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ImageFrench toast is a perfect way to start the morning, especially when it's a chilly November morning.  Yet, as Foodies we are always looking for even better variations of the classic.  Jessica Zarenko from Cabernet Inn (North Conway, NH) does this by adding walnuts, cinnamon, cream cheese and maple syrup to make "Maple Walnut Stuffed French Toast". This luscious, yet easy, breakfast entrée is a great way to pamper yourself on a sleepy weekend morning. Or better yet get someone else to make it for you!

Maple Walnut Stuffed French Toast

By Jessica Zarenko - Cabernet Inn

  • 16 slices Texas toast style bread
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk, or heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, plus 2 tablespoons melted to use on the griddle
  • 14 ounces chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup pure grade A maple syrup, plus ½ cup for serving
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, slightly softened

Heat Griddle. Using a skillet melt ½ cup of butter over medium low heat. When butter starts to get frothy add walnuts and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes. Add maple syrup and simmer for another 5 minutes stirring to coat all walnuts. Remove from heat and set aside. Whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. Dip bread into egg mixture to thoroughly coat both sides. Brush griddle with butter. Place bread on the griddle and sprinkle top side with cinnamon. Grill both sides until golden, approximately 3 minutes each side.
Remove from griddle in pairs with cinnamon side facing up. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each slice of grilled bread. Place 3 heaping tablespoons maple walnut mixture onto one of the cream cheese coated slices, then assemble putting other slice with cream cheese on top. Cut in half to reveal the yummy inside and enjoy. Serve with maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar.

About Cabernet Inn

Enjoy the warmth and elegance of this romantic New England Inn catering to couples. Nestled among towering pines, just a stroll away from one of the most breathtaking views of Mt. Washington in the valley, we invite you to share a cozy getaway in our completely refurbished 1842 country cottage, which now embodies the elegance of the past yet provides our guests with the luxury of modern amenities. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a two day fun filled adventure, the Cabernet Inn offers something special for everyone.  Let us make your stay truly memorable. Eleven exquisitely maintained rooms feature queen beds and private baths. Some offer fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Five minutes away from some of the finest downhill skiing in the valley or cross country ski from the back door. Unforgettably romantic, exquisitely maintained, simply…elegant.

Cabernet Inn
Rte 16/302, PO Box 489North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-4704 or 800-866-4704


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