An indulgent recipe for Nutella French Toast Casserole that can be made ahead of time and is perfect for brunch!
Whenever I make anything with Nutella, I think of my brother. He absolutely LOVES the stuff. Who can blame him? The chocolate hazelnut spread is addicting! I thought that adding it to a french toast casserole was a bit of a genius idea and, it turns out, I was right! This Nutella French Toast Casserole is one for the books!
I imagine most people, though, are not going to make a daily habit out of eating Nutella French Toast Casserole. It’s a treat, for sure. I’d say a Valentine’s Day brunch, or any weekend brunch, would be the perfect timing for a french toast casserole like this!
This Nutella French Toast Casserole is essentially like many french toast casseroles, with a base of bread cubes tossed in an egg and milk mixture which also has sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. The exception, however, is when we melt a whole lotta Nutella and swirl it around the whole casserole, making sure to get every nook and cranny Nutella-filled.
The casserole is best if you let it sit and soak up all of the egg/milk mixture for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight. This makes it a great dish to make the night before a brunch.
After baking in the oven, I highly recommend dusting it with powdered sugar and topping it with fresh raspberries and more warmed up Nutella. The raspberries are a delicious complement to the Nutella! We found that we didn’t need any syrup on our servings, but by all means – load it up if you want!
S’Mores French Toast Casserole from The Chunky Chef