Strawberry-Banana Stuffed French Toast

Recipe Date:
April 6, 2016
Serving Size:
4
Cook Time:
00:30:00
Difficulty:
Medium
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
Strawberry-Banana Stuffed French Toast
Ingredients
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 1 cup Half & half
  • 2 tsps Cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 2-inch thick slices of french bread
  • 1 Banana, ripe, sliced thin
  • 2 cups Strawberries, rinsed, stems removed and sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tbsps Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsps Orange juice
  • Powdered Sugar (as needed)
Directions
For the Filling:
  1. Combine the sliced banana, 1 cup of strawberries, 1 tsp cinnamon, brown sugar, and orange juice.
  2. Mix together just to coat.
  3. To fill the French toast, using a small sharp knife cut a pocket into each piece of bread keeping three sides intact.
  4. Spread some of the cream cheese in the pocket.
  5. Stuff the fruit into the pocket, being careful not to tear the bread.
  6. Press together gently.
  7. Continue until all of the bread is stuffed.
For the Batter:
  1. Mix in a bowl the eggs, vanilla, nutmeg, and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  2. Mix well to combine.
  3. Set aside until ready to cook.
To Finish:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Heat a griddle over medium heat.
  3. Spoon 1 tsp of butter on the warm griddle.
  4. Dip the stuffed toast in the egg mixture.
  5. Let it soak in the mixture for 1 minute.
  6. Turn it over to soak the other side.
  7. Remove and place on warm griddle with the butter.
  8. Cook until golden brown on both sides about three to four minutes per side.
  9. Then place the toast in the oven for 10 minutes.

To serve, cut toast in half from corner to corner and place two halves on each plate. Spoon 1 teaspoon of butter over each piece. Spoon some of the strawberries over and sprinkle with the powdered sugar and cinnamon. Serve with warm maple syrup on the side.