Waste Not Want Not: Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Waste in the kitchen is an easy way to throw money away. It happens to everybody. We over buy, or we don’t pay attention to what’s in the fridge and it gets wasted.

With my oldest daughter selling at the local farmer’s market, we have lots of leftovers coming home. If we don’t push hard and take care of them right away, they spoil in the heat and humidity of summer.

I missed one plate of cinnamon rolls last week. Things got busy and I didn’t notice them on the counter for 2 days. (I blush to confess this, but it really was a busy week!) They hadn’t spoiled, but they had gotten quite dry.

I didn’t want to throw them away, so I experimented! I cut each roll in half, soaked it in my favorite French Toast batter and fried them up. I served them for breakfast with butter and syrup.

The family loved them!

The Thrifty Idea for today is to be creative and turn those left-overs into something new and delicious!