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Stuffed French Toast With Nutella and Bananas

by TastefullyJulie on March 25, 2012

Nutella, like real mayonnaise, was an enigma in my house when I was growing up. We were strictly a Miracle Whip (gag!) and Skippy household, but occasionally I was treated to the hazelnut-cocoa glory of Nutella at a friend’s house.

I forgot how yummy Nutella was until last summer when I discovered Nutella crepes at an amusement park, of all places. It’s been a staple in our house ever since.

I love how they market Nutella as a health food. Really? The first two ingredients are sugar and palm oil. It’s about as “healthy” as a Ferraro Rocher truffle. For me, it’s dessert (with a spoon, right out of the jar works) or a Sunday morning treat.

This French toast makes a fabulous Sunday morning treat for any Nutella lover. I made it with bananas but strawberries would be awesome, too. Or both!

4.5 from 4 reviews

Stuffed French Toast With Nutella and Bananas
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 2-4
 

Ingredients
  • 8 slices of thin bread (Pepperidge Farm Very Thin Bread works great)
  • Nutella
  • one large banana, sliced thin
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
  1. Slather each slice of bread with nutella (to your liking). Put a layer of sliced bananas on 4 of the bread slices and then put together 4 Nutella/banana sandwiches.
  2. In a shallow, wide bowl beat together the eggs, milk, and cinnamon with a fork.
  3. Spray a large pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat.
  4. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture to lightly coat each side, shake off the excess egg and place in the hot pan.
  5. Cook until both sides are firm and lightly browned.

Notes
If there’s one thing I despise it’s soggy French toast. Yuck. I was worried that regular bread would make this too thick to cook all the way through. It’s a personal preference, but I decided to use Pepperidge Farm Very Thin bread. Although ridiculously thin on it’s own, the bread made for a perfectly sized Nutella and banana sandwich.

 

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1 moo March 25, 2012 at 9:51 am

These look unbelievably delicious!
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2 TastefullyJulie March 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

Thank you, it is!
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3 ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife] March 25, 2012 at 9:58 am

HA! It bugs me that they market Nutella as a healthy food too. I think they paid a lot of bloggers to talk about how it’s made with milk, therefore it’s super super healthy! But that’s okay, because I still love the stuff. Especially with bananas! This recipe sounds so good–and easy too!
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4 TastefullyJulie March 25, 2012 at 10:06 am

It’s super easy. I wasn’t ambitious enough to try crepes…yet.

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5 recipeland March 25, 2012 at 10:29 am

Stuffed French Toast With Nutella and Bananas, just reading the title of the recipe, my mouth is already watering. It sounds and looks yummy….
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6 Mary@FitandFed March 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

Very cool. I have a recipe for stuffed French toast with a direction to “cut a pocket in each bread slice by slicing from the top halfway to the bottom.” That sounded somewhere between very hard and impossible, so I never tried it, though the recipe itself sounded delicious (it involved stuffing the bread with walnuts and cream cheese). Your idea of using very thin bread is so much more sensible!
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7 TastefullyJulie March 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

Cream cheese is another stuffing ingredient I want to try. Thanks for the reminder!

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8 Kiri W. March 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

Ooooh – you have to love Nutella and bananas, but inside French toast? Genius!

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9 TastefullyJulie March 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

When I came home from the store with the Nutella and bread I actually told my husband that I had a stroke of genius in the grocery store!

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10 moo March 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

The way I see it is – if you have half the amount of Nutella you’d normally have, you’ve had half the calories, so you can have twice as much!
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11 Hannah March 25, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Yum! So simple and yet so tasty. I love this.

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12 ATasteOfMadness April 1, 2012 at 3:17 am

Nutella, Nutella everywhere! I can`t get enough! It looks so good!
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13 TastefullyJulie April 1, 2012 at 9:56 am

I know, it’s dangerous!
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14 Nancy/SpicieFoodie April 1, 2012 at 6:57 am

I also grew up with peanut butter, and didn’t have Nutella until I moved to Europe. It is now a stable along with peanut butter. I love, love your french toast recipe. Nutella and bananas are just amazing together.

Thanks for being a part of the YBR :)
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15 TastefullyJulie April 1, 2012 at 9:56 am

I love it, Nancy. Thanks for hosting!

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16 Nescett @ bananaoats April 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

French toast with nutella and bananas? Yes please!
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17 brighteyedbaker April 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Nutella is definitely NOT a health food, even if it has hazelnuts, but I think it can be a part of breakfast anyway. This looks delicious; I wish I had some Nutella at home now!

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18 Carole July 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hi there. You will have noticed that this week’s subject for Food on Friday is bananas. How about linking this post in? Cheers
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19 cj September 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

I made this this morning it was delicious and easy to make

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20 TastefullyJulie September 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I’m glad you liked it!

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21 Lauren wolfe October 10, 2012 at 2:48 am

LOOKS DELICIOUS, mmmmm bananas, french toast, nutella ..mm

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