Sweet Cream Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Sunday mornings are for fancy breakfasts in our house. It’s the only morning we take our time getting ready and being lazy in the morning, so I like to cook a late (more like brunch, then) breakfast. Plus, my husband likes to take Sunday’s breakfast leftovers for breakfast at work on Monday. It’s a win-win!

Today’s breakfast (brunch) was heavenly, and I’ll be making it again soon! I told my husband about my idea to make this on Friday, and he’s been talking about it ever since then. When I made it today, I got one bite of his before the entire plate was gone. ย That tells me this recipe is a keeper for sure!

 

 

This Sweet Cream Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast is absolutely one of the best breakfast recipes I’ve ever made. I used myย easyย strawberry kiwi jam and a cheesecake drizzle to top sweet cream french toast, then sprinkled the whole thing with just a little powdered sugar for over-the-top sweetness and perfection.

I highly suggest adding this to your breakfast or brunch rotation soon!

 

 

What do your Sunday mornings look like? Do you have a day of the week when you like to cook a fancy breakfast brunch?

 

Sweet Cream Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Sweet cream french toast topped with sweet strawberry jam, creamy cheesecake drizzle and powdered sugar - an easy, fancy breakfast or brunch for your lazy weekend mornings!

Servings: 4 servings (2 slices each)
Ingredients
Sweet Cream French Toast
  • 8 thick slices bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp half and half (or milk)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
Cheesecake/Strawberry Topping
  • 1 c. strawberry jam
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 tbsp half-and-half (or milk)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
Instructions
To make french toast:
  1. In a shallow, wide dish, crack 3 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk (discard egg white on last egg). Add vanilla and whisk.

  2. Heat butter in small dish for 15 seconds, or until melted. Add half-and-half and vanilla and stir.

  3. Add brown sugar to half-and-half and butter mixture. Stir to dissolve sugar. Pour into egg mixture and whisk. 

  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Place 1 slice of bread into egg mixture, turn to coat, and lift to shake off excess. 

  5. Place on skillet and cook each side until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining slices of bread (I typically cook 2 at a time). 

To make cheesecake drizzle:
  1. Add softened cream cheese, sugar, half-and-half and vanilla to a medium bowl. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to mix until smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes. 

  2. Spoon into ziploc bag or pastry bag and place in refrigerator until ready to use. 

To assemble:
  1. Lay one slice of cooked french toast on a plate. Spread strawberry jam over toast. Cut corner on cheesecake ziploc bag, and squeeze a diagonal drizzle over french toast. 

  2. Top with a second slice and repeat jam and drizzle. Use a fork to dust powdered sugar over both pieces of french toast. Serve warm!

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65 Comments

  1. kage2015

    Wouldn’t want to eat this very often, but it looks delicious and so rich and yummy.

    1. Lisa

      Yes, it is rich! My husband has eaten it three days in a row, though! haha.

  2. Anja / Womanhattan

    Sweet, strawberry and cheesecake – it can’t really get better than this!

    1. Lisa

      Right?!? The best things, all together in one dessert… I mean, breakfast! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Pam Avoledo

    It looks so yummy! I like the layout of your page also.

    1. Lisa

      Thank you! I’ve been debating whether I like the layout enough, so I’m glad to hear you like it!

  4. prerna

    Oh my god, this recipe looks delicious! Luckily, I have all the ingredients in my pantry so this is what I am having for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for sharing! xoxoxo

    – Prerna / http://www.prernashighonchai.com

    1. Lisa

      I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

  5. petite heartbeat

    Oh yum this looks and sounds so good. Seems easy to make as well.

    1. Lisa

      It is super easy to make!

  6. katy

    oh my goodness, these look so decadent! I need it to be next Sunday so that I can make them!

    1. Lisa

      Sunday IS the best day for it! Haha

  7. Dominique| Perchance to Cook

    I’m dying!! I need to try this for breakfast sometime soon!

    1. Lisa

      Enjoy it if you do!

  8. New Labels Only

    WOW! Just WOW! These looks so delicious and tempting. I love the recipe too and it looks quite easy to follow. I will be winning some boyfriend points for sure with this!

    1. Lisa

      You’ll DEFINITELY get boyfriend points on this one! It’s one that my husband can’t stop talking about!

  9. Jessica Lancia

    I must try this recipe!
    It’s dinner time here in Argentina, but I might have breakfast instead… ๐Ÿ˜€

    Jessica

    1. Lisa

      This would be amazing as a breakfast-for-dinner option!!! I’m going to be trying that theory soon!

  10. Lauren

    Strawberries are my favorite!

    I’ll have to start making something like this at home. All the restaurants around here ruin things with lemon glaze. (Not that I don’t like lemon desserts, but they’ve been going overboard.)

