French toast is such a treat in any household. We like to make it extra special by stuffing it! This stuffed French toast is covered with a cinnamon and sugar coating and filled with cream cheese and juicy strawberries. When served with powdered sugar and whipped cream, it’s Stuffed French Toast heaven.
I offer up variations if you want to make this for a crowd as well!
Make them even better by using freshly picked strawberries from the garden! Typically garden strawberries are much smaller so you will need more for this recipe.
Cream cheese stuffed french toast is definitely a decadent treat, but can be made healthier with a few little tweaks. Use whole wheat bread, low-fat cream cheese, coconut oil instead of butter, and omit the powdered sugar. Using locally sourced honey and maple syrup is a great option as well!
Tips, Tricks, and Variations
A common question I hear is how do you make stuffed french toast? Well, there are a lot of varieties for that idea, but I have found this recipe to be the easiest. The breading and stuffing are minimal, meaning it is easy to handle and consume!
Can I use other fruits? Yes! While my family loves the strawberry cream cheese stuffed french toast, I love blueberry cream cheese stuffed french toast! I love to add a little lemon zest to my cream cheese and then squeeze fresh lemon juice over top before serving. You can certainly experiment with other fruits!
Want to go a completely different direction? Try bananas and peanut butter in the middle. You can even add Nutella! Top with syrup and powdered sugar and enjoy and EXTRA rich breakfast. Or how about with a couple slices of ham and swiss cheese? The options are endless. 🙂
Can you double or triple this recipe? Yes, absolutely. This is Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast for two, but I often make it for 5 hungry kids, so I will use at least a loaf of bread!
My recipe for serving a crowd is:
- 8 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon McCormick ground cinnamon
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature (can use low fat)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 16 slices sandwich bread (can use wheat)
- 1 pound strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced (or more depending on size)
- 12 tablespoons (1 stick + 4 tbsps, 170g) unsalted butter
- powdered sugar and whipped cream for garnish
- Maple syrup for serving
Follow same directions in above recipes.