Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’

As per request, here is the recipe for the ever popular banana chocolate chip muffins! 

  •  3 ripe bananas
  • 6 tbsp. melted shortening or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1, 1/2 cups all-purpose baking flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Mash bananas in mixer
  2. Add shortening, sugar and salt 
  3. Mix well  and add egg and vanilla 
  4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda and baking powder 
  5. Add dry ingredients to banana mixture along with walnuts and chocolate chips 
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Yields 18 muffins. 



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These individual breakfast pies can be made ahead of time and microwaved to reheat as needed. They make great finger food for the little ones. This recipe is always a huge hit.

3/4 lb. ground pork sausage
1/8 cup minced onion
1/8 cup minced green bell pepper
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup shredded colby-Monterey Jack cheese or cheddar
2 (12 oz.) can refrigerated biscuit dough

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray or grease a 12 cup muffin tin with oil.
  2. In a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, combine sausage, onion, and green bell pepper. Cook until sausage is evenly browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  3. Separate both lots of dough, dust slightly with some flour and roll very gently to flatten. Cut each portion (1 per can) into 6 squares so that you have 12 to line each cup – sides and bottoms of the muffin tin.
  4. Evenly distribute sausage mixture between the cups. Mix together the eggs and milk and divide between the cups. Sprinkle tops with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until filling is set.

Yield: 12 servings

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Brunch Frittata

There are a million interpretations of the classic brunch frittata. This variation includes roasted tomatoes, parmesan cheese and fresh basil from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook. 

I am going to try this smoked salmon frittata next!

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Apple-Cheddar Muffins 

ImageThese muffins are from Williams-Sonoma The Best of the Kitchen Library: Baking book. Lucky me, I woke up to a fresh tray of muffins this morning! 

  • 1 large Golden Delicious apple 
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats 
  • 2 tbsp sugar 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 3/4 cup milk 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Cheddar cheese 
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line muffin tins with paper muffin cups 
  2. Peel, halve and core the apple. Cut into 1/8 inch dice; set aside. 
  3. In a bowl, stir together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter until smooth. Stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the combined dry ingredients and stir just until blended. 
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each cup about three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. 
  6. Let cool in the pan for 3-5 minutes, then remove and enjoy! 

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