Today is my husband’s 47th birthday and my 1-1 moment of the day was making him stuffed french toast for breakfast. It was something that I have wanted to try making, and I figured today would be a great day for it! Let me tell you… it turned out absolutely fabulous! I kind of made up my own recipe as I went along and it totally worked out LOL
STUFFED FRENCH TOAST:
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 tub of whipped cream cheese or you can use light cream cheese
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup of sugar or you can use Stevia
INGREDIENTS FOR FRENCH TOAST:
4 slices of french bread – sliced 1.5″ thick
5 egg whites 1 whole egg
1/4 cup Italian sweet cream coffee creamer or you can use 1 Tb vanilla extract plus 1/4 cup of skim milk
3/4 cup skim milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
For the stuffing, in a medium size glass bowl mix strawberries, sugar and vanilla together and let sit for about 15 minutes and then fold in the cream cheese.
For the french toast, in a medium size square casserole dish add 3 eggs, creamer, milk, nutmeg and cinnamon and wisk together until combined well. Take a piece of bread and make a pocket opening with a small sharp knife in the bottom crust large enough to insert the filling but be careful not to cut all the way through. Stuff the pocket with the cream cheese and strawberry mixture and then put it into the egg bath soaking each side for about 5 minutes. Add each piece to a skillet (with enough butter melted for cooking) and cook checking to make sure they do not come out too dark. I put each piece on a ovenproof plate in a 200 degree oven while I cooked the other pieces to keep them warm.
When all pieces have been cooked add them to a pretty serving plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar, and you have some pretty fabulous french toast!