protein 81g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 8 slices of brioche, the thickness of a piece of toast
  2. 4 oz of cream cheese
  3. 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  4. 4 eggs, beaten
  5. 1 cup of milk
  6. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  8. 1/4 cup of sugar
  9. butter
  1. Start by leaving your slices of brioche out on the counter all day so that when you get ready to soak the bread overnight, it's gone a bit stale.
  2. Spread your cream cheese evenly over four slices of brioche. Scatter a few blueberries into the cream cheese (reserving most for later). Then top with your remaining four slices of brioche. (Forming a blueberry cream cheese sandwich.)
  3. Whisk your eggs, milk, vanilla and maple syrup together. Place your brioche sandwiches into a large casserole dish and pour your eggy mixture overtop. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate overnight.
  4. In the morning, cook your remaining blueberries down in the sugar and a dash of water. After about 20 minutes of occasional stirring you should have a nice blueberry compote with some big chunks still. Meanwhile. turn your oven on as low as possible. Add a small amount of butter to a hot griddle pan and grill your french toast, one side then the other. Place that piece of french toast on a tray and put it in the oven to stay warm while you grill the remaining 3 brioche sandwiches.
  5. Once all your french toast is made, cut in half diagonally and top with as much of your blueberry compote as you desire and with generous drizzles of maple syrup.
  1. I leave my brioche out on the counter all day before soaking it that night. It works best when the bread is slightly stale!
Rhyme & Ribbons
soaking overnight with syrup
How do you like your french toast?

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  • Overnight french toast? I’ve never heard of such a thing! But man, that looks delicious!

    • Ugh, it’s the best. Letting it soak overnight so that all you have to do is cook it in the morning is my kind of breakfast! x

  • So delicious! We often have this exact breakfast for Christmas Eve brunch, so amazing!

    • It’s so easy to make the night before and then soooooo worth it on the morning of, right?! x

  • I’ve never had this recipe before – one to add to the list to try! Looks amazing πŸ™‚ Alice xx

  • Oh my god this looks good! Definitely giving this a go at the weekend!x

  • Yummmm you should come make this for me! Haha.

  • Oh my gosh, I HAVE to try this! So easy and it looks soooooo yummy!

    • It is sooooo easy. As long as you have the ingredients on hand the day before, it’s a piece of cake! x

  • Wow these look delicious – what a great idea! I would never have considered combining all those ingredients – genius! x

  • I had soup for lunch. SUCH HUNGER PANGS. SUCH REGRETS.

    Might attempt making this over the weekend πŸ˜€ I needed a new brunch recipe! xx

    • Hehe thanks lovely! If it makes you feel better I just had a salad… not super satisfying. x

  • Thanks so much! It’s super easy, I promise! x

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  • That sounds amazing!! but would the brioche not break after soaking it for so long over night? WELL! The only way to find out is to try and make it. Thanks for sharing the recipe xxx

    • Thanks Stephanie! The photo above with the slices of bread in the dish (pre-cooking) is after they have soaked overnight. They stood up pretty well! That’s why it’s important to use slightly stale brioche – otherwise it won’t soak up the moisture properly. Let me know if you make it and how it turns out for you! x

  • Christine | A Keane Sense

    Yes, brunch is my fave too! This looks so good! My husband loves French toast, and this looks like something he would enjoy! I might have to surprise one morning with this!

    • Thank you so much Christine! If you make it, you’ll have to let me know how it turns out! x

  • I literally just called my sister & told her to bring home cream cheese! We only had one with garlic in it & I don’t think that would have worked to well lol. Anyway, can’t wait to make these! They look amazingly good πŸ™‚ x

  • Jia Han Tong

    oh my gosh, this looks INCREDIBLE! Do you have any suggestions for ingredient replacements for the more health-conscious folks out there? too much cheese makes me sick πŸ™

    • Hi lovely! I’d say there’s no viable substitute for cream cheese, but if you were wanting to avoid dairy, I’d say to skip that step altogether. You can just soak your stale brioche in the mixture, not add any blueberries over-night and just up the amount of blueberry compote that you make in the morning! x

  • Oh my goodness! This looks amazing!!! Must make. xxx

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  • I’m 100% with you on brunch being the best meal! This looks and sounds divine – I’ve always just made french toast in the morning but this sounds like an even better way to enjoy a lazy breakfast!

  • Oh my gosh, this is just perfection! Maple syrup & blueberries…heaven on a plate!

    Annabel β™₯
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • This looks delicious. Will definitely have to save this recipe for when I go home this summer and have access to both cream cheese and blueberries again!

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  • Ala

    Umm, what? This is possibly one of the most delicious things I’ve seen in a good while! And I’ve just been looking up cheesecake recipes… haha x