The title of this post made me giggle a bit... wouldnt that be cool if I could actually stuff a rainbow in french toast?
Let me stop giggling like a school girl and be serious for a moment... this is Stuffed French Toast, with a rainbow of fruit inspired deliciousness.
Its Healthy and Colorful.
Rich and Tasty.
Pretty and Pleasing.
You gotta try them!
I have made these bad boys once before, but only with blueberries. I asked the kids if they wanted blueberry or strawberry and they said, "Banana!" "Grape!" and "Yes!" simulantiously.
It was all very confusing.
So I got all the fruit together... and tried to think of an easy way to incorporate them all into the recipe without having to make the recipe six different times.
I think we found a winner!
*Side Note* Whenever I peel an orange, I leave as much of the white pulpy part as possible... this is where most of the nutrients are!
I used our homemade plum jelly as the berry addition in the cream cheese. It was subtle enough of a flavor that it lent itself to every fruit combination, but sweet enough to flavor the cream cheese nicely.
It was bliss!
Stuffed French Toast
1 loaf French Bread
3 Tablespoons Any Flavor Fruit Spread (You Can Also Use Jelly, Jam, Or Fresh Fruit)
½ packages Cream Cheese (4 Oz), At Room Temperature
2 whole Eggs
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
½ cups Skim Milk
2 Tablespoons Butter
Heat skillet or electric griddle to 325 to 350 degrees.
Cut french bread into 2-3 inch wide slices. Then, with a paring knife, go back and cut halfway into each slice, in the center, creating a ‘pocket’ that your fruit mixture can be stuffed into.
In a bowl, place the room temperature cream cheese and three tablespoons of fruit spread of your choice. Combine well.
In a separate bowl, break 2 eggs; add cinnamon and milk and combine well.
Now, take fruit mixture and stuff into the ‘pockets’ of your french bread slices. Place on a baking sheet.
When done stuffing each piece of bread, completely coat each piece in egg mixture. Make sure all sides are covered. Do all pieces before starting to fry.
Put 2 tbsp (you can use less!) of butter into a hot skillet and melt completely. Add all of the bread to the skillet and cook roughly about 3-6 minutes on each side, until it reaches a nice golden brown. You want to make sure the cream cheese mixture heats through.
When done cooking, add any additional fruit, and serve immediately with butter and syrup.
I am not even kidding, I didnt even use syrup. They are that sweet and delicious!
Know what my favorite combination was? Blueberry and strawberry.
The kids loved kiwi!
What would your favorite be?