Call me old fashioned but I love making breakfast for my husband (and myself). While I’m fortunate to have access to the fridge all day he sometimes rushes through the door at 6am and doesn’t walk back in until lunchtime, or dinner time if he has breakfast on the tractor. So the days he has the morning at home it’s nice that he looks after our baby while I whip something a bit more special up for breakky.
French toast is one of his favourites and I often make the normal version (that we in Sweden call “poor knights” with just white floured bread and a ton of sugar. But after the holidays it’s a good idea to make something with a touch more fibre so I created these whole grain French toast with rich 90% chocolate filling to serve with fruit, a dollop of my beloved Greek yoghurt and maple syrup. Super yummy and not at all that bad for you! Chocolate this high in percentage is full of antioxidants and the egg and milk to dip the bread in provides some protein. You can put anything in the middle of these bad boys too, mashed banana or peanut butter, berries, I think it would all be delicious!
Ingredients (for 1 toast)
2 slices of whole grain bread
1 square of Lindt’s 90% dark chocolate
1 large egg
1/4 cup of milk
Small pinch of salt
Berries, fruit and yoghurt to serve, maple syrup optional but recommended!
1. Place the slices of bread on top of each other and cut the edges off.
2. Place chocolate square in the middle and “staple” the slices of bread together with a fork, pressing down the edges. Do so on all four sides and flip over and do again on the opposite side too to make sure they really stick together.
3. Heat a nonstick frying pan and spray with a little coconut oil spray, or drop in a knob of butter!
4. Whisk egg and milk together and drop in the bread. Make sure all sides gets soaked in the mixture.
5. Put the bread in the pan and fry until golden on both sides.
6. Serve straight away with the chocolate oozing out! Yum!