The post is sponsored by the Be the Best You promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.
My morning routine is very important to me. It’s quiet time I have to myself to dream, reflect, meditate and create. Taking time first thing in the morning to do things for myself sets the tone for the rest of the day and allows me to be my best self and start the day on a positive note. Breakfast plays a big role in my time spent with myself, and I love getting creative in the kitchen to fix my family a special breakfast before their day begins, too. This Mixed Berry French Toast Bake is usually devoured by everyone in no time at all, and the fresh berries tucked inside add a pop of joy to every bite!
It’s important to me to make sure my pantry and fridge are stocked with everything I need to make scrumptious meals for my family each day, and Publix is my favorite one-stop-shop to find everything I need and more. Aside from their fabulous selection of products, my favorite thing about Publix is the sales and promotions they frequently run. Taking advantage of the sales means saving money on my favorite brands, and the upcoming Be the Best You promotion at Publix is chock full of some of my favorite things, including many of the ingredients needed to make this Mixed Berry French Toast Bake!
The Be the Best You Promotion at Publix features more than $65 in savings and runs from 7/18/20 – 8/15/20. I picked up a package of Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Eggs 18 count, Fage TruBlend Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz cups, and Planet Oak Oatmilk, 52 oz. Eggs, milk and yogurt are very important in this recipe, as they’re what give this French toast bake a soft and creamy texture throughout. Here’s the current offers for each product I listed:
$1.00 off Any One (1) Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Eggs, 18 ct.
Buy Any One (1) Fage TruBlend Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz And Get One (1) FREE
$1.00 Any One (1) Planet Oat Oatmilk, 52 oz.
I’ve found that when making a French toast bake, it’s much easier if you can find a package of plain flavored cubed stuffing. It takes a lot of the work out for you as you just simply pour in the bread cubes and toss in the berries. However, if you can’t find a package of pre-cubed bread, you can use a loaf of Italian bread and make small cubes once it begins to get a little stale. I used fresh strawberries, blackberries and blueberries in this recipe, but you can use any variety of fresh fruit that you’d like! If you’re using frozen fruit, I would recommend increasing the cook time by about 5 minutes.
The creamy egg mixture is what really packs the flavor into this breakfast dish. A friend of mine recently shared with me her new found love for oat milk, and after giving it a try myself I was thrilled to catch it in this current sale at Publix. Out of all the dairy-free alternatives for milk, oat milk is by far the closest to the real thing I’ve tried. While I don’t follow a dairy free diet, I enjoy the extra creaminess the oat milk adds to my morning coffee as well as the dishes that I bake it into. I also add Greek yogurt into the egg mixture, and Fage TruBlend Greek Yogurt is always my go-to. It’s currently on sale, too, so make sure you pick up a few packages next time you’re shopping at Publix!
This Mixed Berry French Toast Bake is big enough to feed a crowd, and it’s perfect with a little syrup and powdered sugar drizzled on top. This recipe is definitely going to be a breakfast staple throughout the summer while all of these fresh berries are in season and easily accessible. Nothing screams summer like a batch of fresh berries! Having a slice of this French toast is truly an incredible and delicious way to start any day!
Here’s a free printable copy of the recipe if you’d like to give it a try:
Mixed Berry French Toast Bake
- 12 oz plain soft cubed stuffing or you can cube your own bread
- 1/2 cup strawberries sliced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 8 Eggs Vital Farms Pasture-Raised
- 1 cup Oatmilk Planet Oat
- 1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt Fage TruBlend
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 stick salted butter cold and cubed
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
- Toss assorted berries into bread cubes and pour into baking dish
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, yogurt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla
- Pour over bread cubes and cover. Set in refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Bake for 20 minutes
- While baking, combine all topping ingredients in a bowl until crumbly
- Remove French toast from oven and sprinkle crumble topping over it
- Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes
- Serve immediately with fresh berries, syrup or powdered sugar
The cinnamon and nutmeg crumble on top and the outer edges when baked give the perfect amount of crunch, while the warm and fluffy center is perfectly soft and flavorful. I’ll be experimenting over the next few weeks with other fruit pairings to see how they do in this recipe. Now is the perfect time while many of the ingredients are on sale at Publix!
Do you love to shop at Publix to stock up on pantry and kitchen essentials? Make sure you take advantage of the Be the Best You Promotion at Publix with more than $65 in savings from 7/18/2020 – 8/15/2020!