Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries and Cream


Whether they’re part of a holiday brunch menu or reheated from a batch you made ahead for a quick, kid friendly breakfast, French toast recipes are one of the more scrumptious ways to start the day. My first encounter with such was on a family vacation to Disney World, we had banana stuffed french toast which was to die for! There are many variations of french toast but personally my favorite is the Overnight Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries and Cream. Over the years I have tried many varieties using gluten free breads, non dairy milk and different types of fruits and this one is by far my favorite. Through trial and error I have discovered that the best gluten free bread for stuffed french toast is English Muffins such as the ones made by "Kinnikinnick" or "Foods by George". They are both dense enough to soak up the egg mixture and thick enough to stuff nicely. This is a perfect make ahead dish!



Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries and Cream

Ingredients: Serves 4
  • one 6 ounce tub of Daiya strawberry cream cheese non dairy alternative (This is gluten, soy and dairy free.)
  • 3 tablespoons of strawberry preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 4 gluten free unsliced English Muffins
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of SO Delicious Coconut Milk, Vanilla Flavor (chilled)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • strawberries and powdered sugar for garnishing

Directions:

  1. Grease a 9x13 glass baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl beat together the preserves, cream cheese alternative and the nutmeg.
  3. Slice the English Muffins in half vertically. With a spoon carefully scoop out a half moon shaped piece of the inside of each of the halves to form a pocket for the cream cheese filling. Stuff a generous amount of filling into each pocket. Place the eight halves in the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl beat together the egg, coconut milk and vanilla. Pour the egg mixture over the English Muffins, making sure to cover completely. Cover the dish with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight.
  5. The next morning/day bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minute.
  6. Serve with strawberries, powdered sugar and maple syrup.

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This recipe was shared at: Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Full Plate Thursday, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Fat Tuesdays, Real Food Friday ,Gluten Free Fridays, 
Inspirational MondaysMelt In Your Mouth Monday, Motivation Monday,
Hearth and Soul,Weekend Retreat

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I am quite new to blogging although I have been cooking forever and love food!

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  2. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  3. What a delicious French toast recipe - love that it is make ahead too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning and sharing :-)

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