Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 – 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 slices bread, white or whole wheat
  • 3 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp butter, optional
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar, sifted

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon
  2. Mix until smooth
  3. Spread one side of each slice of bread evenly with the cream cheese mixture
  4. On the cream cheese side of four slices of bread, layer with some sliced strawberries evenly over the surface of each slice
  5. Top each slice with a remaining slice of bread, pressing the cream cheese side down onto the strawberries.
  6. Press together gently to seal berries inside sandwich.
  7. In a shallow bowl, combine the eggs and milk
  8. Mix will and set aside.
  9. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  10. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with cooking spray and place in oven
  11. Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray or melt 1 tbsp butter in skillet over medium-high heat.
  12. Dip strawberry sandwich into the egg mixture, turning to soak each side
  13. Place soaked sandwich in the hot skillet and cook on each side until browned
  14. Remove sandwich from skillet and place on baking sheet in warm oven and repeat until all sandwiches are cooked
  15. Just before serving, cut each sandwich diagonally, top with remaining strawberries and sprinkle with 2 tbsp powdered sugar

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