(The winner of the Keep It Sweet Desserts giveaway was chosen. Go see who it is!)
Try as I might to make enough scones or breakfast cookies to get us through until Friday, that doesn’t always happen. Cereal to the rescue. Zzzzzz, I know. But getting the kids to school on time is hard enough without actually cooking something in the morning. The weekends, though, are a whole different story – I almost always make something more special. Not necessarily difficult, just something more exciting than Cheerios.
They pretty much went bananas when I put these roll-ups on their plates.
Anything goes with the filling, but I chose Nutella – the innards are all gooey and the outside is slightly crunchy. It all just melts in your mouth!
I love breakfast food. And I love FUN breakfast food even more!
Calphalon sent me their 5 in 1 Removable Plate Grill to check out for Mother’s Day.
The grill/griddle plates are reversible, allowing you to cook 5 different ways; grill press, griddle press, flat grill, flat griddle, and combination grill/griddle. Open it so it lays flat as a full griddle or grill, or close it to use as a panini press. You can cook sunny side up eggs and bacon, sausage links, Panini sandwiches, grilled chicken, steak…the possibilities are practically endless.
So, I decided to test out the flat griddle feature for these french toast roll-ups.
You can watch the video here:
As you can see, it could easily have fit a few more on each griddle plate, which will come in handy the next time I make them and double the recipe.
It took about 8 minutes to warm up at 375 degrees, so pretty comparable to a regular oven, and the heat was distributed evenly. The non stick plates and drip tray are both dishwasher safe, which made clean up really easy.
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(Filled) French Toast Roll-Ups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
• 8 slices soft white sandwich bread
• 3 tablespoons filling (such as nutella, peanut butter, jam, apple pie)
• 2 eggs
• 3 tablespoons milk
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, for greasing the pan
• maple syrup, for serving (optional)
Trim the crust from the bread and flatten each slice out with a rolling pin.
Place a heaping teaspoon of your filling an inch from one end of the bread, and spread it out in a strip. Roll the bread up and repeat with the remaining slices.
In a shallow bowl thoroughly whisk the eggs and milk together. In another shallow bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
On a griddle (or large sauté pan), melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Coat the rolls with the egg mixture and place seam side down on the griddle (or in the pan.) Cook for about 1-2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Add more butter to the griddle or pan as needed for the second batch.
Place the hot rolls into the cinnamon/sugar and roll until completely covered, gently shaking off any excess.
Serve with maple syrup, if desired.
(source: Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice)