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Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast Recipe

When you are looking to make an extra special breakfast for yourself or your family this Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast is the answer. A quick and easy to make strawberry cream cheese filling is layered between two pieces of thick Texas toast.

Dip the entire sandwich into a classic egg and milk mixture and place it on a hot skillet or griddle to brown. Within 10 minutes you will have a delicious, exciting, and elegant looking breakfast on the table.

Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar and add sliced strawberries and/or a dollop of whipped cream and you have a gourmet breakfast that will impress everyone at your table.

strawberry cheesecake stuffed French toast
Strawberry cheesecake stuffed French toast sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with a sliced strawberry. The perfect breakfast for any special occasion or a weekend breakfast treat.

As beautiful as this breakfast looks, you would think that it is difficult to make. Fortunately, it is extremely easy to make and can be on the table from start to finish in only 15 minutes!

I can’t even get a plate of bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast on the table in that amount of time. Therefore, when you are looking to make something special, maybe for a weekend breakfast, anniversary, or Valentine’s day, do yourself a favor and make this strawberry cheesecake stuffed French toast.

What Type of Bread To Use For French Toast

When making French toast your bread selection is important. The bread itself needs to be able to retain its shape and hold the flavor of the seasoned batter.

Once it is dipped in the liquid it must saturate thoroughly but not get mushy and fall apart. Therefore, it is always best to use thick, dense bread.

Of course you can make your own homemade bread. Or you can opt for a standard loaf of bread from the bakery and cut it yourself to achieve the thick slices that are desired.

If you do so, choose a loaf of brioche or challah bread. These two types of bread are egg based and have a high butter content which will result in a rich tasting, light and airy end product.

However, the majority of us who will be making this strawberry cheesecake stuffed French toast will most likely do so with sliced bread. Therefore, in keeping with the idea that a thick bread is better than thin bread, it is best to purchase a loaf of Texas toast bread.

You may have to do some searching in the bread aisle, but you will likely find one or two brands of the thick sliced bread. It soaks up the batter perfectly and holds its texture when cooked.

strawberry cheesecake filling
The strawberry cheesecake filling is a simple mixture of cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and of course, strawberries!

Use Day Old For Best Results

Just like when you make Homemade Dressing for Thanksgiving, it is best to use day old bread to make French toast. This is the general term for using stale bread in your recipes.

The term ‘day old’ refers to fresh, homemade bread that has sat out on the counter overnight. Because most of us don’t make bread on a daily basis, we will use the term stale bread instead.

Stale bread will allow the milk and egg mixture to penetrate the surface of the bread without making it become too soggy. If your bread is still fresh, simply let it sit out overnight in the open air.

Or if you are like me and forget to do this the night before, you can lightly toast the bread in a skillet or in a toaster. However, if you are using Texas toast bread, this step isn’t quite as important because it is such a thick sliced bread.

Which is the exact reason that is the perfect bread to hold the cheesecake filling.

Strawberry Cheesecake Filling

If you have ever made cheesecake, you know how time consuming that it can be. However, don’t let that scare you in this recipe.

This strawberry cheesecake filling is simple and easy to make. It all starts with half of a block of cream cheese.

However, in order to mix the filling the cream cheese needs to be soft. Although you could get up early and set the cream cheese out on the counter, there is a faster way to soften it.

strawberry cheesecake filling on Texas toast
Stuffed French toast is basically a sandwich with a sweet filling placed in between the two pieces of bread.

Place the half bar of cream cheese on a microwaveable safe plate. Then microwave it on full power for 30 seconds.

Check to see how soft it is. If it is workable remove it from the microwave and place it in a mixing bowl. If it is still quite firm, continue to microwave in 15 second increments until it is pliable.

Then mix it with the sugar and vanilla extract. Finally, fold in the diced strawberries and the strawberry cheesecake filling is ready!

And if you are a strawberry lover, be sure to make Strawberry Bread. Diced strawberries are scattered throughout the bread and the top is drizzled with a strawberry glaze. It is really the ultimate dessert bread recipe!

Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

*Specific measurements and complete recipe instructions are located in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this article. However, be sure to continue to read the tips and tricks to making this recipe below.

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 slices Texas Toast Bread
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Filling Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup finely diced strawberries (approximately 6 strawberries)
French toast dipped in egg and milk batter
Place the sandwich in the egg and milk mixture. Then flip and coat the other side.

INSTRUCTIONS

In a medium bowl add the softened cream cheese, vanilla and sugar. Use a hand mixer and beat until well incorporated.

Fold in the diced strawberries until mixed through. Set the filling aside while you prepare the batter.

In a medium bowl add the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.

Pour the mixture in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Set aside.

Spoon and spread the filling on 4 slices of bread and top each slice with another piece of bread to create a sandwich.

Heat half the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the skillet is hot, dip the stuffed French toast into the egg and milk mixture.

Flip the Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast over to coat the other side in the batter. Place the coated bread in the hot skillet.

cooking Texas Toast in a skillet
Place the French toast in a butter and oil mixture until golden brown on both sides.

Cook Time

Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until the outer surface of both sides are golden brown.

Coat the other sandwiches, working in batches if needed. Add the remaining oil/butter as needed.

Remove the French Toast from the skillet and sprinkle the top with powdered sugar, maple syrup, fresh sliced strawberries and/or whipped cream if desired.

Enjoy! Mary

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Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

strawberry cheesecake stuffed French toast

Take your standard French toast to a new level with a delicious and easy to make strawberry cheesecake filling. The perfect breakfast recipe for Valentine's Day, Anniversary, holidays or any weekend!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Texas Toast Bread
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Filling Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup finely diced strawberries

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl add the softened cream cheese, vanilla and sugar. Beat until well incorporated. Fold in the diced strawberries until mixed through. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl add the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated. Pour the mixture in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Set aside.

  3. Spoon filling on a 4 slices of bread and top each slice with another piece of bread to create a sandwich.

  4. Heat half the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat. Once hot, dip stuffed French toast into the egg/milk mixture on both sides and place into the skillet, working in batches if needed. Add the remaining oil/butter as needed.

  5. Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until the outer surface of both sides are golden brown.

    Remove from the skillet and sprinkle the top with powdered sugar, maple syrup, fresh sliced strawberries and/or whipped cream if desired.

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 575Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 15g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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