Breakfast can be one of the hardest meals of the day, especially if you want to hit those daily values of protein without spending loads of time cooking. This high protein raspberry cheesecake stuffed french toast topped with fresh berries, powdered sugar, and filled with a dectable cream cheese mixture is sure to hit the spot. It’s a great breakfast and is so fun for special occasions like valentine’s day or a mother’s day breakfast. Let’s dig into how to make it!
I’m coming at you today with another breakfast idea, because somehow I can’t get enough fast and easy breakfast that pack enough protein to fill me up for the day! This is definitely more of an indulgent breakfast with raspberry cheesecake filling, but I guarantee it’s one of those unique french toast recipes you’ll be coming back to again and again.
I’m using this recipe this year as part of my Valentine’s Day breakfast that I’m going to surprise my kids with. I love making a special breakfast for Valentine’s Day for the kids so I can save the fancy meal for my husband later that day. The red of the fresh raspberries and the pink of the raspberry mixture in the cream cheese filling fits the Valentine’s day theme perfectly!
So let’s get started on how to make this dish!
High Protein Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast
Make the Filling
The first thing you’ll want to do is make the filling so it’s all ready for you when the french toast is cooked. This is super simple and requires only a handful of ingredients. You could even make thispart in advance and refrigerate until the next day. First use a hand mixer to whisk the softened cream cheese until it’s nice and smooth. Then add the whipped cream (whip it separately if you are using homemade), fresh raspberries, and sugar. You could also use raspberry jam in a pinch. Refrigerate this mixture until your french toast is done and you are ready to use it.
Make the egg mixture
Next we will want to make our egg mixture. To amp up the protein in this recipe I’ve made a few changes to traditioal french toast. First I’ve added protein powder. You can use plain protein powder and season add a splash of vanilla extract or you can use vanilla protein powder. The second thing I’ve done is switch out some of the eggs for egg whites. The last thing I did was switch out regular skim milk for fairlife milk which packs a higher protein, lower sugar punch.
The protein powder tastes great in this recipe, but protein powder can be difficult to get blended evenly so I suggest mixing with an immersion blender, regular blender of food processor to really get it whisked together.
Cook the French Toast
After your french toast batter is prepared, it’s time to dip get the pan ready and dip our bread in.
Preheat a nonstick skillet to 350 degrees F. Grease well. Dip slices of bread into egg mixture until well saturated. Don’t hate me, but I’m a fan of soggy french toast! You can use any kind of bread for this recipe. I love using the n aked brand white bread (it’s only available locally in a few states), but you could use challah bread, french bread, or brioche bread to make it even fancier. The sky’s the limit here.
After you’ve dipped your bread put it on the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden-brown.
Stuff your french toast
After all of your french toast is cooked, make a sandwich with the cream cheese filling. Top with fresh fruit and powdered sugar. You can use any of your favorite fruit in this recipe really, it’s super versatile. A strawberry cheesecake stuffed french toast would be to die for as well!
What do you think? What event would you want to try this high protein raspberry cheesecake stuffed french toast for?
If you try it, let me know how it goes! I hope you love it!
If you’re looking for dinner ideas check out this post filled with fancy at home dinners you can make for your significant other that are sure to make them feel so special!
- 8 slices bread
- 2 large eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 C protein powder (plain or vanilla)
- 1/2 C fairlife 2% milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon (optional
Raspberry Cream Cheese Filling
- 4 oz neufatchel cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cup of whipped cream (storebought or homemade)
- 1/2 C raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/4 C sugar
For the French Toast
1. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together eggs, egg whites, protein powder, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon (if using).
3. Grease griddle. Dip bread in egg mixture coating both sides. Place on greased griddle. Repeat for all slices of bread.
4. Let cook for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Flip and repeat until browned on second side. Remove from griddle to cool.
For the raspberry cheesecake filling.
1. Using a hand mixer whisk cream cheese in a medium bowl until smooth. Add whipped cream and sugar. Add raspberries (thawed if using frozen). Whisk together until well-combined.
1. Spread cheesecake filling over 1 piece of french toast and add another on top like a sandwich. Top with extra raspberries and powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 501Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 616mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 4gSugar: 19gProtein: 37g