French Toast Bars

9 bars
35 min

One of my favorite breakfasts is French toast. That's why I decided to create a dessert form, since having French toast at all times throughout the day is a little less socially acceptable.. This dessert has the flavors of French toast with the texture of a blondie bar. It's heavenly, and you won't be able to stop eating it. It uses all pantry ingredients you most likely have on hand, so it's the perfect thing to make if you're having guests over last minute and need a quick and easy treat to serve! You can also have it for breakfast with a nice cold brew on the side -- the combination is unreal.

Recipe details

  • 9  bars
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients

French toast bars

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cream cheese swirl

  • 1/3 cup softened cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

For the bars:

Preheat the oven to 350°.
Mix the melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and maple syrup in a large bowl.
Add the egg and whisk.
Pour in the flour, cinnamon, and salt.
Pour into a greased 8x8 pan.
Mix the softened cream cheese with the maple syrup and vanilla.
Place dollops of the cream cheese mixture and swirl into the batter with a butter knife in figure 8 motions.
Bake for 20-25 min or until the edges turn golden brown.
Let them cool before slicing.

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