Weeknights can be crazy sometimes they can be downright insane. Many times after a full days work, be it in the office or attempting to clean the house while keeping little ones busy, it’s hard to find that final push to make dinner. All of us are looking for ways to make life easier and less stressful.
I remember when I was a kid one of my mom’s go-to easy dinners was breakfast for dinner. She would whip up a batch of pancakes or French toast and dinner was served. Somewhere in a box of photos tucked away in a closet is a picture of my kid sister sitting on the counter “helping” make pancakes. Today I still make breakfast for dinner and I have to admit it’s one of my favorite kinds of dinner. How can you not love breakfast for dinner? It’s a perfect combination of sweet accompanied with a side a savory, be it bacon, sausage or eggs. It’s the closest thing to dessert for dinner you can get. And, yes I have had dessert for dinner (food blogger problem), but that is another post for another day.
Since we are talking about breakfast for dinner I thought I would fancy up some French toast. For my birthday breakfast, I got to have the most amazing French toast ever! It was two thick slices of Texas toast, covered in an almond crust and stuffed with peanut butter, bananas and honey. Probably one of the best French toasts ever! Today I shall share this awesomeness with you!
Keeping in mind the need to bring dinner to the table on a weeknight, while the busyness of life continues around you, I am excited to tell you a little about the new GE Appliances. These are pretty sweet! It’s kind of like we are entering the age of The Jetsons. GE Appliances can help streamline the kitchen process with their hands-free auto-fill refrigerator, their double oven range, to their 102 jet wash system dishwasher. To see these appliances in action check out GE: Kitchen Reimagined. For more tips on weeknight dinners head over to FoodNetwork Weeknight Kitchen page for recipes, tips, and much more!
First the Hand-Free Auto Fill Refrigerator, it fills water glasses automatically, hand’s free and spill free. Perfect for when you need to multitask. It also sports some sweet ClimateZone drawers to keep your produce fresher longer. You can even upload and display family photos and school art on the LCD screen! Goodbye to magnet clutter!
My personal favorite is the Double Oven Range. I have a thing about ranges. I drool over them and hug them when in appliance stores. First I love the double oven. Timing is always a challenge and to be able to bake dishes at different temperatures is awesome! It’s perfect for roasting bacon at 400 degrees while keeping your French toast warm at a toasty 175 degrees. It also features a Tri Ring Burner for better and more even stovetop heat control. From the lowest simmer to the highest sear, perfection is yours. It also has a griddle option which is a must have when making almond crusted French toast for dinner!
After a long day of paper pushing or munchkin wrangling doing the dishes is a real drag. The GE Dishwasher with 102 jet wash system gets rid of the prewashing and most importantly the rewashing. Saving you time and wasted water which means money!
I told you it was like The Jetsons!
Breakfast for dinner is awesome, like totally awesome! Especially when it’s almond crusted French toast stuffed with peanut butter, bananas and honey but, we all like some variety. You can also get more kitchen and dinner ideas with GE’s Pinterest boards.
Weeknight dinners should be quick and easy for any busy family. GE Appliances can help streamline the kitchen process with their hands-free auto-fill refrigerator, their double oven range, to their 102 jet wash system dishwasher. To see these appliances in action check out GE: Kitchen Reimagined. For more tips on weeknight dinners head over to FoodNetwork Weeknight Kitchen page for recipes, tips, and much more!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of GE Appliances. The opinions and text are all mine.
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups blanched slivered almonds
- 8 slices brioche bread (could also used challah or Texas toast)
- 2 bananas sliced
- peanut butter
- Preheat an oven to 350°F.
- Add almonds to a food processor and process to a course grind. Spread ground almonds on a large plate and set aside.
- In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Drop the bread into the egg mixture, turning gently to coat evenly. Let stand in bowl until the bread has soaked up some of the egg mixture, about 1 minute.
- Heat griddle to medium high heat until hot. Have a sheet pan lined with parchment paper ready. Gently remove brioche slices one at a time from egg mixture letting excess egg drip off. Dredge in almond mixture on both sides and lay on lined sheet pan.
- Place the bread slices on the griddle and cook until the nuts begin to brown, about 2 minutes.
- Flip the slices and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more.
- While the bread toasts toss the parchment paper and lightly oil the sheet pan. Transfer the slices to the prepared sheet pan. Transfer to the oven and bake until the center of the bread is heated through but is still moist, about 10 minutes.
- Spread peanut butter evenly on 4 slices, top with sliced bananas and drizzle with honey. Top with remaining slices and serve with warm maple syrup.