French toast with berries on a white plate with more pieces of french toast in the background.
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Berry Stuffed French Toast

Berry Stuffed French Toast is a fruity, creamy, and indulgent breakfast recipe that combines macerated berries with a sweet mascarpone mixture and thick slices of French bread.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Inactive Prep1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berry french toast, coconut french toast, stuffed french toast
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 614kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Combine the berries, honey, and triple sec in a medium bowl. Let them macerate for about an hour. If you want a lot of extra berries for the top, double the recipe or you can use fresh berries on top.
  • Once the berries have macerated, beat the eggs, vanilla, milk, flour, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, whip the Mascarpone cheese, sugar, and heavy cream together until fluffy.
  • Cut French bread into approximately 12, 1 1/2-inch thick slices, then slice them in the center but don't cut all the way through.
  • Use a rubber spatula or knife to spread some of the cheese mixture one of the inner slit of each slice of bread.
  • Using a spoon, scoop the macerated berries holding them to the side of the bowl to let them drain a little, then scoop them into the french toast slit on top of the cheese mixture.
  • Quickly dip each side of the bread in the egg mixture and place it in a preheated and buttered skillet or griddle. Repeat this step for the rest of the french toast.
  • Cook over medium-low heat until golden on both sides and filling becomes melty. Make sure to add butter as needed.
  • Spoon some of the macerated berries and juice over the top and drizzle with maple syrup.

Notes

  • Nutritional Information is based on 2 slices per serving and does not include toppings.
  • Feel free to use any combination of berries as long as the total amount of berries equals 2 cups.
  • Triple Sec may be omitted if you would prefer to keep this recipe alcohol-free or don't have any on hand. Instead, you can use lemon or orange juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 3mg