Mini Stuffed French Toast Bites
Are you guys ready for your go to breakfast that adds a fun spin to it all? Tired of the boring old cereal day in day out, or trying to rack your brain as to what to do when guests are over or a mass amount of kids are waking up from a sleepover and not sure what to make? Guys I could keep going. This recipe solves ALL the problems and turns them into yumminess! Also it is really easily to adapt to any dietary needs for guests and or family members. As well as healthy & easy to make.
Get creative too! We do two types :
Strawberries & Cream
Banana & Peanutbutter
However, I have been wanting to try PBJ & Peaches & Cream as well! Options are endless, try different ones & let me know! :)
This recipe packs a nutritious punch! How so? Meet the star of the show! I use these two whole plant smoothies instead of milk, almond milk etc. for the French toast. Gives it a fun tasty twist!
I have used both the Banana Cinnamon Whole Plant Smoothie & the Cacao Chestnut Pear Whole Plant Smoothie.
+ Packed with natural prebiotic fiber that helps promote healthy digestion
+ Two times the natural protein content than almond milk
+ Increased prebiotic consumption are linked to : improved energy, healthy cholesterol levels, improve digestion, hormone balance, maintain healthy weight & support immune system.
How to make the bite sized French toast... BITE SIZED!
1. Place pieces of bread needed ( each piece of bread makes 4 bite sized French toasts)
2. Take rolling pin & flatten the bread until it is a little thicker than paper thin. See below! You still want it to hold together when you cut.
3. Next you will start cutting the bite sized pieces! Cut the piece of toast down the middle long ways first.
4. Then cut 3 horizontal lines on the bread, creating 8 squares. The pieces of bread across from each other will be the ones that you pinch together to make the bite sized French Toast bites.
Makes 12 Stuffed French Toast Bites
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of almond extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3 large pieces of multigrain bread ( large slices make 4 bites, adhere to bread you use, GF bread, smaller pieces etc.)
For Strawberries & Cream
+ 6 slices of strawberries
+ About 2 tbsp of cream cheese-- adjust accordingly. May use DF cream cheese
For Banana Peanutbutter
+ 6 slices of bananas (2 small ones if need be)
+ About 2 tbsp of creamy peanut butter-- adjust accordingly. ( Make sure in your peanut butter the only ingredient is peanuts!)
1. In large mixing bowl add in the Karuna, eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract & cinnamon. Whisk until throughly combined & set aside.
2. Next take the 3 pieces of bread on a cutting board. Flatten out with rolling pin, thin almost paper like, but thicker to where it holds together. See above for exact picture instructions. Then cut one line down the center long ways. Then cut 3 more lines horizontally. Creating 4 squares on one side of the bread & 4 squares on the other.
3. Continue to do that to all 3 pieces of bread. Then place the square that is across from the other on top of each other. One will be the top & the other will be the bottom. Once you do that you will have 12 pairs. Divide 6 pairs to one side & 6 pairs to the other. 6 of your pairs will be your Strawberries & Cream, the other 6 will be the Peanut Butter Banana.
4. Next you will take one piece of the bread & spread either the peanut butter or cream cheese on top. Then place the piece of fruit in center. Then place the partner piece of bread on top & start to pinch the sides to create a pocketed Mini French Toast Bite! Watch videos below if need be!
5. In large frying pan, head 1 tbsp coconut oil on medium heat. Dip each of the French Toast bites into the Karuna mixture, Then shake off lightly any hanging egg mixture, then place on pan. Repeat for all 12 then cook for 4 minutes on each side.
6. Then place on cutting board, or large plate. Maple syrup in the middle, surrounded by yummy fruit or any other breakfast options you want & ENJOY!
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