Strawberry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
No, not the show. I’m referring to my sister who turned 24. It’s still a birthday number, right? Or do we need to have secret agents involved? I made 12 brownies but for some reason I ended up only sending her 6…
I’ll tell you what I didn’t do with them. I certainly did not eat them all in less than 7 hours and spend the rest of the evening on the couch in agony. Who does that? Surely not me.
Our baby ducks are gone… Did I tell you that? I’m pretty sure they ran away. I’m not sure what exactly happened, but they just sort of… Disappeared? I’m trying to be positive about the whole thing and continue to tell myself they simply found a better home under the aqueduct or in the pond… And I haven’t found any soft feathers near the house so I’m thinking we’re good?
Oh, it’s going to be 90 degrees by the end of the week and to show the weather how excited I am, I’ve been sleeping in my bikini to welcome the summer weather. I did this on Tuesday. I wanted to cry.
And I lost my phone, but luckily I found it again… It was in the refrigerator.
I want french toast… All the time. Perhaps it’s just a phase… One that I’ll get over when enough time has passed. But it tastes like a delicious mix of tropical islands, turquoise sea shores, and Zachary Levi in plaid.
So. French toast.
It’s perfect for two.
Perfect if you want…
Pieces of toast soaked in eggs and a touch of strawberry milk…
… Stuffed with cottage cheese and sugar-coated strawberries…
… Fried on a hot pan with a little bit of butter…
… And served with pure maple syrup and a steamin’ cup of coffee…
Total win. Taste what’s good then pass it on.
Strawberries & Cottage Cheese Stuffed French Toast
For the Filling:
3/4 to 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
For the French Toast:
4 slices whole wheat bread
2 whole eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt (optional)
To make the Filling:
Wash and slice strawberries and place in a bowl. Coat with 1 tablespoon of sugar and toss until all strawberry slices are covered. In another medium bowl or shallow dish, mix cream cheese, remaining tablespoon of sugar, and vanilla together until combined.
Spread a thin even layer of the cream cheese mixture over only one side of each slice of bread. Place the coated side of each piece face up on a plate.
To make the French Toast:
Place a large skillet on the stove over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Using the same bowl or shallow dish you used to make the filling, whisk eggs, milk, and vanilla together.
One at a time, dip the uncoated side of each piece of bread in egg mixture and let sit until fully coated. Remove and let stand on a plate. Once all the slices has been covered, place strawberries in a single layer on the slices of bread whose sides are covered with the cream cheese mixture and top with the other slice of bread to create a sandwich.
Repeat with the other sandwich. Place one sandwich into the hot pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Repeat to cook the other sandwich. Serve warm with butter and syrup.
Happy noming! Nutritional information (for cream cheese filling): 400 calories, 12.5g fat (6 sat, 2 mono, >1 poly), 57g carbs, 20g protein, 11.5g fiber Nutritional information (for cottage cheese filling): 350 calories, 7g fat (2 sat, 2 mono, >1 poly), 57.5g carbs, 21g protein, 11.5g fiber