Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Cannoli Stuffed French Toast is a sweet treat for breakfast or brunch.


This easy gourmet Italian-style breakfast is stuffed with the famous Italian pastry cannoli filling that is a decadent delight and surely a gourmet showstopper.


Great for special occasions and to make an impression on all french toast lovers and for that special someone in your life that also loves cannoli!


Perfect for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day breakfast, or any other holiday.


This stuffed French toast is so decadent and pretty plus will wow whoever you serve this to.


If you are looking for something with a wow factor, this simple recipe will make them think you're a gourmet chef for sure!


I love making easy fancy breakfasts, you may remember my fluffy baked eggs souffle, super simple to make also, or maybe my other favorite easy recipe mom-made baked frittata!


Scroll down to the recipe card and make a fabulous breakfast or brunch today!






This is cannoli stuffed french toast with berries on top it is stuffed with cannoli cream filling






Always A Showstopper



If you want something that will impress your family and friends with a show-stopping breakfast or brunch, look no more.


This is a delicious stuffed french toast that everyone will swoon over, especially on a special day for that special someone.


Mine happened to be my mom for Mother's day many years ago before she passed on.


This was her favorite.


Cannoli and Berry Stuffed French Toast  is a delicious stuffed french toast with cannoli ricotta filling then drizzled with a delicious berry sauce


Step by Step

  1. Cut the Italian for French uncut bread into 4 inch thick pieces slicing slightly in half not cutting through the bottom to form a pocket
  2. In a clean bowl mix the filling ingredients
  3. In another clean bowl mix the egg ingredients
  4. Heat the griddle or frying pan coating with olive oil or butter
  5. Fill the bread, then dip it into the egg mixture
  6. Fry on both sides until golden brown

Cannoli and Berry Stuffed French Toast  is a delicious stuffed french toast with cannoli ricotta filling then drizzled with a delicious berry sauce


Tools Needed

  • Griddle or frying pan
  • Two bowls
  • Spatula or tongs for turning French toast
  • Plate to serve the French toast on
  • Whisk or fork
  • Small microwave-safe bowl for melting chocolate




Ingredients You Will Need to Make Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

Scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements


  • thick baguette or thick bread or use low carb wheat bread
  • ricotta cheese
  • powdered sugar or sugar substitute to taste
  • Marsala wine
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips or use sugar-free substitutes
  • eggs
  • whole milk
  • cocoa powder
  • cinnamon
  • olive oil or unsalted butter
  • Fresh raspberries, blackberries around 1 cup or use strawberries sliced
  • or use fresh: Boysenberries, Raspberries, and Blackberries
  • Garnish:
  • Melted Dark Chocolate


Cannoli and Berry Stuffed French Toast  is a delicious stuffed french toast with cannoli ricotta filling then drizzled with a delicious berry sauce


Other Filling Suggestions for Non-Cannoli Lovers

  1. peanut butter and jelly
  2. cream cheese whipped with chopped fresh fruit IE strawberries, blueberries, fresh chopped peaches
  3. cream cheese flavored with walnuts chopped cinnamon and sugar or honey
  4. Pecans, honey, cream cheese, and a splash of bourbon or any flavored extracts IE maple
  5. Note: cream cheese can be flavored with any fruits, added nuts, flavoring, etc, adapt with whatever you prefer




Tips

  • Keep The heat on low too high will burn
  • Flavor the ricotta to taste, make sure you sample your's first to see if it's sweet enough
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave for just 1 minute and swirl it on the plate before the french toast is done to have it ready or use hot fudge sauce melted instead of melting chocolate.
  • Use tongs to dip the bread with, it will hold it together.
  • Use pureed fruits instead of chocolate on the plate when serving


cannoli french toast cooking in a fry pan coated with butter or oil


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Assembling the Stuffed French Toast



The ricotta cheese makes this cannoli filling light, not too sweet and the berries are the perfect topping but this is all optional.


A little drizzle of chocolate on the plate just to dress it up a bit looks stunning elegant and gives just the right presentation or you can use pureed fruits instead.


Rich and filling with a little hint of that Marsala flavor make this a winner all the way around for that special someone.


No matter what occasion, this Cannoli stuffed french toast is a wonderful treat!









Cannoli and Berry Stuffed French Toast

Cannoli and Berry Stuffed French Toast

Yield: 2
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 6 MinTotal time: 16 Min
This is a special Mother's Day french toast filled with Cannoli cream stuffed French toast. It has all the flavors of cannoli for breakfast made with delicious ricotta cheese using a thick bread dipped into an egg mixture.then fried.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of thick baguette or thick bread or use low carb wheat bread
  • 1-8 ounce container ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar or sugar substitute to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or use sugar-free substitutes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons of olive oil or 4 teaspoons of unsalted butter mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Optional:
  • 1 cup of Fresh fruits of any kind you like IE: peaches diced, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or you can use a canned pie filling you prefer
  • Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup Melted Dark Chocolate or ice cream hot fudge sauce (I used the microwave for 30 seconds using a good grade candy bar)
  • more chopped fresh fruits

Instructions

  1. First, prepare the bread:
  2. Cut your bread around a 4-inch piece then down the middle being careful to not slice through the bottom leaving a pocket to fill in between both slices.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, combine the ricotta, pinch of cinnamon, sugar to taste, and vanilla in a bowl until well combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using around a tablespoon or more, stuff each pocket into a slit opening of the slice of bread, place on a cookie sheet, and place in the refrigerator while making the coating to dip these in
  5. In another small bowl cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
  6. Add the cocoa sugar mix to the milk, with two eggs.
  7. Add the Marsala (if using) and whisk together until well blended. It should look like very light milk chocolate in color and very smooth.
  8. Heat griddle or fry pan adding (I use only the oil) olive oil or butter.
  9. Coat each side of the stuffed bread slices in the chocolate coating milk mixture using tongs to hold the bread together. Cook on each for around 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Place on paper towels to drain any oil off.
  11. On a plate drizzle some melted chocolate chips over the bottom with fork tines for a garnish. Place the cannoli toast on the plate then top with some berries over the Italian cannoli toast.

Notes

Other Filling Suggestions for Non-Cannoli Lovers

  1. peanut butter and jelly
  2. cream cheese whipped with chopped fresh fruit IE strawberries, blueberries, fresh chopped peaches
  3. cream cheese flavored with walnuts chopped cinnamon and sugar or honey
  4. Pecans, honey, cream cheese, and a splash of bourbon or any flavored extracts IE maple
  5. Note: cream cheese can be flavored with any fruits, added nuts, flavoring, etc, adapt with whatever you prefer


Tips

  • Keep The heat on low too high will burn
  • Flavor the ricotta to taste, make sure you sample your's first to see if it's sweet enough
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave for just 1 minute and swirl it on the plate before the french toast is done to have it ready or use hot fudge sauce melted instead of melting chocolate.
  • Use tongs to dip the bread with, it will hold it together.
  • Use pureed fruits instead of chocolate on the plate when serving.


Nutrition Facts

Calories

286

Fat (grams)

15

Sat. Fat (grams)

8

Carbs (grams)

19

Net carbs

10

Sugar (grams)

16

Sodium (milligrams)

11
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Cannoli and Berry Stuffed French Toast  is a delicious stuffed french toast with cannoli ricotta filling then drizzled with a delicious berry sauce


1 comment

  1. I love stuffed French toast and this looks so decadent and irresistible!!

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