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.