Hot Chocolate & Toast get married… AWWW.
Okay, let’s get down to business here. Do you dip toast in your hot chocolate? No, I’m not talking about super soggy, fall apart bread. I’m talking a quick dunk of crispy toast.
I recently polled my Instagram followers and was absolutely FLOORED at how many people were completely put off by this idea. I have always done this, my whole family did while we were growing up. In fact, there was never hot cocoa without the toast.
Then I got married, and Dan’s family did the exact same thing! So here I was thinking I was a total normal human being, but then Instagram shook me back to reality. I’m a weirdie and always will be. ?
Do you do this? Have you ever even tried it? WILL YOU PLEASE TRY IT? It’s so good, I promise! Today, though, I am playing matchmaker and marrying these two lovely foods.
Enter: Hot Chocolate French Toast. Heart eyes for daaaaays, people.
It is really simple, comes together just like regular ol’ French Toast, with just a few more ingredients. We can’t not talk about the marshmallow syrup. Might be my favorite part if I’m being honest.
The marshmallow syrup is literally my Vanilla Bubble Syrup with marshmallows melted in at the end. Absolutely delicious! Just a handful of ingredients and 5 minutes. You’ll never want normal syrup again!
How to Make Hot Chocolate French Toast
To make the egg wash, combine eggs, milk, vanilla and Hot Chocolate mix. If you want a deeper chocolate flavor, add in 2 tbsp of cocoa & 2 tbsp of sugar to off set the bitterness in the cocoa.
Beat until well combined.
Quickly dip both sides of each slice of bread into the egg wash. You don’t want to drench the slice of bread, just a light coating. I actually use a fork to scrape off some excess egg wash, I don’t like it too thick.
Cook on a large griddle set to 300°. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
How to make Homemade Vanilla Marshmallow Syrup
Like I said earlier, this recipe is my Vanilla Bubble Syrup recipe with marshmallows added in at the end. If you’d like to cut out the marshmallows, be my guest! I think it tastes UH-MAZING either way.
The syrup consists of butter, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla and baking soda.
Bring the butter, sugar and buttermilk to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and baking soda. Watch the syrup literally BUBBLE! It’s so fun! Make sure to use a large enough saucepan, it will grow about double in size!
Now, add in 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows if desired.
I LOVE this syrup so much and really think the syrup is the perfect balance to the rich Hot Chocolate French Toast.
YIELD: 8 FRENCH TOAST
Hot Chocolate French Toast with Marshmallow Syrup
(Printable Recipe Below)
Hot Chocolate French Toast with Marshmallow Syrup is a rich, deep chocolate flavored French toast covered with a homemade white vanilla marshmallow syrup. The addition of cocoa and hot chocolate powder to the egg wash takes this French Toast to the next level! The Syrup is the perfect pair to the rich French Toast. Perfect Christmas morning breakfast!
Hot Chocolate French Toast
- 8 slices of bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup hot chocolate powder
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder (optional, but highly suggested)
- 2 tbsp sugar (optional, but highly suggested)
Homemade Marshmallow Syrup
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp buttermilk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup mini marshmallows
- For the Hot Chocolate French Toast: Preheat griddle to 300°.
- Beat the eggs, milk, vanilla, hot cocoa powder, cocoa powder and sugar together. If the mixture is too thick, add a splash more milk. This really depends on the hot cocoa powder.
- Quickly dip each slice of bread in the egg wash, laying on the preheated griddle after.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown.
- For the Marshmallow Syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and buttermilk.
- Bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, remove from heat.
- Stir in the vanilla and baking soda. The baking soda will cause it to bubble up!
- Stir in the marshmallows until melted.
Milk or buttermilk substitutes will curdle. Must use buttermilk!