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Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Today, I’m excited to have my friend Brandy from Nutmeg Nanny sharing her recipe for Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast. Brandy and I co-hosted Frozen Treat Week together last summer and although we haven’t met in real life (yet) we chat via email and Facebook messages like we’ve known each other forever.

Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast Recipe from Nutmeg Nanny on


Hi everyone! I’m Brandy from the blog Nutmeg Nanny and I’m super excited to be guest posting here on Katie’s Cucina! I wasn’t sure what to bring to the table but I finally opted on breakfast.

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals but the one I probably skip the most. I hate getting up in the morning and cooking for myself. I’m one of those “lounge for an hour before doing anything” people. If I won the mega lottery I would totally hire a personal chef. I know that might sound like a weird thing for a food blogger to say but sometimes it’s nice to have a break…am I right?

Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast Recipe from Nutmeg Nanny on

But, since I haven’t yet won the lottery. I’m still in the kitchen trying to muster the energy to figure out breakfast each morning. This totally over the top stuffed French toast is the perfect weekend meal. I used thick sliced challah bread and stuffed it with sweetened mascarpone cheese and fresh-diced strawberries. Let me tell you, strawberries in the middle of the winter make me so happy.

Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2

Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast


  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons powdered sugar (depending on desired sweetness level)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/3 cup diced strawberries
  • 4 thick slices challah bread
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Whipped cream
  • Powdered sugar


  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla bean paste and diced strawberries.
  2. Lay out challah bread and spread 1 tablespoon butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Flip two slices over and spread half of the mascarpone mixture on each slice of bread. Top with other half of bread, butter side up.
  4. Add to a large skillet or griddle set over medium heat. Heat until the underside is golden brown, flip and cook the other side till golden brown.
  5. Add to a large plate and top with whipped cream and powdered sugar.


If your challah loaf is not very wide you can make 4 sandwiches instead of 2.


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8 Responses to “Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast”

  1. Samantha posted on April 25, 2014 at 8:35 am (#)

    Mascarpone!!! my favorite. Challah is my fav for french toast too. This recipe rocks my world and so does Brandy (and you rock my world too Katie!)

  2. Paula - bell'alimento posted on April 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm (#)

    To say I’m looking forward to breakfast now is an understatement.

  3. Shaina posted on April 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm (#)

    That is one lovely pile of breakfast. Mascarpone and strawberries are just meant for each other.

    • Katie replied on June 9th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      I know Shaina! It’s an amazing recipe.

  4. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom posted on May 1, 2014 at 12:13 pm (#)

    oh my gawd! It’s good to have friends like Brandy! Her Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast looks amazing!!! pinned!

    • Katie replied on May 3rd, 2014 at 10:53 am

      ha ha thanks Alice! I know it looks amazing!

  5. Dandi D posted on June 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm (#)

    Wow, this looks so decadent!


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