Nutella stuffed French toast might just be the ultimate dessert for breakfast recipe! Thick slices of brioche bread are filled with creamy Nutella, then dipped in egg and milk and cooked until golden brown. They're finished with a dip in cinnamon sugar for a churro-like coating.
2loaves(16 oz. each) brioche bread, approximately 16 1-inch slices
2large egg yolks
1 ¼cuphalf and half
2 ½teaspoonsground cinnamon, divided
1 ½tablespoonsbrown sugar
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Preheat griddle to 275ºF.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, light brown sugar, salt, and ½ teaspoon of the cinnamon until fully combined, and set aside.
Use a paring knife to cut a slit lengthwise at the middle at the bottom of the slice of bread.
Fill a piping bag with Nutella and carefully pipe approximately 1 tablespoon of Nutella into each slice of bread.
Dip bread slices into the egg wash, covering both sides, and cook on the griddle for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
While your french toast is cooking, in a medium bowl large enough to fit one slice of bread, whisk together your sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, set aside.
Once french toast is fully cooked, brush both sides with melted butter and immediately toss in your cinnamon sugar mixture, covering all sides, and serve.
You can play with the amount of Nutella you use in your french toast to your preference, but be careful not to use more than 2 tablespoons per slice or your french toast will overflow when you cook it.
The Nutella could also be omitted for a cinnamon sugar french toast.
Top with maple syrup, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, fruit, or your favorite breakfast topping.
I used a non stick griddle to cook this on. If you prefer using a frying pan, just add 1-2 tablespoons of butter or nonstick cooking spray before placing the slices on the pan to prevent sticking. If you want to halve this recipe, use 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk. The rest of the ingredients will also be halved.