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Hawaiian House Oven French Toast

Type of Cuisine: Local
Provided By: Jennifer Hreljac
Category: Breakfast
From: San Diego

I first enjoyed this breakfast meal with my cousins in California. This delicious French Toast bake is easy to prepare ahead of time and delicious! When I eat this, I remember my family and friends with whom I've eaten this meal with in the past. This dish originally calls for sourdough bread. I have modified it to use Hawaiian Sweet bread. Also, pineapple or mango can replace the blueberries if either of those fruits are preferred.


12 slicesHawaiian Sweet Bread, crust removed and cubed
16 ozcream cheese
1 cupblueberries
12large eggs
1/3 cupmaple syrup
2 cupsmilk
1 cupsugar
1 cupwater
2 tbspcornstarch
1 tspvanilla
1 tbspunsalted butter


  1. Arrange half of the bread in the bottom of a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan
  2. Scatter cream cheese and blueberries then top with remaining bread
  3. Whisk together eggs, maple syrup, and milk. Pour over bread and let it chill overnight.
  4. The next morning, bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until a table knife inserted in the center of the dish comes out clean
  5. To prepare blueberry sauce, mix sugar, water, blueberries, and cornstarch until dissolved
  6. Heat over medium heat until thickened and add in butter. Add vanilla if desired.
  7. Serve over squares of French toast

Recipe submitted by Jennifer Hreljac