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Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

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Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole is so simple to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. You will love the crispness of the crust on this french toast casserole thanks to the steam bake setting while the middle is moist and light. Made with delicious egg soaked Italian bread that is topped with almonds, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder. This is one breakfast everyone will love. 

Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

I love easy breakfasts, especially on special occasions. This Ninja Foodi Chocolate french toast casserole is probably one of my favorites. It is loaded with so much flavor, is easy to make, and has everyone asking for more. It is so simple to make on Christmas morning without spending time in the kitchen away from the family. 

Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

For more easy breakfast casseroles you will want to make our french toast casserole and our overnight banana nut bagel french toast casserole. 

Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups of water (This water is for the inner pot because we are using the SteamBake setting we need water for the steam. Does not go in the recipe)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 ⅓ cup milk (I used 2% milk you could use whole milk as well)
  • 6 to 7 cups cubed (approximately 1-inch cube) bread (I used Italian bread, approximately half of bread. You can use any bread you like. Depending on the bread you use this could mean 8 to 12 bread slices)
  • ⅓ cup chopped almonds (I like to chop them finely so I get the crunch in every bite)
  • ⅓ cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet chocolate chip, but you can change the chocolate chips to milk or even mint, white,…. for a different flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted (I used salted but you could use unsalted if you prefer)

How to Make Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

  • Grease, or butter an 8-inch cake pan really well. Don’t forget the sides. Yes, you can use cooking spray, but I found out the butter gives a nice taste to the crust.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs and granulated sugar until combined.
  • Add the cocoa powder and the milk. Mix well. You can use a hand mixer, but I prefer using a whisk or my Danish Dough whisk.
  • Add the cubed bread to the milk/egg mixture and mix until all the bread is saturated.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. 
  • Place the pan on the lower rack of the Deluxe reversible rack.
  • Pour 2 cups of water into the inner pot (the gray one) and place the Deluxe Reversible rack in it. 
  • Set the Ninja Foodi on Steam Crisp and turn the dial to STEAM bake. 
  • Set the temperature to 325 degrees F for 13 minutes. If after this time you would like the top more crispy, close the lid and add another minute.
  • Once it is cooked, Take the Deluxe reversible rack out of the inner pot and place the cake pan on a heat-proof surface. 
  • Take a thin sharp knife and release the edge of the french toast from the cake pan.
  • Let it rest for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  • Serve and enjoy!
Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you prefer you can use a different type of bread. 
  • To change the flavor feel free to change the type of chocolate chips you are using from semi-sweet to milk chocolate or even dark chocolate.
  • Feel free to sprinkle additional chocolate chips and nuts on top if you want more crunch. 
  • Be sure you mix the chocolate chips and nuts into the milk mixture to ensure you taste them in every bite. 
  • If you opt not to buy the pre-chopped almonds be sure you chop them very fine for best results and texture. 
  • If you don’t like almonds or are allergic you can omit them.
Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

Storage

This recipe is best served and enjoyed right away. The Steam Bake setting gives this perfect crunch in every bite.

Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

Can you make this ahead of time?

This is best to be eaten right away. If you do decide to make it ahead of time, you will want to keep your french toast casserole in the pan and release it from the sides by running a sharp knife around the edges to release it from the sides. 

Right before serving, place it back in your Ninja Foodi at 320 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 to 4 minutes or until warm. 

Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

What can I serve with this?

This tastes delicious with whipped cream on top, powdered sugar, chocolate chips sprinkled on top, homemade chocolate sauce, or even fresh berries. 

Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Ninja Foodi Chocolate French Toast Casserole is so simple to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. You will love the crispness of the crust on this french toast casserole thanks to the steam bake setting while the middle is moist and light. Made with delicious egg soaked Italian bread that is topped with almonds, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder. This is one breakfast everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water (This water is for the inner pot because we are using the SteamBake setting we need water for the steam. Does not go in the recipe)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 ⅓ cup milk (I used 2% milk you could use whole milk as well)
  • 6 to 7 cups cubed (approximately 1-inch cube) bread (I used Italian bread, approximately half of bread. You can use any bread you like. Depending on the bread you use this could mean 8 to 12 bread slices)
  • ⅓ cup chopped almonds (I like to chop them finely so I get the crunch in every bite)
  • ⅓ cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet chocolate chip, but you can change the chocolate chips to milk or even mint, white,.... for a different flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted (I used salted but you could use unsalted if you prefer)

Instructions

  1. Grease, or butter an 8-inch cake pan really well. Don’t forget the sides. Yes, you can use a cooking spray, but I found out the butter gives a nice taste to the crust.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs and granulated sugar until combined.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and the milk. Mix well. You can use a hand mixer, but I prefer using a whisk or my Danish Dough whisk.
  4. Add the cubed bread to the milk/egg mixture and mix until all the bread is saturated.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. 
  6. Place the pan on the lower rack of the Deluxe reversible rack.
  7. Pour 2 cups of water into the inner pot (the gray one) and place the Deluxe Reversible rack in it. 
  8. Set the Ninja Foodi on Steam Crisp and turn the dial to STEAM bake. 
  9. Set the temperature to 325 degrees F for 13 minutes. If after this time you would like the top more crispy, close the lid and add another minute.
  10. Once it is cooked, Take the Deluxe reversible rack out of the inner pot and place the cake pan on a heat-proof surface. 
  11. Take a thin sharp knife and release the edge of the french toast from the cake pan.
  12. Let it rest for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  13. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 11g

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