Here is a delicious option for you. And if you don't like peaches? Please don't tell me that. I like to live a sheltered life. A life in which all is right in the world and everyone has good sense. I found out this summer that I have a brother - a blood relative! - who does not like peaches. I am still feeling the sting of that wound. So, please, keep it to yourself. I'm feeling a little fragile right now. But, I will add that you could do the same recipe with apples and it would be fabulous. If I made it with apples, I would probably increase the cinnamon and lighten up on the lemon juice. Just a thought.
The peach part of this recipe is actually just an extremely delicious pie filling. When Brad and I were newly married, one of our favorite desserts was to make this and, while it was still hot, scoop it over vanilla ice cream. Nevermind the pie crust. Yum. I may have to make that over winter break.
For the French toast, go grab a loaf of "French Toast Bread" at Safeway. It is thick-sliced, pre-flavored, and oh-so-good. Just make up a batter with a few eggs and a splash or two of milk, whisk it up, and dip your bread in the egg. Slap it on a griddle and cook it on each side. Then scoop up this peachy masterpiece over the top and you have a fantastic breakfast. You can make the peach part the night before if you are really into stream-lining your morning. If you think like Brad, you would plop some whipped cream on top. I could add in some coconut and slivered almonds and pretend I'm sitting with Kari at Blueberry Hills. There I go again, fantasizing through my taste buds. I kid you not when I tell you that I am salivating right now....I'll pull myself together.
1 1/2 TBSP cornstarch
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
4 cups peaches (I know they aren't exactly in season. If you've canned your own, I cannot think of a better way to use them. If not, you can use frozen peaches, or even store-bought canned will do.)
Mix together in a saucepan, heat until thickened and nearing a boil.
Remove from heat and add:
1 TBSP butter
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
Serve over warm pieces of French toast and take a moment to love life. Taste. What a beautiful gift!
I know this is more of a "dessert" than a breakfast, but I won't apologize. I may even make this for dinner in the near future. I mean, this whole "muffin" thing is just a way to have cake for breakfast. So if cake is now acceptable for breakfast, why can't pie filling be okay for dinner? AMEN!!