Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ooey Gooey Breakfast - Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Stuffed French Toast

Monday to Friday my breakfasts are pretty boring - cereal, or toast, or fruit. On the weekends at least one day we like to have something different - breakfast burritos, pancakes, or bacon and eggs, mostly at home but occasionally at our favorite breakfast place, Scott's Restaurant (no relation). They are all good choices but sometimes you want something different, something new. That was where we were last Saturday and here's the dish that we had, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Stuffed French Toast.

I saw this recipe in the Rachel Ray holiday magazine I got for Christmas - stuffed french toast with a jam syrup. Sounded really good and pretty easy, no recipe really required. Here's what you need:

bread - 2 pieces per person
peanut butter
chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
jam of your choice

Start by microwaving some jam and water together - this is your syrup. For the 2 of us I used 3 tb of jam (homemade by my Dad) and 1 tb of water whisked together and cooked until smooth.

Spread peanut butter on all pieces of bread, then scatter half the bread slices with chocolate. There are 19 chocolate chips on that top one and 20 on the bottom one. I think that is the perfect amount for this dish. Then top each chocolate/peanut butter piece of bread with a peanut butter only piece.

Then whisk up a couple of eggs, a biiiiiig splash of vanilla, a bigger splash of milk and a pinch of salt.

How's your jam syrup? Warm and smooth? Oh good.

Dredge your sandwiches in the whisked egg mixture. Then set aside for a few minutes while you heat your pan over medium heat. Add a dollop of butter and a little splash of oil to the pan and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.

Cook the stuffed toasts until they are golden brown on both sides.

You can't tell, but the toasts below have been drizzled with the jam syrup.

These were good - rich, but good. I pooped out after the first bite of the second half. Scott not only got all the way through, but was planning our next batch of stuffed french toast (peanut butter and honey, I believe). I'll make that for him, but I think I'll look for a less sweet filling combo.


Deborah said...

We are the same - saving the weekends for the good breakfasts!! This looks delicious, but I think I'd be like you and not be able to eat a ton because of the sweetness.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh my heavens, how wonderfully simple and you just know it has to be good . . . I mean peanut butter and chocolate ;)) Kids and big kids would love this one.
Who got the 20 and who got the 19 and which one is the perfect #? hehehe.

breadchick said...

Peanut butter and chocolate chip sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food for me. With a big glass of milk of course. Bet I'd like this!

Sara said...

deborah - yup, it's oh so good and oh so sweet. like me!

tanna - the 19 was meant for me, although who knows if i got it.

mary - yes. yes you would.

NKP said...

My son would love this! I will make it for him on the March break - thanks!

Reeni said...

What a decadent breakfast! It's almost like a dessert. It looks scrumptious!