Here’s the recipe I made during my cooking segment on the Indy Style TV show (broadcast on WISH-TV Channel 8 for those of you in Indianapolis). It’s a great way to use up day-old cinnamon rolls but you could also make it with cinnamon raisin bread if you don’t have cinnamon rolls. Whatever you do, don’t use cinnamon rolls that have icing or glaze on them as they will burn during cooking!
Cinnamon Roll French Toast
You will need:
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of milk or cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 leftover cinnamon rolls (you can also use cinnamon raisin bread)
- 1 Tablespoon of butter
- Whisk eggs, cream and vanilla together and pour into a flat bottomed container like a Pyrex dish or pie pan. Set aside.
- Slice the cinnamon rolls in 2 or 3 pieces so they are ¼ to ½ inch thick (slice side to side not top to bottom).
- Melt butter in a skillet on a medium high heat.
- As the butter melts, soak the sliced cinnamon rolls in the egg mixture (be sure both sides get coated thoroughly).
- Once the butter has melted and the pan is hot, drain the soaking cinnamon roll slices and place them in the pan.
- Cook for about a minute on each side.
- Top with Maple Glazed Granny Smith Apples.
Maple Glazed Granny Smith Apples
You will need:
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- 1 cup of REAL maple syrup
- Peel, core and slice the Granny Smith Apples into ¼ inch thick slices. Store in just enough water to cover and a tablespoon of lemon juice to prevent browning.
- Melt the butter in a skillet or frying pan.
- Drain the apple slices and place into the melted butter.
- Let the apples cook for a minute or two.
- Pour in the maple syrup and bring mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the apples are tender.
- Pour hot mixture over Cinnamon Roll French Toast before serving.