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Baked Blueberry Brioche French Toast with a Blueberry Syrup

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the French Toast

  • 1 loaf of Brioche Bread
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of sugar plus more for final garnish
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 pint of blueberries divided in half
  • 1/4 cup of pecans chopped

For the Blueberry Syrup

  • 1/2 pint of blueberries
  • 1 cup of maple syrup

Instructions

For the French Toast

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice your brioche loaf into 1 inch thick slices. in a shallow baking dish layer the slices in making sure not to completely overlap one slice with another.
  3. Dot the blueberries and pecans on top and in between the slices of toast.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the seasonings, sugar, egg and liquids together being sure to whip the mixture to a smooth consistency.

  5. Carefully pour the liquid mixture over the brioche toast making sure each slice gets coated, finishing with a light sprinkle of sugar so that while the toast bakes, the top caramelizes a little bit.
  6. You have the option of letting this sit overnight in the fridge, a couple of hours, or popping it strait into the oven.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.

For the Blueberry Syrup

  1. Combine both ingredients into a small saucepan on medium heat. Continuously stir and slightly smash the berries as the liquid heats up. Bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat to warm until ready to serve.