Joanna Anastasia

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Peach Cinnamon Bagel French Toast

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
― A.A. MilnePeach cinnamon bagel french toast

My love language is breakfast at all times, and just like Pooh I like it on the sweet side. Preferably with a serving of warm, sweet and comforting french toast bake, like this Peach Cinnamon Bagel French Toast! Best thing about this dish is that thanks to the use of cinnamon raisin bagels it’s super easy to make, leaving you time to scroll through your favourite feed – or chase toddlers- whatever your morning routine is!

Also, you could do all the preparation the night before, and just pop it in the oven after waking up! Which makes for a perfect solution when hosting family or friends!

 

Peach cinnamon bagel french toast

Peach cinnamon bagel french toast

All you’ll need is:

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cinnamon raisin bagels
  • 1 cup milk ( or 35% cream )
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 spoon brown sugar
  • 3 ripe peaches ( or frozen )
  • 1 cup blueberries ( optional)

Cut the bagels in fours and place them in the baking dish. Mix eggs with milk ( or if you want a truly decadent french bake go for cream!) , vanilla essence and sugar, and pour the mixture over the bagels. Press the bagels in to the mixture so they can soak in all of it. Meanwhile cut peaches in slices, and place them in between bagels. Add blueberries and bake on 350 F for around 35- 45 minutes.

Remember to serve your Peach Cinnamon Bagel French Toast still warm, and preferably on a lazy weekend morning while surrounded with friends and family! Enjoy

Peach cinnamon bagel french toast

Peach cinnamon bagel french toast

The best apple pancakes

Apple pancakes

When I was little, these fluffy yet crunchy apple pancakes were my definition of happiness. On lazy weekend mornings my mom used to make them for me, and as soon as they where ready we would eat them still hot, slightly dusted with vanilla sugar.

Now, it’s my turn to create memories for my daughters, and I think that memories made around the family table are the sweetest:) I don’t know if you realized that, but memory is often triggered by a familiar smell. That’s why a smell can bring us back in to a precious moment back in time. So when I was making these apple pancakes, the smell of baked apples mixed with butter made me feel as if I was four again. And looking at my girls devouring them just like I used to, made me feel simply happy.

Apple pancakes

But you don’t need to have kids to make them, especially that they are really easy and delicious alternative to a simple pancake.

What you’ll need :

2 egg whites

1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 egg yolks
3 medium apples

Butter for the pan( be generous)

Apple pancakes

Start by separating the eggs, and beat the egg whites until fluffy, then set them aside. Mix all of the remaining ingredients, and when well mixed, gently add the egg whites.

Add apples cut in slices. Mix.

Apple pancakes

Melt the butter on a pan, and place a spoonful of an apple pancake mixture. Don’t worry if it’s seems liquid, it’ll set.

Serve them hot, with maple sirup, or delicately powdered with icing sugar. Enjoy !

Apple pancakes