Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Peanut Butter French Toast

 
Our weekday mornings are hectic to say the least. Everyone is leaving at different times, there is madness galore with people looking for backpacks, water bottles, or homework, and we don't have any time to sit down as a family to enjoy a breakfast together. I usually make sure to have an assortment of cereals in the pantry and also muffins or breakfast burritos in the freezer for quick on-the-go eating. So when the weekend finally arrives, we like to slow things down a bit and enjoy breakfast or brunch as a family.  Weekend breakfasts are a great opportunity to "splurge" a little and eat something we wouldn't normally have for breakfast during the week. It also means, that we can usually skip lunch that day which frees up some time for me in the kitchen as well.

For these special breakfasts, I like to make things like pancakes, waffles, quiches or french toast. Last Sunday felt like a french toast kind of morning, so I looked on the fabulous internet for a recipe. I didn't have to look further than allrecipes.com, which is a great source for so many dishes. I wanted a french toast that was a bit different than our old standby, but something that still could be made quickly and that I knew the kids would enjoy. That is when this Peanut Butter French Toast caught my eye. After reading some of the reviews and the trouble people had in incorporating the peanut butter into the milk and egg mixture, I knew what would solve this problem. I decided to add all the ingredients into my blender just like I did with my peanut butter ice cream a while back, and again this worked like a charm. Fantastic smooth batter ready for dipping. I also decided to go with a typical french bread cut on an angle rather than a plain white bread. After frying the battered bread in a bit of butter, I added sliced bananas along with maple syrup to each portion to complete the presentation.


This recipe would have made Elvis proud, in fact, I think he would have been "All shook up" about it! It was simply wonderful. The bread was cooked perfectly with just a hint of peanut butter, without  it being overpowering. The bananas and the maple syrup were definitely the icing on the cake french toast. All plates were practically licked clean, everyone was very happy and tummy's were full . So, if peanut butter and french toast are your kind of breakfast as well, I would definitely give this recipe a try, it certainly is a new favorite in our home, and has already been requested again.





Peanut Butter French Toast
(adapted from allrecipes.com)
(Printable Recipe)


Ingredients:

1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 slices French bread
Butter or oil for frying
Sliced banana
Maple syrup


Preparation:


In a blender add milk, eggs, peanut butter, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.


Heat the butter or oil in a griddle or frying pan over medium heat.


Dunk each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides. Place in pan, and cook on each side until golden. Serve hot with sliced bananas and maple syrup.

21 comments:

  1. Wow - I'm definitely "all shook up" about this recipe! I am a peanut butter fanatic and I would positively inhale this!! Good job using your blender to incorporate the pb. Great idea:) This is something I'd definitely like to try.

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  2. Tolles Post. Mit Peanut Butter muss man glaube ich aufwachsen um es zu Lieben. Das sieht man an meinem Sohn. Er waere mit diesem Fruehsueck im siebten Himmel. Ich waere eher fuer eine Nutella Version davon.
    Bin froh zu hoeren, dass Eure Mornings auch so hektisch sind. Dachte, das ist wohl nur bei uns so.

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  3. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches so I'm sure I'd love this as well! Thanks for the tip about using the blender :)

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  4. My husband eats peanut butter on his waffles, so I know he would enjoy this French toast. Like your family, we enjoy brunch on the weekend. I'm going to make this for our next one.

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  5. My boyfriend also enjoys putting peanut butter on pancakes, waffles and french toast. And, I'm a peanut butter/banana fanatic. We're gonna love this one! Good tip for incorporating the p.b. Thanks!

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  6. I too like to slow things down for weekend breakfasts and I love peanut butter. Thanks fir the great idea!

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  7. Oh my, that sounds REALLY good. Mmm, you're making me crave PB now.

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  8. Peanut butter french toast sounds incredible!! wow...this is such a great idea, and it looks so delicious! thanks for sharing this creation!

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  9. How clever you are to puree it all up in a blender! It sounds terribly delicious and very unique! I'd love to wake up to this.

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  10. Wow, that looks good. I just saw a recipe for peanut butter and banana s'mores so the King must be seeping into all areas of cooking. Thanks for passing this along.

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  11. You said "PEANUT BUTTER"?? I am in! It's breakfast time here and I would love a large portion of it!

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  12. Yumm, you have so many good recipes, I was all shook up! He He I do love peanut butter though! Can't wait to try this!
    -Gina-

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  13. Oh my goodness! Peanut butter French Toast!! I've never heard of it, but it looks darn good.

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  14. This french toast sounds delicious! I love your idea to make the batter in a blender--very smart. Not to mention that they contain peanut butter, which is arguably one of the best ingredients in the known universe. :D

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  15. WOW. peanut butter and banana toast is one of my fave breakfasts so I am absolutely going to have to try this.. unfortunately I don't have anyone makin me breakfast during the week, but I think this cant wait for the weekend!

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  16. I feel like I can't express how much I love peanut butter, you definitly had me at the title! I love the crispy look of this french toast, I like mine crispy on the outside and nice and fluffy on the inside. Thanks!

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  17. What a great breakfast sandwich for kids on the go. A sweet banana toast with peanut butters and apples are delightful. I love this!

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  18. What an interesting combination! This is definitely a must try.

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  19. thanks, i have never tried french toast before.... quite lite isn't it.... my youngest liked it, still waiting to try it on the hubby....thanks for your tiem and effort you have put in, really appreciated

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