Nutella Mascarpone French Toast

Nutella Mascarpone French Toast

Transform classic french toast into a decadent and sinful, dessert-worthy treat with this Nutella mascarpone french toast. Surprise the family with a Valentine’s Day brunch and serve this luscious and rich dessert-inspired dish.

Every once in a while we all deserve a cheat day, a day to indulge our culinary obsessions. What better day to do that than on Valentine’s Day? In fact, I had V-day in mind when I first prepared this dish a few weeks ago. Weekday breakfast options usually alternate between cereal and overnight oats – both of which make mornings easy and stress-free. Sunday mornings on the other hand are usually reserved for more extravagant breakfasts. There’s no rush to get the kids off to school, I’m much more relaxed compared to a regular work day morning, and breakfast is not restricted to a specific time. It was a really lazy morning on this particular Sunday – we watched a few too many cartoons and caught up with family in Italy via Skype, and before I knew it 10:30 had creeped up on us. What was originally intended for breakfast quickly became brunch, and a decadent brunch it was!

This french toast is the epitome of a decadent brunch item – rich Nutella and creamy mascarpone cheese spread onto two crispy, buttery slices of french toast. The addition of bananas and strawberries add a fresh (and healthy) component to the dish. This Nutella mascarpone french toast got raving reviews – even before the kids devoured it! If I could turn back time I would have taken photos of their excited little faces, drooling over all the decadent ingredients on the kitchen counter as I was preparing this. I too couldn’t help but wait to dig in, which resulted in a few two many spoons of Nutella and mascarpone! I’m certain your entire family will love these, but feel free to make substitutions to suit your personal tastes. Blueberries, raspberries or blackberries would be delicious too, as well as ricotta or cream cheese as a substitute for the mascarpone.

Nutella Mascarpone French Toast

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Nutella Mascarpone French Toast

2017-01-30
: Serves 4
: 5 min
: 10 min

Transform classic french toast into a decadent and sinful, dessert-worthy treat with this Nutella mascarpone french toast. Surprise the family with a Valentine’s Day brunch and serve this luscious and rich dessert-inspired dish. Every once in a while we all deserve a cheat day, a day to indulge our culinary obsessions. What better day to …

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Ingredients
    8 pieces bread of choice
  • 6 medium organic eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 tbs. Nutella
  • 1/2 cup organic strawberries, slice thinly
  • 1 large banana, sliced thinly
  • 4 tbs. extra virgin coconut oil or butter, or more if needed
Directions

Whisk the eggs with the cinnamon in a large bowl or plate and set aside. In a small bowl combine the Nutella and mascarpone until smooth and combined. Thinly slice the strawberries and bananas and set aside.

Heat 2 tbs. of extra virgin coconut oil or butter in a large frying pan on medium heat. Take 4 slices of toast bread, dip into the egg mixture on both, ensuring they’re fully coated by the egg mixture. Transfer to the frying pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes per side on until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining 4 slices of toast bread and coconut oil.

To assemble, spread the Nutella mascarpone mixture onto one slice of bread. Top with the sliced strawberries and bananas then top with another slice of toast. Repeat with the remaining 6 slices of french toast (unless you prefer open-faced slices of toast). Garnish with a generous sprinkle of icing sugar.

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