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Blueberry Baguette French Toast Bites

These cute and tasty little blueberry-stuffed baked Baguette French Toast Bites are such a fun breakfast treat! This recipe is great if you want to have French toast on the table for the whole family at the same time but don't want to stand over the stove for a half hour flipping pieces of toast in a pan!

These individual almost-bite-sized blueberry French toast pieces are a great option for those who like the idea of a baked French toast casserole, but are not a fan of the mushy middle parts. Each bite of this baguette French toast has a nice crispy edge and just a little bit of the soft, sweet middle.

Plate of baked baguette French toasts with blueberries

This recipe is for you if you:

  • Don't like flipping French toast pieces in a pan for what feels like forever when you're hungry
  • Don't like mushy French toast that's too eggy
  • Want an EASY hands-off breakfast that bakes while you get everything else ready
  • Are looking for hand-held kid-friendly breakfast ideas
  • Love adding fruit to your breakfast (this recipe uses 1.5 cups of blueberries!)
Hand holding piece of baguette French toast with blueberries with a bite taken out to show texture
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Baguette French toast

This baked baguette French toast is inspired by this Hasselback French Toast from my sister site Babaganosh. I absolutely love the texture you get when you use a baguette for French toast because it doesn't get mushy in the French toast liquid. Baguette French toast also bakes up quickly compared to a French toast casserole.

I like to use a baguette that's a couple of days old for this French toast recipe, but a fresh one works just as well!

Sliced open piece of baguette French toast to show texture inside

More delicious breakfast ideas: Red Velvet Waffles

Blueberry French toast nests

I had a different vision for this recipe originally: I was picturing the French toast pieces to be round like little "nests" filled with blueberries. Well, I couldn't get the baguette slices to form a circle... however the juicy baked blueberries on top were SO DELICIOUS I couldn't not share this recipe with you!

Blueberries are my absolute favorite fruit / berry to bake with because they get so sweet, juicy, and delicious when baked. Their flavor intensifies in the oven, and they release delicious blueberry juices all over this French toast.

And if you have even a little bit of an imagination, you can picture these to be little French toast bird's nests. I think this would be a GREAT Easter French toast recipe if you want to pretend the baked blueberries are like little eggs!

More delicious breakfast ideas: Sweet Potato Muffins

Ingredients for baked baguette French toast with blueberries

Ingredients

The recipe below is for a baguette that's about 21-22 inches, so you can scale up the ingredients if your baguette is longer, or use less if you have a shorter baguette.

  • 1 baguette (day old is best, I used a 21-inch baguette)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (or honey or agave or maple syrup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1.5 cups blueberries
  • Oil spray for cooking

Related recipe: Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Equipment needed

For this recipe, you'll need a large baking sheet (12x17 inches), or two medium-large baking sheets (such as 9x13-inch). Parchment paper REALLY helps with cleanup and not having the French toast pieces stick to the pan so I also recommend that.

You'll also need some standard cooking supplies: measuring cups and spoons, and a medium bowl.

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet (or two medium-large baking sheets, see recipe notes and tips below the instructions) with parchment paper and spray with oil or brush with butter.

Step 2: Cut the baguette into ½ - 1 inch thick pieces. If you like a wetter French toast, go with the ½-inch pieces, even though you might need to split them between two baking sheets. For thicker French toast pieces with more "bite" to them, go with ¾-inch or even 1 inch thick pieces.

Sliced baguette on a cutting board

Step 3: Combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl and mix well. If you're using honey or syrup, mix really well to make sure the honey is not stuck to the bottom of the bowl.

Egg and milk mixture for French toast
The mixture might not look pretty with cinnamon in it, but it will be delicious!!

Step 4: Place a few baguette slices into the egg mixture and let them really soak up the liquid for a minute until they're soggy all the way to the center.

Baguette slices in a bowl of French toast liquid

Step 5: Place the soaked baguette pieces on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6: Use your fingers or a small teaspoon to form a small indentation in each baguette piece. Top each one with several blueberries (4-8 pieces, depending on your preference and the size of your berries).

Baking pan with pieces of baguette soaked in French toast liquid arranged on top, topped with blueberries

Step 7: Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, or until the French toast pieces are baked through and the berries are starting to burst and release juices. If you're baking on 2 baking sheets, rotate them halfway through so they bake evenly, whether they're on the same rack or on top of each other.

