Have cheesecake for breakfast with Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake! Fresh strawberries, creamy cheesecake spread, and a graham cracker topping!
Keyword Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Bake, Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake
Prep Time 45minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour45minutes
1large loaf French bread(1 to 1½ pounds) sliced (about 20-24 slices)
For the Cheesecake Filling
For Syrup (optional):
½cupStrawberry jam or preserves
In a medium bowl, beat together all cheesecake filling ingredients until fully mixed and smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture over about ⅔ of your bread slices (about 16-18 of the slices).
Place half of the bread with cream cheese in the bottom of a large baking dish.
Sprinkle ⅓ of the strawberries on top the bread with cream cheese.
Repeat bread and strawberry layers once more.
Cube the remaining bread slices and spread on top of your last layer.
Sprinkle the remaining strawberries on top.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk until blended well. Add cinnamon and beat again.
Pour egg mixture in the baking dish over your cubed bread slices.
Cover with foil and lightly press everything down to flatten and allow the bread to soak up the egg mixture. Place in refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, take the dish out of the fridge and allow it to rest while waiting for your oven to preheat to 350°F.
To make the crumb topping, mix 3 crushed graham crackers and 1-½ T melted butter with a fork. Sprinkle over french toast before baking and recover.
Bake covered at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 25-30 minutes.
To Make the Syrup:
Combine strawberry jam and maple syrup in a bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds at a time until mixture is smooth and warm. Drizzle over finished Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Bake before serving.
Nutrition does not include syrup or other toppings.