My guy loves French toast, and I like fruit with my breakfast. So one morning I decided to make a small mess in my kitchen and try my hand at a stuffed French toast recipe. That way, we both got what we loved!
Loaf of French or Italian bread
Package of Cream Cheese
Jam or fresh fruit, preferably of the same flavor (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
More fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
Now, let’s cook!
Start with the loaf of bread. We used French.
Take one package of softened cream cheese and add a few tablespoons of jam or fresh fruit. I used Simply Fruit Strawberry Spreadable Fruit. Mix in a pinch of sugar (maybe a teaspoon). Stir until the cream cheese mixture looks a bit like strawberry yogurt. Set aside.
Mix an egg (or two, your choice; I used two), about half a cup of milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon together. Set the “egg bath” aside. *Keep everything out because you may want to make more of this mixture, depending on how many pieces of French toast you’re grilling.
Grab a slice of bread and add about a tablespoon of the cream cheese filling to the pouch. Add more if desired. Pinch the opening closed by gently pressing the bread together. This will help make less of a mess in the skillet.
Preheat the skillet on the stove, using medium to high heat. While the skillet is heating up, dip the stuffed bread into the egg wash for about twenty to thirty seconds on each side. I learned my guy likes it to absorb quite a bit of the “egg bath.” Note: I only dipped one piece at a time and only fried one piece at a time. I let my next piece soak while I grilled the other.
Remove from the heat and serve with the traditional syrup, fresh fruit, and powdered sugar.
Are you a stuffed French toast fan? Have any fun breakfast recipes to share? I’d love to hear from you!