Lemon Cream French Toast

Lemon Cream French Toast from www.laurenslatest.com

I go through different phases/attitudes towards cleanliness in my life.

That sounded weird.

Like with housework and chores. Not me as a person…I promise I shower.

Ok, that was awkward.

I really do shower.

Umm…..ANYWAYS. When it comes to like, cleaning my kitchen or getting laundry done and put away or vacuuming all the rugs. YEAH. Sometimes I’m super gung-ho and other times I’m like ‘screw it. I don’t even care.’

Thus far, I haven’t really made any correlations between stages of life versus these attitudes BUT I have noticed that having my husband home makes me not want to clean which is weird. Maybe I think he’ll do it for me….cause that boy has nothing better to do.

Ha!

Or maybe I’d just rather spend my time daydreaming about these. Or this. Or these.

And whaddaya know….I’m starving.

Lemon Cream French Toast from www.laurenslatest.com

This french toast makes me not want to clean….which is perfect because mother’s day is right around the corner. All the more reason to leave the filth where it sits and save it as a perfectly crafted gift from my husband and kids.

I’m so thoughtful like that.

You’re welcome, honey.

ANYWAYS, I am in love with this new topping for french toast. It’s light, creamy, sweet and really really delicious. Serve it for breakfast, brunch or maybe even dessert. It’s really that good. My Mom makes a ricotta version of this lemon cream that we stuff into crepes that is downright to die for {recipe in my ebook…get a copy here}. I used cream cheese because I always have that in my fridge, but ricotta would be equally delicious. Spread this on generously to those warm french toast slices and dig in!

It’s a sweet start to your morning!

Enjoy, friends; have a great Monday.

Lemon Cream French Toast

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

for the french toast:
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6 slices white sandwich bread
butter, for frying

for the lemon cream:
8 oz. softened cream cheese
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon

fresh strawberries + powdered sugar for garnish

Directions:

Preheat nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt half a tablespoon of butter into the bottom.

In a shallow dish, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon together. Dip 1-2 slices of bread into the egg mixture and place into hot pan. Cook 1 minute per side or until browned. Continue this method until all french toast is cooked.

For the lemon cream: whip all the ingredients together until smooth.

Spread some lemon cream over each slice of french toast and top with sliced strawberries and/or powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

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29 Responses to “Lemon Cream French Toast”

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    Laura Peck — May 4, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    You made me laugh out loud in the office with the start to this post!!

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    • Lauren — May 5th, 2014 @ 5:08 am

      :) Excellent!! Lol!

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    Librarian Lavender — May 5, 2014 at 1:02 am

    That looks so good, a perfect breakfast. Good luck with the cleaning!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 5, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Total brain twins today! I definitely just posted crepes with lemon cream filling and strawberry sauce! I am loving your french toast version and it’s gorgeous! Pinned!

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    • Lauren — May 5th, 2014 @ 5:09 am

      Thanks for pinning, friend! xo

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    Allison — May 5, 2014 at 3:47 am

    You always make my day with your daily post. I love reading about your kids & what they are up to. I’m still grinning from this morning post.

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    • Lauren — May 5th, 2014 @ 5:09 am

      Yay! So glad to bring a little happiness to your day :)

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    Karen — May 5, 2014 at 3:50 am

    This does sound delicious. Think I could just use ricotta and eat it like pudding!
    Thank you for a great idea!

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — May 5, 2014 at 5:52 am

    I have to remind myself that the dishes can wait, the dust balls can gather. Take time to spend with yourself and your family. You’ll never remember those dirty dishes but you’ll remember your babies. Your FT is so fresh! Loving it!

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    Janelle — May 5, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I go through the same phases too! There are times when I just don’t care and I’m too lazy to clean, but then I reach a point where I can’t stand it anymore and I make myself clean! With a dog and two cats, my house can get (& feel) really filthy after awhile with no cleaning.

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    Marilyn Brennan — May 5, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Hmm I could make the filling with sugar-substitute….sounds delicious! Beautiful picture!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — May 5, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Such pretty spring French toast, love it! I’m sure your family appreciates you making their cleaning job easy with plenty of evident dirt, I may adopt the same approach :)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — May 5, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Love the idea of topping french toast with a lemon cream! This is a beautiful breakfast!

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    Lori — May 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

    OMG Lauren, we must be long lost twin sisters?! Well, maybe not twins, you’re much younger than me. Anyway, you described me to a “T”. I just had a gung-ho cleaning day Saturday. Ya know why? Because my husband had to work. If he was home, I wouldn’t have cleaned. I’m an all or nothing cleaner for sure. The other thing that REALLY motivates me to clean is going away on vacation. I have to have my house clean before I leave because the last thing I want to do after a vacation is come home and clean. Ugh! Have a great day!!

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    • Lauren — May 5th, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

      We really ARE twins! Cannot leave a messy house either before vacation! Bah!!

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — May 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Your attitude towards cleaning sounds exactly like mine! Love it! lol. This recipe sounds great…I love anything with lemons in it, so this french toast sounds super yummy!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — May 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I pretty much never feel like cleaning, but I always feel like having french toast. Love the topping! It looks fantastic!!

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    Caroline {TheBarbeeHousewife} — May 6, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I love this recipe. I cannot wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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    Annie @Maebells — May 6, 2014 at 10:10 am

    This looks lovely! I am a sucker for a strawberry lemon combo!

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    Meredith — May 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Over the top amazing!

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    Crystal Nell — May 7, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I’m going to AR to be with my mom on Mother’s Day and this is going to be the perfect brunch idea. She’s going to love it!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — May 7, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Ha! I never want to clean. And I don’t even always take a shower. This looks like the perfect mothers day breakfast!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I want to faceplant right into this french toast!

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    Michele — May 9, 2014 at 4:59 am

    I made Lemon Cream French Toast This Morning and it was wonderful. I made 6 slices and there is enough cream to have 6 more slices for my husband and I on Mothers day, this Sunday.

    Thank you for the recipe!

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    angela — May 17, 2014 at 7:26 am

    This was absolutely delicious. I love anything lemon.

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    Amy Armstrong — June 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

    WOW, just WOW!!! I made this recipe this morning for my kids!!! They LOVED it!! l love the way the strawberries and lemon contrasted with sweet and sour!!! I’m making your garlic flank steak tonight!! Can’t wait!!

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    Stephanie — October 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Awesome story. Lol. I know what you mean.

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