Posts from the ‘Breakfast’ Category

Big Batch Cinnamon Rolls

The rolls I originally reviewed were pretty good, but I’ve sense found a recipe we LOVE! The first post is listed at the end of this post…but I really do recommend you try this one pronto!

http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/01/bread-machine-cinnamon-roll.html

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Since we are staying home this holiday, my husband has been missing his mom’s cinnamon rolls… and my mother in law makes awesome cinnamon rolls – but she doesn’t frost/ice them…but I love that stuff so I did mine.

I have never made cinnamon rolls – honestly I’ve been a little afraid LOL, but I gave it a go anyway as a nice Christmas gesture to hubby. The recipe I used is for a big batch of rolls – it made 2 large pans.  These tasted really good but I do think I waited a bit too long to frost them as I let them cool and they got a bit hard on the outside edges … I think I should have frosted them right out of the oven. I will have to ask my MIL how she keeps her unfrosted ones from getting hard on the edges… I love them nice and soft. These baked up very nicely and won’t last long I’m sure!

My daughter helped me (she’s 3 yrs old) – and boy she loaded on the sugar and we added some maple flavoring and dried cherries since I had them on hand … yum!

I wasn’t sure how to roll these things and I was told to use string to cut them, but that did not work for me … when I rolled the dough, it seemed they were too loose, but I let them rise about an hour on the tray before baking and they seemed to be fine.

I even took some pictures I was so impressed with myself… ! I plan to make these again, but will freeze them unfrosted for quick cooking on holiday weekends (especially since my goal for 2013 is to begin freezer cooking)!

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Apple Kuchen

OMG this was awesome.  I wasn’t sure it was going to work out as my dough seemed very sticky (added more flour when putting in pie pan) but it turned out great. This recipe creates 2 kuchen – the apples were delicious and the crust was browned nicely (I used a stoneware pie pan)!

PG 37, from Company’s Coming – Breads cookbook

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 cooking apples, cored peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS (paraphrased)

  1. combine 1st 3 ingredients in cup and let sit 10 min to activate the yeast
  2. combine next 4 ingredients in a bowl and then add yeast mixture and blend
  3. add first amount of flour and the egg and blend
  4. add the second amount of the flour and blend well
  5. cover and chill in fridge for 2 hours then divide dough into 2 portions
  6. press into greased 9×9 inch pie pans and press dough up sides of pan
  7. lay slices of apples on pie crust then top with melted butter
  8. mix cinnamon and sugar together then sprinkle on tops of pies
  9. bake at 375 for 35 minutes – it may seems “watery” in the middle of your pie but that is just the sugar melted.

Stuffed Avacado

It’s only been about the last month that I’ve begun enjoying avacados on a regular basis… never really knew what to do with them…but a post I saw online with an avacado stuffed with tuna made me think maybe I should give them a chance. I didn’t have tuna or any other fish in the house so I pulled out some cottage cheese and found some bacon cheese dip mix… heaven!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 avacado
  • 2 tbsp cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp powdered bacon,cheese,chive dip mix (I used Epicure brand)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. super easy – just cut your avacado in half, remove the pit
  2. mix cottage cheese with dip mix in small bowl
  3. either remove avacado meat from skin with large spoon and chop and add to cottage cheese or just fill the hole from the pit with cottage cheese and scoop out filling and meat as you eat it!

recipe by: R2bcluvs2cook

this was super easy and super filling… great for breakfast or snack!

Maple Baked Oatmeal

I really enjoy CBC’s show Best Recipes Ever, but I admit have never actually made one of their recipes – until today! This was a super easy recipe to make and it tasted good too (a little too sweet for me but still great)…. I will definitely be making it again! I did have to bake it longer than indicated in the recipe (about 20 minutes).

This recipe makes 4 servings


1-1/2 cups (375 mL) large-flake rolled oats
1/4 cup (50 mL) sliced almonds
2 tbsp (25 mL) packed maple sugar or brown sugar
2 tbsp (25 mL) maple syrup
Pinch salt
3 cups (750 mL) milk
Ground cinnamon


In greased 8-inch (2 L) square glass baking dish, combine oats, almonds, sugar, maple syrup and salt, and stir in milk.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until oats are softened and milk is absorbed, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste. Serve hot.

 

Gramma Joanie’s Cottage Cakes

Discovering I had no meat (bacon, sausage, ham, nothing) for breakfast, and no bread and only a few eggs I looked in the cookbook The Toddler Bistro on pg 56, and hit upon this recipe for cottage cheese based pancakes…. well they didn’t turn out as pancakes, more like mushy stringy globs that stuck to my spatula…. and the taste was not the best BUT they do have lots of protein and are quick and hey they got my 15mo old to eat cottage cheese…so they are okay -especially with lots of berries on top!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

Mix together all ingredients, then pour in heaping tablespoons onto a hot, oiled griddle. Cook on both sides until golden. Top with grated cheddar cheese, applesauce, maple syrup, or fruit spread.

Apple Cheddar and Bacon Omelet

This recipe is pretty tasty – it comes from the book Glycemic Load Diet Cookbook and is very simple and filling. I’ll just list the ingredients and summarize the cooking steps – the recipe can be found on pg 47 of the book.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 apple
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp Splenda or Sucanat
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (abt 1/4 cup)
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. core and quarter your apple and slice it up – then saute in butter with Splenda in skillet (I shredded mine instead and didn’t bother with sugar) then set aside (I dumped mine on a plate)
  2. cook your egg and as it cooks, add the apple on top (I just scrambled my egg and put it on top of the apple on my plate)
  3. Shred your cheese and fry up your bacon – then top your omelet with cheese and bacon slices

Cottage Cheese and Cream of Wheat Muffins

I made up this muffin recipe tonight and the measurements are approx. so please adjust to your liking. These muffins, as with my last attempt at cottage cheese muffins, seemed to want to stick to the muffin tin but not as bad as the last recipe I tried. I would suggest possibly dusting the pan with flour or pureeing the cottage cheese to see if this helps prevent sticking

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups cottage cheese, well drained (puree possibly)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit chopped into bits (I used dried peaches)
  • 3 tbsp milled flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup dry cream of wheat cereal (or I’ve also seen it called wheatlets)
  • 1 tbsp almond extract (optional)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. preheat oven to 350F and well oil muffin tin (this recipe made 12 muffins)
  2. combine all ingredients in a large bowl
  3. fill muffin tins as full as you’d like your finished muffin – these won’t rise like a flour based muffin
  4. bake for approx 25 minutes or until slightly golden on the tops – test with cake tester to be sure they are done

recipe by: r2bcluvs2cook