Breakfast just got a lot more delicious! Did you know you could have your favorite breakfast food stuffed with your favorite dessert? Sounds perfect right! Cream Cheese Filled French Toast Loaf is easy to make and will impress even the most seasoned brunch expert.
What makes it even better is that you don't need to worry about using fancy ingredients, plain ol' sandwich bread will work perfectly for this yummy treat. Dessert for breakfast will be your new favorite Sunday morning tradition.
Cream Cheese Filling
- 250g/8oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup sugar (white)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp milk
- 3 tbsp sugar (white)
- Pinch of salt
French Toast Bake
- 12 slices of sandwich bread (crusts removed)
- 2 tbsp butter, diced
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 punnet strawberries, sliced
- 1 tbsp sugar (white)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your loaf tin.
Prepare your cream cheese filling by whisking the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together. Add the egg and lemon juice and mix until smooth and fluffy.
In a separate bowl mix together all of the egg mixture ingredients.
Dip slices of bread into the egg mixture and use them to line the bottom of your loaf tin. Fill any gaps by cutting bread to fit as needed.
Repeat this process until you have three layers of bread.
Spread your cream cheese filling over the bread layer.
Add another two layers of bread on top of the filling.
Place your diced butter onto the bread and scatter the brown sugar over the top.
Bake for 40 minutes or until it is golden brown on top. If you find the top is browning too quickly before the bread is cooked through, cover with foil for the rest of the cooking time.
Let cool for a good 15 minutes in the pan and another 5 after you place it on a cooling rack so that it will slice easily and cleanly.
While it cools, stir the sugar into your strawberries.
When your loaf has cooled enough, slice it and serve with a spoonful of berries on top. Enjoy!