This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of De’Longhi. All opinions are 100% mine.
After years of trying, I am still not a breakfast person – so making delicious grab-and-go treats like these French Toast Muffins makes breakfast not only practical, but appetizing!
I used to think it was how I was raised (military family) that made me dislike food early in the morning, but I’ve been really regimented about offering Miss G a variety of breakfast options in the morning and she is the same way – don’t even offer us food before we’ve been awake at least an hour.
But, once that hour is up – we are ready to eat! Delicious, pre-made breakfasts like these French Toast Muffins make breakfast not only easy in the morning, but appetizing and worth making time for.
These French Toast Muffins have a crunchy, crumb topping while being perfectly soft and cooked inside. You can enjoy them as-is, drizzle with maple syrup, or sprinkle with powdered sugar. No matter what, you’re in for a delicious treat!
(Scroll down to see a quick video on how to make them yourself!)
After using a Nespresso machine in-room at Langham Place NYC, I fell in love with how easy it was to make an espresso using the little pods but I decided to go a step up and get the De’Longhi Lattissima Pro because it has the ability to make amazing lattes (or simple steamed milks) in addition to being able to make espresso drinks. It’s a premium hybrid between the Nespresso capsule system and De’Longhi’s Automatic Cappuccino System. (It can also make ristretto, lungo, cappuccino and hot water for tea.)
Not only is it amazing and luxurious to be able to make a cafe-quality latte at home, it’s become such a special way to start my day with very little effort. I literally fill the milk canister, pop in a coffee pod and press a button. One touch. Totally do-able at 4:30am.
(And as someone who has made a French press in the morning with cold water, or forgot to add water to a drip coffee maker and wondered why coffee wasn’t happening… that’s saying a lot!)
As a hidden perk, I only feel the need to have one coffee in the mornings because I’m getting a full-strength espresso and I’m enjoying and savouring my cup so much more. (Although, sometimes I indulge and have two!) However, for entertaining or an afternoon pick-me-up, having the Lattisma is way more convenient than running out for coffees or frothing the milk myself.
I also tend to skip the sugar because the frothed milk adds a natural sweetness on it’s own and the espresso is not bitter. Without the sugar, I notice I can taste the subtle differences in the pod offerings a lot more. (IE, the Rosabaya de Colombia is fruity and balanced whereas the Indriya from India is powerful and spicy).
It’s also fun to create delicious pairings with the coffee and unique breakfast food – like these fun French Toast Muffins which kids and parents can enjoy equally.
Watch the video here on how to make these French Toast Muffins for your family – and then scroll down to grab the printable recipe!
Ingredients for French Toast Muffins
- 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1″ cubes
- 2 1/2 cups cream
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup white sugar, or to taste
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping:
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Tip: you can add blueberries, strawberries, apples or really any favorite french toast topping into these muffins before baking.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Kitchen Knife
- Cutting Board
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Muffin tray
- Silicone liners
How to Make French Toast Muffins
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cut up a loaf of french bread into 1″ cubes. I love making french toast with day-old bread but fresh is fine – or you can use a mixture of different breads for a unique twist.
In a large bowl, combine the milk or cream, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
Add in the bread cubes and stir to coat completely.
Line a muffin tray with silicone liners for easy clean-up and measure 1/3 of a cup of the French Toast mixture into each liner.
In a small bowl, use a fork or pastry cutter to combine the streusel topping ingredients until well combined and just large crumbs remain. Add 1 Tablespoon of the topping to each muffin.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are set and crunchy, and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (Cover with tinfoil for a bit if the tops are cooking too quickly.)
Enjoy warm with a drizzle of maple syrup or a sprinkling of powdered sugar, as desired.
Of course, I enjoyed mine with a drizzle of maple syrup alongside a fresh Latte Macchiato.
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These French Toast Muffins are a new favourite breakfast treat – luxurious enough for the weekend while quick and easy enough for a busy weekday morning.
What’s your favorite quick yet indulgent breakfast recipe?