Blueberry-Almond French Toast Casserole
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
  • 7cups French breadcut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/3cup brown sugar
  • 2tbsp buttersliced into 6-8 thin pieces
  • 3 eggslightly beaten
  • 1/4cup cream cheesesoftened ( 2 ounces )
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 1tsp almond extract
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4cup slivered almondsdivided
  • powdered sugarfor serving
  • maple syrupfor serving
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.