In a bowl, mix eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg, set aside.
Now, spread a teaspoon of the cream cheese onto one side of the toast slices.
Sprinkle chopped strawberries and bananas on half of the toast slices (save some fruit for garnish).
Place another slice of toast on top, making a sandwich (keep cream cheese side down).
Preheat a pan on low - medium heat, grease with butter.
Dip sandwiches into the milk mixture, coating all sides.
Place on the skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side (cook the edges as well).
Garnish with chopped fruit, maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.
Other than strawberries and bananas, you can try this recipe with a wide range of toppings. In fact, you don't even need to stick to sweet toppings. Go all out and experiment with savoury toppings as well. You can try sausages or anything else you may please.
You can switch up the regular bread with whole wheat or multi-grain bread for healthier alternatives.
You can skip the powdered sugar for garnishing entirely. Alternatively, you can use honey or other more nutritious options to add some sweetness.
Yes, the French invented the French toast to bring some life into the stale bread; however, try this recipe with fresh bread. A loaf of fresh, airy bread can absorb the mixture (often called custard) very well for evenly flavoured bread. The thicker and bigger the holes in the bread, the better it's going to taste.