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Apple Cinnamon Fruffins {French Toast Muffins}


posted: 10/19/12

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What happens when a Muffin and French Toast love each other very much?

They make Fruffins!!

This delicious love child of the french toast and the muffin is such a perfect solution for breakfast in my house!

So . . . when we decided to send Gavin to a school that was 10 minutes away, I was not thrilled about the fact that I couldn’t send him on the bus, but 10 minutes? I mean really. What is there to complain about?

Well, our path crosses a train track. So every morning we fight to “beat the train.”

It is a serious race of endurance and sheer will. Feed the baby, change the baby, dress the baby, wake the monster Gavin, dress the Gavster, scream with German subtitles at the children to eat their breakfast faster, scramble to find two shoes that actually match each other, {take a break and lay down on the hard wood floor of the kitchen to fantasize about a time in my life that might feel less crazy and contemplate how many times a week I would have to wash my floors in order for them to maintain a semblance of clean,} ok! I’m back up!! Yell at Gavin not to forget his backpack, library books, snack, book order, school assignment, show ‘n tell, etc . . . . Wait!! You seriously haven’t gotten on your coat yet???? I’ve asked you exactly 17 times!!!


You know where this is going, right?

{I must admit, I really enjoy saying fruffin.}

My salvation.

(Ok . . . it turns out that where Gavin gets his dramatic side is not exactly a mystery.)

This super simple but delicious breakfast mixes up the night before, and then you pop it in the oven for 15 minutes in the morning. Done.

Even better? You can use up that loaf of delicious crusty bread that you bought for soup but only ate a fraction of.

Mix up some eggs, creamer, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Pour it all over the bread,

and let it soak while you cut up a large apple.

Now, I layered it with the apples in the muffin pan, but next time I will just mix the apples in and then put them in the pan so it stays together a little better.

In the morning when you pull it out, top them with brown sugar and pop them in the oven.

Now, RUN!!!!  You don’t want to get stuck behind the train!!

Apple Cinnamon Fruffins {French Toast Muffins}
(Makes 12 fruffins)
  • 4 cups of day old bread cut up (or ripped up) small
  • six eggs
  • 1/2 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup creamer or milk
  • 1 large apple
  • 2 TBSPs brown sugar
  1. Mix the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk, whisking until you get a smooth(ish) consistency. Mix in the bread, making sure all the bread is covered, and let it soak.
  2. Peel and dice the apple and mix in to the bread-egg mixture.
  3. Generously coat a muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill each muffin cup to just below the top, cover, and put in the refrigerator over night. {Note:  You don’t have to let it soak overnight, but it makes life easier.}
  4. In the morning preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and top each muffin with a bit of brown sugar. Pop it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes, then remove muffins from the pan, and let cool . . . or blow on them furiously, toss them to your kids, and toss your kids in the car. MUST. BEAT. THE. TRAIN
Like these? How about some Orange Blueberry Fruffins?
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5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



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