Mixed Fruit Breakfast Casserole with Coconut

This fruit breakfast casserole is packed with a mix of fresh and frozen berries over a coconut milk bread base. This recipe is the perfect amount for serving a small crowd.

Fruit Breakfast Casserole on a white plate

Fruit Breakfast Casserole

Do you usually skip making breakfast casseroles unless you have guests over? Casseroles are hearty and filling and made to serve a crowd, but sometimes I want to enjoy the same yummy dish I would serve my friends, but I don’t want eat the same breakfast all week long.

Instead of making a meal intended to serve 8-10 like this cheesy overnight ham egg casserole, make this fruit breakfast casserole in a 8 x 10 – inch pan for 4-6 people!

This  casserole a mix of frozen and fresh fruit.  The base breading is flavored with coconut milk, coconut extract, and topped over a mix of butter and coconut palm sugar adding just the right amount of sweetness!

Enjoy this with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or add some fresh whipped cream!

 Fruit Breakfast Casserole in a teal baking pan

Easy Breakfast Casserole For Guests

When entertaining, you want to spend as much time with your guests as possible, so preparing meals in advance is the way to go.

This breakfast casserole along with oven cooked bacon is one of my go-to recipes that can be put together ahead of time, and baked before serving.

My bestie, Sherri and her family enjoyed this during a short weekend visit.

I’ve mentioned Sherri in this Celebration Cake post.  We’ve been buddies since the 7th grade, so we always have lots to chat about, but don’t see each other often enough!

Overnight Fruit Breakfast Casserole topped with fresh blackberries

Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

This casserole can easily be made in advance with day old bread, which is the way I like to prepare a breakfast casserole when entertaining.

A smaller casserole can be assembled in the morning, which is the way I prepare it for my family.

For either method you will need to add the frozen fruit (partially thawed) right before baking.

Add the fresh fruit before serving!

Fruit Breakfast Casserole on a white plate with teal baking dish on the side.


Ingredients for this easy fruit breakfast casserole

  • White bread, cubed
  • Coconut milk, unsweetened
  • Eggs
  • Coconut extract
  • Butter
  • Coconut palm sugar
  • Mixed frozen berries
  • Coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • Fresh berries for topping
Fruit Breakfast Casserole on a white plate.
Fruit Breakfast Casserole on a white plate ready to eat

Fruit Breakfast Casserole

Easy mixed fruit breakfast casserole is just the right size for a small group. Use a mix of fresh or frozen mixed fruit and serve for breakfast or brunch.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, Bread, breakfast, brunch, casserole, fruit
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 Servings
Calories: 564kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 4-5 cups diced 1/2 inch cubes white bread about 1/2 loaf I used Sara Lee Artesano Bread
  • 1 3/4 cups coconut milk unsweetened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups mixed frozen berries partially thawed
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes unsweetened
  • Fresh berries for topping


  • Place frozen berries in a colander and let thaw for 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
  • Grease an 8 x 8 – inch baking pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together coconut milk, eggs, and coconut extract.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat melt the butter, coconut sugar, and salt until syrupy. Pour on the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Place bread over the butter/sugar combination and then pour the egg mix on top making sure each piece is soaked with egg. Add fruit and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle coconut flakes over the fruit. cook an additional 10 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle is clean.
  • Serve with fresh fruit and powdered sugar.


You can substitute the coconut extract for vanilla extract.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 799mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 21g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

This recipe is inspired by my Freaky Friday blog hop friends at Bell of the Kitchen and PicNic.

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  1. My post seems to have disappeared.

    I want to make this for Christmas but there a severe coconut allergies.
    Could I make it regular dairy etc.

  2. I have always been serving the savory breakfast casseroles with egg and sausage but I flipped the script and made this mixed fruit one last weekend and It was a huge hit!! Everyone is requesting it for next Saturday too!

  3. What a wonderful combination of flavors and all that fruit, so yummy! You’re right we don’t make breakfast casseroles often so I’m loving this small serving option. Thank you!!

  4. This casserole sounds amazing! I’m always looking for recipes for overnight guests or Sunday morning. Using coconut is such a great idea for a breakfast that tastes like dessert! I’m making it tomorrow morning!

  5. I often have family brunch, your mixed fruit breakfast casserole would be a hit. It looks beautiful and I love all the delicious berries and fruit.

  6. Yes indeedy! I will certainly make this! The berries look so pretty. The coconut milk is interesting. I must make this. We love coconut. Looks wonderful!!

  7. Gorgeous! Really why do we always save the best recipes for guests. I think I will make this for my boys tonight for tomorrow am. Love all the fresh berries. Sharing!