5 Fruit-Filled Summer Breakfast Casseroles

5 Fruit-Filled Summer Breakfast Casseroles

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Kelli Foster
Jun 22, 2017
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If you're someone who prefers a morning meal that's sweet and fruity, these breakfast casseroles are for you. With inspiration pulled from classics like blueberry pancakes, French toast, and a sweet variation on strata, these breakfast bakes will satisfy your sweet tooth with extra help from all the seasonal fruit at your fingertips. And as casseroles should be, this selection is ideal for feeding a crowd and can be made ahead. Just don't forget the maple syrup!

1. Blueberry Pancake Casserole

This is the sweetest way to get blueberry pancakes on the table for a crowd without feeling like a short-order cook. Get a head-start by prepping the casserole batter the night before, then stirring in the berries, sprinkling in the streusel, and sliding it into the oven first thing in the morning.

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2. Orange-Maple French Toast Casserole

Citrus-lovers, take note — this sweet breakfast casserole with custard-soaked cubes of brioche and a triple dose of orange was made for you. It's best when prepared a day before serving, so all that's required come morning is baking it off.

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3. Lemon Brioche French Toast & Raspberries

The duo of sunny lemon and tart raspberry is simply irresistible, and this sweet strata is the most delicious way to bring those flavors to the breakfast table. It's simple and straightforward to prepare, and can be assembled up to a day in advance. Don't be afraid to toss blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries into the mix as well.

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4. Apple & Cinnamon Whole-Grain Breakfast Strata

Apples and cinnamon are a classic pairing, welcome at the breakfast table no matter the season. They're the star of this sweet breakfast strata that begins with whole-grain bread and finishes with a sweet slick of cream cheese glaze over the top.

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5. Citrusy Breakfast Polenta Cake

Cross cornbread with your favorite buttermilk pancakes and bake it in your trusty 9x13-inch pan and you've got a stunning polenta cake that will feed your whole crew. Give this breakfast cake a summery twist by topping it with a medley of dark berries and a dollop of whipped cream.

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