Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast


I’m taking a little break from the hot Miami sun to tell you about a little something I made for “brinner” last week.  It’s a little something I like to call Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast. 

 “What the heck is brinner?”, perhaps you may be wondering.  It is breakfast food for dinner and it’s a fun thing to do once in a while.  Who doesn’t love a good breakfast for dinner?  Nobody, that’s who.  Why else would Denny’s and IHOP still be in business if people merely wanted to eat dinner just at dinnertime?!

 You can also, of course, have this at normal breakfast time…or even lunch.  Whatever your little heart desires! 

Spread the Nutella and place sliced bananas inside the bread, like so

So divine!


8 1-inch thick slices bread (I used 2 regular slices of white bread for each, this worked fine)
¼ cup Nutella spread
2 bananas, sliced, plus additional for serving
¾ cup heavy cream
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 Tablespoon sugar
Butter, for frying
Maple syrup, for serving


Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket inside each slice of bread, unless you are using 2 seperate slices.

Spread a portion of the Nutella inside each pocket and then layer in the sliced bananas.

Pre-heat a large skillet over medium heat and add enough butter to liberally coat the bottom of the pan.  Make sure the pan is hot, but not smoking.

Whisk together the heavy cream, eggs, cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl, and then dip each filled bread pocket into the mixture ensuring the bread is fully soaked on all sides. Repeat with the remaining filled bread pockets.

In batches, fry the soaked slices of bread until the egg mixture is fully cooked, about 3 minutes per side.  Make sure to watch that they don’t burn.

Top the French toast with additional banana slices and serve warm with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Recipe source: adapted from

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57 Responses to “Banana and Nutella Stuffed French Toast”

  1. March 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM #

    Oh dear I better never try this. I have enough food addictions and this combines two of them LOL

    • March 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

      That’s hilarious! 🙂

  2. March 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM #

    Wow – you can never go wrong with nutella, but this looks so super amazing… love the idea of ‘stuffing’ the french toast like a sandwich!
    Thanks for sharing. 😀

    • March 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM #

      Thanks for the comment! Nutella IS amazing 🙂

  3. sarah
    March 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM #

    oh man…. anything with Nutella! this looks amazing and I will try it sometime (seeing as french toast is one thing i can actually make!)

    • March 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM #

      Can’t go wrong with french toast (and nutella!) 🙂

  4. March 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM #

    Oh noes! Where was this recipe when I was having plain old French toast for breakfast this morning. This would have been DIVINE!

    Great recipe 😉

    • March 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM #

      Thanks for the comment!!

  5. March 4, 2012 at 5:51 AM #

    Waaa…… this is looks great, for chocolate big fan, couldn’t resist the delightful of nutella and slices banana, that’s perfect combination. event much perfect, the toast coated with crean, egg and cinnamon mixture, would try it!


    • March 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM #

      Thanks for the nice comment, Tya!

  6. March 4, 2012 at 7:37 AM #

    Yum! I would love to have this for dinner any night.

    • March 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM #

      Thanks for commenting, Emily!

  7. March 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM #

    Sooooo I made french toast this morning… Had I known THIS existed prior to my noms I would have been the happiest little girl in all the world!

    • March 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM #

      LOL! That’s hilarious. thanks for the comment!

  8. March 5, 2012 at 10:24 AM #

    So – I will admit I have never actually had french toast. I don’t know it just never intrigued me.

    Until now. Now I want to inhale french toast with bananas and nutella and oh my goodness it looks so delicious. 😀

    • March 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM #

      Thanks for the comment! French toast is one of my should definitely try it 🙂

  9. March 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM #

    YUMMMMMM, so dangerous though!!

    • March 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM #

      I agree! But worth it 🙂

  10. March 12, 2012 at 11:34 AM #

    This look SO GOOD!! What a great treat (or dinner, in this case!).

    • March 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM #

      It was delicious! Thanks for commenting, Mary Ellen!

  11. March 12, 2012 at 3:17 PM #

    This looks so good! I’m yet to use nutella in my breakfast but this sounds so tasty I might be trying it out very soon! Great post!

