French Toast Roll Ups
French Toast Roll Ups are filled with sweet cream cheese, fresh strawberries, and cooked until golden. With just a handful of ingredients, this fun french toast recipe will be a breakfast favorite for everyone!
French Toast Roll Ups
I think I’ve found a new french toast recipe that is my absolute favorite.
If you’ve been hanging around here long enough, you might remember that I don’t make french toast all that often. I have to have a craving for it, which only happens a few times a year. So when that craving hits, I run with it!
So, it’s time to add another recipe to the mix! These strawberry french toast rolls are a fun variation of regular french toast. A smearing of cream cheese, fresh strawberries and a sweet cinnamon sugar mixture makes these roll ups so tasty. Plus, it’s an easy breakfast recipe for the kiddos to help with!
Ingredients Needed for French Toast Roll Ups:
These roll ups only require a handful of ingredients and are ready in no time. It’s pretty fun to make, and eat, too! Here’s what you’ll need to make this strawberry french toast:
- White sandwich bread
- Softened cream cheese
- Diced strawberries
- Vanilla extract
- Unsalted butter
How to make French Toast Roll Ups:
- To start, cut the crusts off of the sandwich bread and then flatten slightly with your hands or a rolling pin.
- Spread some softened cream cheese onto each piece of bread, followed by the strawberries. Roll the bread tightly and place seam-side down onto a pan or plate. Repeat with rest of slices.
- In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk and vanilla. In another shallow bowl, whisk sugar and cinnamon.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Working one at a time, dunk one roll up completely into egg mixture and then place onto buttered skillet. Repeat with rest of roll ups. Cook for about 2 minutes on all four sides, or until golden.
- Once golden, dunk immediately into cinnamon sugar mixture and them move to a separate plate. I like to serve these french toast rolls with additional strawberries and whipped cream.
French Toast Roll Up Variations:
It’s so easy to make different variations of this cream cheese stuffed french toast!
- Swap out the strawberries for blueberries, raspberries, peaches, or blackberries.
- Use flavored cream cheese, such as strawberry or blueberry.
- Instead of cream cheese, use nutella, peanut butter, or cookie butter.
- Drizzle the tops with peanut butter or chocolate sauce.
Can you Freeze French Toast Rolls?
You can! Simply prepare the strawberry french toast, let cool to room temperature, and then place in a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag for up to two months.
Tips for making French Toast Roll Ups:
- Make sure to use a soft bread that’s easy for flattening. White sandwich bread works the best, but you can also use wheat or honey wheat sandwich bread.
- When flattening roll ups, be sure not too press too hard. If the rolls are too thin, they may tear when rolled.
- Be sure to leave about a 1/2-inch border when filling with cream cheese and strawberries at the bottom of the roll. This is to ensure that the filling doesn’t seep out when cooking.
- Don’t overfill the bread slices with cream cheese and strawberries, otherwise the filling will come out when rolled and/or cooked.
- This french toast roll up recipe is best eaten right away, as the cream cheese and fruit will make the rolls soften upon sitting.
Looking for more french toast ideas? I’ve got you covered!
- Cinnamon Banana Croissant French Toast
- Apple Pie French Toast Casserole
- Cinnamon French Toast Cups
- Blueberry French Toast Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin French Toast Cups
French Toast Roll Ups
- 10 slices white sandwich bread, crusts cut off
- ¼ cup softened cream cheese, (or roughly 2 ounces)
- 4 strawberries, diced
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk, any kind
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Flatten each piece of bread slightly using the palm of your hand or a rolling pin and then place onto a pan or plate lined with parchment paper (so the bread doesn't stick when flattened).
- Place about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese onto the end of the bread, leaving a ½ border (so cream cheese does not ooze out once cooked), and spread across slice. Top the cream cheese with diced strawberries. Roll the bread tightly and place seam-side down onto pan/plate. Repeat with rest of slices.
- In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. In another shallow bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon.
- Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Working one at a time, dunk one roll completely into egg mixture and then place onto buttered skillet. Repeat with rest of roll ups. Cook for 2 minutes on all four sides, or until golden. **I was able to fit all 10 roll-ups onto the same skillet. Using kitchen tongs for these steps makes dunking, cooking, and rolling in sugar easy**
- Once golden, dunk immediately into cinnamon sugar mixture and then move to a separate plate. Serve with additional strawberries, maple syrup, and/or whipped cream, if desired.