All our guests rave about Laurie's Breakfasts


Sometimes I think that that our breakfasts are the single most appreciated thing that we offer at the rainforest inn.

We will have many more examples of our recipes soon – but it is very hard to get Laurie to part with some of her secret recipes.

"pan de sabao" is a local sweet fresh baked bread that is available in all Puerto Rican bakeries. You could substitute French bread.


Stuffed French Toast

  • 8 Slices of a good "pan de sabao"
  • 4 eggs (Farm Fresh are best)
  • 1/4 cup half & half cream
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Mix the eggs and cream and spices all together well - Should be nice and fluffy.

stuffed french toast
Served on the new "poolside" veranda


  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 1 package pasta de guava

Slice the "pan de sabao" into 1&1/2 inch slices. Slit down the middle without parting the bread completely. Heat the pasta de guava in the microwave for a few seconds until it is soft and spreadable. Spread one teaspoon of pasta de guava inside the split slice of bread along with one teaspoon of cream cheese.

Beat the eggs, half & half, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Dip the filled slices of bread into mixture on each side being careful not to get the egg mixture inside the filling. Let stand for fifteen minutes. Then grill on a hot plate coated with butter. It's important to use butter for browning the bread. Cook until brown but don't overcook.

Serve with genuine maple syrup. Top with powdered sugar. Serve with fresh tropical fruit and home fries (another secret recipe -- hint includes Lauries' special herbs de Provence blend).