Bacon-Crusted Fruit-Stuffed French Toast

Bacon-Crusted Fruit-Stuffed French Toast

This tastes like a strawberry croissant. It's crunchy, sweet, and a little salty. I never really cared for French toast until I started playing around and invented this. Serve with your favorite syrup.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place bacon slices in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon slices to paper towels; dice. Reserve bacon grease.
  2. Step 2

    Blend cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, and sugar in a separate bowl. Fold strawberries and lemon juice into the filling.
  3. Step 3

    Divide filling between 2 slices of bread, spreading it out to the edges. Cover with remaining 2 slices of bread. Press sandwiches lightly together.
  4. Step 4

    Mix eggs, coconut milk, vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, and salt in a shallow bowl to make egg wash.
  5. Step 5

    Melt 1 1/2 teaspoon reserved bacon grease and 1 1/2 teaspoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle half the diced bacon evenly in the skillet. Dip 1 side of each sandwich in the egg wash. Place on top of the bacon in the skillet; cook until eggs are set and slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  6. Step 6

    Melt remaining 1 1/2 teaspoon bacon grease and 1 1/2 teaspoon butter in the skillet. Sprinkle remaining diced bacon in the skillet. Dip the second side of each sandwich in egg wash and return to the skillet; cook until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Cut sandwiches in half and garnish with mint.