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Lemon Blueberry French Toast Bake with Lemon Mint Cream

lemon blueberry french toastI love Brunch, everything about it makes me happy. The foods you eat, the decorations you use and the drinks you consume. I’ve hosted my fair share of Brunches for family and friends throughout the year and I always seem to find something new to try. With Easter around the corner I am thinking of what I will serve for our Easter Brunch. I want my menu to be easy to prepare so I can enjoy it instead being in the kitchen the whole time.

I love baked french toast but I wanted to jazz it up a bit for the holiday. Flavors (to me) that make me think of spring is lemon and mint. I wanted to create something that would fit with my Easter Brunch theme using these fresh flavors and it made sense to incorporate it into my recipe – Lemon Blueberry French Toast Bake with Lemon Mint Cream

 

 

 

 

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Bake with Lemon Mint Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 Challah Loaf - cubed
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups of frozen wild blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • LEMON MINT CREAM
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for the top of each slice

Instructions

  1. Place cubed bread into a 9x13 greased baking dish
  2. In a large bowl mix together eggs, milk, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, zest, lemon juice, lemon curd and vanilla
  3. After mixing add the frozen blueberries - make sure you do this right before you are ready to pour over the bread, you don't want the mixture to turn purple.
  4. Pour egg mixture over the cubed bread
  5. In a separate small bowl mix together butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and coconut sugar - place the bits on top of the french toast and bake at 350 uncovered for 45 minutes
  6. LEMON MINT CREAM
  7. In a small saucepan warm up (DO NOT GET TOO HOT) lemon curd, 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream and 3 sprigs of fresh mint. Stir together until its smooth and mint has infused with the lemon, set aside and let cool
  8. Using electric beaters mix 1 cup of whipping cream until you create stiff peaks.
  9. Once the lemon curd mixture cool but still smooth mix into the whip cream using the electric mixture. Place in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
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If you are looking for more Easter inspirations, head over to my ALL THINGS EASTER article which includes 26 ideas from 26 amazing bloggers. You will find many recipes, basket ideas and decorating ideas to make your home and table beautiful for your guests.

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