Our kids love this stuff french toast recipe now and then for a special breakfast. It's delicious, it feels a little fancy, and it's pretty simple to make. And as with all real food recipes, it only takes a few nourishing ingredients (to replace the rotten ingredients you used in the past, if you're anything like I was) and you've got a meal loaded with nutrients, too! Be sure to scroll down to see the pictures I took as I was making it.
Stuffed French Toast Recipe
Amounts are very flexible, I'll include the amounts here for one serving and you can multiply it from there. If you're making a lot, you won't need to multiply the eggs and cream as much as the other stuff, just eyeball it. If you end up with extra filling, just use it as a yummy fruit dip.
- 2 pieces of your favorite bread — I used bread from a local baker who makes a soft, organic fermented multi-grain loaf.
- 1 egg — pastured eggs are best
- 1/2 cup cream — you can use milk but cream is better! (Read about healthy milk options here.)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Dash of sea salt
- Butter for frying, pastured butter is best
- Fresh or frozen organic berries (if you're using frozen, be sure to thaw and drain well)
- A little real maple syrup for the top
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup of your favorite no-GMO natural sugar
- 1/8 cup cream or milk
Mix the egg, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt with a fork.
Next mix up your cream cheese filling, then get your berries around. For fresh, give them a rinse; for frozen, thaw and drain.
Now you're ready to put it all together.
Melt a tablespoon of butter in the pan, dip one piece of bread at a time into the egg mixture, and fry on one side 'til golden on low-medium heat.
Flip one side over, use a spoon to spread some filling over the top.
Place a few berries on the filling…
Then put the already cooked side of the other piece of bread face-down on the berries. When the bottom is cooked, flip it again to cook the other side of the second piece of bread.
Cut into diagonal quarters and serve with a little extra filling and berries. Optional: If you really want to impress company (or your kids), you can add a dollop of real whipped cream. 🙂 We usually have it with some from-the-farm bacon or sausage links. If you don't have a good local source for safe, pastured meats, here's where I order healthy meat online from sometimes.
If you try this stuffed french toast recipe, be sure to let me know what you think!
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