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Cornbread French Toast—Re-purposing Leftovers

by Permanent Posies on September 12, 2011

So, it is time to start blog hopping, beginning with my own party, Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits and Grocery Shop for Free.  I am still guest blogging over there, so check out all the great coupon deals and free things.  Also, I am posting this on Monday (as I always do)……but earlier than normal due to plans I have this afternoon and evening.  So…..officially, this week, it should be called Monday’s Tasty Tidbits…ha.

Last night, I did something that is a weekly occurrence.  I re-purposed leftovers…making my leftovers into another meal….only different.  This time, I made some beef stew out of a roast I made a few days ago.  I always save the juices from a roast or a roasted chicken to use later for soup or stew.  In the case of chicken, you can easily scrape the fat off the top of some beautiful chicken stock concentrate (after it gets cold).   If I don’t have a chance to make a soup that week, I will freeze the juices to use later.  I never have to buy chicken broth and rarely do I have to buy beef broth because of this.  But I digress.

I decided to make some corn muffins to eat with our hearty beef stew last night.  I will give you the stew recipe later because today I want to show you what to do with leftover cornbread for breakfast.


I was in the mood for pancakes or French Toast and decided to make my cornbread into a sweet breakfast treat.  It hit the spot.

I used one small section to crumble up in my milk.  Have you ever done that?  On the farm in West Texas, cornbread crumbled in milk is often done with leftover cornbread.  It makes a great tasting breakfast or evening treat.  Yum!

First, here is my Cornbread Recipe.  It is not an original.  I copied it from the back of the Pioneer Corn Meal  bag for Corn Sticks. (Thanks Army Wife for bringing home things from your pantry.) It is a recipe that holds together nicely.  Some cornbread crumbles apart too easily and those would not work for this morning’s treat.  I think this one works well because it has only 1/3 cup of flour.



1 cup corn meal
1/3  cup flour (Gluten Free Biscuit and Baking Mix by Bob’s Red Mill…..if you need gluten free)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 420.  In a muffin tin, put 1/2 tbsp of butter in 6 of the muffin slots.  Stick pan in the oven until butter is bubbly.  While the butter is melting, mix the rest of the ingredients.  Pull it out and fill the tin with batter (making 6) and cook for about 20-25 minutes.



2 corn muffins
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup Eggbeaters or 1 egg
1/1/2 tbsp butter for skillet

Slice the corn muffins into thirds.


Mix the sugar, cinnamon and egg until well blended, using that little whisk that you never know what to do with because of it’s size.  Heat the butter in a skillet.  Dip the muffin into the mixture on both sides and cook it in the hot butter (on both sides).  Pour any leftover egg mixture on top of the cooking cornbread pieces.

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Here came the test.  Which topping would be best suited to my tastes?  I drizzled honey on one, molasses on one, and sugar-free syrup (not gluten free) on the third.  The honey and molasses sort of blended on the plate and my last bite had a little of both.  That was my favorite bite.  Yum!  Then, I topped it all off with one little section crumbled in milk.  Oh, yea!  I still love that and it reminds me of the farm days…..having no money….and 4 kids…..and how easy it is to re-purpose food and make everyone happy in the process.



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The most viewed link from last week’s Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits was Fried Corn by Create with Joy.  That also reminded me of living on the farm.  Yum!

Fried Corn

Second most viewed link last week was to Ms. Helen’s Country Cottage and her post on Pork Tacos, Dallas Gas Station Style.

Here are some blogs I may be joining this week:

Savory Sundays
Every Day Sisters Sharing Sundays
Your Recipe, My Kitchen

Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home 
My Meatless Mondays
Mouthwatering Mondays
Homemaker Mondays
Midnight Maniac Meatless
Give It To Me Mondays
Monday Mania
Melt in Your Mouth Mondays
Made By You Mondays
Made With Love Mondays
Happy Homemaker Mondays
Make a Food-e Friend Monday
Menu Mondays
Mangia Mondays
July Link Party at Jam Hands
Motivate Me Mondays
Two Maids a Baking
Made It Monday
Making Your Home Sing Monday
Making Monday Marvelous Day
Making the World Cuter Monday
Amaze Me Mondays
Muffin Monday

