Thursday, January 14, 2010

Breakfast and Dessert all rolled into one-for Dinner!

So who doesn't just love to have breakfast for dinner? My kids absolutely love it when we have breakfast for dinner. This time I decided to put a spin on something they all love. Let me introduce you to French Toast Cupcakes.The name just had all my kids excited. They didn't know if it was breakfast or a dessert. We just decided it was both and the best part was... we were having it for dinner. It's simple enough, you just break a piece of bread into pieces and put it into a cupcake pan and bake it. This was cinnamon bread that I also added a caramel topping to half of the "cupcakes" and I made cinnamon syrup to go with them. Doesn't this just look scrumptious, trust me it is, but you get really full if you actually eat 2 of them-so needless to say one of these went into a container to eat the next day. So, before anyone asks here's what you do:
Take 12 slices of bread(I'd use cinnamon or cinnamon raisin)and break into pieces and fill your cupcake pan.
Then mix 5 eggs, 2 cups of milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1tsp. cinnamon.
pour evenly over bread into the cupcake pan and let it sit for about 5 min. to let the bread soak up the mixture.
Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
Now, if you want to add the caramel topping just mix brown sugar and melted butter in even amounts and spoon a little bit on top of the bread(not too much or it will bubble over the pan when the "cupcakes" puff up.
Cinnamon Syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup of corn syrup
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup of cream
Boil sugar, corn syrup, water, and cinnamon. Take off heat and mix in the cream. Voila, you have some tasty cinnamon syrup!
So, if your family likes breakfast for dinner this is truly a yummy recipe and a fast way to make french toast for a big brood all at once! Tasty eating!

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