{Sponsored} 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.**

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

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You know how you have those favorite family meals?  The ones where everyone in your family likes it so it becomes a regular in your home.  That is the case with these Cheesy Chicken Taquitos in our house. It can be really hard sometimes to find something that all five of us like, but there’s not one complaint when these are on the table.  They really are so good! I have to admit that I am a huge fan of mexican inspired food so I always love when I find a new recipe to add to our family cook book.

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Is your mouth watering yet?  Mine sure is!

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 can rotel, run through food processor
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp. green onion, chipped finely
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup Mexican shredded cheese
  • 8-10 small flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Soften the cream cheese for 15-20 seconds in the microwave.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and rotel. Mix until they are blended well.
  4. Add cumin, shili powder, lime juice, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add shredded chicken, mexican cheese, green onions, and cilantro. Stir until all is well combined.
  6. Add a line of chicken mixture about an inch from the edge of the tortilla. I use about 2 Tbsp or so of mixture per taquito. Repeat with each one and place on baking sheet making sure they aren't touching one another.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until they are lightly browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and serve.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
* I used the medium size tortillas here and got about 7 from this recipe. We like to fill ours up. 🙂 You can get close to 10 when you use the smaller tortillas and don't use as much filling in each one.

 *Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites.

Monkey Bread Muffins

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I don’t know about you but I am thrilled that we are seeing the beginning of fall weather where I live.  I am so ready for sweaters, puffy vests and my favorite boots. I live in those three things all fall and winter!

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I know Monkey Bread Muffins aren’t a seasonal food but they are full of cinnamon which definitely makes me think of fall.  These are a great Saturday morning treat for your family.  I made them this morning and this family gobbled them up in no time flat.  I would definitely say that makes them a winner!!  They would also make a great weeknight dessert.  Seriously, you can eat these anytime of day because they are just yummy!!

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Monkey Bread Muffins
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 can Grands Homestyle Biscuits
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 can condensed milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the white sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Put a ½ teaspoon of butter in the bottom of each cup of your muffin pan.
  4. Cut each of your biscuits into quarters.
  5. Next roll up each piece into a ball and roll them in the sugar/cinnamon mixture to coat.
  6. Place 3 balls into each muffin cup.
  7. Drizzle ½ tsp of butter over each of the muffins.
  8. Then with your fingers sprinkle the remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture over the top of the muffins.
  9. Put in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove when the muffins are golden and bubbly.
  10. Drizzle condensed milk over each muffin to your liking.
  11. Enjoy!
Notes
* This should make 10 muffins and one baby muffin. You will only use a small amount of the can of condensed milk.

*Recipe adapted from Chef in Training.