So Labor Day has come to an end and the family gatherings and picnics that we’ve so earnestly prepared for have ended as well. The next morning I make my way down to the kitchen to find that 5 bags of burger buns have been leftover. The only thing that puzzled me was, I never was assigned to buy burger buns for this picnic. So the fact that I have all this on my counter top is beyond me!
But that’s beside the point. I must resolve this or else it will all go to waste. I have a food picture book in my kitchen and I skim through it from time to time. So I began my skimming..
Alas! There it was, staring at me. French Toast! Of course! French toast made with burger buns! Yes!
I start off by splitting the buns and toasting the buns to my liking: not too dry, but with a crunch.
I prepare a large mixing bowl that allows me to whisk eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and cinnamon together.
I generally substitute everything with honey. I really stray from using refined sugar as much as possible, particularly if it is for breakfast. However, feel free to add a tablespoon of sugar to the mixture if you prefer. I however, do not heat honey, but rather drizzle it over top of my toast for that sweet flavor.
I then placed the toasted buns in the mixture, allowing for it absorb the liquid on both sides.
Meanwhile, a heated nonstick skillet has been prepared with butter coating the interior. I had it on medium-high.
I transferred the soaked bread with a spatula and allowed for it to cook for 2-3 minutes on both sides.
After completing the toast, I figured topping my toast with a bit of fruity sweetness would be appropriate. Avoiding the sugary syrups, I took to honey and simmered apples. It just seemed like it would taste fantastic with this meal! I began by placing butter in a small saucepan and allowing it to melt on low heat. Meanwhile, I began dicing a peeled apple. Once complete, I threw the apples in the saucepan with melted butter and added cinnamon. Mixing it and allowing it simmer for 3 minutes. I then transfer the apples onto the toast and drizzle some honey over top. I soon had a delicious topping for my French toast!
And that’s what you do with all your leftover burger buns..
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanillas extract
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
- 4 pairs of burger buns, split
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 Apple
- Split and toast buns to your liking
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs with vanilla extract, milk and cinnamon
- Place the bun halves in the mixture, allowing them to absorb the mixture and coating both sides.
- Heat a nonstick skillet and coat with 1/2 tablespoon butter.
- Transfer buns to skillet and cook each side for 2-3 minutes on medium-high hear, or until golden.
- Prepare topping by hearing a small saucepan with two tablespoons of butter. Allow for butter to melt.
- Dice an apple and add to melted butter.
- Allow for it to simmer on low for 3 minutes.
- Transfer to toast and drizzle with honey.