I tell you, Stuffed French Toast is the way to eat French Toast.
This Stuffed French Toast Recipe is filled with strawberries and cream cheese using Challah bread!
Okay, so you have read me say that I don’t like French Toast, but I like French Toast Sticks. You have also read me say that I don’t like French Toast unless it is MY French Toast because it can be too “eggy”. Although all of those things I said about French Toast is true, I must now update you on my French Toast status and say that I absolutely Stuffed French Toast, especially MY Stuffed French Toast recipe.
I found this concept through one of my Food Network Magazines and wanted to create my own version. I figure you can’t go wrong with strawberries and anything with cream cheese. So, why not put both of those concepts together?! Well, that is exactly what I did! I went to Panera and bought a loaf of Challah bread.
LET’S PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE: Let me tell you about Challah bread. IT’S AMAZING! I was pulling pieces of the bread off and eating it as is! Challah bread is moist and sweet. I bet it would make for an amazing toast! Oh yes hunny, with a nice amount of melted butter on top. Mmm, it is a wonderful thing to think about. I don’t know why I didn’t make my that dream come true when I had the bread. I guess I was so caught up in the beautiful process of making this Stuffed French Toast. Oh, that is what you came here for right? Well, back to that.
The truth is, you can stuff your French Toast with whatever you want! You can stuff them with Nutella, bananas, peanut butter, or fruit preserves! The point is to have fun with your breakfast. Have fun with this recipe! The Food Network has created an awesome guide that can help you come up with the best combination for your French Toast. What I love the most about this recipe and concept is that you can do whatever you want to do with it. The point is to wake up, get in the kitchen, and make one killer breakfast with this Stuffed French Toast as the star of the show.
- 1 Challah Loaf
- 3 eggs
- ½ c. whole milk
- ½ c. heavy cream
- 2 tbsp. Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ½ c. strawberry preserves
- 1 tsp. Powdered sugar
- Butter for griddle
- In a small bowl, blend together the cream cheese, strawberry preserves, and powdered sugar. Using a rubber spatula, scoop the mixture in a storage zipper bag. Cut one end of the zipper bag to pipe inside the bread.
- Slice the Challah bread into 1 ½ inch slices using a serrated knife. Cut a 2-3 inch wide slit in the bottom of each slice creating a deep pocket but not too deep where you through the top of the bread slice. Pipe 2 heaping tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture into each slice.
- In a medium size bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined.
- Preheat oven on 250 Degrees or warm setting.
- Heat griddle to 350 Degrees. Melt a tablespoon of butter. Meanwhile, dip French Toast in custard mixture on both sides for 30 seconds. Cook on the griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Place on a baking sheet or inside a casserole dish and place in oven until ready to serve. Top with sliced strawberries, powdered sugar, and syrup (if desired).