Nutella French Toast Roll-Ups

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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.

A stack of eight French toast roll-ups on a plate on top of a marble counter


 

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!

A close-up shot of Nutella-stuffed French toast on a plate with fresh blueberries

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.
A tub of Nutella, a glass of milk, vanilla sugar and the rest of the ingredients arranged on and around a fancy platter

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.

A flattened slice of bread on a parchment-lined cutting board beside a wooden rolling pin

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.

A plate of French toast roll-ups with a glass of milk in the background

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.
An overhead shot of a plate piled with Nutella-stuffed French toast

Variation Ideas

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
Nutella French toast roll-ups topped with powdered sugar on a plate with a raised rim

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!

A plate full of Nutella roll-ups with a glass of milk, a bottle of Nutella and a few slices of bread in the background

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.

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Nutella French Toast Roll-Ups

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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 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)
  • Nutella
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Sugar
  • or
  • You can use Powdered Sugar
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Instructions 

  • 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.

Equipment

  • Stove

Notes

Refrigerate extras in an airtight container and reheat in the microwave

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 3.2mg

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52 Comments

  1. Ramona says:

    I love that you rolled these up… what a clever way to make french toast. Nutella… yes.. a definite winner! 🙂

  2. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen says:

    Wow, these look amazing!

  3. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says:

    This looks so delicious!!

  4. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    oh, yes! Nutella! And yes, I do love my mother-in-law. She spoils all of us. And she does still ask my hubs what he ate (hahaha!)She has to keep tabs on me and make sure he’s well-fed;)These are super!:)

  5. mjskit says:

    What a lucky DIL to have a MIL that serves you such a breakfast! These rollups are to die for! I could easily eat 12 of them, so I guess I’ll have to double it so Bobby can have something to eat.

  6. Patty says:

    Love this idea for breakfast!

  7. Serena (serenabakessimplyfromscratch) says:

    Hmmm.. Your Mother-In-Law sounds very familiar to another Mother-In-Law I know other then the cooking part.. Ohh.. I better be nice! Lol

  8. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Ok I’m so interested in Macedonian breakfast spread. I hope you would show us how you eat breakfast! I love breakfast… Your MIL story was timely, my MIL is coming next Monday. We get along okay, but I always feel nervous! xD

  9. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says:

    This looks ridiculously good! I understand your serving size Kate. And many times we get really well with our mil until we don´t agree about their `little´ boy. This recipe is amazing.

  10. Valerie says:

    Oh, please tell me you ship! I need several of these rollups in my life right now!