Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake


This recipe makes for the perfect brunch dish or even side dish! There is nothing better than the sweet aroma of cinnamon rolls baking in the morning. I prepped everything the day before and when it was time to bake I just poured my egg mixture over the cinnamon rolls and popped it in the oven. SO easy!

This dish makes great leftovers, just heat em’ up and enjoy. If you are wanting to eat this as a dessert- skip the frosting part and add a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice-cream. If you wanted to switch it up and add some savory flavor to this dish, sprinkle crumbled bacon on top and in-between the cinnamon roll pieces before placing it in the oven.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Warm, sweet and loaded with cinnnnamon-yyyy goodness!

Ingredients

2 cans of cinnamon rolls with icing; cut into quarters

2 Tbsp. melted butter

1/2 cup whole milk

4 large eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. maple syrup

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and butter a 13 x 9 inch. or 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Place cinnamon roll pieces evenly in the baking dish.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, syrup and cinnamon until combined.
  3. Pour the egg mixture evenly on the cinnamon rolls. Melt one of the icings and pour over the cinnamon rolls. Bake for 45 minutes if using a 13 x 9 inch dish and 1 hour if using a 8 x 8 inch dish. The cinnamon rolls will be golden brown and your house is going to be smelly amazing! Pour the other icing over the rolls and enjoy!

Tip- If you see the top of the cinnamon rolls browning before the cook time is over, place foil on top to ensure the bottom of the rolls will still continue to bake and the rest won't burn.

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I have always been a huge fan of cinnamon rolls and I probably always will…This is an easy dish to put together and everyone will love it. After all, who doesn’t like anything that involves cinnamon rolls? Definitely not me!.. I feel like weekends are an exception to indulge every once in a while so why not make something that everyone will love and enjoy?!

Blueberry Mint Refresher

Summer days are approaching us and that means cool and light refreshing drinks will be coming our way as well! If you are looking for a healthy and light drink this summer- this refreshing beverage is perfect—I love blueberries and they are loaded with all kinds of antioxidants and have many health benefits. It is recommended to eat them often so I am putting them in my drink! As you can see I do like my sweets… but I do also love to eat healthy and cook with fresh fruits and vegetables as often as I can.

Blueberry Mint Refresher

Blueberry Mint Refresher

Add some freshness to your summer with this refreshing sparkling beverage!

Ingredients

1  cups blueberries, plus more for garnish

1/2  cup  honey

1 bunch fresh mint, plus extra sprigs

2 quarts sparkling water

Instructions

  1. Place 1 cup of blueberries, honey and mint in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and continue to heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the berries burst. Remove from heat and cool. The mixture will be a bit thick.
  2. If you don't want any pulp, gently squeeze berry mixture through a small strainer into an airtight container. If you keep the pulp then just simply add to a container and refrigerate. This will make a blueberry syrup. Chill and then combine ¼ cup syrup with ¾ cup sparkling water for a single serving. Pour over ice and garnish with whole blueberries, a sprig of mint!

If you wanted to make this in a large batch, you can serve this beverage in a large pitcher or bowl.

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This recipe is great because you can alter the fruits to your choice. I used blueberries this time but next time I want to try strawberries or raspberries. You will be able to preserve the syrup in the fridge for about a week.  If you want more flavor, use lemon or lime flavored sparking water.


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Sabra® Hummus Bruschetta Bites

Did you know National Hummus Day is May 13th?! Celebrate the healthful day with these simple and tasty Hummus Bruschetta Bites! Not only is hummus an extremely popular snack these days, it also has quite a few health benefits as well. It is high in protein and has a surprisingly great amount of vitamins and minerals. Hummus is higher in fat but it is loaded with fats that are heart healthy.

“I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the con-
test. I was not compensated for my time.”

Although hummus is easy to make, I always enjoy Sabra Hummus when I buy hummus from the grocery store! They have so many delicious flavors to select from including: Classic, Lemon Twist, Supremely Spicy, Basil Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, Jalapeno, Spinach and Artichoke, Olive Tapenade, Roasted Pine Nut, Chipotle, Sun Dried Tomato, & Tuscan Herb. I decided to use the Classic flavor in my recipe because I already added extra seasonings in the bruschetta but if you want to add a bit more flavor I would use either the Roasted Garlic, Supremely Spicy, Tuscan Herb, or Red Bell Pepper flavor.

Sabra® Hummus Bruschetta Bites

Sabra® Hummus Bruschetta Bites

Celebrate National Hummus Day on May 13th with this tasty & healthful snack!

Ingredients

Sour dough baguette; sliced

4 small roma tomatoes; diced

3 tsp. olive oil

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp crushed garlic

1/2 cucumber; thinly sliced and cut in half

Sabra® Classic Hummus

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, dried basil and garlic together until coated well.
  2. Spread about 1 teaspoon of Sabra® Original Hummus on each sour dough slice. Place 2 cucumber slices on the slice and then top with a spoonful of the tomato mixture. Make as many as you desire. These make the perfect appetizer or snack!
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I was so excited when I received these samples! Hummus is one of my favorite snacks and it was fun to think of other ways to incorporate this ingredient rather than just using it as a simple dip. Hummus has evolved over the years and now it seems to be one of the most popular dips for snacking.

I made this for our appetizer while dinner was being made and it was perfect. I try to stay away from buying bread but making bruschetta is always an exception. I made more bruschetta so we were able to make this later on during the week as well–this makes great leftovers for snacking! I hope you enjoy this appetizer as much as we did! For more information about Sabra® products or where you can find their products at a location near you: click HERE.

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