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Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ French Toast is the perfect way to kick off your Star Wars™ celebration as you countdown to the release of Star Wars™: The Force Awakens.
Childhood Star Wars™ Memories
I was under 3 when Star Wars™ was released in theaters, so it has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember. My first Star Wars™ memory is being scared of Yoda when I first saw Empire Strikes Back in the theater (yes, my daughter makes fun of me for this). Star Wars™ has been a part of my holiday memories for a long time as well. I definitely remember Christmases where my brother received almost exclusively Star Wars™ toys as a child. In Fourth Grade, a Gamorrean Guard action figure is actually what confirmed to me that my parents were Santa Claus as I had already suspected. I came home from school on December 5th and told my mom that if we left our shoes out that night St Nicholas would leave us a small treat. When my brother received the Gamorrean Guard figure that I had picked out to give him, I knew my mom was Santa Claus (and St Nick).
Recent Star Wars™ Memories
My husband has always been a huge Star Wars™ fan. When the prequel series was released, he said maybe we’ll have a child to take to the third prequel. We barely made it – I was a few weeks pregnant with our daughter when Revenge of the Sith came out. We started showing our daughters the Star Wars™ movies when she was in preschool. Two years ago we were at Walt Disney World and my daughter was asked who her favorite Disney character is. Her response was “Princess Leia, she counts now.” At 10, she has seen all 6 of the Star Wars™ movies. The only Star Wars™ movie that she has seen in a theater was the 2012 3D release of Phantom Menace, so we are looking forward to taking her to see Star Wars™: The Force Awakens on opening day.
This December, my daughter is getting ready for both Christmas and the release of Star Wars™: The Force Awakens. Part of her daily routine is opening the day’s compartment in her LEGO Star Wars™ Advent Calendar and assembling the creation. Yesterday an Ewok catapult was her creation. She was thrilled since she loves the Ewoks. We are all wondering whether the 18th will have a special build for the movie release.
Since my daughter likes to do her Advent Calendar before school, it has put an extra step into her morning routine so we need to cut corners elsewhere. An easy to eat breakfast is a great way to smooth our morning routine. The #AwakenYourTastebuds page features great Star Wars recipe and party ideas featuring General Mills Star Wars products.
Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast Shopping
When we were shopping at Walmart, my daughter was very excited to find Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal that comes with a droid who allows you to view a scene from Star Wars™: The Force Awakens. She had to buy the cereal to take home. We also found Star Wars™ Go-Gurt® that we picked up to accompany breakfast.
As soon as we got home, my daughter couldn’t wait to open the box and get her Droid out. Our box contained PZ-4CO a droid who is introduced in Star Wars™: The Force Awakens.
The scene we could view featured our droid toy, PZ-4CO.
We can’t wait to see the movie on Friday and learn more about PZ-4CO.
Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast Recipe Inspiration
My daughter is not a fan of eating milk and cereal, so I had to find another way to use the cereal for her breakfast. With the cereal box featuring Tie-Fighters, using our Tie-Fighter sandwich cutter was a must for our creation. I was inspired to use the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal and our Star Wars™ Sandwich and Cookie Cutters to make French Toast in Star Wars™ shapes. Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast is the perfect combination of Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal and my sandwich cutters.
Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast includes maple syrup in the recipe so there is no need to pour syrup on top creating a mess. They are easy for my daughter to eat as finger food while assembling her Advent Calendar Creation each day. A Go-Gurt is a great way to finish her breakfast. My husband and I also loved the Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast too. I will be making another batch for breakfast on December 18th (or maybe the night before so we can eat a quick breakfast of leftovers on the 18th)
Use Star Wars Cookie Cutters to turn plain bread and Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch into delicious French Toast
- 8 slices "Texas Toast" bread
- 2 c Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 c Maple Syrup
- 1/2 c Half & Half
- 1/2 c Milk
- Bake bread on toaster oven rack for 5 minutes at 200F or sit out for 3 hours
- Crush Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
- Pre-Heat Electric Griddle to 300F or heat a griddle pan on the stove
- Mix eggs, maple syrup, half & half, and milk using a wire wisk
- Cut bread into desired shape using cookie cutters - I used a Tie Fighter and a Millennium Falcon
- Dip the bread in the egg mixture flipping it over to ensure complete coverage
- Dredge in the crushed cereal
- Cook each piece on the griddle for 3-4 minutes until it is a golden brown. Flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes. You may need to slightly flatten the spatula to ensure the center cooks.
Star Wars™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal can be crushed in a food processor or using a bag and a rolling pin. I found that a reusable zipper bag worked better than plastic bags which tend to tear. Only place half of the crushed cereal in the dredging bowl at a time to keep it from getting too wet. Have a ship cookie cutter? Sprinkle a black plate with yellow decorating sugar to make a star field background for your ship. Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave for a quick meal.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 623mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 14g
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