Making Stuffed French Toast is simpler than it looks. It requires little time and even less ingredients. Follow the steps below to make your Stuffed French Toast.
4 onz. Cream Cheese
1/4 cup strawberry jam
1 spoon full of nuts
Pinch of salt
1/4 spoon cinnamon
1 cup low fat milk
1 tea spoon vanilla
- Make the egg mixture – Begin by adding all the ingredients for the egg mixture into a shallow bowl. Mix well.
- Make the stuffing – In a third small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, strawberry jam, add some nuts and add pinch off salt.
- Put it all together – Spread the cream cheese mixture on two pieces of bread, pat the strawberries dry and add a single layer of strawberries to one piece of toast. Put the two pieces of toast together and dip it in the egg mixture.
- Cook – Immediately placed dipped toast “sandwiches” onto a heated and greased pan and cook for about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
- Garnish and enjoy – Top your toast fresh strawberries, whipped cream, or whatever you desire, serve, and enjoy!
Tips for Making Stuffed French Toast
- Don’t spread the cream cheese all the way to the edge of the bread. When it cooks, it will start to ooze out if it’s too close to the edge.
- If you are nervous about the “stuffed” aspect of the french toast, that’s okay! Feel free to cook each side of bread like you normally would to make french toast and then top each slice with your cream cheese mixture and strawberries. You will get a similar effect that way, however, there is something really special about the melding of flavors during the cooking process when it’s “stuffed”.
- Don’t go crazy drying off each strawberry. You just want to make sure that it’s not dripping when it goes inside of your fresh toast.
- This cream cheese stuffed French Toast is best when served fresh and doesn’t store as well as a french toast casserole. You may be able to store these in the refrigerator for a day or so, but it most likely won’t taste as good when reheated.
- Use thick cut bread, the thicker the better. Using thicker bread will give your French toast the best texture. When the bread soaks up too much of the egg mixture, it gets soggy. The thicker the bread, the less chance of the toast being soggy, even after it’s cooked.
- Don’t soak the bread too long in the egg mixture. You just want to dip it in there (I like to use tongs), make sure both sides are fully coated, and then pull it out.
Other Variations to Try
Your French Toasts don’t have to be boring. Spice up your varieties with even more options. Don’t just take my word for it, try these combinations for yourself.
- Nutella-Stuffed: Replace your cream cheese mixture with Nutella, for all those chocolate lovers!
- Berry Switch: For the ultimate fresh berry flavor, fill your toast with raspberries, strawberries and blackberries.
- Fruit Slices: Thinly slice up some bananas, pears or apples, and serve alongside the toast with a touch of whipped cream on top.
- Peanut Butter & Jelly: Do your kids love PB&J? Load up your toasts with a good layer of your favorite nut butter and jelly for a delicious combination.
- Cinnamon French Toast: Add a kick to your toast by adding some cinnamon to the cream cheese or even to the egg mixture.
- Chocolate Raspberry French Toast: For a truly romantic combination — try spicing up your cream cheese filling with a gram of cacao powder and a few raspberry pieces. Now, who’s hungry?