The Midwest region reigns with Apple Cheese Stuffed French Toast Voted Best B&B Breakfast

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Baked Apple Crisp from the East Region Takes Second in’s Fourth-Annual Best B&B Breakfast Recipe Challenge

In its first-ever showdown of regional breakfast favorites,® declares the Midwest the winner of its Best B&B Breakfast Tournament with the Apple Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Midwest Berry Sauce from the Farmers Guest House in Galena, Illinois.

The East came in a close second, with’s Facebook® fans choosing the Baked Apple Crisp from the 1837 Cobblestone Cottage B&B in Canandaigua, New York in the fourth-annual best B&B breakfast contest.

Rounding out the final four were the West’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Quiche from the Inn at Abeja in Walla Walla, Washington, and the South’s Sweet Potato Biscuits from Bay Haven Inn in Cape Charles, Virginia.

“Serving fresh, locally sourced breakfast entrées is standard fare at Farmers Guest House and the Apple Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Midwest Berry Sauce is a fine example of tasty ingredients found in the Great Lakes region of the Midwest,” says Innkeepers Don and Susan Steffan .’s Best B&B Breakfast Tournament contest worked in brackets, much like the NCAA Basketball®’s March Madness®, with’s Facebook® fans voting on their favorites.

“The contest came down to an ‘apples to apples’ face-off between two deliciously sweet breakfasts,” said Matt Laessig, general manager of “Interestingly, over the past four years, sweet breakfasts have edged out savory in the Best B&B Breakfast Tournament.”

The 16 breakfast finalists were chosen based on recipe creativity, uniqueness and appeal by guest judges including Lynn Andriani,; Kate Appleton, freelance travel writer; Anne Banas,; Genevieve Shaw Brown, ABC News; and Larry Olmsted, Great American Bites columnist.

Click here for photos and recipes for the top 16 Breakfast Tournament contenders.

About, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 11,000 properties worldwide, representing nearly 75,000 rooms. helps travelers find and book the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 300,000 consumer reviews. offers convenient gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals.

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