Ok, I know it’s kind of last minute, but you are definitely going to want to make this for your sweetheart or your whole family this Valentine’s Day. I’m serving this as a decadent breakfast, but this yummy Chocolate Raspberry Baked French Toast is really just a rich bread pudding. Calling it French Toast makes it feel a little more acceptable as a breakfast food. But, let’s be completely honest, this is DESSERT served for breakie. But, if there is any day of the year that you can serve something sweet, first thing in the morning, it’s Valentine’s Day!
Chocolate Raspberry Baked French Toast
- 1 loaf of brioche bread
- a pint of fresh raspberrys
- 1/2 cup of dark or semi sweet chocolate chips
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 1/4 tsp salf
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
Start by melting the 1/2 cup of butter in small sauce pan, add the brown sugar and stir to combine. Place 6 oven safe ramekins on a baking sheet. Divide the butter and brown sugar mixture evenly into the ramekins.
Cute the brioche into 1 inch cubes. Adding in layers, divide the bread, chocolate and raspberries into the 6 containers.
In a bowl, beat the eggs, add the salt, vanilla and half and half. Beat until smooth. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, dividing it evening.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight. When you are ready to bake, allow the the french toast to come to room temperature. Then bake in a 350 F oven for about 25 mins.
I hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day and feel love and appreciated for who you are.