Breakfast & Brunch | May 4, 2016

Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup

Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup

Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. You’ve probably noticed by the amount of breakfast recipes I have on ABK. I love pancakes, waffles, breakfast casseroles and quiches. My perfect breakfast consist of something savory and something sweet like pancakes or waffles, biscuits (and a little gravy), sausage, bacon or ham and fruit. That’s all.
I’m never that person who goes to a breakfast restaurant and orders all sweet, or all savory.  I’m more like give me one of everything sweet and salty!!!

Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup

But seriously. I have a hard time deciding, so it’s usually sweet for me, savory for Grant and then he hands over his food to share. He’s nice like that.

Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup
Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup

I felt the need to tell you this in case you are planning brunch for MOM this weekend. Women want it all. Sweet, savory, fruity, eggy, meaty. When you’re planning your menu, do so accordingly! Mom will tell you not to make a fuss, but trust me, she’ll love it if you cook for her.


I’m teaming up with one of my daughters, Brookie, from Female Foodie for this post. Brooke is my second oldest child and a… (surprise!) food blogger!


Brooke is a Speech Therapist by day, and a blogger at night. She has mad photography skills and loves to eat out. She and her team of now 20 other Female Foodies capture images of the most delicious food from around the country! Female Foodie also posts delicious recipes and shares them on the blog. If you’re not following Brookie’s blog, you should. Oh and her Insta feed is enough make you hungry 24/7.

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We thought it would be fun to do a Mother’s Day post sharing two of our favorite super simple overnight breakfast bakes! Both of the recipes are family favorites and are so simple your 10 year old can put them together. In less than 5 minutes. Brookie shared her favorite Overnight Praline Topped French Toast Bake  (pictured above)  and I’m giving you the instructions for my Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup!

Are you ready for this? Let’s get baking.

4.75 from 4 votes

Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 4 large croissants torn up or leftover bread such as french bread
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups half and half or whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups berries fresh or frozen


  • 1 cup Karo Syrup light
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt


  1. Grease a 9x13 pan.
  2. Tear up croissants or french bread and place in greased pan, close together to cover bottom of pan.
  3. Beat eggs, half and half or milk ( I prefer half and half), sugar, vanilla and pinch of salt in a blender until mixed well.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the croissants in pan.
  5. Cover and let sit in fridge overnight or at least 6 hours.
  6. About an hour before ready to bake, remove pan from fridge. Sprinkle 2 cups of fruit on top of croissants. Sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons sugar.
  7. Bake uncovered on center rack of oven for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  8. Make syrup while breakfast is baking.

For syrup:

  1. Place Karo syrup, cream and sugar into a pan. Bring to boil. Continue cooking at a boil for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla and pinch of salt.
  2. When Overnight Berry Bake is done, remove from oven and drizzle about 1/2-1 cup of the syrup over the baked dish. Serve with the remaining syrup on the side. Any leftover syrup may be used for pancakes, waffles, etc.

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  1. I love banana bread. I am also looking for a good banana bread recipe. I am sure going to try your recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing.


  2. This banana bread so amazing. Why have you not corrtected the egg omission? It has been written incorrectly for over 2 years. Your web page is now so full of ads…it is very annoying. When I first used your website it was not like this. Sad(:

    1. So sorry for the inconvenience. For 6 years I wrote without being paid a cent for sharing recipes on the blog. Now, I have a few ads which bring me a small amount of income. I believe the addition of the egg in the instructions was corrected quite a long time ago. Have a great day!

  3. Just saw that the egg addition has been corrected. So sorry. I read the comments before looking at the recipe again. Thanks for the correction.

  4. 5 stars
    Hi Si 🙂
    This is MY ALL TIME FAVORITE banana bread and EVERYONE wants the recipe. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    This was the best banana bread I’ve made! I didn’t have buttermilk but thanks to your tips I was able to make my own with milk and vinegar. It was so delicious! Your recipes are keeping me baking through quaratine!

    1. Hi Dani, I’m so glad to hear that! Baking is definitely helping me through this quarantine too, thank you for sharing,

  6. 5 stars
    I LOVED this recipe!! I appreciate the buttermilk substitute and clear directions. I somehow always botch banana bread… but not this time! It seriously tastes amazing. If you’re wondering if you should double the recipe, I’d say don’t… triple it! #bestbananabreadever