Stuffed French Toast – crisp, caramelized French Toast stuffed with 2 different fillings; Nutella/banana and strawberries and cream! The perfect fancy but simple breakfast that you won’t be able to stop eating!
Hey guys! What’s new? Sorry it’s been approximately 27ish days since my last post, but I’m here now! Things have been a little crazy with school and work and fostering; we took back our foster puppy shortly after my last post, and then we picked up a big beautiful German Shepherd mix named Riley to foster for 2 weeks. We just took her back last week, and I’m still sad – I really loved her! Hopefully she’ll go to a good home with a big backyard and great parents.
Anyways – I finally have a minute to breathe and show you my latest creation – stuffed French Toast with 2(!) fillings!
I am really in love with how fancy-ish the concept of stuffed French Toast is, and I also love that this recipe only calls for a few simple ingredients, most of which you’ll have on hand! Try out one filling or the other (or both!), and I guarantee you’ll be just as hooked as I am :)
Stuffed French Toast recipe
A Jenny Original
For the French Toast –
4 slices white sandwich bread (any bread will do, stale bread is great – wheat bread, challah)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup half and half
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Nutella/Banana filling – (each filling will make 2 French Toast “sandwiches”)
1/4 cup Nutella
1/2 banana, thinly sliced
For the Strawberry Cheesecake filling –
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 cup chopped strawberries
To finish –
1 tablespoon butter, for skillet
Warm maple syrup, for serving
- To make the custard for the French toast – whisk together the eggs, half and half, sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside until ready to use.
- To build the Nutella/Banana French Toast – for each sandwich, spread 1 tablespoon of Nutella on each slice of sandwich bread. Top one slice with banana slices. Place the other piece of sandwich bread on top to complete the sandwich.
- To build the Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast – mix together the softened cream cheese and the powdered sugar. For each sandwich, top one slice of sandwich bread with half of the cheesecake mixture, and then top with 2 tablespoons of the chopped strawberries. Top with another slice of sandwich bread.
- To cook the French Toast – place the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip both sides of the French Toast “sandwich” in the custard, and then immediately place into the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, on until golden brown all over.
- Cut the sandwiches in half, top with warm maple syrup, and enjoy.
Recipe serves 2
Recipe notes –
- As I said above, feel free to use whatever bread you like – the white sandwich bread was a little risky because it tends to be soft, but it turned out well. Just try not to overload the filling inside the French Toast, or the bread may become soggy and fall apart.
- Milk can be substituted for half and half (whole milk, 2%, even almond milk should work okay)
- There are many more variations besides the 2 fillings I came up with, some other ideas are: Nutella with diced strawberries, the cheesecake filling with some other fresh berries, plain cheesecake filling; lots of options