This Nutella & Dark Chocolate Stuffed French Toast recipe is what dreams are made of – think perfect slices of French toast stuffed with just the right mix of Nutella and dark chocolate, gently bathed in a berry compote sent directly from the heavens. Yes, bestie…it’s *THAT* good.
…Nutella & Dark Chocolate French Toast, the stuff dreams are made of
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Riz! This is too much. I don’t deserve this much deliciousness.” I want you to cast aside those silly thoughts. You have worked hard this week. And you deserve this delicious French toast experience.
Honestly speaking, stuffed French toast may be one of the greatest breakfast recipes ever created. Not only is off-the-scale yummy, but it’s just as easy as making regular French toast.
I prepared this for a group of friends, and one of them put it best:
“You know what this is? This last bite…it’s like that last kiss before your lover leaves for war.”
Try it once and you’ll understand the magic. It’ll be like having a chocolate-covered, berry-coated loaf thrown at your face. (In a really, really, good way.)
What is Stuffed French Toast?
For the uninitiated, you may be wondering what exactly stuffed French toast is? Or how to stuff it? Don’t worry, I got you. And it’s all pretty simple.
Stuffed French toast is essentially a French Toast sandwich – two slices of French toast filled with something tasty. This recipe uses Nutella and dark chocolate as the filling, but there really is an unlimited number of options. (Comment below and let me know if you have any favourites!)
As for how to stuff French toast – no fancy techniques required! It’s a simple as spreading jam on toast, and then sandwiching it with another slice of bread.
What kind of bread to use for stuffed French Toast recipes
Brioche and challah bread are ideal. Potato bread is a great substitute (it’s actually what I used the very first time I made a Nutella French toast). But you can certainly make do with other breads like Texas toast or even all-butter croissants.
Sourdough is another good option – it’s sturdy, and can absorb a lot of liquid without breaking.
Something to keep in mind (and this is French Toast 101) is that you want your bread to be slightly stale. The slight staleness allows for the bread to absorb more of that liquid batter without risk of tearing or breaking. Of course, if you see that your bread has absorbed so much batter that it’s becoming delicate, it’s probably a good idea to (gently) remove it!
One bread I’d personally stay away from in this case is (funnily enough) classical French baguette. It’s not that baguette is a bad choice, it’s good in the sense that, like the others mentioned, it’s sturdy and can absorb a lot of liquid.
However, I think baguettes are actually a little too sturdy – there’s just too much bite required from them (when used to make French Toast), especially if you’ve allowed them to go a little stale.
That said, it’s a popular option for many. So…you do you, bestie.
Is this Nutella French Toast as good as it sounds?
No, bestie. It’s better. Without a doubt, this is one of my most indulgent breakfast recipes. It’s rich, and full of flavour, and the tartness of the berry compote cuts through the sweetness in all the right ways.
(Serve with fresh strawberries if cooking for the love of your life.)
Nutella & Dark Chocolate Stuffed French Toast, Updated
Fun fact: this was actually one of the very first recipes I published to Chocolates & Chai (back in January 2015, before this was officially a blog). It’s still one of my favourite recipes, and it’s been on my list of recipes to republish with new photos and an updated, more informative post for a very long time.
Other delicious French Toast recipes you’ll Love
French toast is one of those perfect breakfasts, it’s indulgent enough to be a hit every time you make it, but it’s also easy enough to make without breaking a sweat. Here are some other recipes I know you’ll love:
- Perfect French Toast (Twice-Cooked!)
- Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake
- Baked French Toast
- S’mores French Toast
- Hong Kong Style French Toast
Other Nutella Recipes to Check Out
…if you’re here because of the delicious Nutella, I got you too. Here are a few other recipes using Nutella that you should make today. I mean it, today!
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It doesn’t take much to sell me on a French toast recipe. Stuffed French toast is, in a word, sexyawesometastic (and it tastes good too!). Besides, what’s better than dessert for breakfast? Let’s discuss.
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This decadent Nutella & Dark Chocolate Stuffed French Toast is what dreams are made of! A berry compote takes it from Heavenly to a whole new level. (Good thing it’s super easy to make to!)
- Mix the berries and white sugar in a ¼ cup of water, and leave the mixture to simmer (stirring occasionally) over a low-medium heat. Once the mixture has reduced slightly, lightly mash with a fork.
- Whisk the egg, milk, and vanilla extract together and pour into a large flat dish. Spread 2-3tbsp of Nutella on one slice of bread, then place the two bars of dark chocolate towards the centre of the spread (they’ll melt down to create pockets of gooey deliciousness in the finished dish); use the remaining slice of bread to create a sandwich.
- Soak each side of your newly formed sandwich in the egg/milk/vanilla batter for 1-2 minutes (depending on how quickly it absorbs).
- Melt butter in a large frying pan, add the sandwich and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Once golden, remove the sandwich and slice in half.
- Plate, drizzle on the berry compote, and dust with icing sugar to finish. (Optional: Pour on a little maple syrup)
If you don’t have access to brioche or challah bread, potato bread works great too! Regular white sandwich bread works okay, but it doesn’t have quite the same flavour/texture.
Pro Tip: Don’t go crazy when mashing the berry compote. You want to preserve some of that wonderful berry texture.
Pro Tip: Drizzling on a little maple syrup is a great way to ramp up the sweetness!
Make-Ahead: You can make the batter the night before and refrigerate it.
Milk Substitutions: Although, this doesn’t require milk with a specific fat content, I find best results from from 3% or half-and-half. However, you should be fine substituting with your milk of choice!
- Category: Breakfast & Brunch
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: French
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