Easy Breakfast Casserole
Remove crusts from 12 slices of bread, and tear the bread into small pieces. Place enough bread in the bottom of a 9 X 13 baking dish to form a thin layer. Reserve the rest of the bread for the topping.
Over the layer of bread, add:
a layer of 3 cups cooked cubed ham
a layer of chopped frozen broccoli (thawed)
a layer of 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups milk
5 beaten eggs
1 ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Pour the milk/egg mixture over the layers in the baking dish.
Toss remaining bread pieces with a tablespoon of melted butter and sprinkle over casserole.
Bake about 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool. Cut into squares
“Dipper” French Toast
You will need:
4 slices of French bread
½ cup of milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cut each slice of bread into 4-5 even sticks. Mix together the milk and eggs, add cinnamon and sugar and mix again.
Dip bread sticks into the egg mixture and grill on a buttered skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until both sides are golden brown and let cool.
Put syrup into small cups and let the kids dip.
Use clear plastic cups to layer yogurt, then granola and the fruit of your choice. Strawberries, blueberries or peaches work well. Repeat layers for a tasty breakfast treat.
Oatmeal Carrot Muffins
Make this easy breakfast recipe the night before. Serve with fresh fruit for a simple breakfast.
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup melted margarine
Quick Breakfast Menu Ideas
Pancakes with warmed up peaches and whipped cream
Warm cinnamon rolls (homemade or store bought) served with fresh fruit
Micro-waved sliced apples with brown sugar and butter served over toaster waffles
Waffles with assorted fruit
Wheat toast, cantaloupe, and milk
Ready to eat cereal, bananas, and milk
Eggs, toast, peaches, and milk
Easy Apple Turnovers
Combine chopped apples with a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar. Unroll one package of refrigerator crescent rolls. Place a spoonful of the apple mixture in the center of each triangle of dough. Fold the dough over the filling and press the edges firmly together. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Pizza for Breakfast
1 lb. pork sausage, 1 cup frozen hash browns, thawed, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 5 eggs, ¼ cup milk, 2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese, 8 ounce can refrigerated crescent rolls, salt and pepper to taste.
Brown and drain sausage. Separate the rolls into rectangles, place in an un-greased 9 X 13 inch pan. Press the rectangles together to form a crust. Place the sausage, potatoes, and cheddar cheese over the crust. Beat together the eggs, milk, and salt and pepper. Pour over the crust. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Easy French Toast
*This breakfast menu idea couldn't be simpler.
1 loaf of French bread, 3 cups milk, 6 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla
Grease 9 X 13 inch pan. Tear the bread into pieces and place in the pan. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour them over the bread. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup.
Overnight French Toast
Try this simple breakfast menu idea to make a great morning meal practically effortless.
Spread ¼ cup room temperature butter over the bottom of a large baking pan with 1 inch sides. Arrange 12 (3/4 inch thick) slices of French bread in pan. Combine 6 beaten eggs, 1 ½ cups milk, ¼ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour the mixture over the bread. Turn the bread slices to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake French bread about 10 minutes. Turn bread over and bake until golden, about 4-5 minutes longer. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.
You'll need several 8 inch tortillas, peanut butter, grape jelly and small peeled bananas
Warm the tortillas in the microwave. Spread with peanut butter and jelly. Place banana on tortilla and roll up.
Make any muffin mix according to package directions. Before baking, use raisins to create happy faces on top.
Kids love this breakfast menu idea. Serve with fresh fruit.
Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
Combine 1 ½ cups of rolled oats, 1 ¼ cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¾ teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup applesauce, ½ cup milk, ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, ½ cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons oil, and 1 egg. Mix just until all ingredients are blended well. Place paper baking cups in a muffin pan, and fill each cup until almost full.
Combine ¼ cup rolled oats, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle this mixture over the muffins prior to baking.
Bake for 20-22 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 12 muffins. Best if served warm.