There is something so mouthwatering about sweet and spicy, sweet and savory, sweet and salty combinations. We can’t get enough when it comes to snacks, desserts, appetizers, soups, salads, and entrees. Why not bring these delicious flavor combinations to breakfast? Instead of accompanying your egg dish with a sugary bread, donut, or breakfast pastry, join the two together for a flavorful blast of yum!
Feel free to get creative! Top cinnamon bread, a donut, or even a cinnamon roll using this “baked in egg” method! Basically you need to make a nook for the egg. This can be done by either pulling out some of the bread, smushing it down , or in the case of the bagel, pressing the middle dough together. You don’t want the egg to roll away! It totally will! LOL If cooking your dish in a skillet, this hole problem is no big deal because you are directly on the heat source.
Of course I added parmesan cheese, too! HA!
“I want the recipe!”- There really isn’t a serious recipe, but here are the super simple guidelines ; )
Cinnamon Raisin Egg Bagels
6 cinnamon raisin bagel or other sweet breakfast pastry or make your own!
6 farm fresh eggs
fresh grated parmesan cheese
parsley for fancy styling
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Close center of bagels by pressing dough together and squeezing to secure.
Naturally, the bagels will create a nook for the egg. If using bread or another pastry, remove to create a nook.
Crack eggs into nooks – its ok if a little spills over.
Grate fresh parmesan cheese over eggs and salt/pepper to taste.
Bake 16-22 mins or until eggs are set. Note: The egg will appear runny, give it the shake test to see if yolk is set. Seriously, shake the cookie sheet and watch for jiggling. If no serious jiggling you are good to go : )
OR- Cook in a pan until egg cooked through.
Top with chopped parsley for a fancy finish!
So I guess I didn’t realize it until today, but we really looooove breakfast in our house! The kids and I, that is. When Kevin is long gone for work we whip up pancakes, french toast, crepes, frittatas, bacon, sausage, and all the fixings.
Today was a snowy morning and we needed the comforts of a sweet and delicious breakfast to get us moving. Our Winter WarmUp Breakfast of choice? Banana Bread Pancakes! They warmed our bellies and made us smile! Try them!
Banana Bread Pancakes
Makes 6-8 pancakes
2 bananas, ripe and smashed
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
butter and maple syrup
In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon and stir.
Add mashed bananas.
Add in vanilla and milk.
Whisk until well combined. If mixture is too thick add a little more milk and stir.
Heat a frying pan and add a pat of butter.
Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup of mixture and drop onto pan.
Cook until batter bubbles and flip.
Cook until pancakes are done on the bottom and cooked through.
Remove from pan. Add butter and your favorite maple syrup.
I am not an EggNog fan. EggNog as a beverage, that is. We buy it and everyone has a must-have glass/shot WITH or without an alcoholic additive and then, there are tons of thick, milky leftovers! Instead of dumping it down the drain, make a beautiful EggNog French Toast!
New Year’s Day is the best morning to surprise your family and guests with a fabulous, alcohol- absorbing breakfast!
Here is the recipe:
EggNog French Toast
1 French baguette or raisin loaf or your favorite French toast bread sliced into 1 inch slices
1-1/2 cup EggNog
2 tbsp. Cinnamon
2 tbsp. Vanilla
1 tbsp. Ginger
2 tbsp. Sugar
1/8 stick of Butter to coat bottom of the pan.
Heat butter on medium heat in a frying pan.
Whisk all ingredients in a shallow but deep enough bowl to soak bread.
Soak bread with eggnog mixture on both sides.
Add coated bread to frying pan once water sizzles when flicked onto hot pan (yes, super technical terms)
Let it cook until slightly browned on first side.
Turn and cook until slightly browned on other side.
Remove from heat.
Add butter, sifted powdered sugar, and your favorite maple syrup.
Serve and enjoy!