Slow-Cooker Blackberry French Toast Casserole

Store-bought gluten-free bread is too expensive to waste if it becomes stale. This recipe shows you how to make a frugal but delicious breakfast or dessert using leftover or stale gluten-free bread. Serve this indulgent treat with butter and maple syrup or dust with powdered sugar and top with softly whipped cream.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 3 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 7 cups cubed gluten-free bread
  • 1⅓ cups whole milk
  • 5 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups blackberries, fresh or frozen

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the bread, milk, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, and salt.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased 4-quart slow cooker.
  • Drizzle the melted butter or coconut oil over the casserole. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar evenly over the bread. Top with blackberries.
  • Cover the slow cooker and vent with a wooden spoon handle or chopstick. Cook on high for 2½–3 hours or on low for 5–6 hours.
  • Remove the lid and allow the liquid to evaporate the last 20 minutes of cooking. Serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 7 cups cubed gluten-free bread
  • 1⅓ cups whole milk
  • 5 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups blackberries, fresh or frozen

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the bread, milk, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, and salt.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased 4-quart slow cooker.
  • Drizzle the melted butter or coconut oil over the casserole. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar evenly over the bread. Top with blackberries.
  • Cover the slow cooker and vent with a wooden spoon handle or chopstick. Cook on high for 2½–3 hours or on low for 5–6 hours.
  • Remove the lid and allow the liquid to evaporate the last 20 minutes of cooking. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol160mg
Sodium370mg
Total Carbohydrate33g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars13g
Protein12g