Ham Florentine Stuffed French Toast

by Erin

Set aside your sweet french toast and pile up on the savory for breakfast with this ham florentine stuffed french toast. Like a a grown-up ham and grilled cheese sandwich, but for breakfast!

Ham Florentine Stuffed French Toast 2

Welcome to this month’s installment of The Secret Recipe Club. This time around I was assigned to Ros’s bog The More Than Occasional Baker! I somehow managed not to cook one of Ros’s desserts. I could happily get lost in all of her amazing flavor combinations with things such as Crystallized Ginger and Beer Cake, Marmalade Chocolate Croissant Pudding, and Pear Walnut Cake. Be sure to stop over and check out her blog!


Sometimes happy coincidences happen when you don’t fully read recipe instructions. Usually unhappy things, but sometimes good. For example, even though I read the title of this recipe on The More Than Occasional Baker and saw the word “baked” I most definitely whipped out the skillet and went to town before I could correct myself. Apparently I was so excited to try a savory stuffed french toast, drizzled in maple syrup, that I didn’t want to wait for it to bake! I am one of those people that loves sopping up the remnant syrup on my breakfast plate not with my pancake, but with my sausage or whatever other breakfast meat I’ve got going on, so the idea of syrup on this savory stuffed french toast pulled me right in and it did not disappoint. I do like the idea of baking it with some extra cheese on top though, cause when is that ever a bad thing?

And yes I drank wine with my french toast. Don’t hate, I developed a weakness for Gewurztraminer. So very unlike me loving a white, but I do enjoy my whites sweet, while my reds are dry.

Ham Florentine Stuffed French Toast 1

One year ago: Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

Two years ago: Buckeye Cupcakes

Three years ago: Apple Blackberry Pie

Four years ago: Cranberry Sauce


Serves 2


2 eggs

1/3 cup milk

4 slices of bread, or 2 thick slices with slits/”pockets” cut in the middle

4 slices of ham

2 slices of Mozzarella or Swiss cheese

2 tomatoes, sliced

Handful of spinach

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Maple syrup to serve (optional)


  1. In a wide shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, add the milk and stir.
  2. Assemble two sandwiches with the bread, ham, cheese, tomato, and spinach. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Place the bread in the egg/milk mixture and let it soak for a couple minutes per side.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt butter and swirl to coat pan.
  5. Place stuffed french toasts on the skillet and cook until golden brown, then carefully flip an cook the other side.
  6. Slice and enjoy with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Source: Adapted slightly from The More Than Occasional Baker.


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Couscous & Consciousness December 1, 2014 - 7:15 pm

Love French toast. Love a good ham and cheese toasted. A marriage of the two has to be insane – love, love, love.

SallyBR November 30, 2014 - 10:55 am

Your white wine is fine with me…. I don’t have much patience for wine snobs who insist they know what should please MY palate ;-)

and this stuffed French toast…. just one word: WOW!

Kristen @ Dinner For Two Blog November 29, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Yum! It looks like the best of both worlds!

bakingaddict November 27, 2014 - 5:26 pm

I love what you’ve done with it, looks delicious and like proper French Toast. Hmm something for this weekend I think!

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm November 25, 2014 - 11:15 pm

I think I would love this. I much prefer savory over sweet in the morning.

Emily @ Life on Food November 25, 2014 - 7:29 am

What an interesting recipe. My husband would be pretty happy if I set this “French Toast” in front of him. Happy Reveal Day!

Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories November 24, 2014 - 10:09 pm

Wine works for me!!! No judging here, believe me! That sandwich looks delicious! What a clever idea!

susan @ the wimpy vegetarian November 24, 2014 - 8:48 pm

What a great plate of comfort. I’ve never made stuffed french toast and love how this one looks!!

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious November 24, 2014 - 6:34 pm

I want the weekend to get here so I can make this!

Melissa November 24, 2014 - 6:05 pm

I love the idea of a savory french toast. And I’m totally with you on drinking wine with it. Why not? Great pick this month :)

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook November 24, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Okay, this is fantastic. And can easily be re-engineered using Thanksgiving leftovers! It’s taking the salty/savory-sweet combination of breakfast to an entirely new level. Pinning!

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel November 24, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Yum!! Love the sweet & savory combo so this is right up my alley. I want one for lunch right now!!

Rebekah @ Making Miracles November 24, 2014 - 11:21 am

Oh YUMMY!! I’ve never done a savory stuffed French toast – but that is calling to me. :)

CakeSpy November 24, 2014 - 9:23 am

I love how it’s somewhat monte cristo-like but with a completely different spin too. This sounds so tasty!!!


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