Stuffed with chocolate hazelnut spread and coated in vanilla sugar, these easy French Toast Roll-Ups will rock your world! They’re a heavenly breakfast you can throw together in 15 minutes.
The Ultimate Breakfast for Nutella Lovers
I bet you’re going to have to make a double batch of these Nutella French toast roll-ups. If you don’t, you’ll probably need to get up halfway through breakfast to whip up some more. This post may say there are three roll-ups in one serving, but I have to be honest with you – no one in my family stops there! I could eat all 12 of them myself without the competition.
It’s simply impossible to resist the melty Nutella wrapped up in the soft, sugary French toast. Each bite will make any tension in your muscles dissolve immediately! Yes, they really are that good.
Forget breakfast – you’ll want to enjoy these roll-ups as your nightly dessert!
What You’ll Need
The credit for these babies belongs to my mother-in-law, who watched me wolf down half the batch when I tried them at her house in Macedonia. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Milk: Any kind you have in your fridge will do.
- Heavy Cream: This adds moisture and also makes your French toast get nice and golden brown.
- Egg: To help infuse the liquids into the bread.
- Pure Vanilla Extract: Using a high-quality extract will give you the best possible flavor.
- Sandwich Bread: I use Pepperidge Farms’ classic whole wheat bread.
- Nutella: Or another brand of chocolate hazelnut spread.
- Butter: This prevents the French toast from sticking to your frying pan.
- Vanilla Sugar: You can use powdered sugar instead, but I strongly recommend sticking with the vanilla stuff if you can get your hands on it.
How to Make Nutella French Toast Roll-Ups
This is definitely one of the easiest French toast recipes of all time. Let’s dive in!
Make Egg Mixture: Whisk together the milk, heavy cream, egg and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl, then set the mixture aside.
Prepare Bread: Cut the crust off each slice of bread. Flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin, making them as flat as possible.
Roll: Spread Nutella onto one of the flattened slices and lightly pinch the seam to secure the roll-up. Repeat with the remaining bread.
Heat Butter: Place two tablespoons of butter into a frying pan and melt it over medium heat.
Dip Roll-Ups Into Egg Mixture: Dip the roll-ups into the egg mixture, then place them into the prepared frying pan. You’ll likely have to do this in batches.
Cook: Fry the first side until it’s golden brown, about two minutes. Flip the roll-ups over and cook the opposite side for another minute or so. Add the rest of the butter and cook the remaining roll-ups.
Coat in Sugar: Pour the vanilla sugar into a shallow dish and roll the cooked roll-ups into the sugar until they’re fully coated. Alternatively, dust them with powdered sugar.
Enjoy! Serve immediately.
Tips for the Best Results
I have a few handy tips that will help you make these French toast roll-ups like a pro. Read on!
- Do I Have to Remove the Crusts? Whether or not you cut the crusts off your bread is up to personal preference. It doesn’t make a huge difference, so sometimes I’ll leave them on. Just do you!
- Work in Batches: Unless you have a huge frying pan, it’s best to cook your roll-ups in separate batches. Overcrowding the pan will make it more difficult to flip them.
- Serve Immediately: These roll-ups are best when they’re fresh, so go ahead and serve them as soon as they’re finished.
You can make all sorts of changes to this dish! No matter what your French toast is filled with or coated in, it’s going to be divine.
- Use Jam or Jelly Instead of Nutella
- Roll in Cinnamon Sugar
- Stuff with Cream Cheese & Thin Strawberry Slices
- Sub Nutella for Peanut Butter
- Roll in Brown Sugar
- Stuff with Cookie Butter
What to Serve with French Toast Roll-Ups
These roll-ups will go great with all of your favorite French toast fixings—maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit—the works. If you want to pair them with another dish, I suggest picking something savory like Hard-Boiled Eggs or Breakfast Burritos to balance out the sweetness. You could also crank up the nutrition by enjoying them with an Immunity Boosting Smoothie!
How to Store and Reheat Extras
I can pretty much guarantee that you won’t have any leftover French toast roll-ups – they’re just too tempting! But if you find yourself too full to finish them, refrigerate extras in an airtight container. I’d probably reheat them in the microwave, but you can try doing it on the stove if preferred.
Nutella French Toast Roll-Ups
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 12 sandwich-bread slices (I use Whole Wheat by Pepperidge Farms)
- 4 tablespoons butter divided
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Sugar
- You can use Powdered Sugar
- In a medium bowl whisk together the milk, heavy cream, egg, and vanilla; set aside.
- Cut the crust from the bread.
- Flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin; make them as flat as possible.
- Spread Nutella on each bread slice and roll up the bread, lightly pinching the seam to secure.
- Place 2 tablespoons butter in a frying pan and melt over medium heat.
- Dip the rollups in the egg mixture, and place in frying pan. You will most likely have to do this in batches.
- Cook until golden brown, about two minutes; flip to the other side and continue to cook for another minute or so.
- Add the rest of the butter, and continue to cook until all rollups are done.
- If you have Vanilla Sugar, put it in a shallow dish, and once the rollups are done cooking, roll them in the sugar until covered. If you do not have Vanilla Sugar, dust the rollups with Powdered Sugar.
- Serve immediately.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
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