This Stuffed French Toast will have your sweetie or little munchkins drooling at the sight of it. And if you are looking for a breakfast for Valentine’s morning or the morning after, well then, here it is! It can be assembled the night before and then just pop it in the oven in the morning and breakfast is served!
Ingredients You’ll Need for Stuffed French Toast Are:
- Strawberry Preserves*
- Cream Cheese
- Vanilla (not the gallon I have pictured here, just a little bit will do)
- A loaf of French Bread.
*If you aren’t crazy about strawberry preserves just get your favorite, but this sho nuff is some good stuff with the strawberry in there!
How to Make Stuffed French Toast Step by Step Instructions
Make sure your cream cheese is good and soft and place it in a mixing bowl with about 3 Tablespoons of preserves.
Mix that up with your electric mixer until good and blended.
Now take your loaf of bread and cut some big old honking slices out of it.
We want our slices to be anywhere from an inch and a half to two inches thick.
Using a knife, cut a little pocket into each one, making sure you don’t cut all the way through to the bottom or all the way through to the sides. We just want a little pocket in the very center that we can stuff our cream cheese mixture into.
Oh, by the way, you can totally use fat fee or low fat cream cheese or that other thing folks use in place of cream cheese called neufetchel or something like that.
You can also use sugar free preserves if you want. It’s a free country 🙂
Here are our slices all stuffed and ready to go.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
This is a deeper than normal baking dish but you can use a regular one if you like, it will be just fine.
Place them all on their sides in the baking dish.
Mix your other ingredients really well.
I just use a fork to do this with..
Slowly pour liquid over bread slices. I pour a little over the top of each one until I run out.
Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Sometimes I make this as a special treat as part of our supper and then I just assemble in the morning and let sit in the fridge, covered, all day.
When ready to bake, remove cover and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until golden.
To prepare your strawberry syrup, simply take some strawberry preserves and place them in a microwave safe cup or small pitcher and follow the instructions in the recipe below. This makes a delicious and super easy syrup!
MAKE THIS SUGAR FREE – simply by using sugar free preserves!
- 1 Loaf French Bread
- 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
- 3 Tablespoons Strawberry Preserves plus more for syrup
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Place softened cream cheese and 3 tablespoons preserves in mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well combined and creamy. Set aside.
- Cut french bread into six 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch slices. Reserve end pieces for another use. Cut a pocket into the side of each slice, being careful not to go all the way to the bottom.
- Stuff each pocket with cream cheese mixture.
- Spray 9 x 13 dish with cooking spray. Arrange slices flat in dish.
- In bowl beat together eggs, milk, and vanilla until well blended. Pour over tops of bread in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
- Remove cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve with Strawberry Syrup
To make Syrup
- Place 1 cup strawberry preserves in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each, until melted and pourable consistency. Serve warm over warm stuffed french toast.
MAKE THIS SUGAR FREE - by using sugar free preserves!
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For more Valentine’s Recipes, be sure and check out:
- My Sweet Valentine’s (cookies that are the actual Valentine!)
- Mama’s Milk Dunkin’ M&M Cookies for Valentine’s Day – A childhood favorite, use those Christmas M&M’s!
- Cinnamon Love Knots (using frozen bread dough!)
~The Wolf Within~
An old Grandfather, whose grandson came to him with anger at a schoolmate who had done him an injustice, said, “Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.”
He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.”
“But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.”
The boy looked intently into his Grandfather’s eyes and asked, “Which one wins, Grandfather?”
The Grandfather solemnly said, “The one I feed.”
A Native American tale told many times around the Sacred Fire.