Blueberry-Almond French Toast Casserole
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 13
Rating: 4.38
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Breakfast, Kid-Friendly
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Blueberries, Bread, Eggs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 7 cups French bread cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter sliced into 6-8 thin pieces
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened ( 2 ounces )
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds divided
  • powdered sugar for serving
  • maple syrup for serving
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Breakfast, Kid-Friendly
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Blueberries, Bread, Eggs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 7 cups French bread cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter sliced into 6-8 thin pieces
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened ( 2 ounces )
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds divided
  • powdered sugar for serving
  • maple syrup for serving
Votes: 13
Rating: 4.38
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Instructions
  1. Coat the inside of a 1.5 quart baking dish with non-stick spray. Layer blueberries, bread and brown sugar. ensuring blueberries and sugar are evenly distributed throughout.
  2. Sprinkle with half the slivered almonds and dot the butter evenly over the top.
  3. In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk together the eggs, softened cream cheese, milk, sugar, almond extract, cinnamon and salt. Pour over bread and blueberries, making sure all bread pieces are moistened.
  4. Pour 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot and put in the trivet. Cover the baking dish lightly with foil (do not seal) and carefully set the baking dish on the trivet.
  5. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  6. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- buttons and program the Instant Pot for 25 minutes.
  7. When the time is up quick-release the remaining pressure.
  8. Carefully remove the baking dish from the pot, remove the foil and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes until set (or, optionally, set banking dish under the broiler until golden, 3-5 minutes).
  9. Serve with remaining slivered almonds, powdered sugar, maple syrup and additional blueberries, if desired.
Recipe Notes

*If your Instant Pot does not have a MANUAL function, use the Pressure Cook function.

13 replies
  1. Drfuller6207
    Drfuller6207 says:

    Really easy and everybody loved it! I’m a non-cooking dad so all were amazed at results. Be sure to put under broiler fo 6 minutes before serving.

  2. mewhiting91
    mewhiting91 says:

    This is super easy and delicious. Its not very “pretty”, but its perfect for a lazy Sunday morning or the morning of a holiday (like Christmas).

  3. Racheldutson
    Racheldutson says:

    Wow! That was good but too sweet for me. I used frozen blueberries which worked just fine. Instead of remaining solid it just kind of crumbled. It wasn’t pretty but topped with powdered sugar and whip cream it looked awesome. My kids loved it. One serving was definitely enough. Serve with eggs if you want more.

  4. Karen7kk
    Karen7kk says:

    Easy to make. This was very yummy. I did put the blueberries tjpugh my food proccessor to chop them up some.

  5. Libbyjj
    Libbyjj says:

    This one turned out really well for us. We didn’t have any almonds on hand but it tasted great anyway.

  6. Julieinwy
    Julieinwy says:

    Fluffy and tender, delicious! Be sure to blend in the cream cheese well. It tends to clump and stay on top of tge casserole.

  7. Snailkathy
    Snailkathy says:

    This was delicious very easy to make. We added a next your egg in a little bit more milk sugar and cinnamon. Put in the broiler at the end on low for three minutes.

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