Monday, August 29, 2011

Nutella stuffed Pancake French Toast

I’ve got a really yummy recipe to share with you today. A yummy, indulgent breakfast treat that I plan on making for many more future lazy weekend mornings. These were good enough that I braved the sweltering heat in my kitchen to make them. And they were worth all the sweat.

These are French toast slices covered in pancake batter and stuffed with nutella. Absolutely amazing.

I don’t know about you, but I often struggle with the dilemma of French toast or pancakes? I can never decide which one I want to order because I always want to order both. So when I saw a recipe creation making French Toast Pancakes, I immediately got excited. Why hadn’t I thought of this sooner? Rather than dipping the your French toast in egg batter, you dip it in pancake batter.

This idea sat in my mind for a few days. I was excited to try such a method but something was missing for me. I wanted to do something more. And then it hit me. I wanted to stuff my French toast because I adore ordering stuffed French toast when I’m out eating brunch. I thought of strawberries but I didn’t have any fresh ones. And then my pretty container of Nutella appeared before my eyes and the rest is history.

These were so delicious. I used thick slices of soft brioche toast using Thomas Keller’s recipe so that I could properly stuff them. For the pancake batter, I used a recipe I found on the food network for fluffy buttermilk pancakes because I wanted something fluffy and somewhat thick so that I could really taste my pancakes. Of course, you don’t have to use these recipes since they require time and early preparation. You can also just go to the store and pick up a loaf of unsliced bread or Texas style toast. And you can use pancake mix. The important thing is that you end up with a result of pancakes, french toast and nutella.

Everyone in my family loved these. This may become a new brunch staple.

French Toast Pancakes stuffed with Nutella

Ingredients

  • For the bread I used Thomas Keller’s recipe which can be found here, but you can use your favorite recipe or buy bread
  • For the pancakes I used this recipe from Food Network without the blueberries, or you can use a pancake mix
  • Nutella for stuffing

Directions

1. Heat your skillet or frying pan to medium heat, adding some butter to it. Take bread and cut slices that are at least 1 inch thick. While the toast is standing up, make a slit in the middle of the bottom, so that you can form a pocket (see photos above). Make sure not to slice all the way through. Stuff the pocket with nutella.

2. Dip the toast in pancake batter. Then place on heated skillet. Because my pancake batter was thick, I found it easier to slather one side, then place on skillet and put more pancake batter on the other side of the bread while it was cooking. Cook each side for about 1-1 1/2 minutes until pancake batter is a golden brown.

3. Drizzle with syrup and serve while warm.

 

14 Responses to “Nutella stuffed Pancake French Toast”

  1. 1

    Wendy — August 30, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    I tried something similar at a food booth. It was deep fried sandwiches. They did pb & j and had one with Nutella and fresh strawberries. They prepared like regular sandwich and dipped in batter and deep fried. It was really yummy!!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 30th, 2011 @ 8:13 am

      Oh interesting. Yeah I think a lot of the fried fair foods are battered in pancake batter. This version isn’t fried so it’s healthier. But still really yummy.

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    Kay — August 30, 2011 @ 6:48 am

    WOW. These look amazing!!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 30th, 2011 @ 8:13 am

      They are! You definitely should try them.

  3. 3

    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — August 30, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    Holy moly! These are definitely going in my to make file. I love Nutella and I also have a tough time deciding between pancakes and French toast. This is a genius idea!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 30th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

      I hope you like them as much as I do!

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    Enredadera — August 30, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    They have to be delicious!! I’ll take with me the recipe, I must try it now!!!!
    Thanks!!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 30th, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

      yes you should definitely try now!

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    Shannon @ dinner or dessert — August 30, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    Bookmarked! This is my perfect breakfast because I can never decide between pancakes and french toast, so why not have both.

    • Kirbie replied: — August 30th, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

      My thoughts exactly. They need to serve this on brunch menus too.

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    reney — August 30, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    The restaurant I worked at in high school used to make their french toast by dipping it in pancake batter. It’s one of the reasons I still love to go there when I go home along with their American fries.

    • Kirbie replied: — August 30th, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

      Oh how cool. I haven’t yet come across a restaurant that does it, but more of them should!

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    Marie — August 31, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    Ahhh, I love French toasting things! I’ve made French toast waffles before and they were amazing, so I can only imagine how delicious these French toast pancakes would be. You should pitch these to IHOP; bet they’d love it. :)

    • Kirbie replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 9:30 am

      ooh, French toast waffles sounds good too! How does that work? Is the french toast covered in waffle batter and put on a waffle iron to finish cooking?

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