Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pumpkin French Toast

I found this little gem of a recipe in the Jessica Seinfield cook book, Deceptively Delicious, that my mom-in-law gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago.  I love the extra flavor that the pumpkin gives to the french toast.  I like to spice mine up with nutmeg and cinnamon and it tastes like a yummy slice of pumpkin pie.  You know, the kind of pie you eat for breakfast. With butter and maple syrup. Oh, just use your imagination!  My kids love it and any time I can hide some healthy veggies in any food, I'm happy to do it (as opposed to those nasty, unhealthy ones :).

Pumpkin French Toast
adapted by: Carolyn

5 eggs
1/2 c. pumpkin puree (actually just a litle less than this)
approximatly 1 c. milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
10 slices bread

Do I need to give instructions on this?  I'm going to assume you all know how to make french toast and save myself some time typing a long explanation.  Just mix it all together really well and dip the bread in it and cook it on a griddle.  Be aware that the pumpkin does clump a little bit after you have mixed it well, but it doesn't affect the flavor or really even the look of the french toast after it is cooked.  Also be aware that I totally guessed on all these measurements (except the pumpkin puree).  I just add ingredients until it looks like french toast batter should look (to me).  You do the same and I'm sure it will taste excellent!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mom's Whole Wheat Cinnamon Vanilla Waffles

This is my basic waffle recipe that my mom has used my whole life for waffles (and a little variation for pancakes).  I added the cinnamon and vanilla to spice up the whole wheat a little.  We make the pancake version nearly every day for breakfast and this waffle version at least once a week.  I don't always add the cinnamon and vanilla.  If you want to make it as pancakes, use 1 1/4 c. flour, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 egg, 1 1/4 c. milk and 1 Tbsp. oil.   

Mom's Whole Wheat Cinnamon Vanilla Waffles

1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. white flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. oil
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon

Sift together all the flours, baking powder and salt.  Add the milk, eggs, oil and mix it well.  Stir in the vanilla and  cinnamon.  And cook 'em up.