Feeding this to my children was equivalent to giving them cake for breakfast. Score one for mom! Seriously, this is such a simple breakfast, but has big impact. Red velvet…um yum! Cream cheese and fresh raspberry filling, and a sweet cream cheese syrup glaze. I mean, seriously. And of course, because that was not enough sweet goodness, I had to do a light dusting of confectioner’s sugar, and top it with whipped cream and more fresh berries. Sigh… so good!
My family really just loves breakfast food. Me not so much. So I have been trying to make it more appealing to me. This was sort of a mistake that turned out well. I was trying to figure out what to make for Saturday morning breakfast, and I had fresh berries I wanted to use. Then I thought it would be fun to make it festive. At first I thought maybe just dying the normal french toast recipe I love red would do the trick. But then I realized it would be so much more fun if it is was actually red velvet flavored. So, add in some cocoa powder and a touch of buttermilk, and wowzers! OVER-THE-TOP!
French toast is good, but stuffed french toast… need I say more? One of my favorite parts of red velvet cake is the cream cheese frosting, so why not do a cream cheese filling? I whipped one up and then remembered I had some of the glaze I used on my Baked Red Velvet Donuts still in the fridge, so I figured I could use that as a syrup. So I added a little bit of that over the top of my fresh raspberries.
Add another piece of that delightful red velvet texas toast style french toast. And, because you can never do too much when it comes to glamming up a stuffed french toast, a nice sprinkle of confectioners sugar, fresh whipped cream and more berries! I mean seriously, I may be ruined for french toast now, as this will feel like the only thing I can make to be happy.
And as per the usual, my sweet little couldn’t wait for me to finish taking photos to snitch a little. I don’t blame her, I kept licking my fingers! If you aren’t salivating…well I don’t know. But truthfully, this is a must make. And because it is so festive and fresh, try making it for Valentine’s Day breakfast. It was a real hit at our house, and I hope you guys love it too! Here’s the recipe:
Red Velvet French Toast
- 6-8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Tbs cocoa powder
- 1 Tbs sour cream
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 tsp red icing color or food coloring
- 1 loaf Texas Toast Style Bread
Cream Cheese Filling
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 Tbs Confectioner's Sugar
- 1 Tbs milk
Cream Cheese Glaze Syrup
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 Tbs whipped cream cheese
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- Fresh raspberries
- Confectioner's Sugar
- Whipped Cream
- Mix together all french toast ingredients except the bread, and whisk til smooth
- Dip Texas toast style bread into egg mixture and cook on pancake griddle, be sure to coat well, and flip to cook both sides.
- Meanwhile, mix together cream cheese mixture using a hand mixer until smooth, set aside.
- Mix together cream cheese glaze syrup ingredients, again using hand mixer, until smooth. Set aside.
- When toast is cooked, place one slice of red velvet toast on plate, top with cream cheese mixture. Then cover with fresh raspberries. Pour syrup glaze over top of raspberries. Top with a second slice of red velvet french toast. Dust with confectioner's sugar, top with whipped cream and more fresh berries.
- Serve hot!
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