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Danielle Rose

Crispy Stuffed French Toast

Posted by Danielle Rose on April 13, 2015
Crispy Stuffed French Toast

I guess it’s no secret by now that I adore the challenge of hacking breakfast! Of course I love breakfast on its own, but the idea of shaking up the first meal of the day in a quick and creative way, to excite my taste buds in new ways, is just so alluring to me. It’s easy to get caught in a breakfast rut, turning to standard options like plain eggs and toast, cereal, oatmeal, or pancakes, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! But imagine taking a breakfast favourite and kicking it up to a whole new level by adding two simple steps. That’s exactly what I’ve done with one of my favourite sweet breakfast dishes, French toast.

French toast is already a delightful treat, but envision taking it to new heights by creating an irresistible textural contrast! I find almost anyone who says they don’t like French toast really just doesn’t like mushy French toast. This dish has been given a bad reputation for sometimes being soggy, and truthfully, it’s easy to achieve that result. What makes French toast really incredible is when the inside is soft and fluffy from the infused egg custard, and the outside gets nice and crisp.

Like I said, it’s not always easy to achieve that crisp exterior, risking the chance of burning the outside or drying out the inside, and that’s where the food hack comes in! By coating the egg-soaked bread in crushed cereal, you will easily be able to achieve that mouth-watering crisp exterior that breakfast dreams are made of! To enhance that textural contrast even further, I stuffed the French toast with velvety Philadelphia Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Product. Hungry yet?

Get These

  • 4 slices egg bread, cut thick (about 1½ inches)
  • ½ cup Philadelphia Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Product, softened
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup cream
  • ¾ cup flaked or rice cereal, crushed
  • cooking spray

Do This

  1. Gently cut a slit into the center of each piece of bread.
  2. Using a butter knife, gently fill the slits in each slice of bread with the cream cheese.
  3. Whisk together the eggs with the cream and place in a shallow dish. Place the crushed cereal in another shallow dish
  4. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture and turn to coat evenly, then dip in the crushed cereal, turning to coat evenly.
  5. Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium heat. Coat lightly with cooking spray. Brown each coated and stuffed slice of bread for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden and crisp. Serve immediately with maple syrup.

Done!

Crispy Stuffed French Toast
  • This recipe serves 4
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