It just goes to show how much I love me some of Nutella.
soooo I originally bought someone a cookbook for Christmas, took
a peek inside and not only saw THIS RECIPE, but decided...to
keep the book...
8 LARGE EGGS
2 1∕2 CUPS WHOLE MILK
1∕4 CUP SUGAR
1∕2 TEASPOON KOSHER SALT
ZEST OF 1 ORANGE
1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
1 LOAF BRIOCHE BREAD, SLICED ABOUT 3∕4-INCH THICK
3∕4 CUP NUTELLA
3 RIPE BANANAS, SLICED ON A DIAGONAL
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, salt, orange zest, and vanilla. Set aside.
Grease a baking dish. Spread half of the bread slices with Nutella and top with bananas and remaining bread slices. Place in the baking dish. Pour egg mixture over the bread and allow it to soak in, at least 20 minutes. (I like to make this the night before, cover it, and store it in the refrigerator until the next morning.)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until bread is golden brown and puffy. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.