Sugary, sweet, crispy, and chocolatey…this Cinnamon Stuffed French Toast recipe is everything you want in a satisfying breakfast. To make it, you simply need sliced sandwich bread, hazelnut cream (like Nutella), ground cinnamon, and sugar. Fresh strawberries are great for serving and presentation, so make sure to include these when serving them to guests. The cinnamon sugar creates a sweet crust on the outside, while the hazelnut spread is rich and creamy with just the right amount of hazelnut flavor. It just might be the greatest breakfast food ever created!
It might look fancy, but you don’t need to be an expert in the kitchen to make this Stuffed French Toast. Hazelnut cream is sandwiched between two slices of bread and dipped into a sweet cinnamon-spiced egg wash. It’s then fried in a bit of butter (make sure to use a non-stick pan!) until golden and cooked through.
The cooked toast is coated with cinnamon sugar and served with fresh strawberries.
You must soak the bread long enough just until the slices are coated with the egg mixture. The slices shouldn’t be too thin either, otherwise, it will end up drenched and very soggy. The ideal thickness is about ¾ inches.
Serve the French Toast with any fresh fruits (bananas and plums are yummy!) and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Choosing the right bread is the secret to the perfect Stuffed French Toast. If the bread is too thin or ‘airy’ it will soak up too much of the egg wash, and you will end up with soggy toast. If the bread is too thick or old, it won’t be able to soak up enough of the mixture, and it will end up dry. Brioche and challah are the best bread types to use for Stuffed French Toast. If you can’t find these, try to find a loaf of bread that’s at least one day old.
– Preheat the pan, but don’t make it too hot. Medium heat should work fine. If the pan is too hot, the bread will scorch before the egg is cooked completely.
– You can also dust the French Toast with powdered sugar instead of cinnamon sugar.
– If you want to make Stuffed French Toast for a large group, then you can bake it in the oven by making a French Toast Casserole. Simply spread the slices with hazelnut cream, roll up the slices and add to an oven-safe casserole dish. Continue with slices until the dish is filled. Top with the egg wash and bake at 375°F for 30 minutes.
– For a delicious variation, add sliced bananas to the hazelnut cream filling.
You can store the Cinnamon Stuffed French Toast in the fridge, and then reheat it in the oven at 375°F for 10 minutes. You can also freeze it, simply wrap the cooled stuffed French toast in parchment paper, then add another layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months.
Add the eggs to a small mixing bowl.
Add sugar, cinnamon, vanilla sugar, and milk. Whisk to combine.
Add hazelnut cream (spread) onto bread and top with another slice of bread.
Dip sandwiches into the egg mixture, making sure both sides are coated with the egg wash.
Melt a knob of butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Cook the French toast on each side until golden.
Mix sugar and cinnamon on a plate, and dip the freshly cooked French toast in the cinnamon sugar.
Add strawberries to the final dish.
Make sure to choose the bread wisely, this really makes a difference in a good French Toast.
Don’t hold back on the hazelnut cream! The more you add, the more delicious it will be.