Yes, I’m posting another “cheesecake” recipe. That’s because I had some leftover cheesecake filling from the no bake apple cinnamon cheesecake bites and there is no way I was letting that go to waste.
If you don’t have any leftover cheesecake filling like I did, don’t fret! You can make a slightly simpler version to speed things along.
Now, if you like sweet breakfast treats, then try this one out. I have a big sweet tooth, but of course, my kids have even bigger ones. Especially #2 (the one who doesn’t eat but surprisingly loves sweets). Hmmm…. Of course, right? So treat yourself and your kids to this delightful breakfast. P.S. It doesn’t even need syrup!
Flax & Almond Crusted Cheesecake French Toast (makes 4-5 whole “sandwiches”)
- 8-10 slices bread (I used whole wheat)
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp. heavy cream (or milk if you want to lighten it up)
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
- 2 1/2 tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup flax
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds, and then roughly chopped
- Canola spray
- Sliced strawberries, optional
- Powdered sugar, optional
Mix together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. In a separate dish, whisk together eggs, cream and cinnamon. And in another separate dish, add flax and almonds and mix together until combined.
Heat a griddle or non stick skillet over medium low heat. You can either spray with canola spray (my preferred method) or melt coconut oil or butter.
Take a piece of bread and add 2 heaping tablespoons of cheesecake mixture and spread around evenly. Place another slice of bread on top. Dip into egg mixture, making sure to flip over and coat both sides. Then add to the flax and almond mixture. Put the “sandwich” on the griddle. Cook on each side for about 3 minutes. This will just depend on your stovetop. You want the exterior of the bread to get a nice toast on it.
Cut each “sandwich” in half diagonally and place on a plate. Garnish with some powdered sugar and sliced strawberries.
Lick the cheesecake filling as it oozes out. Dig in!
*This recipe will leave you with leftover cheesecake mixture. Do with it what you must, whether it be dipping strawberries into it, eating it by the spoonful, etc. If you do not want leftovers, cut that part of the recipe in half.