French Toast Muffins

by Marcia Curtis Bailey

French Toast Topping
•3 tablespoons milk
•1 egg,slightly beaten
•6 slices cinnamon bread, crusts trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

•1 cup milk
•1/2 cup butter, melted
•1 egg, slightly beaten
•1 teaspoon maple extract
•2 cups flour
•3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
•2 teaspoons baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon salt

•1/4 cup maple syrup
•2 tablespoons sugar
•1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1.Heat oven to 375°F
2.Combine all French toast topping ingredients in medium bowl; set aside,.
3.Combine 1 cup milk, melted butter, 1 egg and maple flavoring in another medium bowl. Combine all remaining muffin ingredients in large bowl. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture just until mixed.
4.Spoon batter into greased 12-cup muffin pan. Spoon French toast topping evenly over batter; press down slightly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
5.Immediately brush muffins with maple-flavored syrup. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle over glazed muffins. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.


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