• Lemon Berry Filled French Toast

    Lemon Berry Stuffed French Toast

    Lemon Berry Filled French Toast

    Welcoming the weekend with this dreamy Lemon Berry Filled French Toast. It’s so delicious you guys, I can’t help but close my eyes while I inhale this with every magical bite.

    This recipe is mouth watering delicious. The inside is filled with a berry compote paired with fresh lemon juice, making this the ultimate spring brunch.

    French toast has always been a favorite in my household. It can be super quick and simple or you can fancy it up like I did with this Lemon Berry Filled French Toast. Careful though, let’s not confuse fancy with difficult.. One of my favorite things about this recipe is while it looks and tastes 5-Star, it’s still super simple to assemble. The taste in every bite is out of this world! I can’t wait for you to experience this dish.

    Let’s dive in.

    Lemon Berry Filled French Toast
    A lemon berry compote made from fresh lemon juice and fresh berries.

    The best part of this dish in my opinion is the surprise sweet filling that you get with every bite. The best part is the lemon berry compote is ready in less than 10 minutes. Let’s add all the berries, lemon juice, honey and a pinch of sea salt in a sauce pan.

    We will bring it to a quick boil, then drop the heat to low. Once the juicy berries start to pop, take a wooden spoon and muddle about half the berries. While it is not necessary, but I like to pop that saucepan in the freezer for just 5 quick minutes to cut the cooking time for the Lemon Berry Compote. While that is in the freezer, let’s prep our French Toast slices and dredging stations!

    Lemon Berry Filled French Toast
    Carefully stuff those pockets with lots of Lemon Berry Compote. Yum.

    Cut thick 1.5-2 inch slices of fresh challah bread. On the bottom half of your slice, carefully cut a pocket so we can stuff in our Lemon Berry Compote. Now fill that pocket with as much delicious berry jam as you can without it overflowing.

    Lemon Berry Filled French Toast

    Our first dredging station will be the eggs, cream and milk. This next part is important- be sure to use two shallow bowls for your dredging stations. This way the challah bread can be evenly coated on both sides.

    Feel free to substitute whatever you have on hand here. For example, if you don’t have vanilla creamer then you can use a teaspoon of vanilla extract. You can substitute various kinds of milk here, but you will need the eggs to give your French Toast nice crispy edges.

    Don’t be afraid to let it soak. I like to soak each side for at least 15 minutes. It makes the French toast moist on the inside and after you grill it in the pan, it makes the perfect crisp on the outside. I’m getting hungry again just thinking about it!

    Lemon Berry Filled French Toast

    Coconut sugar, almond flour and a pinch of cinnamon gives this Lemon Berry Filled French Toast the perfect coating.

    Now for the final step before it hits the pan. Transfer your Lemon Berry Filled French Toast from your egg mixture to another shallow bowl filled with coconut sugar, almond flour and a pinch of cinnamon. Coat evenly and be sure to get the sides too! I mean can you really overdo it with this part? This mixture gives this French Toast the perfect sweet crunch for the outside.

    You can use whatever pan you want to cook this French Toast. I’m a big lover of the cast iron skillet though as it gives the French Toast that real good extra crisp!

    Cook each side on low to medium heat until it’s nice and crisp on both sides. Be sure to get the crisp the sides up too!

    Lastly, if you happen to make this recipe be sure to leave a rating and/or a comment. It means the world to me to hear from you all. Oh, and if you are on the gram and happen to make this recipe, be sure to tag me in your creation!


    Lemon Berry Filled French Toast
    Thick slices of fresh challah bread filled with a lemon berry compote.

    Lemon Berry Filled French Toast

    French toast made from thick challah slices, stuffed with a homemade lemon berry jam.
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time20 mins
    Course: Breakfast, Main Course
    Keyword: breakfast for dinner, french toast, lemon berry
    Servings: 4 people
    Author: Savanna Honaker


    For the lemon berry filling:

    • 1 Cup blueberries
    • 1 Cup blackberries
    • 2 lemons, juiced
    • pinch sea salt
    • 2 tbsp honey

    For the french toast:

    • Challah loaf cut into thick 1.5 slices
    • 2 eggs
    • ½ cup almond milk
    • 4 tbsp vanilla creamer or you can sub 1.5 tsp of vanilla extract
    • ½ cup almond flour
    • cup coconut sugar
    • 1-2 tsp cinnamon


    For the lemon berry filling:

    • Add all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a soft boil.
    • Turn the heat down to bring to a low simmer.
    • Gently muddle half of the berries with a wooden spoon.
    • After 7 minutes, remove from heat and set in the fridge to thicken.

    For the french toast:

    • Set up your drenching station in a large shallow bowl.
    • Whisk together eggs, milk and creamer (or extract).
    • Begin by cutting your slices from the challah loaf. The slices need to be about 1.5 inches thick.
    • Cut a pocket on the bottom side of your challah slice. Do NOT cut your pocket all the way through on the sides on or top of challah slice. We want this pocket to hold the filling.
    • Stuff challah slice pockets with the lemon berry compote.
    • Place in egg mixture and soak each side for 20 seconds.
    • Assemble your sugar mixture in a large shallow bowl while that is soaking.
    • Add 1.5 cups of coconut sugar, almond flour and 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon to a shallow bowl and mix with a fork. (use as much or as little cinnamon as you prefer)
    • Heat up a cast iron skillet or pan on medium heat with olive oil, butter or ghee.
    • Coat french toast slices generously on both sides of sugar mixture.
    • Add to your hot pan and cook each side until golden brown.
    • Top with extra berries, maple syrup and enjoy!


    • If you are using a cast iron, be sure not to crank the heat too high because it will create too much heat causing the French toast to burn. 

    Hi, I’m Savanna! aka, Sav from @savsdish. I love an iced matcha in the morning and a glass of red wine with some real good cookin’ in the evening! I believe that everyone deserves to eat delicious food that can be made in your own kitchen. I’m so happy you’re here, let’s cook something yummy together! xx

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