Dessert for Breakfast – Nutella & Banana French Toast Recipe

Up and coming Brazillian foodie Ana Helena Campbell is showing us she is a wonder woman.  She’s a mom, a wife, she cooks & bakes, she has amazing photography skills and the best thing…her recipes are TO LIVE FOR! (Why would I want to die if I can continue eating dessert here on earth?)

We present to you Ana Helena…

My husband absolutely loves french toast and why not add a little something special and delicious like Nutella. This Hazelnut Spread is absolutely fantastic. I just want open the container, grab a spoon, and eat it by itself.

Nutella and Banana French Toast

Adapted from Panini Express


  • 8 slices of white bread or brioche (If you choose a thick bread, use only 4 slices).
  • Enough Nutella to spread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla
in a shallow bowl. Set aside.

Have your bread, Nutella, and slices of bananas ready to assemble the

Spread 2 pieces of bread with Nutella, and add the bananas on only one
slice of  bread. Close all the slices like a sandwich and carefully dip
them into the egg mixture. Make sure that both sides of the bread are
well coated.

Have your griddle or panini maker preheated and ready. Watch the sandwiches carefully, you want their sides to caramelize, but not burn.

The bananas are cooked just enough and the Nutella is coating the bananas perfectly. I waited a few minutes before eating mine. Eat while it is warm, not hot. If you like, serve them with slices strawberries.

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1 Comment

  • October 1, 2011

    Ana Helena Campbell

    It is a pleasure and honor to be featured in your blog Jenny. Thanks!