Muffin Monday : French Toast Muffins!

I'm resurrecting an old blog series today--Muffin Monday!
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If you have been following this blog for awhile, you may remember awhile back when I did a short series on muffin recipes.

I just love muffins...so good, so home-y.

I found this on pinterest, and the original recipe is from here.
The baked french toast recipe I have made for awhile is basically the same as this one,
just baked in a muffin tin instead--genius idea.

Here's how it works [I tweaked the recipe slightly]...

1 loaf French bread, regular bread [I used some leftover buns and bread we had]
1 1/2 cups milk
7 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Streusel Topping:
1/4 cup cold butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Grease two, 12 cup muffin tins. 
Tear up the bread into little pieces to fill the muffin tin about 3/4ish full. 
Carefully pour egg and milk mixture evenly over each muffin tin. 
You may need to press down on the bread cubes after you pour a little mixture and then pour more. 
Pour slowly or you will have a mess. 
Cover the muffins with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.
[overnight works great--it'll save you time in the morning!]

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
For the streusel, in a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. 
Mix together with a pastry blender/fork, until you have a crumbly mixture. 
Remove the muffins from the refrigerator and sprinkle the muffins evenly with the streusel topping.
[you can also make this the night before and refrigerate..
I'm all about having a good breakfast but not cutting into productive morning time slaving over a recipe] ;)

Bake for 25 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Let muffins cool for 5 minutes. 
Remove from pan and serve with syrup or powdered sugar.
This morning I also cut up some apples with that amazing apple corer/slicer/dicer metal contraption,
and then fried them in a pan to eat on top.

It was just as amazing as it looks..YUM.
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So stop drooling and make some for your own breakfast tomorrow. Or supper tonight. 
Or a snack right now--if you can't wait that long. :)

~H. Elise
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  1. inspiring. love the catchiness of muffin monday.
    now I'm hungry. =)

  2. yummers! i may try it, but would use homemade bread instead of French bread. :)
    tou should do a smoothie/frap post too, that'd be fun. like something from Starbucks' secret menu.

  3. looks yummy! :) I will want to try it sometime!! and I also LOVE how when you do recipes like the last picture is of the plate empty! I love your blog! -Sarah

  4. Love the idea of doing a muffin version of french toast - thank you for sharing! Looks really yummy. =)

  5. Hi Hannah! :)

    I found your blog through Chelsy's blog and have loved to read it since. I LOVE your blog and Chelsy's. :) I loved your idea to start Boho Blogtober and am so sad that October is almost over. :( Thank you for being an inspiration to me in the photography world and as a Christian. :)


    1. Haley thank you so much!! you are so sweet...praise the Lord! I'm so glad you enjoy our blogs. :)

  6. Hi Hannah!

    Thank you for taking time out of your day to comment me. :) Hopefully sometime I can attend one of the Bright Light Conferences and meet you and Chelsy[I'm also from IA and homeschooled!]. I just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work! :)


    1. absolutely! We would LOVE to meet you at a future conference..yay fellow Iowan! :) thanks so much for the encouraging words...means a lot.

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  8. I will be making these, and soon :). Thanks for sharing! ;)