French Toast in a Cup Bar (this could also work as an Oatmeal Bar or Baked Oatmeal Bar); Josh noted that there should be savory components (fried egg, etc). I told him that if I added the savory components, I would be typing until I’m 80–the meats and cheeses alone would keep me busy.
After perusing Pretty Prudent a few days ago, I found something that I hope is life changing: “French Toast in a Mug in 2 Minutes.”
As I was reading through the recipe, I saw several ways that the French toast could become a hybridized French toast bread pudding in a mug. And then I heard someone mention adding other chunky ingredients (dried fruit, chocolate, nuts)…and my brain kicked into high gear…and I thought “French Toast in a Cup Bar” with each person adding their own ingredients, their own creation. My brain is moving in so many directions that I can appreciate the “use up bits and pieces” idea.
I should note that I am planning this for tomorrow. I should also note that I’m the only one who is very excited about it. But I’m sure it will end up being “Muffin Approved.” After breakfast, I will post the results and verdict.
However…I am not planning all of the toppings listed below. Just a chosen few (but you will have to see exactly which ones tomorrow). I’m sure it will resemble the ice cream bars we’ve had. Some of the selections listed below are sauces to drizzle on after cooking; some are mix-ins and add-ins; and some you have to mix in after cooking.
Maple Syrup (naturally)
powder sugar dust
cocoa powder/hot chocolate powder
rum sauce (drool)
jams/preserves/blackberry syrup/raspberry syrup
cream cheese chunks (for a “stuffed” French toast cup)
crushed oreo or graham cracker crumbs
pretzels to go with caramel (sauce or bits)
bananas (maybe bruleed bananas if I want to be really fancy)
dried banana chips
dried pineapple (maybe a pina colada French toast cup)
orange zest/lemon zest if it’s blueberry
toasted almond slivers
honey roasted peanuts
liqueur-laced whipped cream
(slightly crushed) breakfast cereal
chopped toasted hazelnuts
milk chocolate chips with cayenne pepper
white chocolate chips
peanut butter chips
dark chocolate chips
semisweet chocolate chips
chopped up candy bars (I think Twix has promise)
cinnamon roll topping glaze (maybe Pioneer Woman’s recipe)
“chocolate stuffed croissant” French toast: torn up croissant with dark chocolate
bananas Foster French toast
chocolate bread pudding (need to figure out the conversion to mug sized)
vanilla bean caviar or paste
dried fruit soaked in alcohol/liqueur (Frangelico soaked raisins)
What do you think would be a great topping/add-in in a French toast or oatmeal bar?