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Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast

Whip up the ultimate breakfast indulgence with this quick and easy recipe for Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast.

Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast topped with banana slices and drizzled with maple syrup

Remember the Banana Nut Pancakes I was eating by the half-dozen awhile back? Well, they just met their match on the brunch buffet.

Hand holding two pieces of bread stuffed with Nutella and banana slices

There are times when I’m working on a new recipe for the site and I get so enthralled with the food that I forget to take photos. No surprise here, but this actually happens on the regular around these parts.

This Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast is a perfect example of when I have to cook another portion to eat while taking a photo of the final dish because sometimes, well … sometimes 5 minutes is just too long to wait.

Frying stuffed French toast in large skillet containing butter

The best of the best recipes also result in an email to my family with a subject line such as “TRY THIS,” which includes a snapshot and some tantalizing text. Needless to say, this recipe sparked a family email chain last Sunday morning that stretched into phone calls about said Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast well into the night.

The melted Nutella, the warmed, yet not mushy bananas, the pronounced eggy taste of the cinnamon-flavored custard coating—this recipe was honestly the results of some almost-too-ripe bananas that were begging for a destiny other than banana bread.

Easy Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast topped with banana slices

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Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast

  • 8
    bread slices (1-inch thick)
  • 1/4
    cup
    Nutella hazelnut spread
  • 2
    bananas, sliced, plus additional for serving
  • 3/4
    cup
    heavy cream
  • 4
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2
    teaspoons
    cinnamon
  • 1
    Tablespoon
    sugar
  • Butter, for frying
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket inside each slice of bread being careful not to split the bread into two slices.

Spread a portion of the Nutella inside each pocket and then layer in the sliced bananas.

Pre-heat a large skillet over medium heat and add enough butter to liberally coat the bottom of the pan. You want the pan to be hot, but not smoking.

Whisk together the heavy cream, eggs, cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl, and then dip each filled bread pocket into the mixture ensuring the bread is fully soaked on all sides. Repeat with the remaining filled bread pockets.

In batches, fry the soaked slices of bread until the egg mixture is fully cooked, about 3 minutes per side.

Top the French toast with additional banana slices and serve warm with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Nutrition Facts

Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast

Amount Per Serving

Calories 536
Calories from Fat 252

% Daily Value*

Fat 28g43%

Saturated Fat 17g106%

Cholesterol 224mg75%

Sodium 378mg16%

Potassium 483mg14%

Carbohydrates 58g19%

Fiber 5g21%

Sugar 23g26%

Protein 13g26%

Vitamin A 930IU19%

Vitamin C 5.4mg7%

Calcium 164mg16%

Iron 3.8mg21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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