Category: Breakfast


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3 packages Stonefire Naan Bread (I used garlic)

12 eggs (fresh from a farm my daughter and son-in-law just purchased!)

1/4 c. sour cream

2 Tbsp. minced dehydrated onion

1/2 tsp. salt

2 packages fully cooked turkey sausage links

2 c. shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

Whisk eggs, sour cream, onion, and salt together.  Soft scramble and set aside.  Keep it a little liquidy.

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Place naan on baking sheets lined with foil and sprayed with coconut oil.

Top with egg mixture.

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Chop defrosted sausage into small pieces and top egg mixture.

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Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

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Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes.

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1 1/4 c. milk  – I used coconut almond milk

1/2 c. agave syrup – the recipe called for sugar, but I prefer agave

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice – I left this out, since I used pumpkin butter that was seasoned

3 large eggs, slightly beaten

1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)  – I actually used up the pumpkin butter instead!

4 1/2 c. cubed  bread  – I used a seedy whole wheat and the seeds gave it a nice crunch!

Cooking spray

Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl.  Whisk until frothy.  Add bread and toss gently to coat.  Spoon into an 8 inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.

Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350.  Place baking dish in a larger dish with an inch of water.  Cook covered for 25 minutes.  Remove foil and bake an additional 10 – 15 minutes until knife in enter comes out clean.

I served it warm topped with vanilla yogurt and some stewed strawberries.

xmas-eve-brunch

With so many gatherings, we decided to have a Christmas Eve Brunch.  I made Cheesy Apple Grits, Apple Dumpling Casserole, and a Egg, Cheese and Sausage Crock Pot Casserole.  All previously posted, super easy recipes.   When I was young, my dad used to make Christmas breakfast of oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar.  We loved it!

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My son in law brought Mini Beef Wellington Bites, and Cousin Laura brought Cheese Blintzes and Green Beans.  Lots of dessert type stuff too.

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Olivia brought Bailey’s to make yummy coffee too!

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Grandma Tina made cookies with my oldest grandson and they were delicious and pretty!

Now, Christmas day will be nice and quiet and relaxing – watching the Steelers play and nowhere we have to go!

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Merry Christmas to all!!

 

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This is a great choice for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning!  It makes the whole house smell delicious!

20 slices Pepperidge Farm pumpkin spice swirl bread (perfect for holiday breakfasts!)

2 blocks Neufchatel cheese, softened

½ c. sugar or other sweetener.

12 eggs

2 c. milk

1 c. pumpkin butter (I used Kauffman’s – tastes like pumpkin pie!)

Pan spray

This recipe makes 10 large portions.  Leftovers don’t last long, though!

I love when a new flavor of swirl bread appears.  It means another variation on the cheese stuffed French toast my kids love so much.

Mix softened cream cheese and sugar.

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Spray 2 baking dishes (13 x 9).  Place bread in dishes to adjust fit.

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Spread all 20 slices of bread with cream cheese mixture.

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Top each bottom slice with pumpkin butter.

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Place top slice on each portion.

Whisk eggs and milk.

Pour slowly, evenly over bread, being careful not to leave any dry spots.

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Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

No syrup or topping required.  You can top with powdered sugar for appearance, but it is sweet enough without.

Once it has cooled, I place it in a tupperware and everyone eats it as they get up.  No need to reheat.  It’s delicious cold too!

All I can say is YUMMMM.

 

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8 eggs

3 Tbsp. sour cream

1 can golden mushroom soup (or other cream soup – leftover homemade is ideal)

1 package fully cooked turkey sausage crumbles

2 cups leftover roasted potatoes

1 onion, chopped

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2 c. shredded cheese

Combine eggs and sour cream.  Soft scramble in a skillet sprayed with olive oil or coconut spray.  Mix in soup.  Set aside.

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Heat olive oil over medium to medium high heat.  Cook onions until softened.  Add potatoes and increase the heat to create crisp brown edges.

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Spray crockpot with spray or wipe down with oil.

Pour half of egg/soup mixture into crockpot.

Layer sausage crumbles next.

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Layer potatoes and onions next.

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Layer remaining egg/soup mixture next.

