Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

This Strawberry Stuffed French Toast recipe is not your ordinary french toast! It’s decadent and so delicious.

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

For another great breakfast idea, try this Pecan Pumpkin Pie French Toast Casserole. Convenient and unique!

Also, these Whole Wheat Pancakes and this BBQ Breakfast Scrambler is a great choice as well when it comes to breakfast recipes!

When making a recipe to really wow everyone, I oftentimes think of different spins on the classic favourites.

In other words, little touches that bring a meal to a whole new level, yet not so totally out there that I risk it being a total flop. Case and point – classic french toast.

Three cheers for french toast! It’s one of the most delicious and indulgent breakfast ideas out there.

Yet, to make it even more mouthwatering and impressive – Strawberry Stuffed French Toast.

This strawberry french toast recipe is a perfect brunch recipe for special occasions such as Mother’s day, Christmas morning or birthdays.

Yet it’s a recipe you’ll crave any day and might not make regular french toast again.


  • KID FRIENDLY – Kids will love the look and taste as much as adults.
  • EASY & DELICIOUS – Crunchy outside and soft inside, you’ll love the textures and the flavour of this best french toast.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE – With easy swaps for the bread, fruit and cream cheese – you can make this low fat, vegan, low calorie or a whole new flavour.

Required Ingredients

This easy recipe uses simple ingredients. As always the printable recipe card is below.

  • Bread Loaf – You’ll want fluffy yet hearty bread cut into 1-inch slices. For best results use stale bread that is a day or two old. It’s great at soaking up the egg batter. I like classic french bread, Italian bread, brioche bread, texas toast, or challah bread.
  • Fresh Strawberries – You can use frozen yet it won’t have the same texture.
  • Strawberry Preserve – like jelly or strawberry jam. It adds taste and sweetness to the recipe.
  • Cream Cheese – for that soft and mild cheese taste.
  • Eggs – Quintessential for French toast, you’ll need whole eggs with the yolks in order to hold it all together.
  • Milk – liquid to thin the mixture.
  • Vanilla Extract and Cinnamon – For that rich and warm flavor.
  • Powdered Sugar – Finishing touch and sweetness.
Strawberry Stuffed French Toast recipe - this is not ordinary french toast! It's decadent, sinful and so totally worth it!

How to Make Stuffed French Toast

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese and preserves.

Mix well to ensure cream cheese doesn’t have any chunks left which can be done in a hand mixer (or stand mixer with the paddle attachment), or with just a fork.

Add the chopped strawberries to the mixture, mix and set aside.

In a large shallow baking dish, add eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Whisk well to combine; set aside.

Using a bread knife, cut bread into thick slices (2 inch slices). Taking each slice, cut a deep slit across the top of the middle of each slice, approximately 3-4 inches long.

This will be the pocket the filling goes into. Think, french toast sandwich.

Careful not to cut through the bread. Repeat for all slices; set aside.

Taking one slice of bread at a time, scoop about 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture into the pocket and press them closed. Set aside each slice and repeat for remaining slices.

In a large nonstick skillet or electric griddle, add a couple dollops of butter and melt over medium/high heat.

Dip one bread into the egg mixture at a time, turning over to coat both sides. Set into skillet. Repeat for next bread and pan fry 2-3 in the skillet at a time.

Cook each for 2-3 minutes on medium heat, or until crisped and browned. Flip bread over and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side. Remove and set aside.

Repeat until all french toast is cooked and is golden brown on the outside.

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast recipe

To Serve:

Serve french toast hot, and sprinkle with your favorite toppings. We love powdered/icing sugar sprinkled on top, with additional strawberries on the side.

You can also drizzle with maple syrup, strawberry syrup, or honey. Other topping could be whipped cream and peanut butter.

The same topping options as for our Oat Flour Pancakes.

Recipe Variations

  • Substitute the strawberries with other fresh fruit or fresh berries. Or use a combination. Our other favourites are bananas and raspberries.
  • You can use a custard instead of cream cheese.

Make Ahead, Storage, Reheating & Freezing

  • Make Ahead: The filling can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, and made the next day. Just make sure to bring it to room temperature and give it a good mix before filling.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Reheat: For best results, reheat in a skillet. You can also use the oven or an Air Fryer to reheat. The texture won’t be the same as made fresh though.
  • Freezing: Unfortunately, I do not recommend freezing this recipe.

