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Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

This delicious Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast is the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe. Sweet challah bread is sliced, stuffed with cheesecake, and topped with glazed strawberries. 

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Stuffed French Toast

I have a soft spot in my heart for stuffed french toast. It is the winning sweet breakfast recipe for me. Something about the soaked bread that is grilled to perfection with a cheesecake filling pulls me in and convinces me that calories do not count. At least not for this meal.

After a brunch date with my favorite Aunt, I decided that I needed to add this into my regular breakfast menu.

This star recipe is regularly requested from my family. Sweet, filling, and the perfect way to celebrate every day.

Looking for an overnight French toast? Try this recipe!

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Recipe

The BEST bread to use for French Toast:

  • Challah – This beautiful braided bread is rich with flavor making it the perfect base for your french toast creations.
  • White Chocolate Pecan – A quick trip to a local bakery made me realize that this is the king of breads. It is filled with sweet flavor that pairs amazingly with the cheesecake and strawberry topping.
  • Brioche – This French bread is light and sweet. Slice it the night before and let it slightly dry for one amazing breakfast recipe!
  • French Bread – When all else fails, grab a loaf of french bread. Thick slices will give you the perfect base for your breakfast.
Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Filling

Along with a good quality bread, I suggest picking up cream cheese, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries.

One great thing about this recipe is that it is easily adaptable. If strawberries aren’t in season, or you prefer another flavor, you can swap it for another fruit. We have made it with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries with great success!

Ingredients for copycat IHop Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast:

  • Chopped strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla extract
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Heavy cream
  • Honey
  • Orange zest
  • Whipped cream
Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast with White chocolate Pecan Bread

How to make Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast:

  1. Combine strawberries and sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Heat over medium heat until warm.
  2. In a small bowl whisk cornstarch and water. Stir into your strawberry mixture and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook until just thickened. Remove from heat and set aside for later. This will be your strawberry topping.
  3. Add cream cheese, vanilla extract, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Whisk until fluffy making sure to scrape the sides once for even mixing. Spread a heaping spoonful between two slices of bread.
  4. Whisk together eggs, cream, honey, and orange zest. Dip both sides of your sandwiched bread in the egg mixture and transfer to a heated skillet. Cook until golden on both sides.
  5. Serve with the strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream.

Looking for a freezer friendly version? Make these into french toast sticks!

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast on One Sweet Appetite

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Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This delicious Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast is the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe. Sweet challah bread is sliced, stuffed with cheesecake, and topped with glazed strawberries. 

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf of your favorite bread, sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • zest from 1 orange, optional
  • Whipped cream, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine the strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Heat over medium heat until warm.
  2. In a small bowl whisk the cornstarch and water. Stir into your strawberry mixture and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook until just thickened. Remove from heat and set aside for later.
  3. Add the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and 1 cup of sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Whisk for 5 minutes or until fluffy making sure to scrape the sides once for even mixing. Spread a heaping spoonful between two slices of bread.
  4. Whisk together the eggs, cream, honey, and orange zest. Dip both sides of your sandwiched bread in the egg mixture and transfer to a heated skillet. Cook until golden on both sides.
  5. Serve with the strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream.

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Carole from Carole's Chatter

Thursday 24th of March 2016

Hi Jessica, this would be a great contribution to Food on Friday: Birthday Food over at Carole's Chatter. Please do bring it over to join in the Birthday fun. Cheers

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Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

This sounds delicious! Love the pretty colors.

Carole from Carole's Chatter

Thursday 17th of March 2016

Hi Jesseca, this would be a great contribution to Food on Friday: Breakfast over at Carole's Chatter. Please do bring it over. Cheers

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