Stuffed French Toast – Oh Sweet Basil

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by Sweet Basil

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04.11.2022


It’s the weekend and it’s time for a hearty breakfast like this cream cheese stuffed french toast! We are hard core French toast lovers over here, and this indulgent version is our new fav!

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Back to French Toast

We used to love going on kid dates to Even Stevens, and we fell in love with their stuffed French toast. Two perfectly golden pieces of French toast filled with sweet cream cheese…it’s the perfect brunch or holiday breakfast!

It all starts with our best French toast recipe, and then you make a simple sweet cream cheese filling and basically make sandwiches. It’s so easy but it tastes gourmet!

a photo of a stack of cream cheese stuffed french toast topped with berry sauce and gooey cream cheese oozing out.

Here is a quick list of the ingredients you will need to make this recipe. The measurements for each ingredient are listed in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • French Toast: brioche, egg, butter, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, flour, salt
  • Cream Cheese: make sure it’s room temperature so it doesn’t get clumpy
  • Powdered Sugar: used to sweeten the cream cheese without adding any graininess
  • Vanilla: flavor
  • Banana: nice and ripe to maximize sweetness
  • Berry Sauce: you can use any berries you want
  • Buttermilk Syrup: pretty much liquid gold, syrup of the gods, heaven’s nectar…you get the point!

a photo of a stack of cooked golden french toast slices stuffed with a sweet cream cheese filling dripping out all the sides.

We love to top this dish with some stabilized whipped cream and powdered sugar! You could also top it with some chopped pecans or walnuts.

Because this dish is so sweet, I like to pair it with something savory like bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs or hash browns.

While we love this french toast topped with our triple berry sauce, the possibilities are endless and totally customizable to your preference. Here are a few ideas:

  • Fruit: use other fruits to make a sauce or syrup like peaches, cherries, plums, or apples you could also add fruit to the cream cheese filling
  • Nuts: top with almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc or you could even mix them into the filling
  • Stuffing: stuff Nutella, peanut butter, or another nut butter into the middle, you could also try a flavored cream cheese for the filling
  • Toppings: top with chocolate chips, toffee bits

a photo of a fork cutting into a stack of stuffed french toast topped with a triple berry sauce.

What Bread is Best for French Toast?

You want a good hearty bread that will soak up the egg mixture but will also hold up and totally disintegrate. Our favorite bread for french toast is brioche or challah. If you can’t find either of those, French bread or Texas toast will also work fine.

How to Reheat French Toast: 

  • Toaster: pop them in a toaster just like a piece of toast, the outside gets nice and toasty again.
  • Oven: place the French toast in a single layer on a baking sheet and warm them up in the oven at 300 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
  • Microwave: zap them in the microwave for about a minute, the outside won’t be crispy.

a photo of a plate full of a stack of stuffed french toast topped with a triple berry sauce with slices of fresh strawberries.

Breakfast just can’t get any better than French toast…until you stuff it with a sweet cream cheese filling! Booyah! Make this stuffed French toast for your next breakfast-for-dinner, brunch with the ladies, or fancy Saturday morning with the fam!

More French Toast Recipes You Must Try:

 

a photo of a stack of cream cheese stuffed french toast topped with berry sauce and gooey cream cheese oozing out.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6

Cream Filling

  • 8 Ounce Cream Cheese softened
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar or more to taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Banana sliced
  • Berry Sauce for topping
  • Buttermilk Syrup
  • Heat a nonstick griddle to medium heat.

  • Make the berry sauce and set aside.

  • Prepare the french toast batter.

  • Prepare the filling by beating the softened cream cheese with the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla and beat until smooth. Fold in chopped bananas (we like them quartered).

  • Slice the bread and cover with a smear of filling. Top with another slice of bread and dip each side in the batter.

  • Heat an oven to warm with a large cookie sheet so you can put any finished french toast in to stay warm.

  • Butter the griddle and add the french toast. Cook until golden on each side.

  • Meanwhile, start on the syrup and allow it to cook while the french toast is cooking.

  • Remove to a plate and serve with berry sauce and syrup!

How to reheat french toast: 

  • Toaster: pop them in a toaster just like a piece of toast, the outside gets nice and toasty again.
  • Oven: place the French toast in a single layer on a baking sheet and warm them up in the oven at 300 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
  • Microwave: zap them in the microwave for about a minute, the outside won’t be crispy.

Nutrition Facts

Stuffed French Toast

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 210
Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 8g50%

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 3g

Cholesterol 38mg13%

Sodium 120mg5%

Potassium 121mg3%

Carbohydrates 22g7%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 19g21%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 521IU10%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 38mg4%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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