I love starting my day with a nice sweet breakfast.
Donuts, coffee cakes, french toast, cinnamon rolls. You name it. If it’s sweet, it’s got my name written all over it.
There is a breakfast place near my house that we go to a lot on Sunday mornings after church. And my son always gets this amazing french toast that is crusted with Cap’n Crunch cereal and stuffed with bananas and strawberries and covered in a strawberry glaze. It is sensational…..and I always ‘help’ him finish it. 😉
So I decided to recreate this at home, with a few substitutions. I decided to stuff mine with Nutella. I mean seriously, can you think of a better thing to stuff french toast with than Nutella?!?
This Nutella and Banana Stuffed Cap’n Crunch Crusted French Toast turned out amazing!
I used nice thick slices of Challah bread, spread it with Nutella and loaded it with banana slices, sandwiched it up and dipped it in a cinnamon egg mixture, crusted it with Cap’n Crunch pieces and seared it in a skillet.
The result: Sensational!!
Now I honestly never eat Cap’n Crunch out of the box but let me tell you, when it is crusted on french toast, it gives a nice crunchy, sweet texture to the bread and it really goes perfectly with the Nutella and bananas.
And after doing a little research on line, even though I have never seen the episode, it looks like Guy Fieri’s show Diners, Drive ins, and Dives, has made Cap’n Crunch crusted french toast a phenomenon. And after using it myself, I can see why!
The result is a nice, textured and crunchy outside with a soft and gooey inside, loaded with Nutella and bananas.
Don’t you wish this plate was sitting in front of you now?
Well get to your kitchen and get crackin!! This french toast is easy to assemble and yummy for your taste buds. Enjoy!! 🙂
- 4 large eggs
- 1 c. heavy cream
- 3 TB sugar
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 t. nutmeg
- 3 c. Cap'n Crunch cereal
- 8 slices of Challah bread or the likes
- 1 1/2 c. Nutella
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/4 c. butter
- maple syrup (optional)
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs and cream together with a whisk and then add the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and beat together until blended. Set aside.
- Spread Nutella on one side of a slice of bread. Place 6-7 slices of banana on top. Spread Nutella on another slice of bread and sandwich it together with the one with banana slices so that it is 'stuffed'. (The outside of both pieces should be plain) Repeat this process with the remaining slices so there are four sandwiches.
- Place the Cap'n Crunch cereal in a large Ziploc bag and coarsely crush it with a rolling pin. Dump out on a large plate.
- Dip each sandwich in the egg mixture so that the whole sandwich is submerged. Take out of the mixture, shaking off any excess.
- Place the sandwich in the Cap'n Crunch mixture and coat with the crumbs making sure to get the sides as well.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt a couple pats of butter. Place a sandwich in the pan and heat for a couple minutes before doing the same with the other side. Carefully try and sear the sides as well if possible. When both sides have a good sear on it, remove from the heat.
- place on a plate, slice in half and drizzle some maple syrup, Nutella and banana slices on top if desired and serve. Repeat the process with remaining sandwiches.
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Nutella, Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed Breakfast Braid
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Oh my gosh, I’m just drooling over here, Renee! This looks like the most indulgent, delicious french toast EVER! I am addicted to nutella on its own, but stuffed in french toast and with captain crunch cereal sounds absolutely amazing! I definitely wish this plate was sitting in front of me! 🙂 Pinned!
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Thanks so much for the pin Gayle. And I’m telling you: It was sensational!! 🙂
Michele @ Two Raspberries says
this looks amazing! totally gorgeous and like ooey gooey good-ness!
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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
I totally wish I was starting my day with this in front of me! This looks incredible Renee! Nutella, crunchy cereal and bananas?? I can’t think of anything better – pinning!
Oh my gosh. Now THIS is my idea of a perfect plate of french toast. Seriously, I am DYING over all that gooey nutella.
NEED this french toast this weekend! Just gorgeous, Renee! Pinned. 🙂
Wow. I mean, I love challah for French toast, but then you had to go add the Nutella and the Cap’n Crunch? Insanely wonderful. Like you, I want my breakfast to be sweet!
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I agreee Mir, sweet breakfasts are the best!! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
This has to be the most gorgeous looking french toast I have ever seen! I’m drooling looking at the pictures! Pinned!
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Thanks so much for the pin Manali! 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Omg! Look how oozy and delicious this looks. I am seriously drooling over this right now. I have a big jar of nutella in my kitchen that keeps calling my name. I am going to make this with it.
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You NEED to Dannii, it is SO amazing!! 🙂
Now this is some serious french toast!! I haven’t made any in far too long – time to change that with some nutella and bananas… 🙂
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Thanks Ashley!! You can’t go wrong with Nutella right?? 🙂
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
Oh.My.Goodness! This nutella action is insanely decadent! This is definitely my kind of sweet breakfast… so happy you shared them with us this week at the party!
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Holy moly — this French toast is like no other! I used to love Cap’n Crunch too, despite that it shredded the roof of my mouth. haha I love this idea, and the Nutella and banana sounds amazing!
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Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
I agree there is nothing better to stuff french toast with than Nutella!!! I love the addition of Ca’n Crunch! What an interesting idea! Sinful and totally decadent! Pinned!
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Hee, hee, I love me a ‘sinful’ breakfast! 😉 Thanks for the pin!
Momma Baker says
I too love sweets for breakfast with my cup of coffee and this looks absolutely amazing! Pinned!
Thank you so much!! 🙂
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
Oh wow! This sounds like an AMAZING combination! I know my kids would gobble it up for breakfast any day!
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Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Wow! That is some crazzzzzy french toast! I am loving the Capn Crunch crust. I’ll bet that makes it so crispy, sweet and delicious! You did a beautiful job recreating it Renee!
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Thank you Kristi!! I love me a sweet and decadent breakfast! 😉
I love banana, nutella and french toast. I never would’ve thought to combine them with Cap’n Crunch! 🙂
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Thank you Amberly! The Cap’n Crunch gives a great texture to the outside while the inside is soft and gooey!! 😉
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
This is an over the top breakfast if I’ve ever seen one! Looks decadent!
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Thanks so much Julie!! 🙂
Annette Belnap says
Ok, I pinned this as a breakfast, but I think it’s more of a dessert! YUM!
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It can definitely be a dessert as well! Thanks so much for the pin Annette!! 🙂
David @ Spiced says
Holy deliciousness! I love me some French toast, but the thought of stuffing it with bananas and Nutella (great combo there) AND adding a Capn Crunch crust is just too much. I’m thinking I need to have a breakfast for dinner kinda night tonight! 🙂
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Thank you David!! I actually love having breakfast for dinner myself! 🙂
Looks delicious! I love Nutella! The addition of Cap’n Crunch cereal is a great idea!
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Thanks Mira! I love new ways to use Nutella!! 🙂