Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries

01.30.2014

Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries | Cooking Classy

I love an indulgent breakfast, usually on the weekends or holidays but I would take these any day of the year. These are perfect to make for that special someone for Valentines Day.  Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love the irresistible flavor combinations of Nutella and Strawberries? It is like a creamier version of chocolate covered strawberries along with the nutty flavor of hazelnuts.

So, I have this confession. I just tried Nocciolata for the first time and I’m sold (it’s an Italian chocolate hazelnut spread). I like it better than Nutella (I never thought I’d say that I’ve found something better). Yes it’s true, but the stuff is harder to find so either one works perfect for these. Don’t worry, I still love you Nutella. Really any brand will do, as long as you love it that’s all that matters. But what really matters here, is this french toast. Sweet, macerated strawberries covering hot off the griddle, fluffy, perfectly buttery toasted french toast, that’s sandwiched with warm, runny Nutella drenching each soft bite. Yes, do enjoy!

Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries | Cooking Classy

Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 slices

Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) loaf french bread (use a loaf that's one or two days old)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Nutella or Nocciolata
  • Butter, for griddle
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Macerated Strawberries
  • 1 1/2 lbs strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar

Directions

  • Preheat an electric griddle to 350 - 375 degrees. Slice bread using a serrated knife into 1 1/4-inch slices. Cut through the center of each slice (as if butterflying a chicken breast) keeping the end attached. Spread a slightly heaping tablespoon of Nutella inside center of each slice, set aside.
  • To a blender, add milk, cream, eggs, vanilla, granulated sugar, flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Pulse on low speed, about 10 seconds until well combined. Pour into a shallow dish. Dip each side of french toast into egg mixture allowing a few seconds for it to soak up some the mixture, being careful not to submerge the Nutella spread center (I also like to gently squeeze the sides of the bread while dipping so it will soak up the mixture a little and make it into the center of the bread, then when lifting out I will gently squeeze a little excess out. Maybe not professional but it's what I do). Butter griddle just before transferring soaked bread (so butter doesn't burn) and cook stuffed french toast until golden brown on bottom, then lift, butter griddle once more and flip to opposite side and cook until golden brown. Serve immediately dusted with powdered sugar and topped with macerated strawberries.
  • For the macerated strawberries:
  • In a bowl, toss together diced strawberries and sugar and let rest at room temperature 30 minutes. Store in refrigerator.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy, adapted from my Banana Stuffed French Toast
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/01/nutella-stuffed-french-toast-macerated-strawberries/

Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries | Cooking Classy

28 comments

  • Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchen: Gorgeous! Hope to try it this weekend. Thanks for the recipe! January 30, 2014 at 9:37am Reply

  • Vanessa: Ohhhh-emmm-geee! I need these in my life! January 30, 2014 at 10:06am Reply

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche: Ohhh myyyy woooord, why have I never tried stuffing French toast with Nutella before?! Best idea ever!! January 30, 2014 at 12:09pm Reply

  • Becca @ Crumbs: Oh my god these look insanely good! Just wish strawberries were in the shops already in the UK! January 30, 2014 at 1:18pm Reply

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen: Jaclyn, you never cease to amaze me…I love this recipe! Gorgeous photography, as always. :) Also, I just recently sung the praises of Nocciolata on my blog (with my recent Nutella Cheesecake Cake) and agree with you. It is truly divine! Cannot wait to try it with your French toast recipe…perfect for spring brunches and Mother’s Day! xo January 30, 2014 at 1:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Stacy! And yes indeed Nocciolata is amazing! February 4, 2014 at 9:59pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: So pretty! Love the nutella & chocolate for breakfast is always great :) Pinned January 30, 2014 at 1:47pm Reply

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness: Oh my gosh can I just dive right into the center of that French toast pile please!? These looks fantastic! French toast is totally my favorite breakfast food and Nutella and strawberries? I’m in love! January 30, 2014 at 2:39pm Reply

  • Liz @ Virtually Homemade: Yuuuuummmm! Looks amazing :) January 30, 2014 at 3:25pm Reply

  • Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe: Oh my…you, girl make the best recipes ever! I know I’ll feel terribly guilty after having made these but I simply cannot let this recipe go by without giving it a try!

    xo, Elisa January 31, 2014 at 3:36am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: This is my kind of french toast! I have to try this over the weekend! January 31, 2014 at 7:38am Reply

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme: You had me at Nutella. These look simply amazing! January 31, 2014 at 12:29pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): This French toast looks to-die-for, love the Nutella & strawberry pairing! January 31, 2014 at 12:46pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: How perfect does this look?! Can Jason and I come over for V-day because there’s no way I could make this as pretty as yours! February 1, 2014 at 12:15am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m sure you could Chung-Ah I see your blog everyday :)! I always wish I could make stuff look as good as you do! February 2, 2014 at 11:30am Reply

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent: This French toast looks amazing. Love Nutella! February 1, 2014 at 7:03pm Reply

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life: Wow!!! This is amazing looking! You had me at Nutella and kept me with the strawberries! February 5, 2014 at 11:31am Reply

  • Danny White: Love to cook and your recipes are awesome!! February 16, 2014 at 9:52am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you like them Danny!! February 16, 2014 at 6:42pm Reply

  • Maylin Avila: I just did this yesterday, and all my family loved them!! I was so excited!! Thanks for this amazing receipe, is so simple and fantastic! <3 February 28, 2014 at 3:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad your family liked this french toast Maylin! Thanks so much for coming back and leaving a review! March 9, 2014 at 8:19pm Reply

  • nate: i am going to make these for my girlfriend this Saturday (valentines day). Looks great! February 12, 2015 at 11:01pm Reply

  • Bikin agar-agar busa: Look Absolutely Yummy May 7, 2015 at 3:21am Reply

  • sifat wajib: I love strawberry and nutella,
    hmm i will try this cake recipes, April 9, 2016 at 11:58pm Reply

  • Clara Gonzalez: Hi,

    This photo/recipe is being used by a FB page that has been a thorn on the side of me and many of my fellow bloggers. They keep stealing our photos and recipes, and while they have been suspended before because of the many DMCAs, they are back at it again. Please file a takedown with FB, maybe they’ll get the message this time and stop this.

    This is the page: Un-millón-de-Recetas-839891779453046

    Thanks, and regards, April 19, 2016 at 10:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Looks like they were taken down. Success! April 19, 2016 at 11:18am Reply

  • fafa: nyamm nyammm,,,
    i’m like strobery. April 23, 2016 at 5:10pm Reply

  • Dekisugi: i love strawberries and all of taste September 27, 2016 at 7:52am Reply

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