Who Doesn’t Love Brunch

Today we had our second meeting of the book club.  We talked about the book for exactly 0 minutes.  Whoops.  We did however pick our next book and have a fantastic breakfast. We picked The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain.  I read it last year and I could not put it down.  Seriously, if you are looking for a good book that you will fly though I recommend this one hands down!

For breakfast I made:

French Toast Bake

French Toast Bake

I based the recipe for the French Toast Bake off of this recipe.  I made some swaps to make it a little lower cal without changing the integrity of the dish.  I don’t think anyone knew the difference!


4 tbsp melted margarine/butter

2 cans pillsbury cinnamon rolls

5 eggs

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup skim milk

3 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup sugar free syrup


1.  Preheat oven to 375.

2.  Pour melted butter into bottom of 13×9 pan.

3.  Break each cinnamon roll into 4 pieces and arrange pieces evenly in dish.  Put icing aside for later.

4.  Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl.  Pour mixture over cinnamon roll pieces.

5.  Bake 25ish minutes.

6.  Microwave icings for 10 seconds and pour over the top.

Nutrition: 12 servings; 274 calories, 13 g fat, 6g protein

You end up saving quite a few calories by making a few substitutions and no one will know the difference.

Super awesome bonus for the day.  One of the girls from my book club was heading for a run and to go to the gym after book club so we went together.  We did a nice 4 mile run ending at the gym where we did the Burpee Mania Workout.  It is so much more fun and challenging when you go with a buddy!!

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