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Stuffed Chocolate French Toast

October 10, 2020

Last Updated on October 10, 2020 by Slow The Cook Down

Breakfast never tasted so good! This delicious and indulgent stuffed chocolate French toast is easy to make and ready to serve in less than 20 minutes. Soft and sweet brioche bread is stuffed with Nutella and coated with cocoa powder, it’s a must have brunch recipe for all my chocolate lovers!

Overhead shot of chocolate stuffed French toast served with raspberries.

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Ok, I’ll be honest, I’d never had French toast until I made this recipe! As a HUGE lover of brunch, this seems like a big oversight on my part! This stuffed chocolate French toast turned out so good, eggs benny will never be the same!

The Nutella filling is so deliciously gooey and the bread is perfectly soft in the middle and crispy on the outside. We seriously couldn’t get enough of it!

My Savory Pancakes were, up until now, Mr Slow The Cook Down’s favorite breakfast, but this stuffed chocolate French toast has now taken top spot!

If this isn’t enough chocolate for you, be sure to check out my Chocolate Pots and Oreo Rice Krispie Treats.

Ingredients

  • Eggs: Use large eggs, organic / free run if you can.
  • Cocoa Powder: I add a little cocoa powder in the egg mix for an extra chocolate boost.
  • Milk: You can use any milk you have. I used 2%.
  • Brown Sugar: For a little sweetness. You can use white sugar if that’s all you have, but the molasses in the brown sugar has a much deeper, more complex flavor.
  • Bread: Brioche is the best choice here hands down. If you don’t have brioche, use another thickly sliced bread, challah is a great second choice.
  • Nutella: We all know and love Nutella, this hazelnut and chocolate spread takes this French toast to a whole other level!
  • Oil and Butter: For frying. You can use salted or unsalted butter, I like to use salted to balance out the sweetness.

How to make chocolate stuffed French toast

  • Mix together the ingredients for the egg mix in a large bowl (photo 1).
  • Spread Nutella on on side of each piece of bread and close to make a sandwich (photo 2).
  • Place the sandwiches into the egg mix and coat all over (photo 3).
  • Fry the sandwiches on both sides until golden brown.
Three step by step photos to show how to make the recipe.
Chocolate stuffed French toast served with fresh raspberries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use day old bread?

The best French toast is made with slightly stale bread. I like to buy it the day before, slice it thickly and then leave the slices out til the next morning. This will dry the bread out slightly so that the custard gets absorbed and it will hold up more firmly after getting coated.

How long do you soak the bread?

This entirely depends on how dried out your bread is. Mine was still pretty soft, so it only needed about 30 seconds on each side, if you bread is more stale then you can let it soak for longer.

Can you make it ahead of time?

French toast is best served as soon as it’s made. If you are making this for a crowd, you can keep each sandwich warm in the oven until you are ready to serve everyone. If you have a big enough skillet you can cook two sandwiches at a time and if you are feeding more, feel free to get two skillets on the go!

French Toast Toppings

When it comes to French toast there is no such thing as too many toppings! You can keep it simple with a dusting of powdered sugar, all go or out! Top it with:

  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh berries like raspberries, blueberries or strawberries
  • Maple syrup
  • Chocolate chips
  • Honey
Chocolate French toast topped with whipped cream.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Don’t add too much Nutella to each piece of bread or it will ooze out when it cooks. About a tablespoon on each side will do the trick.
  • Don’t have the skillet on too high a heat or you will burn the bread.
  • Don’t press down and flatten the bread while it is cooking to keep it nice and light and fluffy.
  • It’s best eaten straight away, but leftovers can be kept covered in the fridge and reheated in the oven.
Close up of the chocolate filling.

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Chocolate French toast with a dusting of powdered sugar and fresh raspberries.

Stuffed Chocolate French Toast

Breakfast never tasted so good! This delicious and indulgent stuffed chocolate French toast is easy to make and ready to serve in less than 20 minutes. Soft and sweet brioche bread is stuffed with Nutella and coated with cocoa powder, it's a must have brunch recipe for all my chocolate lovers!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 735kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 slices brioche bread
  • 4 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted)
  • Toppings of choice: Chocolate chips, fresh berries, whipping cream, maple syrup

Instructions

  • Heat the oil an butter in a large skillet on a medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cocoa powder, milk and brown sugar.
  • Spread the Nutella on each slice of bread and then make two sandwiches.
  • Place the sandwiches in the egg mix for 20 seconds and then flip over for another 20 – 30 seconds. Cover the sides in the mixture.
  • Place the sandwiches in the hot skillet and cook on both sides until crispy and golden brown (about 5 to 8 minutes).
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.

Notes

  • Don’t add too much Nutella to each piece of bread or it will ooze out when it cooks. About a tablespoon on each side will do the trick.
  • Don’t have the skillet on too high a heat or you will burn the bread.
  • Don’t press down and flatten the bread while it is cooking to keep it nice and light and fluffy.
  • It’s best eaten straight away, but leftovers can be kept covered in the fridge and reheated in the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 735kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 242mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1014IU | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 3mg
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