breakfast panini closeupFor us, breakfast is rarely about cooking an elaborate meal.  It is usually something simple that we throw together and have to eat quickly.

For us, a real, hearty breakfast is almost a special occasion.  It’s a day when we know we have time to relax.  A day when we don’t have to be somewhere earlier than noon.  I love these kinds of days, and I LOVE breakfast.  Needless to say, these kinds of days don’t happen very often.  So when we actually have time to enjoy this morning meal together, we make sure it’s worth eating.

I can never decide between savory or sweet when it comes to real breakfast.  Even if I can narrow it down between the two, I still can’t choose specific ingredients to use.  I want a little bit of everything, please!

Peaches and Cream breakfast panini

I love a pile of smoky bacon and some extra crispy home fries.  Don’t forget about scrambled eggs and cheese.  And, you can’t go wrong with waffles and fresh fruit.  Or, how about pancakes with chocolate chips and whipped cream for a decadent sweet treat?  Why can’t a girl just eat all of these things for breakfast? (I mean it is the first meal of the day, so you can definitely eat way more than you would at any other meal.  You’re gonna work it all off before dinner, right?)  I am not ready to make all of these big decisions this early!

peaches and cream panini ingredients

That’s why I need a panini like this for breakfast.  It’s all of my favorite flavors packed into one delicious sandwich.  You have the staples… bacon, french toast, and fresh fruit.  Then, you have the accompanying ingredients that put this panini over-the-top. Cream cheese, fresh herbs, and balsamic glaze.  Yes, this is the perfect start to the day.  No decisions to make here!  The savory, the sweet, so rich, yet so simple.  Man, I wish breakfast like this came around more often.

Peaches & Cream Breakfast Panini

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 thick slices multigrain bread
  • 2oz light cream cheese (room temperature)
  • handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 5 large strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • 2 small peaches (peeled and sliced)
  • 6 bacon slices (cooked until crispy)

Directions

1. To make french toast - whisk the milk, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until combined. Dip 2 slices of bread into the mixture.
2. In a large saute pan over medium heat melt 1 TBSP of butter. When heated, add the dipped bread slices and cook for five minutes, flipping once after the first side is golden brown. Remove from heat. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with remaining bread slices.
3. To make the panini - spread cream cheese on all slices of french toast. Layer sandwich in this order: basil, strawberry slices, balsamic glaze, peaches, and bacon. Top with second piece of french toast.
4. Press sandwich in a panini press (or waffle maker or in a saute pan) until bread is golden brown and cream cheese has melted. Garnish plate with more peach and strawberry slices.

peaches and cream panini slideshow

One decision I never have trouble making on a leisurely breakfast morning is what to drink.  Mimosas, of course.  Little bit of orange juice and little bit more champagne.  Simple, delicious, and works perfectly with whatever breakfast you decide on.  If you can actually make that decision.

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14 Responses to Peaches & Cream Breakfast Panini

  1. Wow, this sure beats my bowl of cheerios. SO YUMMY!

  2. Nillawan says:

    This is like waffles, but on crack! I can eat two servings of these.

    • Mrs. Big Flavors says:

      So true! This is an addicting sandwich. Gotta love breakfast food. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Maria says:

    Mmm this panini sounds absolutely delicious! I love peaches in absolutely anything, and this looks like a great way to use them! Perfect weekend breakfast – I’ll have to remember this idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • Mrs. Big Flavors says:

      Thanks! I hope you give it a try. If you do, stop back and let us know what you think! We loved it.

  4. Raquel says:

    Oh what a wonderful panini! Sounds delicious and is so pretty too! Stopping in from Scrumptious Sunday!

  5. Oh this sounds fantastic! I love simple and delicious, these seem to fit the bill.

    • Mrs. Big Flavors says:

      They are pretty fantastic, I hope you’ll give them a try. If you do, report back to us!

  6. Looks tasty! Loved that you used a waffle iron – I don’t own one, but might need to go buy one!

    • Mrs. Big Flavors says:

      Thanks! We love having waffles for breakfast, definately worth the small expense to buy a waffle iron.

  7. This looks so good! So happy to let you know that you are being featured this week over at Addicted to Recipes! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

    http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/2012/06/scrumptious-sunday-16-features.html

  8. This looks so good and I like your blog focus! I would just love if you would link up to my Thursday Food Fest at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com. Thanks! Sarah

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