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The BEST Stuffed French Toast

Delicious Stuffed French Toast is just what weekends were made for! Classic French Toast fried to golden perfection and stuffed with fresh strawberries and cream cheese takes this easy breakfast to the next level. A sweetly satisfying breakfast dish that is perfect for brunch!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese stuffed french toast, stuffed french toast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 807kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

Egg Mixture

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half you can also use whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 10 slices Brioche or any thick cut artisan type bread the thicker the better (about 8-10 slices)
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice about half of one lemon
  • 8 tbsp butter for frying (bacon fat is also good here)

Instructions

  • Combine eggs, half & half, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar in a shallow bowl.
  • Whisk well until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice until just combined. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and fresh lemon zest until smooth and well combined, about 1 minute.
  • Take two slices of bread and spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture onto each piece of bread keeping clear of the edges.
  • Pat strawberries dry with a paper towel to soak up any excess juices. Layer strawberries in a single layer on one piece of bread and place the other piece of bread on top..
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip each “sandwich” in egg mixture until fully coated. Quickly transfer French toast to the hot, greased skillet.
  • Cook each side for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until each golden brown.
  • Serve warm with powdered sugar, maple syrup fresh strawberries, or whipped cream (or top with everything!).

Notes

  • 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 can serve immediately or return to the skillet for one or two minutes per side to heat through.

Nutrition

Calories: 807kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 325mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1997IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg