Breakfast Recipe: Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Get ready to enjoy a sweet start to your day with this easy, yummy French toast recipe. Nothing beats the satisfaction of a delicious filling breakfast (especially) on a busy morning. Well, with some warm French toast, you're sure covered!

Interestingly, there are quite some variations to French toast. What began as a way of making stale bread edible centuries ago in Europe has today evolved into a universally enjoyed cuisine with many variants. Old bread referred to as "Pain perdu" or "Lost bread" back in the 15th Century was soaked in a mixture of egg and milk before pan frying. Rather than throw the bread away, this was one nice way to make it appetisingly consumable.

French Toast Recipe

french toast on a plate

That was the original French toast. Today, the possibilities with this dish are endless; it can be eaten with just about anything. I bring you one of the several interesting variations – Strawberry stuffed French toast.

Stuffing can be done with fruits like banana, avocado, apple, peach or/and any berry of choice. Looking for a healthier punch? Try veggies like lettuce, cabbage and tomatoes. Need some protein? Throw in some strips of bacon or sausages. Toppings? You choose!

Preferably, don't use already sliced bread for your French toast. It comes out best if you cut thick slices from a loaf of bread that's several days old. Fresh loaf will either get crushed or fall apart while slicing but a degree of staleness will make the slices hold up better for easy dipping into the egg-milk mixture. A pinch of cinnamon and some dash of vanilla extract bring a distinct richness of flavour to French toast anytime, any day; be sure to add some. Let's see what more you'll need.

Ingredients:

  • Six thick slices Bread (Whole Wheat or White)
  • Two large Eggs
  • Six fresh strawberries, thinly sliced and mashed
  • 3 Tablespoons Three Crowns Milk Powder
  • 2 Slices low fat cheese (optional for spread)
  • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup (optional for topping)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Butter (for frying)

 

Directions

When slicing your bread, ensure to keep the slices at least 1½ inches thick. Each slice of bread is then sliced halfway in the centre to create a pocket for the fillings. Next, mash the cheese and spread onto bread. Fill up with mashed strawberry slices and set aside.

Dissolve milk in a cup of water and whisk together with well-beaten eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour mixture into a shallow container where you can easily dip in your bread slices.

Dip bread in egg mixture; allow soaking before bringing out. Shake off any excess.

In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Place slices in skillet and fry until golden brown. Flip to cook the other side. Remove from skillet into the plate. Spread some syrup on them and serve warm.