Rainbow Stuffed French Toast

filed under: Pancakes + Waffles on January 10, 2011

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

Its Healthy and Colorful.

Rich and Tasty.

Pretty and Pleasing.

I will stop with the adjectives now and show you the goods!

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
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 loaf French Bread
  • 3 Tablespoons Any Flavor Fruit Spread You Can Also Use Jelly, Jam, Or Fresh Fruit
  • ½ packages Cream Cheese 4 Oz, At Room Temperature
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • ½ cups Skim Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  1. Heat skillet or electric griddle to 325 to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut 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 three tablespoons of fruit spread of your choice. Combine well.

  4. In a separate bowl, break 2 eggs; add cinnamon and milk and combine well.
  5. Now, take fruit mixture and stuff into 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 egg mixture. Make sure all sides are covered. Do all pieces before starting to fry.

  7. Put two tbsp of butter into a hot skillet and melt completely. 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 any additional fruit, and serve immediately with butter and syrup.


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

It was all very confusing.

And inspiring!


So I got all the fruit together… and tried to think of an easy way to incorporate them all into the recipe without having to make the recipe six different times.

I think we found a winner!

*Side Note* Whenever I peel an orange, I leave as much of the white pulpy part as possible… this is where most of the nutrients are!


I used our homemade plum jelly as the berry addition in the cream cheese.  It was subtle enough of a flavor that it lent itself to every fruit combination, but sweet enough to flavor the cream cheese nicely.

It was bliss!




I am not even kidding, I didnt even use syrup. They are that sweet and delicious!


Know what my favorite combination was?  Blueberry and strawberry.

The kids loved kiwi!

What would your favorite be?

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  • Bethany says:

    French toast is my FAVORITE breakfast. Thanks for sharing this. I’m going to try it with the kids someday. Doug doesn’t have good taste when it comes to certain breakfast items. 🙂

  • Amy says:

    What a fun idea! I’m definitely bookmarking this in my “Recipes to Try” folder 🙂

  • Amy K says:

    Mmmmm…my favorite would be strawberry!

  • marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Amanda, this stuffed french toast is gorgeous! All of that fruit is a tasty nutritional bonus. With cream cheese, spectacular. You continue to wow me well beyond cakes 🙂 xo

  • Kristen says:

    What a gorgeous idea for breakfast!!

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    So, so pretty…and I KNOW it is delicious! My breakfast never looks that pretty!

  • Tran says:

    This is SO cute.. I’m going to have to try this!

  • zeemaid says:

    Oh my goodness, you just took french toast to a whole other level. WOW. I’m definitely printing this one out and trying it this weekend! Gorgeous photos!

  • Kim says:

    how clever! I love it! Healthy topping AND it looks beautiful!
    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  • Amy says:

    I love this. It looks so happy and yummy at the same time! I shared this with my FB and Twitter friends. Thanks!

  • Michelle says:

    Kiwi is my daughter’s favorite too. This is a beautiful rainbow!

  • jenney says:

    Those look great! And CONGRATULATIONS on another boy :o)

  • Anna says:

    Hello there. My name is anna and I tumbled unto your blog just yesterday and ever since i’ve laid eyes on your first entry, i just couldn’t stop reading them and it’s been a real pleasure and an inspiration reading your blog. You seem to have real passion for Christ, serving your family, even your community and it’s just so delightful to see how well you’ve cope with your struggles in times of difficulties with the help from God along with 3 (soon to be 4) children. I am not married yet not have children but I hope and pray that i can be just as joyful and passionate and dependent on God as you when the time comes along. You have beautiful kids and your photos are amazing! additionally, your recipes and cookies look fantastic as well. can’t wail til i try them out when i have time. God Bless.
    -friendly blogger

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  • Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} says:

    What a super great idea!!! My kids would LOVE this! Perfect for the weekend. Have a great day Friend….

  • ali @ an ordinary mom says:

    Oh, how positively scrumptious! Now I’m feeling inspired for Saturday morning breakfast!

  • Grapefruit says:

    What fun! And just in time for the weekend. My kids would love it!

  • Paula says:

    I missed this when you originally posted and thankful that Aimee linked you to her Weekend Links otherwise I may have missed entirely.
    This is such an inventive use of French Toast and the fresh fruit and color combination make it just beautiful. What kid…what adult for that matter could possibly turn down this breakfast!

  • debra saccente says:

    Verrrry Creative and colorful, love it!!

  • Summer Simmons says:

    Hi. Love your blog and just wanted to let you know that I linked you on a post about rainbows (deuxpetiteamie.com/).

  • Noelle Dineen says:

    Recipes like this one could attract not only the kids, but as well as the kids at heart too. It will also make the kids love fruits because there are some who hate eating fruits. Why not try putting some veggies on your French toast? That will be perfect for your snacks too!
    At a very young age, my daughter already wants to eat clean dishes, whether at home or at school. She thinks that if she eats healthy meals, she will be as beautiful as me because she always see me eat clean diet foods at home.

  • Kyla @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe says:

    I featured your darling rainbow loveliness in my roundup!

  • holiday snob says:

    Yum! I did a take on this and linked to your blog:
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Rose says:

    Hi! you r wonderful!! But, what’s your secret?
    You homeschool your children, you cook all day, you study the bible….you r pregnant! Do you do everything on your own or with help? I have three boys, they go to school, I don’t work and I think I´m a Terrible mom! How do you do it????? Thankssss

  • Jo says:

    Will definitely try this out for my kid! Thanks a lot