Nutella French Toast Rollups (aka heaven)

Although I am quite the advocate for overflowing spoonfuls of Nutella as a legitimate snack, there are some pretty cool things you can also do with it. If you’re looking for an easy brunch item, these Nutella French Toast Rollups are the perfect blend between guest appropriate and self-satisfying. 

Ingredients

Sliced Bread (I use Villagio because it’s fluffy)

Nutella

Choice Fruit (I suggest strawberries)

2 eggs

3 tablespoons milk

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon

Butter (for greasing the pan)

Maple syrup (dipping)

Instructions

  1. Trim the crust from the bread and flatten it out with a rolling pin.
  2. Spread a thin layer of Nutella over the piece of bread, and add a line of fruit of your choice (I suggest strawberries) to the top edge.
  3. Roll the bread up and repeat until they’re all filled.
  4. Whisk egg and milk in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
  5. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl or pie plate. 
  6. Heat a skillet on medium and melt a tablespoon of butter.
  7. Add the rolls to the egg coating and roll until all sides are covered.
  8. Put the rolls seam side down on the pan and turn until browned all over.
  9. Place hot rolls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and roll until covered.
  10. Serve on a plate, dusted in icing sugar with maple syrup for dipping (or some more melted Nutella)

For an interesting twist, replace the line of fruit with a strip of already fried bacon for a sweet and salty treat 🍽.

Happy brunching

xo,

CL


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Mug recipes: Morning edition

I’m not a huge breakfast eater, but I thought I would feature this interesting recipe that a friend Maggie shared on facebook. It was the second time in the last week someone mentioned eggs in a mug to me so I thought some of you might find it interesting! It’s not the simplest recipe, but it could be an interesting weekend feat.


Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 scallion, chopped

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 avocado, diced

2 tablespoons salsa

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped

Dash of Tabasco sauce

1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 large egg

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground

black pepper

5 to 6 tortilla chips

Sour cream, for serving

Instructions:

In a jumbo mug, combine the oil, scallion, tomato, cumin, and heat in the microwave for 1 minute until scallion is translucent and the tomato softened. Stir in the avocado, salsa, cilantro, Tabasco, cheese, egg, salt, and pepper.

Insert the tortilla chips and nestle them down into the egg mixture. Microwave for another 1 to 2 minutes until the egg has set. Serve immediately with a dollop of sour cream.

There you have it! A fancy breakfast in a mug to start your morning off with a kick. I love spicy foods so I’m thinking this will be more of a brunch at noon when I wake up on Sunday kind of meal, if you know what I mean.

Courtesy of http://greatist.com/health/surprising-healthy-microwave-recipes

Happy microwaving!

xo

Cassey

Mug recipes.Cinna-yum, Cinna-bun 

I was in Halifax all weekend meeting up with school friends, Quebec friends and family for the first time in a while. It was the most lovely time! I attended Diner en Blanc in Halifax which was located at Citadel Hill. It was even better than I expected, very elegant but very fun.

I am using my incredie vacation weekend as my excuse for not posting the Friday Mug Recipe, so as I sit in the Maritime Bus station (I swear I could pay rent I’m here so much) I am compiling this blog to share with you the delicious, not so nutritious, blessing to all of mug-kind: The Cinnamon Roll in a mug. Or as I like to call it: The Cinna-yum, Cinna-bun.


This decadent mug full of cinnamon flavor is the perfect sweet tooth snack. This recipe was slightly adapted from one found on Chocolate Covered Katie. Link at the bottom.

Ingredients:

Dough:

1/3 Cup and 1 Tblsp Oat flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 table salt

1 Tblsp vegetable oil.

3 Tbsp ripe mashed banana

Filling:

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

Vanilla frosting

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder and salt. Add in oil and mashed bananas. Stir until a dough is formed. Roll dough into a ball. Set aside.

In a bowl mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar. Take some flour and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough ball into a long rectangle.

Spread a small amount of butter or margarine on the surface of the dough. Rub in the cinnamon and brown sugar mix.

Roll the dough into a pinwheel for a cinnamon roll shape. Grease the inside of your favorite mug and press the roll into it. Microwave for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. Spread some fronting on top! (I suggest cream cheese frosting it’s the best)

This recipe was modified slightly from one found on http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2014/03/01/single-serving-cinnamon-roll/.

Happy microwaving!

xo

Cassey

Mug Recipes: Gimme S’more 

With the excitement of the new school year coming, and another year in residence before me I have been making good use of my Mug Food Pinterest Board. I decided to feature one of my favorite recipes every Friday!

This week the recipe is for these amazing 5 minute S’mores Mug Cake from the How Sweet It Is website. Who said gormet can’t be easy?

This is the perfect combination of summertime s’more deliciousness with the option of year round cooking (July at Christmas? New holiday? Just a thought). Honestly it took me a few tries to get it perfect but it was worth all the trials. Let’s be honest I scarfed them all down anyways. It’s even good if you want to make a special desert for you and your “Rezmance” (my new word spinoff from showmance because I watch too much Big Brother), or you know you could just eat both. I suggest option 2. If you do, you can put a mug in each hand and use them as weights while you’re waiting for them to cool. Same as the gym right?

Here’s to not accepting the end of summer, and eating s’mores year round.


http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/02/5-minute-chocolate-fudge-smores-mug-cake/?m

Ingredients:

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

1 1/2 ounces milk chocolate (chopped or morsels)

marshmallow fluff, cream or actual marshmallows

Instructions:

Combine 3 tablespoons butter and 1 ounce of chocolate in a small bowl, then melt in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Set aside.

In another bowl, combine remaining melted butter with 2-3 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs and stir until moistened. Press graham crumbs into the bottom of your mug.

In a bowl. whisk egg, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add in flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa, stir until a thick batter forms.

In a bowl. whisk egg, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add in flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa, stir until a thick batter forms. Add melted butter and chocolate, mixing to combine. Put in the rest of the chocolate chips.

Add half of the mixture on top of the graham crust, then throw on a scoop of marshmallow fluff/cream or a few marshmallows. Add remaining batter on top, then pop in the microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds to almost 2 minutes. Remove and top with additional marshmallow if desired.

That’s it! Check out the website for the recipe with more pictures, and for more yummy recipes. 

This recipe was found on:

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/02/5-minute-chocolate-fudge-smores-mug-cake/?m