Stuffed french toast

Earlier this week I posted a healthy breakfast: banana strawberry peanut butter chia seed pudding parfaits (what a mouthful!). Today I’m sharing a breakfast recipe that’s not so healthy, cereal crusted stuffed french toast with strawberries and guava. I always go for the oatmeal, yogurt and chia pudding for breakfast so when I want a more indulgent meal, I go all out! This french toast is my version of a dish I saw on Food Network’s Bobby Flay Throw downs. In this specific episode, Bobby Flay challenges another gentleman’s famous stuffed french toast to a battle. This french toast is not only crusted in cereal, it’s stuffed with a strawberry and guava cream cheese filling, than drizzled with a guava sauce. Bobby flay lost the competition, and after creating this breakfast, I can see why!

stuffed french toast

stuffed french toast

stuffed french toast

Stuffed french toast
Serves 2
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
633 calories
59 g
168 g
37 g
19 g
16 g
322 g
893 g
11 g
0 g
17 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 633
Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 168mg
Sodium 893mg
Total Carbohydrates 59g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 11g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 tbsp guava jam
  2. 2 tbsp water
  3. 3 ounces cream cheese
  4. 1/2 tbsp butter
  5. 1 tbsp guava jam
  6. 1/3 cup strawberries, chopped
  7. 4 slices brioche, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  8. 1/2 cup milk
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  11. 1/2 cup Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, crushed
  12. 1 tbsp butter, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. MIx together guava jam with water. Set aside.
  3. Whip together cream cheese, butter, and guava jam until smooth consistency. Fold in fresh strawberries. Spread evenly on 2 slices of bread and top with remaining slices.
  4. Whisk together milk, egg, and cinnamon. Dredge the french toast in the egg batter, turning to coat. Remove from the egg batter and coat with the crushed cereal on both sides.
  5. Preheat griddle or nonstick pan on medium-low heat. Add 1/2 tbsp butter and melt. Carefully lay the coated french toast in the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add the remaining butter, flip over and cook on the other side until golden brown. Finish cooking french toast in the oven until the center is warm, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove french toast from oven. Drizzle with the guava sauce and serve.
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

Every component makes a difference when making french toast, from the bread to the batter to the filling to the sauce. Starting with the bread, the more common choices are pullman bread, challah and brioche. Some people like to use baguettes, but personally I think the bread is too chewy. Day old bread is always better since fresh bread can be “too soft.”

For the filling, you can add fresh guava along with the strawberries or even do fresh guava with strawberry jam. 

stuffed french toast

I grew up on Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, so this was first choice; however, a popular cereal choice for french toast is Captain Crunch. You can mix it up and choose Honey Bunches of Oats with Clusters or with Almonds.

stuffed french toast

When cooking the french toast, keep the heat on medium-low to prevent the crust from burning too quickly. A best choice is to use the griddle but if you don’t own one, the stove top works just fine. Finish the french toast in the oven to warm up the inside. 

stuffed french toast

Drizzle the french toast with guava sauce and serve. Holy moly this french toast is out of this world! The filling is warm and gooey with bites of fresh strawberries while the bread is nice and crunchy. No need for syrup since the stuffed french toast is just sweet enough. I kid you not, I made 3 servings of this and had it for breakfast all to myself. Talk about indulging, but every bite was worth it!

stuffed french toast

stuffed french toast

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  1. Ok…. I am wondering if eating it in my mind is cheating on my current low carb before vacation lifestyle? Looks amazing.

  2. HOLY MOLY! This is almost obscene…but in the most delicious way!! 🙂

  3. Wow – this looks incredible!! I love indulgent breakfasts when I want to go all out, and this definitely fits the bill! Thanks so much for sharing ALL your delicious recipes with us at Saturday Night Fever….this one was featured in a brunch round-up this week! 🙂

  4. What an indulgent treat! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!

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