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Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

Call me old fashioned or a traditionalist, but I think breakfast in bed is the perfect way to start Valentine’s Day. And no, I am not just dropping hints for Josh. Although, I hope he is listening:)

Just think about it, you turn off your alarm clock and want to hide under the covers until your loved one walks in with a breakfast tray, flowers, and a sweet note. Of course you are going to have a good Valentine’s Day, especially if Cannoli Stuffed French Toast is on that breakfast tray.

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be filled with love, special surprises, and indulgences. This Cannoli Stuffed French Toast is definitely indulgent and perfect for breakfast in bed. Just make sure you have a napkin ready:)


I love cannoli for dessert, but cannoli for breakfast? Now we’re talking. I’m always looking for new ways to sneak dessert into breakfast. I promise we don’t eat dessert for breakfast every day, it is usually oatmeal at our house, but it’s Valentine’s Day and that means it’s A-Ok to splurge! You have my permission:)

So let’s talk about this French toast…creamy ricotta filling is sandwiched between two slices of French bread. Oh, and did I mention their are mini chocolate chips involved? Yep! Chocolate for breakfast on Valentine’s Day is a must! The French toast sandwiches get cooked in a little sizzling butter, creating a golden brown crust.


The French toast also gets decorated with a light dusting of powdered sugar. You don’t even need syrup, the sweet ricotta filling and chocolate chips are enough!

Valentine’s Day is on Thursday so there is still enough time to drop some hints. Print off this Cannoli Stuffed French Toast recipe and leave it on your sweetheart’s pillow. They still have plenty of time to go to the grocery store to buy the ingredients. This recipe is unbelievably easy so there should be no excuses.

We hope you wake up on Valentine’s Day to a Cannoli Stuffed French Toast breakfast…in bed. And it’s ok if you give your loved one powdered sugar kisses:)


Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

We love making Cannoli Stuffed French Toast for special occasions. This French toast is definitely decadent!


1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream (or milk)
4 slices French bread
2 tablespoons butter
Powdered sugar-for serving


1. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Set aside.

2. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk the eggs and heavy cream together. Spread 2 slices of the bread with the ricotta mixture, about 1/2 cup per slice. Place the other slices of bread on top and gently press them together. Carefully dip both sides of each sandwich into the egg mixture until well coated.

3. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the French toast sandwiches and cook until golden, about 4 minutes per side. Cut the sandwiches in half on the diagonal and transfer to plates. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately.

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89 Responses to “Cannoli Stuffed French Toast”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 11, 2013 @ 5:31 am

    Wow this does look decadent and what a treat to wake up to this! In 12+ yrs of marriage, Ive never been gifted any breakfasts in bed. I can dream about something like this though :)

  2. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts — February 11, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    I’m not a fan of breakfast in bed (crumbs in the sheets) but I’d love to wake up to this for breakfast! (Just downstairs, at the table).
    It looks so delicious.

  3. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — February 11, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    These look amazing!!!

  4. Julia — February 11, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    I completely agree, it’s all about indulgence! This looks divine!

  5. YUM! This is one breakfast that I would love to be served!! Fabulous recipe!!

  6. Mandie @ Oh So Decadent — February 11, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    My mom would die over this French toast! She is in love with cannolis and is practically known as the “cannoli queen” in my family. Unfortunately since I’m not home for Valentine’s Day, I won’t be able to make this for her, but I a little voice in my head is screaming birthday gift. Way better than a cheesy gift :).

  7. Cookbook Queen — February 11, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    Seriously amazing breakfast idea…and I love that it combines two of my favorite things!!

  8. forget valentines day I want that for diner tonight!

  9. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — February 11, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    looks like the best breakfast ever!

  10. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 11, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Amazing breakfast for Valentine’s Day!

  11. Nana Phyllis — February 11, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    I’m getting popup ads when I go to your website from the emails I get daily. If these continue, I’ll discontinue visiting your site.

  12. Eva @ Eva Bakes — February 11, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    I would love to wake up to a plate of this cannoli stuffed french toast!

  13. bridget {bake at 350} — February 11, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    Oh my word! I’m so in love with this; I just can’t even put it into words. I may need a second breakfast this morning! Gorgeous!

  14. Julie @ Table for Two — February 11, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    I wish Valentine’s Day wasn’t a Thursday this year. Maybe Jason will still wake up extra early and bring me a few slices of this in bed :) they look so decadent and the perfect way to start off the day!!

  15. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 11, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    This looks like a GREAT Valentine’s Day breakfast to make sure the kids feel the love!

  16. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 11, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    I would love to wake up to a plate of these on Valentine’s Day!

  17. Jenny Flake — February 11, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    Oh yah!! Gimmie gimmie :)

  18. naomi — February 11, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    Oh, help me, I want ten of these!

  19. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 11, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    This is the stuff dreams are made of

  20. Heather (Heather's Dish) — February 11, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Oh my gosh. Who could ever say no to this?!

  21. sally @ sallys baking addiction — February 11, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    I’m sorta kinda in love with cannolis. :) But having them as breakfast… well that just sounds like a dream come true.

  22. Alessio — February 11, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I am sorry to bring rain to the party but I found the naming of this recipe rather misleading. In Sicilian traditions, Cannolo is referred to the sweet treat essentially for its shell, the ricotta cream filling is used in many many other desserts.
    Unless you crash a whole cannolo (with shell and all) and stuff in between the French toasts, these would be better named as “Sicilian ricotta cream stuffed French toast”.
    Just my two cents :)

  23. Tasha @ Homemade — February 11, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Breakfast ehmm more like lunch, dinner, dessert .. I can eat this 5 times a day! Yummmeeeeee

  24. HeatherChristo — February 11, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    just gorgeous and super indulgent! perfect for v-day breakfast!

  25. Kristy — February 11, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Sending this to my husband…maybe he can pull it off!! Looks incredible!

  26. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — February 11, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    Holy Canoli!!! 😉

  27. Vicki — February 11, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    This looks sooo yummy!

  28. Jenna — February 11, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    What a fab idea! This breakfast in bed would be the best vday gift ever!

  29. Marla Meridith — February 11, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    GET OUT!!!! A few extra runs on the ski slopes and this is all mine!

  30. Gaby — February 11, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    omg. this is AMAZING. I can’t even handle the goodness that this is right now. I need some immediately!

  31. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork — February 11, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    This looks so good! French toast is one of my favorite breakfast foods. This looks like a great little dessert for breakfast! Can’t wait to try it!

  32. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 11, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    I will have to forward this to my Hubs :) The ultimate breakfast in bed? Oh, yes! I think so :)

  33. laura — February 11, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    looks tastefull im going to try to make some
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  34. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — February 11, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    OOOoooooooo my word, GIMME.

  35. Linda — February 11, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    Sounds so good and unhealthy for an old woman like me. Enjoy it while youc can.

  36. Audra | The Baker Chick — February 11, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    I LOVE cannolis! This sounds like a perfect decadent breakfast!

  37. Blair @ The Seasoned Mom — February 11, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    I think that breakfast in bed might be a bit optimistic for me, but there’s no reason I can’t make this delicious dish for my family for breakfast on Valentine’s Day. That’s definitely the way that I will get to enjoy it too! Such a clever recipe idea!

  38. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 11, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    Now this is what I want to wake up to on Valentine’s Day! Amazing!

  39. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — February 11, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    If I got this for breakfast, I don’t think I’d require anything else the rest of the day! It looks so indulgent and amazing.

  40. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 11, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    Oh my goodness – I’ll have to make this over and over again even after Valentine’s day is long gone!

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