I met up with a friend on our walk to school last Friday morning and she shared what she had made her boys for breakfast that morning. My kids and I were drooling. A nutella sandwich dipped in a sweet egg batter and fried on a hot griddle? What's not to like?! Thankfully, I usually make a special breakfast on Saturday, so we didn't have to wait long to try out this delicious idea. It was a total winner! We actually did a little taste test in the process. I made one sandwich using Speculoos spread instead of Nutella, but we all agreed that the Nutella was better. And the fresh strawberries were the perfect topping (though my son suggested that whipped cream would have made it perfect!).
The recipe my friend used can be found here. Below is my guestimate of how I make french toast to feed my family of five and how this breakfast came together for us:
fresh strawberries, sliced
1 tsp sugar
thinly sliced bread
2 cups milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
butter for frying
other optional toppings:
drizzle of melted nutella
Combine strawberries and sugar and let sit while you make the french toast.
Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a pie plate or shallow dish. Set aside until you are ready to dip your sandwiches.
Spread a layer of nutella on one slice of bread. Top with another piece of bread. Repeat as many times as you want! I made seven sandwiches in total.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 to 2 Tbsp butter.
Dip each sandwich into egg mixture, soaking for about 10 seconds on each side. Let some excess drip off then place in skillet. Cook a couple minutes until lightly brown. Flip. Cook a couple more minutes until browned and heated through. (Add more butter to skillet as necessary between sandwiches.) Add desired toppings and devour!