Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

This Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast is a fluffy French toast sandwich with a creamy, pumpkin spiced cheesecake filling inside. Amazing, right?

two slices of Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast on a plate

Let’s kick of pumpkin spice season with this sinfully delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast! 

I’ve been drooling over stuffed French toast on my Pinterest feed and secretly wanting to make it for ages. But French toast is just not the kind of thing I splurge on very often…and if I’m being honest, for a breakfast dish it can prove to be a bit time consuming for my taste.

Usually I prefer my breakfast prep to be quick and easy because usually by the time I get around to making breakfast I’m already STARVING.

two stacked pieces of Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast with cheesecake filling oozing out the center

But it is October (aka pumpkin spice everything month) and I already made some pretty bomb gluten free pumpkin pancakes last weekend. So my logic here was that if I was going to make another pumpkin-y breakfast anyway it may as well be this Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast.

maple syrup being poured on top of Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Why you’ll be madly in love with this Stuffed French Toast recipe: 

Yes, Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast is exactly as incredible as it sounds, and it’s completely worth taking the time to make (even if you need a snack in the meantime to tide you over. It’s ok. I might have had one too).

What we’ve got here is a fluffy French toast sandwich with a creamy, pumpkin spiced cheesecake filling in the middle.

overhead shot of two servings of Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Let me make a small confession here just to illustrate how good this Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast really is.

John and I had one serving apiece from this batch and then I sliced the leftovers into cute bite sized servings and froze them, with the noble intention of serving them as a nosh-tacular appetizer for a future (as yet unplanned) fall themed brunch.

But today I’ve been sneaking into the freezer and heating up a few here and there for a sinful little snack. I mean…I work from home. And they’re just in there. Practically calling my name.

Tips for making Stuffed French Toast: 

  • For the creamiest texture, I like to use whole milk or even heavy whipping cream in the egg mixture. I would not recommend anything thinner, like skim milk.
  • Don’t keep the bread dipped in the milk-egg mixture too long or, it will get too soggy.
  • When frying your French Toast, don’t turn the heat up higher than medium. I would even recommend medium-low as the outside of the bread cooks very fast and you want inside to be cooked.
  • Don’t walk away from your French Toast! It burns rather quickly and nobody likes burnt toast.

a woman holding a plate with two pieces of Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

FAQ:

Which bread is best for making Stuffed French Toast? 

I love using a fluffy loaf like challah or brioche to make it feel like you’ve died and gone to fall brunch heaven. French Baguette would also work.

Can I make this recipe dairy-free? 

For a lactose free french toast, you can use lactose-free whole milk and lactose-free cream cheese. If you need a dairy-free option, you could use almond milk or coconut milk (full fat) for the egg mixture and vegan cream cheese for the pumpkin filling.

How to serve French Toast:

 This is where you can get creative. Here are some of my personal favorites:

  • whipped cream or whipped coconut cream
  • powdered sugar (mixed with pumpkin spice)
  • butter
  • maple syrup 
  • fresh berries – strawberries would work well here
  • banana slices
  • cinnamon sugar or sugar mixed with pumpkin spice
  • slivered almonds or chopped walnuts or pecans

 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

This Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast is a fluffy French toast sandwich with a creamy, pumpkin spiced cheesecake filling inside. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake stuffed French Toast, Pumpkin Spice French Toast, stuffed French Toast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract. divided
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon divided
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. clove
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 8-10 slices bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. In an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix cream cheese and brown sugar on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula if necessary.
  2. Add pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, clove ginger and salt and continue to mix on medium speed for another minute or so until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Spread mixture evenly on half of bread slices and press together with remaining half of bread to form sandwiches.
  4. In a medium shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and remaining teaspoon vanilla extract.
  5. Melt butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat. Dip sandwiches in the egg mixture to coat. Place in the skillet and cook on both sides until golden brown (complete in batches if necessary).

Recipe Notes

  • For the creamiest texture, I like to use whole milk or even heavy whipping cream in the egg mixture. I would not recommend anything thinner, like skim milk.
  • When frying your French Toast, don’t turn the heat up higher than medium. I would even recommend medium-low as the outside of the bread cooks very fast and you want inside to be cooked.
  • Don't walk away from your French Toast! It burns rather quickly and nobody likes burnt toast.
  • Serve your Stuffed French Toast with a dusting of powdered sugar, some fresh fruit, a drizzle maple syrup, and/or butter on top. 

 

overhead shot of two servings of Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

 

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Comments

  1. LINDA

    This sounds absolutely amazing, although not on my food plan especially when preparing for bikini season, but nonetheless, I think I will have to make this for my family, most of who, absolutely love pumpkin anything and the fact its French toast, well, that pretty much seals the deal!
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  2. rachael

    This sounds simply amazing! So after I finish making this for my family and eating it with them, I will promptly pull on my workout clothes and hit the gym. But you have to live a little and enjoy the yummy foods once in a while as long as you balance it with exercise, its all good.
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  3. R

    Denisse, this looks like a fab dish! As soon as I laid eyes on it, I thought about making it for my best friend who will be visiting me soon… so I wanted to ask if you have any idea as to whether it would stand-up to being made as an overnight French toast recipe? Thank you for the recipe and in anticipation of your reply.

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    1. Denisse Post author

      Thank you, hope you and your bff enjoy it! I recommend making the filling in advance and you can also assemble the sandwiches the night before. Then make the batter, dip them and cook just before you are ready to serve. Hope that helps!

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  4. R

    So, I know it has been a month since I last wrote, but I thought I would tell you that the recipe worked out well! I ended up not making it for the first friend that came to visit, but I had the opportunity thereafter when I had another friend staying with me. Also, since I had some leftover cream cheese mixture, I spread it between slices of bread and soaked the dish for the day in the egg mixture and baked it for a baked French toast dish. It also worked well that way, but next time I will make sure to butter my glass dish!

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  5. Jennifer

    This french toast sounds so yummy! I’m typically like you…I want to eat as soon as I wake up! I might have to make this for breakfast this weekend or maybe for dinner! Who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner?!

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