Friday “My Mom is Awesome Lunch”: Stuffed French Toast

lunch on 24 May 2013: stuffed french toast, sweet and salty popcorn, sliced peaches

lunch on 24 May 2013: stuffed french toast, sweet and salty popcorn, sliced peaches

Clearly, I was in awesome mom mode yesterday when I whipped up this lunch: french toast stuffed with Nutella and blueberries. Have you ever made stuffed french toast? It’s not really stuffed—it’s just a sweet sandwich dipped in egg batter and fried in butter. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

You start by slathering some Nutella on nice, whole grain bread. Then sprinkle on some blueberries—fresh, frozen, or any other berries/fruit you have on hand.

stuffed french toast in the making: bread with nutella and blueberries

stuffed french toast in the making: bread with nutella and blueberries

Whisk an egg (about one egg per sandwich) with a little milk and cinnamon. Dip your sandwich in the egg batter, making sure that it is coated on all sides. Be sure to use a bowl that is too small, so you have to squish your sandwich into it. That’s what I do.

sandwich dipped in egg batter

sandwich dipped in egg batter

Fry the egg-dipped sandwich in a little butter. Use medium low heat—stuffed french toast is thick, so you want to cook it low and slow.

stuffed french toast, fried in butter

stuffed french toast, fried in butter

When the toast is golden brown on both sides, it is done and ready to be served (or cooled and packed in a lunch):

blueberry and Nutella stuffed french toast

blueberry and Nutella stuffed french toast

It took every shred of willpower I had not to devour this french toast after taking the photo above. It’s just oozing with warm Nutella goodness. And because this is a “My Mom is Awesome” lunch, I also packed some Angie’s Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn:

Angie's Sweet & Salty kettle corn

Angie’s Sweet & Salty kettle corn

Crazy good, that’s what Angie’s popcorn is. And isn’t the packaging delightful? Run to your nearest Target and pick up a bag. If you like sweet and salty crunchy stuff, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

Happy Weekend !

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