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Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

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?!

What You’ll Need

  • French Bread – I like using a loaf of French bread that I can slice on my own but you can really use any kind of bread that you have.
  • Cream Cheese – using room temperature cream cheese makes it easiest for spreading on the slices of bread.
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar

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.

Tips for Making Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

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.  

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Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Take your French Toast up a notch by stuffing it with a cream cheese filling!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, cream cheese, french toast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 504kcal
Author: Taylor

Ingredients

  • 10 slices thick Italian bread
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • powdered sugar for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In small bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar.
  • Take 5 slices of the Italian bread and smear with cream cheese, like you would do with peanut butter.
  • Top each slice with another slice of bread to form a sandwich.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Dip and soak each sandwich in egg mixture.
  • In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of butter over medium-high heat.
  • Cook two sandwiches (or however many will fit in your skillet) at a time in skillet, 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Set each sandwich aside on greased baking sheet and brown remaining sandwiches.
  • With all 5 sandwiches on baking sheet, bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Cut each sandwich in half and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 923IU | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. You and I are so alike! I do the same old fashioned oatmeal routine for breakfast M-F (except when I run out and do peanut butter toast). And on the weekends, breakfast runs the show! Love this recipe and I can’t wait to try it!

  2. I’m the same way you are! During the week, I eat my old-fashioned oatmeal every day. I like to ‘get crazy’ on the weekends and try out new breakfasts. (I’m also a Sunday pancake-lover.)

    Your french toast looks awesome. I’ve never though to make a sandwich with french toast and cream cheese!

  3. What a mouth watering recipe , I can’t wait for my treat day when I can cook it, thank you for posting.

  4. We made this last night! I had some half n half, so I used half a cup of that plus a half a cup of whole milk. I also used 3 eggs instead of 2 and the recipe was able to yield 7 instead of 4. 🙂 (Granted I used a normal loaf of bread from the store) My husband LOVED it! We didn’t need to top it with anything. So good. Thank you for the recipe!