When you’re in the mood for an extra-special but extra-easy breakfast, try Creamy Stuffed French Toast. Our version has all of the classic French toast flavors – McCormick® Vanilla Extract, cinnamon and challah bread - sweetened with a creamy filling you can customize with coconut, rum, orange or maple extract.
Mix cream cheese and brown sugar in small bowl until well blended. Spread 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture on each of 4 slices of bread. Press the other 4 slices of bread on top to form 4 sandwiches.
Beat eggs with wire whisk in 13x9-inch baking dish. Stir in milk, cinnamon and vanilla until well blended. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, soaking for 2 minutes on each side.
Melt butter in large nonstick skillet or griddle on medium-low heat. Place sandwiches in skillet. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.
FLAVOR THE FILLING: To create flavored filling variations, stir the following extract into the cream cheese mixture until well blended:
Creamy Maple Stuffed French Toast: Add 2 teaspoons McCormick® Maple Extract.
Creamy Coconut Stuffed French Toast: Add 1 teaspoon McCormick® Coconut Extract.
Creamy Rum Stuffed French Toast: Add 1 teaspoon McCormick® Rum Extract.
Creamy Orange Stuffed French Toast: Add 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract.