Category: Breakfast

Ham n’ Cheese Breakfast Soufflé

Ham Cheese Breakfast Soufflé is a light, fluffy, scrumptious “all in one” breakfast or brunch baked dish containing eggs, milk, ham, cheese and sourdough bread.Ham Cheese Breakfast Soufflé is a light, fluffy, scrumptious "all in one" breakfast or brunch baked dish containing eggs, milk, ham, cheese and sourdough bread.What do ya get when you morph the best of two breakfast casseroles into one dish? This delicious “all-in-one” breakfast soufflé that will get your morning started out just right.

A few days ago, one of my friends asked me if I had a good “breakfast casserole” that would feed quite a few people. She needed a recipe for a brunch she was going to be attending this coming weekend. I told her I did, and immediately thought of this recipe! It serves 12, is super easy to make, plus it is always a hit at a brunch or potluck. So here ya go, Sherry. This one is for YOU!

How I Came Up With This Recipe

When I got married, I was given a recipe for a Cheese Soufflé from two friends. I’ve made that recipe many times over the past 37 years.

I ended up blending that original recipe with parts of another recipe (source unknown), and came up with this delicious breakfast dish years ago. It really is an all-in-one breakfast dish, because it contains eggs, bread, milk, cheese, and ham.

Plan Ahead!

This dish takes only a few minutes of prep to get ready;  but PLAN AHEAD! It chills in the fridge overnight, then is baked for one hour. That’s it! Easy… and delicious!

The mixture puffs up during the cooking process, which is why it is has the word “soufflé” in the title.  And there you have it! Here’s a few photos taken while preparing this breakfast soufflé.

First things first… cut the crusts off the bread. Discard crust. Cut bread into small cubes.

Crusts cut off bread for breakfast soufflê.

A layer of bread cubes goes into the pan first, followed by the ham cubes.

Bread cubes are topped with ham cubes for breakfast souffle.

The next layer to be added is the grated cheddar cheese. YUM.

Grated cheddar cheese is added to breakfast souffle.

The egg mixture is whisked together, then it is poured over the bread, ham, and cheese mixture.

Eggs, half n' half, and spices are blended for breakfast souffle

Egg mixture has been poured into baking dish. Cover dish with plastic wrap, and let it sit and soak overnight in the refrigerator. In the oven, let it come to room temp, then bake!

Egg mixture is poured on top of breakfast souffle and casserole is refrigerated overnight.

Right out of the oven. See how this breakfast soufflé puffs up? Pretty! Let it cool a bit before slicing.

Ham n' Cheese Breakfast Soufflé , hot out of the oven... all puffed up!

Here’s what a piece looks like after being cut and served… time to dig in! That one piece has bread, eggs, ham, and cheese in it! Add some fruit on the side, and you’ve got a great breakfast!

A piece of ham n' cheese breakfast souffle on a plate, with orange slices.

Hope you will give this breakfast soufflé recipe a try. The leftovers are easily reheated, so this one can go the distance. I think you will enjoy it!

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Author's signatureOriginal Recipe adapted from: Dee Gustafson and Faye Johnson

Ham n' Cheese Breakfast Soufflé
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

Ham n' Cheese Breakfast Soufflé is a light, fluffy, scrumptious "all in one" breakfast or brunch baked dish containing eggs, milk, ham, cheese and sourdough bread.

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast souffle
Servings: 12 servings
Calories Per Serving: 234 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 10 slices white bread , crusts removed (I used 5 really large slices sourdough bread)
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs , slightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half n' half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Remove the crusts from the bread and discard. Cut the remaining bread into cubes. Spread in baking dish.
  3. Cut the ham into cubes. Layer on top of the bread cubes.
  4. Layer the grated cheese on top of the ham.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, half n' half, salt, mustard powder, and dried parsley, until fully combined. Pour this evenly over the top of the cheese in baking pan. Cover pan with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
  6. On the day you are going to bake it, remove the pan from refrigerator and let it sit for about 30-40 minutes, to take the chill off the pan. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  7. When ready, remove plastic wrap, and place in oven.
  8. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees (or until it is eggs are "set" in the middle of pan). **If you forget, and end up taking the dish straight from the refrigerator to the oven, remember to add another 25-30 minutes of baking time!
  9. When done baking, remove pan to wire rack. Let it cool for about 10 minutes, then cut it into pieces. This dish is at it's very best once it has cooled down a bit. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Prep time does NOT include overnight refrigeration time.
Any white bread will work in this recipe. this time I used 5 LARGE slices sourdough bread. Usually I just use regular old, cheap white bread.
If you would like a bit more flavor, try adding a small can of diced green chiles to this dish. Just mix the drained chiles in with the eggs, Really good!

Nutrition Facts
Ham n' Cheese Breakfast Soufflé
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/12th of total))
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 719mg31%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 273mg27%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Raspberry Yogurt Smoothie

You’re gonna love this easy to make raspberry yogurt smoothie, with raspberries, banana, and Greek yogurt, sweetened with honey. It’s cold and delicious!You're gonna love this easy to make raspberry yogurt smoothie, with raspberries, banana, and Greek yogurt, sweetened with honey. Cold and delicious!
Well, it’s the New Year and it seems like everyone I know is on a new diet. Smoothies are all the talk this time of year. I happen to love smoothies. Here’s a great recipe for making a Raspberry Yogurt Smoothie.

They are so easy to make… just throw a bunch of “good for you” ingredients in the old blender,  and blend until you have a nice, cold, creamy, fruity beverage! Like this raspberry yogurt smoothie, for example!

I use Greek yogurt (for added protein) in a lot of the smoothies I make. I pick fresh raspberries each summer at a local U-Pick farm, so I always seem to have raspberries hanging out in my freezer, and bananas on our kitchen counter all year long. This is a GOOD thing when I want to make a cold fruit smoothie.

Fresh picked raspberries are perfect to use for jams and smoothies!

A lot of times I will double the amount of ingredients for any smoothie I make. Any leftover smoothies can be frozen and eaten later, when it will have firmed up, similar to ice cream, but better for you. Let it thaw a bit, then dish it up!

Turn A Raspberry Yogurt Smoothie Into A Popsicle!

You can also make popsicle-style treats with smoothies. Just pour the smoothie into a popsicle mold and freeze until later. It’s a wonderful, nutritious treat!

It's easy to turn a raspberry yogurt smoothie into a popsicle!

I’m pretty sure by now everyone has their way of making a fruit smoothie. That’s awesome!
This is my way… hope you’ll give it a try and enjoy a cold and delicious raspberry smoothie.

Looking For More SMOOTHIE Recipes?

You can find all of my smoothie recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few favorite smoothies include:

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Raspberry Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

You're gonna love this easy to make raspberry yogurt smoothie, with raspberries, banana, and Greek yogurt, sweetened with honey. Cold and delicious!

Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: raspberry yogurt smoothie
Servings: 1 large serving
Calories Per Serving: 383 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 banana , sliced
  • 3/4 cup plain, fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • whipped cream (as garnish... optional!)
Instructions
  1. Put the raspberries, banana, yogurt, milk, honey and vanilla into a blender. Mix well until creamy. Add the ice and continue blending until thick and smooth. If necessary, add a bit more ice to make smoothie the thickness you desire.
  2. If desired, garnish with a spray of whipped cream! Grab a straw, drink it up, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you want, you can drink a small portion and freeze the rest. After being frozen, it will firm up similar to ice cream. Let slightly thaw, and dish it up like ice cream. I've also poured extra smoothies into popsicle holders and frozen. It makes a great popsicle-style smoothie.

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 725mg21%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 36.5mg44%
Calcium 296mg30%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Gingerbread Bagels

You will enjoy these New York style Gingerbread Bagels! Perfect treat for the holidays (or any time), they’re boiled then baked, chewy AND delicious!You will enjoy these New York style Gingerbread Bagels! Perfect treat for the holidays (or any time), they're boiled then baked, chewy AND delicious!
It’s my favorite time of the year…Cold mornings, Nativity scenes, Christmas lights, Christmas trees, Christmas music, the wonder of small children as they experience the season… and Gingerbread Bagels… wait, what?

Yep… you heard me. Just let it sink in… GINGERBREAD BAGELS.  I found the recipe for these yummy bagels last year on Pinterest and made them to enjoy. Since the holiday season has rolled around once again, I thought I would share the recipe with you.

Hot gingerbread bagels, fresh from the oven, are a perfect holiday treat!

I share this recipe for gingerbread bagels with the hopes that you will consider giving them a try. Most of the prep time listed includes two rising times for the dough, so it isn’t ACTIVE prep time.

I put that disclaimer there so no one would freak out… not that anyone would during this busy time of year.  See – you can wrap presents or run to the grocery store, or even sing a few Christmas carols while the dough is rising… it’s not so bad!

Gingerbread bagels (especially these with molasses and traditional gingerbread spices) seems like a natural fit with the holiday season, don’t you think?

How To Make Gingerbread Bagels

So here we go!  Grab some coffee, tea or egg nog to sip on as you work, some cream cheese (to spread on the finished bagels), and make these gingerbread bagels… stat! Here’s a few pics of the process:

The gingerbread bagels dough is no problem to mix up using a stand mixer or electric beaters.

Mixing up the dough for gingerbread bagels with the stand mixer.

The gingerbread bagel dough is mixed, and now looks like the dough is ready to rise.

The dough has come together for gingerbread bagels and now has to rise.

Let The Dough Rise

The dough is covered with dish towel and is rising in a warm spot. Yes, it happened to be sunny that day, so the dough rose out in the natural sunlight.

Dough for gingerbread bagels is in covered bowl, rising in a warm spot.

Gingerbread Bagels Are Formed, Boiled, Then Baked!

After the dough has risen, the gingerbread bagels are formed into round circlular shapes. A hole is formed in the middle of the dough. They are boiled briefly, then baked until done in the oven.

Gingerbread Bagels have been boiled, and will now be baked in oven until done.

Once the gingerbread bagels have finished baking, they are transferred to a wire rack to cool down a bit.

Gingerbread bagels cool on wire rack after baking.

Guess what the only other thing left to do is? That’s right! Slice one open, and grab the butter or the cream cheese!  You’re gonna enjoy this homemade bagel!

Homemade gingerbread bagels, fresh from being baked in oven!

You’re gonna enjoy every bite of these homemade, chewy, flavorful gingerbread bagels! These wonderful tasting bagels are nice and chewy… just like a true New York style bagel SHOULD always be!

Looking For More Homemade Bagel Recipes?

If you enjoy making homemade bagels, be sure and check out my other bagel recipes!

Sure do hope you enjoy these delicious gingerbread bagels, or any of the others listed above! Have a great day!

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Gingerbread Bagels
Prep Time
3 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins
 
You will enjoy these New York style Gingerbread Bagels! Perfect treat for the holidays (or any time), they're boiled then baked, chewy AND delicious!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread bagels
Servings: 8 bagels
Calories Per Serving: 336 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Bagels:
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (*might need a bit more more later)
  • 2 packages Active Instant Yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm (but not hot) water
  • 1/4 cup milk , warmed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tablespoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For Baking The Bagels:
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 egg white , slightly beaten
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the 2 packets of yeast in the warm (but not hot) water. Set aside for 5-6 minutes, until slightly foamy.
  2. Attach the dough hook to your stand mixer. Add HALF of the flour, then add the yeast mixture, warm milk, molasses, brown sugar, and all of the spices and salt. Mix these ingredients on the medium setting on your mixer. Once the ingredients are combined, slowly add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. You want the dough to come together into a large dough ball. The dough should only be slightly "sticky". *This is where you can add a tiny bit more flour, if needed, to reach the right consistency. Turn mixer to medium-high. Mix dough until the dough becomes elastic in consistency. Take it slow. When ready, pour the dough into a bowl that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray or greased.
  3. Cover bowl with a damp dish towel, place in a warm spot, and let dough rise until doubled in size.(usually about an hour).
  4. When dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down. Separate into 8-10 equal-sized dough balls. Poke a hole into the center of each ball. Stretch the hole and the bagel out a bit until you have formed a bagel shape. Set the bagels onto a baking sheet; cover the bagels with a damp dish towel, place bagels in a warm spot, and let the dough rise again until doubled in size again.
  5. Near the end of the second rise, preheat your oven to 415 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a full boil.
  6. Once bagels have finished rising, carefully put 2-3 bagels at a time into the boiling water. Let them boil until they float to the top ( a couple of minutes). Remove bagels carefully from the boiling water (use a slotted spoon to drain water).
  7. Place the cornmeal into a shallow dish. Dip the bottom of each boiled bagel into the cornmeal, then place each bagel onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. Using a pastry brush, brush the top of each bagel with the beaten egg white.
  9. Bake bagels at 415 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bagels are a gorgeous golden brown. Remove bagels from oven to a wire rack. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Bagels
Amount Per Serving (1 bagel)
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 311mg14%
Potassium 424mg12%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Easy Recipes For Thanksgiving Day!

Here’s a delicious collection of 9 easy recipes for Thanksgiving Day that you, your family and friends will enjoy!9 Easy Recipes For Thanksgiving Day
Today I am sharing a few of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving time. A lot of our holiday traditions center around the table, sharing good food and conversation with those we love.  I’ve put together this small collection of 9 Easy Recipes For Thanksgiving Day!

We all have family traditions that make our holiday celebrations special… here are some of our family recipes that will certainly make  the time spent around the table with those you love enjoyable and meaningful.

Some are our old family traditional dishes (served every year without fail), and some are new “traditions”. Either way, these dishes are delicious, and will certainly add to your Thanksgiving feast, whether it’s an appetizer, a side dish, bread, Thanksgiving breakfast, or that all important piece of pie you manage to eat, even after you are stuffed full to the brim. Hope you find one or two that will become a new “tradition” for your family…

Easy Recipes For Thanksgiving Day

Here’s a couple delicious ideas for your Thanksgiving Day breakfast:

Pumpkin Streusel CoffeecakePumpkin Streusel Coffeecake
(the recipe makes 2 delicious coffeecakes!)

Double-Glazed Pumpkin SconesDouble-Glazed Pumpkin Scones
(Starbucks copycat recipe)

I’ve included a couple of appetizers guaranteed to get your taste buds going and keep everyone satisfied until the main meal…

Mom’s Famous Cheese Ball
Mom's Famous Cheese Ball(cream cheese ball, with green onions, pecans, peppers). YUM!

Hummus

Hummus
Perfect, served with a veggie tray or pita chips!

For The Main Meal

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls
(Is there anything better than freshly made dinner rolls?)

Rainbow Jello SaladRainbow Jello Salad
This is a wonderfully delicious and festive looking salad, which will practically feed a village!

Pecan Praline YamsPecan Praline Yams
Yams, brown sugar, coconut, butter, brown sugar… YES! Wonderful!

Rissole potatoes with fetaRissole Potatoes With Feta
A fantastic potato side dish, with bacon, feta, green onions…oh my – so delicious…

And last –  but DEFINITELY not least… When you’re ready for dessert –

Toll House PieToll House Pie
Our family tradition for years and years… chocolate chips, brown sugar, pecans…so delicious (and easy!)

Happy Thanksgiving, from our home to yours!

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!
We have so much to thank God for, each and every day. We are blessed and GRATEFUL.
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good, and His love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
Psalm 100:4,5(a)

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Looking For More Thanksgiving Recipes?

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Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake

Streusel topping and cinnamon icing enhance this delicious, moist Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake! Recipe is easy, & makes 2 coffeecakes (perfect for company)!Streusel topping and cinnamon icing enhance this delicious, moist Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake! Recipe is easy, & makes 2 coffeecakes (perfect for company)!

Yesterday I tried a new recipe for Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake… wow! It was so easy to make, and begs you to cut a slice out of it when it’s done! Well… maybe it didn’t actually BEG, but it did taunt me a bit.

Pumpkin streusel coffeecake would be a perfect Thanksgiving morning treat to offer your family or holiday house guests.

Warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves help to season the pumpkin batter well. Once topped with a buttery streusel and cinnamon icing, this is one fabulous coffeecake!

What Am I Going To Do With TWO Coffeecakes?

Since this pumpkin streusel coffeecake recipe makes TWO, perhaps you will be inspired to keep one for your family and give the other one away. Maybe a friend or neighbor might need someone to surprise or encourage them this time of year.

The recipe itself is amazingly EASY, doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and will definitely be a big hit when you serve it or give it to a friend!

Making Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake

Here’s a few pictures I took while making these delicious coffeecakes!

Dust and flour two 8″ cake pans. Place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of each pan. This will help make cake removal easier.

Two cake pans are dusted with flour, and parchment paper is placed on bottom.

Here are the ingredients for pumpkin streusel coffeecake ready to mix together…

Ingredients for pumpkin streusel coffeecake batter are mixed in large bowl.

The pumpkin streusel coffeecake batter is evenly poured into both cake pans.

Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake batter is divided into two cake pans.

Make The Streusel Topping

Streusel ingredients ready to be mixed together. The ingredients include butter, brown sugar,  cinnamon, etc.

Pumpkin streusel coffeecake topping ingredients are mixed in small bowl.

Once combined, the crumbly topping is ready to go on top of the pumpkin streusel coffeecake batter.

Buttery streusel topping is mixed before adding to pumpkin streusel coffeecake batter.

Here is the batter, topped with the streusel.  The coffeecakes are ready to bake in the oven!

Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake is ready to go into oven, to bake.

While the pumpkin streusel coffeecakes are baking, mix up the cinnamon icing in a small bowl.

Cinnamon icing is mixed while coffeecake is baking.

Glazing The Coffeecake

Once you have removed the coffeecakes from the oven. Let them cool down for a few minutes, then carefully remove from pans to a wire rack.

Place the coffeecake onto wire racks. For easier cleanup I recommend placing parchment paper underneath the racks. Drizzle each coffeecake with cinnamon icing. The parchment paper should catch any drips.

Cinnamon icing is drizzled over both of the pumpkin streusel coffeecakes once baked.

After the icing has firmed up, cut a big slice of pumpkin streusel coffeecake, and grab a fork! Serve, and enjoy every bite of this flavor-filled delicious coffeecake!

Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake slice, served on a plate.

As I always say… “hope you’ll give this recipe a try”. I’m sure you will really enjoy this wonderful tasting pumpkin streusel coffeecake!

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Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Streusel topping and cinnamon icing enhance this delicious, moist Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake! Recipe is easy, & makes 2 coffeecakes (perfect for company)!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin streusel coffeecake
Servings: 16 pieces (2 coffeecakes)
Calories Per Serving: 299 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the Coffeecakes (2):
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15oz) pure pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
For the Streusel Topping:
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter , melted
For the Cinnamon Drizzle/Icing:
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans. Line the bottoms of each pan with parchment paper, cut to fit. Set the cake pans aside.
  3. Make the batter for the coffeecakes: Beat the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until they are well combined (a couple of minutes). Add pumpkin and eggs to the mixture, and beat until ingredients are well blended. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Mix until fully combined. Distribute the batter evenly into the two prepared cake pans. Set aside.
  4. Make the streusel: In a small bowl, combine streusel ingredients using a fork. Sprinkle streusel evenly over both pans of coffeecake batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean).
  6. Once coffeecakes are done, remove them from oven and let them cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  7. To easily remove coffeecakes from pan: Run a butter knife around the edges of pan. Place an inverted dinner sized plate over the top of coffeecake pan. Quickly flip the pan over (cake will now be upside down on dinner plate. Then place wire rack over the top of dinner plate and invert coffeecake again. Now the coffeecake should be right side up on a wire rack. Let coffeecakes cool completely.
  8. While coffeecakes are cooling, make the cinnamon drizzle/icing: Place ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk until smooth. Drizzle the icing onto completely cooled coffeecakes and set aside to let the icing firm up (about 30 minutes). Serve, and ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Looking for a yummy breakfast treat? Try glazed homemade cinnamon rolls! Nothing says “comfort food’ like a warm, made from scratch cinnamon roll!Looking for a yummy breakfast treat? Try glazed homemade cinnamon rolls! Nothing says "comfort food' like a warm, made from scratch cinnamon roll!
We had a dear friend staying with us from out of state last week. One morning for breakfast I made these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, for an extra “sweet” start to the day. I LOVE cinnamon rolls, but don’t eat them too often! When I DO make them, they are a real treat, especially with a steaming big cup of Italian roast coffee.

I’ve made these cinnamon rolls for several years now, and am finally putting the recipe on my blog. This recipe makes 9 good sized cinnamon rolls, and they are delicious! I made a glaze to top this batch of homemade cinnamon rolls with, but in the past have also made a cream cheese frosting, which is equally delicious!

Do I Have To Have A Bread Machine To Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls?

You do NOT have to own a bread machine in order to make these homemade cinnamon rolls! I use my bread machine to make the dough, but recognize the fact that a lot of people don’t own a bread machine.

**I have included instructions in the note section of the recipe for those who wish to make these cinnamon rolls “by hand”.

Why Does It Take So Long?

Good things (especially dough) take time! If you’ve never made cinnamon rolls before, don’t be scared off by the “prep time” involved. Most of it is waiting for the dough to rise, so you could read an epic novel, paint your nails, or call a friend while you wait. Trust me…

Making Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The dough is mixed (by machine or hand), and then the dough rises. After the dough has finished rising, it is rolled out into a 18×9 inch rectangle.

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Spread softened butter onto the surface of the dough, then cover with a cinnamon-sugar mixture. Tightly roll the dough up tightly into a long long shape, and tuck the ends in, to seal.

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Carefully cut the cinnamon roll dough log into 9 equal sized pieces.

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Place the slices, cut side up, in a prepared baking pan. Cover the pan, and let the dough rise again.

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Once the homemade cinnamon rolls have doubled in size, they are ready to bake!

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The homemade cinnamon rolls bake for 25-30 minutes in a preheated oven. Once done, a simple glaze is spread over the top of the rolls.

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Here’s what one of the cinnamon rolls looks like on a plate. Each layer inside is coated with cinnamon, sugar and butter, and boy, are these rolls delicious!

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Hope you will give this recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls a try. It is very economical to make these decadent treats, considering the cost of store-bought pastries these days.  Enjoy!

Looking For More Decadent Breakfast Treats?

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Original Recipe Source: Oster Deluxe Bread & Dough Maker Owner’s Manual, copyright 1994, Sunbeam-Oster Household Products

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 55 mins
 

Looking for a yummy breakfast treat? Try glazed homemade cinnamon rolls! Nothing says "comfort food' like a warm, made from scratch cinnamon roll!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade cinnamon rolls
Servings: 9 rolls
Calories Per Serving: 337 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For The Dough:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons regular active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
For The Cinnamon Roll Filling:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , softened
For The Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Place all dough ingredients into bread machine pan in the order listed. Select Dough cycle. (if making these by hand, see NOTES section of this recipe).
  2. Spray a 9x9x2 inch square pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon for the filling.
  4. When dough is ready, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a 18x9 inch rectangle.
  5. Spread the dough with the softened butter. Sprinkle the entire surface of the dough with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Roll the dough up tightly, BEGINNING AT THE 9" SIDE. Pinch or tuck the ends and edges into the roll to seal. Place roll seam side down.
  7. Cut the roll into nine 1 inch slices. Carefully place each slice into prepared baking dish. Cover dish with tea towel, and let the dough rise in a warm place for about an hour, until slices have doubled in size.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove cover from rolls. Cook at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Remove pan from oven to a wire rack to cool.
  9. In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until the glaze is smooth and thin enough to drizzle.
  10. Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the cinnamon rolls to cover the tops completely. Let cinnamon rolls cool off slightly, so the glaze begins to firm up, then remove them from pan and serve. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

To make by hand: Dissolve yeast in warm water in lg. bowl. Add/mix in the butter, egg, flour, sugar and salt. Mix well. Knead dough into a large ball on lightly floured surface. Spray a large mixing bowl with non-stick spray. Place dough ball into bowl. Turn dough over to coat with the spray. Cover dough with tea towel. Let rise in warm place for about an hour until doubled in size. Proceed with rest of recipe, beginning at Step 2.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts

Make a dozen yummy glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts (and doughnut holes) in about 30 minutes! No rising time involved for this easy recipe.Make a dozen yummy glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts (and doughnut holes) in about 30 minutes! No rising time involved for this easy recipe.
Don’t you just love Fall? I love this season of the year, when my thoughts turn to cool mornings, brilliantly colored tree leaves, and pumpkins! Which brings up today’s recipe for Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts!

Oh boy, are these glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts GOOD! They taste perfect on a cool Fall morning, accompanied by a strong cup of coffee. Now THAT tastes like Fall should, right? Right!

