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Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

I can’t say enough good things about these Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups!  The sweet gooey guava with the tangy cream cheese packaged up into little cinnamon sugar rolls is just perfection.

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

French toast roll-ups aren’t really anything new but as soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to add a little something new to mine. If you’ve ever looked through my Cuban recipe section, you know we LOVE guava! So this was just a match made in heaven.

How to make Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups:

The first step is to gather your ingredients. (See the recipe card below for exact measurements.) You’ll need the following:

  • white sandwich bread
  • softened cream cheese
  • guava paste
  • eggs
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • white sugar
  • salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • butter

Once you have your ingredients you can start assembling. White bread really works best for this recipe since it’s a little more on the chewy soft side. You’ll want to cut the crust off too. It’s not very absorbent or soft so it doesn’t work well for these roll-ups. You can save the crust for another use or toss them.

Cutting the crust off of white bread

After cutting off the crust, the bread needs to be flattened. I use a rolling pin for this. You want it to be about 1/8 of an inch thick.

What to use if you don’t have a rolling pin:

  • wine bottle
  • stainless water bottle
  • a soda can (just don’t shake it!)
  • basically anything sturdy that you can roll across the bread and flatten it

flattening white bread

When you have your bread nice and flat, you can start filling it with the goodies! I like to use the softer cream cheese in the tub (not whipped). It’s so much easier spread and you don’t have to worry about softening a brick of cream cheese.

The cream cheese gets spread over the whole piece of bread. It helps to “glue” everything in place. Then a little sliver of guava paste gets laid on one end of the bread.

Where to find guava paste:

If your grocery store has an international section, you probably have guava paste. It’s in the latin area and it comes in a few different shapes. If you can’t find it, you can order it here on amazon. Sometimes it’s in a box and sometimes in just clear plastic. The shape doesn’t matter as long as you find guava paste (not jelly or marmalade).

cutting guava paste

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups
Rolling these up is easy! Just start at the guava side and just roll your way up. It should stay together with the cream cheese. After rolling them, you’ll dip each roll-up in the egg, milk, vanilla mixture. You don’t need to soak them. Just a quick dip in the egg mixture is all you need.

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

Right from the egg mixture, you can add them to a bit melted butter in a hot pan. I like to cook these just slightly lower than medium. If you cook them on a higher heat, the guava won’t have a chance to get melty and gooey and the outside will brown too quickly.

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

As soon as your roll-ups have browned on each side, remove them from the pan and place each one into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll it around to coat the roll-up.

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

You’ll definitely want to serve these Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups warm. You can serve them with syrup if you’d like but honestly, I think they’re sweet enough just how they are.

 

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

These roll ups make a great breakfast treat…especially with some salty bacon on the side. They’re also perfect for dessert or brunch! There’s really no wrong time to eat these in my opinion! Enjoy!

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups
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5 from 6 votes

Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Cuban
Servings: 12 roll-ups
Author: Coco and Ash

Ingredients

  • 12 slices white sandwich bread
  • 12 tablespoons softened cream cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • 12 thin slices of guava paste (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Start by cutting the crust off of the bread slices.
  • Press the bread to about ⅛ of an inch thick wide with the rolling pin.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over one side of the bread slices.
  • Cut the guava paste into slices that are about ¼ thick. Lay the guava on the bottom of the bread slices on top of the cream cheese.
  • Roll everything up together until you have 12 roll-ups.
  • Heat a skillet over medium low heat. (You don't want these to brown too quickly or the inside won't get gooey enough.)
  • While the skillet is heating, mix together the eggs, milk and vanilla extract in a small dish.
  • Dip each roll-up into the egg mixture then add to the hot skillet and cook each side until browned. (about 2 minutes per side).
  • Mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  • Once the roll-ups are done cooking, roll each one in the cinnamon sugar mixture then serve warm.


Guava Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela
    March 4, 2022 at 8:44 am

    What a great recipe! I love anything with guava. And these are so simple to make!

  • Reply
    Gina
    March 4, 2022 at 8:49 am

    I love french toast, and these guava cream cheese french toast roll up are at another level! This was so incredibly delicious! Now you have me wanting to add guava to so many recipes!

  • Reply
    Beth Sachs
    March 4, 2022 at 9:11 am

    This is a flavour match made in heaven!. Sweet, tangy and creamy all in one!

  • Reply
    Dannii
    March 4, 2022 at 9:27 am

    We made something similar for valentine’s day, but the addition in guava in this sounds amazing.

  • Reply
    Emily Flint
    March 4, 2022 at 9:40 am

    I have a can of guava pasta begging to be used. NOw I just need to go get some sandwich bread and this is happening this weekend!

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    March 30, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    I’m obsessed with anything Guava, so I’m always looking for new recipes to use it. This recipe is so amazing & so delicious! They were so easy to make. Thanks for this, its a keeper!!

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