French Toast Roll-Ups

We had a rough weekend. Without getting into too much detail, my baby girl had a stomach bug and my husband had food poisoning from a local fast food joint. Our washing machine was on overload. After a full day out of commission I joked to my husband that he might have to cancel his golf tee time the following day. But imagine that, he squeaked out the energy to make it. Amazing. I guess you could say I’m in need of a little relaxation. A pedicure might not hurt either. Mother’s Day can not come soon enough. If you’re pampering the mom in your life this weekend, fix her these French Toast Roll-Ups. They look gourmet and melt in your mouth. I ate 7 out of the 8 of them just to make sure.

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Just take regular soft white bread and cut the crusts off.

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Using a rolling pin, flatten the pieces out.

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Place whatever filling you like inside towards the end of the piece of bread. I love softened cream cheese topped with diced strawberries.

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Nutella with strawberries is really good too.

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Roll those babies up.

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Dip them in an egg/mixture just like you would regular French toast.

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As soon as you’ve browned them in a skillet roll them in some cinnamon/sugar.

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Breakfast is served!

French Toast Roll-Ups

Ingredients

  • 8 slices white sandwich bread
  • softened cream cheese, diced strawberries, or Nutella
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • butter, for greasing the pan

Instructions

  1. Cut the crust from each slice of bread and flatten it out with a rolling pin.
  2. Place about 1-2 teaspoons of your chosen filling 1 inch from one end of the bread in a strip. Roll the bread up tightly and repeat with the remaining pieces of bread. I really like cream cheese with diced strawberries as one combination and Nutella with diced strawberries as another combination.
  3. In a shallow bowl whisk the eggs and milk until well combined.
  4. In a separate shallow bowl mix the sugar with the cinnamon.
  5. Heat a skillet set over medium heat and melt a tablespoon of butter.
  6. Dip each bread roll in the egg mixture coating well and then place them in the pan seam side down. Cook in batches until golden brown, turning them to cook and brown on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Add butter to the pan as needed.
  7. Add cooked rolls immediately from the pan to the cinnamon sugar and roll until completely covered in sugar. You can serve with syrup for dipping but I think they're perfectly good all by themselves.

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  1. These are so fun and easy for kids to do to! I love it.

  2. Oh my heavens, those look AMAZING!!!! Pinning!

  3. These are so fun!! LOVE this idea!

  4. I am making these for Mother’s Day this weekend! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  5. Oh my gosh when I first seen the picture of these I though they would be so hard to make!! I was so wrong!! I am totally making these for my Mom on Sunday :)

    PS. I am always amazed at how quickly my husband recovers from an illness when he has a tee time or other manly adventure planned!!

  6. Oh sweet mother of pearl, these need to happen Sunday morning!!

  7. Sorry about the, um, fun laundry you had, but these looks FANTASTIC! And every easy. Yum!

  8. Such a fun breakfast treat!

  9. They look so gorgeous!

  10. Oh these look like an awesome take on plain, boring French toast. Maybe I will just make these for myself this weekend!

  11. Love the idea..so doing it.

  12. Do you think these would cook well in the oven, opposed to a pan? I am planning on cooking a lot of these, but I want them to all be done at the same time! What do you think?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Yes, I do think they would cook well in the oven too. I would think to bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes but I would have to test it to figure out the exact bake time.

  13. Robin Gossman says:

    I made these on Mother’s Day. I added apricot preserves to cream cheese. About 4 oz cream cheese and approximately 1/4 cup preserves. They were AWESOME!

  14. Holy batman these were amazing! I smashed a banana and added it with the softened cream cheese and added strawberries…my mouth waters just thinking of them! Thanks for such an awesome idea! Love that its super easy and delish!

  15. Kimberly Jones says:

    Ok…these look like the most amazing things ever…I am going to stop everything and go make them now..You rock, Christy!!! To everyone out there have a blessed Memorial Day!! GOD Bless every American soldier, past and present. Without them we wouldn’t be living this life.

  16. wow! what a great idea!
    I must try those!!

  17. I’m excited to try these, thanks for the recipe!

  18. Oh my goodness, these are genius! Can’t wait to try!

  19. oh my goodness. I love french toast so much. But french toast rolled up strawberries and nutella in the middle? These look so divine!

  20. I actually bake them in oven on parchment paper. It’s easier and faster! Wow, guess
    I’m adding strawberries now! Yum!!!
    And the Nutella??!! Great idea!
    My inlaws freak out when I make them!
    Now they really will!
    Thx :)

  21. Good recipes, put me on your mailing list. Thank you

  22. great idea for a breakfast finger food for babies and toddlers

  23. OMG they look like CHURROS! But with fill-ins yummyyy!

  24. can you make these the night before and cook them in the morning?

  25. Do you think these will freeze well? I would love to make a bunch and pull out breakfast for the kids

  26. These are amazing! I filled them with homemade apple sauce and they tasted heavenly! Great recipe!!!!! :D

  27. Today was my first attempt at making this and I only have one question, how do you keep it from falling apart?

  28. Wow, these were incredible! Absolutely delicious! This was a nice change from the traditional breakfasts we make on the weekends, and it was so easy! Next on the list is the Banana Stuffed French Toast…..Thank you for the awesome recipes!

