Unforgetable Fruity French Toast

1 loaf French bread 3 eggs 3 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups milk 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 ½ cup frozen Berries for garnish ¼ cup almonds, walnuts or pecans Lightly grease a 13×9-inch baking dish. Diagonally cut bread into 1-inch slices and place slices into prepared baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract; add milk and stir until blended. Dip bread slices to make sure they are well coated, then place them in pan in a leaning position, alternate bread position to make a braid or weave pattern. Cover with tin foil or plastic. Refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle fruit over the bread. In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until particles are the size of small peas. Sprinkle over the fruit. Bake approximately 40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool down for 5 minutes before serving, and garnish with additional fresh fruit and nuts. Makes 8 to 10 Servings. Using 100% Maple syrup enhances its flavor.

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