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Stuffed French Toast

What Is Stuffed French Toast?

Stuffed French toast is a delicious breakfast dish made by filling slices of bread with various sweet or savory fillings before being dipped in an egg mixture and cooked. The bread is typically thick and fluffy, such as brioche or challah, which is sliced and then stuffed with a filling of your choice.

Sweet fillings for stuffed French toast can include cream cheese, Nutella, fresh fruits like berries or bananas, chocolate chips, or even a sweetened ricotta mixture. Savory options can include ham and cheese, spinach and feta, or bacon and cheddar.

Once the bread is filled, it is dipped in an egg mixture, which usually consists of eggs, milk or cream, and flavorings like vanilla extract or cinnamon. The soaked bread is then cooked on a griddle or in a pan until golden brown and cooked through.

Stuffed French toast can be served with a variety of toppings such as powdered sugar, maple syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, or even a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce. It is a versatile and indulgent breakfast treat that is loved by many.

Ingredients For Stuffed French Toast

  • 8 slices of bread (challah, brioche, or your favorite bread)
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Cooking spray
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)
  • Maple syrup (for serving)
  • Your favorite toppings (such as fresh berries or a sprinkle of cinnamon)

How To Make Stuffed French Toast

In a medium bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese and strawberry jam until well combined. Set aside.

In another medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and brown sugar until well blended. Set aside.

Take two slices of bread and spread the cream cheese mixture on one side of each slice. Press the slices together to form a sandwich.

Dip the stuffed sandwich into the egg mixture, making sure both sides are coated evenly.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and lightly coat it with cooking spray.

Place the stuffed sandwich in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and the cream cheese filling is melted and gooey.

Repeat steps 3-6 with the remaining bread slices and cream cheese mixture.

Once all the stuffed French toasts are cooked, transfer them to a baking sheet and place them in a preheated toaster oven at 200°F to keep them warm while you cook the rest.

Serve the stuffed French toast with a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, and your favorite toppings.

Enjoy your delicious stuffed French toast for a special breakfast, brunch, or even as a sweet treat for Mother’s Day or other special occasions!

I hope you enjoy making and savoring this yummy stuffed French toast recipe!

Variations For Stuffed French Toast

Here are a few more variations for stuffed French toast that you might enjoy:

  1. Nutella and Banana Stuffed French Toast:
  • Spread Nutella on one side of each bread slice.
  • Thinly slice a ripe banana and layer it on one slice of bread.
  • Place another slice of bread on top, forming a sandwich.
  • Proceed to dip and cook as usual. Serve with sliced bananas, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
  1. Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast:
  • Mix softened cream cheese with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a tablespoon of brown sugar.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture on one side of each bread slice.
  • Thinly slice an apple (such as Granny Smith) and layer it on one slice of bread.
  • Place another slice of bread on top, forming a sandwich.
  • Proceed to dip and cook as usual. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon, sliced apples, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
  1. Savory Spinach and Feta Stuffed French Toast:
  • Sauté a handful of spinach in a bit of olive oil until wilted, then let it cool.
  • Crumble feta cheese on one side of each bread slice.
  • Layer the sautéed spinach on one slice of bread.
  • Place another slice of bread on top, forming a sandwich.
  • Proceed to dip and cook as usual. Serve with a side of fresh greens and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Feel free to get creative with these variations by adding your favorite ingredients or experimenting with different flavors. Enjoy your stuffed French toast creations! If you have any more questions or need further suggestions, just let me know.

Substitutions For Stuffed French Toast

Here are some substitutions you can make for stuffed French toast:

  1. Bread: Instead of using regular white bread, you can use brioche, challah, cinnamon swirl, or even whole wheat bread for a healthier option.
  2. Filling: While the suggestions above are delicious, you can substitute the fillings with other ingredients. Some ideas include:
  • Fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Sliced peaches or nectarines
  • Cream cheese mixed with your favorite jam or preserves
  • Peanut butter and sliced bananas
  • Ricotta cheese with honey and crushed pistachios
  • Nut butter (such as almond or cashew) with sliced apples
  • Marshmallow fluff and crushed graham crackers (for a s’mores-inspired French toast)
  1. Coating: Instead of using the traditional egg and milk mixture to dip the bread slices, you can try other options like:
  • Whisked yogurt or buttermilk
  • Whisked coconut milk or almond milk for a dairy-free version
  • Whisked egg whites for a lighter coating

Remember, these substitutions are just suggestions. Feel free to mix and match ingredients to create your own unique stuffed French toast creations. Enjoy!

Stuffed French Toast

Storage For Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French toast is best enjoyed fresh and hot, but if you have leftovers or want to make it ahead of time, here are some storage options:

  1. Refrigerator: Allow the stuffed French toast to cool completely, then place it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. When ready to eat, you can reheat it in the microwave for a quick breakfast or warm it in a toaster oven or regular oven at a low temperature until heated through.
  2. Freezer: If you want to store stuffed French toast for longer periods, you can freeze it. After it has cooled completely, wrap each piece tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped French toast in a freezer-safe bag or container and store it in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat, unwrap the frozen French toast and heat it in a toaster oven or regular oven at a low temperature until heated through. You can also thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it using the same methods.

Remember to let the French toast cool before storing it and avoid stacking them on top of each other to prevent them from sticking together. Additionally, keep in mind that the texture might slightly change after being stored, but it should still be enjoyable.

Lastly, if you enjoyed this recipe then you should check out my maple glazed cinnamon french toast and my chocolate cake for dessert later. 

Well, until next time folks!

How to make stuffed french toast

This stuffed French toast recipe is one you wanna keep in your notes. This cream cheese stuffed French toast is like a dream come true. From the cinnamon-filled bread to the strawberry cream stuffing. Enough of my talking. Lastly, let me show you how to make stuffed french toast!
Stuffed French Toast
Servings: 6 People
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients 

Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

  • ½ 8oz Cream cheese
  • 1 Can Strawberry Filing 21oz
  • 1 Tsp Sugar

French Toast

  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Nutmeg
  • ½ Tbsp Powdered Sugar optional
  • Brioche bread
  • 1 Tbsp Syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries

Instructions

French Toast

  • In a bowl add in eggs, milk, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon then whisk all of these ingredients together.
    2 Tsp Sugar, 4 Eggs, 1 Tsp Vanilla extract, ¼ Cup Milk, 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon, ½ Tsp Nutmeg
  • Lightly dip your sliced brioche bread in the mixture gently and swiftly on both sides.
    Brioche bread
  • On a hot skillet spread your butter and then bread….Cook on both sides until golden brown
    Brioche bread, 1/2 Tbsp Butter

Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

  • In a bowl add in half can of strawberry filling, cream cheese, and sugar.
    ½ 8oz Cream cheese, 1 Can Strawberry Filing, 1 Tsp Sugar
  • Mix these ingredients together well and place in between your bread
  • Slice your strawberries and place in between your French toast bread
  • Add your left over strawberry filling to the top
  • Sprinkle some powdered sugar and maple syrup
    ½ Tbsp Powdered Sugar, 1 Tbsp Syrup, 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 178IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg

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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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