Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

By Maria Lichty

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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:)


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Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

We love making Cannoli Stuffed French Toast for special occasions. This French toast is definitely decadent!
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  • In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Set aside.
  • 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 ½ 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.
  • 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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  1. 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. 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. 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 :).

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  5. 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!

  6. 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!!

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

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

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

  14. I think I’d like these more than the traditional cannoli!
    Hope you have such a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  15. Think if I started the day with this I wouldn’t get out of bed all day. I would love it but I would be in bed.

  16. Holy Cannoli! This french toast sounds amazing…seriously…my mouth is drooling in a very unladylike way right now. 🙂

  17. This would definitely be the perfect breakfast in bed! Although, I dont see that happening with my husband 😉 but a girl can hope!

  18. I would marry Ben all over again if he brought me this for Breakfast in bed Valentine’s morning! Wowzer!

  19. I fixed this for my newly-retired husband for breakfast today, and it was a wonderfully different and decadent treat for Valentine’s Day. I served it with a strip of bacon to balance the sweet (and the bacon was yummy when used to scoop the filling that oozed out!) and fresh strawberries for color. The sweetie took a picture and posted it on FB for his friends to drool over, so I would say it was a success!

  20. This might just be one of the most beautiful dishes I have ever seen. Yummm! I know I’m going to be dreaming about this tonight.

  21. I made this for my wife for Mother’s Day. It was very good, but the chips melted and the filling ran out like a molten lava cake, so the final product looked nothing like the pictures in the article. Is it possible the filling was added after the french toast was made (just for illustrating purposes)?

    1. We made the French toast as the recipe states. I just added some additional chocolate chips for the photo so it would look pretty:)

  22. Going to make this for Father’s Day tomorrow morning! Cannot wait! I’m a huge fan of canolis and cannoli cream ! Thanks for sharing.

  23. This looks amazing! I was craving french toast, but after seeing this I think I’ll try this instead! Oh my…. thanks for sharing. Btw, you photos looks incredible!

  24. I made this yesterday morning…just for ME! (I’m the only human at my house…)

    For the filling, I used goat cheese instead of ricotta and 60% cocoa chips instead of bittersweet.

    I make nut milks and almond so soaked some stale but homemade brioche in almond milk/egg mixture.

    Topped all with raspberries and maple syrup warmed up together.

    Seriously yum – I love cannoli but rarely find it or make it. What a great sub for it – thank you!

  25. Just made these. My mother said, “I don’t eat breakfast,” but had them eaten before I sat down with her. There is no recommendation for the burner setting. I used my judgment.

  26. I had no idea what to do with some leftover ricotta in my fridge, until I saw your recipe! I didn’t have French bread so I made the french toast with cinnamon swirl bread and it turned out great! The whole family loved these!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  27. I made this for my family yesterday and it was absolutely delicious! As far as getting technical with the definition of a cannoli, I loved the name because the filling is what I think of when I think of a cannoli. Will definitely make again. Used a loaf of artisan french bread.

  28. I’m not usually a breakfast person. A cup of coffee will hold me off until lunch. But, these look so delicious! I’m craving some right now. Will have to make some for my girls as an excuse. 🙂