Savory French Toast Broccoli Cheddar

Savory French Toast – Broccoli Cheddar – a rich and savory take on the classic breakfast dish. a broccoli cheddar quick bread turned French toast, dipped in marinara…


Savory French Toast - Broccoli Cheddar @spabettie


The last two weeks have been a blur. Two weeks ago today, Dad went into surgery. A week ago today, he came home. In that week we have been back to the emergency room three times, twice via ambulance. We have been able to test his new Life Alert (EMS to his house within three minutes, that is GOOD!), and I am quickly remembering the nurse and caretaker skills from last year.

While caring for Dad, I am trying to relax and have downtime myself. From attempting a normal schedule and going to class, to making sure I am dressed each morning or being okay with showing up to the E.R. in yoga pants and a Mizzou hoodie.

It’s cool. The hoodie is more comfy anyway…

Savory French Toast - Broccoli Cheddar @spabettie

Remember the broccoli cheese muffins I could not stop yelling about?

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broccoli cheese muffins

broccoli cheese muffins

Hello, muffin – what’s that you’re hiding?

Under your cheesy crispy exterior, inside your fluffy buttery crumb, I spy a hidden broccoli tree!

When I made pepperoni chili, I wanted to pair it with a muffin. I knew from the tastes as it simmered all day that this chili was going to be epic – I needed an equally knock your socks off muffin to accompany it.

broccoli cheese muffins

The recipe I found is epic, this I guarantee.

The flavor is buttery and cheesy and if comfort was a flavor, I’d say that too.

These are crispy yet soft, light yet substantial. The extra fun is a full tree of broccoli inside each muffin – always a popular trick.

broccoli cheddar muffins

The original recipe is the genius of Kate from Food Babbles.

The changes I made:

full trees of broccoli inserted into muffin rather than chopped broccoli mixed in

apple cider vinegar + coconut milk in place of buttermilk

gluten free all purpose flour, plus 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

vegan cheddar cheese, flax egg

See full recipe here.

broccoli cheese muffins

and then make these muffins as soon as it is possible.