Orange zested cream cheese stuffed into cinnamon swirl raisin bread and grilled until golden brown, one of my favorite breakfast foods, try this jazzed up stuffed french toast and it will be one of your favorites too!
|Stuffed French Toast Sandwiches|
French toast is a breakfast favorite for me, much better than pancakes. Stuff it with some yummy concotion and I'm in heaven. I eat this plain, no toppings needed. The creamy and slightly sweetorange and cream cheese filling being a perfect partner to the cinnamon raisin bread, why would I want to mess that up? Not that I will judge you if you want toppings or syrup. I am the lone ranger in my house when it comes to eating my French toast sans toppings. Another big plus to no toppings, you can eat it with one hand, and that leaves a hand free for your coffee. Sounds perfect doesn't it? I don't know about you, but there are mornings I just can't put my coffee cup down.
This is actually one of my special occasion breakfast foods, along with Scotch eggs, due to the fact that most of the prep work can be done the night before. I love to make this on Christmas or Easter morning because you can make the filling and stuff the bread the night before and pop them in the fridge. The next morning, all that is left to do is to dip the sanwiches in the egg and milk mixture and cook.
During the holidays, anything that can be done the night before so you can spend time with your family on the big day makes for a win-win situation. Don't you agree? You don't have to wait for a special occasion though, this works great for a busy weekday or weekend morning as well!
Do you have a favorite stuffed french toast? What is your favorite holiday breakfast? Don't have one? Pin this to try, you will love it!
Stuffed French Toast
16 Slices of Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread or your favorite bread
8 Ounces Softened Cream Cheese
3/4 Cup Milk
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Orange Juice – Fresh squeezed is best
1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Powdered sugar, syrup and/or extra orange zest is optional for topping
Mix softened cream cheese, brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice and cinnamon. Spread one to one and a half tablespoons of cream cheese mixture on eight slices of bread, top with remaining eight slices.
Heat grill pan or griddle to medium high heat, it is best to use a nonstick pan. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Mix eggs and milk in a shallow dish. Dip each stuffed sandwich in egg mixture, coating both sides and edges. Cook on each side until golden brown. Do not try to flip too soon, bread will stick if not thoroughly cooked. Sandwiches can be turned easily once bread is completely toasted. About six to eight minutes.
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