Breakfast/Brunch

Irresistible Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French Toast recipe is a symphony of flavors and textures, featuring the rich creaminess of softened cream cheese, the sweetness of macerated strawberries, and the savory crunch of perfectly cooked bacon. Whether you’re a breakfast enthusiast or someone looking to impress guests, this recipe is your ticket to a morning masterpiece.

Why settle for ordinary French toast when you can elevate your breakfast game? Our Stuffed French Toast is a celebration of contrasts – the velvety cream cheese, the juiciness of strawberries, and the crispiness of bacon create a harmony that will tantalize your taste buds. This dish is not just breakfast; it’s an experience, a reason to savor each bite and start your day on a delicious note.

Ingredients:

  • Thick slices of Brioche, Challah, or French Bread (cut loaf slices work best)
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese (1 pkg), softened
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar, plus more for topping
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract, divided
  • 1 cup Strawberries, Fresh or Frozen, sliced super thin
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Maple syrup for topping (optional)
  • 6 – 8 Bacon slices

Step-by-Step Guide:

Prepare Strawberries:

  • Wash and clean the strawberries.
  • Cut the tops off and slice them in half.
  • Sprinkle granulated sugar over the strawberries to create a syrup.
  • Cover with Saran Wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

Prepare Cream Cheese Mixture:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Mix on low speed to avoid powdered sugar mess. Gradually increase speed until well combined.
  • Set aside.

Prepare Bacon:

  • Cook bacon and strain the fat to remove impurities.

Prepare Egg Mixture:

  • In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, and ground cinnamon.

Slice the Bread:

  • Cut thick slices of Brioche, Challah, or French Bread.

Dip and Cook:

  • Heat a pan and add butter.
  • Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture, making sure it’s well-coated.
  • Cook each side until golden brown.

Assemble Stuffed French Toast:

  • Take a slice of cooked bread, spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Add a little bacon and some of the macerated strawberries.
  • Top with another slice of bread to create a sandwich.

Serve:

  • Optional: Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious Stuffed French Toast!

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Use a serrated knife to cut the bread for clean slices.
  • Ensure cream cheese is softened for easy mixing.
  • Macerate strawberries for an hour to enhance their flavor.
  • Cook bacon until crispy for added texture.
  • Let the assembled Stuffed French Toast sit for a few minutes to allow flavors to meld.

Variations:

  1. Nutella Twist: Spread a layer of Nutella for a chocolatey surprise.
  2. Banana Bliss: Add sliced bananas for a fruity kick.
  3. Almond Crunch: Sprinkle sliced almonds for a delightful crunch.
  4. Raspberry Delight: Substitute strawberries with fresh raspberries.
  5. Peanut Butter Paradise: Include a layer of peanut butter for a savory touch.
  6. Blueberry Burst: Use blueberries instead of strawberries.
  7. Caramel Drizzle: Drizzle with caramel sauce for added sweetness.
  8. Coconut Dream: Sprinkle shredded coconut for a tropical twist.
  9. Orange Zest Infusion: Add orange zest to the cream cheese mixture.
  10. Vanilla Berry Fusion: Mix various berries for a colorful blend.

What to Serve With:

  1. Freshly brewed coffee
  2. Orange juice with a splash of champagne
  3. Greek yogurt parfait
  4. Crispy bacon on the side
  5. Whipped cream and fresh mint garnish
  6. Mixed fruit salad
  7. Scrambled eggs with herbs
  8. Avocado slices drizzled with balsamic glaze
  9. Breakfast sausage links
  10. Vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert version

Storage Tips:

  • Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • To reheat, use a toaster or oven for a crispy texture.
  • Freeze individual slices for up to a month for quick breakfasts.

How Far in Advance Can I Make Stuffed French Toast?:

Prepare components like cream cheese mixture and macerated strawberries the night before. Assemble and cook the morning of for the freshest results.

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  1. Wash and clean the strawberries. Cut the tops off and slice them in half. Sprinkle granulated sugar over the strawberries to create a syrup. Cover with Saran Wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix on low speed to avoid powdered sugar mess. Gradually increase speed until well combined. Set aside.

  3. Cook bacon and strain the fat to remove impurities.

  4. In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, and ground cinnamon.

  5. Cut thick slices of Brioche, Challah, or French Bread.

  6. Heat a pan and add butter. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture, making sure it’s well-coated. Cook each side until golden brown.

  7. Take a slice of cooked bread, spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture. Add a little bacon and some of the macerated strawberries. Top with another slice of bread to create a sandwich.

  8. Optional: Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy your delicious Stuffed French Toast!

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