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This stuffed French toast recipe makes a decadent special breakfast or brunch! A maple cream cheese filling takes it over the top.

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French toast is a favorite for a special breakfast or brunch. But want to take it to the next level? This stuffed French toast recipe makes an irresistible start to any morning! The maple cream cheese filling is sweet and tangy, with a lusciously creamy body that’s the perfect contrast to the custard-soaked bread. Whip up a few of these for someone special and they’ll be absolutely smitten (trust us!).

Ingredients for stuffed French toast

Stuffed French toast looks very fancy, but guess what? It’s very simple to make at home. In fact, you don’t even need to stuff anything. It’s simply a sandwich with cream cheese filling, done up as French toast. This easy recipe makes a big statement: it’s perfect for holidays like Mother’s Day or just a simple lazy weekend. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cream cheese
  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar and granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
  • Brioche, challah, or Texas toast
  • Butter, for cooking
Stuffed French toast recipe

Best bread for stuffed French toast

You can use many types of bread for stuffed French toast, but there are a few that we think make a superior experience. For this type of French toast, we prefer a bread that’s light and fluffy. Here’s what works well:

  • Challah or brioche: Egg-based breads like challah and brioche make a fluffy, custardy texture to the stuffed French toast. The bread pictured in the photos is brioche.
  • Texas toast: This type of bread is thick cut and makes for nice square shapes; it also has a nice fluffy texture.
  • Sourdough bread: Sourdough bread has a naturally firm texture and a slight tang to the flavor. It’s our top choice for standard French toast, and it works here too.

Tips for making stuffed French toast

Stuffed French toast is simply a matter of making a tasty filling, then making your French toast as sandwiches instead of single pieces of bread. When you cut into it on a plate, it looks like a single piece of bread with a lovely cream cheese filling. Here are a few tips for the process:

  • Mix up the filling until smooth. Microwaving the cream cheese before mixing it up is key to the best smooth texture.
  • Leave a border around the edge of the bread. Spread the filling onto a piece of bread, leaving a border around the outside so the filling won’t ooze out.
  • Dip the sandwiches like your standard French toast. Whisk up a custard, then dip like any other French toast recipe.
Stuffed French toast

Filling variations

Stuffed French toast is perfection with the maple cream cheese filling in the recipe below. But you can mix it up if you like! Here are a few other fun ideas:

  • Strawberries: Add a few finely chopped fresh strawberries to the cream cheese.
  • Blueberry swirl: Add a swirl of blueberry syrup or jam with the cream cheese.
  • Lemon curd: Swap out the cream cheese for lemon curd.
  • Pumpkin spice: In fall, add 1 teaspoon pumpkin spices to the cream cheese.

More French toast recipes

This stuffed French toast recipe is great for special occasions like house guests, Easter, Christmas, or Mother’s Day. Here are a few more fun and special ways to enjoy this morning treat:

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Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French Toast

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


This stuffed French toast recipe makes a decadent special breakfast or brunch! A maple cream cheese filling takes it over the top.



For the filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the French toast

  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk (whole or 2%*)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 slices brioche bread, challah bread or Texas toast (cut 1/2” thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for cooking


  1. Warm the cream cheese in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds until softened. Whisk together the cream cheese, maple, and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Divide the cream cheese mixture and spread it onto 4 slices of brioche or challah, leaving a small border around the outside. Top with another slice of bread and press down gently.
  3. In a wide shallow bowl or container, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and kosher salt.
  4. Preheat a griddle over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Soak each side of the sandwiches in the egg mixture until it becomes saturated, about 15 seconds per side.
  5. Place the bread on the hot skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until browned.
  6. Repeat with the remaining butter and 4 slices bread. Serve immediately with maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar (or toss both sides in cinnamon sugar, following the instructions in Cinnamon French Toast).
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Olivia J says:

    STUFFED FRENCH TOAST? Why have I never thought about this till now?! Trying this immediately…

  2. Sabrina says:

    wonderful french toast, cream cheese is definitely a great ingredient to add, so much so that I wonder why I didn’t think of it! thank you

  3. Portia Lynn says:

    You two cooks are so young- at- heart and fun to watch. I have only seen a couple of your recipes but please know I will certainly try my hand at following your suggestions. Thank you so much Happy Chefs,