French toast apple and sausage muffins

Hey, hey, lookie here! I’m going to do a recipe post! That hardly ever happens. :D
Unfortunately, it actually wasn’t as simple as it should’ve been to find the recipe I used for these apple and sausage cups. I knew what they were when I edited the pictures. I knew what I filled them with. I could even picture the blog post that I first saw them on….
But when I googled “apple sausage muffins” like I thought they were, I couldn’t find them immediately. The same thing when I searched my Google Reader, which is where I pull the vast majority of my recipes.


I forgot a key part of the process….they’re not muffins! The base that’s filled is french toast circles. The Noshery isn’t the original place I saw these, but it is where I ended up finding them eventually and she has a great tutorial for how to make them. And shockingly enough, this is one of the rare occasions where mine actually resemble someone else’s creation in appearance. Usually mine are much messier, ha.

So anyway, if you want to make your own, the recipe is below. I highly recommend checking out the link for a picture tutorial and some tips for how to change up the flavor. Take note that I made 24 of these or two full muffin tins worth. The recipe below is for a single pan (12 cups):

French toast cups

  • 12 slices of bread – If it’s starting to go stale, great!
  • Whatever ingredients you usually use for french toast. For me, roughly 5 eggs, a bit of milk. You may also use cinnamon, nutmeg, etc, too.

Apples and sausage filling:

  • 2 cup diced apples
  • 2 cup breakfast sausage (I usually make my own, using a mix of ground pork and ground turkey so it’s healthier)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Using a large cup or jar lid, cut circles out of bread slices about 3 inches in diameter. Mix eggs and spices together.  Dip bread circles in egg mixture and shake off a bit.

Press bread circles into the muffin pan, bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes, until brown.

While bread is in the oven prepare breakfast sausage.  In another hot skillet melt butter, stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.  Add apples to brown sugar mixture and cook until apples begin to soften and sugar mixture caramelizes.   Combine sausage and dripping with apples, stir. (This is how The Noshery did these steps. I did it the opposite. Browned the sausage, drained, and then fried the apples directly in the grease left by the sausage, and mixed it in a bit sooner so the flavors could combine.)

Fill french toast cups with apple and sausage mixture and enjoy. You can drizzle them with maple syrup or any of the apple syrupy drippings if you find they’re not quite sweet enough.

The kids loved them as is, though, and they reheated well the next day, too. I don’t know about freezing them, but I could imagine it working considering I freeze and reheat all of the ingredients on their own at other times, including the french toast. If you try it, please let me know how it goes.

Dr. Seuss themed food – From here to there, funny things are everywhere

Nablopomo – Favorite Book Character (Can’t be a Movie)

I can’t pinpoint a favorite book, much less a favorite character, but I definitely have a soft spot for Dr. Seuss books.

Dr doctor seuss suess books themed food parties with thing one two green eggs ham

Dr doctor seuss suess books themed food parties with thing one two green eggs ham

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – And a bunch of other Dr. Seuss theme foods for birthday party     Dr doctor seuss suess books themed food parties with thing one two green eggs ham

Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes

Dr doctor seuss suess books themed food parties with thing one two green eggs ham

Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat Pancakes – I’ve posted about Jenni Price before….so awesome.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas Guacamole

Ihop pancakes for Horton Hears a WhoIhop pancakes for Horton Hears a Who Hoo

IHop served pancakes like this for the release of Horton Hears a Who

The Lorax Dr Seuss benot

The Lorax Bento from Anna Red

Bird and eggs bento

Are You My Mother? bento 

Dr doctor seuss suess books themed food parties with thing one two green eggs hamDr doctor seuss suess books themed food parties with thing one two green eggs hamDr doctor seuss suess books themed food green eggs hamTen apples on top, the sneetches, and green eggs and ham book in muffin tins

I don’t have original sources for these, but couldn’t resist posting them….especially the bottom right which features 3 Dr Seuss books in a muffin tin style lunch.

