Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cinnamon Roll French Toast

A while ago, I picked up a bag of cinnamon rolls at Trader Joes... mostly because they were marked "vegan" and I love cinnamon rolls. I took a couple of bites, and I was pretty quickly disappointed. They were dry, a little stale, and totally not gooey enough. harumph!

But I hate wasting food, so I had a vision. I cut them each in half and popped 'em in the freezer. This weekend, I used a few to make Cinnamon Roll French Toast. (I used the "fronch toast" recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance) YUM! A great transformation of a ho-hum item into a super yummy treat! Give it a try!

19 comments:

  1. Combining cinnamon rolls & French Toast = oh so decadent and DIVINE!!! :-)

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  2. How great that you could change the cinnamon rolls into something so tasty!

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  3. Great idea! YUM!

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  4. What a great idea! I've seen those rolls before and now I know what to do with them.

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  5. That is such a great idea, I never would have thought of that.

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  6. that is such an amazing idea! thanks for sharing!

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  7. You're dissing my favorite Zen Bakery vegan cinnamon buns? DUDE!

    Those are not meant to be eaten dry out of the bag.

    I always freeze them - then I warm them in the toaster oven and slather with whipped maple spread (it's just creamed maple syrup). They are SO tender, delicious and a great short-cut breakfast. Yum.

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  8. Oooh what a good idea. I have seen this type of thing on restaurant menus, but never considered making it myself.

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  9. No cinnamon roll left behind!

    Awesome!

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  10. I love this idea!

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  11. What a creative idea! Bet it was scrumptious! :)

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  12. Wow, now that is one decadent idea! I've made french toast with all kinds of fancy breads, but never cinnamon rolls!

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  13. Fabulous! I with I could buy such convenient vegan cinnamon rolls here. But I shall have to make some from scratch, try not to eat them all and then try this. It looks so yummy!

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  14. hi! you're brilliant.

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  15. What a perfect use for less than perfect cinnamon rolls!

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  16. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Great, great idea! I've always puzzled over what to do with stale breads that are sweet - obviously not good for croutons/bread crumbs & I'm not a fan of bread pudding. Can't wait to try this.

    Also I meant to say thanks awhile back for posting the pectin where you can use little or no sugar for jams. How did I not know about this?!

    :-) jen e.

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  17. Fabulous, fabulous idea! And of course they'd be great in a bread pudding, too :)

    I'm not sure you got my email a while back about the Ritter Sport, which arrived safely and lasted, oh, maybe a few hours? (The HH helped!). I'll be posting about it soon--just wanted to let you know!

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  18. Amey! I decided to "pay it forward" to the first 5 commenters on my blog instead of 3. Several don't have blogs. Send me an email if you would like to participate in the challenge!

    Oh, and your package is going in the mail today! I am so so late!

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  19. that was an excellent idea!! i hate wasting food too. even if it tastes gross, i'll try to stomach it for a few days... or bites. haha these would be good with that glazed icing on top.

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