Breads & Baked Goods, Breakfast

Blackberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

French toast is a classic breakfast option. It covers so many bases—sweet, creamy, eggy, delicious. The Ninja® Foodi® XL Pro Grill & Griddle provides an excellent vehicle for an amazing weekend French toast without heating up the stove. Here we take sweet and fluffy French brioche, cut it thick, and stuff it with a sweet and fruity cream cheese mixture that rivals your favorite breakfast restaurant. The best part? It’s done in less than 10 minutes. —Melissa Celli

To see more recipes like this, check out the Ninja® Foodi® XL PRO Grill & Griddle Cookbook for Beginners.

Substitution: Feel free to swap out the flavor of the cream cheese mixture. Use apple compote and cinnamon for a fall flavor, or simply change the flavor of jam to another fruit you enjoy.


  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup blackberry jam or preserves
  • 1 (71/2-ounce) container plain whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (14-ounce) loaf French brioche, cut into 2-inch-thick pieces (about 4 pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon salted or unsalted butter


  • Grill Grate
  • BBQ Griddle
  • Medium Bowl
  • Silicone Tipped Spatula
  • Step 1

    Insert the Grill Grate, place the BBQ Griddle on top so it sits flat, and close the hood. Select BBQ GRIDDLE, set the temperature to 400°F, and set the time to 7 minutes. Press the dial to begin preheating.

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, eggs, and vanilla. In a small bowl, fold the jam into the cream cheese until the jam is swirled throughout the cream cheese. Place this mixture into a piping bag or zip-top bag with the corner cut off.

  • Step 3

    Cut a 2- to 3-inch-wide opening in the base of each slice of bread. Using your fingers, open the hole wide enough to fit the piping bag and gently squeeze the cream cheese mixture into the bread until just full. Pinch the bread together to close the seam. Repeat with the remaining pieces of bread.

  • Step 4

    When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place the butter on the BBQ Griddle. Use a rubber-tipped
    spatula to move the butter around the BBQ Griddle surface. Dip one piece of bread in the egg mixture, submerging to coat, then place it on the BBQ Griddle. Repeat with the remaining pieces of bread. Leave the hood open to begin cooking.

  • Step 5

    After 3 minutes, use tongs or a spatula to flip the bread. Leave the hood open and cook for 1 minute, then
    close the hood and continue cooking for the remaining 2 minutes.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove the French toast and serve it warm with your favorite syrup.