Stuffed french toast wtih coffee almond butter, this is how you are suppost to start the wekeend. If you ask us, weekends are for special breakfasts to go with that extraordinary cup of coffee. You know that feeling when you sit down to that perfect breakfast and all of the sudden the problems from the week just seem to disappear. Yeah, that's what this recipe and a cup of Koffee Kult Dark Roast Coffee does for us!
Chocolate french toast stuffed with coffee almond butter (and maybe some banana slices) is a fantastic way to get the weekend started right. If you are anything like us at Koffee Kult, you will have to pry the coffee almond butter out of our hands to make this dish, but luckily, it’s so simple you can always whip up more!
Stuffed french toast always has a way of feeling extra special. Not only are you getting french toast, which lets admit it, is pretty awesome on it’s own, but you get chocolate french toast. And Koffee Kult Coffee almond butter. Yes it’s heavenly, and incredibly simple.
You could even make this for brunch the night before and just heat it up in the oven the morning of brunch, it’s super versatile. Just don’t tell people how simple it was, make them think you slaved for hours. After all, they have to feel important and you need sleep.
This recipe of course starts with quality ingredients. Don’t think you can use just any old coffee for this coffee almond butter. Oh no, finely ground Koffee Kult Dark Roast coffee and organic almonds are key to a stellar almond butter.
Make this french toast gluten free by using gluten free bread like Udi’s brand or whatever you favorite brand is. If you happen to live by a bakery, this chocolate french toast is also amazing with day-old challah or artisanal bread left over from dinner the night before.
This dish really doesn't require fancy equipment. To make almond butter at home, you will need a food processor. You can either buy roasted almonds at the store (no salt) or raw almonds that you just lightly toast at home in the oven (350 for about 7 minutes). The almonds will take anywhere between 6-10 minutes to develop into almond butter so be patient.Alternatively, you can buy almond butter in a jar and just add the ground coffee to the almond butter after it's been slightly softened in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
Coffee Almond Butter Ingredients
1 ½ cups roasted almonds, unsalted
1 tbs. finely ground Koffee Kult Dark Roast coffee
2 packets stevia, or 3-4 tbs. coconut sugar or sugar of choice
In a food processor, add the roasted almonds and turn on to grind the almonds until a butter. The almonds will quickly go into a fine meal, and you may not think they will turn into butter. But they will. Just be patient. After about 6-7 minutes you should be able to stop the food processor and scrape down the sides. IF you are seeing that you are still not getting anything that remotely appears to be almond butter, you may want to add a ½ tbs. coconut oil to get the almond to do their thing. But this has not been an issue in our kitchen. Once the almond butter is smooth, add the coffee and the stevia or sugar. Blend until incorporated.
If you instead decide to take the short cut, scoop out a heaping ½ cup of almond butter from the jar. Place it in a bowl and microwave for 20 seconds until it’s very smooth and pliable. Mix in the coffee and stevia or sugar and stir until combined.
French Toast Ingredients:
1 egg white
¼ cup milk of choice (coconut, almond, flax, cow)
10 slices bread (for every 3 slices you need an egg and 1 tablespoon of milk)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 packets of stevia or 3-4 tbs. sugar depending on how sweet you like things.
Optional: sliced banana, chocolate chips, cacao nibs, coconut flakes
Slather one side of bread with almond butter. Make a sandwich with another slice of bread. Do this until you have 5 sandwiches. You can add sliced banana, cacao nibs, chocolate chips or coconut flakes to the coffee almond butter before closing the sandwich.
Start a large skillet over medium low heat and have non-stick spray on hand.
In a deep bowl, combine the egg, egg white, milk, vanilla, cocoa powder and stevia or sugar. Mix to combine. Dunk the almond butter sandwiches in the egg mixture, making sure that both sides are coated with the mixture.
Spray the skillet with non-stick spray and add the egg covered sandwich. Continue with the other sandwiches until the skillet is full, you may have to work in batches.
Cook for 5-6 minutes on the first side before carefully flipping. Cook an additional 5 minutes on the next side. Serve with your favorite fruit or syrup.