Cinnamon Swirl Raisin French Toast with Nutella

From the very first bite, to the last and every one in between, this French toast gives you instant gratification.  Moist and sweet, it is a scrumptious treat, I don't know whether to call it breakfast or a dessert. 

Cinnamon swirl raisin bread turns into an amazing French toast in a snap! I used a loaf of my favorite bread, dipped into an egg and milk wash and grilled until golden brown. Then topped with a drizzle of Nutella and powered sugar, and served with fresh berries on the side.  Heck!  This was the best French toast we've ever had.  It's was so delicious and savory, we had to call this French toast a dessert rather than breakfast.

Every weekend, my husband loves a big breakfast. The usual eggs, toast, bacon or sometimes pancakes, while the three of us - me, myself and I only prefers a green smoothie.  Don't laugh.  Well, he was craving French toast. And since I haven't made it in a while, I wanted to make French toast using my favorite bread, cinnamon swirl raisin bread. 

I just so happened to have a loaf in the house, which I found in our freezer.  If I don't have any homemade, no problem, you can buy cinnamon raisin bread from any local bakery or supermarket.  Just slice the bread into one-inch thick slices. The thicker the slice the better the French toast will turn out, keeping the center moist.

The nutella adds the perfect of amount of a nutty-chocolaty flavor to the cinnamon and raisin sweet bread.  When adding a slice of strawberry with every bite of toast, the taste is truly unbelievable!  It's the best!  If you are planning a brunch for Easter, you may want to add this French toast to your menu.
It's so simple and requires no fuss at all.
Serve this French toast with your favorite morning coffee or tea.  Best of all, we think it's restaurant-quality, without the pay check at the end of the meal.

We like to wish everyone a wonderful weekend. 
And, from our family to yours ...have a Happy Easter!  Enjoy!

Cinnamon Swirl French Toast with Nutella
  • 3 slices, from loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread, cut into 1-inch thick
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces low-fat milk or half-and-half
  • 1 jar of Nutella
  • fresh strawberries, sliced
  • powdered sugar
  • olive oil cooking spray

In a large non-stick skillet, lightly spray with cooking spray. 
Heat skillet on low-heat.  Take out 3 dinner plates and set them aside.

In the meantime, lightly beat egg and milk together in a bowl.
Dip one slice at a time into the milk and egg mixture, allowing
to soak for a few seconds on each side.

Place each toast into the skillet and cook for about 1 minute or less per side, or until the toast turns golden brown.  Remove and transfer to a serving plate. 

Place slices of fresh strawberries onto each plate.
Drizzle with a teaspoon of Nutella on top of each toast.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar on top of each plate. Serve immediately.

Yields: 3 French Toasts

Cooks Note: If you are planning to make more than 3 servings, you will need 2 eggs and 1/4 cup of milk. 

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  1. Oh my, perfection in loaf form! Love this.

    1. Thanks Dan, its our favorite! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  2. perfect for brunch...as in Easter brunch!

    1. Hi Nancy! You are so right!! French toast is always ideal for Easter brunch!

  3. This French toast is the ULTIMATE! I love anything topped with nutella.

  4. Somehow french toast has been 'off radar' for a long time. This looks wonderful, it is time to get it back on my breakfast list. Thanks, :)

    1. Hi Pat! So nice of you to stop by and welcome to our site. For us too its been off the radar for some time and now I am happy to start making French toast every morning. I find it's actually easier to make breakfast, and so far no one is complaining. That's the best part! Thanks for the lovely comment, and have a great day!

  5. How have I not topped French toast with Nutella. I've been missing out, it looks scrumptious.

    1. Oh boy Barbara, you would love it with the Nutella on top!
      You have to try it!
      Xxoo Anna and Liz


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