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Mocha French Toast with Smashed Strawberry Sauce

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons xylitol or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup strong-brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 slices day-old bread


  • Prepare the strawberry sauce: Place 1 cup sliced strawberries in a large bowl and mash thoroughly. Stir in remaining 1 cup sliced strawberries, xylitol (or sugar) and vanilla until combined. Let strawberry sauce sit 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the french toast: Place milk and chocolate chips in a small saucepan and slowly melt over medium-low heat until mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, coffee, and vanilla until smooth. Quickly whisk in melted chocolate mixture until combined.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle to medium-high heat. Working in batches, dip both sides of bread in egg mixture then place on hot skillet. Cook french toast on each side 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until golden. Remove to a serving plate and repeat step 4 with remaining bread and egg mixture.
  • Serve french toast hot with smashed strawberry sauce.