Before I had a chance to look at the menu, my friend said “I already know what you’re getting.”
I figured it would be some type of pancake or waffle, so I quickly scanned the menu and saw all the typical brunch items: omelets, hash browns, mimosas…
Then something caught my eye. Can you guess what it was?
Nutella-stuffed French Toast.
It sounded too good to be true. It was one thing for Nutella to be spread on top of French toast, or maybe for the toast to be adorned with a spoon of Nutella, but this was some next level brunch magic over here.
So duh, I ordered it. I couldn’t help it. My interest was piqued and my tastebuds went sour at the thought of eating something other than Nutella. And damn was it good.
After the first few bites of savoring the sweet taste and truly appreciating the food in front of me, the thought crossed my mind, ‘I have to make this at home.’
So I did, and here we are with some Nutella-Stuffed French Toast, topped with fresh mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries), a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup.
- 1 tbsp Nutella
- 1 slice brioche bread
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- For serving:
- Pure maple syrup
- Powdered sugar
- Fresh fruit, such as blueberries
- Using a knife, cut slice through part of the bread to create a pocket for the Nutella. It's sort of like stabbing the bread from the crust to the middle of the bread. Try to make the slit as big as possible without tearing the bread. Don't get too close to the edges as you will risk tearing the bread.
- Next, use a tablespoon to stuff Nutella into the slit.
- Whisk together the heavy cream, egg, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to create the mixture.
- In a shallow dish with edges higher than the thickness of the bread, put in the slice of brioche bread. Pour the mixture on top of the bread and let is soak for 10 minutes. Flip and repeat for another 10 minutes.
- On medium-high heat on the stove, fry the bread in butter for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Top with syrup, fruit, and powdered sugar and serve immediately.
- If you are making more than one serving, keep the french toast warm in the oven by setting the temperature to 250 F and putting the french toast in a baking pan to keep warm before serving.
This recipe lists the ingredients in proportions for one serving. Adjust proportionally for multiple servings.