Chocolate Sourdough French Toast & Spicy Chocolate Avocado Spread

I had some sourdough leftover from a dinner party I had on Friday night from this incredible Antwerp bakery (thank you Eva!) and used it to make some French toast for Sunday brunch. I was initially going to add my usual hint of cinnamon to the mix but then decided to go all out and have a chocoholic breakfast with cocoa added to the French toast, which I topped with dark chocolate pieces and served alongside a spicy avocado chocolate spread (a recipe I adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow’s lovely website). It was very very decadent, but I was very very hungry and it made me very very happy!

Chocolate Sourdough French Toast

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Serves: 2


  • 4 slices of sourdough (cut about an inch thick ideally)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs (or 2 tbsp milled chia)
  • 3/4 cup milk, roughly (I used unsweetened unroasted almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • coconut oil or butter for frying
  • (optional: chopped dark chocolate and toasted desiccated coconut for toppings)
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp chilli
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt



FRENCH TOAST: Beat egg or chia with milk in a jug or bowl. Whisk in cocoa powder, maple syrup and salt.


Place sourdough slices in a tray and pour over milk mix. Soak for about ten minutes, turning slices over to ensure they soak through.


Heat oil/butter in a pan and add soaked bread once oil/butter is hot.


Cook on both sides until it’s dry but not burning on the outside (with a bit of luck it’ll still be moist inside)


CHOCOLATE SPREAD: Blend all ingredients in a food processor or using a handheld blender.


Taste when blended to check if anything needs to be added.


Learn from my mistake and err on the side of caution with the spices, I was a bit too liberal with mine and it’s much easier to add more spice (if it’s too bland) than it is to take out spice (if it’s too strong)!

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