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Nutella Banana stuffed French Toast

Loreto March 29, 2020

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Nutella Banana stuffed French Toast:  These days people have no choice but have family time. Endless days and nights together as a result could be stressful and aggravating.  However, I know what would help eliminate that. How about this morning getting into the kitchen together and preparing a festive brunch? I don’t know about you, but brunch sounds pretty spectacular, especially with this dish gracing the lineup! 

Song of the day: “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley!

Nutella Banana Stuffed French Toast-feature on the plate

This Nutella Banana stuffed French Toast is amazing. Imagine lovely egg coated bread slices holding in crunchy peanut butter, rich luscious Nutella and some pretty tasty banana slices all fried up in a butter slathered pan to a nice golden brown. Do I have your mouth watering yet? Well, gather the family and come with me. Let’s make this French toast together! The end result, some pretty bright smiley faces! Furthermore, joyful bellies!

[This post was first published on August 22, 2015. It has been updated for photos, recipe, and writing.]

 

 

Sunday morning blues

It’s early morning, the sun is just peeking through the window of the kitchen. Once again I am up early due to two insomniac cats. Looking on the bright side, I can tackle some of my to-do list and it helps me keep my mind off of missing Nicoletta. Today I am redoing a recipe I had done years ago and one I know Nicoletta appreciated immensely! Breakfast for us is so important and Sunday is usually a time to pull out all the stops and sit to enjoy a beautiful and relaxing luxurious meal. I may be alone, for now, but the show must go on!

The menu for this morning is French toast but elevated to the most delicious thing you have ever tasted. This is what you will need so let’s get everything together:

  • some day-old multigrain bread
  • butter
  • free-range eggs from happy chickens
  • organic crunchy peanut butter
  • Nutella (or good quality hazelnut spread)
  • half and half cream
  • vanilla
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • grating of nutmeg
  • some sugar
  • raspberries, blueberries
  • vanilla Greek yogurt
  • powdered sugar
  • maple syrup

Nutella Banana Stuffed French Toast-on the plate with syrup

It is not the destination but the journey

This is my favorite part of making this French toast, opening the jar of Nutella and smelling those hazelnuts so creamy like soft chocolate, spreading it on the bread and of course after finishing this part getting to lick the spoon and knife. Nutella or any hazelnut spread is heaven in a jar.

Next, as I was preparing this, a thought came to mind, crunchy peanut butter. Because I love chocolate peanut butter cups, this would really take this french toast to extreme goodness, hence a good slathering of peanut butter. What would just finish this Nutella Banana stuffed French Toast?  Exactly! Nicely thin sliced fresh bananas. I always want to say peanut butter and nana sandwiches, because that is what Elvis would say. Hence, definitely a hunk of burning love, lol. Elvis has left the building!

Time to put this bad boy together

  • Firstly, batter time: whisk a few organic eggs free-range because a free-range chicken is a happy chicken and happiness makes for good flavor.
  • Secondly, a dash of coconut sugar, some cinnamon, vanilla. If you want, you can spike it a bit with some rum cream and what better thing to use but a nice Jamaican rum cream.  
  • Thirdly, in go the Nutella, bananas, and peanut butter.
  • Lastly, sandwiches get dipped into the egg, cream and spice mixture, then onto a nice hot pan. Can’t wait, my mouth is watering at the thought of cutting into these beauties and eating them!

This can get messy

The only way to get this sandwich into the egg mixture is with your hands so be prepared to get a little messy, however, it is all worth it and furthermore why they invented soap and water, lol.

    Nutella Banana Stuffed French Toast-on the plate with coffee   

Brunch is served

Finally, time to sit down with a great cup of coffee and this Nutella Banana stuffed French Toast. I had to call Nicoletta on WhatsApp. Felt kinda bad as I was eating this amazing breakfast. It would have been a million kazillion times better with my beautiful wife across from me in real living color! Although, it was nice seeing her face anyways. She always brings a smile to my face because she is so beautiful!

Okay, enough of that. Time to dig in!

Nutella Banana Stuffed French Toast-cut on the plate

This Nutella banana stuffed french toast is a great way to show how much your family is loved and means to you. Hence, why I  highly recommend trying this!

I love the crisp edges of the egg slathered bread and how it leads you to this crunch of the peanut butter married to that rich hazelnut chocolate plus some pretty luscious banana slices! Add in the amazing maple syrup along with the berries and yogurt that freshen your palate. This breakfast has you singing some pretty big praises!

Make this Sunday morning special, work together with respect to one another and sit down to this lovely loving delicious scrumptious outrageously delectable Nutella Banana stuffed French Toast!

Happy Sunday Breakfast, everyone!

Enjoy!

Song of the day: “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley!

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Nutella Banana Stuffed French Toast-feature on the plate

Nutella banana stuffed French toast

  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Description

Nutella Banana stuffed French Toast. These days people have no choice but have family time. Endless days and nights together, as a result, it could be stressful and aggravating.  However, I know what would help eliminate that. How about this morning getting into the kitchen together and preparing a festive brunch. I don’t know about you, but brunch sounds pretty spectacular, especially with this dish gracing the lineup!


Ingredients

French toast:

  • 4 slices couple days old bread
  • 3 teaspoons Nutella
  • 3 teaspoons crunchy butter
  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup half and half cream
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon rum cream (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Garnishes:

  • Dusting powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp organic pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries and blueberries

Instructions

  1. Take 2  bread slices and spread Nutella on each slice.
  2. Spread peanut butter out on the other 2 slices.
  3. Slice up banana in thin round slices and put onto peanut butter slathered bread.
  4. Put together two slices like a sandwich.
  5. Whisk in a bowl cream, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, rum cream.
  6. Place the bread into the batter.
  7. Take out and let excess batter drip off.
  8. Heat up butter in a pan and place the french toast sandwiches on to the pan.
  9. Cook till golden brown about 10 minutes, and turn over.
  10. Cook an additional 10 minutes and remove from pan.
  11. Dust with icing sugar.
  12. Drizzle maple syrup on top.
  13. Serve with yogurt and berries.

