Is there anything better than waking up to a hot breakfast?? Our Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup has been favorite in the Bountiful Kitchen for years. You will love the sweet and slightly tart flavor of this overnight breakfast dish made with leftover bread or croissants, eggs, half and half, berries and sugar. The custard like texture in this casserole is out of this world delicious!

Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup

I’m a huge fan of overnight savory breakfast casseroles, and paired with our overnight berry bake, it’s the best of both worlds! Such a great way to start out the day whether it is Easter, Mother’s Day or Christmas. I also love this dish on General Conference weekend. All of the work is done the day or night before!

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What you need to make Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup

  • 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 (an extra cup may be added after baking)
  • Syrup:
  • 1 cup Karo Syrup light
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt

How to make overnight breakfast berry bake:

  • Cover greased baking pan with bread.
  • Place eggs, half and half, sugar, vanilla and salt in a blender, mix and put over bread in pan.
  • Cover and let sit in fridge overnight or at least 6 hours*
  • Sprinkle 2 cups of fruit on top of croissants.
  • Bake uncovered.
  • Make syrup. Place Karo Syrup, cream and sugar into a pan, bring to a boil.

Why I love this recipe

There are few things I love more than breakfast, and a breakfast that is ready to go the night before is high on my list of best breakfast dishes! I’m a fan of recipes that are completely make ahead. All of the prep and clean up done the day before so all that needs to be done in the morning is preheat the oven, bake and serve.

Our Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake is always a crowd favorite because it appeals to all age groups. Babies and great grandparents love this dish. It’s soft and sweet and makes your home smell like a bakery! I also love the ability to use up leftover bread in this recipe. Croissants, leftover French bread, and even store bought rolls work well in this recipe.

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and let us know in the comments below if you bake this dish up for your family and friends! Happy cooking!

Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup originally posted in 2016, updated with new photos and content 2024.

Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake with Caramel Syrup

4.92 from 12 votes
Author: Si Foster
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 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
  • 2 cups berries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (for topping berries)


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


  • Grease a 9×13 pan.
  • Tear up croissants or french bread and place in greased pan, close together to cover bottom of pan.
  • Beat eggs, half and half or milk ( I prefer half and half), sugar, vanilla and pinch of salt in a blender until mixed well.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the croissants in pan.
  • Cover and let sit in fridge overnight or at least 6 hours*
  • About an hour before ready to bake, remove pan from fridge. Sprinkle 2 cups of fruit on top of croissants. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • Bake uncovered on center rack of oven for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Make syrup while breakfast is baking.

For syrup:

  • 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.
  • When Overnight Berry Bake is done, remove from oven and drizzle about 1/2 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. Extra berries may also be added on top of the baked dish at this time.
  • Maybe served warm, or at room temperature.


  • Any mixture of berries works in this recipe. We love raspberries and blueberries for color, but I also love blackberries and strawberries as well. Strawberries usually lose their bright color after baked. 

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