3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups cubed Italian bread
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups all purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 375°F
Line muffin tins with liners or spray with nonstick spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine the milk, egg and vanilla. Add the bread cubes and coat in the milk mixture. Set this aside.In a large bowl combine the milk, egg, vanilla and brown sugar until combined. Stir in the baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined. Slowly pour in the butter and stir until mixed.
Finally add in the flour and stir until just combined.
Fill each muffin tin 2/3 full with the batter. Top each with a heaping tablespoon of the French Toast Streusel.
Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Immediately drizzle 1 teaspoon of maple syrup on each muffin.
Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle it evenly on all the muffins.