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Nutella French Toast

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Breakfast | 20th February 2015 | By

Nutella French Toast

Whilst we were away in the New Forest last month, I was given the remainder of a bag of wholemeal sliced bread to take home. This is not something I would normally buy as I make my own bread, so I was keen to use it up quickly. I also had some ancient Nutella that has been sitting in a jar since I don’t know when and I thought it was time to remove it and make a bit more room in my overcrowded cupboard.

Why not kill two birds with one stone? The solution: an indulgent breakfast of French toast.

Jolly delicious it was too with the eggy bread and melting chocolate. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before. I can only imagine how much better it would be with good bread and my homemade chocolate cashew nut spread.

Tea Time Treats, hosted by Karen of Lavender and Lovage and Janie over at The Hedge Combers, is all about toast this month, so my very moreish Nutella French Toast is winging its way in that direction.

 

No Waste Challenge LogoAs both the bread and Nutella needed using up and I can never bear to throw anything away unless it crawls out of the door of its own accord, I am also sending this off to the No Waste Food Challenge  hosted over at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.

 

 

Nutella French Toast
Serves 2
An indulgent breakfast or brunch treat for two.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
16 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
16 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 large slices wholemeal bread
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 2 tbsp crème fraîche (I used homemade)
  4. 1 drop cardamom extract (or spice of choice)
  5. 1 heaped tsp sesame seeds
  6. 2 tbsp Nutella
  7. knob of butter
  8. splash of rapeseed oil
Instructions
  1. Spread the Nutella over two of the bread slices, then press the other slices on top to create a sandwich.
  2. Beat the eggs, crème fraîche, cardamom and sesame seeds together and pour into a flattish container.
  3. Dip the sandwiches into the mixture, first one side then the other.
  4. Add the butter and oil to a frying pan over a low heat.
  5. Place one sandwich into the pan and fry for 3 minutes or so until golden, then turn over and fry the other side. Repeat with the other sandwich and eat whilst hot.
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      Choclette Blogger
      23rd February 2015

      Thanks Angie – that’s just what I’m thinking as I sit here wishing my fast day was over 😉

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    Lilinha Espindula
    22nd February 2015

    I love French toast and chocolate, but never thought about having them together. Sounds like a great combination! x

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      Choclette Blogger
      23rd February 2015

      Nor had I until I did it Lilinha. I will now be repeating it with my homemade chocolate cashew spread.

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    GG
    22nd February 2015

    With home made creme fraiche, homemade bread and homemade chocolate cashew nut spread living in your house must be amazing. GG

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    Heidi Roberts
    22nd February 2015

    What a great idea and so simple – surprised no thought of it before!! Definitely going to try this one.

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    Brogan
    22nd February 2015

    Wow this sounds just great! I love nutella on toast so I bet this is lovely! x

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    Johanna GGG
    23rd February 2015

    Hard to believe you have nutella that just lingers at the back of the cupboard! I am sure your chocolate cashew nut butter will not linger so long

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      Johanna GGG
      23rd February 2015

      And it is a great idea for french toast – we do a vegan version that I would love to try stuffed with some nice chocolate filling

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      Choclette Blogger
      23rd February 2015

      I’m not really a fan of nutella Johanna as I find it too sweet and don’t really like the ingredients they put in. My jar of homemade spread has already gone 😉

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    MotherWouldKnow
    23rd February 2015

    There’s not much chance that I’ll have homemade creme fraiche when I make this, but as for the rest, I’m totally on board. I’ve been staring at the nutella in my cupboard thinking that I should be using it ….

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      Choclette Blogger
      24th February 2015

      Haha crème fraîche is a synch to make – really. Go for it, it’s a good way to use that jar.

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    Susan@LunaCafe
    24th February 2015

    What a treat! I’ll try if with the homemade peanutella I have in the fridge. Delish!

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      Choclette Blogger
      24th February 2015

      That sounds delicious too. I’m going to be trying it next with my homemade cashew nut chocolate spread – haven’t tried making it with peanuts.

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    Baking Addict
    24th February 2015

    Great idea for using up your leftovers. I’m sure it would be tastier with your own bread and chocolate spread! Thanks for the inspiration I think I know what to make for the weekend.

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      Kate Glutenfreealchemist
      3rd March 2015

      It’s hard to know. The texture is quite different and although you can get some great toast, it reacts differently when it takes on extra moisture. I will have to give a few loaves a try and see where we get!

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    Eco Gites of Lénault
    27th February 2015

    I live in France – what’s not to like about this? Please do tell though – how do you make your Crème fraîche?

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      Choclette Blogger
      27th February 2015

      it’s so very simple. Just add a tbsp or two of buttermilk to 300ml double cream and leave in a warm place overnight or for 8 hours or so until set. It’s soooo delicious.

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    A Cornish Mum
    18th March 2015

    This looks delicious! I have a slight nutella addiction so I may have to try this soon 🙂

    Stevie.

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    Elizabeth
    22nd April 2015

    Goodness me this sounds like the PERFECT breakfast! Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge, and apologies for the delay in commenting!

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      Choclette
      22nd April 2015

      No problem Elizabeth, I know what it’s like. Glad you liked it 🙂

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    Janie
    1st December 2015

    Oh my god, not sure how I missed this one! We’re going campoing this weekend (yes, in December!) and I so want to make a dairy free version of this – thanks for the inspiration petal 😉
    Janie x

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      Choclette
      1st December 2015

      But you camp every day Janice 😉 You’re right though, this would be a great breakfast for camping. Have fun 🙂

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