Strawberry-Mozzarella Stuffed French Toast


stuffed french toast recipe

Why have one favorite when you can have two? When I don’t know what to name a recipe I dream up all the possibilities and then explode with a title. In this case we have grilled cheese. Then it is dipped in an egg batter. It is then toasted in a hot pan until it is crispy on the edges and hot & gooey in the middle. Not only is it grilled cheese, but it straddles French Toast too. I guess you could say it is a stuffed french toast. The strawberries add sweet & fruity and the cheese adds creamy, rich, fill you up decadence.
Stuffed french toast ingredients

This recipe can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, brunch, snacks or even tossed inside your lunch box for a meal on the go. So many possibilities for a name but one thing I know for certain……it tastes AWESOME!

Stuffed french toast recipe for the home cook

If you want to go sweeter add some stevia or your favorite natural sweetener. If you wanna go really sweet dunk each bite in maple syrup. It’s your call. I went for semi-sweet. The sweetness of the strawberries mixed with the creamy, salty mozzarella combine to create utter perfection in each bite. With a steamy cop of coffee in hand you have your own little party. My favorite stevia just changed their formula a bit….it’s got more crunch like a granulated sugar. Love it sprinkled on top of this stuffed french toast.

Stuffed French Toast recipe for the home cook

If you want to keep everyone sleeping in the house make sure you cook this after they awake. The aroma as it cooks will wake even the heaviest sleeper!

Healthy Stuffed French Toast Recipe

I recently wrote a guest post for the nutritionist Robyn Webb. This recipe is suitable for a low-glycemic diabetic lifestyle. I would forgo the maple syrup & go with the stevia if you need to watch your sugars. Remember my Strawberry, Basil & Brie Omelette? Both have become favorites around here. What is your favorite cheese & fruit combination?


Strawberry-Mozzarella Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients per sandwich


  • Experiment with your favorite cheese and fruit choices. There are so many possibilities!


Makes one stuffed french toast sandwich

  • 2 slices sprouted grain bread (my favorites are Ezekiel & Alvarado St. Bakery)
  • 3 ounces Egg Whites
  • 4 thinly sliced Fresh Strawberries (use thawed frozen ones if you need to)
  • 2 ounces sliced low fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • Optional Sweetener of choice: Stevia, Maple or Agave, Sucanat
  • Garnish: sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg or powdered sugar, or all


Pre-heat medium sized non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Put egg whites in bowl. Add a sprinkle of salt and a bit of sweetener if desired. Stir. Layer a slice of bread with cheese and strawberries. Put second slice on top. Carefully dip both sides of the sandwich in egg whites. Place in pan with loose covered lid. Cook about 2 minutes until cheese starts to melt & bread is slightly crispy & browned. Flip sandwich. Reduce heat if needed and cook the second side for 1-2 minutes.


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~ Marla Meridith

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49 thoughts on “Strawberry-Mozzarella Stuffed French Toast

  1. This seemed a strange idea at first glance, but then I recalled that I used to make jam grilled cheese sandwiches all the time. Love this spin on the classic :).

  2. Your pictures are so pretty, Marla! I bet strawberries and mozzarella are an incredible combo, and I love how unique this is. One of my favorite fruit and cheese combos is tart apples and sharp white cheddar.

    1. Faith: I will never forget the first time I had apples and cheddar. It was back at SU. I thought the combo was going to be really odd, but as it turns out I was smitten. I think I need to do a stuffed french toast with that combo.

      Georgia: wouldn’t it be great if we could just dive through our screens to try our friends recipe creations!

      Lori: Yes, I am glad this recipe can be eaten at all times of the day because it is that good!

  3. Love this recipe, Marla! All good things packed in one breakfast!
    And yes, I have tried a brie and basil omelet. I served one to my daughter a couple weeks ago…only because we had a sliver of brie left over. Never thought to add strawberries though, she would have loved it. Next time.

    1. Dara: Ohhhhhh, did you say “nuts.” OMG, a handful of toasted nuts in here would be amazing. My head is reeling with the possibilities.

      Barbara: Yes, it will be great to meet you too at BlogHer Food.

      Cara: I think you will love the new stevia blend. Great ideas with the brie, goat cheese or ricotta.

  4. LOVE this. I’ve been wondering what to do with this other pint of strawberries I have. THIS is the perfect solution!!

    p.s. You use Photoshop, right? Do you know of any good deals…?

    1. Sophia: I do use Photoshop. If there is some kind of good deal out there I know nothing of it. Through school you might be able to get a discount. I think they used to do that at SU. I am loving the new CS5, sadly my demo is about to expire!

  5. mozz is an interesting cheese choice, but let’s be honest–it’s cheese. salty, oozy, fatty goodness. this is an awesome breakfast, marla!

  6. As always, Marla, you are doing something very fresh, innovative, and delicious-looking here. I’ve never even considered the idea of a breakfast grilled cheese, but it is SUCH a very good idea, with or without the syrup or stevia. Just wow!

  7. Marla…strawberries for me…mozzarella for my Hubby…a match made in foodie heaven ;o)

    BTW…your last photo caption is absolutely gourmet magazine worthy…just fabulous!!!

    Ciao for now,

  8. I’ve been eyeing this recipe for a while now and am going strawberry picking tomorrow so I see this in my future!

  9. I made this for breakfast this morning. Garnished it with cinnamon. My first thought upon tasting it was literally “holy Moses!” Haha. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  10. We stumbled on this recipe while looking for breakfast ideas to use up some “on sale” mozzarella my fiance got yesterday and it was wonderful! Thanks!