Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

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Decadent Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce is a favorite on any brunch table. It’s pairs well with all sorts of savory dishes but does great as a stand alone as well! So Yummy! 

Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

When I found out that this week’s theme was inspired by Sara Moulton and her cookbook Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners, I couldn’t wait to pick a recipe and get started. We found out pretty quickly we were allowed to use any Sara Mouton recipe and use it to inspire us.

Almost immediately we settled on this Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce.

It was inspired by her Ruthie’s Chocolate French Toast with Raspberry Sauce featured in her cookbook titled Sara Moulton Cooks at Home. We enjoy having a brunch style Sunday meal from time to time.

We paired this delicious Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Fruit, scrambled eggs and spinach casserole and bacon (because who can resist bacon!). We served coffee, juice and milk and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

The teens all LOVED the french toast.

Even Miss Picky, but hey – it’s chocolate and you really cannot go wrong with chocolate. Or strawberries.

The sauce was made by the teenagers after going and picking FRESH strawberries out of my garden!

And they just keep coming! haha This is why we picked a strawberry sauce! Something fun to do with all these strawberries!

Chocolate French Toast with Strawberry Sauce

Recipe for Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Decadent Chocolate French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce is a favorite on any brunch table. It's pairs well with all sorts of savory dishes but does great as a stand alone as well! So Yummy!ย 
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4


For the Chocolate French Toast

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract you can also use vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 8 slices of thick bread at least a 1/2-inch thick
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate broken into large chunks and finely chopped

For the Fresh Strawberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries greens removed
  • 3 Tablespoons of Freshly Squeezed Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup of sugar


For the Chocolate French Toast:

  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, sugar, almond extract and salt.
  • Pour into a shallow dish for dipping the bread.
  • It’s easier to do this in 2 batches, so I will explain that method. You can do whatever is easiest for you.
  • Melt 1/2 the butter (1 1/2 Tablespoons) in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. (you can also use a griddle if you want).
  • Dip four pieces of bread slices into the egg mixture until lightly soaked. Immediately place all four down into the heated pan of melted butter.
  • Sprinkle each slice with 1/4th of the chocolate.
  • Dip the last four pieces of bread into the egg mixture and place them on top of the chocolate like a sandwich.
  • Gently press down with a spatula to be sure the slices adhere to each other.
  • Turn down the heat and cook on medium about 4 minutes per side.
  • Once finished, remove from pan.
  • Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.

For Fresh Strawberry Sauce:

  • In a blender, mix together the strawberries, fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice and sugar.
  • Spoon over chocolate french toast. Garnish each plate with a strawberry.
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  1. When I saw your chocolate french toast in the line up, Nicole, a beeline for this scrumptious sounding dish was made. Upon arrival at Daily Dish Recipes, my expectations have been exceeded. Not only are there chocolate chips sandwiched in between, there are fresh strawberries – from your garden! Beautiful brunch fare indeed =)

  2. You’ve outdone yourself this time, Nicole, both in making a beautiful dish and finding a summer activity that keeps teenagers busy and out of trouble. ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact, your whole brunch sounds wonderful.

  3. What a fun and beautiful recipe! And I love that you could use all your fresh strawberries. Just lovely!

  4. So envious of you and the strawberries in your garden. How wonderful! What a perfect way to use them with this french toast. Love the bits of chocolate in it.

  5. Yum! I think this sounds like a perfectly decadent breakfast…and I love that you have strawberries fresh from the garden! Our strawberry season is long gone here in FL…maybe next year I’ll be planting some!!!

  6. I never do anything fun with French toast. Just the basic egg, milk, and cinnamon to dip bread in and cook. I go crazy for strawberries when they are in season, so I’ll have to try this and the chocolate next time!

  7. Wow. Chocolate French Toast! It’s as if I just discovered some secret breakfast club that’s been hiding all the amazing things to make in the morning. This sounds incredible.

  8. I am so jealous of your strawberry garden! My kids would absolutely love this french toast. Yum!

  9. I’m pretty much in love with this recipe and so jealous of your fresh strawberries. Oh how would I love to be able to go outside and just pick some whenever I wanted!

  10. Whoa baby, that looks heavenly! French toast is one of my favourite breakfast foods and you’ve totally taken it to the next level with the chocolate and strawberry sauce. Love your strawberry plant too. I tried growing one last year on my balcony and probably got about five berries from it. It’s my blasted thumb of death!

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