I really love French Toast!
In fact, French Toast was my first post-wedding meal. Drew and I stayed in Charleston for our honeymoon and I ordered it for breakfast at our hotel. The funny thing about a wedding reception is that you pick out all of your favorite foods to serve but you’re so busy talking to people and taking pictures that you don’t have time to eat any of it! When Drew and I woke up the next morning we were starving.
That breakfast hit the spot and tasted even better knowing I was sharing it with my new husband!
Skip the muffin and drink this healthy Blueberry Muffin smoothie!
Anyone else a breakfast-skipper like me? Sure, on Saturday mornings I love a home cooked breakfast or a Cajun filet biscuit (oh my goodness) from Bojangles’. But on weekday mornings I usually just settle for a cup of coffee.
When I was little, Mama would throw a granola bar at me from the front seat and make me eat it on the way to school. Of course, I whined about it the whole way there and eventually wore her down.
As an adult, I live with one of the healthiest people ever. He actually enjoys eating vegetables and dislikes junk food (most of the time). I hate to say it, but his healthy habits have rubbed off on me. We eat semi-healthy meals at home that include quinoa, whole wheat pastas, and lots of salads. Because of Drew, I actually enjoy turkey bacon now.
I have a feeling my Dad will hang his head in shame with that last sentence. As a former meat-man at Piggly Wiggly, the man loves his real bacon.
The only thing better than this bread is the smell that will come from the oven while you are baking it!
Now that it is officially Fall, I can start decorating my house and plant a few mums and pansies on my front porch. I guess Fall is my favorite time because I feel like my house has been deprived of decorations and warmth since Christmas. Fall is also the time for all things APPLES!
I’ve felt a bit like Bubba from Forrest Gump this month with all of my apple recipes…apple this and apple that, apples baked this way and apples baked that way. But aren’t apples the best? They are the most versatile fruit and I love using fruits that are in season.
With just a few simple ingredients, these Apple Dumplings will become your new Fall tradition!
All month long we will be sharing our favorite apple recipes to celebrate FALL! While I still have a few more of my own to post I wanted to include this recipe from my cousin, Melissa. Melissa made these Apple Dumplings with her daughter, Kayleigh, last week. Some of my favorite memories are from when my mom and I would bake together.
These flaky pastries are super easy to put together and taste better than homemade apple pie!
Seriously, how good do these look?
I can't take all the credit for these. My friends, Garriss and Kelly, came over to my house a few weeks ago and helped me make these pastries. We were trying all kinds of Fall themed recipes in my kitchen that day and this one was by far the easiest.
Sunday morning is a much cherished time for my husband and me. It is the only day that we are both off of work so we always enjoy being a little lazy before church and we typically cook a special treat for breakfast. This weekend we made delicious French toast.
You may be thinking “No way will I ever have time to make this before church – we are lucky if we even have time to grab a granola bar to cram in on the way to church!” Well, I have good news for you. This French toast takes all of about 5 minutes to whip up.
My French toast recipe is ridiculously easy to make and on top of that I have included some options to lighten up the recipe and make it a little more health-friendly.
The recipe below is for 2 servings – but this recipe is easy to double, triple, or even cut in half if you are cooking for yourself! All you need to do is take the ingredients and multiply by 2 or 3, or divide in half. If you have any questions about altering the recipes for serving sizes, just post a comment below and I will be glad to help!
For my French toast, I used Sara Lee whole grain white bread. You can use any bread that you have on hand. I sometimes even use leftover wheat hotdog or hamburger buns so that they do not get thrown away! Another variation you can do with this French toast is to cut your bread or bun into slices and make homemade French toast sticks! Just follow the recipe, but pay close attention because I have found that the smaller pieces cook a little faster!
To keep it a little healthier, I also used Eggbeaters, almond milk, and stevia for my sweetener. If you do not have Eggbeaters on hand, but you want to keep it healthier, you can use 1 whole egg and one egg white in your egg mixture!
I topped my French toast with a little whipped cream, some fresh strawberries, and of course sugar free maple syrup! You can use any of your favorite toppings like fruit such as blueberries and bananas, nuts like walnuts or pecans, and even honey or apple butter! The possibilities are endless.
Here’s the skinny:
“Skinny-ish” French toast for two
4 slices of whole grain bread
½ cup egg beaters or 2 eggs
¼ cup almond milk or skim milk of choice
½ t cinnamon
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or nutmeg)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 packets of stevia or 1 teaspoon sugar
optional toppings: whipped cream, fruit, chopped nuts, maple syrup, honey, apple butter, etc.
I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as we did!
2 T salsa ¼ c milk
2 c favorite shredded cheese
Favorite omelet fillings (sausage, bacon, mushrooms, green peppers, ham, etc)
Beat eggs, milk, salsa, 1c cheese, and your choice of fillings in a mixing bowl. Then pour into casserole dish, and top with the other cup of cheese. Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes. (Feeds 4, I have doubled it for more people).Voila, instant omelet with no standing by the stove and trying to get it to cook evenly and fold perfectly!! Mine usually ended up looking like scrambled eggs! We used this recipe many nights after ball games when we didn’t want a heavy meal so late. With this easy dish you can celebrate a win or try to dry tears from a loss. Either way you are not stuck at the stove!!! “And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works.” (Hebrews 10:24) So, let’s start sharing God’s love at home with our own families around the dinner table.
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