Strawberry & Chocolate Hazelnut French Toast Roll Ups

Sweet strawberries and rich chocolate hazelnut spread come together to make this fun and festive breakfast! These roll ups are so easy to make and so decadent too!

These french toast roll ups are the perfect breakfast for Valentine's Day! They're rich, decadent, so easy to make and so much fun too!

So Charlie and I have this tradition where every Valentine’s Day we always make each other a really nice breakfast in bed. (His is pancakes and mine usually involves some kind of french toast.) And this year I’m 100% requesting these strawberry and chocolate hazelnut french toast roll ups! Not only are they super tasty but they’re so easy to make and so much fun to eat too! (Plus they’d be perfect for a bridal shower brunch or even for Mother’s Day!)

Ingredients

  • White bread: Used as the main vessile for your french toast roll ups. (You can also use your favorite type of bread instead too. Gluten free bread also works if needed.)
  • Strawberries: Give your roll ups a juicy burst of freshness and pairs so well with your chocolate hazelnut spread!
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella): Helps to hold your roll ups together and adds so much richness and decadence!
  • Almond milk: Used to thin out the egg in your batter. (Feel free to use your favorite type of milk instead; regular, skim, a different dairy free milk)
  • Eggs: Helps to crisp up the outside of your rolls!
  • Cinnamon sugar: Completely optional but definitely takes your roll ups to the next level!
Quick, easy and always a huge hit with kids! These strawberry and nutella toast roll ups are super simple to make and taste amazizng too!

How to make french toast roll ups

  1. Whisk your eggs, almond milk and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl and set it aside.
  2. Then take your bread slices and cut all the crusts off each slice.
  3. Next, slightly flatten your slices with a rolling pin. (They should be about 1/4 of an inch thick.)
  4. Then take one flattened slice of bread and spread a small amount of your chocolate hazelnut spread over the entire slice.
  5. Place your strawberry “sticks” at one end of the slice and carefully roll it until you reach the other side. Repeat the process with your remaining bread slices.
  6. Next, place a pan on the stove and heat it over medium high heat.
  7. Once the pan is hot, spray it with non-stick cooking spray and take one of your roll ups, dip it into your egg mixture and place it in the pan. Repeat with your remaining roll ups. Cook the rolls for 1-2 minutes on each side or until all sides are golden brown.
  8. Remove your roll ups from the pan and toss them in your cinnamon sugar. Serve them immediately!
These delicious french toast roll ups are made with sliced strawberries and chocolate hazelnut spread all rolled up in white bread and coated with cinnamon sugar! They're such a fun treat for brunch!

Tips for making strawberry & chocolate hazelnut french toast roll ups

  • Make sure to cut your strawberries into long thin “sticks”. If you leave your fruit too chunky then it will be hard to roll them.
  • Use a thin layer of chocolate hazelnut spread. If you’re anything like me and have a tendincy to go overboard on the filling – DON’T! If you do, they’ll end up oozing all over the pan when they’re cooking and burn.
  • Don’t roll your bread too thin! If they’re too thin, then your roll ups with be a little flimsy after they’ve finished cooking and might be hard to handle.
  • Cook your french toast roll ups in batches and don’t overcrowd the pan. If you’re cooking too many at one time, it can be easy to loose track of which ones you’ve already flipped which can cause them to burn. (I’ll usually cook 4-5 at a time.)
Looking for a fun treat to serve for bridal showers or Mother's Day? Then you need to try this cute breakfast idea! These roll ups are sweet and perfectly crispy on the outside with a rich gooey center!

Variations

Nutella not your thing? No worries at all! You can make these roll ups with so many different fillings! Here are a few of our favorite ways to fill these tasty treats.

  • Peanut butter/nut butter
  • Cookie butter/biscoff spread
  • Cream cheese/flavored cream cheese
  • Use your favorite jam in place of the strawberries
  • Butter & cinnamon sugar (Spread a thin layer of butter over your bread slice, give it a generous sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and roll it all up. It tastes just like a cinnamon roll!)

*Looking for a “healthier” chocolate hazelnut spread other than Nutella? Here are a few other varieties that I’ve found and love! Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut & Almond Butter, Peanut Butter & Co.’s Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread

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Strawberry & Chocolate Hazelnut French Toast Roll Ups

Sweet strawberries and rich chocolate hazelnut spread are stuffed inside a french toast roll up and tossed in cinnamon sugar! This festive breakfast idea is so much fun to make and so easy too! (They would be perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or even for a bridal shower brunch!)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, Easy
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, chocolate hazelnut spread, easy, french toast roll ups, healthier, strawberry
Servings: 12 roll-ups
Author: Caitlin Monson

Ingredients

For the french toast roll ups:

  • 12 slices of white bread (or you favorite bread)
  • Strawberries, cut into thin "sticks"
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite type of milk)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Whisk your eggs, almond milk and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl and set it aside.Then take your bread slices and cut all the crusts off of each slice.
  • Next, slightly flatten your slices with a rolling pin. (They should be about ¼ of an inch thick.) Then take one flattened slice of bread and spread a small amount of your chocolate hazelnut spread over the entire slice. Place your strawberry "sticks" at one end of the slice and carefully roll it until you reach the other side. Repeat the process with your remaining bread slices.
  • Next, place a pan on the stove and heat it over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, spray it with non-stick cooking spray and take one of your roll ups, dip it into your egg mixture and place it in the pan. Repeat with your remaining roll ups. (You might need to do this in batches so they don't burn. I'll usually cook 4-5 at a time.)
  • Cook the rolls for 1-2 minutes on each side or until all sides are golden brown. Remove your roll ups from the pan and toss them in your cinnamon sugar. Serve immediately!

Notes

Gluten free bread also works for this recipe!

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