Fun with Food Friday: Stuffed French Toast!

I’ve decided to join my friend Johanna from Mama Chocolate for Fun with Food Friday post this week!  Check out her blog for the featured recipe this week, as well as other Fun with Food Friday posts!

French Toast is my very favorite breakfast food ever. However, the thought of eating breakfast in the morning makes my stomach turn (I’m so not a morning person, let alone a morning cook), so we often have breakfast for dinner.

When we go out for breakfast foods, I can’t help but get french toast, and especially love the stuffed french toast.  I’ve never thought I could make it though (?), but after seeing a few recipes for it online, I decided I HAD to try it.

So here’s what I found and did, and it was SO good!  I felt like I was eating dessert for dinner.  That can’t be bad AT ALL, can it? 😉 Not to mention, the kids loved it!!

I decided to use this Rachael Ray recipe, but modified it to fit my liking.  Here’s what I did:
Ingredients

Batter:
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
I also added 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Filling:
1 1/2 cups cream cheese
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (I didn’t add this to mine, rather saved it and sprinkled some on the top)
1/2 cup medium-diced banana
1/8 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
We also did chopped fresh strawberries and blueberries

1 loaf french bread, cut into 2 in slices.

Directions

Batter:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well until incorporated. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Filling:
Fold all ingredients together in a bowl until well incorporated but not completely smooth.

Cut a slit in the center of the bread to form your ‘pocket’… I cut mine about 3/4 of the way down, a bit more maybe.

Add a tablespoon or more (I did WAY more) of the filling to the pocket of the bread, then press together to ‘seal’ it a bit and prevent it from oozing out.  Set aside and do that to the remaining pieces of bread.

Heat a large skillet and then add butter. Dredge the bread in the batter (do only the bread you will be cooking first to prevent it from getting too soggy).  Fry each slice for about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove from heat. Top with powdered sugar and fresh fruit (and maybe a few chocolate chips…)!  SO good!

Comments

  1. This looks really good! Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

  2. Abigail's Boutique Designs says:

    This looks so gooooood. I will have to try it.

  3. this looks DELISH!

  4. YUM! That looks amazing! If I had all the ingredients, I'd be making it for lunch today! 🙂

  5. I loved stuffed french!! I am gonna have to try this recipe it looks so yummy!!!

  6. Alesha, thanks very much for stopping by and linking in with Food on friday. I am blown away by all the different breakfast dishes – over 175 now!

  7. Looks so yummy! I love stuffed toasts

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