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I never have been and never will be a morning person which is why I need a plan and a good selection of recipes to fall back on. Here is my collection of breakfast recipes which are worth sharing. Now I need to find my cup of coffee…

Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

ingredients

  • 1 bag (25 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ frozen Buttermilk biscuits (12 biscuits)
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 oz sliced deli ham, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Make biscuits as directed on bag.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, beat eggs, cream, salt and pepper with whisk. Stir in ham. Pour egg mixture into baking dish. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until egg mixture is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake 4 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Cut baked eggs into 4 rows by 3 rows to make 12 squares. Split biscuits, and fill each with 1 egg square.

Mushroom Scrambled Egg Bake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 dozen eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cans mushroom soup
  • 2 tablespoons sherry (can use cooking sherry)
  • 1/2 cup processed cheese spread (or 1 cup grated cheese)
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar

Directions

  1. In a large fry pan, melt 1/4 cup (half of the full amount in ingredients) butter and add mushrooms.  Fry until browned and the liquid from the mushrooms has reduced.
  2. Add the mushroom soup, sherry, and processed cheese spread.  Stir together until heated through.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl or blender container, beat the eggs together with the milk until well combined.  
  5. In a large fry pan, melt the remaining 1/4 cup butter on medium low heat. Add the beaten eggs and stir until the eggs are just barely cooked. They should be still a bit wet. Don’t overcook.
  6. Arrange the scrambled eggs evenly in a greased 9 X 13 pan.
  7. Add the mushrooms and then green onions.
  8. Pour warm mushroom soup mixture on top.
  9. Sprinkle with grated cheddar.
  10. Bake at 250 for 50 minutes.  

Serves 12

Add cubed ham or farmer sausage on top of the scrambled eggs before adding the soup if desired.

Fried Bannock Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • water
  • vegetable oil or lard

Directions

  1. Mix half the flour with the remaining dry ingredients.
  2. Add water until the mixture becomes thick, “like a paper mache paste”.
  3. Add more flour until the dough feels like a soft earlobe.
  4. Heat the oil or lard over a medium-high heat until very hot, but not smoking.
  5. Break off small pieces of the dough and flatten each to the size of your palm, about 1/2-inch thick.
  6. Place the pieces in the hot oil, turn after about 3 minutes, or when golden brown.
  7. Place the bannock on a paper towel to soak up the excess grease.
  8. Serve plain or with jam.

Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 16 ounce loaf frozen whole wheat bread dough, thawed
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini, halved, and/or green or red sweet pepper pieces
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2cups shredded cheddar and/or mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
  • 2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • Bottled salsa (optional)

Directions

  1. Grease a 13-inch pizza pan; set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough into a 14-inch circle. If dough is difficult to roll out, stop and let it rest for a few minutes. Transfer dough to prepared pan. Build up edges slightly. Prick dough generously with a fork. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook zucchini, mushrooms, and, if desired, crushed red pepper in hot oil about 5 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender. Remove vegetable mixture and drain.
  3. In a medium bowl beat together eggs and milk. In the same skillet melt butter over medium heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around edge. Using a large spatula, lift and fold partially cooked eggs so the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked through but still glossy and moist. Remove from heat.
  4. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese over the hot crust. Top with scrambled eggs, vegetable mixture, bacon, and remaining cheese. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes more or until cheese melts. If desired, serve with salsa.

SAUSAGE-MUSHROOM BREAKFAST PIZZA:

Prepare as directed, except omit the zucchini or sweet pepper, crushed red pepper, oil, and bacon. After preparing crust, in a large skillet cook 8 ounces bulk pork sausage or Italian sausage and the sliced mushrooms until meat is brown; remove from skillet and drain off fat. Continue as directed in Steps 3 and 4, substituting the sausage-mushroom mixture for the vegetable mixture and bacon.

Per slice: 330 cal., 19 g total fat (8 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat), 207 mg chol., 571 mg sodium, 23 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 19 g pro.

Exchanges: 1.5 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 2.5 Fat

EASY BREAKFAST PIZZA:

Prepare as directed, except omit the bread dough and Step 1. Substitute one 12-inch Italian bread shell and continue as directed, baking according to the bread shell package. Or substitute one 13.8-ounce package refrigerated pizza dough, baking as directed on the pizza dough package. Follow Steps 24 and complete baking according to package directions.

Eggs & Salmon on Bagels Recipe

If you want a great Christmas morning recipe, this is it.  Easy to make and the salmon makes it feel rich.  Not only that but it’s a high energy start to a big day.

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
  • 3 oz (90 g) smoked salmon, chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh dill
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) melted butter
  • 2 bagels, each cut in half, toasted and lightly buttered
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) low-fat sour cream
  • fresh dill sprigs, for garnish

Directions

  1. Beat the eggs and milk in a bowl until blended. Mix in the salmon, dill, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the butter in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture. As it begins to set, slowly run a heatproof spatula across the bottom and sides of the skillet to form large, soft curds in the egg mixture. Cook until thick, but still moist, with no visible liquid egg remaining.
  3. Place a half bagel on each of 4 plates. Top with the egg mixture. Dollop with sour cream and garnish with a dill sprig to serve.

Southwestern Quesadilla Recipe

I am a terrible breakfast cook.  My morning ritual is to stumble around the kitchen and try to remember why I am not in bed.  So breakfast recipes are really important to me because without an arsenal of breakfast ideas to make, nothing is getting prepped.  This is an easy to make recipe on a weekend morning that the guys love.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 1 cup Egg Beaters Southwestern, well shaken
  • 4 small flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1/4 cup Tex Mex Cheez Whiz Cheese Spread
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Directions

    1. Melt margarine in small nonstick skillet on medium-low heat. Whisk eggs until blended. Add to skillet; cook 3 min. or until set, stirring occasionally.
    2. Spread tortillas with Cheez Whiz; top with eggs and avocados. Fold in half.
    3. Cook quesadillas, in batches, in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 2 min. on each side or until lightly browned on both sides. Serve with salsa.

    Egg & Sausage Breakfast Muffins

    Ingredients

    • 8 eggs
    • 1⁄2 lb sausage or 1⁄2 lb hamburger meat
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese
    • salt and pepper

    Optional:

    • bell pepper, mushrooms, onions, spinach

    Directions

    • Brown and drain meat. Beat eggs in bowl. Add meat, cheese, salt, pepper, and optional ingredients. Mix. Pour into greased full size muffin pan ⅔ full.
    • Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
    • Use toothpick to check for doneness.