Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Blueberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

I always thought stuffed french toast would be hard to make so I never really attempted it. Well, the other morning, I thought I'd give it a go. Normally the toast comes from a thick slice of bread with a slit cut through the middle. I didn't have thick bread but I've never actually had stuffed french toast and I since had my heart set on it so I just knew I had to improvise.

We almost always have regular wheat bread on hand so I figured I'd 'create' the thickness by using two pieces of that as a replacement for the one thick piece. And you know what? Two slices of regular bread was the perfect size. I put them together to see if I could get the same result and I did!

I spread one slice with a little cream cheese and sprinkled some blueberries on top. I then put the other piece on top and smooshed them together a little to make sure they didn't fall apart during the cooking process. After a dip it in an egg and milk mixture I cooked it up like regular french toast and I had a perfectly gooey, perfectly tasty piece of stuffed toast. It was really easy to make, too, so I think I might try some variations of this concept by using different ingredients.

Peanut butter and jelly stuffed french toast, anyone?

Blueberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

4 eggs 
1/8 tsp almond extract
1/2 c milk
pinch salt

4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 TB sugar
1/2 c blueberries

8 slices bread

1. Whisk first four ingredients together in a short, wide bowl.
2. Mix cream cheese and sugar together and spread on 4 slices of bread.
3. Top the cream cheese with blueberries. 
4. Place a slice of bread on top of each piece and press the two pieces of bread together slightly.
5. Melt a little butter in a large skillet or lightly spray a griddle with non-stick cooking spray.
6. Dip each bread combo into the egg mixture and make sure it's coated well.
7. Cook them for about 5 minutes each side, over medium heat, until browned.


  1. Basic staple of my childhood was a fried peanut butter and jelly sammy. My dad would make it just like a grilled cheese, just pb&j instead of cheese. This sounds like an interesting way to try it next time I make it for mine.

    Ever try making a monte cristo the way they did at Bennigans? It was some kind of triple layer sammy dipped in a like...a pastry ish flaky batter I guess? Served with raspberry preserves. Benn years, only had it once, but it was AWESOME.

    1. Grilled peanut butter and jelly sounds pretty good. My son and husband would probably love it!

      And I do remember that monte cristo. I never had it myself but a few others did when I was them and they loved it. I believe they deep fried it. Maybe I'll do a grilled cheese version of the monte cristo to put my own spin on it! Thanks for the great ideas! :)