Is there anything better than Classic French Toast? How about super easy French toast with Nutella shaped into the most adorable hearts?
Remember these scraps from the Valentine's Day egg in a hole toasts? Yep - they're baaaaack! This is just a simple reminder to use those scraps and turn them into another excellent breakfast or brunch addition - on the same day or the next!
Classic French toast is the best french toast
Let's keep French toast simple. I've never understood the fancy French toast but I also grew up on the easy and quick recipe without milk so that's what I prefer.
All the recipe requires are eggs and pure vanilla extract for some added flavor. That's it.
And somehow when you cut the French toast into something fun -- like hearts or even just "sticks," the kids go bananas and think it's the greatest French toast in all the world.
The best bread for classic French toast
Challah and brioche bread are two of my favorite breads for classic French toast...but honestly, I think the best French toast is the one that uses what you have in your kitchen. In this recipe, I my kids's favorite honey wheat bread.
French toast toppings other than syrup
I love a little powdered sugar, strawberries and Nutella on my French toast when I'm wanting to make mine a little fancier and more indulgent.
Just put Nutella in a plastic bag, squeeze the Nutella around with your fingers so it gets a little warmer, cut the tip off the bag, then pipe the Nutella right onto the French toast before you devour it. You don't need any fancy equipment.
Other toppings than syrup include unsweetened (or sweetened coconut flakes, chopped nuts, creamy peanut butter and oats, whipped cream, sprinkles (if you're in my house), honey, jam, and any number of fresh sliced fruit (bananas, strawberries, apples and cinnamon, raspberries, etc.).
Classic French Toast with Nutella
- 16 cut-out hearts from your choice of bread
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Heat half the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. When butter starts to sizzle, dip your the hearts in the egg mixture until they're completely soaked. Place on hot skillet and don't touch them for at least 2 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Flip then cook on other side until also golden brown.
- Transfer hearts to a plate and cook second batch. Sprinkle powdered sugar all over the hearts and drizzle Nutella* all over.