Spray each of 10 6 oz.round or oval ramekins with non-stick vegetable spray. Arrange the cubes of bread in each dish, dividing evenly.
Beat together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour over the bread in each dish, being sure to moisten all the cubes with the liquid.
Cover with plastic film wrap & refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup in a small saucepan. Heat until bubbly.
Pour bubbly sugar mixture over bread cubes, distributing evenly.
Optional- Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
Bake in oven, uncovered for 30-40 minutes.
Watch that the edges do not get too browned.If so, loosely place a sheet of aluminum foil on top until fully baked.
Remove from oven & top with fresh berries,or sprinkle with powdered sugar & Serve warm.
Optional- top with good quality purchased vanilla ice cream or house-made (recipe follows).