Chocolate-Stuffed Churro French Toast Hearts

Dress up French toast for a special occasion with these sweet heart-shape "sandwiches." Filled with chocolate and coated in cinnamon-sugar, they are a special birthday breakfast or Mother's Day brunch idea.

Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 french toast hearts

Ingredients

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 16 slices white sandwich bread

  • cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips or 8 miniature dark or milk chocolate squares (Ghirardelli®)

  • 2 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. In a shallow dish stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon. In a shallow bowl beat together eggs, milk, granulated sugar, and vanilla; set aside.

  2. Using a 3 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter, cut shapes out of each slice of bread. Lay 8 of the shapes on work surface. Place about 2 teaspoons miniature chocolate chips on each piece of bread leaving a 1/2-inch border. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the borders with some of the egg mixture. Top with remaining bread shapes. Use a fork or fingers to seal edges of bread pieces together.

  3. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, coating both sides (let soak in egg mixture about 5 seconds per side).

  4. In a large skillet or on a griddle melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat; add half of the sandwiches and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. When done, add each sandwich to the brown sugar mixture, turning to coat. Keep warm in a 200°F oven while cooking remaining slices. Repeat with remaining butter, sandwiches and sugar mixture. Serve warm.

    Chocolate-Stuffed Churro French Toast Hearts
    Matthew Clark

Monogrammed Churro French Toast:

If you like, in a small bowl combine 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 30 to 40 seconds or until melted and smooth, stirring once. Place in a resealable plastic bag; snip a small hole from one corner. Pipe initials on the warm French toast.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

635 Calories
19g Fat
103g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 635
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 693mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 103g 37%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 732mg 56%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 199mg 4%
Folate, total 123.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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