Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Thick sliced French toast, stuffed with sweetened strawberries, topped off with strawberries and maple syrup. A perfect dish for breakfast or brunch!

Thick sliced strawberry stuffed French toast. A must make for breakfast or brunch! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It felt like we were the last ones to see leaves this season. Seriously, everywhere we drove, even a town or two over, all had leaves! Finally they popped out here, seemingly all at once this past week. We went from tiny buds to full on green everywhere. And ever since, it’s been nothing but nasty pollen coating everything in sight. Just sitting outside, you get covered in it. So. Gross. I had to hose down everyone’s feet before going in the house on Saturday. I’m thrilled to have leaves. But I can absolutely do without the pollen.

And on top of the pollen, I swear the mosquitos have become immune to bug spray. They’ve been extra vicious!

But even with my few complaints, I’m SO glad it’s Spring and finally looking like it. The birds are out, the chipmunks are out, everything is green or flowering and it’s warm (or warmish depending on the day… it is still New England after all). And let’s not forget the longer days.

Thick sliced strawberry stuffed French toast. A must make for breakfast or brunch! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

And what’s better than Spring, leaves etc? Breakfast… or brunch. And I could eat it any time of the day. So, breakfast, brunch or “brinner” (but to be fair, I really prefer it called breakfast for dinner… I know I’m picky like that). I’m a huge fan of it anytime of the day. We regularly enjoy a variety of options, switching them up weekly, from eggs to pancakes, waffles and of course French toast!

Basic French toast will never look quite as delicious anymore. Not since making this thick sliced strawberry stuffed French toast. So. Good.

A pocket of sweet strawberries in every serving of French toast, topped off with even more strawberries and maple syrup. An absolute must make for your next breakfast plans, no matter the time of day! Be sure to add this easy and tasty strawberry stuffed French toast recipe to your plans!!

Thick sliced strawberry stuffed French toast. A must make for breakfast or brunch! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Thick sliced French toast, stuffed with sweetened strawberries, topped off with strawberries and maple syrup. A perfect dish for breakfast or brunch!

Ingredients:

1lb strawberries
1/4C granulated sugar
4 eggs
1/4C heavy cream
1 tsp cinnamon
16oz Italian bread
Maple syrup

Directions:

Prepare strawberries: wash and remove stems, cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Combine strawberries with sugar in a small saucepan. Stir occasionally, cooking over medium heat until strawberries are soft and have released juices. Gently mash with a potato masher. If making ahead, transfer to a clean bowl, cover and chill until ready to use.

Preheat griddle. If using an electric skillet, preheat to 350°F.

Whisk together eggs, heavy cream and cinnamon. Place in a shallow dish.

Slice bread into roughly 2-inch slices. Slice down the side to create a pocket in the center, being careful to not go all of the way through. Stuff with strawberry mixture. Dip sides of bread in egg mixture, scraping off excess. Place on preheated griddle, cooking until golden. Flip and continue to cook.

Serve immediately with additional strawberry sauce and maple syrup.

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26 Responses to “Strawberry Stuffed French Toast”

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — May 19, 2014 at 6:33 am

    This french toast looks SO good! I love the strawberries :-)

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      Thanks Chloe!

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    Medeja — May 19, 2014 at 6:46 am

    This is a great idea to stuff french toast with strawberries!

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      Thanks Medeja!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 19, 2014 at 8:15 am

    It has been way too long since I’ve had french toast… and since your version has strawberries it’s practically health food. Making this happen asap.

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      You definitely need to put it on the menu soon! :)

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    amanda @ fake ginger — May 19, 2014 at 9:12 am

    One thing I don’t miss from the south is mosquitos! I think it’s finally spring in Colorado too. Yay!

    I ordered stuffed french toast on Mother’s Day and have been craving it ever since. Yum!

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:26 am

      I could absolutely live without the mosquitos!!

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    Matt Robinson — May 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

    This is french toast perfection, Rachel. Love these flavors so much!!

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:26 am

      Thanks Matt!

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — May 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

    That strawberry glaze is to die for. I am totally trying these real soon!

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:26 am

      Thanks Layla!

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    Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust} — May 19, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Such a fresh-flavored version of french toast! I can see how you wouldn’t go back to the regular ol’ french toast after having this…looks amazing!

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:26 am

      Thanks Alyssa!

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    taylor @ greens & chocolate — May 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Drooling!! This looks delightful! :)

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:27 am

      Thanks Taylor!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — May 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Oh goodness, yes. 1,000 times, yes.

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:27 am

      Haha Thanks Amy :)

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — May 19, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I’m so glad you finally have leaves on your trees! We’ve had ours for a few weeks and it’s been so nice, however it did snow here a week ago…what the heck! This strawberry stuffed french toast looks so good and is the perfect spring breakfast!

    • Rachel — May 20th, 2014 @ 7:27 am

      Wow! You can keep that snow to yourself ;)

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    Miss — May 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

    This is my kind of breakfast!

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    Trevor "The Burger Nerd" Davis — May 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Oh My! That looks soooo good. I definitely could dig into a plate of these each morning. Thanks for sharing this scrumptious looking breakfast recipe.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — May 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Mmmm stuffed French toast. Strawberries are my favorite so I think I’ll take this over any other stuffed French toast! I’m so happy it’s finally Spring around here, too. I love going outside with no jacket! I feel so light lol

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    Tori — May 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    This looks amazing. I am both a huge fan of berries and of French toast. So going to try this!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — May 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    oh man, it’s been too long since I’ve had french toast. And stuffed french toast is so good. Perfect bite!

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    Lavender — May 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    It must have been great to finally see those leaves! I love strawberries and French toast, simple, but so delicious!

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