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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 French toast hearts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

635 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 206mg; saturated fat 9g; carbohydrates 103g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; sugars 55g; protein 18g; vitamin a 565IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 3.3mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 123.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.8mcg; sodium 693mg; potassium 199mg; calcium 732mg; iron 4.5mg.
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