Triple Berry Baked French Toast

Triple berry baked french toast is now my favorite meal!  Oh boy, I could have this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  The best thing is that you don’t need refined sugar when you’ve got the sweetness from all those berries PLUS I added some pure maple syrup and freshly squeezed orange juice.  Gotta love it, right?

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If you’re like me and demand some texture in your food then I’ve got that for you too.  A delicious maple granola tops this treat – love that extra tasty crunch! My friend, Fran, from Not Yer Granny’s Granola hand bakes it in small batches and it’s chock full of natural, healthy ingredients.  I met Fran last year for the first time at an event at the farm and we have been planning to take over the world since.  I’ll let you know when that starts to pan out, ha!

Triple Berry Baked French Toast | Simply Fresh Dinners

Of course this doesn’t require three berries.  If you just want to use one that works just fine, too.  For a berry nut like me, I would have used 10 varieties if they were available to me!Triple Berry Baked French Toast | Simply Fresh Dinners

I love it when I can create a meal with locally made products. The berries are from Barrie Hill Farm, the delicious eggs, freshly baked bread, and pure maple syrup are from Nicholyn Farms.  The milk is from a local company, Sheldon Creek Dairy. Don’t you love the little bottle shaped like a maple leaf for the maple syrup?  We’re very proud of our syrup up here, ha!  Both farms love to promote local producers of fresh produce and we all benefit from this. Thanks, guys!

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You can make this in a baking dish or let the kids help make up their own ramekins.  You can also prepare this the night before and just cover and refrigerate.  I simply poured the egg mixture over the bread and let it sit on the counter for 30 minutes before tossing it in the oven. The flavors were top notch so either way will work depending on your schedule.

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This doesn’t have to be just for the weekends.   By preparing it the night before, it’s an easy and delicious way to start your weekday as well.  I especially love this recipe because it’s a year round treat.  You can use good frozen berries in the winter!  I think we all need more french toast, don’t you?

Don’t forget to share your photos with me on Instagram with the hashtag, #simplyfreshdinners.  I want to know what you’re going with your berries this summer.  Cheers!

Triple Berry Baked French Toast
Recipe Type: Breakfast/Brunch
Author: Robyn
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Serves: 6 persons
You don’t need loads of refined sugar for tasty french toast. Sweeten it with berries, pure maple syrup and freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • 1 loaf, whole grain bread, challah, farmer’s market bread – your choice
  • 8 eggs (you can use 4 eggs and 4 egg whites if you prefer)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk, whole milk, skim milk)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • zest from half the orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (frozen is ok too)
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1 cup of granola
  • Extra maple syrup for drizzling.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, maple syrup, extract, orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg. Whisk well.
  2. Oil a baking dish (about 9 x 13) or ramekins and fill with bread.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture over the bread and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes, mixing once or twice to be sure all parts of the bread are moistened.
  4. Mix in the blueberries.
  5. Bake the casserole at 350 F. for about 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with half of the granola; return to oven and bake another 15 minutes or until there is no longer any liquid between the bread.
  6. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Top with raspberries, blackberries and remaining granola. Drizzle with additional maple syrup.


You don't need loads of refined sugar for tasty french toast. Sweeten it with berries, pure maple syrup and freshly squeezed orange juice. Simply Fresh Dinners



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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    July 24, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Absolutely lovely! I love baked french toast and even better with all those berries 🙂
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      July 24, 2016 at 11:40 am

      I’m just losing it over all the berries at the moment, Jennifer, lol. So fun!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    July 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

    The closest I’ve had to baked french toast is my microwave french toast 😉 Hahahaha!
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      July 24, 2016 at 11:42 am

      Hahaha, you are too funny, Rebecca. I’ve never even seen it – I’ll keep my eye out now!

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    July 24, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Yum, this looks like the perfect treat to share with company! Even better looking with all those fresh berries.

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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    July 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Brunch perfection! I love all of the beautiful, fresh and local ingredients that you used to make this dish. You can definitely feel good about eating it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! 🙂 That’s totally what I would do!
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    July 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    French toast AND berries – the best! I love that there is no added sugar (trying to cut back). Yummy
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    July 24, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    A great breakfast food. I love these for brunches. Fresh ingredients and fruits make a dish so darn good. So glad you joined the link party, Dishing it & Digging It. Readers love seeing your fresh recipes. Lots of love from W.W.
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    July 24, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I love all those berries and french toast is always a great idea. This would be a wonderful way to start the day! So pretty too – sharing and pinning!
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    Anita Rivera
    July 25, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Good morning Robyn! Morning is the best time to visit this type of post, and here I am! Though I just finished off a lovely bowl of blackberries mixed in chocolate yogurt (a healthy blend of cocoa in very high quality yogurt) with almonds, raw oats and raisins, I COULD go for a serving of this beautiful dish!

    I hope you are enjoying some sunshine! After a few days of excessive heat that forced us to stay inside and then a day of torrential rain, yesterday was magic. A day at the lake to practice my depth of field photography and focus was just what I needed to get moving again. Oh, summer…gotta love her!

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    Katherine | Omnivore's Cookbook
    July 25, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Perfect to start the day. So bright and fresh!

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    July 25, 2016 at 9:20 am

    This would be so great to serve to overnight guests, gotta love those local berries!
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    July 25, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I love baked french toast, and that granola topping sounds perfect! I can’t get enough berries right now either — they’re SO sweet!

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    Chris Scheuer
    July 25, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    A beautiful and delicious recipe Robyn, your pictures are gorgeous! I think berries are probably one of the most photogenic foods on the planet!

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    July 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Oh Robyn, YES PLEASE! I love French toast and I love berries so this is the perfect dish to enjoy 🙂 Your pictures are incredible, my friend.

    Love and hugs!

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      July 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      I’ve made this dish three times since the original, Stephanie, lol. It’s so delicious! The granola on top really made it special too. Thanks for your visit and kind words, friend! Love to you. xoxo

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    July 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    HI Robyn,
    What a wonderful recipe that is filled with a wealth of health and looks so tasty. I love all those berries and the colorful effect. Sounds so tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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    Angie Rose
    August 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Those fresh berries look absolutely delicious! My boyfriend loves french toast. I’ll have to surprise him with this!
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    August 3, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you for being part of Real Food Fridays mission to help make this a healthier world.
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      August 4, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Marla. So kind of you! See you tomorrow 🙂

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