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Chocolate Stout Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast


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I have this idea that breakfast is a mark for true culinary hospitality. It’s much more intimate than dinner, it’s more vulnerable in a way. You’ve had dinner with hundreds of people, but how many people have you had breakfast with?

How many times have you made breakfast for someone? How often do you get up early, put on a larger pot of the good coffee, mapped out several dishes to serve someone just past dawn?

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Those people are the special ones. I bet the people you’ve done that for are the ones you keep in your life, keep with you through the hard times. The ones who help you move, the ones who’s weddings you’ve gone to hung over from the festivities of the night before, the ones who show up at the hospital, the ones who don’t forget your birthday.

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So when we make these breakfast, for those Breakfast Worthy People in our lives, it should be something great. Something unforgettable. Something that we need to schedule a mid day run to work off.

And beer is absolutely acceptable during these breakfast festivities.

Chocolate Stout Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For the Filling:

  • 8 wt ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tbs chocolate stout

For the French Toast:

  • 1 large loaf Italian bread
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup chocolate stout
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbs butter


  • In a medium bowl add the cream cheese, melted chocolate, granulated sugar and salt. Using a hand mixer, mix until well combined. Add the 3 tablespoons chocolate stout, mix until well combined and creamy.
  • Slice the bread into 4 inch slices (about 6 total).
  • Using a sharp knife, make a slit in the center of the bread slices, forming a pocket for the filling.
  • In a medium bowl add the eggs, cream, ½ cup chocolate stout, vanilla, and sugar, whisk until well combined.
  • Add the graham cracker crumbs to a shallow bowl or a plate.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • One at a time spoon the filling into the bread slices. Dip in the egg mixture, making sure to coat well. Allow the liquid to drain off the bread, then place on the graham cracker crumbs, turning over to coat the other side as well.
  • Place the French toast in the hot pan, cook on each side until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Serve warm.


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Michelle Lahey April 2, 2014 um 9:13 am

Stout for breakfast?? Count me in!


Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies April 2, 2014 um 9:36 am

DROOL. This looks crazy perfect and I want it nowwww.


Averie @ Averie Cooks April 2, 2014 um 9:54 am

So creative & pinned! Wish I had this in front of me for breakfast!


Katrina @ WVS April 2, 2014 um 10:37 am

Wait a hot second – REALLY?!?! This freaking blows my mind!! I love the recipe you used for the stuffing. Such a fab combo of flavours! Why can’t we be neighbors? 🙁


Rebekah {aCricketSang} April 2, 2014 um 11:41 am

You couldn’t have expressed this meaning of breakfast any better. Something unforgettable that you need to run off, and beer is of course acceptable. This reminds me of all holidays and weekends home, when breakfast was eagerly anticipated for one my dad’s new breakfast creations. They were always a reason to gather family and friends, sharing food and stories to make the best start to the day.


Des {Life’s Ambrosia} April 2, 2014 um 3:00 pm

Oh my God. I’m thinking that since you live up here now you should totally come make me breakfast. 🙂


Tieghan April 2, 2014 um 8:36 pm

I love your look on breakfast and I have to that I could not agree more. BUT I kind of want this right now for dessert. Looks so good!


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 3, 2014 um 6:44 am

This is WAY better than the boring bowl of cereal I had. And now I’m totally hungry again 😉


Sophia @ NY Foodgasm April 3, 2014 um 6:59 am

LOVE this one! Beer for breakfast- YES!


terry April 3, 2014 um 8:50 am

new to the site- this sounds scary good but…where do I get Chocolate stout?
Is there a brand people recommend?


Jackie April 3, 2014 um 9:00 am

It depends on where you live. A local craft brewery will make one. The easiest one to find, no matter where you live, is Rogues Chocolate Stout, it comes in the large 750ml bottles.


Tracy | Pale Yellow April 6, 2014 um 4:43 pm

You’re so right about breakfast being much more intimate than dinner. My favorite part of NYE this year was the next morning shouting to my roommates and assorted guests asking who wanted to order breakfast with me. Obviously everyone was in, and we had a fantastic morning sitting around in our PJ’s eating and drinking leftover champagne. Love the idea of a little beer in my french toast!


ATasteOfMadness April 9, 2014 um 10:44 pm

I think I need this for breakfast every day. This is just heavenly!


addie | culicurious April 14, 2014 um 5:22 pm

What a wonderfully decadent breakfast! Yum!!! 🙂


Ardak2000 December 13, 2014 um 2:43 am

Founder’s Breakfast Stout was made for this recipe!


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