Fruit Spread Stuffed French Toast Sticks
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Posted By Savita
Keeping my promise! Sharing, an easy kid's favorite snack - Stuffed French Toast Sticks. Berries and French Toast go great together! For a delicious twist, I stuffed the French Toast with Triple Berry Fruit Spread.
Buttery milk and egg soaked bread slices, stuffed with Smucker's Triple Berry fruit spread, pan fried for a delicious hard-to-resist sweet treat!
You know, what's even more delicious? Just 5 minutes quick cooking time!
First time I made French Toasts sticks for my friend's daughter, for dinner! I know!! You reading correct, for dinner! She was simply refusing to eat anything I cooked. My friend asked me to give her something sweet and finger food. Well, I hardly had any frozen snack or sweet in my freezer. So I made her cinnamon and sugar coated French Toasts sticks. Amazingly, a few minutes earlier she was saying "no" to everything and French Toasts sticks... she finished in no time!
These French Toasts Sticks have an extra-special layer of sweet fruit spread sandwiched between two layers of toasts. The good thing is, Smucker’s® Fruit & Honey Triple Berry Fruit is naturally sweetened with honey......No artificial sweeteners or corn syrups!! This delightful Triple Berry spread make these not-so-eggy French Toast Sticks even more scrumptious!
Recently, when J.M. Smucker Company contacted me to share their new, Smucker’s® Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread with you..... I felt, it is time to share this updated-classic Breakfast recipe with you!
Last week, I bought few jars of Smucker’s® Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread from my local Kroger store, Ralph's.
I got all three flavors - Blueberry Lemon, Strawberry, and Triple Berry. We opened Strawberry Spread to try on our Breakfast Toast. But I had my eyes on Triple Berry all this time. I decided to use it for stuffing in French Toast. Spread had chunks of whole berries with sweet taste of honey and signature aroma of berry preserve. One of my favorite!
Ralph's is offering digital coupon for purchase of Smucker’s® Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread. You can get this coupon here.
What is the best way to get less-soggy, not falling-apart and perfect French Toasts? It's simple! Just use at-least a day-old white bread. Two days is even better. In my home, since it's just two of us, white bread lasts for 4 days sometimes. So towards the end of week, I often have a 'French Toast Breakfast Day' in menu.
Whenever we eat a Sunday brunch out, I try to stay away from those eggy french toasts served in restaurants. Even though Vishal loves egg toasts, but those restaurant French Toasts are too heavy for him as well. So at home I use a very lite egg to milk ratio. Trust me, these French Toast sticks are not anyway heavy like sold in diners.
So I splurged a little and coated these sticks with some Cinnamon and Sugar! However, you can totally skip it. These taste delicious even without this coating.
For stuffing, you can use any of the three Fruit Spreads! I removed the sides of bread for neat presentation but you can even leave that.
Wish you a great day ahead! -Savita
Fruit Spread Stuffed French Toast Sticks
- 4 White Bread (slices, prefer day old, ends removed)
- 1-2 tbsp Blueberry Jam (Smucker's Triple Berry or Blueberry Lemon Jam)
- 1 Egg(s)
- 1/4 Cup Milk
- a pinch Salt
- 1-2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
- 5 tbsp Sugar
- Maple Syrup (for serving)
French Toast Sticks
Cinnamon-Sugar Coating (optional)
DirectionsHide Step Photos
1. In a bowl, whisk milk, egg, and salt until fully combined. Make sure no lumpy egg-whites are hanging around. If using fork, whisk for good 30 seconds to make a smooth mix.
2. Remove ends of four white square bread slices.
3. Spread 1/2 tbsp fruit spread each, on two of bread slices.4. Place the other slice on top and slice the sandwiches into 3 sticks each.
5. Heat butter in a wide non-stick pan. (if using smaller pan, use only half of the butter for each batch.) Dip sandwich sticks in egg mixture from all sides (don't leave them in, just dip and remove or bread will get soggy.) Cook each side for 2 minutes on medium heat or until golden brown.6. Yes, I also cook the sides to lock-in fruit spread and also to make'em crispy.
7. If planning to coat in cinnamon sugar. Mix two in a wide plate. Transfer hot french toast sticks into cinnamon-sugar and coat all sides.8. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with maple syrup on side.
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