Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries

Published January 30, 2014. Updated January 25, 2024

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Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries is a luxurious brunch dish you’ll never forget. Nutty and rich Nutella oozing out of perfectly crispy French Toast, topped with sweet sugar-marinated strawberries creates a romantic and delicious breakfast that’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat!

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 Valentine’s Day, or to serve at a party brunch.

Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries

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 and hazelnuts’ nutty flavor.

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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 I’ve found something better). Yes, it’s true, but the stuff is harder to find so either one works perfectly for these.

Don’t worry, I still love you Nutella. Any brand will do, as long as you love it that’s all that matters. But what matters here is this French toast.

What are Macerated Strawberries?

Macerated strawberries are strawberries that are mixed with sugar and liquid, and then left to soak or marinate to absorb the sugar. This creates soft, sweet strawberries that almost melt on your tongue. It’s a bit like a pie filling, with a slightly syrupy sweetness and soft consistency. Macerated strawberries are perfect for topping your favorite dishes, like French toast, ice cream, cheesecakes, and more. You’ll want to eat them right out of the bowl!

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!

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Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries

The ultimate way to make french toast - stuffed with a layer of decadent chocolatey Nutella and finishing it with sweet fresh strawberries.
Servings: 12 slices
Prep20 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 35 minutes


Macerated Strawberries


  • 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, just until 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.*
  • 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.


*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.
Nutrition Facts
Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 306mg9%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 217IU4%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.