When we lived in Utah, one of our favorite places to eat breakfast was Kneaders. They are very famous for their chunky cinnamon French toast as well as their other delicious breads and deserts. We would go there usually on Saturday mornings and kick off the weekend with a delicious breakfast. I was very sad when I found out that they don’t have any locations in Seattle area. So Saturday mornings would come and go and I found myself daydreaming about those chunky cinnamon French toasts. I could almost taste them. And then I decided to take matters into my own hands and tried to find the magical recipe. It was then when I found out I wasn’t the only one having those Saturday morning’s cravings. I modified the recipe a little bit (my syrup is a little different) and I really liked it this way too.
So here is the famous recipe 🙂
So here’s the famous recipe:
- 1 loaf Chunky Cinnamon Bread, cut into 8 slices
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- For the french toast: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a shallow dish, mix eggs, milk, brown sugar, salt and vanilla. Dip each slice of bread into egg mixture and coat completely on each side. Place coated breads on a glass baking dish, cut butter into pieces and dot them on top of the chunks of bread. Bake them until lightly browned on each side. (If you are preparing this meal ahead, it is suggested that you place the coated breads in the fridge for a at least 1 hour or even overnight. But I didn’t have time to leave it in the fridge for that long and it still turned out pretty good.)
- While the french toast is baking, prepare the caramel syrup. In a medium sauce pan melt the butter and add the brown sugar. After the sugar is completely dissolved, add the condensed milk and whisk until smooth.
- Add whipped cream and strawberries and get ready to eat the best breakfast 🙂
Bake 45 – 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Serves 8
I have never been a big fan of fruits growing up. My mom had to always remind me to eat some kind of fruit a day otherwise I wouldn’t. So I am sure this post will make my mom and mother-in-law very happy, since every time I talk to them, they ask me if I have eaten plenty of fruits. And then they go on and share with me some recent article they read about the benefits of eating a certain fruit. They are so nice and caring and I love their genuine concern for me, especially now that I am pregnant.
Well, this has become my favorite snack of the day. Apples, pears, tangerines, assorted nuts, cinnamon cookies with a touch of honey – super yummy but above all it’s super healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I do have those moments when I want to eat nutella all day long, but luckily, recently I’ve been craving more these healthy snacks and fruits of the season, especially tangerines.
Few days ago, preparing this snack and peeling all the fruits, brought back sweet memories from childhood. I thought of my dear grandma and her garden full of tangerine trees. She would always peel plenty of them and have them ready for me to enjoy. She would not just peel them, but she would make sure to carefully take off all the white little stems from them, leaving only the best part for me to eat.
So if you ever find my peeling tangerines and I have a smile on my face, it’s because I am thinking of my grandma. Oh, I miss her dearly.
Yes that day, those tangerines tasted a little sweeter!
Albanian Version // Versioni Shqip
This is the easiest dessert you will ever make! And above all it’s delicious!
For the bottom crust I used 4-5 crushed Graham Honey Crackers mixed with melted butter.
I used a package of ‘Cook and Serve’ vanilla pudding for which I followed the directions on the box.(it needs only 2 cups of milk)
For the other top two layers, I used some whipped cream and some instant chocolate pudding. (it needs two cups of milk)
I topped them with some crushed cookies and some walnuts.
Let it cool in the fridge! It’s best served cold!
Super easy and voila it’s ready to enjoy in only about 30 min!