These Nutella Stuffed French Toast Sticks are an awesome busy morning breakfast option but pretty enough to serve at a holiday breakfast buffet.
This post was has been updated with new photos and an instructional video.
Very soon it will be time to think about what to feed the gremlins before they head off to school in the morning. I will be gremlin-less for the first time this year since Boy #4 will be waking up in his college dorm room and fending for himself in the mornings. But, he doesn’t leave until the end of September so I’ll ply him with Nutella Stuffed French Toast Sticks until then.
They freeze very well so they can be made ahead. This makes them a great busy morning option for people of all ages, but especially the young ones. Kids seem to love anything they can pick up and eat with their hands. Take them straight from the freezer to the microwave and you have a warm, tasty homemade breakfast in minutes. If you follow the instructions for flash freezing them below, they’ll stay separate when frozen allowing you to just grab and reheat a few at a time.
They are also a great finger food option for a breakfast buffet. Gorgeous on the plate and SO, so tasty. Dress them up with some powdered sugar and berries and you have a holiday worthy dish.
What makes these different from most French toast sticks is that they’re stuffed with Nutella and then baked at a high temperature in the oven until nice and toasty. The Nutella adds a great layer of sweetness and flavor that everyone, young and old alike, will love.
Let’s talk about flash freezing. This is a great method when you want to have the ability to pull out individual portions later.
I typically would not dust them with powdered sugar before freezing so ignore the powdered sugar here and save that step for later. Place them on a baking sheet, making sure there is space between each stick. They will freeze together if they are touching. Shove the baking sheet into your ridiculously packed freezer and freeze for 4 to 6 hours till frozen solid. This is our backup freezer in our garage that I use for all my vacuum sealed meats and things don’t fit in our freezer in the kitchen. No matter how many freezers I had, they would all be full.
Transfer the frozen sticks to a zippered plastic storage bag.
Here they are nesting on top of my Peach Raspberry Freezer Jam. They will stay fresh in your freezer for up to three months. To reheat, just place a few of the sticks on a plate and microwave for one minute. If not warm enough, continue to cook at 15 second intervals just till warmed through.
Serve warm with maple syrup for dipping.
Watch the quick video below to see how quick and easy it is to make these happen!
Nutella Stuffed French Toast Sticks
- 10 slices white sandwich bread
- 5 heaping tablespoons Nutella
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)
- Maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously coat a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Spread a heaping tablespon of Nutella on one slice of bread and top with another slice to make a sandwich. Use a serrated break knife to slice the sandwich into thirds, making the sections as equal in size as possible. Repeat with remaining bread and Nutella.
- In a pie plate or similar dish, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Using your hands, dip each assembled french toast stick into the egg mixture, turning to coat all sides well. Allow excess egg mixture to drip off of french toast stick and then transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Lightly coat the top of the french toast sticks with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 8 minutes then remove the baking sheet from the oven and use a spatula to flip each stick over. Return to oven for an additional 7 or 8 minutes or until well toasted on both sides. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, and serve with maple syrup for dipping.
To flash freeze:
- Before sprinkling with powdered sugar, lay french toast sticks on a baking sheet that is large enough to hold them without touching each other. Place baking sheet in the freezer for about 4 to 6 hours till frozen solid. Transfer the french toast sticks to a gallon sized zippered plastic storage bag. Store in freezer for up to 3 months.
- To reheat frozen sticks place a few on a microwave safe plate and cook on high for one minute. Touch and if not warmed completely, set microwave for additional 15 second increments until warmed to your liking. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.