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
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!
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!
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!
Ingredients for this easy fruit breakfast casserole
- White bread, cubed
- Coconut milk, unsweetened
- Coconut extract
- Coconut palm sugar
- Mixed frozen berries
- Coconut flakes, unsweetened
- Fresh berries for topping
Fruit Breakfast Casserole
- 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.
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This recipe is inspired by my Freaky Friday blog hop friends at Bell of the Kitchen and PicNic.
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I want to make this for Christmas but there a severe coconut allergies.
Could I make it regular dairy etc.
Hi Charlie! Absolutely. Regular milk will be fine for this breakfast casserole.
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!
This is such a special breakfast casserole! Love the addition of coconut. Thank you!!!!
I have never had a fruit breakfast casserole. This looks so delicious.
Those blackberries are huge!! I bet they pair perfectly with that coconut! Can’t wait to try it!
I know, right?! LOL – they were delicious and yes, great combo with coconut!
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!!
I just made this again for my neighbor who is recovering from surgery. It’s only her and her husband, so perfect amount to last several days!
This looks amazing – and perfect to make on a weekend ready for a GREAT start to the week! This is on the must make list!
Let me know what you think about this recipe! Hope you enjoy 🙂
What a great breakfast! I know my family is going to love this! All those berries and coconut – Yum!
Such a tasty combination of flavors and easy breakfast casseroles are always a hit for me!
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!
Oh yes! I would add some maple syrup for an extra sweet treat or how about a scoop of ice cream if you’re craving dessert!
Overnight casseroles are the best! Especially love that I get more time chatting it up with company instead of being in the kitchen.
Wow, your breakfast with mixed berries looks like heaven to me… or is it dessert? Give me some, please! 🙂
Yep, definitely versatile! Enjoy anytime:)
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. 🙂
This smaller size breakfast casserole is plenty and cuts down on waste!
I love this recipe Sandra. It will be perfect for a weekend breakfast here.
Thanks, Sarah! This will be great for summer time too when your daughter is out of school!
This look so yummy! Love all the fruity flavors!
The fruit is my favorite part of this recipe too…and the coconut!
This is one healthy full of vitamis breakfast!
Great way to start your day with some natural vitamins from the fruit!
Love your vibrant photography! You truly brought this delicious breakfast casserole to life!
Thank you! I feel like I have hits and misses with food photos! Glad this one caught your attention!
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.
I hope your family enjoys this! I sure enjoy weekend brunch with my loves!
What a gorgeous breakfast casserole. We serve fresh fruit with every meal so this is something we would certainly enjoy.
You can always mix this up too with seasonal fruit, so make it all year long!
What a pretty casserole and much healthier than most that are served at breakfast.
Thank you, Karen! Why not start the day with a simple tasty meal!
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!!
I’m hooked on coconut right now, so have been changing favors to match my cravings 😉 Enjoy!
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.
I got a glimpse of your daughter and can’t believe how much she has grown! Keep feeding her yummy foods 🙂
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!
I love all of the fruit! Delicious casserole! Nettie
Thanks, Nettie! We sure enjoyed every bite!
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!
I’m glad you took a closer look! Thanks for swinging by!!