Phew. Say that title 5 times fast.
So many words in that there title that you probably don’t even know what this recipe is for. But it involves cake so I’m thinking that’s a good think. However, this is one of those annoying recipes where you have to make another recipe just to make this one.
Ughhh annoying. But as I said…it involves cake, so you know it’s worth it.
When life involves cake, it’s typically good to throw a little kale in there too. No, I didn’t add green leafy vegetables to my french toast…I save the vegetables for my ice cream. But anyways, I started my weekend early with a kale smoothie for breakfast Friday morning. Because we all know nothing say weekend like kale…not. But the whole reason I’m telling you about the smoothie was…I convinced my dad to try it. I didn’t see that happening. Like ever.
Of course he did drink it out of an 8-ounce Crown Royal glass. And the glass was only 1/3 full, but baby steps are better than no steps. And he said it was good…I don’t even know who he is anymore. My mom is always (always) up for tasting anything I make. But my dad…not quite as adventurous. But I’m working on him. By the time I move out in December, he’ll be a Kombucha-drinking, chia pudding-eating, stuffed sweet potato-loving individual.
But we’re gonna have to find a balance if my dad does start liking my food because I’ve realized lately just how terrible I am at sharing my food. I mean, I like making food for other people, but when it comes to sharing food that I make for myself (like when I only make a single serving to eat), I’m the worst sharer ever. Oh my goodness that moment when someone says, “Oh, I’ll just have a bite of yours.” I feel like I’m about to throw a I’m-8-years-old-again-and-my-mom-has-just-told-me-I-can’t-spend-the-night-at-a-friends-house tantrum
So I came to the realization lately that I am exactly like Joey from Friends all because of this episode. Andrew always wants ‘just a taste” of whatever I’m having and don’t even get me started on my grandma. She is notorious for saying she “doesn’t want anything” and then eating all your sweet potato fries or smoothie or chocolate chip muffin. We all now know that if my sweet grandma says she “doesn’t want anything”…order two.
By now, Andrew has caught onto how much it bothers me when people take my food so he tends to go out of his way to mess with me. Like when I made him his own little glass of kale smoothie because he “just wants a tastes.” And he’ll come into the kitchen and grab my smoothie glass and taste it.
I think this somehow makes me the worst food blogger ever. Oh boy, I have so very much to learn about sharing.
And the fact that this recipe is for a single serving doesn’t help my situation.
Coconut Vanilla Cereal Coated Cinnamon Cake French Toast
2 heaping Tbsp Nature’s Path Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise Cereal
1 Tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened
scant 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 slices Cinnamon Pecan Snack Cake
Toppings: greek yogurt, cereal, coconut, cinnamon
In a small ziploc bag, place cereal and coconut. Use a rolling pin to crush the cereal and coconut. Pour the crushed cereal-coconut mixture into a shallow bowl. Set aside.
In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together egg, cinnamon and vanilla. Press the slices of cake into the egg mixture and allow the cake to soak up the eggy mixture for 2 minutes. Flip the slices of cake to the other side and allow them to soak for an additional 2 minutes. Next, press both sides of each cake slice into the crushed cereal-coconut mixture. Heat a skillet with a little coconut oil over medium heat. Place cereal coated cake slices into the skillet and cook on each side for ~3 minutes. You might have to flip the cake slices onto their crust so the egg gets cooked all the way around. Top with plain greek yogurt mixed with honey, cereal and unsweetened shredded coconut.