I’m Stuffed French Toast
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min.
- 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon banana or vanilla extract
- 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
- 8 slices oat bread (1/2 inch thick)
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries or frozen unsweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries or frozen unsweetened blueberries
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, saute bananas with brown sugar. Stir in banana extract. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add banana mixture; beat well. Spread on four slices of bread; top with remaining bread.
- In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Dip both sides of sandwiches in egg mixture.
- In a large skillet, toast sandwiches in butter for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the strawberries, blueberries and sugar; heat through. Serve with French toast; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts1 stuffed french toast with 1/4 cup berries (calculated without confectioners' sugar): 496 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 167mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein.
Jan 8, 2016
I'm giving it 5 stars because even though I tweaked the recipe, I know it still would've turned out beautifully if I had followed it completely. I'm not a fan of bananas, so instead I sauteed a large apple (peeled and sliced) with about 1.5 tbsp brown sugar and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon in 1 tbsp of butter. After the apple started to get tender, I let it cool for a bit. Then I used a food processor to chop up the apple. I then combined THAT with about 6 oz of the cream cheese (since 1 large apple is NOT the equivalent of 2 med bananas). The only other changes were I used regular homestyle bread, and used buttermilk instead of evaporated milk (using a bit less of the buttermilk since it is thinner than the evaporated milk). We didn't put anything on top except butter and syrup because it was just SO good as it was. I will definitely be making this again, and maybe try blueberries or strawberries for the inside.
May 8, 2014
this is good
May 7, 2014
I am giving it a five even tho I have not fixed it yet. I do something similar with my french toast and this is going to be wonderful. I wonder if after one side of the french toast is done and you flip it over, can you put the banana filling on it them. Then as the other french toast pieces get done, just put them on top of the piece with the filling on it? It may make the filling soak into that piece or it may make a mess! What do you thing?
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