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Maple Bacon Breakfast Pie

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I know I’m not the only person out there who LOVES BRUNCH! It is the best meal to get together with friends and family and just hang out and enjoy some delicious food. Quiche is a dish that I see a lot at brunches and even breakfasts but I did a little twist with a bacon lattice top. Which made this dish a show stopper! The only complaint I had was that it was a little tough to cut and the bacon kept it soooooo hot. Next time I think I could crumble some bacon on top and call it good but if your having company and want your dish to impress do an easy lattice with your bacon strips and your guests will be raving about how fancy you are! Enjoy!

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Maple Bacon Breakfast Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 Pie Crust
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups cooked diced potatoes, or hashbrowns
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 slices thick bacon
  • maple syrup for brushing

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven 350F
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add cheese, hash browns, green onions and crumbled bacon. Stir to combine.
  4. Put the pie crust in the bottom of a 9 inch pie dish.
  5. Pour egg mixture into pie pan. Bake for 35-40 mins. Make sure the quiche is firm enough to lay the bacon on top of it. NOTE: you can put strips of foil around the crust edges to prevent burning.
  6. Increase temp to 450F.
  7. Remove foil on the edges of the quiche. Weave the bacon into a lattice on top of the pie. Brush the strips of bacon with a little maple syrup.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes until bacon is done. If you like your bacon extra crispy pop it under the broiler for a few minutes until your desired crispiness.
  9. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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I served mine with some fruit, extra bacon and english muffins or bun buns as my daughter named them!

 

 

 

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Birthday Funfetti Sprinkle Pancakes from Scratch

For my daughters 4th birthday I wanted to make her birthday breakfast extra special. What is more special then pancakes loaded with sprinkles to look like Funfetti Cake with an icing topping?! In a four year olds eye, or whatever your child’s age, nothing!! Her face lit up when I delivered these delicious sprinkled pancakes with candles to her at the table.

You can leave the sprinkles out of this recipe for a delicious classic buttermilk pancake recipe.

This recipe doesn’t need to be just of kids, any adult would be happy to receive these too!! Enjoy your extra special birthday breakfast!

Funfetti Sprinkle Pancakes

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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk*
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup oil, I like to use coconut oil, but vegetable/canola are great also
  • ½ cup sprinkles
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour and sugar together with a whisk. Slowly whisk in the baking powder and baking soda.
  2. Slowly add in the buttermilk and whisk together. Add in one egg at a time and whisk together.
  3. Add in the oil.
  4. Pour ¼ cup of the batter onto a hot griddle or a hot skillet and sprinkle the funfetti sprinkles on top. Allow the pancake to cook through and then flip over.

*You can use store-bought buttermilk milk or milk you own by adding 2 teaspoons of lemon juice into 2 cups of milk.

BONUS BIRTHDAY RECIPE!!

Sprinkled Birthday Milk 

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Ingredients

  • Strawberry or Chocolate Syrup
  • Milk
  • Sprinkles

Directions

  1. Line the rim of the glass with syrup and dip in sprinkles.
  2. Make chocolate or strawberry milk in glass and serve with a fun paper straw.
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Cinnamon Syrup for Waffles, Pancakes & French Toast

It’s almost Christmas morning and Christmas breakfast always needs a special touch. This cinnamon syrup is just that, it’s sweet and cinnamon always makes me think of holiday time. I hope that this makes it to your Christmas breakfast table or any special breakfast or brunch you are having.

Cinnamon Syrup on French Toast

Pumkin Pancakes

Cinnamon Syrup on Pumpkin Pancakes

 

Cinnamon Syrup on Buttermilk Pancakes

What is your favorite breakfast food to put syrup on?

Classic Cinnamon French Toast

French Toast w Maple Syrup

French toast is my favorite breakfast food. Whenever we go out to breakfast it’s always what I want. Yes I do try other things but french toast is never a disappointment. My husband prefers to have a bit of a crunch to the outside (he is not a fan of warm soggy/mushy things) and he also prefers it when I use french bread. We usually pair french toast with bacon. What is your favorite thing to eat with french toast?

Classic Cinnamon French Toast

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
This is a classic breakfast recipe. FrenchToasty.com has lots of Breakfast recipes.

Ingredients

  • 12 medium slices french bread
  • 1-1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional

  • more cinnamon for topping at end

Directions

Step 1
Mix all ingredients in bowl.
Step 2
Preheat skillet at med-high heat.
Step 3
Dip each piece of bread in mix and place on skillet.
Step 4
Cook on each side for about 4 minutes, until you have reached desired crunch.
Step 5
Top with syrup and maybe an additional sprinkle of cinnamon if you'd like.

 

 

French Toast Dip

Look at all that cinnamon, yum!

