“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is, and to forgive yourself over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” -Donna Bell
I’m not a mother, but I think that quote about sums it up…
Whether you have children or not, as women, we were all born with an innate tendency to nurture and love. In our own way, we’re each a “mother” in some way. To our best friend, dog, little girl down the street…we don’t actually have to have a blood-related child to be considered a “mother.” To me, a mother is someone who’s willing to listen, serve and give careful advice, regardless of their own needs.
As Mother’s Day is coming up this week, I’ve been thinking about my own mom and all she’s done/does for me. My mom and I obviously have the bond of partners-in-kitchen-crime, but our relationship goes so much deeper than that. Growing up, my mom was always there to listen to my worries (and believe me, that was more than a full-time job haha). She actually really dislikes Mother’s Day, which is just more proof that she is incredibly selfless. She doesn’t like attention on her, she just wants to serve our family and make sure everyone is happy, and she’s been doing a dang good job at that for years. #futuremomgoals.
So if you’re celebrating Mother’s Day this year, do it with this Overnight Blueberry Bake. There’s something about getting elbow-deep in bread crumbs, blueberries and syrup that just brings people closer. Enjoy this scrumptious breakfast and have a happy Mother’s Day!!
- 7-8 cups day-old French or Italian bread
- 5 cups fresh blueberries, divided
- 6 eggs
- 1 can coconut milk
- 2 lemons
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- Toppings: powdered sugar, maple syrup, lemon zest, etc.
- The night before you serve this, cut bread into 1 1/2" cubes. Place in greased 9x13" pan.
- Scatter 3 cups blueberries over bread.
- Roughly mash remaining blueberries in large bowl.
- Add eggs and coconut milk and whisk together.
- Add zest from lemons, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
- Blend together and pour evenly over bread and berries.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake another 20-30 minutes, until tops of bread begin to brown.
- Dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with syrup. Serve hot.
Delicious looking! Bookmarking to make during blueberry season!
Thanks Jenna! Hope you like it. P.S. If you live near a Costco, their blueberries are amazing right now!
This looks delicious!! We make a similar recipe on Easter with raspberries + blackberries too :)It’s perfect for brunch!
Liz, Raspberries and blackberries would be divine with this! We’ll have to give it a try 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!
What a sweet post! I agree that in a sense all women are mothers 🙂 This looks so yummy! My 3-year-old would love it!
Lucy, I’m glad you liked the post! I hope you and your family enjoy the recipe 🙂
That looks like a delicious way to start out the morning. I’d love for you to share this at our weekly link party. Hope to see you there! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2016/05/12-handmade-ideas-for-mom-and-little.html
Thanks for the link Jennifer! We’ll check it out.
This looks really yummy! I saved this post. I wonder how it would work with Blackberries.
Cori, thanks for saving! I’m sure it would be amazing with blackberries too! Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!
Love recipe I can prep night before.
Candy, We’re right there with ya. Any recipe that can be prepped beforehand is up there on the list for us! 😉
This looks so good! I had berry cobbler for the first time last year and it was amazing!
Thanks Dia! Mmmmm, berry cobbler is delicious as well. Glad you got to try it!
Looks really good! Re-pinning this for my next baking adventure.
Thanks for pinning Sophie! Hope you love it 🙂
What a brilliant way to spoil mum on mother’s day. Love blueberries! 🙂
We love em too 🙂 Hope you have an amazing Mother’s Day!
Looks great and the coconut milk sounds like a nice touch, too. We have a couple of blueberry bushes in the garden and I can’t wait to try something like this with fresh picked blueberries!
Dave, Oh my goodness you’re making me jealous! What I would give for a blueberry bush in my yard…
This sounds lovely for Mothers’ Day! Love this 🙂
Thanks Elsa! Hope you enjoy it 🙂
Delicious! Pinned and I will definitely be making this soon 🙂
Anne, Thanks for pinning! Let us know how it turns out when you make it!
This looks SOOO amazing! I love overnight recipes and am pinning this one asap. Thanks for this gem!
Thanks Angie! We love overnight recipes too…makes waking up so much easier 😉
Wow this looks and sounds delicious! What a wonderful dish to serve up on Mother’s Day.
Thanks Bree! Hope you have a great Mother’s Day!
This looks delicious! This would be a wonderful breakfast to wake up to!
Thanks Jenny! Overnight recipes always make the mornings easier, right? 😉
All of those blueberries look delicious!
Thanks Kari! Blueberries are the best 🙂
This looks SO GOOD. My son and I both love berries, especially blueberries! This I have to try making! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jennifer! We agree with you about the blueberries. They’re the BEST! Hope you and your son love the Blueberry Bake as much as we do 🙂
I love when a bunch of toppings, especially berries 🙂
Right? Blueberries on anything = heaven. 🙂