Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French Toast

  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 10 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 10 mins 
  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 10 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 10 mins 

Stuffed French Toast

  • Prep : 10 mins
  • Cooking : 10 mins
  • Serves : 4

Ingredients

Serves 4
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 ounces Panera Bread® Reduced-Fat Plain Cream Cheese Spread, or other reduced-fat plain cream cheese, softened or at room temperature
  • 8 slices Panera Bread Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 8 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 ounces Panera Bread® Reduced-Fat Plain Cream Cheese Spread, or other reduced-fat plain cream cheese, softened or at room temperature
  • 8 slices Panera Bread Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 8 fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions

Step 1.

In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sugar; set aside.

Step 2.

Spread a quarter of the cream cheese on a slice of bread; repeat with three more slices. Spread 1 tablespoon of strawberry preserves on another slice of bread; repeat with the remaining three slices. Press one slice of each topping together to form four sandwiches.

Step 3.

Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the skillet (if working in batches, use 1 1/2 teaspoons butter for each sandwich). Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, turning to coat both sides, and arrange them in the skillet. Cook until nicely browned and crisped outside, about 5 minutes per side.

Step 4.

Serve topped with powdered sugar and strawberries.

Tip: If you like to experiment in the kitchen, try a flavored cream cheese or other types of fruit preserves in place of the strawberry. (Apricot, blueberry, and peach work nicely.)

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 579 calCalories
  • 17 gProtein
  • 86 gCarbohydrates
  • 20 gFat
  • 209 mgCholesterol
  • 406 mgSodium
  • 3.5 gDietary Fiber