Crockpot/ Slow Cooker - Phase 2 - Blueberry French Toast Casserole (in the crockpot!)




Jenskihere
12-18-2008, 08:55 PM
I found this online - and it sounded so good to me I had to share!
This is the original site:
http://amyartisan.com/blog/2008/02/21/weekend-brunch/

Blueberry French Toast Casserole - adapted from The Everyday Low-Carb Slow-Cooker Cookbook (I'm going to have to look for that book!!)

1 T butter
1/2 c. soft cream cheese (from a tub) (light of course)
8 slices of stale bread, crusts removed (I'm thinking WW bread here)
1 1/2 c. wild blueberries
8 eggs, beaten
2 cups light cream
1 cup Splenda
pinch salt
2 t vanilla
3/4 t cinnamon



- Grease the crock pot with the butter & leave the excess in the crock
- Spread cream cheese onto one side of the bread slices. Place the bread, cream cheese side down, into the crock.
- Sprinkle the blueberries over the bread.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
- Pour mixture over the bread and berries in the crock. The bread will start to float up. Gently press the bread down into the egg mixture. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes and then press the bread down again.
- Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. The casserole will be “poofed” and slightly browned on the edges when done.

These were extra notes from the original author:
My extras & prep notes:
- I toasted the bread in the toaster oven to make it stale.
- I didn’t have light cream on hand so I used half heavy cream and half skim milk.
- I topped it all off with more cinnamon before putting the lid on the crock.
- I served this with lemon curd and maple syrup as possible toppers.
- Artisan Mom has baked this in the oven (assemble it in a baking dish the night before & refrigerate overnight; bake at 350 for about 45-50 minutes).


Sounds good to me!!


butterflygurl
12-18-2008, 11:33 PM
this sounds good, I'll have to try it!

cottagebythesea
12-19-2008, 06:30 AM
I make a "porn food" version of this on special occasions, but even the version posted here isn't SBD friendly without a few changes. First of all, substitute the butter for a non-hydrogenated spread such as Smart Balance. Be sure to use whole wheat bread and a lowfat cream cheese. Lastly, I would substitute the light cream with fat free 1/2 & 1/2, or even evaporated skim milk. You could even make this a little healthier by using 4 whole eggs and 4 egg whites.


Ruthxxx
12-19-2008, 07:19 AM
Cottage, you took the words right out of my (drooling) mouth. :lol:

Jenskihere
12-19-2008, 01:08 PM
Thanks girls! I use SmartBalance all the time, so I forgot to add that in. The rest is good to know!!

KO
09-21-2009, 12:41 PM
I'd Love to make this with apples or raspberries!