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Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you’re like me you’re having a nice brunch with your family, mom included.  My mother’s coming into town to help celebrate my son’s 2nd birthday which is the day before.

I don’t remember the last time I spent Mother’s Day with my mom.  Since she lives in northern California we only get to see each other once a month (though these days she’s more interested in spending time with her grandson than me, but that’s okay).  My mom’s been there for me every step of the way.  Through good times and bad, through breakups and marriage proposals. She was there to kiss away the cuts and bruises and still knows how to make the pain go away even though I’m in my 30′s.  She doesn’t know the lyrics to a single song, but sings her heart out to the radio every chance she gets.  She cries at Hallmark commercials and is one of the most amazing people I know.   But the best thing about my mom, she helped make me the cook I am today.

From the moment I could hold a wooden spoon, she had me measuring flour and sugar. I always got to lick the bowl and even on those days when I stayed home from school to “take a mental health day” she’d pull out her mixer and we’d whip up something together.  So I dedicate this post to my mom.

In honor of her and all other mothers out there I decided to put a spin on Barb Kiebel’s Blueberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast.  While I love blueberries, strawberries are in season right now; and since they epitomize spring, I had to try this yummy breakfast with those sweet red fruits instead.  The result, awesomeness.  While it’s delicious on it’s own, this French Toast is even better with strawberry balsamic syrup poured over it.

So show your mom how much she means to you this weekend and take over kitchen duty by whipping up this delicious breakfast for her.  You’ll both be happy you did.

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

  • 1 loaf of French bread, sliced and cubed.
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups milk

Grease a 9×13 baking dish.  Place half the bread cubes in the pan.  Scatter the cream cheese cubes on top and cover with strawberries.  Arrange remaining bread cubes on top.

In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, milk and syrup and pour over the bread mixture.  Cover with foil and chill overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Bake, covered, for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 30 minutes until puffed and brown.  Serve with strawberry balsamic syrup.

9 Responses to “Strawberry Stuffed French Toast for Mother’s Day”

  1. kristin @ delishliving

    oh goodness, this looks seriously good. i’ve never seen anything quite like it and yet it just makes so much sense. i love anything with strawberries and cream cheese, and the addition of maple syrup? hello. i don’t get to be with my mom on mother’s day this year, but i might just have to make it in honor of her anyway :) i’m so glad you commented on my blog – i love yours!

  2. Jeanne @JollyTomato

    WOW – this looks so good! Now if only I can get someone to make it for me on Sunday! Oh, and can you give me a good cocktail recipe to go with it? :)
    Loved meeting you and getting a chance to chat this weekend. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your mom and family – I’ll look forward to connecting again soon!
    Cheers,
    Jeanne

  3. sippitysup

    Of course this is the kind of sweet you’d deliver on Mother’s Day. I can honestly say this recipe reflects your heart because I got a little peek inside your heart at CampBlogaway! GREG

  4. Ali

    Sweet post!! Nothing like getting to lick the spoon!!

  5. Kristina Vanni

    What a great brunch recipe! I love anything that you can make the night before and then just pop in the oven in the morning. Camp Blogaway was a blast and I look forward to getting to know you better through your blog!

  6. Emily (Roots+Platters)

    I. LOVE. Strawberries! And french toast! This looks divine and I WILL be making it this weekend. :) I can’t believe it has been almost a month since Camp Blogaway?! I loved getting to know you – hopefully we’ll meet up another time. At least we can connect through food and recipes! :)

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