Crowded Earth Kitchen’s recipe for Stuffed French Toast is sneaky. It looks like a high calorie indulgence, and it certainly tastes like a morning dessert, but it’s secretly good for you. Robust spices minimize the need for sweeteners, while low-fat cream cheese and flax round out the creamy, nutty filling. So go ahead and indulge. Your secret is safe with me.
One loaf of day old Simple Bread
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
4 ounces low-fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon organic honey
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Step 1) Combine cream cheese, honey, flax seed, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Step 2) Trim 1/2 inch from each end of your loaf of Simple Bread. Cut loaf into 8 equally thick slices. Then, carefully cut through the top of each thick slice, stopping 1 inch above the bottom crust. Your slices should now open in a very narrow “V” shape. See enlarged photo to left.
Step 4) Whisk together eggs, milk, nutmeg, and cardamom in a flat, shallow container. A pie dish works well.
Step 6) Dredge each side of one piece of stuffed bread through the egg mixture, and carefully set on preheated skillet. Cook 2 – 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining stuffed bread slices, keeping cooked Stuffed French Toast warm in the oven until ready to serve. Enjoy!