Monday, April 16, 2012

Chocolate Filled Churro French Toast

You know that saying, "don't mess with a good thing" or "if it's not broken don't fix it"? That's how I feel about churros. I love everything about churros. I love how it's sweet and doughy on the inside but sweet and crunchy on the outside. I love how the sugar dissolves right in your mouth and the cinnamon sugar residue on your hands that is perfect for licking. And as tasty as the original churro is, the chocolate filled version is pretty amazing too. I ate one at Disneyland once and omg it was soo good! Now, the only problem with churros is that it's not exactly something I can pick up at the supermarket or a fast food place. I know Costco sells it but theirs suck. So, I decided I would try to make my own but in the form of french toast.

Chocolate Filled Churro French Toast

2 slices of bread
1/4 C graham cracker crumbs
2 tsp cinnamon sugar
1 tbsp cacao nibs  
 1 egg
1/4 C milk
1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste
2 tbsp butter

Whisk the graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon sugar until thoroughly combined. This will serve as the "churro" mixture. Beat the egg, milk, vanilla bean paste in a separate bowl. Spread the butter on each slice of bread. Sprinkle the cacao nibs (chocolate chips will work as well) over one slice of the buttered bread. Place the other slice of bread on top, buttered side down. Carefully dredge the bread into the egg mixture for 1 minute per side and then transfer to the "churro" mixture. (FYI - this part might get a bit messy because of the cacao nibs/chocolate chips.) On a heated skillet/pan, cook each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. 

I wasn't 100% happy with this recipe mainly because I had a bit of a tough time with the cacao nibs. Some of them wanted to jump ship from the french toast. It still turned out pretty good but I think I will also experiment with melting the chocolate before hand and then spreading it onto the bread?


  1. Why, why do you not invite me to these awesome breakfasts?! >3

  2. because you are either (A) Still sleeping, (B) At school, or (C) Off to work. Maybe instead of eating at lavish restaurants once a week, I could cook and we can have breakfast for dinner =)