Toast. French toast…. Fudgy French toast… I’m kind of building on my father’s and my grandfather’s shoulders with this one. You wouldn’t know this about my family, but toast is a part of our family heritage, history. My grandpa has always had 2 pieces of toast every day for as long as I’ve been alive with his home made jam. That makes me think of how grateful I am for my grandparents. My grandparents, my grandma has prayed for us every single day since the day I was born. She is a prayer warrior. She walks in such deep, living, walking communion with God, and it springs out of her like living water. I’m truly grateful for how God has put the new life of Jesus, His life into my grandparents, and that they have passed down such a rich heritage.
And John 17:38 really just so perfectly says my grandpa and grandma have lived for years and years… ‘He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.’ They live the live of Jesus Christ in their lives, and I’m so thankful for them.
Part of the gifts of heritage from my grandpa and grandma was … our family’s love for toast, and in particular, I think this expanded in my life to a love of French Toast.
This post is the second in a series of French Toast Posts… (hehe.. that rhymes, and I am a LAME poet.). The first one was:
Jan from Just Jan’s Spreads was the very first person I had encountered that makes a fig jam. I was super intrigued, because… my grandparents have a fig tree in their yard. But I’ve never tried figs before, so I thought it might make a fun ‘French Toast’ recipe.
Jan’s fig spread was the spread that started her whole business, and I feel really privileged and grateful to be able to make it part of this ooey, gooey chocolate, fudgy and figgy creation.
Now this recipe is a simple recipe… If you’re going to church on Christmas morning it would be perfect, or if you’re staying at home, it would be so easy to make in about 5-10 minutes. 🙂
But however you do it, let’s get started with those recipe details, shall we?
Peanut Butter and CO has one of the best chocolate ‘fudgy’ peanut butters out there; it doesn’t have tons of sugar, but the chocolate flavor is alive and well in their peanut butter. And the act of putting it in French toast and throwing it on the griddle actually makes the chocolate flavor EXPLODE in all its fudgy deliciousness.
If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even put some PEPPERMINT WHIPPED CREAM; the kind that comes from a can, and you just wonder at how God gave someone the idea to put it into a can. 🙂 It’s amazing.
Now for that recipe, shall we?
Fudgy Figgy Chocolate Stuffed French Toast
A French toast sandwich stuffed with layers of chocolate, sweet fig, and encrusted in more chocolate ....
- French Toast Mixture:
- 1 slice bread
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp. almond milk
- 1/4 tbsp. Dark Chocolate Dreams PB&CO peanut Butter
- 1 TBSP. PB&CO Dark Chocolate Dreams
- 1 TBSP. Just Jan's Fig Jam
- 1/2 tbsp. PB&CO Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter
- 1/2 tbsp. Just Jan's Fig Jam
- Whipped Cream
- Greek Yogurt
- Preheat your skillet. Grease it with a bit of butter or coconut oil. Whisk your egg, milk, and peanut butter till pretty well combined.
- Spread fig jam and peanut butter GENEROUSLY on that slice of bread. Cut it diagonally or the other way if you like. 🙂 Dip the sandwich in egg mixture.
- Put it on the skillet. It takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute for both sides. Do it until you think it's done. 🙂
- Then top with peanut butter and fig jam and whipped cream and Greek yogurt...
- And... enjoy God's bounty and goodness in all of those sweet, delicious, soft, chocolatey fudgy bites.
And… since it’s close to Christmas I’m going to close with sharing these words from Jesus Christ, the Hope of the world this season and always.
‘These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.’
I’m planning on taking a blogging break until…. next week or New Year’s, if the Lord wills! (Emily is not going to worry about amount of page views, because enjoying Christmas and New Years is so much more important with my family!)
Can’t wait to connect with you gals and guys again soon! Merry Christmas and a super duper Happy New Year’s! Stay tuned for posts on:
2016 Lessons Learned
2016 Goals Revisited
2017 – One New Goal
Love you all. <3
Linking up with all the gals for Foodie Friday, What’s Cookin’ Wednesday, Make it Marvelous Monday, and next week’s ‘Thinking out Loud Thursday!’ Thanks Jess, Chocolate Runner Girl, Fit Foodie Mama, and Farrah! 🙂
Do you like baked goodies with a large ‘fudgy’ factor? Do you like fudgy brownies or fudgy cookies?
Have you ever tried fig jam?
Do you have any traditions or heritage that was passed down to you from your grandparents?
What are you looking forward to the most about Christmas?