Griddle-Roasted Fruit & Nut Stuffed French Toast Introducing an age-old recipe that has been loved for years and passed on from generation to generation: Griddle-Roasted Fruit & Nut Stuffed French Toast! Not only is this delicious classic perfect for breakfast, brunch, and breakfast-for-dinner, but it also offers a wide range of flavor options. Try adding citrus, vanilla, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg for a sweet treat; berry and almond for a fresh flavor; or dark chocolate and hazelnut for a chocolaty twist. No matter which combo you decide on, this favorite dish is sure to be a hit!
-2 large eggs
1/2 cup light brown sugar
-1 teaspoon mace
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamonA pinch of nutmeg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup heavy cream
-3 tablespoons butter
-2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
-8 slices white bread
-1/2 cup chopped dried fruits (such as apricots, cranberries, and figs)
-1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (such as hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts)
-1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, mace, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and cream until combined.
2. In a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat, melt the butter and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil together.
3. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides and allowing the excess to drip off. Place the egg-coated bread onto the hot griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
4. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped dried fruits and nuts to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
5. When the bread is done cooking, spread each slice of toast with a generous layer of the toasted fruit and nut mixture. Spread the chocolate chips over the top and press them into the bread.
6. Serve the stuffed toast warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, and some fresh berries. Enjoy!
To make this breakfast recipe even easier, try making it the night before. Simply whip up the egg mixture, dip the bread slices, and assemble the stuffing. Then, store the bread and stuffing separately in the fridge until morning. When it’s time for breakfast, simply heat up the griddle and allow a few minutes for cooking.
-For extra flavor, add a tablespoon of orange or lemon zest to the egg mixture.
-For a nut-free version, replace the chopped nuts with toasted chopped pumpkin seeds.
-For a vegan-friendly option, replace the eggs and cream with your favorite non-dairy alternatives.
-For crispy French toast, sprinkle the cooked toast with a few drops of almond or cashew milk before serving.
-For a sweet treat, top the stuffed French toast with a handful of mini marshmallows and a drizzle of your favorite caramel sauce.
-Serve with a side of fruit for a nutritional boost.
-For a fun twist, try using gluten-free or whole wheat bread instead of white bread.