This morning I decided to spoil the boys for breakfast! French toast is a speedy way to make breakfast special on any weekday morning, but this Nutella & banana version is a sure fire way to make them extra special. This stuffed french toast would also work well for large brunch because it can be held in the oven at 200 degrees until you are ready to serve all of your guests. Of course, with the upcoming holiday this weekend, it would also be a great option for a breakfast in bed surprise!
Syrup or not, this french toast is delicious!
Nutella & Banana Stuffed French Toast
- 8 pieces of white or whole wheat sliced bread
- 1/2 cup Nutella or any hazelnut chococlate spread
- 2 large bananas cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 2 cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Lay out your bread slices and spread each piece with 1 tablespoon of Nutella on only one side. Lay 9 slices of banana in a 3×3 pattern over the Nutella on 4 of the slices. Place the non banana pieces, Nutella side in, on top. Set the four sandwiches aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine milk, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Preheat pan or griddle to medium high heat. Lightly grease. Dunk sandwiches quickly into the batter and place on hot griddle. When bottom is golden brown and crispy, flip to cook the other side. (about 4 minutes per side)
Remove from griddle and top with powdered sugar or syrup. Serves 4.