Cheesecake Baked Stuffed French Toast

I have been craving French toast, but because I live in a pretty small apartment, frying food makes my entire place smell like oil and whatever it is that I fried, and I hate that smell! So I decided to satisfy my craving for French toast, but instead of frying the toast, I decided to bake them instead. I looked online for recipes, but none explained what I had in mind. So, this is how I made my cheesecake stuffed French toast…

Ingredients:

1 Loaf of bread. I bought what was on sale. Go for the thicker slices, like the Texas toast that I used here

1 container of cream cheese (226 grams or 8 oz)

4 eggs

3 cups of milk

3 tablespoons of sugar

1 tablespoon of Cinnamon sugar or combine the sugar and cinnamon yourself

1 cup of frozen or fresh fruits (whatever types of fruits you like)

Honey or syrup to taste (optional)

Jam in any flavor you like (optional)

Cooking spray/melted butter or oil

1 Large rectangular baking dish

IMG_7827IMG_7846Mix one egg with the entire contents of the cream cheese. You can use a hand or stand mixer as well. Or just get a workout and do it yourself. You want the mixture to be creamy not chunky.

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IMG_7865Mix 3 eggs with 3 cups of milk then set aside. You can also use a fork to mix the eggs and milk.

IMG_7874Spray pan with cooking spray and heat oven to 350. You can use butter or oil to coat the pan as well.

IMG_7875Place bread on baking pan. I was able to fit 12 slices; 6 sandwiches in total.

IMG_7894I will be making 3 French toasts with cream cheese and jam and 3 with only cream cheese.

IMG_7882Spread the cream cheese on bottom slice first. Then add a dollop of jam and spread it evenly around the slice.

IMG_7912Then cover with the top slice. Continue doing this until you finish all the “sandwiches.”

IMG_7908After doing the 3 sandwiches with cream cheese and jam, I added 1 tbsp of sugar to the cheese mixture and finished the last 3 sandwiches with only the cheese filling. The reason I did not add sugar to the cheese mixture at the beginning is because the jam is sweet enough already and did not need the added sugar.

IMG_7915Once all the sandwiches are done, pour the milk and egg mixture over the bread until evenly distributed.

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IMG_7919Once all the slices are coated, add a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar to your liking on top of each sandwich (optional).  Then put dish in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes.

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While the bread is baking, it is time to make the berry topping. I put a pan on medium heat and added about a tablespoon of oil. Once the pan was hot I threw in the berries and about 2 tablespoons of sugar. Then I mixed the sugar and berries until the mixture became thick and glossy and the sugar was fully dissolved.

IMG_7946After 20 minutes in the oven I pulled out the toast.

IMG_7940Nice and golden. Here is what the center looks like for both the cheese-only sandwich and the one’s with jam.

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Yum! Then I removed a sandwich, and I added berries, honey and icing sugar on top.

IMG_7962IMG_7966IMG_7982My friend did not want icing sugar on hers. This was her French toast.

IMG_7999IMG_8000IMG_8007IMG_8014You have to make these! They were easy, delicious, and kinda healthy. 🙂

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