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Stuffed Whole Wheat Bread French Toast Recipe

Satisfy your cravings with my Stuffed Whole Wheat Bread French Toast Recipe. This french toast is unique because it uses whole wheat bread and it has your favorite jam flavor sandwiched in between each bite. This fluffy french toast is a delicious start to your day and a great way to get in your whole grains

This recipe definitely had rave reviews and the good moans and groans from my family as they gobbled it up.

whole wheat french toast with strawberries, syrup and orange juice.
Stuffed Whole Wheat French Toast Recipe with Jam.

Why this recipe works

  1. Using whole wheat bread provides fiber and it’s half the calories of using brioche bread.
  2. It uses simple and every day ingredients.
  3. The jam filling gives a nice sweetness so you can go light on the maple syrup.

Ingredients for this Stuffed Whole Wheat Bread French Toast Recipe

ingredients of stuffed whole wheat french toast.

Unsalted butter. Nonstick spray, olive oil or coconut oil can be used as well. 

Whole-wheat bread. The base of this recipe can be used on any bread such as Texas toast, gluten free bread, brioche or white bread.

Milk. I use 2% but skim milk can be used.

Large eggs.

Cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. This combo gives extra flavor to the french toast. You can omit the cardamom and nutmeg and add in extra cinnamon as well. 

Fruit jam or fruit spread. I use strawberry jam. Any flavor will work. 

Maple syrup. Optional garnish.

Fresh strawberries. Optional garnish.

How to make this easy french toast recipe

  1. In a large bowl, combine eggs and milk. Add in the spices gently combine.
  2. Using 2 slices of bread, spread the jam on one side on each slice of bread and then join the bread together like a sandwich.
  3. Dip the bread into egg mixture and evenly coat. 
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter into a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwich to the skillet and let it cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Adjust heat to low if needed. Then gently flip over to cook the other side. 
  5. Remove and let it cool on a sheet pan for a few minutes.
  6. Serve immediately with maple syrup or other optional toppings such as fresh berries, whip cream, powdered sugar or additional butter.

Storing leftover french toast

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can freeze french toast by placing the sandwiches on a sheet pan to cool then storing a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Reheat french toast in the microwave for about 1 minute. Or warm in an oven or toaster oven to get some texture.

close up imafe of inside the stuffed french toast.

Helpful tips

Soak one sandwich at a time and put it directly into egg milk mixture to avoid making it too soggy.

Use a shallow bowl like a pie pan as this it easier for the bread to be soaked. 

You can make this recipe without adding the jam or stuffing it. When I recipe tested, my family and I liked the texture better of having the bread sandwiched as it resembled the thickness of traditional brioche.

I sometimes add a little bit of sugar to my egg and milk mixture but since the jam is sweet, I didn’t think the extra sugar was needed.

I didn’t use vanilla extract in this recipe but you can always add it in to the milk and egg mixture.

This recipe can be used with regular white sandwich or whole grain bread.

Watch the butter carefully and don’t let it burn. 

Use a griddle or a non stick pan.

Use non stick cooking spray in replace of butter. 

How to dry out bread for french toast

The best bread for french toast is typically stale bread or heartier breads.  While whole wheat bread can be more of a soft bread, placing the bread in the fridge for a couple of days helps with the texture. 

Another option is set your oven on a low temperature and place the bread on a baking sheet and bake it for about 10- 15 minutes. You can also leave the bread on your counter for a day and let it dry out naturally with the air.

close up of bite of french toast.

Serving suggestions or alternatives for this whole wheat bread french toast recipe

There are so many delicious options with whole wheat french toast. You can use any flavor of jam such as strawberry, raspberry, blueberry or lingonberry. 

French toast is amazing as a side dish to my Easy Zucchini Goat Cheese Quiche or my Easy Spring Asparagus Tart with Sweet Potato Crust or a scramble.

Serve french toast with fresh fruit. Or add sliced bananas on top for a real treat!

Add in a layer of peanut butter.

Use heavy cream, half and half or plant based milk such as almond milk. 

Garnish with chopped nuts such as slivered almonds, walnut or pecans.

This can be made with cinnamon only if you don’t want to use cardamom or nutmeg.

You can stir in brown sugar or white sugar into egg mixture. 

Use egg whites only.

Try these other tasty breakfast recipes such as my Overnight Apple French Toast Casserole with Pumpkin or my Delicious Classic French Toast without Vanilla.

Recipe inspiration for this healthy french toast recipe

I’ve been making french toast variations for years and it happens to be one of my sons favorite breakfast foods. I love to make him something he loves but I want to stay away from frozen store bought foods as much as I can. Whole wheat french toast is great for the weekends but can be enjoyed any day of the week. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

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Stuffed Whole Wheat French Toast.

Stuffed Whole Wheat Bread French Toast Recipe

Kristina Cadelina
Satisfy your cravings with my Stuffed Whole Wheat Bread French Toast. This french toast is unique because it uses whole wheat bread and it has your favorite jam flavor sandwiched in between each bite. This fluffy french toast is a delicious start to your day and a great way to get in your whole grains. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 363 kcal

Equipment

  • large non stick pan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat milk 2%
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup fruit jam strawberry or your choice of flavor
  • maple syrup optional garnish
  • 8 fresh strawberries optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix the eggs and milk. Add in the spices gently combine.
  • Using 2 slices of bread, spread the jam on one side of each piece and then join the bread together like a sandwich.
  • Dip the bread into egg milk mixture and evenly coat. 
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter into a large skillet over medium low heat. Add the sandwich to the skillet and let it cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Then gently flip over to cook the other side.
  • Remove and let it cool on a cooling rack or sheet pan for a few minutes.
  • Serve immediately with maple syrup or other garnishes such as fresh fruit, whip cream, powdered sugar or additional butter.

Notes

Notes:
Soak one sandwich at a time and put it directly into egg milk mixture to avoid making it too soggy.
Use a shallow bowl like a pie pan as this it easier for the bread to be soaked. 
You can make this recipe without adding the jam or stuffing it. When I recipe tested, my family and I liked the texture better of having the bread sandwiched as it resembled the thickness of traditional brioche.
I sometimes add a little bit of sugar to my egg and milk mixture but since the jam is sweet, I didn’t think the extra sugar was needed.
I didn’t use vanilla extract in this recipe but you can always add it in to the milk and egg mixture.
This recipe can be used with regular white sandwich or whole grain bread.
Watch the butter carefully and don’t let it burn. 
Use a griddle or a non stick pan.
Use non stick cooking spray in replace of butter. 
The best bread for french toast is typically stale bread or heartier breads.  While whole wheat bread can be more of a soft bread, placing the bread in the fridge for a couple of days helps with the texture. 
Storing: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can freeze french toast by placing the sandwiches on a sheet pan to cool then storing a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for about 1 minute. Or warm in an oven or toaster oven to get some texture.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 11gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 310mgPotassium: 278mgFiber: 4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 521IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Whole Wheat French Toast
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