Rainbow Stuffed French Toast

filed under: Breakfast · Pancakes + Waffles on January 10, 2011

Rainbow Stuffed French Toast is a colorful and flavorful way to serve french toast, with cream cheese and fruit spread filling and cooked to a golden brown. Try my Banana French Toast Pockets for another delicious way to enjoy French toast.

Rainbow Stuffed French Toast

This is a decadent Stuffed French Toast recipe with a rainbow of fruit-inspired deliciousness! Yes, you can always rely on my Best French Toast for a traditional (and delicious) breakfast. But, if you want some color added to your morning, try this rich, tasty, and fruity recipe!

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Rainbow Stuffed French Toast Ingredients

I have made this recipe once before but only with blueberries.  I asked the kids if they wanted blueberry or strawberry and they said, “Banana!” “Kiwi!” and “Yes!” simultaneously.

Bread: I used French bread for this recipe (a French baguette). I love the crunchy crust and you can cut the pieces wide enough (2-3 inches each) to hold the cream cheese and fruit filling.

Cream Cheese: Use room temperature cream cheese for easy mixing with the fruit spread.

Fruit Spread: I used our homemade plum jelly as the berry addition to the cream cheese filling. It was subtle enough of a flavor that it lent itself to every fruit topping but sweet enough to flavor the cream cheese nicely. Use any flavor you have on hand or that you prefer.

Fruit: Top each slice of the stuffed French toast with your favorite kinds of fruit. In fact, I could even skip the syrup with all the fruit toppings! By using a variety of fruit toppings, you can get away with using one type of spread for the cream cheese mixture, which will save you a lot of time.

Process for Rainbow Stuffed French Toast

Bread and Filling

Before you can get your French toast on the griddle or in the skillet, there are a couple of things to prepare. First, cut the loaf of bread into thick slices (2-3 inches each slice). Then, make a pocket in each slice to hold the cream cheese filling. To make the pocket, use a knife to cut halfway into the bread, making sure not to cut all the way through. Set the bread on a baking sheet as you prepare the filling.

To make the filling, simply combine the room temperature cream cheese with your choice of fruit spread (jelly, jam, preserves). Mix well.

How to Make Rainbow Stuffed French Bread

With the bread ready to be stuffed and the cream cheese filling mixed, it’s time to get Rainbow Stuffed French Bread on display and ready to enjoy! Before filling the bread with the mixture, mix together the French toast batter. To make the batter, combine the eggs, cinnamon, and milk in a bowl that is large enough to dip the stuffed bread.

Adding Fruit to Rainbow Stuffed French Toast

Cooking Rainbow Stuffed French Toast

When ready, heat up the griddle or skillet. Fill each slice of bread with the cream cheese mixture and set it on a baking sheet. After all of the pieces of bread have been stuffed, individually coat each piece in the batter and place it on the hot griddle. Depending on the size of your skillet or griddle, you may have to work in batches.

Cook each side for 3-6 minutes, or until the bread is a nice golden brown and the cream cheese has been heated through. Serve the French toast immediately with a variety of fruit toppings, butter, and syrup. However, you may not even need the butter and syrup when you taste how delicious these are as is.

Rainbow Stuffed French Toast

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Rainbow Stuffed French Toast
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This is s decadent Stuffed French Toast recipe with a rainbow of fruit-inspired deliciousness!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rainbow Stuffed French Toast
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 383 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • ½ package (4 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons fruit spread, any flavor, jelly, jam
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • your choice of fresh fruit, for topping (rainbow colors suggested)
  • syrup, optional, for topping
Instructions
  1. Heat skillet or electric griddle to 325-350°F.

  2. Cut the french bread into 2-3 inch-wide slices. Then, with a paring knife, go back and cut halfway into each slice, in the center, creating a ‘pocket’ that your fruit mixture can be stuffed into.

  3. In a bowl, place the room temperature cream cheese and the fruit spread of your choice. Combine well.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, cinnamon, and milk, mixing well.

  5. Evenly divide the cream cheese mixture to fill the ‘pockets’ of your French bread slices. Place on a baking sheet.

  6. When done stuffing each piece of bread, completely coat each piece in the egg mixture. Make sure all sides are covered. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread before frying.

  7. After the bread is stuffed and coated, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a hot skillet. Add all of the bread to the skillet and cook roughly about 3-6 minutes on each side, until it reaches a nice golden brown. You want to make sure the cream cheese mixture heats through.

  8. When done cooking, add fruit for the topping in a rainbow-colored pattern. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.

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  • Ann Lara says:

    I made this for Fathers Day brunch, so good!! Thank you for sharing, it was a big hit!

  • melissa says:

    I am so over the moon or should I say rainbow about this gorgeous breakfast!

  • sara says:

    So pretty! I totally love this. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!