Cinnabon® French Toast…

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You guys, I seriously have the best job in the world.  I was recently contacted by Cinnabon® to try out their new Baking Kit and a couple of their recipes.  I was so excited that I couldn’t wait to see the UPS man come driving down my street. They were so sweet to send me a box full of fun goodies!

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The baking kit was definitely the star of the show!

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All you need to make 8 delicious cinnamon rolls are:

  • Cinnabon Baking Kit
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or regular milk)
  • 1 large egg
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Flour for dusting

That is it!!  It is seriously so easy!  They come out fluffy and DELICIOUS!  My parents happened to stop by right after these came out of the oven. They LOVED them! I even sent them home with a couple to eat for breakfast the next morning.  By the way, these warm up FABULOUSLY the next day.  I just stuck mine in the microwave for about 20 seconds and it was perfection!  These would make the perfect breakfast (or dessert, or snack…) over the holidays.  Whether you just eat them as fluffy cinnamon rolls or turn them into french toast.

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Anyway, Cinnabon has some crazy good recipes that you can make using this Cinnabon Kit.  This morning we tried the Cinnabon French Toast.  It didn’t hardly take any time at all and it was delicious!

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You could make this even easier if you have a Cinnabon store near you. Just pick up some fresh Cinnabons to use in your french toast.  Yum!!

Cinnabon® French Toast...
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 Cinnabon Classic Rolls or 4 MiniBon Rolls
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine milk, egg and vanilla extract in pie pan.
  2. Mix well and then dip both sides of prepared Cinnabon rolls in egg wash.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a pan or spray with non-stick spray.
  5. Place one side of roll down on heated pan and cook until golden brown, flip and brown the other side of roll.
  6. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy with your favorite maple syrup.

 ** My cinnabon rolls were so fluffy, that I cut then in half horizontally to make mine.  I love that I got two generous pieces out of one roll. I also used rolls without icing.   

**Disclosure: I was given this product from Cinnabon to try out.  All opinions expressed here are my own.**

Cinnamon Sugar Banana Bread

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Okay my friends, if you haven’t made any recipes off of this blog yet you HAVE to make this cinnamon sugar banana bread. Like NOW.  Go ahead.  I will be here when you get back so you can tell me how awesome it is.  Seriously. This bread is one of our absolute favorite things that we ever make.  I know the recipe by heart because I have made it so many times already.

The recipe is really easy and comes out perfect every time. We all know about my love affair with cinnamon so it’s not surprising that it’s my favorite.

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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ¼ c. light brown sugar
  • ½ c. white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • ½ c. white wheat flour
  • 1 c. bread flour
  • FOR THE SWIRL:
  • ¼ c. white sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350•. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together bananas, butter, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla.
  3. Put the baking soda and salt on top of the banana mixture.
  4. Gently stir in the flour. Do not over mix!
  5. In a small dish, mix the ¼ c. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon.
  6. Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Then sprinkle half of the sugar & cinnamon mixture all over the batter.
  7. Add the rest of the batter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon/sugar on top.
  8. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Watch carefully and don't over bake.

Recipe adapted from here.

The Best Bread Machine White Bread

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I am a HUGE bread lover. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of one that I don’t like. I just wish my hips didn’t like it so much. HA! Growing up my mom made the most AMAZING homemade bread. It was seriously to die for but it was also very time consuming. As you have seen on the blog here, I am more of a quick and easy type of baker. I am in love with my bread machine. I don’t even have a newer fancy one. I think we got ours as a gift from my grandparents not long after we were married. I have thought about upgrading over the years, but this one has never let me down. The same goes for this recipe. I have never had it fail and I make it a lot. I mean A LOT! How much easier can you get than a Bread Machine White Bread recipe.

It has the BEST texture and it never ends up with those larger holes in it like you get from a lot of bread machine recipes. It is always perfect!!  We like it all times of the day, but especially in the mornings warmed up with a little butter.  If you have a bread machine, you HAVE to try this. Like NOW!

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I baked this bread late last night and snapped this picture with my phone before I wrapped it up. Look at that soft crusty outside. Yum!!

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The Best Bread Machine White Bread
 
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Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups warm water, 110 degrees
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups bread flour (or 1.5 cups white wheat flour and 2.5 cups bread flour)
  • 2 Tbsp & 2 tsp white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp & 2 tsp dry milk
  • 3 tsp active dry yeast (not quick rise)
Instructions
  1. Put water, oil and salt in your bread machine.
  2. Next add in the flour on top of the liquids.
  3. Pour sugar into a corner of the bread machine.
  4. Pour dry milk into another corner.
  5. Make a small hole in the center of your flour and pour in the yeast.
  6. Set your bread machine for a basic loaf and choose the crust setting you prefer.

Recipe adapted from here.