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Monday, August 2, 2010

French Toast Muffins

I like to wake up early, while the house is really, really quiet and have a little "me" time.  Generally, I make myself a cup of tea, read the NY Times and the LA Times food and life style section ( on line ), read my emails and check out my favorite blogs.  I love that 1 hour in the a.m. right before all the turmoil and chatter begins.

Yesterday, I was reading Sprinkle Bites and she had posted a recipe for French Toast Muffins.  Before I had finished reading the post, I was on my way into the kitchen to make these for the family for breakfast.  I love, love, love one bowl recipes.  To not have to drag out my mixer and all its parts is truly a wonderful thing.  This is one of those recipes.  Easy, quick, pantry ingredients and scrumptious.

Eli, as usual, gave it two thumbs up, Levi ate every bite, and Isaac - my savory, loving, Doritos eating chow hound ate every last morsel and asked for seconds.  The reviews are in - 3 thumbs up!

French Toast Muffins
adapted from Sprinkle Bites ( a seriously wonderful blog)
yield: 12 muffins

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup melted butter
maple syrup
powdered sugar, for dusting

• preheat oven to 400*.  line cupcake pan with 12 liners.
• whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
• in another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
• make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture.  stir until just incorporated, don't over mix.
• fill cupcake liners half full.  bake 10-15 minutes.  muffins are done when toothpick comes out clean
• poke holes in the muffin tops and gently spoon over 1-2 tablespoons of good maple syrup.  dust with powdered sugar.

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Blogger Jun Belen said...

Oh my! What a brilliant idea. I love french toasts and making them in a muffin makes it so much more portable! Love it Thank you for the post!!

August 2, 2010 at 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Gaby @ What's Gaby Cooking said...

Can I just move into your house? These muffins look fantastic!

August 2, 2010 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Jess @ Sugar High said...

great breakfast recipe, they look so good :)

August 2, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

I love French Toast and I love muffins. This combo sounds delicious.
What beautiful photos!

August 2, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Anonymous allison [a for aubergine] said...

French toast muffins?! I'm in love!

August 2, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Anonymous marla {family fresh cooking} said...

What a great idea! These french toast muffins sound like a great way to start the day :)

August 2, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Victoria said... these muffins. Looks perfect! Fantastic idea!

August 2, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger ♥peachkins♥ said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog because it led me to yours! You have nice photos and recipes! I will definitely be back for more!

It's so nice to meet you.

August 2, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Honey @ honeyandsoy said...

Gosh, I think you've passed that baking itch to me now... I feel like I just have to make these now! And I like those cupcake liners too... really pretty!

August 3, 2010 at 3:48 AM  
Blogger Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, Susan! I'm a sucker for muffins, even though I don't bake them as much as I should (perhaps to avoid eating too much?) :)
These are precious!

August 3, 2010 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

What a great idea! A fusion between muffins and french toasts! Great for breakfast...

August 3, 2010 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger The Urban Baker said...

Hi All,
Thank you so much for your comments and your "praise":

jun - as much as I would love to take credit for the idea, i can't. however, these brilliant muffins will grace our breakfast table on many mornings.

gaby - i am building a room, just for you!

jess - they taste as good as they look

kristen - french toast is one of those universally loved foods!

allison - i'm in love as well!

victoria - you will love them even more once you try them

peachkins - nice to meet you!

honey - baking is somewhat of an obsession. glad to inspire you

patricia - bake them, eat one and give the rest away. you will be even more adored and loved than you already are.

kim - fusion...i couldn't have said it better myself!

have a "sweet" day!

August 4, 2010 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Melissa W. said...

*flips out* I need these! Thanks for helping me plan breakfast for tomorrow! ;)

August 4, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

These both look and sound divine! Thanks for sharing! I've bookmarked this! Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

August 5, 2010 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

French toast is my weakness... but french toast muffins is even better. These look delicious! So glad I found your blog. I'll be trying these soon!

August 8, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

This is an immense idea! A genius way to make french toast flavour - I have just saved this page :)

August 9, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Caroline B. said...

Hello, I love the idea of muffins. It's fantastic. I take note of this recipe immediately. To visit me:
Bye! Carolina. Sorry for the translation, I do not speak perfect English.

August 20, 2010 at 7:00 AM  

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