10 May 2016
gluten free french toast

I adore strawberries! This time of year is one of my favorite with sweet berries available
everywhere. When these little pockets of summer are available I like to incorporate them into
almost every meal. Toss them in a salad? Check. Make a nifty dessert topping? Check. Stuff
them into French toast? Oh, yes, please!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast is worth the bit of extra time to make
homemade strawberry cream cheese. Any left over strawberry cream cheese I may have gets
covered and chilled to be slathered onto toast the next morning. Try it on Three Bakers Max
Omega Bread. Heaven!

I like to make stuffed French toast on lazy Saturday mornings for my family. There is nothing
like the smell of French toast to get the kiddos running to the table in the morning!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed Gluten Free French Toast

For filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese or dairy free alternative
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
  • 1/3 cup diced strawberries

For French toast:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk or dairy free alternative (such as almond or coconut)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
  • 1 loaf Three Bakers Whole Grain White Bread

Cream together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon and lime zests, first measure of cinnamon, and
first measure of vanilla. When well blended, mix in the diced strawberries.

Whisk together milk, eggs, second measure of cinnamon, and second measure of vanilla. Pour
into a shallow dish large enough to hold bread slices.

Spread cream cheese mixture onto a slice of Three Bakers Whole Grain White Bread, leaving
about 1/4” boarder around edge of bread. Top with a second slice of bread.

Place layered bread into the egg mixture. Allow to soak mixture for one minute. Flip bread and
allow to soak for one minute longer. Place soaked bread into a preheated skillet that has a
tablespoon of butter or coconut oil melted in it.

Cook French toast until golden brown. Using a spatula, flip the French toast over and cook the
other side until golden. Set French toast aside on a warmed platter. Continue with remaining
bread until all the French toast is cooked.

Top with sliced strawberries, maple syrup or strawberry syrup.

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