Breakfast food music videos – Pork, waffles, toast, poptarts, or muffins?

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Pork (Meat of Kings) Lyrics

It’s the meat of kings!
It’s made from pig,
try it with onion rings!
Pork sure goes with everything,
’cause it’s made from swine,
that’s why it sure tastes fine!
Just bring some to the picnic baby,
you know you wanna stuff it in my hamper,
Put these puddings in some tupperware,
’cause I don’t want to be a porky chancer
Lets talk about pork… converse about meat,
Veggies need wedgies ‘cause we can’t be beat!
Ham and Bacon, you should taste them,
I know it so pricy, but it’s so appetizing!!!

Waffles Lyrics

Do you like Waffles?
Yeah, we like waffles!
Do you like pancakes?
Yeah, we like pancakes!
Do you french toast?
Yeah, we like french toast!
Di bi di bi di, get an waffles!
Wa- Di bi di bi di, can’t wait to get a mouthful!
Do you like Waffles?
Yeah, we like waffles!
Do you like pancakes?
Yeah, we like pancakes!
Do you french toasts?
Yeah, we like french toasts!
Wa- Di bi di bi di, can’t wait to get a mouthful!

All around the country coast to coast,
people always say what do you like most,
I don’t wanna brag i don’t wanna boast,
I always tell ’em I like toast.
yeah TOAST yeah TOAST
i get up in the mornin’ bout six AM,
have a little jelly have a little jam,
take a piece of bread put it in the slot,
push down the lever and the wires gets hot,
i get toast.
yeah TOAST yeah TOAST
now there’s no secret to toasting perfection,
there’s a dial on the side and you make your selection,
push to the dark or the light and then,
if it pops too soon press down again,
make toast.
yeah TOAST yeah TOAST
when the first caveman drove in from the drags,
didn’t know what would go with the bacon and the eggs,
must have been a genius got it in his head,
plug the toaster in the wall,
buy a bag of bread,
make toast.
yeah TOAST yeah TOAST
oui monsieur bonjour coquette,
uh huh croissante vous a ver,
maurice chevalier effeil tower,
oh oui maria bagette bon soir,
in chicago around the Bob and Tom show

Newsboys Breakfast Song Lyrics

Hold the milk, put back the sugar
They are powerless to console
We’ve gathered here to sprinkle ashes
From our late friend’s cereal bowl.
Breakfast Clubbers, say the motto
That he taught us to repeat:
"You will lose it in your gym class
If you wait ’til noon to eat."
Back when the Chess Club said our eggs were soft
Every Monday he’d say grace and hold our juice aloft
Oh, none of us knew his checkout time would come so soon
But before his brain stopped waving, he composed this tune:
Breakfast clubbers, drop the hankies.
Though to some our friend was odd,
That day he bought those pine pajamas
His check was good with God.
Those here without the Lord,
How do you cope?
For this morning we don’t mourn
Like those who have no hope
Oh, rise up, Fruit Loop lovers –
Sing out sweet & low
With spoons held high
We bid our brother, "Cheerio!"

Muffin of Love Lyrics

(Muffin, muffin, muffin…. & Muff, muff, muffin of love playing in background entire time)
I need to plan a lesson or two
but not before I say to you
that you are my muffin
My muffin of love!
I’ve got to write a letter or three
but first there’s one thing that I need
That’s my muffin! Whoah
My muffin of love.
Some folks like biscuits.
Some folks like cakes.
but I like the jiggles that my muffin makes.
Some folks like pudding
tricks and the treats
But I can’t disguise the way my heart beats.
I’d have to live a lifetime or four
to find a woman
that I want more than my muffin
My muffin of love!
(Chorus again)

Nyan cat lyrics

Nyan, nyan, nyan, nyan, nyan, nyan, nyan, nyan, nyan, nyan…………

(And if you want to kill me for posting that last video, check out this link which is an awesome video of kids’ reactions to Nyan cat)