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Nutella French Toast – An Easy But Indulgent Breakfast

Nutella French Toast

Breakfast, Leftovers | 20th February 2015 | By

French toast for breakfast is a bit of a classic, but have you tried Nutella French toast yet? It’s an indulgent way to break your fast for sure, but it’s oh so satisfying. Why not treat yourself this weekend?

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 and use up those annoying leftovers? 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. Or even my raw chocolate nut spread.

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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.

As 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 – The Recipe

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Nutella French Toast

An indulgent breakfast or brunch treat for two.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: crème fraîche, easter eggs, nutella, sesame seeds, toast
Servings: 2 people
Author: Choclette


  • 4 large slices wholemeal bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche (I used homemade)
  • 1 drop cardamom extract (or spice of choice)
  • 1 heaped tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp Nutella
  • knob of butter
  • splash of rapeseed oil


  • Spread the Nutella over two of the bread slices, then press the other slices on top to create a sandwich.
  • Beat the eggs, crème fraîche, cardamom and sesame seeds together and pour into a flattish container.
  • Dip the sandwiches into the mixture, first one side then the other.
  • Add the butter and oil to a frying pan over a medium low heat.
  • 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.


  1. celery and cupcakes

    22nd February 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Anything that involves Nutella is amazing in my opinion, so I bet this is really great!

    • Choclette Blogger

      23rd February 2015 at 7:19 pm

      I’m thinking it would be even better with my homemade cashew nut chocolate spread 🙂

  2. Angie Schneider

    22nd February 2015 at 12:10 pm

    A great use of all the leftovers! This looks mouthwatering.

    • Choclette Blogger

      23rd February 2015 at 7:58 pm

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

  3. Lilinha Espindula

    22nd February 2015 at 12:12 pm

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

    • Choclette Blogger

      23rd February 2015 at 7:59 pm

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

  4. GG

    22nd February 2015 at 2:15 pm

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

  5. Heidi Roberts

    22nd February 2015 at 8:40 pm

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

  6. Brogan

    22nd February 2015 at 11:28 pm

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

  7. Johanna GGG

    23rd February 2015 at 3:02 am

    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

    • Johanna GGG

      23rd February 2015 at 3:03 am

      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

    • Choclette Blogger

      23rd February 2015 at 8:02 pm

      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 😉

    • Choclette Blogger

      23rd February 2015 at 8:02 pm

      I’m wondering how you do a vegan version – will come over to find out.

  8. MotherWouldKnow

    23rd February 2015 at 8:46 pm

    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 ….

    • Choclette Blogger

      24th February 2015 at 8:20 am

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

  9. Susan@LunaCafe

    24th February 2015 at 3:22 am

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

    • Choclette Blogger

      24th February 2015 at 8:21 am

      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.

  10. Baking Addict

    24th February 2015 at 11:21 pm

    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.

    • Choclette Blogger

      25th February 2015 at 9:13 am

      Thanks Ros. You could always try it with peanut butter 😉

  11. Bintu Hardy

    25th February 2015 at 9:15 am

    This is certainly indulgent Choclette. Send me some please.

  12. Kate Glutenfreealchemist

    26th February 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I love French Toast, but haven’t really tried it since going GF. Making my mouth water!!!!

    • Choclette Blogger

      27th February 2015 at 7:02 am

      Do you think GF bread just wouldn’t work Kate?

    • Kate Glutenfreealchemist

      3rd March 2015 at 10:40 pm

      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!

  13. Eco Gites of Lénault

    27th February 2015 at 7:08 am

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

    • Choclette Blogger

      27th February 2015 at 9:35 am

      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.

  14. Sew White

    27th February 2015 at 11:58 am

    Oh yes! These have my name on x

    • Choclette Blogger

      27th February 2015 at 3:42 pm

      I think they might have mine on too – for breakfast this weekend 😉

  15. Fiver Feeds

    12th March 2015 at 2:46 am

    I like the idea, will definitely give it a try!

  16. A Cornish Mum

    18th March 2015 at 9:21 pm

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


    • Choclette

      19th March 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks Stevie, sounds like a perfect breakfast for you 🙂

  17. Elizabeth

    22nd April 2015 at 7:20 am

    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!

    • Choclette

      22nd April 2015 at 7:02 pm

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

  18. Janie

    1st December 2015 at 8:15 am

    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

    • Choclette

      1st December 2015 at 10:05 am

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


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