Prep-Ahead Breakfasts & Lunches

Prep-Ahead Breakfasts & Lunches

Peaches & Cream Stuffed French Toast | Makes 12

These taste like you are eating a peach hand pie instead of French toast. Instead of maple syrup, drizzle Apple Cinnamon Syrup over this delicious breakfast.


6 oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1½ tsp ground cinnamon, divided

1½ tsp grated fresh ginger,divided

1¾ cups anned diced peaches, drained


4 large eggs

½ cup milk

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp grated fresh ginger

1 tbsp butter

24 slices sandwich bread

¼ cup powdered sugar (optional)

Maple syrup (optional)

To make the filling, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of the ginger in a small bowl.

In a medium bowl, combine the peaches with the remaining ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and the remaining ½ teaspoon of ginger until the peaches are evenly coated.

To make the French toast, add the eggs, milk, cinnamon and ginger to a shallow dish. Use a whisk or fork to blend the ingredients.

Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add 2 slices of bread to the egg mixture. Soak only one side of the bread. Do not flip the slices over.

Place the bread, soaked-side down, in the skillet. Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture on top of the bread. Add 1 tablespoon of peaches to the center of one of the slices of bread. Flip the other piece of french toast, cream cheese–side down, on top of the peaches. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the bottom slice of bread is brown. Flip the French toast and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the other side is brown. Remove the French toast from the skillet.

Repeat this process with the remainder of the ingredients.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or top with syrup.

STORING AND REHEATING Once the French toast is cool, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To freeze, place parchment paper or wax paper between the French toast, then place it in a sealable freezer bag. You can freeze French toast for up to 1 month.

To reheat, preheat the oven to 400°F . Place the French toast on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Take a core sample to ensure it is heated through.

You can also reheat French toast in a microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds, but it won’t be as crisp.

Prep-Ahead Breakfasts & Lunches/Reprinted with permission by Alea Milham/Page Street Publishing Co. 2018.

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