Make the weekend awesome with stuffed French toast

Who doesn’t love a big breakfast on the weekend? I know that a lot of people don’t bother because it takes so long and is devoured so quickly. But guys, it doesn’t take that long and it’s worth it. If you do it frequently you’ll get into a rhythm and soon it takes no time at all to whip up a big breakfast. Another way to get in the groove of making breakfast items is to make them for dinner. Somehow it’s okay to spend 30 mins making dinner, but to spend that time Sat/Sun morning seems like a stretch to some people. It’s so worth it!

Each recipe listed below serves 4 and only takes 25 minutes

Option 1 – Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast 

  • 8 slices of day old bread- I kind of love Texas Toast for this
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • creamy peanut butter
  • liquid honey
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • tablespoon or so of vanilla
  • optional tablespoon or so of rum (dark, amber, or white)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • butter for frying
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling.
  1. Spread peanutbutter onto all 8 slices of bread, on 4 slices add banana slices, on the other 4 drizzle some honey. Stick together to make sandwiches and set aside.
  2. In a flat bottom dish, whisk the eggs, milk, juice, vanilla, rum if you are using it, and spices until combined.
  3. Heat frying pan, skillet, or grill on medium heat, 350-375F or until the butter begins to sizzle.
  4. Dip each sandwich in the mixture on each side, and place into the hot pan.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes, and flip, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. The sandwiches should be golden brown.
  6. Remove from pan and very carefully cut in half diagonally. The peanut butter will be very hot and will ooze out of the sandwich if you press too hard.
  7. Arrange a sandwich on a plate and sprinkle generously with icing sugar.

Option #2 – Apricot (or any fruit preserve) and Cheese Stuffed French Toast

  • 8 slices of day old French bread, or more if using a Baguette
  • Apricot preserve, or your favourite jam or fruit preserve
  • softened cream cheese for spreading, or sliced Swiss cheese if you’re extra fancy
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • tablespoon or so of vanilla
  • optional tablespoon or so of rum (dark, amber, or white)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • butter for frying
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling.
  1. Spread apricot preserve onto 4 slices of bread, on the remaining 4 slices spread with cream cheese. Stick together to make sandwiches and set aside. If using Swiss Cheese, put preserve on both pieces of bread and put a layer of sliced cheese in the middle.
  2. In a flat bottom dish, whisk the eggs, milk, juice, vanilla, rum if you are using it, and spices until combined.
  3. Heat frying pan, skillet, or grill on medium heat, 350-375F or until the butter begins to sizzle.
  4. Dip each sandwich in the mixture on each side, and place into the hot pan.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes, and flip, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. The sandwiches should be golden brown.
  6. Remove from pan and very carefully cut in half diagonally.
  7. Arrange a sandwich on a plate and sprinkle generously with icing sugar.

Option #3 – Strawberry and Nutella Stuffed French Toast

  • 8 slices of day old bread, again Texas Toast is great
  • fresh sliced strawberries
  • Nutella
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • tablespoon or so of vanilla
  • optional tablespoon or so of rum (dark, amber, or white)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • butter for frying
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling.
  1. Spread a thin layer of Nutella on all slices of bread. Place sliced strawberries on 4 slices of bread, use other 4 slices to stick together to make sandwiches and set aside.
  2. In a flat bottom dish, whisk the eggs, milk, juice, vanilla, rum if you are using it, and spices until combined.
  3. Heat frying pan, skillet, or grill on medium heat, 350-375F or until the butter begins to sizzle.
  4. Dip each sandwich in the mixture on each side, and place into the hot pan.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes, and flip, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. The sandwiches should be golden brown.
  6. Remove from pan and very carefully cut in half diagonally.
  7. Arrange a sandwich on a plate and sprinkle generously with icing sugar.

You can serve any of these on their own because they are pretty hearty, but it’s extra awesome with the savoury flavours of sausages and/or bacon. You might want syrup, but I encourage you to try it without it first. And you know what? This would be an excellent and easy thing to surprise your mother with this Sunday. Enjoy! – Rochele 

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