Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
Break out of your breakfast boredom with my Strawberry Stuffed French Toast- a delicious and nutritious family-friendly treat.
- ½ cup part skim ricotta cheese
- 2 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, at room temperature
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided use
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 teaspoons coconut sugar or honey, divided
- 8 slices whole grain bread
- 1 cup sliced strawberries plus extra for garnish
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup milk, any type
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Oil or butter, for the griddle
- Optional: maple syrup for serving
Mix the ricotta cheese, Neufchâtel cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons sugar (or honey) together in a bowl. Spread equal amounts of the filling on each slice of bread. Arrange strawberry slices on the surface of 4 slices of bread and top them with the other 4 slices of bread, forming 4 sandwiches.
Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, ½ teaspoon vanilla, and 1 teaspoon sugar (or honey) together in a bowl or shallow dish.
Heat a griddle or large skillet over
medium heat and brush with a small amount
of oil or butter. Dip each sandwich into the
egg mixture for a few seconds on each side
and then place them on the griddle. Cook
3–4 minutes until golden brown, then flip and cook another 3–4 minutes on the second side.
Transfer the sandwiches to a cutting board and let them cool slightly. Cut into triangles. Serve with fresh strawberries and a little maple syrup.
Serving: 0g | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.7g | Protein: 15.9g | Fat: 9.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg