Mixed Fruit Breakfast Casserole with Coconut

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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.

Overnight Fruit Breakfast Casserole with a mix of frozen and fresh berries topping an egg and coconut milk base! The Foodie Affair

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, this fruit breakfast casserole bakes in a 8 x 10 – inch pan and is plenty for 4-6 people!

Overnight Fruit Breakfast Casserole with a mix of frozen and fresh berries topping an egg and coconut milk base! The Foodie Affair

I originally made a large size casserole of this dish for one of my bestests long-time friend (and her hubs & daughter).  I’ve mentioned Sherri before when I shared this celebration cake. Sherri’s daughter attended a volleyball clinic at our local college and while she was at the day camp the four of us chatted non-stop catching up on the latest!

I made this casserole ahead of time with day old bread when I served it for guests, but this smaller casserole can be assembled in the morning. For either method you will need to add the frozen fruit (partially thawed) right before baking. The fresh fruit I added before serving!

This is also flavored with coconut milk, coconut extract, and on the bottom is 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!

Overnight Fruit Breakfast Casserole with a mix of frozen and fresh berries topping an egg and coconut milk base! The Foodie Affair

Mixed Fruit Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 40 mins Serves 4-6     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Place frozen berries in a colander and let thaw for 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
  3. Grease an 8 x 8 - inch baking pan and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together coconut milk, eggs, and coconut extract.
  5. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt the butter, coconut sugar, and salt until syrupy. Pour on the bottom of the prepared pan.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve with fresh fruit and powdered sugar.

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Recipe Notes

You can substitute the coconut extract for vanilla extract.

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

Overnight Fruit Breakfast Casserole with a mix of frozen and fresh berries topping an egg and coconut milk base! The Foodie Affair

Fruit Breakfast Casserole with a mix of frozen and fresh berries topping an egg and coconut milk base! The Foodie Affair

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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32 Comments on Mixed Fruit Breakfast Casserole with Coconut

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    May 20, 2016

    As soon as I saw the title of this recipe I knew I had to come check it out. This is totally made for me! All of these fruits and that coconut! Yum!

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      May 24, 2016

      I’m glad you took a closer look! Thanks for swinging by!!

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    May 20, 2016

    I love all of the fruit! Delicious casserole! Nettie

  3. avatar
    May 21, 2016

    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!

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    May 21, 2016

    What a fabulous breakfast idea! I love all the ingredients and I can’t wait to make the recipe! I’m sure it will be a hit in my family, especially with the kids.

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      May 24, 2016

      I got a glimpse of your daughter and can’t believe how much she has grown! Keep feeding her yummy foods 🙂

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    Diane says:
    May 21, 2016

    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!!

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      May 24, 2016

      I’m hooked on coconut right now, so have been changing favors to match my cravings 😉 Enjoy!

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      May 24, 2016

      Thank you, Karen! Why not start the day with a simple tasty meal!

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    May 22, 2016

    What a gorgeous breakfast casserole. We serve fresh fruit with every meal so this is something we would certainly enjoy.

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      May 24, 2016

      You can always mix this up too with seasonal fruit, so make it all year long!

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    May 22, 2016

    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.

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      May 24, 2016

      I hope your family enjoys this! I sure enjoy weekend brunch with my loves!

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    May 22, 2016

    Love your vibrant photography! You truly brought this delicious breakfast casserole to life!

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      May 24, 2016

      Thank you! I feel like I have hits and misses with food photos! Glad this one caught your attention!

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    Katerina says:
    May 23, 2016

    This is one healthy full of vitamis breakfast!

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      May 24, 2016

      Great way to start your day with some natural vitamins from the fruit!

    • avatar
      May 24, 2016

      You can make this ahead of time so all you need to do is put it in the oven!

  10. avatar
    May 23, 2016

    This look so yummy! Love all the fruity flavors!

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      May 24, 2016

      The fruit is my favorite part of this recipe too…and the coconut!

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    Sarah says:
    May 23, 2016

    I love this recipe Sandra. It will be perfect for a weekend breakfast here.

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      May 24, 2016

      Thanks, Sarah! This will be great for summer time too when your daughter is out of school!

  12. avatar
    May 24, 2016

    Oh, I just love all the berries in this and the smaller size too! Perfect for when we aren’t feeding a crowd for breakfast. 🙂

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      May 24, 2016

      This smaller size breakfast casserole is plenty and cuts down on waste!

  13. avatar
    May 24, 2016

    Wow, your breakfast with mixed berries looks like heaven to me… or is it dessert? Give me some, please! 🙂

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