Nutella Stuffed French Toast

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Author Notes: This came from a family discussion about moderation (haha!) I think this is a great example of how having something that seems decadent (like egg soaked bread filled with Nutella and cooked in butter) in small proportions can still be a good breakfast. It's also absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious. - ShowFoodChefShowFoodChef

Food52 Review: Fantastic recipe! I love Nutella in any form so I knew I'd like this, but it was even better than I expected! I tried the recipe as written -- stuffing the Nutella into slits in the bread, and also tried slicing the bread thinner and sandwiching Nutella between two slices to see if I could get a better seal that way, I thought it might be difficult to seal the slits. I think it worked better with the slits though -- you don't need a perfect seal and the portion sizes were much more manageable. I found it useful to wiggle my fingers in the slits, to make a kind of pocket in the bread before stuffing it. I also reduced the cinnamon to 1 tsp since I'm not crazy about cinnamon, but I'm sure it would be good with more. It was really excellent, we loved it. Definitely going to make this instead of regular French toast from now on. - ArathiThe Editors

Serves 4-6

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 Thick slices of Bread (Brioche/French/other Whole Loaf)
  • 3-6 tablespoons Nutella
  • 4-6 tablespoons butter
  • Confectionary Sugar for topping
  • Strawberries, Bananas, Raspberries (optional for garnish)
  1. Choose the size you want for your French Toasts: Cut your bread in half or quarters
  2. Make a slit in each piece of bread and fill with a Tablespoon of Nutella; seal the edges as much as possible. (Optionally - add a slice of banana, also)
  3. In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk, cinnamon and sugar til frothy.
  4. Place each piece of Nutella filled bread into the egg mixture and soak for about 30 seconds on each side. (Drain on a rack over parchment paper for easy clean-up.)
  5. In a large skillet: heat the butter on med. til very hot, but be careful not to over brown.
  6. Cook each piece of egg soaked bread in the butter (about 2-3 minutes on each side) until browned and crisped. Be sure to cook on the edges also.
  7. Remove to your serving plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with fruit. Serve immediately.

Tags: brunch

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almost 3 years ago CoconutsandCardamom

Are you kidding me right now.. This looks too good to be true! Maybe it is because I am pregnant and Nutella is what I am craving like crazy but...
I just made a batch of homemade Nutella and will definitely be stuffing it into french toast just like you have created!
Thank you for the brilliant idea! You really can not go wrong with Nutella can you?


about 4 years ago KateAlice.

Brilliant! I suggested this to my nutella-loving sister and she was up early before school, two mornings in a row, making this for breakfast:-)


almost 5 years ago TaraGregson

I am so thrilled to have the recipe for this. My family is going to vote me best mom this weekend. Thanks! ps- I checked out your blog and am now a follower. great stuff!


almost 5 years ago ShowFoodChef

I'm sure your family will love it. And thanx for following my blog - always appreciated :D


almost 5 years ago Honey B

I want to swim in that.


almost 5 years ago ShowFoodChef

Sometimes I buy enough Nutella to fill a swimming pool, I think. Thanks for commenting.


almost 5 years ago Bootsandcateyes

Oh wow!!! that looks amazing! I am on a strict pre-wedding diet and I would have no problem breaking for a bite of that amazingness!


almost 5 years ago ShowFoodChef

First, Congrats on the wedding! I bet these would make a great "day after wedding" brunch for out-of-towners. Thanx for commenting.


almost 5 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

This looks delicious. I wonder how it would be with dark chocolate....


almost 5 years ago ShowFoodChef

Like everything is with dark chocolate...AMAZING! :D good idea!


almost 5 years ago testkitchenette

I love the ingredients..


almost 5 years ago ShowFoodChef

me too! I may be on a mission to put Nutella into everything - it's a "calling" :D


almost 5 years ago dymnyno

I think I saw a picture of this recipe on the website!! Just kidding!! I love nutella. In Ft Lauderdale at Valentino's restaurant a couple of months ago I had Nutella bread pudding...a similar artery blocker. Sounds very sinful!


almost 5 years ago ShowFoodChef

Oh, I like that....sinful, yeah. My life just got a whole lot more interesting :D


almost 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Yum! We are huge Nutella fans.


almost 5 years ago ShowFoodChef

Me too. Maybe too much. :D