Blueberry Crunch Breakfast Bake


1 loaf (16 ounces) day-old French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
8 large eggs
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cold butter
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup chopped walnuts


1Arrange half of the bread slices in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
2In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream and vanilla. Slowly pour half of the cream mixture over the bread. Top with remaining bread and egg mixture. Let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
3Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over top. Top with blueberries and walnuts.
4Bake, uncovered, at 375° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Helpful Hints:

Blueberries in season make this a very special breakfast, but I find that frozen berries can work just as well. My grandmother used to make this with strawberries and I always loved to eat it at her house.—
Total Time
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
Makes 12 servings
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 427 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 154mg cholesterol, 351mg sodium, 50g car

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