5. Overnight Blueberry French Toast

My kids love this! I like to save it for the first day of school or Christmas morning so it’s really special. If your morning meal tastes lean toward sweet rather than savory, you’re going to love this meal.


1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
¼ cup melted butter
12 slices bread
1 ½ cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
5 lightly beaten eggs
1 ½ cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
Syrup, whipped cream and fresh blueberries, for garnish


Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and butter in a small bowl. Coat a slow cooker with cooking spray and coat the bottom with 1/3 of the sugar mixture. Add 6 slices bread, then another 1/3 of the sugar. Sprinkle with the blueberries. Add the other 6 slices bread and the remaining sugar. Beat the eggs with the milk, vanilla and salt in a bowl. Pour over the bread and press down lightly. Cover and refrigerate several hours. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours and serve with syrup, whipped cream and blueberries on top.