Donal's Nutella stuffed brioche French toast recipe

Delicious homemade recipes from Irish chef Donal Skehan.

Donal Skehan is a home cook, food writer and television presenter who has written five cookbooks. He presents the TV show Kitchen Hero on RTÉ One in Ireland, Grandma's Boy on FOX International and is a judge on BBC's Junior MasterChef.

This is definitely not an everyday breakfast, but for special occasions it makes a wonderful celebration breakfast perfect for Christmas morning.

Serves 2


2 large eggs

60ml milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Nutella, for filling 4 large slices of brioche

1 tbsp softened butter

Icing sugar, for dusting

For the sweet berry sauce:

100g frozen berries

1 tbsp caster sugar



  1. To make the sweet berry sauce, place the berries and caster sugar in a small saucepan with 50ml of water. Bring the mixture to a steady simmer and cook until the berries are soft. Blitz with a hand-held blender or mash with a fork.

  2. In a large flat dish, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Spread the Nutella on each slice of brioche and then make two sandwiches.

  3. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat until it is foaming. Soak the brioche sandwiches in the eggs and milk and place straight in the pan to cook for 2–3 minutes on either side until golden.

  4. Remove from the pan and slice in two. Place on two warmed serving plates and drizzle with the berry sauce and dust over the icing sugar.


Donal demonstrates how to make this prefect breakfast treat in the video below. Check out his Facebook page & website for more culinary tips, recipes and food travels.