Berry French Toast Bake

Berry French Toast Bake


1/2     cup all-purpose flour 
1 1/2  cups milk 
1        tablespoon sugar 
1/2     teaspoon vanilla 
1/4     teaspoon salt 
6        eggs 
10      slices French bread, 1 inch thick, cut into 1-inch cubes 
1        package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 
1        cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries 
1/2     cup chopped nuts 
          Powdered sugar, if desired 
          Blueberry or maple syrup, if desired


1.Generously grease 2 1/2-quart casserole or rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Beat flour, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs in large bowl with hand beater until smooth. Stir in bread cubes until coated.

2.Pour bread mixture into casserole. Top evenly with cream cheese, blueberries and nuts. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.

3.Heat oven to 400°F. Uncover and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with syrup.