Wednesday, May 28, 2014

French Toast Roll-Ups

Kevin started to tense up when I told him about finding a recipe involving french toast and different toppings.  If you recall from an earlier post about pizza toppings, it's usually a battle.  Tensions were eased when I told him more about the recipe, found here, and that we could each pick our own toppings.  Happiness in the McClarnon household had been restored!  These roll-ups were hands down one of my favorite breakfast foods I have had in a long time!  They were easy to make and so easy to customize.  My combinations were strawberry/nutella, strawberry/cream cheese, blueberry/cream cheese, and strawberry/peanut butter.  Kevin on the other hand did strawberry/chocolate, strawberry/peanut butter, raspberry jam/peanut butter and strawberry/cream cheese.  It's fun trying different combos and seeing what everyone else tries too!  This is grey for little ones that are at the age where they want to help, or those that just like different toppings!  You have to try this recipe right away and let me know the mixtures you try!

French Toast Roll-Ups

8 slices white bread (made 4 each for us, adjust accordingly)
2 eggs
3 Tablespoons milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
butter, for pan      
Maple syrup
Spreads (we used):  Nutella, peanut butter, cream cheese, raspberry jelly
Fruit (optional, we used):  Strawberries, blueberries

Cut the crusts off the bread and roll flat with a rolling pin (a glass can be used if you don't have a rolling pin).  Put your spread(s) of choice, starting 1/2 inch from the edge on one side and going all the way to the other edge.  Optional:  top with fruit, making sure you cut it pretty small so you can roll it up.  Start from the side that doesn't have spread and roll (the spread on the end will help it "seal").  

Whisk together the milk and eggs.  In another bowl, mix together your cinnamon and sugar.

Melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat.  Dip the roll-ups in the egg mixture and place in the pan, seam-side down.  Turning them until brown on all sides.  Place the cooked roll-ups in the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat.  Serve with maple syrup.                                            

You can see the different mixtures of ingredients rolled up.