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Vanilla Bean French Toast Muffins

Vanilla Bean French Toast Muffins

Vanilla Bean French Toast Muffins

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

12 muffins

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

25 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Vanilla Bean Sugar, sweet spices, and an overnight soak transform leftover French bread into delicious, caramelized muffins. Experience the nostalgic flavor of French toast in every bite with this easy, crowd-pleasing breakfast recipe.

Serving Suggestions

Serve warm or at room temperature with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Ingredients


4 tsp. spice of choice:




4 eggs

1 1/2 cups half and half

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 tsp. vanilla extract of choice:



4 to 5 cups diced day-old French bread (about 1/2 loaf)

4 Tbsp. melted salted butter, divided

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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Directions

Step 1: Soak bread

In a small bowl, combine Vanilla Bean Sugar and spice of choice. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, half and half, maple syrup, vanilla extract of choice, and 2 Tbsp. reserved sugar mixture until smooth. Add bread and stir to fully coat. Cover and chill overnight or at least 4 hours.

Step 2: Scoop & bake

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Thoroughly brush cups of a muffin tin with about 2 Tbsp. butter. Sprinkle cups with about 2 Tbsp. reserved sugar mixture, turning pan to fully coat sides. Divide bread mixture between cups, filling each to the top. Brush tops with remaining 2 Tbsp. butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Bake for 25 min. until puffed and golden brown. Cool for 5 min. in pan before serving.