Chocolate French Toast

Serves 6


2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon*
1 1/2 cups chocolate milk
6 eggs
12 thick slices (1-inch) white country loaf
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, divided
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped and sweetened
Fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

Cooking Instructions

In shallow bowl, stir together cocoa powder and cinnamon. Add 1/2 cup chocolate milk and whisk until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add remaining chocolate milk; mix well.

Heat stove-top griddle over medium high or electric griddle to 375°F. Melt 1 tablespoon butter to coat grill surface. One by one, place each bread slice in chocolate milk mixture; turning slice over once to soak both sides of bread. Place bread slices on hot griddle; cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Add additional butter to griddle as necessary. To serve, top French toast with whipped cream and strawberries.

*You may substitute 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract for cinnamon.