French toast stuffed with strawberries and cream cheese and drizzled with maple syrup is a breakfast you will want to wake up to every morning. Serve this french toast with some scrambled eggs and some bacon for a filling meal.
One of my favorite things to do is to try and make my favorite celebrity TV chef's recipes like Ree Drummond or Paula Deen lighter and more WW friendly like this Strawberry and Cream stuffed French Toast. Paula Deen is known for adding lots of butter to her recipes and I kind of miss watching her show on Food Network. Wish it was still on.
Lightened Up French Toast
To make this recipe more WW friendly, I used a 45 calorie bread, whipped cream cheese, and unsweetened almond milk. The reason I use almond milk is that dairy does not agree with me. I'm sensitive to it. If you have an almond allergy use milk that you know you can eat. It amazes how many times I get asked that question and you think by now that people would know what they are allergic to and what other types of milk they can drink.
Tips for Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
I love using whipped cream cheese because the cream cheese is fluffier and easier to spread on the bread. 45 calorie bread is really soft so you have to be careful speading the cream cheese on it.
If you use regular cream cheese just let it sit out until it becomes room temperature or pop it in the microwave for a bit so that it is easier to spread. No more than 1 minute in the microwave.
Don't like strawberries? Use another fruit that you prefer.
Top your French Toast with some Reddi Whip just make sure you don't go overboard with the amount used. 🙂
How to make Strawberry cream cheese Stuffed French Toast
Making french toast is easy and fun. I made plenty of French Toast back when I was a cook's assistant at the dining center I worked at back in college(best job ever). Weekend mornings were my favorite just because we got to make lots of french toast.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Spread the cream cheese on half of the bread slices and top with strawberries. Top with the remaining 6 bread slices and press around the edges to seal.
Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture for a few seconds on each side. Cook the sandwiches until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with maple syrup, Strawberry Syrup, or confectioners' sugar.Print
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
tsp of vanilla
4 oz whipped cream cheese spread
12 slices 45 calorie bread
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
Sugar-Free Maple syrup, for serving
Sugar-Free Strawberry Syrup, for serving, recipe follows
Confectioners' sugar, for serving (optional)
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Spread the cream cheese on half of the bread slices and top with strawberries. Top with the remaining 6 bread slices and press around the edges to seal. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture for a few seconds on each side. Cook the sandwiches until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with maple syrup, Strawberry Syrup, or confectioners' sugar.
WW Points Plus: 7 WW Freestyle Points: 6
- Serving Size: 1 french toast
- Calories: 270
- Fat: 11.4g
- Carbohydrates: 30.5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 9.37g
I am not affiliated with WW formerly known as Weight Watchers in any way. I am just a member who likes to create WW recipes and share them with everyone. Freestyle is the name of the current program of WW and smart points are calculated for the recipes. Some blogs list them as freestyle smart points and some list them as smart points. There is no difference between the 2.
How is this a WW recipe?
NO FOOD is off limits on WW and WW themselves stresses that a lot on their social media pages. That is one reason why I love WW. You can pretty much eat ANYTHING to lose weight just as long as you stay in your daily points range or are in a calorie deficit.
How does Weight Watchers work?
Each recipe or food has a Smart Points value. This is calculated using calories, saturated fat, protein, and sugar. It is best to stay away from foods that are loaded with saturated fat and sugar on the plan because those foods are higher in points. When you register with Weight Watchers you are given a daily set of points to target based on your age, gender, height, and activity level. Think of it as an easier way to track your macros.