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OTT Chocolate and Coconut Stuffed French Toast

Every now and then you just need a little weekend indulgence. Porridge or poached eggs on toast sometimes just doesn’t cut the mustard and you need a little “yippee I made it to through the week” food.

Chocolate French Toast... Get In Ma Belly
Chocolate French Toast… Get In Ma Belly

In the spirit of all things OTT and way too decadent for breakfast, I decided to make this Chocolate and Coconut Stuffed French Toast. This is really simple to make and if you have someone over for brunch, they’ll think you’re a real whizz in the kitchen! You don’t even have to make the chocolate sauce, you can use Nutella… Simple!

Chocolate Stuffed French Toast - The Ultimate Weekend Indulgence
Chocolate Stuffed French Toast – The Ultimate Weekend Indulgence

Ingredients (Serves 1):

2 slices good quality white bread (I used cranberry white spelt)

1 egg

Cinnamon

Coconut milk

Chocolate (I used dark but you could just use nutella instead of making the sauce if you have some handy)

Coconut yoghurt

Coconut oil

  1. Break 2 squares of chocolate and place in a heavy bottomed pan with 2 tbsp of coconut milk. Let it melt over a really low heat, taking it off the heat every now and then so it doesn’t curdle. Mix together until totally melted into a sauce.
  2. Whisk together your egg, 2 tbsp coconut milk and some cinnamon in a bowl. When mixed through place on a big plate.
  3. Slather both slices of bread with coconut yoghurt, then drizzle the chocolate sauce over the coconut yoghurt. Squish the two slices of bread together and place it on the eggy plate.
  4. Let the stuffed sandwich sit on the plate for a minute absorbing all the egg and then turn on to the other side to do the same.
  5. Place a little coconut oil onto a hot frying pan and when melted place the eggy bread on top. Cook for about two minutes on each side, make sure the pan isn’t too hot.
  6. When cooked slice in half and serve while marvelling how beautifully the coconut and chocolate oozes out the sides.
  7. Enjoy!
Melt The Chocolate and The Coconut Milk
Melt The Chocolate and The Coconut Milk
Mmmmm.... Chocolate Sauce
Mmmmm…. Chocolate Sauce
Make Your Eggy Mix
Make Your Eggy Mix
Slather With Coconut Yoghurt
Slather With Coconut Yoghurt
Chocolate Chocolate Everywhere!
Chocolate Chocolate Everywhere!
Soak In Egg Mix
Soak In Egg Mix
Ready For The Frying Pan
Ready For The Frying Pan
Ready To Eat
Ready To Eat
The Fried Sandwich To End All Fried Sandwiches
The Fried Sandwich To End All Fried Sandwiches

Ginger and Raspberry French Toast

Ginger and Raspberry French Toast
Ginger and Raspberry French Toast
Delicious French Toast
Delicious French Toast

A lazy brunch on Saturday mornings. Is there anything better? Despite this being one of my favourite brunch dishes, I haven’t put up this recipe on my blog over the last year as French Toast is one of those things everyone knows how to make, and no-one needs a recipe for. However, the other side of me feels that I love eating this so much when making brunch for people, that it should be up on my blog! So up it goes along with all my other favourite breakfast dishes.

I made this recently for my parents when home in Cork. I usually add nutmeg or cinnamon to the egg mix, but decided to try the ginger for a change and was pleased to find out that ginger and raspberries go quite nicely together! If you don’t like spices, you can leave them out completely, or maybe add a little vanilla. No French toast is complete without a sauce so I decided to top mine with my favourite Glenisk Greek Yoghurt and a raspberry coulis (that is just a posh way of saying mashed raspberries right?!)

Ingredients (Serves 2)

2-3 thick slices of bread (don’t use sliced pan…)

3 eggs

Milk

1/2 tsp ginger

Pinch freshly grated nutmeg

Greek Yoghurt

1 cup raspberries

1/2 orange, freshly squeezed

1 banana chopped

1 handful flaked almonds

1. Slice the bread thickly. Beat together the eggs, a dash of milk and the ginger and nutmeg.

2. Dip the bread in the egg mix and place on a hot pan that you have melted a little knob of butter in. Flip when golden underneath, and when golden on both sides, pop onto a plate and place in a warm oven while you fry the rest of the french toast.

3. Mash half of the raspberries and stir in the juice of half a freshly squeezed orange until it’s fully mixed in.

4. Serve the french toast with a large dollop of Greek yoghurt, the raspberry coulis and garnish with the remaining raspberries, some chopped banana and flaked almonds.

Beat Up Egg Mix
Beat Up Egg Mix
Slice Bread Thickly
Slice Bread Thickly
Soak In Egg Mix
Soak In Egg Mix
Fry Until Golden
Fry Until Golden
Keep Warm in Oven
Keep Warm in Oven
Delicious French Toast
Delicious French Toast

Banana Stuffed French Toast

The Coogee Bondi Walk
The Coogee Bondi Walk
Coogee Coast
Coogee Coast

 

Beach Walk
Beach Walk

Ah my first recipe from Sydney! It’s been a long time coming but I have been travelling a lot without internet access, but I guarantee it’s worth the wait! My brother introduced me to a blog called The Healthy Chef by Teresa Cutter who has a really nice range of yummy but super healthy recipes. I think it is fitting for my Oz blog as those beautiful Australians are so fit and health conscious, and brunch is my favourite meal time.

This recipe is a great at weekends especially for a bit of a trek. Last weekend we did the coastal walk from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach in Sydney, and this was the perfect fuel. So here is Australian Chef, Teresa Cutter’s Banana Stuffed French Toast! And best of all it is the easiest recipe ever. You really really have to try this one!

Perfect Banana Stuffed French Toast
Perfect Banana Stuffed French Toast

Serves one:

2 slices wholemeal sourdough spelt bread ( nutty seedy ones are the best)

1 teaspoon  almond butter (good quality peanut butter will do too)

Handful blueberries

2 tablespoons ricotta

1 banana, mashed

Pinch cinnamon

nutmeg

a drizzle of honey

1 organic / free range egg

40 ml milk (dairy, coconut, almond, soy)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

A sprinkling of flaked almonds

 

1. Spread one side of the bread with almond butter and the other side with ricotta cheese.
2. Top the almond butter side with  mashed banana and some blueberries.
3. Sandwich together firmly.
4. Beat egg, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg & vanilla.
5. Dip sandwich in the egg wash and allow the bread to soak it up.
6. Cook over a low – medium heat on both sides until Golden, crisp and heated through.

Pop them in an oven at 100C to keep warm while cooking the rest. Serve with a drizzle of honey and flaked almonds, and leftover blueberries.

Spread Like A Sandwich
Spread Like A Sandwich
Dip in Egg Mixture
Dip in Egg Mixture

 

Fry Those Bad Boys
Fry Those Bad Boys

 

Ready to Eat
Ready to Eat
Perfect Banana Stuffed French Toast
Perfect Banana Stuffed French Toast

 

Perfect Weekend Brunch
Perfect Weekend Brunch
Tasty Ooozy Insides
Tasty Ooozy Insides