Mmmmmmmm brunch. For some reason I love brunch because I just love the word brunch. It sounds so sophisticated and fancy for some reason. hehe. So last week I had the girls over for my soon-to-be bride’s bridal meeting and we were going to meet over brunch. Because we are fancy like that! haha. Nothing elaborate, just omelettes, pork & sage sausage patties and french toast muffins. That’s right, I said it, french toast muffins!!
These muffins tasted exactly as I imagined them to.. esp hot out of the oven they were so scrumptious (I like this word too :P). It actually reminded me of BeaverTails or
Queues de Castor en francais (which I love!). Totally satisfied the craving without all the frying.
French Toast Muffins
Made about 10 regular sized muffins (ok fine 11 but I ate one before people arrived haha)
Stuff I used
1/3 cup of butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg (preferably room temperature)
1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup of milk (I used 2%)
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of butter, melted
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Putting it all together
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium-large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir until combined, but still a bit lumpy. Don’t overmix.
Scoop batter into muffin tins that have sprayed with cooking spray (or greased with butter or vegetable oil). Fill to about 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they just start to turn a bit golden at the edges.
Once they have come out of the oven, remove from the muffin tin and cool for about 15 minutes or so. After that prepare your topping of sugar, cinnamon and melted butter.
This part you can get your guests to help you if you’d like. First dip the muffin top in the melted butter then into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and plate. OR alternatively you can dunk the whole thing in butter and sugar. haha.
When you eat it, squeeze a bit of lemon juice onto the tops with the sugar and devour. SO GOOD! When I discovered the sugar/cinnamon/lemon combo after a student of mine ordered it (when we went to the zoo lol), I was intrigued. I tried it, and it was soooo yummy! Apply it here and it’s JUST AS GOOD. I’m not kidding
OK tell me what you think once you try this! And of course we finished off with some milk and macarons! Happy Weekend!