Mother’s Day Stuffed French Toast

Mother's Day Cream Cheese-Stuffed French Toast

Mother’s Day is right around the corner on May 11. This year, make Mom something she’ll savor, like our Cream Cheese-Stuffed French Toast! Originally developed by the eMeals staff for our partnership with the Moms’ Night Out movie starring Sean Astin, Sarah Drew and more, the recipe is fancy without being fussy and so easy even the kiddos can help. Feel free to swap out the pineapple, strawberries and blueberries for Mom’s favorite fruit. Serve it breakfast-in-bed style with freshly squeezed orange juice, and you’re sure to start her special day just right.

 

Cream Cheese-Stuffed French Toast
 
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eMeals Plan: Breakfast
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ cup cream cheese spread, softened
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 8 slices whole-grain bread
  • ½ cup 1% low-fat milk
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 11/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks, thawed
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • Powdered sugar
  • ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut (or grated unsweetened coconut)
Instructions
  1. Stir together cream cheese and orange rind until well blended. Spread mixture over 4 slices bread. Top with remaining 4 slices bread, pressing gently around the edges to seal.
  2. Heat a large griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray.
  3. Whisk together milk, sugar, vanilla and eggs in a shallow dish until well blended. Dip 2 sandwiches in egg mixture, soaking 30 seconds on each side.
  4. Cook sandwiches, in batches, in skillet 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned.
  5. Bring pineapple chunks, orange juice and brown sugar to a boil in a small saucepan; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until syrupy. Remove from heat; cool.
  6. Stir in strawberries and blueberries. Serve fruit compote over French toast; sprinkle with powdered sugar and coconut.

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