Published January 13, 2015
Once you prepare your French toast like this, you'll turn up your nose at anything else because it's that good!
Banana Chocolate French Toast with Hazelnut Chocolate and Oranges
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups chocolate milk
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 ripe but firm bananas, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
1/2 cup Hazelnut chocolate spread
12 bread, (1/2 inch thick), such as brioche
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
Pure maple syrup
2 oranges, segmented
1/4 cup milk chocolate shavings
Powered sugar for dusting
1. Whisk together eggs, chocolate milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, in a medium bowl, and set aside. Lay out 6 slices of bread on work surface. Top each slice with the hazelnut chocolate spread and sliced bananas. Top with remaining bread slices. Press gently to seal the sandwiches.
2. Place sandwiches in a shallow baking dish (or two dishes) large enough to hold them in a single layer. Pour egg mixture over bread, and soak 2 minutes. Carefully turn sandwiches over, and soak until bread is soaked through (about 2 minutes more).
3. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry half of the French toast until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with orange segments, maple syrup and powdered sugar.