Can you smell this amazing cinnamon sweet bread? If only there were a scratch n sniff screen.
This yummy treat is Monkey Bread.
I made this for my kids during the school holidays.
Have you had Monkey Bread before? It is balls of dough smothered in a brown butter sauce and cinnamon sugar then after it has been baked you cover it in a sweet, sticky vanilla glaze. It’s delicious, gooey and oh so good!
You need to prepare the dough for this recipe the day before, and you put it in the fridge. Overnight it rises in the fridge so in the morning you just need to roll the dough into little balls.
So what do you think of this yummy gooey warm goodness?
My kids were hanging around the kitchen waiting for the Monkey Bread to cool so I could drizzle it with the glaze. You just want to make sure the Monkey Bread has cooled slightly as you don’t want the glaze to melt.
Monkey Bread is a pull apart of sticky bites of goodness. We devoured this warm, and we found it was best eaten on the day. And just a little warning: there might be some licking of sticky fingers.
Mum, can we have some more, please….
I think these French Toast Bites have to be one of my favourite breakfasts at the moment. They are simple to make and just use a few ingredients. I used a loaf of home-made bread that I had baked the day before. I cut it into nice thick slices and then into bite size pieces. You cover them in an egg and milk mix then brown in a frying pan. Once cooked they get covered in a sugar and cinnamon mix. The first two bites didn’t make it to the plate as I had to test them!
I am going to be making these again soon, and I will take some more photos to show you how easy they are to prepare. I was short of photos for this yummy recipe as the school holidays was full of sleep ins and late breakfasts. The kids were very hungry the day these were made, and they asked “do you have to take photos, we are hungry!”
What is your favourite breakfast at the moment?
My kids love pancakes. If they could, they would have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A while ago when it was Pancake Tuesday, I made pancakes for dinner, and we had all the trimmings. The kids thought that was ace and have since requested when can we have that again!
I am always on the look out for a yummy pancake recipe. I have tried a few and have even tried putting together my own recipe. I know when the pancakes haven’t turned out as the kids will tell me that they weren’t that good, or they were better than the last pancakes I made. They are very good at telling me yay or nay. I have my own taste testers!
I came upon this recipe while looking on Pinterest and decided to give this one a go. Well, the pancakes turned out great. They were fluffy and soft. They rose quite well and tasted really good. We like our pancakes fluffy and to have a bit of height. The kids said that these were the best pancakes that I have made so far.
Do you have a favourite pancake recipe that you use?
*This is a Nuffnang product talk for Uncle Tobys Quick Sachet Oats (all opinions and text are my own)From Monday to Friday every morning is chaotic in our house. The kids wake up at 6.00am, and that’s when our day starts. There is packing lunch boxes, making everyone’s breakfast, getting dressed, brushing teeth and combing hair. Sometimes everything runs smoothly, and I even get to sit down and eat breakfast with them. But there are days when it seems like the clock is in fast forward mode, and it’s all go go go! When those days come about, I wish we had a quick and easy breakfast that the kids could make themselves.I was given some Uncle Tobys Oats Quick Sachets to try and I am so glad we gave them a go. They are a convenient and tasty oats options, perfect for busy individuals and families. The kids got their bowls and spoons out. They grabbed a sachet of quick oats, cut the top off and poured the oats into a bowl. They poured some milk in, gave it a stir and popped them in the microwave on high for 90 seconds. Once done, the kids gave them another mix and allowed to cool before digging in. We all found them easy to prepare and mess free. The kids really loved them and wanted to go back for a second bowl. They have a great fruity taste and have no artificial colours or flavours. Great for our chaotic mornings!
Uncle Tobys also asked us to explore what our idea of a dream/ideal morning would be. We decided to have a little fun and make a couple of videos.
This is what our dream morning would look like when having breakfast:
This is our what our morning really looks like while having breakfast:
You can find out more information about Uncle Tobys Quick Oats here.
Thank you Uncle Tobys for making our mornings so much easier.
What are your school mornings like? Do you have a dream/ideal morning?
Hi there and how are you today. If you have come over from Pips place, welcome! I’m Simone, come into my lounge and lets find a spot to sit down on the couch. I can put the kettle on or would you like a coffee. I love using my coffee machine, a latte or cappuccino?
It seems so long ago now but back in May I enrolled in a fantastic blogging course called Blog with Pip. I met some lovely new friends and even learnt some new things about blogging too. I might even go back and enrol for the July group.
Now although the course has finished, our last thing to do is to share our 5 things that we are loving right now and join in with Pip over at meet me at mikes. She is hosting A Cuppa Tea with Me so her May students can share some things about themselves. Unfortunately I don’t drink tea as I love coffee too much. The only time I have drunk tea is when I had morning sickness with all five pregnancies and last check, I am not pregnant! But I might put the kettle on and grab a tea bag if I feel the sniffles coming along. A nice warm cuppa will fix that.
So, with our nice warm drinks and a special morning treat here are my five things I am loving right now…
1. My cup of coffee. I always have one in the morning at around 9.30 am. It’s my routine and I love it. And if I have done some baking for the kids, I will indulge in a treat for testing purposes of course! Baked good seen here were Jam rolls made with small bread rolls and baked in the oven. I made these for the kids breakfast this morning. School holidays have started so I get to try out some new breakfast recipes. These were very nice and the kids liked them, tick! 2. Venturing out and going for a walk with my hubby. Exploring new parks and places. Enjoying some ‘we’ time.
3. I am finally using my overlocker my hubby bought me two years ago for my birthday. I joined in The Hottie Project which is hosted by Lisa from Big Little. I have missed being able to sew. But not anymore, there will be more sewing projects to come!4. Baking in my kitchen. Just making, baking and making! I love trying new recipes and the best bit is I have lots of helpers to test them for me. I made this for breakfast last Saturday. It is a german style oven pancake. Very yummy, hubby and I had two servings! We had a good reason, we needed that extra serve so we could finish off our coffee!5. Using my Nikon D3200 dslr camera. Hubby bought this for me for christmas. I love photography. I am learning all the time how to use my camera and enjoy jumping into the car and finding places we can visit to take photos. This photo was taken on my birthday weekend getaway. Hubby and I went to Daylesford for a weekend and found this church between towns. It was a beautiful church just sitting there in the open between fields of grass and fences.Well, what a lovely chat we have had! I am glad that you dropped by. Now don’t leave it too long between visits. I would love to put that kettle back on. There might just be a freshly baked treat sitting on the bench cooling.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
See you next time,
P.S. Normally I do a post about what is happening in my garden or parks that I have visited. Anyone can join in and you share your garden, someone else’s or a park that you have been to. All you do is link your blog via the linky at the bottom of my post. But since we are having a tea party today I have postponed it. I don’t want to miss out on all the fun. I love having a chat and meeting new friends. There might even be some of you that would like to join in next time. The more the merrier, I say!!
The school holidays are still on and I am enjoying cooking something different for the kids breakfast. It is nice to not have to get lunches ready, pack school bags, get school uniforms out, make sure teeth are brushed, hair has been combed and put back, everyone has socks and all are ready near the front door to go out and hop in the car.
Last week I made these yummy Baked doughnut muffins with Jam. The kids really enjoyed them and want me to make them again. There wasn’t much jam left in the middle after cooking but I think that was my fault because I used some of my homemade jam which was runny. The kids even pointed that out so I will use thicker jam next time.