As some of you know, I am about to be a first-time Mom! With only a few weeks to go, I have hit panic mode... I am about to be a MOM and MOMS know how to cook! Growing up, my Mother was THE BEST cook... no really, the best. Looking back, I'm not sure if our friends really wanted to hang out with my sister and me that much, or if they just came for the food! Either way, she was the hit of the neighborhood and I love that about her. Unfortunately, I did not inherit the Betty Crocker gene and am getting a late-in-life start at finding my way around the kitchen. Thanks to Pinterest, I am slowly learning and my husband is thoroughly enjoying all my recipe test runs. This is his latest favorite - Blueberry Breakfast Casserole. Like Mama always said, you can't just follow the recipe. You have to eyeball it and taste it along the way. So, I tweaked the recipe I found online and wanted to share it with all of you. I hope you love it as much as we do!
P.S. If any of you Mamas would be so kind, as to share you favorite recipes with me, I would LOVE you forever! Shoot me an email at Amber@ShopBlueDoor.com.
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Blueberry Breakfast Casserole
1.5 cups fresh blueberries
4 eggs beaten
1/4 cup maple syrup
7 slices of loaf bread (any kind)
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1/3 cup melted butter
6 oz cream cheese (needs to be cold)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut each slice of bread into 9 even squares. Cut cream cheese into small cubes.
Spray baking dish with cooking spray (I use a smaller square pan, approx 9x9). Place half of bread in bottom of dish. Evenly place cream cheese cubes and half of blueberries over the bread. Add remaining bread and rest of blueberries on top.
Combine eggs, milk, maple syrup and melted butter. Pour mixture over the casserole, making sure to soak all the pieces of bread on top.
Cover casserole with aluminum foil and bake for approx 50 minutes.When toothpick comes out clean, remove the foil. I like to "squish" mine lightly, so that the blueberry juice squeezes out a bit and to make sure all the bread pieces on top are not dry. Return to oven until casserole browns on top.
Serve warm, with optional maple syrup on the side and a dash of love.