BINGO AND BREAKFAST – a recipe and a tale of kindness

Hi there,

On Sunday I took my grandchildren to an event that featured breakfast and bingo. I was struck by how the French toast was prepared. It was served as a pull apart muffin. This was a very clever presentation indeed and I decided to try to duplicate it. I will get to that in a few moments.

Back to the bingo. The bingo gods were totally ignoring our table. We would just get to one empty spot needed to fill the card and bam someone would call bingo. My granddaughter, Maya, had her eye on a particular prize and the more we lost the more agitated she became. Her body language was so explicit that she could have been Mary Pickford in a silent movie. Elation, dejection, hope were a few of the very evident emotions on display.

Unknown to Maya she was being watched closely by a guardian angel named Betsy L. When Betsy called bingo she came to our table and gave her card to Maya. Needless to say Maya was elated as she retrieved the coveted prize. Betsy you truly saved the day and I want to thank you so much.

Now back to the recipe:

“What really matters is helping others win, too, even if it means slowing down and changing our course now and then.” Fred Rogers

INGREDIENTS:

Cooking spray, for pan

  • Muffin cups
  • 12 slices of bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1and 1/2 cups low fat half and half
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

2. Cut bread into ½” cubes and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until mixture is smooth. Add bread pieces and toss until the bread has absorbed most of the liquid.

4. Divide mixture between muffin cups

5. Bake until bread is toasted and muffins are cooked throughout, about 25 minutes. Let cool in muffin tin for 5 minutes.

Special Notes: If you do an internet search you can find very many variations on this basic recipe. I am thinking that adding blueberries next time would be fun. I also found another version that added pieces of bacon.

Until next time❤️💕Bernadette

24 Comments Add yours

  1. terrie gura says:

    The French toast muffins sound great, but c’mon Bernadette, what was the prize that so enthralled Maya? I’m on pins and needles over here! 😂
    She is a cutie pie, by the way. What a fun way to spend time with her grandma! 💕

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    1. BERNADETTE says:

      It was this squishy ball that looks like it has grown hair and has sparkles. My other grandma friends say they are all the rage. Go figure.

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  2. Darlene says:

    What a sweet story. Always nice when someone helps a youngster out. Your granddaughter is a sweetheart. I just might try these muffins. Thanks!!

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    1. BERNADETTE says:

      I hope you do Darlene and please let me know how they turn out.

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  3. Love the story Bernadette, and I love the Mr. Rogers quote as well!

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    1. BERNADETTE says:

      Didn’t Fred Rogers always know the right thing to say? Thanks for stopping by and commenting Dorothy.

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      1. He always had the right words. A magnificent soul.

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  4. Tanooki says:

    Woo that muffin look superb😍

    Liked by 3 people

    1. BERNADETTE says:

      It is delish and easy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. chef mimi says:

    Great story, great French toast!

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  6. BERNADETTE says:

    Thanks Mimi. It was a fun post to write.

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  7. Butterfly says:

    A cute incident with a delicious muffin!!! What else one can ask for?!😃😄

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BERNADETTE says:

      You are absolutely right. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I can’t wait to try this! What a great way to have French Toast and yes blueberries and or bacon would be great additions!
    Jenna

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    1. BERNADETTE says:

      If you make it with additions let me know how it went.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. You are such a good grandma and Maya is adorable! This recipe sounds delicious, I love French toast!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. BERNADETTE says:

      This is so very nice of you. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. CarolCooks2 says:

    Such a cute girl with a beautiful smile and yes squidgy balls are all rage even here…as a lover of french toast I think I may try these they sound delicious :)x

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    1. BERNADETTE says:

      Enjoy your weekend.

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  11. beverlyharting says:

    From one Mimi to another…….YOUR incredible!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. BERNADETTE says:

      Happy Mother’s Day Bev.

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