Happy Mother’s Day! Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers and all the women who have loved on and selflessly poured themselves into the lives of others!  Have a wonderful day!

This recipe is my take on the classic strawberry stuffed french toast.  I love the creamy cheese mixed with the juicy strawberries and slight tang of lemon. For the bread, I use my cinnamon swirl bread recipe – skipping the swirl step and cinnamon sugar topping.  Perfect with crisp bacon or sausage – this is one of my favorite breakfasts, and a tradition at my house on Mother’s Day.  I hope you give  it a try, I think you’ll really like it!

Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

1 recipe cinnamon swirl bread (see here, leaving out the cinnamon swirl and the sugar topping – you can use any bread you like)

12 ounces strawberries, diced

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

2/3 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

grated zest of one lemon

pinch of salt

1 cup milk

3 eggs

1/4 cup flour

3 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter

powdered sugar and additional sliced strawberries for serving

Slice the bread into 16 slices.  In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, diced strawberries, vanilla, lemon zest and pinch of salt.  Mix well.  Spread strawberry mixture equally onto 8 bread slices (each one takes about 2 tablespoons).  Place remaining 8 slices of bread on top to make sandwiches.  In a large shallow bowl, mix eggs, milk, flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla and salt. – mix well.  Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture until the bread is just saturated.  Add the sandwiches to the butter (in batches) and brown on both sides.  Place browned french toast in a 400 degree oven and bake for 6 – 8 minutes until cooked through and slightly puffy.  Serve immediately with powdered sugar and additional sliced strawberries.

In our house, we usually don’t go out for brunch on Mother’s Day – we make it at home.  The total cost for this dish is $4.75 – even with bacon on the side, it’s still costs much less than going out!

Do you have any family traditions for Mother’s Day?  Special foods that you make or maybe an annual barbecue?  I’d love to hear from you and hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

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44 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day! Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to you! We love french toast in our house too, especially stuffed french toast. We are having a low-key mother’s day, mainly spending time at home with our family…my favorite way to spend the holiday 🙂

  2. WOW! All I can say is I am SOOOO glad to have found this blog before you posted that recipe! Love the post…love the blog…and love being able to read it via rss feed. I am off to use some of our free range eggs to make this right now. I haven’t got any strawberries but I am open to being inventive…cheers for this delicious post 🙂

  3. I made my “famous” barbecue chicken and roasted corn with pineapple yesterday, a tossed strawberry walnut salad with raspberry vinaigrette, garlic bread, and serve zebra cake for dessert. It was a big hit! I really like this recipe idea! We like French toast in our household.

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