Nutella French Toast Sandwiches
6 - 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes. Inactive Prep: 20 Minutes or Up to Overnight. Cook Time: 55 Minutes.
This recipe is truly decadent — it's borderline sinful. I love baking French toast in a casserole dish because it's way less work and can even be assembled the night before.
I leave a Post-it on the oven with baking instructions. Whoever gets up first is in charge. When the smell of chocolate and hazelnut starts flowing through the house, everyone rouses out of bed.
8 Large Eggs
2 ½ Cups Whole Milk
¼ Cups Sugar
½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt Zest of 1 Orange
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Loaf Brioche Bread, Sliced About ¾ Inch Thick
¾ Cup Nutella
3 Ripe Bananas, Sliced on Diagonal
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, salt, orange zest, and vanilla. Set aside.
Grease a baking dish. Spread half of the bread slices with Nutella and top with bananas and remaining bread slices. Place in the baking dish. Pour egg mixture over the bread and allow it to soak in, at least 20 minutes. (I like to make this the night before, cover it, and store it in the refrigerator until the next morning.)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until bread is golden brown and puffy. Let stand 10 minutes beforeserving .
This recipe is also featured in my cookbook!