Only at Easter…

...does chocolate at breakfast seem perfectly normal. Of course one can’t scoff a few handfuls of Easter Eggs before 7am and then sit down to a bowl of cornflakes…all that chocolate needs to be balanced out with a much bigger load of empty carbs to get the day started. And let’s be honest, if you’re already stuffing yourself silly with chocolate you may as well go the whole hog.

Hot Cross Buns are pretty popular ’round these parts, and our standard Sunday brekkie is pancakes, but this year I thought I’d try something different. Of course I’ve been pinning away a gazillion tasty recipes lately so there were plenty of options for me to ‘chocolatise’ – my sights lay on the Baked Apple Cinnamon French Toast, found via Pinterest on the gorgeous Spoon Fork Bacon.
The website has a funky animation of the dish being assembled – it was really quite simple to prepare, but if you’re making this for breakfast, I’d suggest allowing yourselves plenty of time to get it on the table. Lets just say my kids were not happy abut the hour it needed to sit in the fridge, then the 45 minutes it needed to cook…they got over it pretty quick though once they saw breakfast had chocolate all over it.

And while you’re at it kids, have some more sugar for breakfast – pour some custard all over it!

Luckily my kids eat healthy breakfasts the rest of the year (except for Christmas, and birthdays and Mother’s Day and…most of the time, really!) – it was a really tasty breakfast though, totally worth the wait. Leftovers made a scrummy dessert too. I’m sure glad Easter only happens once a year though…