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Chocolate French Toast Panini

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Chocolate French Toast Panini
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 6
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Treat your family with this distinctive Italian dish! Enjoy these grilled sandwiches filled with chocolate and hazelnuts – ready in 15 minutes.
Updated Dec 22, 2011

Ingredients

  • Butter-flavor cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup hazelnut spread with cocoa
  • 12 slices (1/2 inch thick) French bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts (filberts), toasted
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered sugar, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Spray closed medium-size contact grill with cooking spray; heat for 5 minutes. Spread 1 tablespoon hazelnut spread over 1 side of each bread slice. Sprinkle 6 slices evenly with hazelnuts. Top each with second bread slice, making 6 sandwiches.
  • 2
    In shallow bowl or pie plate, beat half-and-half, eggs and vanilla until well blended.
  • 3
    Dip 3 of the sandwiches into egg mixture, turning to coat both sides. When grill is heated, place sandwiches on grill. Close grill; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition

465 Calories, 24g Total Fat, 11g Protein, 53g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
465
Total Fat
24g
0%
Saturated Fat
14g
0%
Sodium
321mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
0%
Dietary Fiber
4g
0%
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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