Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

I love a delicious cooked breakfast!  This french toast bake tastes absolutely amazing and you can make it the night before for a quick, easy breakfast!

Serves: 12

Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Your family will love this Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake! The homemade strawberry syrup makes it even better!

20 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 12 slices white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoons butter


  1. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread half the bread cubes in the prepared baking dish. Top with cream cheese cubes and strawberries. Layer remaining bread cubes over the strawberry layer.
  2. In a blender, mix together half-and-half and eggs until fully incorporated. Add maple syrup and blend until smooth. Pour mixture over bread mixture.
  3. Cover the baking dish with foil and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove baking dish 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake the covered casserole for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. To make the syrup, whisk together sugar, water and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes. Mix strawberries into the sugar mixture and cook over medium heat until strawberries are softened, about 10 minutes. Add butter and stir until butter is melted.

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12 Responses to “Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake”

  1. Chris in CT
    Hi there! I love your blog & recipes... so THANK YOU for all that you do! Since it is SUMMER and it is HOT out, I hate to turn on the oven. That said, what do you think about setting this up in the crock pot and using a timer to kick on overnight for it to cook?? Any ideas or suggestions on crock pot cooking this scrumptious breakfast??
    • Hi Chris, we have not made the French Toast Bake in a slow cooker. I think it could possibly work, but the concern we have is that it only cooks for about 1 hour and if you let it set out overnight until the crockpot kicks on, the eggs, half and half, and cream cheese would be at room temp all night. The low setting on a slow cooker is around 200 and the high setting is around 300 degrees. (All slow cooker brands vary) So even cooking it on low all night would be too long. Let us know if you give this a try in the slow cooker. Best of luck to you and thanks so much for stopping by our blog!
      • Chris in CT
        Great point! Don't laugh, but, I am still thinking 'really cold' nights... You are right, i don't want to leave that out all night long. My concern was for the last 1/2 hr of cooking without the top over it and how the oven would take care of crisping it up - where the crock pot can't. I baked muffins and a coffee cake for an hour this morning, so after seeing the recipe I was thinking if i could get around using the oven, I'd try to. I don't think I will compromise the end result... so I am BAGGING the idea, for this recipe! :)
  2. arlene
    I am wondering if this recipe could be frozen before baking. It would be a great gift, maybe with directions to thaw in frig overnight and how to bake?? I know someone who could use some comfort meals during a very difficult time.
  3. sherry woods
    I saw so many recipes in Family Circle, but don't know if you can help find a bread pudding recipe for brunch at Thanksgiving holiday. This recipe is almost the one, but I remember it also had chocolate and rum too, although I don't remember cream cheese? It would help, and I would be greatful.

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