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Orange Raspberry French Toast Roll-Ups

French toast filled with cream cheese and raspberries all rolled up and tossed in a luscious coating of orange-scented sugar is a fun way to serve this traditional breakfast treat.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword French Toast, French Toast Rolls, Raspberry French Toast
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 2 rolls per serving
Calories 244kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Orange Sugar

  • Place the sugar in a small dish, like a pie plate. With a citrus zester, zester about 1 ½ teaspoons of orange zest into the sugar. Mix this together until combined. Set aside

Make the French Toast Rolls

  • Cut the crust from each slice of bread. Then with a rolling pin flatten the slices.
  • Mix the softened cream cheese with the orange marmalade. Alternately, you can use ½ teaspoon of orange zest.
  • Spread a small strip of the orange cream cheese mixture down the short side of the bread, about 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons. Add a small dollop of cream cheese at the other end of the bread. This will help the rolls stick together.
  • Place three raspberries on top of the cream cheese and then start rolling the bread over the raspberries to make a tight roll. Place the rolls seam side down in a large dish.

Egg Batter

  • In a blender mix the eggs, milk, flour, and vanilla until combined. You can also use a wire whisk to blend this mixture.
  • Pour this mixture over the French toast rolls

Frying the French Toast Roll-Ups

  • Heat the skillet over medium heat and then melt the butter. Working in batches, place 3-4 rolls in the hot pan and cook on all sides until golden brown for about three minutes. Don't crowd the pan since you need to flip the rolls over.
  • Immediately after the rolls are cooked roll in the orange sugar mixture, pressing to coat.
  • Serve these rolls immediately and enjoy

Notes

Can you make these rolls ahead of time?

Make these rolls but don't soak in the egg batter.  Put the rolls in a covered container and store in the refrigerator, make the milk and egg mixture and store that in a covered container. When ready to fry, bring the rolls to room temperature and pour the milk-egg mixture on the rolls and fry.

Can you make more than ten rolls?

Yes, just adjust the bread amount with the filling. For instance, if you want 15 French toast rolls, divide the recipe in half and add that much more of the ingredients. If you are making for a crowd double the recipe for 20 rolls.

Tips for making extra rolls

If you are making a lot of these rolls and want to keep them hot while others are cooking, set the just fried rolls on a cooling rack that is set on a baking sheet and place in a 250 to 300-degree oven. When ready to serve, place the rolls in the orange sugar mixture.  The reason for the cooling rack is to keep the bottom of the rolls from steaming and getting soggy.

Can you reheat the cooked rolls?

Yes, and they are just as delicious.  If you have leftovers place the cooled rolls in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator. When ready to reheat, heat the oven to 300 degrees F. and place the rolls on a baking sheet and heat for about 10 minutes, until they are hot.  Remember you just want to gently heat the rolls, not bake them since the filling will get too hot and start oozing out. Once you coat the rolls in the orange-sugar mixture that will eventually get absorbed into the french toast so when you reheat the leftover rolls the sugar will not be noticeable.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2rolls | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.7g | Fat: 10.99g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 223mg