Loaded with a cheesecake-like strawberry-cream cheese filling, this stuffed French toast is like dessert for breakfast.
1 c. diced strawberries, divided
1 tsp. sugar
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1/3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 loaf of sliced bread, white or wheat
1 tbsp. butter
1/3 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Make the Strawberry Cheesecake Filling: Combine strawberries and sugar in a small bowl, setting aside to draw out the sweetness and juices. In a large mixing bowl, whip cream cheese and powdered sugar until thoroughly combined. Fold in half of strawberry mixture.
Make the Stuffed French Toast: Spread cream cheese mixture onto a slice of bread. Place another slice on top, pressing down to make a sandwich. Repeat until all of stuffed French toasts have been made.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. As butter melts, grab a shallow bowl and beat eggs, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
Dip stuffed French toast into egg mixture, submerging both sides completely. Place dipped French toast onto the sauté pan, cooking both sides until lightly golden. Repeat with all stuffed French toasts you’ve made.
Spoon remaining strawberries on top of each French toast. Serve warm with maple syrup.