French Toast Muffins

French Toast Muffins...easy, delicious and moist muffins topped with a sweet Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Streusel.

French Toast Muffins…easy, delicious and moist muffins topped with a sweet Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Streusel.

I have been a pretty busy bee around here lately. With the school year winding down it seems like things should be all casual and easy.

They aren’t.

I am just waiting for summer break to begin so I will have a whole new list of complaints…you know it’s coming.

But in between all the school projects, concerts, parties,sports practices and games I take solace in my kitchen. With a muffin in each hand.

It’s called Muffin Therapy and it’s a real thing.

French Toast Muffins...easy, delicious and moist muffins topped with a sweet Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Streusel.

These French Toast Muffins are fairly bad ass, if I do say so myself. Not only are they totally gorgeous, they are just as good the second and even the third day. Which in muffin land that’s like 400 years.

I mean unless we’re talking about a prepackaged muffin, which in that case will be good until the year 2176.

Anyhow, what you get here is 2 classic sweet treat breakfasts all rolled into one cupcake liner.

Let’s talk about the details.

Cinnamon Swirl bread for French Toast Muffins!

I started with Cinnamon Swirl Bread. You absolutely don’t have to use this bread…you can use another sturdy variety…but please give it a try. The Cinnamon Swirl loveliness makes the muffins extra special.

Just chop it up into cubes, but cut off the edges…

Cubed Cinnamon Swirl bread for French Toast Muffins!

And mix it with some milk and a beaten egg…just like you would regular French Toast. Set that to the side while you create the muffin batter.

FRench Toast Streusel

It’s a simple batter you just stir together in a large bowl.

French Toast Muffins

Fill your muffin cups about 2/3 full…

French Toast Muffins

And press the French Toast mixture on top…

French Toast Muffins

When they are fresh out of the oven drizzle a little maple syrup on top and sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar. I like to do this step while they are still in the muffin tin to keep any mess to a minimum.French Toast Muffins

But if you’re feeling dramatic go ahead and make a show of it. High pour that maple syrup on top like a boss…

French Toast Muffins...easy, delicious and moist muffins topped with a sweet Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Streusel.

And then BAM it with some cinnamon sugar.

People will ooh and ahh. Mark my words.

French Toast Muffins...easy, delicious and moist muffins topped with a sweet Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Streusel.

Hello lover.

French Toast Muffins...easy, delicious and moist muffins topped with a sweet Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Streusel.

And dig in to your muffin masterpiece.

French Toast Muffins...easy, delicious and moist muffins topped with a sweet Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Streusel.

French Toast Muffins
 
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Serves: 15 muffins
Ingredients
French Toast Streusel
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3½ cups cubed cinnamon swirl bread (with crusts removed), approximately 6 slices
Muffin
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
Topping
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. Line muffin tins with liners or spray with nonstick spray and set aside.
French Toast Streusel
  1. In a medium bowl combine the milk, egg and vanilla. Add the bread cubes and coat in the milk mixture. Set this aside.
Muffins
  1. In a large bowl combine the milk, egg, vanilla and brown sugar until combined. Stir in the baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined. Slowly pour in the butter and stir until mixed.
  2. Finally add in the flour and stir until just combined.
  3. Fill each muffin tin ⅔ full with the batter. Top each with a heaping tablespoon of the French Toast Streusel.
  4. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Immediately drizzle 1 teaspoon of maple syrup on each muffin.
  6. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle it evenly on all the muffins.
Notes
Serve warm

Recipe lightly adapted from Land O'Lakes

 

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Jenna
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Wow these look amazing!! Love how you used cinnamon swirl bread for the streusel. Yum!!

Laura @ Laura
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I think I need some muffin therapy!

Kimberly@The Little Girls Bakery
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Yum! That’s gonna be the best muffin I ever tasted, I know it! They look great!

Teija
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You crack me up – I love reading your blog. I always laugh at the things you say. Maybe because I can relate?! My kids love french toast so I think I will be giving these a whirl. Have a good weekend!

serwis
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I never try muffins like this so I have to change this as soon as possible because they look really nice 😉

Michelle
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So, I made a double batch for these work — they were yummy, even with making LOTS of mistakes in doubling the recipe, i.e. forgetting the 2nd butter, tripling the baking powder, etc 🙂

jan
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omgosh , going to be sooooo good!

Crystal
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I made these this morning. They were good. Think next I’m going to add some apples to the muffin. Thanks for sharing

Melissa Leonard
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I made these this weekend. So good! My family loved them. However I’m adding banana to the muffin mix due to my love for banana french toast 🙂

carrie
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When you make this a couple days ahead, do you typically pour syrup on just before serving? I want to make these for a large group I’m hosting this weekend, but need to use my oven for casseroles in the morning.

Mark
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Made these. I think they would be better with diced apples tossed with cinnamon/sugar added to the batter.

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