Weekend Brunch: Cocoa Almond & Banana Stuffed French Toast

Happy Thursday!  If you’re already dreaming of the weekend, this stuffed french toast recipe is for you.  With all ingredients available at Trader Joe’s, you can make this delicious breakfast on a budget (think 19 cent bananas)!  Make this sweet and hearty treat on a cozy weekend morning.  Here’s what you’ll need…

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Ingredients for 3 servings
  • 6 thick slices TJ’s Artisan Bread (we used the Rustic variety)
  • 1/2 cup TJ’s Cocoa Almond Spread
  • 2 TJ’s Bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup TJ’s Milk
  • 4 TJ’s Eggs
  • 2 tsp TJ’s Ground Cinnamon
  • 1-2 Tbsp TJ’s Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tbsp TJ’s Short Stack Pancake Syrup
  • 4-5 TJ’s Strawberries, sliced into heart shapes

Here’s what to do:

Make a deep cut into each slice of bread to create a pocket, and stuff generously with cocoa almond spread and bananas. Whisk milk, eggs and cinnamon together in a medium dish. Melt butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. While skillet is heating, dip each side of the stuffed bread pocket into the egg mixture then fry in batches until golden brown on both sides. Top each slice with another layer of cocoa almond spread, sliced bananas and syrup. Garnish the plate with fresh strawberries and enjoy!

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