Tuesday Night Supper Club
Tasty Tuesdays
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Tuesdays At the Table
Made From Scratch Tuesday
What’s On Your Plate?
Delectable Tuesday
Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday
Totally Tasty Tuesday
Naptime Creations Tasty Tuesday Link Party
Show Me What You Got 
Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junki
Tuesday To Do List
Tuesday Time Out Inspiration Party
Lil Luna Linky Party
Anti-Procrastination Tuesday
Tea Party Tuesday
Tuesday Confessional
Topsy Turvy Tuesday
Recipe Roundup: Gluten Free on a Budget

What’s Cooking Wednesday
Recipes I Can’t Wait To Try
What’s Cooking Wednesday
What’s For Dinner?
Works For Me Wednesday
Real Food Wednesday
Whatever Goes Wednesday
What’s On the Menu Wednesday
We Did It Wednesday
Penny Pinching Party
Friendly Wednesday
Passionately Artistic
Show Off Your Stuff
What I Whipped up Wednesday
Cast Party Wednesday
This Chick Cooks
Your Whims Wednesday
Show and Tell Linking Party Wednesday
Wow Me Wednesdays
Wild Wednesday Hop
Show and Share
Wow Me Wednesday
Sweet Tempatations

Recipe Swap Thursday
Creative Juice Thursday
Tasty Traditions
Full Plate Thursday
Cooking Thursday
Toot Your Horn Tuesday
Turning the Table Thursday
It’s A Keeper Thursday
What’s Cooking Thursday
Making It with Allie Thursdays
Frugal Follies Thursday
Simple Lives Thursday
Bake with Bizzy
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Link Party
Share Your Awesomeness Thursdays
It’s a Blog Party
Vintage Recipe Thursday

Friday Potluck
Family Friendly Fridays
Simply Sweet Home Friday’s Favorites 
Food on Fridays
Foodie Friday
Food Trip Friday
Fat Camp Friday 
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap
Creation Corner, Friday’s Link Party
Feature Yourself Friday
Sweets This Week Friday
Simply Delish
Presto Pasta Night
It’s a Hodgepodge Friday
Pity Party

Summer Lovin Saturdays
Party Mindie Style
Shindig Saturday
Whatcha Got Weekend (WGW)
Creative-ly U Link-up
Strut Your Stuff Saturday

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Jill September 13, 2011 at 12:57 AM

I shared my homemade ghee with a video and an article about probiotics and their therapeutic uses and research.

Mary Lenaburg September 13, 2011 at 2:32 AM

This is a great idea for leftovers. Thanks so much for sharing AND hosting this week. 

Anonymous September 13, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Ramona……We love the Buttermilk Pie too. It is such a simple tasting pie.. .nothing fancy but very…..comforting….ha. Wish I had some now. I have perused your blog on numerous occasions and loved the corn one myself. Happy blogging!

Miz Helen September 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Thank you so much for the mention on my Dallas Gas Station Tacos. Your Cornbread French Toast looks awesome, I just love cornbread and syrup, yum! Hope you are having a great day and thanks for hosting!
Miz Helen

Anonymous September 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM

I just added two recipes. Thanks for the invitation! I’ll post you on my blog.

Patty September 13, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Thanks for hosting such a fun party! I’ve added the Enchilida Casserole. Those muffins look really good!

Sheryl September 13, 2011 at 10:27 PM

YUM!  Your recipe looks really good!  I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this recipe with us.
I hope to see you there!

MM September 14, 2011 at 1:54 PM

This is my first time linking with you…thanks for hosting!I brought some not-too-pretty but tasty fig cookies.

Having never been great at re-purposing leftovers, I think your french toast idea is really cool!

Sherrie September 15, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Sounds yummy!  I’ll have to give this a try.  Have a great day!

Food for Thought

Joy of Desserts September 15, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Those sound so good. Nice southern comfort food. Great tips for the soups too. I’m so glad you participate in Vintage Recipe Thursday. Have a great day.

Kate Neal September 16, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Sounds delicious… an idea that never would have occured to me but now makes so much sense.  Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn September 16, 2011 at 1:42 AM

Great idea! Sounds delicious! Thanks for linking lup at Muffin Monday!

Paula September 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM

I love cornbread AND french toast!  Can’t wait to try this!!

Christy @ Toolsforkitchens September 17, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Your corn muffins look great!  Today, I shared my recipe for traditional Pennsylvania Dutch wet bottom shoo-fly pie. Thank you for hosting us.

Cheerful September 22, 2011 at 11:48 AM

that still looks tasty…thanks for sharing this new idea! and that muffin recipe! visiting late from FTF, hope to see you around! thanks and have a great week. :)

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