Strawberry Nutella French Toast being dusted with powdered sugar

The first time I really ate Nutella was my sophomore year of high school, at an elephant sanctuary, in Thailand. I say really ate because before then I had tastes here and there. But in Thailand I spread Nutella over bread like it was my job.

I was there on one of those teen service trips where you go with the intention of doing meaningful work, but in reality you tag along with whatever local group you’re working with and call it ‘community service.’ Don’t get me wrong, there should be elephant sanctuaries and mahouts (elephant trainers), but pairing mahouts up with teens doesn’t really help lessen the plight of the elephants. But I did get to bathe in a river with my elephant, so there’s that. 

Anyways. Back to Nutella. So we had a few overnight trips where we’d pack up camping gear, food, and water on the backs of our elephants, then ride them into the jungle. It was fucking awesome. And when we got hungry, we’d snack on white bread slathered in Nutella.

Someone actually kept a bag of bread and a huge jar of Nutella so we could all eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No one complained.

Strawberry Nutella French Toast drizzled with maple syrup

So today I’ve made strawberry Nutella French toast. You can call it healthy because you get good protein from the eggs, and good fat and fiber from the Nutella.

Right? Right.

Fellas, if you want to impress your lady (Alex, are you reading this?), wake up Saturday morning and make her this. She will love you forever.

Strawberry Nutella French Toast stacked on a plate

Choosing the best bread for French toast

The base of any amazing French toast is the bread. Sure, regular sandwich bread will work, but if you want to go the extra mile you should pick out a bread that’s soft and slightly sweet. You’re looking for breads that don’t come pre-sliced (you want to cut your own thick slices!) and that will hold their shape when covered in the delicious egg mixture.

Personally, I love a good Brioche stuffed French toast. Brioche soaks up the egg mixture nicely and has a rich, buttery flavor. A good alternative to brioche is challah, which is equally buttery and pillowy.

If your grocery store doesn’t stock either of those breads, opt for a good quality white sandwich bread (the bakery section should sell some that’ll work!). Just don’t pick a white bread that’s too flimsy, like Wonder Bread.

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Nutella French Toast

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 thick slices brioche or other soft bread
  • 1/4 cup nutella
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced thinly

Instructions

  1. Heat large skillet or griddle over medium low heat with 2 tablespoons of butter.
  2. Spread half of nutella onto a slice of bread, leaving a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch border. Top with slies of strawberries. Sandwich with second piece of bread. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, salt, and vanilla extract. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, coating fully. Cook roughly 4 minutes on each side, until light golden brown. Serve immediately with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

More French toast recipes from Broma Bakery:

Cinnamon Apple Baked French Toast 

Almond Bostock (the Beyonce of French toast) 

Overnight Cinnamon Raisin Pumpkin French Toast Bake

Blueberry Basil French Toast Cups

18 comments

Tori
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Shut the front door! Now this is what I’m talking about! Chocolate should be a part of every breakfast!

Ashlyn | Dollop Of Yum
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Heck yes! This French toast looks amazing Sarah!

Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It
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Both hands raised for this recipe. This totally counts as a healthy breakfast!! Strawberries, hazelnuts, eggs, and bread. It’s a well-balanced meal. <3

Erica
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Uhhh that is one GORGEOUS stack of French toast. Be right back, I need to subtly hint to my man that this is what I want this weekend now.

Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
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Girl this looks bananas sensational!!!

Katrina
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oof, what a beauty!! Love the strawberry-nutella mixture!

linda \ the baker who kerns
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Wow this is truly a decadent french toast! Oh I wish I could eat a whole stack of these. And that maple syrup AND powdered sugar, oh how you tease me!

Aimee
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Strawberries and chocolate – perfect mix!!! :))

Tanya
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A real tease for the people being on a diet! but they are sure won’t be able to resist it.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh I bet! It was hard to resist 🙂

Hannah
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This is so cool!! And pretty. Love it!

Linda | Brunch-n-Bites
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Oh my gawd….this needs to happen soon! So fantastic!

Gaby Dalkin
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I can’t even imagine eating this breakfast in bed style. SO good!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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THANK YOU LADY

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