This stuffed French toast is lightly battered and deep-fried. The outside is light and crisp. Lou Anne’s original recipe called for whipped cream cheese with cinnamon chips added, and that’s very good. We’ve used pastry fillings. For a class once, we used peanut butter and jelly, and that was a hit.
What You Will Need
Good-Quality Bread: With fried French toast, you need a good, sturdy bread that won’t fall apart in the batter. We recommend our Buttermilk White Bread for this, but you can choose from any of our bread mixes.
Cream Cheese: The cream cheese makes for a rich, creamy filling for this stuffed French toast. It also makes for a great base for other flavors to be added in, besides the cinnamon chips.
Cinnamon Chips: The cinnamon chips really make the filling in this stuffed French toast. They give a great punch of flavor in every bite.
A Good Batter: This is an unusual recipe with flour added to the egg and milk mixture, more like a tempura batter, made for better frying.
Choose Your Favorite Filling for Your Deep-Fried Stuffed French Toast
This recipe calls for a delicious cinnamon cream cheese filling, but you can use whatever filling you and your family love best–pastry fillings, cream cheese mixtures, jam, peanut butter, or even ham and cheese.
Consider trying a raspberry almond version of the recipe below in which you omit the cinnamon chips and add some seedless raspberry jam and almond extract to the cream cheese instead.
Lou Anne’s Cinnamon Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast Recipe
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup cinnamon chips
- 10 slices good-quality bread
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup cold milk
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- butter for frying
- Combine the cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon chips in a bowl. Spread the mixture on half the slices of bread and top with the other half to form sandwiches.
- Whisk the egg, milk, and vanilla together. Gradually stir in the flour.
- Heat a skillet with a couple tablespoons of butter in it. When the skillet is hot, dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture, turning to cover both sides, and then place them in the hot skillet. Cook one side of the sandwiches and then the other until the French toast is lightly browned. Serve immediately.
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