    • March 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM #

      Thank you, Lacy! Definitely give it a try!

  12. March 12, 2012 at 7:29 PM #

    This looks amazing! Can’t go wrong with bananas and Nutella. Yum!

    • March 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM #

      I agree! Thanks for commenting!

  13. March 13, 2012 at 7:42 AM #

    Oh Em Gee. These will be on the table this weekend. Period.

    • March 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM #

      LOL thanks for the comment!

  14. Paula
    March 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM #

    I love that you call it “Brinner”. My friends and I referre to it as “B for D”. Can’t wait to try this tasty treat at our next B for D dinner party.

    • March 13, 2012 at 2:39 PM #

      B for D – I love it! 🙂

  15. April 29, 2012 at 2:22 PM #

    if i don’t have to worry about my weight, i’m going to have this everyday!!
    looks sooo yummmmmy!

    • April 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM #

      Thanks!! So glad you visited my page 🙂

  16. May 8, 2012 at 5:15 PM #

    I just found your blog through Pinterest, and I’m so glad I did! Everything you list in your little “about me” blurb is so in line with what I like too – Disney, Christmas, Tennis, Hiking, etc – YES! So glad I found you 🙂

    Also, this dish looks incredibly delicious!!

    • May 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM #

      Awww thanks for that sweet comment! I’m off to check out your page now, too!

  17. June 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM #

    dang that looks better than the french t I had this morning

  18. July 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM #

    Oh good lord! This is just trouble!! 😉

    • July 27, 2012 at 8:40 PM #

      haha I know! Love your blog by the way

  19. August 17, 2012 at 9:44 AM #

    Oh my gosh…I will have to make this for my son! He will devour Nutella straight out of the jar so he is gonna love this!!

    • August 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM #

      Him and I have something in common! 😉 Thanks for commenting!

  20. August 18, 2012 at 2:17 PM #

    Oh my goodness; this looks incredible! I can’t wait to try this french toast–possibly tomorrow morning! 🙂 Love your blog!

    • August 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM #

      Thanks! I love yours, too!

  21. September 30, 2012 at 12:13 AM #

    WE frequently have breakfast for dinner too, especially when Daddy is working late. My kids would be total heaven if I served this up to them!! Brilliant.

    • September 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM #

      Thanks for the comment, Kim!

  22. October 2, 2012 at 4:15 PM #

    Ashley – just clicked over to this recipe from your other posts. This looks RIGHT up my alley. After my granola today, you can see how much I love nutella and banana together! this looks like a breakfast fit for a queen!!

    • October 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM #

      Told ya I had a thing for Nutella! haha

  23. October 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM #

    I like the idea of ‘brinner’. I must try this. And nutella is so great. It can be used in so many ways xx

    • October 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM #

      Sometimes “brinner” is such a quick and easy dinner idea. Thanks for commenting!

  24. November 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM #

    Oh my goodness! Banana plus nutella! I’m in love!

  25. November 9, 2012 at 9:13 PM #

    Yummy! That looks incredible! I have never mixed banana and nutella but right now my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

    • November 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM #

      The flavors together are amazing!

  26. November 14, 2012 at 6:58 AM #

    Wow! What a delicious looking breakfast – so perfect for a cool weekend!

  27. November 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM #

    So glad you enjoyed my recipe! I’m thrilled to have found your blog!

    • November 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM #

      Thanks, Kelly! I love your blog!

  28. November 26, 2012 at 9:32 PM #

    oh man… this looks so good! I’ve done the banana Nutella combo many many times. For oatmeal, sandwiches, roasted bananas etc. But this is taking it to a new level. One day when my thighs don’t feel so fat, I’m giving this one a go. 😀

    • November 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM #

      Banana and Nutella together are unstoppable! 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Jayne!

  29. June 7, 2013 at 1:02 AM #

    New visitor to your blog and so glad I found another Ashley who has a cooking blog and a love for Nutella! Can’t wait to check out more of your recipes. 🙂

    • June 7, 2013 at 1:04 AM #

      Welcome! Thanks for visiting! And I love your name 🙂

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