Bakin’ With Bacon For Mom’s Day!

It’s Mother’s Day Tomorrow – want something SPECIAL to give her for breakfast???

Well of course you do…………and this might be it…………..I’m giving you the recipe NOW so you can go shopping and get the stuff you need – this really is delicious and I know she will feel EXTRA SPECIAL with a bouquet of flowers and this on the breakfast table!

I saw this one online and I HAD to share.    Gosh – this is quite a fabulous treat and it’s definitely extra good with the French bread since it’s crusty and thick and delicious.   Can you make it with any other kind of bread?  Of course but the French Bread loaf is a great size vs. a bagette.    Here’s the scoop:

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon- divided
  • 1-2 dashes of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 slices of bacon- cooked and crumbled
  • 4 oz cream cheese- at room temp
  • 1 1/2- 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • 8 slices french bread

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon til crispy, then crumble or chop into small pieces.
  2. Beat the cream cheese til smooth, then beat in the maple syrup. Test the flavor, add more syrup if desired. Fold in the crumbled bacon with a rubber spatula. Set aside.
  3. Preheat griddle to 325 degrees, or on the stove at medium heat. Cut 8 slices of French bread about 1 inch thick. In a pie pan, or 8×8 baking dish, crack the eggs and add 1/2 of the cinnamon. Mix carefully with a fork. When cinnamon is mixed in add the vanilla and nutmeg and stir again. Add the milk and stir.
  4. Grease griddle with shortening. Dip two pieces of bread at a time into the egg dredge. Let them sit for 10-15 seconds before turning them over to repeat on the other side. Place the soaked bread onto the hot griddle. Repeat with two more slices of bread. Add the remaining cinnamon to the egg mixture and repeat process with last four slices of bread. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Adjust heat if necessary.    NOTE:  I used a regular skillet as I don’t have a griddle and it worked JUST FINE!
  5. Spread about 1/4 cup of the cream cheese mixture between two slices of the French toast. Top with powdered sugar, jam, or syrup. Eat while still warm.

 

WHAT DID I TELL YOU?   Is this not a dreamy recipe?   Oh yeah…………………….and the reason the cinnamon is divided up is so that the first four bread slices don’t “suck up all the cinnamon” in the egg mixture – bread will absorb all the yumminess and if you have another batch of cinnamon half way through the process to add then the egg mixture stays nice and cinnamon-ey !     Note that this is a recipe for FOUR people…….but then again, maybe YOU could eat two of these “French toast sandwiches” yourself?    Maybe – maybe not – it’s very delicious but if you can always have some bacon on the side you know.    Can’t have too much bacon.

Happy Mother’s Day to Moms everywhere…………

Me and Mom playing when I first came to live with her and Dad…..

A Mom’s arms are the bestest spot to be!

It’s good to be King !

A “bittersweet” P.S. from Mom……………eight years ago yesterday I started One Spoiled Cat with my precious boy Sammy.   I had no idea that we’d get so many followers and friends but we did and I am grateful.    I still miss Sammy every single moment of the day but Teddy certainly has made things FUN around here too.    He’s just as special as Sammy was in his own ways.   Thanks to all of you who noticed it was our blogaversary yesterday !!   We’ll be here as long as my fingers work on the keyboard and Teddy and I have things to say………thank you for your friendship.   

Love, Pam

34 thoughts on “Bakin’ With Bacon For Mom’s Day!

  1. Happy Blogaversary!!! I am SO happy that you began blogging, because if not, we probably would have never met and become friends.. And your friendship is very special to me!! That French Toast does look yummy!

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    • Off and on through the years I’ve wondered WHAT kept me coming back to continue the blog and I realize that the friendships I’ve formed are a HUGE part of the “stick-to-it-iveness” of blogging for me. I’m glad we met in person too!!

      Hugs, Pam

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  2. Happy Blogoversary!!! I am glad you started blogging, I wish I had known about blogs when you started so I could have known you longer. That recipe looks amazing. Very cute photos too. Have a wonderful day! XO

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    • You’re such a sweet friend………I have had so much fun blogging and I owe it all to Sammy, Teddy and friends……a GREAT way to spend the last eight years and I’ll keep it up until I’m just too danged old or tired (or both) !!

      Love, Pam

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  3. I’m saying yummy.
    Happy 8th blogaversary..and OMCs today would have been Madi’s 17th Gotcha Day so I hear you loud and CLEAR on missing our Angels. Madi and Sammy are 200% the reason for our blogs and all the friends we have made. As I told Madi-Daddy she will always appear in our blog or header.
    If not for her, there are a gazillion things I would not know or have experienced.
    Hugs Cecilia

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    • The wonderful things about blogging – and having a pet to blog about – never go away really even when they have flown to the Bridge…….the fun and joy of interfacing with like-minded folks is what we do! Everybody misses Madi but the “power behind the throne” – you and your wonderful personality shine on. Sammy got me out of a tough place in my life and I’ll remember that forever……..my heart is full with love for him and Teddy and always will be.

      Love, Pam

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  4. Happy Blogoversary! Of course you miss Sammy, that will never change, but he lives on in your heart.
    That sounds like a tasty recipe. What do you mean by a French loaf? Is it what we call a French stick, (a baguette about 36 inches long) or a brioche loaf? I adore brioche rolls with thick butter. Not the healthiest thing to eat, but so tasty!

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    • The French loaf (at least here) is like a “fat baguette” – but know what? I think a brioche loaf would work great! Regular bread just isn’t as luscious in this recipe as something like French bread or the Brioche would be – know what I mean? In the photo, it’s thick cut – I’m sure you could do that with a LARGE baguette or anything similar.

      Thanks for the blogaversary wishes – in some ways it seems like I’ve been blogging forever but in others – it’s “brand new” every day!

      Love, Pam

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  5. So sorry we missed your blogoversary, especially as you were one of our first on-lime friends. Congratulations on eight years. That is quite a milestone. You know we will always miss and love Sammy. If we had bread in the house, Mom definitely would have made this nommy dish this morning. She and Dad both love French toast. Love to all, Kitties Blue

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    • Make that French toast some time because it’s beyond fantastic! Eight years is a long time but it’s flown by………Sammy made it fly and Teddy’s doing the same. I wouldn’t be blogging if not for them!

      Love and Hugs, Pam

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