Hot Chocolate French Toast

This post was sponsored by Nestlé. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

 

Is french toast really french?

Turns out it’s not. It’s actually an old dish that’s older than the founding of France itself and the recipe has been around as early as the age of the Roman Empire! In the 15th century the dish was called “pain perdu” or “lost bread” because people would use hard or stale bread as a way of using it up instead of throwing it away. So how did it get the name French Toast? Some say that the name was coined by a New York innkeeper named Joseph French in 1724, but one thing we know for sure is, people have been delighting in the dish for many years in many different countries and it can be flavoured in many different ways. 

Our family decided to #StirThingsUp and created a sweet French Toast inspired by one of the boys’ favourite beverages – Hot Chocolate. We’ve added a touch of CARNATION Hot Chocolate powder and dressed the meal up with some all time favourite hot chocolate toppings for a special breakfast treat. 

 

Hot Chocolate French Toast - Mom vs the BoysHot Chocolate French Toast

Ingredients

1 cup milk
2-3 tablespoons CARNATION Hot Chocolate powder
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter (or use cooking spray)
6 slices bread

Optional Toppings:
mini marshmallows
Nesquik chocolate syrup

 

Directions

In a medium sized microwave safe bowl (I just use a large glass measuring cup) add the milk. Microwave for 2-3 minutes or until milk is hot. Stir in hot chocolate powder and mix thoroughly. Let cool, about 5 min.

Add eggs and vanilla to the milk mixture and whisk until blended. Pour into a 9 x13 dish.

Place the bread into the dish, cover and refrigerate for 15 min. 

Flip the bread over so the other side of the bread can soak up the egg mixture, cover and refrigerate for an additional 15 min. (You can also prepare up to here the night before and let sit overnight)

To cook the french toast, heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat with butter until melted or spray generously with cooking spray.

When skillet is hot, cook the french toast until golden and crisp on one side, flip and cook the other side as well. Depending on the thickness of your bread, it may take a little longer to cook all the way through. 

Remove and serve hot with a few mini marshmallows and drizzle of chocolate syrup. Alternatively you could just use maple syrup.

Hot Chocolate French Toast - Mom vs the Boys

 

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Hot Chocolate French Toast
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Serves: 6
 
1 cup milk 2-3 tablespoons CARNATION Hot Chocolate powder 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons butter (or use cooking spray) 6 slices bread Optional Toppings mini marshmallows Nesquik chocolate syrup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons CARNATION Hot Chocolate powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or use cooking spray)
  • 6 slices bread
  • Optional Toppings
  • mini marshmallows
  • Nesquik chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl (I just use a large glass measuring cup) add the milk. Microwave for 2-3 minutes or until milk is hot. Stir in hot chocolate powder and mix thoroughly. Let cool, about 5 min.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla to the milk mixture and whisk until blended. Pour into a 9 x13 dish.
  3. Place the bread into the dish, cover and refrigerate for 15 min.
  4. Flip the bread over so the other side of the bread can soak up the egg mixture, cover and refrigerate for an additional 15 min. (You can also prepare up to here the night before and let sit overnight)
  5. To cook the french toast, heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat with butter until melted or spray generously with cooking spray.
  6. When skillet is hot, cook the french toast until golden and crisp on one side, flip and cook the other side as well. Depending on the thickness of your bread, it may take a little longer to cook all the way through.
  7. Remove and serve hot with a few mini marshmallows and drizzle of chocolate syrup. Alternatively you could just use maple syrup.

Hot Chocolate French Toast - Mom vs the Boys

 

Carnation hot chocolate is made with real cocoa giving this french toast a nice chocolate flavour which is best served with a side of fresh fruit for a special morning breakfast or even as a dessert. Go ahead and sprinkle the marshmallows on the french toast right away while the toast is hot and they will soften right up with heat and even start to melt a little. So warm and delicious! Be sure to use smaller portions for kids’ smaller bellies.

 

 

Visit the Nestlé website –StirThingsUp.Nestlé.ca for more recipe inspiration featuring CARNATION Hot Chocolate.

Don’t forget you still have a chance to enter to win the Fitbit Blaze giveaway before it ends this week! 

Enter below for a chance to win a Fitbit Blaze valued at $300!! Just share with me in the comments your favourite recipe to make using either Nesquik or Carnation Hot Chocolate Powder and fill out the form – look for ways to earn bonus points! Giveaway ends Oct 25th 2017 and is open to Canadian residents over the age of 18, excluding Quebec. 

 

STIR THINGS UP!!

Hot Chocolate French Toast - Mom vs the BoysThis post was sponsored by Nestlé. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

 

Comments

  1. Lynda Cook says:

    This sounds awesome, I will have to give it a try for my granddaughter, I imagine she will love it!!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Kids will love this, me not so much I don’t think. I’m more of a bacon and eggs type of person but I only get that about 2 or 3 times a year now.

  3. NormaJane says:

    I really have never thought about adding Nesquick or Carnation Hot Chocolate to any recipe. This is eye opener. The options swirling in the head right now are going to make some of my recipes epic. At Christmas I make a Sour Cream cookie. Adding hot chocolate will add a flavor burst. Can wait to try this out!

  4. kathy downey says:

    These look really good going to try them on the weekend when the grandkids come over !

  5. My kids would really enjoy this

  6. Elva Roberts says:

    This recipe sounds so delicious. I have never heard of chocolate in French Toast before but it looks so tasty. Thank you for sharing with us.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Congratulations to the winner of the Fitbit Blaze, enjoy 🙂

  8. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I am craving chocolate right now, sounds so good.

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