My Christmas Day Honey Oatmeal Bread was delicious! After I sent a loaf home with The Pretty One I was left with half a loaf. I rarely eat sandwiches but wasn’t going to waste all that goodness. So what to do with my leftovers? If you’re lucky enough to have any, I’ve got a couple of ideas you might enjoy.

I’ve always loved French Toast and I thought the slightly sweet, dense bread would make a delicious breakfast. I like incorporating Wheat Germ in my French Toast or pancakes for the added health benefits, as well as the nutty flavor. When it’s sprinkled on, as opposed to mixed in, it toasts up nicely during the cooking process. So for the French Toast, I mixed up my eggs and cinnamon, dipped my bread, sprinkled some wheat germ on it, then put it on a hot griddle. (Click for recipe.)

Honey Oatmeal Wheat Germ French Toast hides under peanut butter & fresh fruit.

When it was perfectly toasted, I spread it with peanut butter, my favorite French Toast topping. I like how the saltiness of the peanut butter complements the sweetness of the cinnamon. Most of the time I eat pb&j on my French Toast, but having just purchased a variety of fresh fruit, I was excited to use that. I made a layered delight of French Toast, peanut butter, sliced banana, fresh strawberries, pomegranate seeds, and chia seeds (oops – not in the photo!). Was it good? Oh, yeah! Will I make it again? Definitely!!

Ha! Should have taken a picture before I ate half the croutons!

 After making French Toast I still had part of a loaf left. I like big, fat croutons on my salads, but those are hard to come by in the stores. Besides, homemade is better, right? I cut the bread into chunks, tossed it with a little oil, sprinkled on some sea salt, and popped them into the oven. Oh, the smell! I couldn’t wait to put those on my spinach salad!

The combination of the sweet bread and light sprinkling of sea salt was delicious! In fact, I liked it so much I kept eating the croutons straight out of the pan. Looks like I need to make some more bread so I can have more croutons! Maybe I’ll try some rye bread next.

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