French Toast Cooking

Cooking on the griddle

French Toast w Maple Syrup

French Toast with Maple Syrup

French Toast w Cinnamon Syrup

French Toast with Cinnamon Syrup

How to Bake Bacon in the Oven

Bacon

Bacon is one of those things that you associate with breakfast. With this method of cooking bacon in the oven it will make your morning less stressful because you won’t be worried about a huge mess, grease all over your counter and clothes :(.  I know that is music to your ears.
My favorite use for bacon is BLT’s! Yum, that is actually what I’m making for dinner tonight with homemade french fries. What is your favorite thing to make with bacon?

Oven Baked Bacon

Serves 6
Prep time 3 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 18 minutes
Meal type Breakfast
Try this oven baked method for crispy bacon with out all the mess. FrenchToasty.com has lots of breakfast recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1lb bacon

Directions

Step 1
Spray a cookie sheet with no stick spray. Lay the strips of bacon on the sheet.
Step 2
Place in a cold oven. And turn the oven on to 425 degrees F.
Step 3
Cook for 12-15 minutes until crispy. Keep a close eye as to not over cook. Some ovens take a bit longer but probably shouldn't need more then 20 minutes.
Step 4
Drain on paper towel until ready to serve.
Bacon

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Pumpkin Pancakes

Once October hits I’m all about pumpkin! Pumpkin food, pumpkin candles, pumpkin carving…pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!! This year I got a little head start on my pumpkin obsession. I went to Starbucks and tried a Pumpkin Spice latte and a pumpkin scone, both excellent. My daughter split the scone with me and she loved it so I guess she must love pumpkin like her mama.

I saw a picture on Pinterest of Pumpkin Pancakes dripping in syrup that looked so tasty. I knew I must try and make them. They were excellent and the homemade cinnamon syrup recipe is simpler than anyone could imagine. So if you are one of those people that thinks they could never make homemade syrup then this recipe is for you, homemade syrup in about 5 minutes.

My daughter is my new baking buddy. Any time she see the Kitchen Aid on the counter she says “bake in big bowl, bake in big bowl.” So lets just say that gives me a great excuse to bake more :) as if I really needed an excuse. I hate to waste good food, so since this Pumpkin Pancake recipe only calls for half a can I used the other half to make pumpkin cookies. This made my daughter happy, she scooped the dry ingredients into the big bowl like it was nobody’s business.

I really hope you all enjoy these pancakes. They are the perfect addition to everyone’s fall menu, Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Serves 12
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Halloween, Thanksgiving
Website Tastes Better From Scratch
Fall into the season with these Pumpkin Pancakes with homemade Cinnamon Syrup. FrenchToasty.com has lots of holiday recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin (canned or puree)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Directions

Step 1
In a medium sized bowl mix the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar.
Step 2
In a small bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon and salt.
Step 3
Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and stir just until combined.
Step 4
Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
Step 5
Pour batter onto griddle with a 1/4 cup measuring cup.
Step 6
Brown on both sides and serve warm.
Pumpkin Pancakes

Cinnamon Syrup

Serves 12
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Condiment
Misc Serve Hot
Cinnamon Syrup is delicious over pancakes and waffles. FrenchToasty.com has lots of great breakfast recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water

Directions

Step 1
Stir all ingredients in a small saucepan.
Step 2
Over medium heat, stir occasionally until boiling. Let boil for a few minutes, stirring until it thick.
Step 3
Remove from heat and set aside until needed. Will stay warm for quite awhile.
Step 4
Pour over pancakes or waffles.

 

Pumpkin Pancakes

 

Pumpkin Pancakes

Campfire Breakfast Burritos

Who doesn’t want a delicious warm breakfast while camping? I certainly do. We were getting ready to go camping at the lake so it was the perfect place for me to try these breakfast burritos that I got the inspiration from pinterest. Let me just say that they turned out amazing, the longer they cooked over the fire the better they got. The heat sealed the tortilla shut and they got a crispy crunch to them.

Let me know what ingredients you try in yours, next time I will be more experimental, Enjoy!

Campfire Breakfast Burritos

Serves 12
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Allergy Egg
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
These breakfast burritos can be made at home and cooked on the campfire. FrenchToasty.com has lots of great breakfast recipes.

Ingredients

  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 10 eggs (scrambled and fully cooked)
  • 1 bag hash browns (cooked)
  • 12 thin slices pepper jack cheese

Optional

  • 1/2lb sausage (cooked and crumbled)

Directions

Step 1
Cook sausage, hash browns and eggs.
Step 2
Lay tortillas on counter. Evenly put eggs, hash browns and sausage on each tortilla down the middle. Lay 1 piece of cheese of each burrito filling. You can break each slice in half if you desire and lay them side by side.
Step 3
Roll burrito up tight and wrap in foil.
Step 4
Store in refrigerator until ready to cook. Will keep for a few days.
Campfire Breakfast Burritos

I created an assembly line

Campfire Breakfast Burritos Sausage

Sausage Breakfast Burritos

Campfire Breakfast Burritos

Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos

Campfire Breakfast Burritos

Top with delicious cheese before rolling up.