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Top with cheese.

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Cook on low for 30 minutes.  Reduce to “keep warm” setting.  Everyone can eat at their leisure as they get up.  I keep spreading the remaining casserole around in the crock pot to keep it from getting dried out at an edge from a spoon.

 

 

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8 slices bread crumbled ( I used swirl with cinnamon and raisin and super seedy Ezekiel bread.

1 – 1 1/2 c. ricotta cheese

1/4 c. butter, melted

1/4 c. honey

1 can pineapple tidbits, drained

1/4 c. peach preserves

Spray 9 x 9 baking dish with coconut oil.

Mix Bread, ricotta, butter, and honey.

Spread into bottom of the sprayed baking dish.

Mix pineapple and preserves.  Spread over bread mixture.

Bake at 375 F for 25 minutes.

 

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French Toast Sausage Casserole

10 sausage links (I used al fresco chicken breakfast sausage)

1 loaf King’s Hawaiian Bread

3 eggs

2 Tbsp. Silk Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Brown sausage in skillet.

Combine egg and creamer.

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Slice 10 pieces of bread to wrap sausage.  I used King’s Hawaiian Bread because it’s sweet.  It was a little fragile though.

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Flatten bread and roll around sausage.

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Dip in egg and place in 13 x 9 baking dish sprayed with coconut oil.

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Set aside.  This only needs to cook for 20 minutes, but the Cheesy Apple Grits takes 40 minutes to bake.

4 c. water

4 Tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 C. grits

2 c. shredded cheese

4 eggs

1/2 c. milk

1 apple, sliced

cinnamon

Bring water, sugar, and salt to a boil.  Add grits and cook until thickened.

Stir in shredded cheese.

Stir in eggs beaten with milk.

Pour into 13 x 9 baking dish sprayed with coconut oil

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Top with apple slices and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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This needs to bake at 450 for 40 minutes.

I set the timer for 20, so that I could put the french toast casserole in beside it to have them finish up together.

 

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2 1/4 c. cake flour

1/3 c. raw millet

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. yogurt (I used strawberry on the bottom greek style)

2 eggs

1/2 c. melted butter

1/2 c. honey

2 Tbsp. key lime juice

1 c. fresh  blueberries

Preheat oven to 375 F and line muffin tins with paper liners sprayed with coconut oil.  I only filled them halfway, so I got 24.

Combine dry ingredients and set aside.

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Whisk eggs lightly, add in yogurt, buter, honey and juice.

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Gently stir wet ingredients into dry ones just until combined.  Do not overmix.

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Fold in blueberries.

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Spoon batter into muffin tins.

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Bake for 15-18 minutes until nice and brown.

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4 c. leftover french fries

1 lb. breakfast sausage

1 crescent dough

10 eggs

1/3 c. milk

2 c. shredded cheese

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Butter 13 x 9 baking dish and spread crescent dough (I used garlic) into the bottom, sealing seams.

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Brown sausage (I used maple) and drain well.

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Spread sausage over crescent dough.  Top with fries.  If the fries are soggy, put them in the oven for a few minutes at 450 sprayed with coconut oil spray until they are a little crisper.

Combine eggs and milk (as you can see from my picture I did a terrible job and had poorly blended eggs – looks terrible but still tastes yummy)

Top fries with shredded cheese and pour egg mixture over carefully.  You can refrigerate overnight at this point, so you’re not making it all drowsy in the morning, like I was.

Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.

Substitute any meat for the sausage.  Substitute any potatoes for the fries.  Use any cheese you like (I used colby jack). Add in vegetables (this is a great way to use up leftovers) or make it vegetarian to make it healthier!

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4 C. Water

2 Tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 C. grits

5 eggs

1/2 c. milk

1 1/2 c. shredded cheese

1-2 large apples sliced

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Spray 13 x 9 baking dish and preheat oven to 450 F.

Heat water, sugar and salt until boiling.  Gradually add grits and lower heat to medium high.  Stir occasionally until mixture thickens.

Meanwhile beat eggs with milk.  Pour into thickened grits.

Stir in cheese until melted.

Top with apples.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake 450F for 40 minutes.

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