Breakfast Danish Panini

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A sweet Danish-like breakfast treat, perfect with a cup of coffee.

Ingredients

4        slices cinnamon raisin bread

2        teaspoons unsalted butter, softened

2        ounces cream cheese, softened pinch kosher salt

¼       teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1        teaspoon granulated sugar

2       tablespoons apricot jam (or raspberry or strawberry)


Nutritional information

Nutritional information per panini:

Calories 406 (39% from fat) • carb. 55g • pro. 8g

• fat 18g • sat. fat 10g • chol. 38mg • sod. 429mg

• calc. 423mg • fiber 2g

Instructions

1 .   Preheat grill in the closed position.

2 .   Brush one side of each slice of bread with the butter.  Lay 2 slices of bread on a work surface, buttered side down.

3 .   In a small mixing bowl, stir the cream cheese, salt, vanilla and sugar together until smooth.  Divide evenly and spread on top of two of the non-buttered sides of the bread.  Spread 1 tablespoon of the jam on top of each.  Top with remaining bread, buttered side up.

4 .   Place sandwiches on the bottom grill plate and close.  Grill panini for 2 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

5 .   Let rest for 1½ to 2 minutes. Cut in half on the diagonal and serve warm.