Happiness Project Recipe #17: Cinnamon French Toast Niblets!

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Oh breakfast! Bacon, eggs, hashed browns, pancakes, waffles and yes, we must not forget the most popular household staple: french toast! Since becoming pregnant 10 & a 1/2 weeks ago, this wiggling, waving little one has demanded so much from me, it’s actually quite astounding. Never before have I felt such a GROWLING need for comfort foods at such random hours of the day (and night)! Particularly in regards to breakfast foods! Up until now, breakfast was just NOT my thing. Give me dessert (any dessert!) & I was good. But since I’m now eating with another one’s appetite in mind, I will desist my snobbish disregard for breakfast foods & go with the cravings, AKA: Baby says, Momma does. Today’s craving? French Toast, which I’ve never had the pleasure of creating before. So French Toast bite-size niblets it is! Hungry? Here’s what you’ll need…

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 large eggs

1/2 cup low fat buttermilk

1/2 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

1 loaf french or sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Your favorite syrup

First, break out your cutting board & a large serrated knife to chop up your bread loaf of choice.

Next, in a medium size bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a 2nd bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, milk, vanilla and salt until nicely blended. Place the bread cubes in the egg mixture and using a large spoon, toss gently until the cubes are thoroughly coated and the egg mixture has been completely absorbed.

In a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat, melt one tablespoon of the butter. Drop half of the coated bread cubes into the pan and cook, turning often, until golden brown on each side, for about 8-10 minutes. When your 1st batch of bread cubes is nicely cooked up to your desired preference, move them to a dry bowl or plate on the side and repeat with the remaining bread cubes and 1 tablespoon of butter.  Once all of your cubes are cooked, sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar, using as little or as much as you like. Now, serve, with your favorite syrup and/or a little spoonful of powdered sugar and nibble, nibble away!

Happy breakfasting, my friends!

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