Ready to serve!

Enjoy!


Notes

The rum cream is optional you don’t have to put it in.

You can find all kinds of hazelnut spread, just buy a good quality one.

If someone has a nut allergy use jam, really good too!

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24 Comments

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    Reply Oana August 23, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I think I read the magic word – Nutella. Everything gets better when you add Nutella, but in this combination we’re talking about rich french toast and bananas as well. Sounds like heaven of the best breakfast ever!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto August 23, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Yes I know who ever invented Nutella was a genius, and you’re right the french toast are rich and a piece of heaven. When I think about that breakfast I drool and want it again and again.Thank you for your time and the beautiful comment. It is so greatly appreciated. Take care and happy cooking!

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    Reply Gloria March 30, 2020 at 10:39 am

    At this crazy time…eating breakfast ALL day long sounds like a great plan. Why not? We are wearing pajamas EVERY DAY right now.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto March 30, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      Hi Gloria , lol yes it is a precarious time and why not eat breakfast all day long. I think there are no rules at this time and what is ordinary life now anyways!
      Stay safe and thanks for making me laugh!
      Cheers!

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    Reply HEATHER PERINE April 1, 2020 at 7:11 am

    I just made some homemade brioche yesterday – I cannot wait to try this french toast version with it! I love anything Nutella, I know this is going to delicious!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 1, 2020 at 7:35 am

      Thank you Heather, Brioche that is going to be just fabulous in this recipe. Talk about taking a recipe to the next level and beyond. You have truly excited me!
      Have a wonderful day!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Anna April 1, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Oh my, I think I just found my new favourite breakfast! I love French toast, but the addition of Nutella in there takes it up to a whole new level! DELICIOUS!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 1, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you Anna. I love the play of textures also between the richness of the Nutella, the crunchiness of the peanut butter and those ripe bananas. Elvis would have been happy!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Paula Montenegro April 3, 2020 at 3:54 am

    I love the idea of preparing a special meal even though we’re all inside for weeks. This is a great combination of flavors and such a crowd-pleaser at my house!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 5, 2020 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you Paula. We need special times like this more than ever and having something as delicious as this for breakfast will definitely lift some spirits! So glad you liked this one!
      Have a wonderful week!

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    Reply Elaine April 3, 2020 at 9:48 am

    I will never wonder what to make for breakfast again. If I ever want something delicious and new – I’ve got your recipe now. It looks easy to make and fabulous to recreate over and over again. Can’t wait! 🙂

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 5, 2020 at 9:58 pm

      You are so very kind Elaine! Thank you. I know you will enjoy these and your right they are so easy and fun to make.
      Happy breakfast times!

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    Reply Tammy April 3, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    I have always wanted to try Nutella stuffed french toast! This looks so pretty and I love the addition of the bananas. Super fun and delicious breakfast for the weekends with family 🙂

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 5, 2020 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks Tammy! I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your family. It is in these times that time well spent and having fun is of utmost importance.
      Have a great start to the week!

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    Reply Leslie April 4, 2020 at 11:49 am

    You brought back some great memories for me. I haven’t had nutella in quite some time. This recipe is one that my whole family will love!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 5, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Leslie so glad that this brought up some great memories. That’s what its all about, great thoughts and wonderful food to share. Thank you for commenting on this one and have fun with your family!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer April 4, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    At this time we all need deliciousness that is easy and perfect for the family. With it being the weekend, this is great to add for brunch tomorrow.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 5, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      That’s the way to think about it. Well put! This is a great dish for brunch. It will definitely be a hit. Many have tried it and I am so pleased with the results! Thanks for checking it out!
      Stay safe and healthy!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Charity April 5, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    This looks AMAZING! With so much time at home right now we have time for breakfast! Win win!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 5, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks! That’s the spirit Charity. Love win win situations especially when they involve something this delicious and decadent for breakfast! I sure hope you get to try these so so good. What’s not to love, Hazelnut chocolate, crunchy peanut butter, ripe bananas, all wrapped in some luscious bread and maple syrup!
      Make the best of these days!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Aleta April 6, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Now this is a work of art! I cannot believe I have never thought of stuffing french toast! The combination of banana and nutella is one of my absolute favourites. Turning that into french toast is just genius!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 7, 2020 at 8:16 am

      Thank you Aleta!
      Yes stuffing french toast is an amazing way to take an already decadent delicious breakfast and elevating it to the heavens. I like that I added the crunchy peanut butter which added a nice surprise texture! Give this one a try. It is a real keeper and favorite!
      Happy Breakfast times!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Kelly Neil April 7, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Oh my goodness I love this post so much!! The French toast looks incredible and I am DEFINITELY making it for breakfast this week. I also love how much you are missing Nicoletta. t’s sad you can’t be together right now, but also amazing you have both found such love!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 7, 2020 at 8:25 am

      Thank you Kelly!
      Yes I feel very grateful in my life with Nicoletta. There may be some km in between us but in my world it is just a blink of an eye. So glad we have the blog to work on together. It makes me feel real close to her! I am so glad you like this french toast. It is a smile generator for sure! I am sure whoever you share it with will bring nothing but sunshine and smiles your way!
      Happy day to you!
      Cheers!

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