I was shopping the other day with my daughter “T” and I saw this new Artesano style bread by SaraLee and it screamed “Pick Me! Pick Me! I’ll make amazing french toast!” So being the obedient carb loving addict that I am, I put a loaf in my cart! (Whew! Withdrawal adverted!)
I knew exactly what I was going to make! I’ve been wanting to make “stuffed french toast”. I knew I’d be taking this trip solo since “Mars” isn’t a “stuffed” kind of guy unless you’re stuffing a steak with shrimp or lobster! Nope he’s an, “I’ll take that french toast straight up please…leave the fluff on the side”, kind of guy!” Truth be told that’s the beauty of this recipe. You can do stuffed toast for those that love something with a little more ” je ne sais quoi “ (Hey! It is “French” toast! Just sticking with the theme! lol) or you can do regular cinnamon french toast for the more “down home” in your group. Either way, you got’em all covered!
This is super duper EASY and it’s YUMMY! Super Yummy! So, let’s get started on that sunshine for your weekend!
I learned a long time ago the perfect way to amazing french toast starts with mixing your sugar and cinnamon together first. If you add them after the eggs the cinnamon with separate and you’ll have clumps of it every where. Ewww! I use a pie plate to mix my batter in. It’s shallow but, gives you room to flip your bread around. Begin by combining your cinnamon and sugar. Next add in your eggs.
You are going to whip those up till everything is blended well. Now pour in your milk. In my humble opinion great french toast has more egg than milk. Next add your vanilla and a touch of almond extract. We’re just kicking things up a notch here!
You should have your batter all made and ready to go and it should look like this! (It really isn’t that impressive but…it will be!)
Now for the actual “toast” part of this recipe. You are going to take two pieces of that amazing Artesano bread (or any other bread you like) and on one slice you are going to spread some Whipped Philadelphia Mixed Berry Cream Cheese. That’s right, they’ve done all the work for you. I like the whipped because it is light and fluffy and won’t weigh this recipe down.
Next you are going to take some fresh blackberries and gently press them down into your cream cheese. Please note you could use raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries. Whatever you have on hand or that your family loves! They would all be delicious!
I had some chopped toasted almonds on hand so I threw a few of those in the “stuffing” too! You could use pecans, walnuts, or no nuts at all. Custom make this to your taste and what you know the birds at your nest will eat!
Now for the fun part. Smoosh, gently, the other piece of bread on top of that so that the two pieces create one tall piece of french toast. I’d love to show you a picture of me dipping it into the batter and cooking it. That would be so cool! Don’t you agree? However, once again…I spaced it and got so super excited I just dipped and cooked! I really get into the “zone” when I’m creating a new recipe. I have to work on that! MY BAD! So sorry! When it is lightly golden on one side flip it over, don’t be afraid, that cream cheese is like rich yummy creamy glue holding it all together! Cook the other side till it is golden brown then remove from the heat.
I cut mine in half and sprinkled it with powder sugar, drizzled it with maple syrup, tossed on a few more almonds, and added a couple more fresh berries on top! It’s almost too pretty to eat, but…DO! Oh good heaven’s grab a fork and dig in! This is SO incredibly over the moon yummy! This just screams “Summertime breakfast is over here! Come’n get it!”
Super Easy Peasy for a plate full of sunshine! It’s the perfect way to start out your weekend! The bread is toasted and crispy with a hint of cinnamon. The inside is rich and creamy with bursts of fresh berry and a hint of crunch from the almonds! It really is paradise on a plate! Add your favorite breakfast beverage and you have yourself the makings of one sunshine filled day!
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