Stuffed French Toast

by Marla on July 16, 2009 · 5 comments

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Since I originally wrote this post I have come up with gobs of stuffed french toast recipes. It is my go-to breakfast. Sometimes I do pancakes, oatmeal, breakfast cookies and muffins, but this is my all time favorite. From Pumpkin Ricotta to Strawberry Mozzarella, the choices are endless and all very tasty!

Stuffed french toast recipe with Mozzarella Cheese and Strawberries

I love waking before the rest of the family to a quiet house. This is my go-to hot breakfast treat. It is so freeing to connect with myself and get some focus before the rest of my family gets up. The sandwiches can be set up and wrapped individually quite a few days ahead and kept in the refrigerator, so you can cook one up without having to drag out all of the ingredients again and again.

Homemade french toast for family breakfast or holiday brunch.

This breakfast has a wonderful balance of carbs, protein and healthy fats to give everyone a jump start to a busy day.  It is  fun to experiment with different ingredients.  My stuffed french toast can be easily adapted to suit any taste preferences. It has a base of sprouted organic bread, a clean organic nut butter or low-fat cream cheese and organic fruit or fruit spread. I love dipping each bite of mine in homemade applesauce.

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Favorite Stuffed French Toast

Here is what you will need. Mix up the ingredients according to taste preferences.

  • Bread Choice: For each sandwich I use 2 pieces of Ezekiel Sprouted bread, Cinnamon Raisin or any gluten free bread.
  • Healthy Fat Choice: We all need some healthy fat. It will help make this extra delicious and will keep you satisfied longer. Choose from: light cream cheese (2 tablespoons), any nut butter (2 tablespoons), any sliced cheese (Muenster, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Havarti)
  • Fruit Choice: A thin layer of your favorite fruit or fruit spread.  Banana, Raspberries, Blueberries, Mango, Apple (The apples need to be heated through first as they remain too crunchy in the sandwich if you don’t cook first. Slice them thin, throw them in a saute pan for a few minutes with a little butter or coconut oil and let them cook through until soft.)
  • Eggs: I use 4 ounces of egg whites per sandwich, you can also use one large organic egg per sandwich
  • Add-on’s: In addition you can add some chopped nuts, toasted coconut flakes, diced dried fruit or raisons, spices such as Cinnamon, Cardamom, Ginger or Nutmeg
  • Natural Sweetener: I use flavored Sweetleaf Stevia Drops (English Toffee flavor tastes like maple syrup.) I also like my Vanilla Stevia Drops. My kids like Maple Syrup, Honey, or sprinkles of Sucanat.
  • Spray oil for pan or small amount of Ghee or Butter or unrefined Coconut Oil

METHOD

Create sandwich, layer your spread of choice, fruit or fruit spread choice and any additions you might want on one slice.Top with additional slice to create sandwich.Put egg in a bowl big enough to soak sandwich. Lightly season with salt and whisk egg. Soak sandwich on both sides until it is nice and moist.

Pre-heat non stick pan on medium hight with cooking spray or butter. Place sandwich in pan and press extra egg out with a spatula. Cook until lightly browned. Flip sandwich, press again with spatula and cook until warmed through and toasty. Top with any add-on’s (spices, sweetener, nuts, coconut, fruit sauces, etc.)

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Some Favorite Combinations

  • Peanut Butter Banana
  • Almond Butter and  Fruit Sweetened Chocolate Fudge
  • Cream Cheese, Banana, Mango, Coconut
  • Cream Cheese, Raspberry Fruit spread, Toasted Pecan
  • Sliced Cheese, Sauteed Apples, Cinnamon, Chopped Toasted Walnuts
  • Pumpkin Butter, Cream Cheese, Cinnamon
  • Apple Butter, Cheddar cheese
  • Peaches, Cream Cheese, Ginger
  • Raspberry, Banana, Sunflower Seed Butter

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1 nicole smith July 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Wow! Thank you for a delicious and fun recipe! My daughter and I made this together, and we really enjoyed getting creative. We made two half sandwiches each so we could try out different flavors. Peanut butter, nectarine and candied ginger was a favorite, as was Nutella, banana and cinnamon. Great job, keep up the good work!

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2 Marla July 28, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Nicole, I am so happy you and your daughter sampled a few flavors and loved your Stuffed French Toast. I eat it every morning!http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/blog/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form

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3 Marla July 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Nicole, I am so happy that you and your daughter cooked up a few flavors. There are so many good ones. I promise to keep adding more versions.

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4 Amanda Poff June 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

This is my very favorite recipe!! My whole house loves french toast, I didn’t let them know how health it is :)

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