Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cheater's Peanut Butter Sopapillas

Sopapillas are traditionally fried quick breads, doused in honey and cinnamon. Growing up in Texas, I ate them in Mexican restaurants for dessert. Though to be fair, according to Wikipedia, they're also served both savory and sweet in Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina.

These are called 'cheater's' because they have nothing to do with actual sopapillas besides their cinnamon and honey finish. That said, even despite the addition of peanut butter and the lack of being deep fried, the little memories in my taste buds seem to yell 'Sopapillas! I remember these!' every single time I eat them, hence the name.

We eat these for breakfast on the weekends. You can use either regular English muffins or cinnamon raisin. I also like them with whole wheat.

Cheater's Peanut Butter Sopapillas
Serves 2 but easily adjustable.

There's no need for a proper recipe here - you can just eyeball the amount of peanut butter you like spread on each (you could even sub regular butter if you're not a fan of pb), then drizzle the honey and sprinkle the cinnamon accordingly...but the measurements are roughly:

2 Cinnamon Raisin English muffins, split and toasted in a toaster oven
3 tablespoons peanut butter, divided
2 tablespoons honey, divided
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided

Spread the desired amount of peanut butter over each English muffin half, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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