These Gooey Buns are our favorite treat when we venture out to a local Le Peep Restaurant. So easy to make at home…bet you’ll love them too!
I don’t eat out often; it’s just not my thing, much preferring to throw something simple together at home than pick up food to go. But it’s funny that food blogging has really changed that; not only am I invited to visit restaurants locally to check them out but I’ll tell you, ever since I moved almost 5 years ago; I’ve given myself a break occasionally.
It’s probably taken all of these five years (how can that possibly BE?) to get settled. Certainly having to start over with a yard was a big part of it, but I’m just doing some finishing up touches this weekend on both my bedroom and my office; no more just scraps of stuff thrown together from everywhere else.
Maybe I should have moved more often so the job would have been easier but here I am. Luckily I’m not a pack-rat at all but 22 years in one home and I had a LOT of stuff. Inventory from a business I shut down after an injury before I moved (yes, I have GOT to do something about that); girls grown and gone but I’m still holding onto furniture, dolls and school projects for them. I downsized when I moved and my daughter took my Grandma’s first dining hutch but I still have the table, chairs and a small telephone table I’m keeping in the basement to insure they don’t leave the family.
Needless to say cooking often took a backseat during that transition and I occasionally had a bright moment that re-introduced me to a place I had pretty much forgotten. One of those places was Le Peep Restaurant, a place I took my girls too often after church on Sunday but I hadn’t visited in many years. I thought they were a nationwide chain but only recently discovered that Le Peep is just found in scattered states. Now that we’ve been re-introduced, it’s a favorite place to meet friends for a morning rendezvous and I simply love the breakfast offerings.
One of my favorites? These Gooey Buns.
If you don’t have a Le Peep in your area, know that while they might call them Gooey Buns they’re really Gooey Muffins. An English muffin is topped with a cinnamon and sugar butter mixture that is broiled and then topped with slivered almonds for the last couple of minutes.
Served with some sweetened and cooked apples (they call them ‘Sassy’ Apples) and cream cheese on the side, I think they’re the perfect breakfast treat with a nice mixture of both sweet, spicy and a bit of tang from the cream cheese. I didn’t make the apples this past weekend but if you want to; it’s simple. Just combine some apple slices with a bit of butter and sugar and cook on the stop until they soften…maybe I’ll blog about those next!
I actually did a post about these before I moved here but in all honestly I was sort of at my wits end living in someone else home and it showed; the photos alone were simply horrid. I’m glad I tried making these again; they are the perfect warm treat for a quick but delicious breakfast and one more reason to stay home and make something in my own kitchen! I know you’ll love them too!
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Le Peep Gooey Buns
For the Sassy Apples:
- 2 cooking apples peeled cored and cut into bite size chunks (I used Fuji Apples)
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
For the Gooey Buns:
- 2 English Muffins
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 4 Tbsp softened butter
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 4 oz cream cheese
To Make the Apples:
- Combine the apples, butter and cinnamon in a small pan on medium heat; cook until the apple chunks have started to soften; approximately 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
To Make the Gooey Buns:
- Turn your oven to broil
- Split English muffins and lay them open on your baking sheet
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar and mix both with the softened butter. Spread this mixture on each muffin half; yes, be generous!
- Place cookie sheet on the middle rack in your oven and broil for about 2 minutes watching closely.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with the slivered almonds.
- Place them back under the broiler to toast the almonds; watch CLOSELY; should take about a minute to brown the almonds.
- Serve with plain cream cheese and 'Sassy' apples on the side.