Nutella Banana French Toast

We recently had a family reunion where everyone went to Canada! Because of work, B and I could only catch the tail end over the weekend (only Montreal) but better late than never! It's so close to us now we have no excuse for not visiting. 

Plus we caught the 150th birthday of Canada - pretty neat!
Nutella Banana French Toast | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
Anyone who is related to me enjoys eating, so no surprise we spent a lot of time around food.  I'll be sharing a post of the foods we ate later on in another travel / Instagram series  :)
Nutella Banana French Toast | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
The entire side from my mom all stayed at an enormous Airbnb with a fabulous kitchen right next to the Notre Dame cathedral. My family had bought the most massive loaf of bread I had ever seen, which was like a pillow. My family all flew out a day earlier than us, and thus, we were left with an entire loaf of this fluffy bread.

I instantly thought of french toast, especially given all the Canada maple syrup everywhere. I knew I had to carry this bread back to the US to make delicious french toast.

I told B, "We are taking this bread back to the US!" He gave me the one eyebrow raised look, but he's been a food blogger husband long enough to accept my oddities.
Nutella Banana French Toast | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
Also, at airport security, we found out my small maple jelly jar was contained too much liquid for our carry on. I begged the security to let us bring it if we reduced the liquid (maple products are not cheap!) and so B and I drank pure maple jelly right in front of the security man til it hit the right liquid limit.

This is when B gave me the two eyebrow raised look. Hey, I'm proving this maple syrup is perfectly harmless (except maybe to my pancreas).
Nutella Banana French Toast | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
B and I both love brunch but neither of us had made french toast before, so it took me a couple tries to get the hang of it. 

Tips: 
- toast your bread beforehand so it stays firm while frying 
- the more eggs in your egg milk mixture, the firmer the toast
- let the bread soak up the egg milk mixture completely by seeping it for a minute (not just a quick dip) for maximum flavor.
- I add minimal sugar to the egg milk mixture since I add powdered sugar and syrup after

Once I perfected my frying technique, I literally ate French toast 5 days in a row (we had a lot of fluffy bread to be finished!). French Toast recipe adapted from Simply Recipes


Nutella Banana French Toast


Ingredients
FRENCH TOAST
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
4 thick slices of old bread (or toasted)
butter

CHOCOLATE BANANA TOPPING
1/3 cup nutella
1-2 bananas
whipped cream
chocolate chips
maple syrup

Directions
If your bread is fresh, toast for about 5 min. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and cinnamon until combined and pour into a shallow bowl/plate with rims for dipping. Place each slice of bread into the milk egg mixture, allowing the bread to soak in the liquid.

Melt some butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Lay the bread slices onto the pan. Cook the french toast until browned on one side, then flip and brown the other side.

Spread nutella on the french toast, top with bananas, and layer as many slices as you wish. When ready to serve, add whipped cream and chocolate chips and maple syrup. Enjoy!

40 comments

  1. Oh hin delicious. Love French Toast. Will try this next weekend <3
    Also really like your pictures xxx

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love banana and nutella together! Need to try this on Sunday.

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  3. i TOTALLY would've done the same thing! love me some maple syrup (and french toast!). :)

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  4. OMG this killed me, now I want these like right this instant! Amazing recipe. Will try it ASAP

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  5. Yummy! I haven't made french toast in a long time but this looks like a good way to pick it back up!

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    1. Def recommend it :) It was my first time, so I'm sure you'll be even better

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  6. You know, I don't buy Nutella for reasons like this awesome recipe!! We're having guests this weekend, however, so I think we're going ALL OUT and making these!

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    1. I don't buy Nutella ever because it's dangerous, but a friend had brought a small jar over for a party and gave the extra to me, so I *had* to use it up :)

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  7. OMG - that looks amazing! This is going on my weekend "to-do" list immediately - soooo decadent!

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  8. I love your photography, and this simple dessert looks absolutely delicious!

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  9. OMG such a simple and fabulous idea to combine French toast with Nutella and bananas! Seems like lots of calories but oh well :D I want it now! :D

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    1. I cut the sugar back quite a bit in the egg mixture but yeah - it's not for the sugar averse :D Options are to use whole wheat bread, go very light on the syrup/chocolate chips, and use fat free whipped cream

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  10. Haven't eaten breakfast and this surely doesn't help. This looks amazingly good.

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  11. This reminds me of something a local breakfast place makes, it is so good! And so many fruits would taste great on this, can't wait to try it!

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    1. I have some french toast variations coming up so stay tuned! So many fruits work great with french toast

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  12. Huge French Toast fan here and the pictures you posted only increased my craving!!! Yum!

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  13. One of my favorite breakfast items in the weekend, whenever i have time. Thank you for sharing this, I've always made the simple version, but this is a must try.

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    1. This is a pretty simplified version since I'm so busy in the morning - just read the tips in the post and it's foolproof

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  14. Oh gosh I shouldn't have looked at this before eating breakfast! This looks MOUTHWATERING. I need this ASAP!

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    1. Hope you cure your cravings with some actual french toast :)

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  15. My Kids would lOVE this....I will have to incorporate this into our next celebratory breakfast.

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    1. It's a celebration worthy breakfast indeed! (or as my husband and brother in law call it - "epic breakfast sundays")

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  16. I'd definitely wake up early for this! It has all my favourite things. Looks incredible.

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  17. Perfection, perfection, perfection! I need this french toast NOW.

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  18. I am drooling just looking at these!

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  19. This looks like a heavenly breakfast, nothing I don't like about this!

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  20. These. look. amazing! OMG i need to make them this weekend!

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  21. I'm definitely going to have to make this soon--it looks so, so good and it's been forever since I've had French toast! I need to go get some bananas! <3

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