Serve warm with your favorite French toast toppings.

Close up of baguette French toast with blueberries on top

Recipe notes and tips

→ Baguette: It's your choice how thick to slice the baguette. Don't go thinner than ½ inch because the slices will fall apart. Don't go thicker than 1 inch because the center won't have any liquid absorbed and it will be bready but not "French toasty." I prefer about ¾-inch thick slices. If your slices are on the thicker side, let them soak in the liquid longer to absorb more. Based on the size of your baguette and your slice thickness, you might need to use 1 or 2 baking sheets.

→ Baking sheet size: Once you start placing the baguette slices down, you'll be able to calculate if you need more than 1 baking sheet. My 21-inch baguette sliced into ¾-inch pieces fit into a large 12x17-inch baking sheet. If I had a larger baguette or if I was doing ½-inch pieces (aka more pieces), then I would have to use 2 baking sheets. Two 9x13-inch baking sheets would work.

→ Cinnamon: Totally optional but I love adding a little bit to ALL French toast recipes!

→ Blueberries: You can use fresh or frozen, and you can pile on as few or as many as you like. I used 1.5 cups, but you might need more or less depending on the number of slices you have and how many blueberries you like.

More breakfast recipes to try: Cinnamon Maple Pancakes

French toast toppings

We serve this French toast with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Other great toppings are honey, agave nectar, whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream, and fresh fruit or berries.

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Plate of baked baguette blueberry French toasts

Blueberry Baguette French Toast Bites

These little Blueberry Baguette French Toast "Nests" are a fun breakfast treat! They're baked so you don't have to stand over the stove, and they have a great texture that's not too mushy.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette day old is best, I used a 21-inch baguette, see notes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 cups milk any kind
  • 3 tablespoons sugar or honey or maple or agave syrup
  • 2 teasoons vanilla extract optional
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt optional
  • 1.5 cups blueberries or as needed
  • Oil spray for baking
  • Maple syrup, powdered sugar for serving

Special equipment

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet (or two medium-large baking sheets, see notes below) with parchment paper and spray with oil or brush with butter.
  • Cut the baguette into ½ - 1 inch thick pieces. See notes for tips.
    Sliced baguette on a cutting board
  • Combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl and mix well. If you're using honey or syrup, mix really well to make sure the honey is not stuck to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Place a few baguette slices into the egg mixture and let them really soak up the liquid for a minute until they're soggy all the way to the center.
  • Place the soaked baguette pieces on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Use your fingers or a small teaspoon to form a small indentation in each baguette piece. Top each one with several blueberries (4-8 pieces, depending on your preference and the size of your berries).
    Baking pan with pieces of baguette soaked in French toast liquid arranged on top, topped with blueberries
  • Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, or until the French toast pieces are baked through and the berries are starting to burst and release juices. If you're baking on 2 baking sheets, rotate them halfway through so they bake evenly, whether they're on the same rack or on top of each other.
  • Serve warm with your favorite French toast toppings.

Notes

Recipe notes and tips
→ Baguette: It's your choice how thick to slice the baguette. Don't go thinner than ½ inch because the slices will fall apart. Don't go thicker than 1 inch because the center won't have any liquid absorbed and it will be bready but not "French toasty." I prefer about ¾-inch thick slices. If your slices are on the thicker side, let them soak in the liquid longer to absorb more. Based on the size of your baguette and your slice thickness, you might need to use 1 or 2 baking sheets.
If your baguette is much smaller or much longer than ~21 inches, you will need to scale the recipe up or down.
→ Baking sheet size: Once you start placing the baguette slices down, you'll be able to calculate if you need more than 1 baking sheet. My 21-inch baguette sliced into ¾-inch pieces fit into a large 12x17-inch baking sheet. If I had a larger baguette or if I was doing ½-inch pieces (aka more pieces), then I would have to use 2 baking sheets. Two 9x13-inch baking sheets would work.
→ Blueberries: You can use fresh or frozen, and you can pile on as few or as many as you like. I used 1.5 cups, but you might need more or less depending on the number of slices you have and how many blueberries you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 3mg
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