pan toast with an iced café au lait

You might be thinking this seems like a silly post. Who doesn’t know how to make toast? But once you get over that and make this pan toast for yourself, we’ll see who was silly for questioning all of this.

While I was in Denver, it made my day to whip up breakfast for my new-mama-friend. If you are an expert on toast, then you might be an expert on newborns too, and sometimes they don’t allow you to get things done around the house.

Like eat breakfast.

So I was happy to be there helping out — although I couldn’t always soothe the little one, (I was no help at feeding baby girl obviously) I could help fill her mama’s tummy.

I fixed up a clean-out-the-fridge-scramble with black beans, avocado, tomato, cilantro and cheese and thought the Udi’s bread (fresh, not frozen — so soft) would make a tasty toast companion.

My plan was to make the toast in the oven, since toasters aren’t GF friendly in others’ homes, but Mel had other plans for us…

Mama Mel: “Have you ever had pan toast?”

Me: “Nooooo…. what’s pan toast?”

Mama Mel: “It’s just like regular toast, but you just put some butter on it and make it in a pan instead. My grandpa used to make it for us all the time, it’s so good!”

Me: “Um, yeah. You had me at butter, let’s have that.”

Grab your bread and butter.

Spread a little on each side of each slice. (you don’t have to go overboard here, but you most certainly could)

Then just cook it in a pan, (like a grilled cheese) browning each side — and making the kitchen smell pretty darn good.

Scramble up your eggs with last night’s quinoa salad leftovers…

and dig in!

And if you’re lucky enough to have some of Ann’s Hometown Jam for your pan toast? Consider it a good day.

To make that good day even better, let’s add in an iced cafe au lait, yes?

Iced Café au Lait

  • Coffee cubes, made the night before (just got a mini tray from Bed, Bath & Beyond, loving the lil’ cubes) 
  • Milk of your choice
  • Smidge of sweetener (optional – I used agave)
 Fill glass with coffee cubes, add sweetener and top glass off with milk.
What do you think? Going to try some pan toast? Bet it would be good if you added some cinnamon to the butter. 

5 thoughts on “pan toast with an iced café au lait

  1. Love the recipes Sarah, getting the pan hot and the gf butter out just for you! Making cubes as I read this so when you get here we can have iced coffee Minnesota style 🙂 Can hardly wait. That’s my “grill” LOL.

    • YEAH, Mamasita — we’ll be having pan toast and sipping our iced coffees next week at this time, can hardly wait (as usual) to come visit and spend some quality time. I told Laura we should make some things from Eat Like a Dinosaur with the boys, so take a look and pick some faves. 🙂

    • My mamasita pinned it on Pinterest… and she actually makes the stuff she pins, so we had it last time I was home. Then she came out for the Team GF 5k and we found these cute little mini trays, which worked even better! ENJOY! 🙂

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