  29. I made some with cream cheese and ham/salami, and they were also fantastic. (I didn’t put vanilla in the egg mixture but I still put a tiny sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on the top.) This was a total hit.

  30. These make me wish I wasn’t gluten free…yum!

  31. Made these this morning. Delicious! Only used on egg and 1.5 tbsp milk and still had leftovers (and leftover cinnamon sugar). I didn’t want to waste tye bread crusts, so I used some of them to soak up the remaining egg mixture, fried them up and rolled them in the leftover sugar. Yummo!

    • I usually use one egg per slice. But my slices are bigger than usual because I cut them thick. I use sourdough or wheat-based breads. If you find that your slice is too soft, just toast them before dipping into the mix. Then dip, and toast the second time. This creates a thicker base.

  32. These are so phenomenal. I made them on Christmas morning, and I literally cried they were so good. [that may have been the pregnancy hormones talking, but still]. BIG hit in our house. Dubbed: the best breakfast I’ve ever made!! :)

    ps – I used just cream cheese and strawberries. I was surprised how sweet it was with so little sugar. Hubs can’t wait for me to make them with fresh peaches this summer. Yum!

  33. Made these at the American Legion this morning using cream cheese and orange marmalade….SO, so good!!

  34. Made these this morning for my family and they loved them. Huge hit!

  35. What can I use instead of eggs? My niece has an egg allergy.

  36. You can also tried the so-called “Pizza Roll”. It’s just the same thing… instead of strawberry, you can replace it with sliced bell pepper, onion and cheese. Dip it on egg and roll them on bread crumbs. Then deep fry on oil. It’s really delicioso!

  37. I can use whole wheat bread right? :)

  38. Thank you for his recipe. My son and I had so much fun making them, and they’re delicious!!!

  39. I did this and they just fell apart and were soggy. I really did just dip them and then put them on the griddle, but I don’t think the soft white bread works very well. How did you do it that they didn’t fall apart? Were they still soggy in the center? I hate when french toast isn’t cooked all the way through.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      They weren’t soggy at all in the middle. That’s why you roll out the bread so that it’s flat and you don’t have a soggy center.

  40. We are snowed/iced in here in Atlanta today so I wanted an extra special breakfast for my family. I found this on Pinterest and had all the ingredients on hand. These were delicious! I added a splash of vanilla to the egg mixture, but followed your pictures and instructions for the rest of recipe. Yummy! Thanks for posting! I will be making this again soon.

  41. I was out of bread, so I decided to try this with flour tortillas! I used cool whip and strawberry preserves and it was delicious! The tortillas were easy to roll and no rolling pin necessary!

  42. WHAT A LOAF OF BREAD CAN DO OMG So many variations to this recipe and quick summer snacks etc. Pot Lucks or whatever. Ill be making these on Sun. AM for sure. Never thought to do anything like this. TKS to all your awesome recipes.

  43. P.S. Marshmallow fluff and nutellella would also be great. Or crm. cheese and blueberries etc. so many diff. fillings to use. Have fun with these snacks on the gooooooo.

  44. OMG i will do this this evening for my parents <3

  45. These look so delicious and easy to make !!
    I am
    Surely making them tomorrow !!!

  46. Made these this morning for my 1 yr old! She loved them.. Had to keep the husband away so she could eat!

  47. These look super yummy but I really hate when a food blog article opens with news about a stomach bug or food poisoning. Instant turn off. Ughh.

  48. It’s so easy & beautiful & looking testy.

  49. with the cinnamon do I just do sugar instead?? as we not cinnamon taste here in my house
    Thank you

  50. Just made these for 10 people! They all loved it. Will be making these again. Thank you for posting this. Fun fun.

  51. I’m thinking…PB&J?

  52. I’m gluten free… Do you think this would work with gluten free bread?
    They look SO delicious!!!

  53. These are great! I rolled mine in brown sugar and cinnamon after the egg wash and then browned them. I used a maple butter (cross between maple syrup and butter but looks like syrup) as a drizzle! The second time was with bananas with nutella :)

    Thanks for this

  54. do you think I could use chocolate frosting instead of nutella? Only I know nutella is pretty expensive and I’m too lazy to melt chocolate.

  55. I saw this on Pinterest and it made my mouth water! I pinned it to my recipes to try board and it is on the short list…ready to be moved to Tried It, Liked it!

  56. These are great! Just wanted to know if anyone has made them the night before, cooked and taken them to a breakfast potluck. I’m going to try it for tomorrow,. I am going to reheat them in the oven in the morning and then put them in a container to keep warm.

  57. This was such a lovely Idea. My kids would love this :)

  58. I just made these and they were a lot harder than they look…… They tasted amazing but ya…. harder than they look for sure

  59. This recipe looks great!!! How many should I cook for 5 adults? Can you give me a clue? hahaha..

  60. Mine definitely did not turn out as amazing as they do in the above pictures, but they were very yummy and the whole family loved them! The favourite flavour was banana and chocolate (didn’t use nutella as I am allergic).

  61. Where did u get the mini rolling pin? I have never seen
    Them before but it looks like a good thing to have!