Skip the bran muffins and treat yo'self to a sweet breakfast nibble that's full of big French toast flavors.
Sometimes the weekends arrive and you need a legit breakfast that’s good and healthy. Other times you want to indulge. This is one of those times. Sweet, gooey French toast-flavored bites topped with whipped cream are like a churro-donut-dumpling hybrid breakfast dream.
The ingredients are great because there’s only a handful: Flaky Grands! biscuits, brown sugar, pure maple syrup, and cinnamon sugar.
First, we need to get things boiling with the sauce. Combine the brown sugar, maple syrup and some water in a medium-sized saucepan. Too large and the liquid won’t be deep enough, too small and you’ll super crowd the pan.
While the sauce is heating up, quarter a couple of biscuits and roll them into tight little balls. If they aren’t rolled really well, the flakiness of the biscuit takes over and sort of makes the biscuit "bloom".
Once the sauce has come to a simmer, we carefully drop the biscuit dough into it. Make sure to cook in small batches, and don’t overcrowd the pan or none of the bites will cook and you'll end up with a gooey mess. (Notice this "before" picture has fewer bites than the "after" (cooked) picture below. I removed some because I realized the pan was too crowded a minute into cooking. Don’t be me!)
After about two minutes the bites get turned over and cooked for another few minutes.
Set them out on a plate to cool a little bit.
Then sprinkle them with the cinnamon sugar.
To serve, I put some of the reduced sauce onto the bottom of the plate and placed the dumplings on that, then topped it all with a little whipped cream that I sweetened with the cinnamon sugar.
Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning!