Peach Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Stuffed french toast is a real weekend treat, for breakfast or brunch! Our french toast is filled with fresh juicy peaches that are cooked with a little brown sugar and cinnamon and then topped with toasted walnuts to add some delicious texture to every bite! 

This post was last updated in April 2019 with new photos and information.

It’s peach season here in Ontario and I can’t tell you how incredibly happy that makes me, especially when I am cooking up my Peach Stuffed French Toast Recipe…Mmm! You guys are going to go nuts for this one, with the fresh sweetness of the peaches and the crunch of the toasted walnuts…oh boy! I mean really, just looooook at these peaches!

For this recipe you will need: peaches, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, walnuts, eggs, milk, bread and powdered sugar (optional).

Fresh peaches sliced on cutting board with white ceramic bowl full of whole peaches

 

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I get as giddy as a school girl as the month of August approaches where I am, not only do we have some of our apple varieties starting to ripen at the orchards, but we have pears, plums, cauliflower, corn and of course PEACHES ready to go from our local farmers! There is honestly nothing better than fresh and local produce, the flavors and freshness make any dish spectacular!

Anyways, you are here for the Peach Stuffed French Toast Recipe I promised you right?! You know what I love about this recipe? Well besides the fact that we are stepping it up from your usual weekend brunch and creating a delicious stuffed french toast … I love how quick and easy it is to make! That is something I always try to promise you guys…quick, easy and FLAVORFUL meals that everyone can enjoy. And with this one you can even serve it up when you have overnight company and they will think they are eating at a cozy Bed and Breakfast! As with most of my recipes, you can also customize this one to your own tastes…add in strawberries, blueberries or even apricots if that is what you prefer. Use what is in season and plentiful, and you will always end up with a 5 star dish.

Stuffed French Toast with fresh peaches on a floral plate with cup of coffee

stuffed french toast faq’s

You may be afraid to try a stuffed french toast thinking it is too difficult for your cooking level, but I promise you that even a 10 year old could make this with supervision! I have some common questions below for you to help you make it perfect every time. 

what kind of bread is best for french toast?

While brioche bread is considered the “classic” choice for french toast I personally prefer to use either a classic white bread or even challah. You can really use any bread you prefer but just be sure to adjust your cooking time based on the thickness and density so it doesn’t burn.

why is my french toast soggy?

There are a couple of reasons why this can happen:

  • Your bread is sliced too thin, make sure to get an uncut loaf so you can cut the desired thickness at home, including your slot for stuffing (see pictures at the end of the post).
  • You soaked your bread too long in your egg mixture. This has to be a quick dip and flip, you don’t want to leave the bread in the bowl while you pour yourself a cup of coffee or it will be too wet and will not cook properly.
  • Your pan is not hot enough! Make sure you get your pan ready to go ahead of the dipping process, in fact we leave ours on a medium low once the peach mixture has been removed to ensure it is evenly heated and then turn it to medium when we are ready to go.

can i make blueberry stuffed french toast?

YES you can make any kind of stuffed french toast your tummy desires! Some other great options for stuffing your french toast are; strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, pears, apples, and even bananas. You will want to adjust your brown sugar based on the fruit you choose to use and can even adjust your spices to include nutmeg or apple pie spice as well!

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While there is not much you need to make stuffed french toast I do recommend that you have a wide and low dish for dipping the bread in the egg mixture.

Okay, okay…here you go! (This recipe makes 4 slices, adjust accordingly!) Get ready to put your traditional French Toast Recipe to shame!

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Peach Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Stuffed french toast filled with fresh peaches cooked with a little brown sugar and cinnamon. Finished with toasted walnuts to add texture to every bite! 
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Holiday Meals
Cuisine American
Keyword Best French Toast Recipe, Stuffed French Toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 slices
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Peaches sliced
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 c Chopped Walnuts toasted
  • 1 Loaf of Fresh White Bread cut into 1 1/2" slices
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/4 c Milk
  • Powdered Sugar for finishing

Instructions

  • Begin by melting butter in a medium pan over medium heat. Add in sliced peaches with the brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Once it comes together and peaches begin to soften, add in some water (about 1/4c or less) to pick create a syrup.
  • Remove peaches from heat after about 3-4 minutes (you do not want them to be super soft, you are only merging the flavors here)
  • Take your slices of bread and carefully cut a "slot" in the center starting at the top (See photos) Gently pull back to create a pocket for your peaches.
  • In a flat dish or bowl beat eggs with milk
  • Gently stuff your bread with your cooked peaches (try to reserve some of the syrup)
  • Dip both sides of bread in egg mix and place in pan over medium-high heat. Cook for about 3 mins each side (until golden).
  • Remove from pan and serve topped with toasted walnuts, powdered sugar and reserved peach syrup!

tips for stuffed french toast

    • You can use any bread you prefer, my favorite two are Egg Bread (or Challah bread) and Fresh White Bread (from the bakery) See below for the thickness as well as the slot for stuffing the peaches
  • You don’t need “ripe” peaches, in fact ones that are slightly under ripe are perfect for this dish!
  • Use a slotted spoon when stuffing your bread so you can reserve more of the syrup for on top
  • Make extra…TRUST ME! You will not have just 1 slice! This recipe is perfect for us as it is just the two of us…that is 2 pieces each!

And here you have it my friends…the perfect Sunday Brunch!

 

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52 thoughts on “Peach Stuffed French Toast Recipe

    • oliveblogger says:

      I know right Jessica!? Every time I look at it I wish had I more…guess I know what I am making again this weekend!

  1. mindyb69 says:

    I saw this on Pinterest and had to head over and tell you how wonderful it looks and sounds! I love that the peaches don’t have to be ripe because they never seem to be just right at the grocery store.

    • oliveblogger says:

      That is so true Mindy, it is so hard to find the ripe balance, which makes this dish so good! Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

    • oliveblogger says:

      Ha! you are too funny! Amazing when all of our favorite tastes combine into one wonderful dish isn’t it!? Enjoy <3

  2. thefoodblognet says:

    Oh. Wow. I literally said that out loud while looking at my phone in a grocery store line up. Looks so good and easy, too. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • oliveblogger says:

      Aw that is so kind! I am glad it made you gasp, that is what good recipes should do after all!! I hope you give it a try!! <3

    • oliveblogger says:

      Ohhh yes that would be amazing!! You will have to let me know how it turns out if you do! I would substitute the walnuts for macadamia nuts too! Enjoy

  3. The FoodOlic says:

    Wow! This thick and perfectly cooked bread topped with peaches is just fantastic to start the day! Yummy!

  4. Gloria Duggan says:

    Isn’t it funny, I was just on a walk today and was thinking of peach season. As a kid my aunt and uncle had an orchard that had peaches, cherries, plums, and pears. I spent many a summer there, and wow I miss getting all that fresh fruit.

    • oliveblogger says:

      Oh my, that sounds like a heavenly place to me! I hope you’ll try this recipe out and find some memories in it from your childhood!! <3

    • oliveblogger says:

      Yes you guys really do have some of the best peaches!! Give it a try and let me know what he thinks (mine devours at least 2 slices!).

  5. eileenbakingsense says:

    I adore anything made with fresh peaches. Once I’ve had my fill of gorging on tree ripened peaches I’m ready for new peach recipes. This one is a keeper!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks so much Eileen! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do, it is always nice to have new recipes for all the yummy fruits that are coming into season!

    • oliveblogger says:

      It is really tasty, a treat that I believe everyone has to try at least once (but you will make it again once you’ve tried it ha!)

  6. April Ronnecke says:

    Oh my goodness. First I looooooove peaches. Secondly this recipe so unique but also something I would definitely eat. I’ve seen too many french toast recipes I would never try but I would be so down to trying this out. Thanks for sharing!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Yes!!! I hope you enjoy it, honestly it is so darn delicious I would be shocked if you didn’t!! 🙂

  7. Karyl Henry says:

    I don’t eat fresh peaches very often, but stuff them in French toast and I’m sold! I’m not a big fan of walnuts, but everything else looks fabulous

  8. Jenni says:

    I’m so impressed by the height of that toast! Perfect for French toast and made even better with all those juicy peaches and crunchy walnuts. This would be absolutely delicious for brunch any weekend!

  9. Marisa F. Stewart says:

    OMG!! You have me drooling and wishing for breakfast right now. That is really clever of you just putting a pocket in the bread and adding the peaches. Sounds perfect for brunch tomorrow. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • oliveblogger says:

      Me too!!! They are by far one of my favorite fruits, and made even better by stuffing them into this delicious french toast recipe!

  10. April says:

    Peach season is what makes any year a special year 🙂 I love peaches and there are so many yummy things you can do with them – like this French toast!

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