You know how you wake up on Sunday and just want to lie around and do a whole lotta nothing? But then you realize that you need to eat? This morning I laid in bed thinking while French Toast would be nice, stuffed French Toast would be even nicer, so down to the fridge I went. Bread, eggs, milk and butter – check! Now that I have this new blog (duh, why else would you be here?), writing down a recipe is suddenly important. I want y’all to be able to taste the goodness too, so here’s what I came up with based on what I had in the pantry.
Nutella French Toast
8 slices bread – I used Sara Lee Whole Grain White but any soft bread would work
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1/2 tbsp cinnamon sugar (I have this in a shaker for cinnamon toast – it’s about 1/2 cup sugar to 1 tbsp cinnamon)
Spread the Nutella on a slice of bread and top with a second slice. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon sugar in a shallow bowl. Heat frying pan on medium high. Add butter and oil. Place the Nutella sandwich in the egg mixture turning once and add to frying pan – I use a large flat pan so I can cook all of the French toast at once. Cook until golden brown and flip to cook the other side. Place on plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Russell (aka A Boy Named Sous – more on this later) and I ate this for breakfast this morning. It didn’t need any syrup and was chocolaty, breakfasty goodness. Perfect with a cup of coffee. I’m going to try it out on the kids next weekend. I think sliced bananas would be a great addition (inside the sandwich), I’ll have to let you know.
There’s my first recipe. And so it begins…