More Strawberry Recipes:

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast recipe - this is not ordinary french toast! It's decadent, sinful and so totally worth it!
Strawberry Stuffed French Toast recipe - this is not ordinary french toast! It's decadent, sinful and so totally worth it!

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast recipe - this is not ordinary french toast! It's decadent, sinful and so totally worth it!

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf french, italian, or challah bread
  • ½ pkg strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp strawberry preserves {jelly works fine as well}
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • butter
  • powdered/icing sugar, as desired

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and preserves. Mix well to ensure cream cheese doesn’t have any chunks left which can be done in a stand mixer or with a fork.
  2. Add the chopped strawberries to the mixture, mix and set aside.
  3. In a shallow baking dish, add eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Whisk well to combine; set aside.
  4. Using a bread knife, cut bread into 2 inch slices {about 6 slices not counting the ends}. Taking each slice, cut a deep slit across the top of the middle of each slice, approximately 3-4 inches long. This will be the pocket the filling goes into. Careful not to cut through the bread. Repeat for all slices; set aside.
  5. Taking one slice at a time, scoop about 2 tbsp of filling into the pocket and press them closed. Set aside each slice and repeat for remaining slices.
  6. In a non stick skillet, add a couple dollops of butter and melt over medium/high heat.
  7. Dip one bread into the egg mixture at a time, turning over to coat both sides. Set into skillet. Repeat for next bread and cook 2-3 in the skillet at a time.
  8. Cook each for 2-3 minutes, or until crisped and browned; flip bread over and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side. Remove and set aside. Repeat until all french toast is cooked.
  9. Serve french toast hot and sprinkle powdered/icing sugar over the top and serve with additional strawberries on the side.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 581Saturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 758mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 20g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

73 Comments

  1. Oh my heart! My mouth is watering over here! That looks like the PERFECT breakfast! Yum!

  2. This sounds so delicious! What a unique recipe and I’m happy you shared it! Thanks!

  3. I love reinventing food as well, though mine is usually out of necessity of not having the original ingredients. These look soooo good and include all my favorites: french toast, strawberries and cream cheese!

  4. I think I’m going to have to print this recipe and have my boyfriend make me some tomorrow morning. Looks delicious!

  5. Oh my that looks amazing! I wish I had bread made because I would so make this right now for dinner!

  6. I LOVE me some stuffed french toast and have never made it before. Thanks for the recipe, I am going to totally try it!

  7. This looks so darn good that I want to eat my screen! The filling makes it a must-try!

  8. French toast is my favorite breakfast food. I also really love strawberries, so when you put them together it looks so delicious! I’ll have to save this recipe and try it out sometime. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a lovely spin on french toast and fruit!! I can even make this with my Gluten Free bread!! Wonderful! 😉 ty

  10. This really is a perfect idea for Mother’s Day! I believe I will use it this year 🙂
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party! We are Monday – Thursday.
    Have a great day!
    Karen

  11. Wow, this looks fantastic! I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week. 🙂

  12. I need to make these! Such a perfect weekend brunch idea, thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ve included it in my Five on Friday roundup today. Have a great weekend 🙂

  13. Oh wow this looks so good, not very good for the diet, but don’t care I’m making this!!!!

  14. oh my ! They look so absolutely delectable! Thanks for the recipe! Will be making these to treat the family!!!

  15. Your Stuffed Strawberry French Toast looks amazing! Happy St. Patrick’s Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  16. My hubby makes this same type of french toast! So, So good! This french toast looks creamy and delicious! I would love for you to share this over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now!
    Cathy

  17. I have stuffed my French toast before, but never with the addition of delicious cream cheese!

  18. My family would go crazy for this, we all love strawberries. So to combine them in french toast would be perfect!

  19. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  20. I’m not going to lie. I eat cream cheese by itself I love it so much. The cream cheese/strawberry filling looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  21. OMG ok first of all … i am drooling over here! those look absolutely delicious. secondly, beautiful pictures! excellent quality 🙂

  22. Thanks for the recipe! I have 2 pints of strawberries in the fridge, that I literally just looked at and thought “Okay, I gotta use those for something”. Great day to find this…and a perfect weekend to try it out!

  23. Oh my, I have never seen french toast look soooo good, I must try this it’ll be so good with my homemade strawberry preserves, mmmm

  24. My daughters would love these!! Great weekend breakfast! Glad I follow your blog!! 🙂

  25. Strawberries and cream cheese got my attion and your picture makes this look sublime! I am going to love this.Thank you. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.