Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast takes French toast up a notch. A mixture of cream cheese and sugar is sandwiched between two slices of French bread. The stuffed French toast is browned in butter and then finished off in the oven for brunch perfection!
I don’t make much of a fuss about weekday breakfasts, especially now that I have kids. The kids either have cereal, oatmeal, smoothie, or toast (or a combination of those choices!) and I stick to a smoothie or fried eggs and toast. When the weekend rolls around, though, I like to get a little fancy with things. Cream Cheese French Toast is a special weekend breakfast treat that is absolutely delicious and not too hard to make!
This French toast with cream cheese filling recipe is actually so easy to make, it could become one of my special weekday breakfasts. Maybe to get the boys inspired to get going in the morning?!
When Marc took his first bite of this cream cheese stuffed French toast almost 8 years ago when I first made it, I knew it was a success. Sweet success, literally.
Use good French or Italian loaf of bread. I think the key to the french toast is using some good Italian bread. Sure, you can use a typical loaf of sandwich bread if you have that on hand, but it won’t be *quite* as good as it could be. Since this recipe has so few ingredients, and bread is the main one, it helps to use quality bread!
Sauté AND Bake. Cook the “sandwiches” in butter but then also bake them in the oven ensures the outside gets golden and a little crispy and the cream cheese gets nice and gooey. Baking it also helps achieve that light and souffled french toast texture.
Spice it up! This recipe is pretty basic (but epically delicious!) and could be jazzed up a bit, if you want. You could add some cinnamon to the egg and milk mixture, or mix in some jam, peanut butter, or Nutella with the cream cheese filling.