This Sweet Brunch Casserole is what you get when you combine an omelet, french toast, and a blueberry muffin - it's so delicious!
The inspiration for this blueberry cream cheese brunch casserole came from one of my favorite cookbooks, Super Natural Everyday by Heidi Swanson. I refer back to it often in my family kitchen, but one recipe in particular has become a kitchen standard at our house: Heidi’s baked oatmeal, with bananas, toasted walnuts and berries, was a hit the first time I served it for breakfast. It’s been on our regular breakfast menu ever since.
I love a good breakfast and brunch casserole, and when I set out to develop a sweet brunch casserole, I knew right away that I wanted to follow Heidi’s lead with the perfect flavor combination in her baked oatmeal.
In addition to the berries, bananas and walnuts, I added cream cheese to temper the sweetness. Tossed together with whole grain baguette, some eggs and a good helping of cinnamon and nutmeg, and the result was a delicious success! This is destined to become a breakfast and brunch classic in my kitchen…and maybe yours, too.
Rather than bake it in a standard casserole dish, I decided to improve on the presentation and bake it in a springform pan. With that tiny change, this recipe was instantly elevated to an elegant dish, worthy of any brunch or breakfast gathering. The best part: it tastes as good as it looks!
With Mother's Day just around the corner, this is a good one to bookmark. I can't tell you enough times just how easy it is to make - don't let it's stunning display fool you.
I developed this recipe for Craftsy and you can hop on over to their fantastic site for the recipe.
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