Chocolate Hazelnut French Toast

The Kitchen Paper
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Servings 4
Ingredients
Recipe Ingredients:
  • 1 large loaf challah bread sliced to 1″ thick slices
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Plant-Based Beverage
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup 3/4 cup fresh berries, nuts, chocolate etc.
  • add maple syrup for serving
Instructions
  • Slice the challah 12+ hours before you begin this recipe, OR run each piece through the toaster briefly so it’s slightly dried but not browned. Arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet, and set aside.
  • Whisk together the brown sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt until no chunks remain.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, Pacific Foods Organic Oat Non-Dairy Beverage, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients, again whisking until smooth and combined. Pour this mixture over your prepared slices of bread. Let the bread soak for 1-2 hours (or longer), ideally periodically flipping the pieces so they can soak in the liquid from both sides.
  • When the bread is thoroughly soaked, layer it upright in a baking dish (I used a 9″ pie pan). Sprinkle the chocolate and hazelnuts between pieces as you arrange them. Pour any remaining liquid over the top.
  • Loosely tent with foil, and bake at 350F for 45 minutes, or until you can see the remaining liquid has set up and is not jiggling.
  • Serve hot, dusted with sugar (optional) and maple syrup.