Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast

by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 9 comments

in Blog, Brunch, Desserts, Favorite Places

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Breakfast from Sweetwater Branch Inn served with a smile

I spent this weekend with my daughter moving her into her Sorority House at University of Florida.  This brought back so many memories for me. I could remember the excitement of moving into my sorority house.  There is something so rewarding about watching your child during her young adult life.  It is wonderful to step back as a mom and watch her grow into the adult she is destined to become.  Our conversations are different these days.  We speak more as friends as opposed to mother and daughter.  It was a fabulous weekend filled with wonderful conversation and memories.  So what does this have to do with Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast?

The front Porch | Sweetwater Branch Inn

Join me for a cup of coffee on the porch

Well, last year when I moved my daughter into University of Florida, I stayed at a hotel close to campus.  It was very average and over priced because they are the only game in town.  This year, I decided to do a little research on the area and found the most adorable bed and breakfast just down the road.  The Sweetwater Branch Inn Bed and Breakfast has got to be the best kept secret of Gainesville.  I not only loved the wine and cheese in the afternoon but the breakfast…oh my… was to die for!  Let’s just say that this Bed and Breakfast has such a homey and welcoming feeling, I could have stayed for a lot longer than one night.  And don’t let me forget to tell you about the Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast… I can’t stop thinking about it and loved that this recipe was made with one of my favorite breads,  french bread.

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake was out of this world!

Sweetwater Branch Inn signature recipe | Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast:

Decadent Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
This Decadent Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast is made with French Bread. Perfect for Brunch or Dessert.
  • 2 sticks of Butter
  • 2 cups of Brown Sugar plus 4 tablespoons
  • 2 loaves of French Bread
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 cups of Milk
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 carton of Blueberries
  • 1 8 oz package of Cream Cheese cut into ½ inch cubes
  1. In a saucepan combine Butter and 2 cups of Brown Sugar and cook until melted
  2. Pour into greased 9 X 12 dish
  3. Layer French Bread, cut or ripped into bite size pieces
  4. Mix Eggs, Milk and Vanilla
  5. Pour mixture over French Bread
  6. Make sure all French Bread has absorbed liquid
  7. Top with sprinkled Cinnamon
  8. Add in Blueberries and Cream Cheese
  9. Mix until evenly spread
  10. Cover with saran wrap and soak overnight if desired
  11. Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of Brown Sugar
  12. Place in preheated oven at 450 degrees for 30 minutes until top browns and bubbles
View from my room from The Sweetwater Branch Inn

View from my room from The Sweetwater Branch Inn

I loved my stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn from the minute I checked in to the minute I tasted this delicious Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast!  I have to admit, it was a great lesson in supporting small local businesses.

The perfect place to get inspired | Sweetwater Branch Inn

The perfect place to get inspired | Sweetwater Branch Inn

I will be back Sweetwater Branch Inn and hope you have your Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast waiting for me in the morning!  I left there thinking I had just tasted a slice of Paradise!  As I was checking out… I noticed this beautiful Pond.  It truly doesn’t get any better!

Sweetwater Branch Inn

The Pond at Sweetwater Branch Inn

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Angie @ Big Bears Wife August 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

Sounds like a wonderful time! Being in a sorority was one of the best things I ever did in college haha. I love my sorority sisters so much, it’s a wonderful experience. We didn’t have a sorority house, wish we had though. This french toast sounds so wonderful and I can only image how much better it must have tasted while being at such a cute little B&B.


FamilyFoodie August 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Angie~ I was a sorority girl too and some of the best college memories were spent with my sorority sisters. I am so glad I found this little treasure near University of Florida that I can stay at every time I go visit my daughter.


Nicole August 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

This looks AMAZING! I want this. Plus this bed and breakfast is gorgeous and serves delicious food. Time for me to visit Gainsville.
I’m glad you and Alex had a wonderful weekend and so happy for her and her new sorority adventure. The mother/daughter bond that changes when they graduate is what I am looking forward to most. I’m glad it arrived for you. xoxo


FamilyFoodie August 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Nicole~ I could totally see you writing on one of the beautiful desks in the room overlooking the beautiful gardens.


Renee Dobbs (@reneedobbs) August 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm

What a lovely B&B and fabulous recipe. Cream cheese & blueberries = awesome. Great for weekend breakfast or brunch.


FamilyFoodie August 14, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Renee~ I thought of you all weekend… the gardens are fabulous! I know you would love it here.


Food Stories August 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm

The SBI looks like a pleasantly relaxing and peaceful place to visit. Enjoying blueberries cream cheese french toast wouldn’t be bad either. The recipe looks great & no doubt tastes great…excellent descriptions and pics…Happy Friday :-)


FamilyFoodie August 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Thanks so much. I would highly recommend a retreat at this hidden gem!


Aurica January 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

look so good and colourful, just like a pizza, but not a pizza, i almost smell the flavor of blueberry cheese :D


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