I was inspired by a gorgeous post over at Little Thrills, Little Trips, Little Ideas. Ong Ling recently showcased an amazing stuffed French toast oozing with mascarpone and blackberries. Please head over to Little Thrills, Little Trips, Little Ideas to ogle over the delightful pictures!!
I loved French toast as a kid, but just don’t seem to have the time these days to indulge in my childhood favourite. Toast and eggs is probably as much cooking as I like to do in the mornings these days. 😛 I didn’t have mascarpone or berries on hand but with a craving to recreate this, I filled my French toast with nutella and sliced banana instead…..and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Recipe for Nutella and Banana French Toast
4 slices of white bread (or your bread of choice)
1/3 cup of milk
2 heaped tablespoons of nutella (or more if you like!)
1 banana (sliced)
2 tablespoons of melted butter
2 teaspoons of canola oil
Maple syrup for drizzling
Icing Sugar for dusting
Spread nutella on 2 slices of bread, top one slice of bread with your sliced banana and carefully join together to make a sandwich.
Repeat with the remaining bread, nutella and banana.
In a large bowl, crack in your eggs, add your milk and whisk thoroughly.
Carefully lower your sandwich into your milky egg mixture and allow the bread to soak up the eggy mix. Gently turn your sandwich over so the other side absorbs the eggy mixture.
Heat up a frypan over a low heat. Drizzle in 1 tablespoon of melted butter and 1 teaspoon of oil (the oil helps to prevent the butter from burning). Scoop your egg soaked sandwich gently out of its eggy bath and into the frypan. When you see the bottom turning a golden hue, carefully turn your French toast over. Do be patient with this process, ensuring that the flame/heat remains low to allow the bread to crisp up and the egg custard to cook through but also for the nutella to heat up and the bananas to warm through. I turned my French toast over quite a few times to prevent it burning and more importantly to allow the bananas to almost start stewing in the gooey nutella.
Dust with icing sugar and enjoy or take it to another level of decadence and top with more sliced banana and drizzle with maple syrup.