Welcome to a brand new foodie category here at Brownie Bites – What’s for Dinner! I’ll be posting occasional photos of what we’re cooking around here, along with any applicable recipes. During the week we tend to eat the same things for simplicity and speed (not to mention keeping our calories in check as we continue along our path to becoming Mr & Mrs. Hulksmash), but at the end of the week, we have what we call Sinful Sunday. Sunday is our day to relax our calories, indulge in any nagging cravings, and sometimes try new recipes. The Sinful Sunday editions will definitely be the most interesting of the dinner posts!
This week, we were craving breakfast for dinner. We were also wanting quick and simple – nothing fancy. Here’s what we whipped up:
Cinnamon Raisin French Toast
What you’ll need:
- skim milk
- loaf of cinnamon raisin bread – we used store bought, but homemade would be mega yummy
- ground cinnamon
optional: ground nutmeg and vanilla extract
What you’ll do:
Seriously a no-brainer here. Crack the eggs into a bowl, add a splash of skim milk, a coupla shakes of cinnamon, and if you’re feeling saucy, a few drops of vanilla extract and another coupla shakes of nutmeg. Heat up a non-stick pan or griddle, and dip slices of bread into the egg mixture until both sides are covered. It’s especially important that the crusts get coated so that they don’t get crunchy and burn-y once cooked. Next, slap those puppies onto your pan or griddle and cook both sides until desired level of brown-ness (done-ness? crispy-ness? Choose your favorite fabricated descriptive word)
We served our toast with some fried ham and eggs for added protein, and used sugar-free syrup since the bread and cinnamon are sweet by themselves. A quick yummy Sinful Sunday!