Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hot Chocolate French Toast

Hot Chocolate French Toast may very well be the most over-the-top breakfast imaginable. It has the trifecta of chocolate + marshmallows + whipped cream! And, yes, it’s still breakfast because it’s FRENCH TOAST.

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but if you write the phrase “French Toast” somewhere in the title of the dish then it counts as breakfast.

Now, I am in no way suggesting you should eat this every morning for breakfast, but I think this would definitely be a fun idea for Christmas morning! It’s fun and interactive and it gets your kids in the kitchen. You can have the little ones stuff the bread “pockets” with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Then once the French Toast is done cooking, they’ll love topping it off with whipped cream and chocolate syrup!

Hot Chocolate French Toast

For the French Toast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8 thick slices of bread
For the Chocolate Syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
OPTIONAL: Whipped Cream (You can also use store bought whipped cream)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Syrup
Make this first so it's ready when you finish cooking the French Toast!
  1. In a microwave safe bowl add the cream and chocolate chips.
  2. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until smooth.
  3. Set aside.
For the French Toast
  1. In a glass measuring cup or medium size microwave safe bowl add 1 cup of coconut milk.
  2. Stir in hot cocoa mix and let cool 5 minutes
  3. In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, vanilla, and salt
  4. Whisk in hot chocolate
  5. Cut slice of bread 3/4 of the way through to make a “pocket”
  6. Fill the pocket with chocolate chips and marshmallows, but be careful not to overfill it. You don’t want it to come out in the pan while it’s cooking.
  7. Place the bread in the hot cocoa egg mixture. Let bread soak for five minutes, and then flip to other side and let soak for another five minutes so both sides are coated.
  8. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat generously with butter.
  9. When the skillet is hot, cook the French Toast until golden and crisp – about 2-3 minutes per side. (Check it after two minutes because the hot chocolate mixture is sugary and will burn quicker.)
  10. Remove French Toast from pan and serve immediately with chocolate syrup and whipped cream
For the Whipped Cream
  1. Beat heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla on high speed until high peaks form (about two minutes)
  2. If you like a lot of whipped cream, you may want to double the recipe!
This recipe is adapted from a video by Tastemade.

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