Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Recipe
Cream cheese-stuffed French toast is served with a sweet and warm strawberry glaze and topped with whipped cream in this decadent breakfast favorite.
Bread cubes, strawberries, and cream cheese are baked into a sweet French toast casserole in this easy make-ahead recipe for weekend brunch.
I made this the other night, my husband was weary, he kept saying just make regular french toast and to his dismay it was so very very good! He ate 3rd's maybe even more. The kids all ate it up too there were NO left overs and they are already asking for it again! Great recipe! I used frozen fruit for the topping, it's what I had on hand so it was a mixture of pineapple, mango, strawberries and peaches. Smashed them up while cooking and it was a very tasty topping!
Really good and really healthy thanks to you now I know what to do
We liked this recipe, but I wasn't as overwhelmed as I thought I would be. I also had leftover milk/egg mixture and cream cheese filling. Made some extra toasts, then scrambled eggs. The filling oozed out and made it not look too pretty. My strawberry sauce didn't thicken much--I would bring to full boil next time. I used our whole wheat bread that we always have. I am sure I could tweak this and with some practice it would be awesome, but we just don't eat unhealthy all that often. I made this to use up a bulk of strawberries from our garden, and it did the trick. Thanks for submitting! Oh, I originally forgot the confection's sugar--it really made a difference (improvement) when I added. I left off whipped cream.
Oh good Lord. YUM. That's about all I can say. I had cream cheese stuffed french toast once in my life at IHOP, and this recipe is right on par with it. This is so simple to prepare and cook, and it looks very elegant when it's all put together. Like a lot of people said, this french toast is very filling and one little triangle of this will probably do the trick to fill you up, especially if you serve it with coffee, juice, or fresh berries on the side. I thought I would add this note: To cut a few calories, you can also just spread light cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese between the slices of bread instead of mixing in the sugar/vanilla mixture, and instead of putting butter in the pan to brown the toast, use a no calorie PAM spray and leave out topping your toast with whipped cream. Absolutely wonderful recipe. I will be making this again!
All combined, this recipe is really, really good and very hard for anyone not to like it, especially if you love sweets. That being said, I must say that I was less than impressed with the strawberry sauce. It was pale, opaque, and tasted more like sugar and cornstarch than it did strawberries. I tried adding red food coloring, but stopped after it became apparent that I was going to have to add more than desirable. I’m thinking frozen strawberries might work better for the sauce, but there are better strawberry sauces out there.