    1. Lisa

      Lemon is great, but this is so simple and perfect like it is. (I debated adding lemon juice to the cheesecake drizzle, but I’m sooo glad I didn’t – and I bet you are too! haha.)

  11. mummamorrison

    This looks absolutely divine! I know what I’ll be making for breakfast this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. roseclearfield

    Looks delicious! What a perfect weekend treat.

  13. Sarah at www.thecrochetingmom.com

    These look so delicious and I can’t wait to try them when my diet is over! (these types of posts might be why I had to go on a diet. :P)

  14. Gillie

    This looks divine.I love french toast. Adding strawberries and cream cheese is a must try.

  15. Emily Lauren

    This recipe looks so pretty and decadent! I love a change in the typical french toast recipe.

  16. Nostalgia Diaries

    This looks so good! Cream cheese and strawberries AND french toast… perfect combo ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Danielle

    Oh my goodness, that looks so good!!! I love french toast so much, and this just kicks it up a notch (or two or three).

  18. Lisa Sell

    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I’m looking forward to trying this out at the weekend.

  19. Jolina

    These look so good! I love french toast, and topping them with strawberries is a great way to take advantage of berry season! This is definitely a weekend treat we’re having soon.

    1. Lisa

      I hope you enjoy it!

  20. T. M. Brown

    This looks absolutely delectable. Great combination of ingredients…Yum!

  21. Lindsay Slutzky

    Cheesecake + french toast!? You’ve got to be kidding me! This is heaven.

    1. Lisa

      It’s like dessert…but I get to call it breakfast. haha!

  22. Annie

    Yum! This looks SO good!

    1. Lisa

      Thank you so much!

  23. Jobie Medina

    Looks delish and sounds like the perfect brunch idea! My family will love this. Sundays are our late morning too.

    1. Lisa

      I LOVE late Sunday mornings! Thank you!

  24. livewellplaytogether

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’ve pinned this for later!

  25. Rachel

    AHH! I wish I wasn’t dieting!

    1. Lisa

      Ugh! Isn’t that the worst?? It’s probably because of recipes like this that we end up dieting, though. Ha!

  26. Stephanie

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! Your pictures are fantastic and made my mouth water. What a beautiful piece of art to make for breakfast =)

    1. Lisa

      Aw, thank you! That is so sweet of you to say!

  27. Brittany Ferrell

    Oh my goodness, yum! This looks so delicious! I think that this would be so perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch!

    1. Lisa

      Mother’s Day would be perfect! I feel like it’s fresh enough with the bright jam for Mother’s Day! Great suggestion!

  28. Cheyenne

    Stop. It. I’m drooling. ๐Ÿ˜œ

    1. Lisa

      Ha! My husband ate leftovers of this french toast for breakfast the past two days, and he is still drooling now that we’re out of it!

  29. hello@prettyandfun.com

    Wow! This looks seriously decadent and delicious! Definitely something I will make for my next “cheat day” breakfast.

  30. Kimberly (@Honizukle)

    Oh my goodness! I love strawberry and you’ve paired it with French Toast?! HEAVEN!

  31. Erica Schwarz

    Lovely twist on french toast! That icing looks soooooo good.

  32. Mary La Fornara (@itsaboutpretty)

    Your post has made me so hungry! I can’t wait to make this french toast for myself!

  33. justine @ sunnyinjune.com

    this looks heavenly! it seems so rich! gotta cut it with some bacon or a cheesy omelet or something!
    on sundays we normally go to church then just go out to eat afterwards! but saturdays are our lazy morning! this is a totally saturday morning recipe! <3

  34. kage2015

    This sounds like a great breakfast recipe, we love all the ingredients.

  35. Carrie

    This looks really good, and easy. Out of curiosity, I am allergic to strawberries. Is there something that can be substituted that would be good with this?

  36. mizukitao

    I am going to make these now, haha

  37. Jenn

    Those look SO good! My husband loves cheesecake and anything strawberry, so this is a good thing for him!

  38. Nostalgia Diaries

    My gosh, does this look delicious! I’m normally a creature of habit and eat the same thing every day for breakfast, but this would be a fun special treat!

  39. Kelly Walker

    This would be a welcome change from our Sunday bagels!

  40. itsahero

    I need this in my life right this second!! <3 <3

  41. kristamae12

    Omg, yum!! We usually have pancakes on Sundays but I might have to switch it up to this french toast recipe!!

  42. Oliver

    Well if that doesn’t sound like an amazing and delicious bit of food then I don’t know what is. Thanks for sharing

  43. Julie I Aloha Lovely

    This looks delish! My kids would love this. Thanks!

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