This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own.
I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner. I feel like this year flew by at light speed. We love having our family over during the holidays when the girls are home from school. We make a big breakfast on Christmas morning, and I employ these tips for making the gathering as stress-free as possible. This Blueberry Pull-Apart French Toast Bread is easy to make and can be prepared the night before.
I used the King's Hawaiian® Sweet Round Bread to make this recipe. You can find them in the Walmart deli section. I love that it came in a pan, so I didn't have to get any pans dirty during the baking process. Another stress-free option. French Toast is one of those treats that my kids only get a couple of times a year. So I thought it would be the perfect dish to surprise them with on Christmas morning.
I added in some blueberry and a streusel topping to make it and even tastier treat. Start by cutting your King's Hawaiian® Sweet Round Bread in the pan provided into cubes. You don't want to cut down to the bottom, just deep enough so that you can pull it apart to add the filling.
Whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, flour, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pull the bread apart slightly and pour the mixture into the bread making sure to get it all over all of the bread to the edges.
Then you'll want to place the blueberries into the bread. I pushed mine into the corners all over the bread. This is a fun step that the kids can help you with as well. The blueberries I had were huge so I only got a handful into the bread. You could get a lot more in if they were smaller. You also could use a different fruit for this recipe as well. I was toying around with apple or strawberries as an option as well.
You'll want to refrigerate the bread for 2 hours or overnight. This will allow the egg mixture to soak into all of the bread. Prepare your streusel topping by cutting up some cold butter and adding in your flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Use a pastry knife to “cut in” the ingredients. It will be chunky when you get finished.
Then, place the streusel topping on top of the bread and squeeze some of it in between some of the cubes of bread. Bake the bread at 350 degrees covered with aluminum foil for 20 minutes. Then uncover it and continue baking for another 20-30 minutes. To test if it is done, insert a knife into the center. If it comes out clean, the French toast is done. French toast is a messy bread to begin with so you'll need to serve this like a pie. You won't need any powdered sugar or syrup on it because the streusel topping added the sweet in beforehand.
It was a huge hit with my kids. One of my daughters loves French toast while the other loves blueberries. It was the best of both worlds.
What you will need
- 6 eggs
- 1 cups of milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup cold butter cut into pieces
- Leave the bread in the provided pan. Cut King's Hawaiian® Sweet Round Bread into strips and then cubes with a bread knife.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, sugar, and flour in a bowl.
- Pour egg mixture slowly over bread making sure to separate each piece to cover all of the bread.
- Stick blueberries between the cubes of bread.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut 1/4 cups of cold butter into pieces and place in a bowl.
- Add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and use a pastry knife or a fork to combine. It should be clumpy.
- Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the loaf making sure to get some in between the slices.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
- Uncover and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. Stick a butter knife into the center, if it comes out clean it is done. If not continue baking.
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