Strawberry and Cream Cheese French Toast is prepared ahead and baked in the morning. A cream cheese filling and strawberries make it a delightful breakfast!
This is a really good Strawberry and Cream Cheese French Toast recipe that I got from our friends, the Budges. It has become an all time Walker family favorite. I love that you can prepare it ahead of time and throw it in the oven in the morning. The cream cheese layer in the french toast is always a hit. I like to use the whipped cream cheese because it is so much easier to spread, but regular cream cheese will work as long as you soften it. You can soften in the microwave, on the counter for 30 minutes, or place the unopened foil package (remove the outside box) in a bowl of warm water for 5-10 minutes.
It’s fun to try this recipe with flavored cream cheese like mixed berry or pineapple, and with other types of fresh fruit. You can do a pineapple cream cheese layer with bananas and coconut for a tropical twist or use a mixed berry cream cheese with fresh raspberries and blueberries. The amaretto or almond flavoring in the whipped cream is a must try. This is a go to recipe for me when I have company and want to make a quick but delicious breakfast!
Strawberry and Cream Cheese French Toast
Spread a layer of cream cheese between two slices of bread, place sandwiched slices in a glass pan sprayed with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Pour over bread and let sit for five minutes, turn bread over and cover pan with saran wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Drizzle melted butter over the top and bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Beat together the whipped topping ingredients until stiff peaks form. Top with strawberries mixed with sugar and the whipped topping.