Double Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake French Toast
Decadent Chocolate French Toasts smothered in a creamy chocolate cheesecake filled with juicy cherries, and topped with a rich Chocolate Maple Syrup. Yes. Chocolate Maple Syrup. It is possible.
Well. Where do I start? Everyone…meet my luscious friend.
This was another one of those, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing, just keep going’ moments I have often in the kitchen. I don’t know how this stuff happens, but I’m definitely not complaining.
Fluffy chocolate french toasts is always a good idea. But then filling them with a chocolate cheesecake and then drowning them with maple syrup? Oh good morning.
But…this is not just any maple syrup. I sent a silent prayer to God while whisking some cocoa powder into the syrup. I really really wanted it to work. And when it did, I really really wanted it to taste good.
All I had in my head was the Strawberries ‘n’ Cream French Toasts I made a few weeks ago. That was my vision — only, a chocolate version.
My brain hurts.
Do you see this maple syrup? This choc-ah-olics dreamy maple syrup.
Without syrup or with syrup.
I used thick, chunky sourdough bread for these toasts, which allowed for 6 slices for the quantity of chocolate egg wash (and 3 serves) BUT if using thinner normal sandwich bread slices, the egg wash could easily allow for 8 slices and serve 4. You’re welcome.
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- 3 whole eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Hershey's)
- 1 tablespoon sugar of choice , or natural granulated sweetener
- 6 slices thick bread (I use sourdough)
- 6 tablespoons low fat/fat free cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons low fat greek yoghurt (vanilla or plain)
- 1 tablepsoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon natural sweetener (or sugar of choice)
- 1/2 can pitted cherries in natural juice/syrup (sub with fresh cherries if you wish)
- 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Whisk eggs, milk, cocoa powder and sweetener/sugar until combined well and free from lumps. Add bread (one at a time) and thoroughly soak through. Spray a good quality nonstick pan or skillet with cooking oil spray, and fry bread on low - medium heat until cooked on both sides (about 4-5 minutes each side). Repeat with remaining slices.
While toasts are frying, prepare Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake and Chocolate Maple Syrup...
In a medium-sized bowl, add the cream cheese, yoghurt, cocoa powder and sweetener/sugar, and mix until smooth. Fold the cherries through and mix again.
Combine maple syrup and cocoa powder in a jug, and whisk really well until combined.
Stack french toasts with cheesecake filling and top with syrup.
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