Strawberry Cream Cheese Ingredients
Directions For the batter:
In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and allspice. Add in maple syrup, vanilla and almond extracts, almond or soymilk, lemon zest and 2 tablespoons oil. Whisk until smooth. Do not overmix.
For the cream cheese:
In a separate large bowl, combine cream cheese and strawberries. Add brown rice syrup, cinnamon, sea salt, vanilla extract and lemon juice, and whisk with a fork to combine. Place sliced strawberries in a bowl.
Slice boule or loaf into large 2-inch- thick slices, and cut into each slice horizontally to form a pocket— but don’t cut all the way through bread. Preheat griddle or pan to medium-high heat. Grease with additional oil.
Stuff each slice of bread with strawberry cream cheese and a few slices of strawberries. Coat each bread slice in batter, and then place on griddle or hot pan.
Cook until bottom becomes slightly golden and edges look dry, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until golden.
Let French toast cool for about 3-5 minutes before cutting. Slice in half with a diagonal cut for best presentation.
(Serves 4 – 6)
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