Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

We all love breakfast but maybe it is getting a little boring. Try these unique breakfast recipes to spice up your mornings.

Apricot Cobbler

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup water Apricot Cobbler
3 (15 1/4 ounce) cans apricot halves, drained
1 tablespoon butter or margarine

In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in water; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil and stir for 1 minute; reduce heat. Add apricots and butter; heat through. Pour into a greased 2-quart baking dish.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk just until moistened. Spoon over hot apricot mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted into the topping comes out clean.

Yields 6 servings.

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Baked French Toast with Pineapple Cheese Topping

Baked French Toast with Pineapple Cheese Topping

Pineapple Cheese Topping
1 (8 ounce) can sliced pineapple
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup orange juice
3/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 (16 ounce) loaf Texas toast

Place all topping ingredients in blender or processor and pulse until only small chunks of pineapple remain. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Whisk toast ingredients, except bread, in a flat dish until well blended. Dip bread slices into egg mixture, coating well on both sides. Arrange on a cookie sheet that has been lightly greased.

Bake at 425 degrees F 15 to 20 minutes, turning slices over halfway through baking time.

Serve hot with Pineapple Cheese Topping.

Almond Apricot Coffee Cake

Almond Apricot Coffee Cake

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
8 ounces (1 cup) sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup slivered almonds, divided
1 (10 to 12 ounce) jar apricot preserves

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream and almond extract; mix well.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Spread half of the batter in a greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with half of the almonds. Spread half of the preserves to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Cover with remaining batter. Spoon remaining preserves over batter to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Carefully invert onto a serving platter.

Alaska Sourdough Pancakes

Alaska Sourdough Pancakes

These are very delicious!

1 package dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups warm water
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons melted margarine

Using a glass mixing bowl and a wooden spoon only, mix yeast, flour and warm water; beat well. Let stand in warm place overnight or for 8 hours.

Add eggs, baking soda, salt and sugar. Beat well, then add melted margarine. Bake on hot griddle or in frying pan until lightly brown.

Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Pizza

Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Pizza

1 (9-inch) single-crust pastry
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
8 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
4 eggsBacon and Cheese Breakfast Pizza
12 ounces sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Roll pastry to fit into a 12-inch pizza pan. Bake at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle bacon and cheese evenly over crust. In a bowl, beat eggs, sour cream and parsley until smooth; pour over pizza. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until pizza is puffy and lightly browned.

Yields 6 main-dish or 18 appetizer servings

Just Baked Apple Slices

Apple Slices

2 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup lard or shortening
1 egg, separated
2 egg whites
Milk as needed
2/3 cup cornflakes, crushed
5 cups apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Sift flour, sugar and salt together. Cut in shortening. Put the egg yolk in a measuring cup and add milk to make 2/3 cup total. Add to shortening mixture. Mix into a ball. Roll half into a 15 x 11-inch rectangle and place on a cookie sheet. Cover with cornflakes and apples. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll out other half of dough for top and pinch edges shut. Beat egg whites and spread over the top crust. Bake for 40 minutes.

Drizzle glaze of confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice (may require more lemon juice) over top after baking.Just Baked Apple Slices

Awesome Layered Grits

Awesome Layered Grits

1 cup uncooked grits (may use quick- cooking
grits prepared according to package directions)
1 teaspoon salt
1 (6 ounce) roll garlic cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
2 or 3 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1 large sweet onion (Vidalia preferred), shredded
2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; stir in grits and salt. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until done (about 20 minutes).

Add garlic cheese, butter, eggs and milk to grits, stirring well. Transfer to a 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool. (Recipe may be done ahead to this point.)

Layer tomato slices, basil, onion, Monterey jack and Cheddar over grits. Bake an additional 20 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.

To serve, cut into squares.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Per serving: Calories 413 (66% fat) Fat 30 g (18 g sat) Fiber 1 g Chol 130 mg Sodium 714 mg Carbs 17 g Calcium 477 mg