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Coconut Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast with Berry Sauce

A fun holiday brunch idea, this easy French toast recipe features a tangy, coconut cheesecake filling and a chunky berry sauce that’s sure to impress everyone.


Berry Sauce Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup red raspberries
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen berry mixture a mixture of blueberries and raspberries will yield the best results
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

French Toast Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf French bread
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 6 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • additional of powdered sugar for garnish


  • To make the berry sauce, combine the cold water, raspberries, cornstarch, and granulated sugar. Cook over medium heat stirring until the mixture thickens and turns clear. Stir in the additional 2 and ½ cups fresh or frozen berries and cook for an additional minute or two until the berries start to soften.
  • Slice the French bread into six 1 inch slices. Then, using a sharp bread knife, make an additional slice down the middle of each piece, stopping ½ inch from the bottom. Set aside.
  • To make the coconut filling, beat together the cream cheese, coconut cream, coconut extract, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of the coconut cheesecake mixture in the middle of each piece of bread.
  • Beat the eggs with a whisk and then whisk in the milk, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Pour the mixture into a pie pan or 9”round cake pan and set it next to the stove along with the bread.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture for a few seconds, allowing each side to soak up a bit of the egg mixture. Place three pieces of toast in the pan and cook until lightly browned and the center cooked through about 3-4 minutes for each side. Repeat with the remaining three slices.
  • To serve, place each piece of toast on a plate and top with a generous helping of berry sauce. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar if desired.