Campfire Breakfast Burritos

Roll tightly in foil and store in refrigerator until next day. They will stay good for a couple days in the fridge, but you could freeze in a ziploc bag to extend the life.

Campfire Breakfast Burritos

Keep a close eye, and rotate every few minutes.

Here is the beautiful Lake Wenatchee where we camped.

Lake Wenatchee

Sunrise Sausage Omelet

An omelet is a classic breakfast dish that everyone should know how to make. It took me years to figure out how to prefect it but I’ve finally got it down that it stays in the shape of an omelet and doesn’t become a scramble. The fillings are all up to the maker but I love to pack mine with veggies. I’d love to know what your favorite fillings are.

Sunrise Omelet

Sunrise Omelet

Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients
2 eggs, beaten
2 different colored small peppers, chopped (I used a red and yellow)
2 slices of zucchini, chopped
1 mushroom, chopped
2 thin slices of cheese (I do cheddar or pepper jack)
1 T cilantro, chopped or cilantro pesto if you have some
handful of spinach
sausage (optional)
pepper

Optional Toppings: parsley, hot sauce…options are endless

Directions

  1. Saute peppers, zucchini, mushroom and cilantro in small pan for a few minutes.
  2. Beat 2 eggs in small bowl. Pour into preheated pan (sprayed w cooking spray, or oil in it to prevent sticking) and sprinkle on pepper.
  3. Cook one side of the omelet and then flip.
  4. Add saute veggies and sausage to half the omelet. Lay cheese and spinach down and then flip the other side over the veggies to close the omelet.
  5. Let sit on low for a minute to let cheese melt and serve immediately, or put in oven to warm while you make another omelet.
Sunrise Omelet
Sunrise Omelet

Sweet Potato Frittata with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar Cheese

I am not fully vegetarian, but I do prefer to eat very little meat. My husband has recently decided that it’s OK for me to try these vegetarian recipes I come across because so many of them have turned out to be delicious. This sweet potato frittata is one of those recipes that I’ve come across that turned out to be a success. It is delicious, low in calories and good for you. And better let you know that is so easy to make. This is a great brunch recipe or everyone loves breakfast for dinner, so try this for dinner tonight (that is how we had it the first time).

Sweet Potato Fritata

Sweet Potato Frittata with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar Cheese

Servings: 8 Pieces
Time: 45 minutes total

Ingredients
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium onion, slices
1 medium garnet yam, cut into 1/4” thick slices (skin on)
2 green onions
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup whole milk or half-and-half
1/2 tsp pepper (salt optional, I didn’t use any)
1/2 cup cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 8” or 9” pie pan and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in medium frying pan and add sliced onion. Allow onions to cook for 8 minutes to caramelize. (This step smells amazing!)
  3. Layer the sliced sweet potato in the greased pie pan. Spread the caramelized onions in an even layer on the potato, then sprinkle the chopped green onions.
  4. Whisk pepper, milk and eggs. Then pour over the sweet potato mixture. Give the pie pan a gentle shake to distribute evenly.
  5. Top with the cheddar cheese and bake for 30minutes, until the eggs are completely set, the potatoes are soft and the top is browned and bubbly (if the top is browned enough, put under the broiler for a minute, watch very closely to prevent burning).
  6. Cool slightly, or to room temperature, cut into wedges and serve.
Sweet Potato Fritata look at all those layers
Sweet Potato Fritata look at all those layers. Serve with a side of bacon (soy or regular) Yummy!
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Sliced yams in pan

 

Caramelized onions and green onions sprinkled evenly
Caramelized onions and green onions sprinkled evenly
Sweet Potato Fritata
Sweet Potato Fritata sprinkled with cheddar cheese
Sweet Potato Fritata baked to perfection
Sweet Potato Fritata baked to perfectional golden brown
Sweet Potato Fritata look at all those layers
Sweet Potato Fritata look at all those layers. Serve with a side of bacon (soy or regular) Yummy!

 

This is a great vegetarian option to a classic french frittata. It is basically a crust-less quiche. The ingredients are endless, what are your favorite frittata ingredients?

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

A classic but delicious breakfast recipe.

Ingredients

1 cup flour
1 T. sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk*
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup frozen blueberries**

Directions

  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Make a well in center and add buttermilk and egg.
  3. Add blueberries.
  4. Heat griddle and pour batter on hot griddle in 1/4 cup amount.
  5. Cook for about 2-3 minutes and then flip and cook other side for 2 minutes.

*Buttermilk substitute: 1T lemon juice and then add enough milk to equal 1 cup.

**You can omit the blueberries or add other fruit or just have buttermilk pancake mix.

Serve them plain with butter

Blueberry Pancakes

Or with pure maple syrup

Blueberry Pancakes