Sunday, 4 November 2012

French Toast

The start of another week folks - only one and a half weeks until my birthday and until I get to go home. The 14th cannot come fast enough. I'm on the beautiful Sunshine Coast typing this, looking out at the beautiful day that is developing. I'm planning on spending the majority of the day writing but I might do a quick workout later if I feel like it.

I made this a few weeks ago but decided now would be a great time to put the recipe up - holidays are coming up and we all need a decent weekend breakfast that isn't pancakes. So here is a great, easy, delicious weekend breakfast for you all.

So I'd never made or tried French Toast before I made this. And it turns out, it's fantastic. It's like grilled cheese, but with chocolate. Well, at least, my version is.

This French toast was the perfect mixture of sweet and bitter – the strawberries tasted brilliant when combined with the dark chocolate PB and melted dark chocolate. The bread was slightly crunchy, not too eggy, and definitely well cooked. While the toast could easily your burn mouth, eat it hot, as the strawberries have broken down slightly and are melting in to the thick chocolate. It’s pretty much an unbeatable, easy breakfast.

Level of Difficulty: An easy and quick breakfast
Average Cost: I suppose this depends on your bread and choice of spread, but not expensive

Main Ingredients: Chocolate PB2, strawberries
Occasion: Breakfast, or dinner, I won’t tell.
Menu Options: Now I use Chocolate PB2 here because it is insanely good for you for something that doesn’t taste like health food, but you can use any chocolate nut spread – Nutella! I also use strawberries because I love the choc/strawberry combo, but bananas would be amazing here, especially with Chocolate PB2 as there is the undertone of peanut butter. You could even do other fruits – apples would work well too.
Adapted from: French Women Don’t Get Fat French Toast

Serves 1

What you need:
1 egg
1/8 cup almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1.2 tsp nutmeg
2 slices of wholemeal bread
1 ½ tbsp Chocolate PB2 or other choc nut spread like Nutella
3-4 strawberries, hulled and cut lengthways so they are thin and can be sandwiched between the slices of bread

What to do:
Heat a large frypan over medium-high heat.

In a large bowl combine the egg, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. Whisk well until the egg is well combined.

Spread the choc nut spread over both pieces of bread (only place the spread on one side of each slice). Place the sliced strawberries on one piece of bread which has the choc nut spread on it. Then, using the other slice of bread, make a sandwich. Both sides of the bread which have choc nut spread on it should be inwards.

Dip the sandwich into the egg mixture. Make sure you dip both sides of the sandwich into the egg mixture.

Spray the frypan with cooking oil – not a lot, just enough to cover the base and ensure the sandwich will not burn.

Fry the sandwich until one side of the sandwich is browned and repeat with the other side of the sandwich. It should take 3-5 minutes each side.

Serve warm, drizzled with honey and fruit. We also drizzled ours with melted chocolate. 


  1. oh man that looks good!

  2. I can't believe you were keeping this deliciousness from all of us!! I'll let it slide.. only because 1. you're awesome & 2. your birthday is coming up :)

    1. Awww you're just the cutest Jessie! Hahaha, and you're right, so delicious :)

  3. Who would think... looking at that picture that it was actually good for you! Great idea to use chocolate pb2!
    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

    1. I know! I was surprised with the stats too - means I can enjoy it more often! :)