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Berry Bagel Breakfast Bake With Homemade Mixed Berry Syrup

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This is a great weekend breakfast or weeknight brinner. Bagels, cream cheese and berries are a match made in heaven. Whipping up a little berry syrup takes it to the next level!

piece of berry and bagel french toast casserole with lots of berry syrup

    I think I am still in a breakfast frame of mind after all of the fun brunch posts last month.  Did you find a new favorite?  I know we certainly did.  We will be making the Parmesan Polenta Brunch Bowls and Croque Madame Waffles for brinner plenty this year and I’ve already done another twist on the Pineapple Sweet Rolls that was delicious. So I hope you are ready for more breakfast items, because this week is full of them!  Of course we almost always eat our breakfast food for dinner, so don’t feel like this has to be served in the morning.

    In fact, if you make this just a tad bit sweeter and perhaps serve it with some maple whipped cream, you would have a delicious bread pudding style dessert.  As it was, I tried to keep the sugar down a bit so the berries could shine and then I made a simple berry syrup that tied it all together and took it to the next level.

    All you need to make this is some bagels.  I used plain bagels, but blueberry bagels or any of your sweeter bagels would do.

   Can you imagine this with a cinnamon crunch bagel? I can too! There are so many ways you could switch it up based on what you have on hand.

bagels, berries and custard in casserole dish ready to bake

    The berries are customizable too. We have been busy harvesting the last of our strawberries from our patch out back, so I used those and some blueberries I had.

   You could mix up whatever berries you have or use some frozen ones if you are making this out of season.  It will all be good!

    Of course both bagels and berries call for cream cheese.  It’s like they were all meant to go together.

   I was tempted to make it a cheesecake type mixture, but in the end decided straight cream cheese would be more breakfasty and again would help keep it from getting overly sweet.  Just look at me using self restraint all over the place!

    Will somebody please notify my mom?  I don’t want all of this restraint to go unnoticed! 😉

    I kid! (But really, can somebody make sure she knows?!)

breakfast plate filled with sweet casserole and berry syrup

     This is a great weekend breakfast because you mix it of the night before and then bake it off in the morning while you drink your coffee and get ready for the day.  It is also a great weeknight dinner served with some scrambled eggs and sausage.

   You can throw it together in the morning (or the night before) and throw it in the oven when you come in the door.  Then kick your feet up for a few minutes and prepare to be delighted!

french toast casserole, bagel bake, berry french toast
breakfast
American
Yield: 16 servings
Author:
Berry Bagel Breakfast Bake With Homemade Mixed Berry Syrup

Berry Bagel Breakfast Bake With Homemade Mixed Berry Syrup

This is a great weekend breakfast or weeknight brinner. Bagels, cream cheese and berries are a match made in heaven. Whipping up a little berry syrup takes it to the next level!
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 20 M

ingredients:

  • 6 bagels, plain or sweet
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced or roughly chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1 1/2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 cup strawberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries

instructions:

How to cook Berry Bagel Breakfast Bake With Homemade Mixed Berry Syrup

  1. Spray a 9×13″ pan with cooking spray.
  2. Chop bagels into bite sized pieces and place enough in the pan to cover the bottom.
  3. Cut cream cheese into small pieces, about the size of a pea or two and sprinkle over bagel pieces.
  4. Top with remaining bagels and berries.
  5. Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla. Pour over bagel pieces. If necessary, toss to coat all of the bagels and then cover tightly and refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight.
  6. When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator and set out while the oven preheats to 350 F. Bake covered with foil for 45 minutes then remove foil and continue to bake until completely set, about 10 more minutes.
  7. To make the syrup, place maple syrup and berries in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes. The berries should realease some of their juices and then the mixture should thicken back to the consistency of maple syrup. Serve over warm bagel bake.
Calories
335.91
Fat (grams)
9.11
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.36
Carbs (grams)
54.15
Fiber (grams)
1.51
Net carbs
52.64
Sugar (grams)
31.51
Protein (grams)
10.32
Sodium (milligrams)
275.12
Cholesterol (grams)
133.02
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This is a great weekend breakfast or weeknight brinner. Bagels, cream cheese and berries are a match made in heaven. Whipping up a little berry syrup takes it to the next level!

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Beverly @Across the Blvd

Saturday 24th of June 2017

Oh, I would love to have this for breakfast/brunch soon! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle, Carlee. Pinning.

Carlee

Sunday 25th of June 2017

It's a fun one and perfect for a crowd! Thanks, Beverly!

Miz Helen

Thursday 22nd of June 2017

Congratulations! Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate! Miz Helen

Carlee

Friday 23rd of June 2017

Thank you so much, Miz Helen!

Gentle Joy

Friday 16th of June 2017

Looks wonderful... love all of the fruit. :)

Carlee

Tuesday 20th of June 2017

Thank you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 15th of June 2017

When I first saw the title of this, I was calling you the most brilliant ever. Breakfast bake using bagels??? I love it... I sooo need to try this!

Carlee

Tuesday 20th of June 2017

Oh my goodness, I hope my mom sees that and writes it in my baby book!!!! Thank you!!

Jas @ All that's Jas

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

Yum, that would feed an army...or just me ;)

Carlee

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

He! I did my fair share of damage on this one!