When eggs are on sale for $.88/dozen for the Easter holiday and you score a LARGE loaf of pre-sliced French bread for less than $1, you just can’t pass up making a stuffed French toast dish! And with milk on sale for $1/half gallon and cream cheese recently marked down. Plus, there have been some great fruit sales lately…so we’ll add some $.25 apples to this meal!
A “simple”-y delicious meal!
Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
- 10 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/8 cup favorite syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 12 slices French bread
- 2 spotty bananas
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 4 granny smith apples
- In large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Whisk in syrup and cinnamon.
- In KitchenAid or using hand mixer, blend bananas and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. (I had frozen some cream cheese a few weeks ago. It doesn't thaw out into its original creamy texture, so I thought this would be a good meal for "thawed cream cheese." I used brown spotty bananas that were really ripe. Gave it a nice flavor!)
- In 8x8 baking dish, pour about 1/2 cup of egg mixture into the bottom of the dish, just enough to cover the bottom. Place bread on top of egg mixture to cover as much of the dish as possible.
I’m going to have to try this!!
sounds really good!
[email protected] Beauty and Bedlam says
ok – too funny….I was going to post this on my blog today. 🙂 Maybe I’ll wait a week. I did strawberries – so yummy. 🙂
[email protected] says
Oh Yum! My mouth is watering.
Your recipe sounds delicious! I’m going to make this for breakfast on Sunday. I love your blog!!!!
looks amazing…I’d make this for dinner…totally
This sounds really good! My daugther have been making alot of cream cheese dishes lately. Thanks can’t wait to try this one!
Yummy! Oh, my goodness!! Yummy!
This sounds so good! I’ll have to try it this week!
How does cream cheese work after thawing? Can you use it still as a cream base for sauces and such?
Cream cheese does not thaw to the same original creamy consistency. I would NOT recommend trying to make a cheesecake after thawing it. Using it for recipes like this one, or in a sauce should not be a problem!
I posted a recipe on Habichuelas con Dulce (Sweet Beans), I know you lived in DR so I though you might enjoy it! 🙂
Love your blog!
Yum! This sounds great, if I wasn’t so tired I would go start some for tomorrow…maybe this weekend.
Funny…I’ve got some leftover bread, lots of eggs, bananas that need to be used and some cream cheese….Perfect recipe! 🙂
yum. those look wonderful. i do ours with peanut butter, but it’s not a make-ahead version. http://gourmetmomma.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/peanut-butter-stuffed-french-toast/
Amy in OHio says
This looks yummy! Question, how many would you say the recipe would serve? Thinking of making it for Mother’s Day Brunch…
I am making this tonight for breakfast tomorrow. I don’t know how you fit it in a 8×8 pan. I had to use a 9×13! I will try to remember to come back and let you know how we liked it.
I might have used less bread than you!?! Using more bread can definitely stretch this a little further!
Emily from Mommin It Up says
YUM that looks great! Definitely storing that one in the archives. Thanks Erin!
Just got done eating….YUMM! This is definitely a keeper. Thank you for posting this. I have 5 kids and it fed us all with leftovers, using the 9×13 pan at least 😉
I’m not a big fan of bananas. Do you think raspberries or bueberries would work as a substitute?
Thrifty Living Mom says
We are giving this a try tonight for dinner—mmm! Thank you!
Bibiana Bailey says
Sounds really good, I will try to make it with special raisin bread from our local German bakery.
Looks easy and tasty.
I use previously frozen cream cheese in everything, especially cheesecake. And my cheesecakes are always good. It just doesn’t look pretty for spreading on bagels.
Are you using the whipped cream cheese, soft cream cheese or the bar of cream cheese?
Bar of cream cheese
Tried this for dinner tonight and loved it. I even messed it up and it turned out delish. I was chatting with kids and letting them “help” and we added an extra layer of bread and twice the cream cheese. Obviously, I am not a multi-tasker.
Next time I am trying strawberry cream cheese and fresh strawberries.
Thanks for the recipe!
Great! That strawberry cream cheese combo sounds delish! Great idea!!!
erin, i made this last friday for our mops group. it was delish! http://gourmetmomma.wordpress.com/2009/05/01/stuffed-french-toast-casserole/
Erika White says
I was wondering if this recipe would work w/ just a loaf of reg bread? I don’t have french bread on hand!
Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom says
Okay I have looked at many of your $5 dinner/breakfast recipes and I don’t know where you live but here in Canada, Ontario nothing is that cheap, nothing! One dozen eggs are over $4. One pound of ground beef is usually over $4 unless you get lucky and get it on sale. So I would say for us in this part of the county maybe the 7 or 8 dollar meal. Oh and we don’t get weekly coupons. Anyhow good recipes though I will keep searching through them, thank you!
Great idea but there NO WAY that you could get these items for that price. I know you divide some prices but lets get serious.