Indulge in Breakfast with Peach French Toast

What could be bad about baked peaches and French toast?

It’s hard not to smile when you bite into a great peach. That’s why this month on Live.Love.Lux we have articles starring peaches, and have partnered with Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt to share tips, insights and recipes featuring one of our favorite summer fruits.

At the breakfast table, there are always the usual fruit suspects: Bananas, berries, and the occasional melon. These staples are delicious in their own right, but perhaps it’s time to shake things up?

This summer, invite peaches over for breakfast.

Peaches make for a great fruity companion to an indulgent breakfast treat, like oatmeal, pancakes or French toast. The sweet, fleshy fruit also pairs well with a nice, crispy bacon (though, really, what doesn’t?).

Since the beginning of culinary time, peaches and cream have been a natural pair. In this recipe, the cream comes in the form of mascarpone, which is a thickened and slightly tangy Italian cream that is similar to cream cheese but a little more delicate in flavor — and a bit richer. The sweet floral flavor of peaches pairs beautifully with mascarpone. It doesn’t hurt that there’s a bit of custard soaked bread and maple syrup involved, too.

Live.Love.Lux Tip:  Get golden brown, even French Toast with the precise heat control on your Electrolux Gas Range with a Min-2-Max® Burner.


Mascarprone and Peach Stuffed French Toast

Servings: 4



⅓ cup whole milk

⅓ cup heavy cream

2 large eggs

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or table salt

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

½ vanilla bean or 1 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 tablespoons mascarpone cheese

1 peach, thinly sliced

8 thin slices of brioche, about ½ a loaf

For serving:

Soft butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar, and crisp bacon


In a wide shallow dish, whisk together the whole milk, cream, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract.

Preheat a griddle to medium heat.

Spread 4 slices of bread with 1 tablespoon of mascarpone each and cover with slices of peach. Top with another slice and press down. 

Add to hot buttered griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.

Serve with soft butter, maple syrup, crisp bacon and powdered sugar.

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