I was requested by my wife to make stuffed french toast for dinner one night, and only because it's so delicious I had to say yes. So with a quick visit to the Internet I pulled up an old recipe from, yup you guessed it, Guy Fieri. I'm not sure when exactly he had featured this recipe or when I saw the actual episode, but I knew it was one I wanted to try. I made one small change to the recipe and used whole wheat bread, which worked out quite well.
1-1/2 cups milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
8 (2-inch) thick slices bread (I used regular whole wheat bread with no problem)
2 bananas, very thinly sliced
1 cup strawberries, very thinly sliced
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Combine milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla in a shallow bowl. Set aside
For assembly, spread a thin layer of the cream cheese onto 1 side of the bread slices. Top half the slices with the fruit.
Place another piece of bread on top, cream cheese side down, creating a sandwich.
Preheat a griddle to 30 degrees F. Lightly brush with the butter.
Give the milk mixture a quick stir, and dip the sandwiches into the batter, coating all sides.
Place on the griddle. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, then turn on the edges and cook to brown evenly.
To serve, slice sandwiches in half on the diagonal and transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.