Do Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts Take A Lot Of Time To Make?

No, this recipe is pretty easy and straightforward. These doughnuts are very easy to make, because there is no rising time involved (no yeast is used).

You can make a dozen delicious pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts, as well as a dozen doughnut holes, in about 30 minutes!! If you’ve never made doughnuts before, have no fear.

The dough is mixed, doughnut shapes are cut out, and then they are quickly fried in hot oil. Here’s one cooking away in my electric skillet in the hot oil. It’s almost done, and is looking good.

The pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts are fried in oil to cook.

When Do You Glaze The Doughnuts?

After cooking (while the pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts are still hot), they are dipped into a simple glaze. The doughnuts then cool on a wire rack, and then they are ready to gobble up!

Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts are done cooking, are glazed, and ready to eat!

It’s really not hard at all to make these doughnuts! Before you even know it, you can have a big plate of delicious glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts ready to feed a hungry family!

Hope you enjoy these delicious pumpkin flavored doughnuts! You might also enjoy my glazed lemon poppy seed doughnuts or glazed chocolate doughnuts! They’re yummy! Have a wonderful day.

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Author's signatureOriginal recipe source: http://barefootandbaking.blogspot.com/2011/10/glazed-pumpkin-buttermilk-donuts.html

Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Make a dozen yummy glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts (and doughnut holes) in about 30 minutes! No rising time involved for this easy recipe.

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts
Servings: 12 doughnuts (+ holes)
Calories Per Serving: 182 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For doughnuts:
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter , melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • Vegetable or canola oil (for frying)
For Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, egg, vanilla, buttermilk, and pumpkin puree until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix well to combine fully. The dough will be somewhat sticky.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Using a rolling pin lightly coated with flour, roll the dough out until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into circles with a doughnut cutter (or a biscuit cutter or canning jar lid). Cut out a small center circle with a medicine jar lid or a very small cap. (these cutouts will become the doughnut holes). Now your dough circles should look like thin doughnuts.
  5. Prepare the glaze for the doughnuts by mixing the powdered sugar, buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl. Set aside until doughnuts have been cooked.
  6. To cook the doughnuts: In a large skillet, pour oil until it reaches a depth of 2 inches. Heat on medium-high (about 350 degrees). To test whether oil is hot enough, place a very tiny piece of dough into the oil to see if it bubbles. When hot enough, carefully place 2-3 doughnuts into oil (doughnuts should not touch each other). Cook doughnuts until edges are lightly browned, then carefully flip to the other side (I use 2 chopsticks to turn!). Cook the other side of the doughnut until lightly browned (about 2-3 minutes per side). Remove doughnuts to a paper towel lined plate to drain, and continue to cook the other doughnuts until done. Repeat process with doughnut holes.
  7. While doughnuts are still hot, dip the top side into the doughnut glaze. Let excess glaze drip off back into bowl. Place glazed doughnut onto a wire rack (glaze side UP) over a cookie sheet (to collect any drips), and let the doughnut glaze slightly dry and firm up before serving (just a few minutes).
  8. Once glaze is firmed up, serve doughnuts and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe will make at least 12 doughnuts and 12 doughnut holes.

Nutrition Facts
Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving (1 doughnut)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1655IU33%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Banana Crumb Muffins

You’re gonna love these delicious Banana Crumb Muffins, with a surprise cream cheese filling! Easy to make, they will be a family favorite breakfast or snack!You're gonna love these delicious Banana Crumb Muffins, with a surprise cream cheese filling! Easy to make, they will be a family favorite breakfast or snack!What’s a girl to do when her husband is out of state at a seminar and she can’t sleep? Make these amazing Banana Crumb Muffins (with a surprise cream cheese filling) at 5:00 AM for breakfast… that’s what!

I found this recipe for banana crumb muffins on a blog that I love… “The Café Sucré Farine”, and thought I would give these muffins a try. I highly recommend this website and it’s author, Chris Scheuer. She is very creative, and posts wonderful recipes, along with great photography by her husband, Scott!

Back to my story… I woke up very early after only 3 hours sleep  and decided to whip up these muffins. They sounded wonderful, and I loved the idea of cream cheese filling inside the muffins, along with a crumbly topping.

If You Enjoy Banana Bread, You Will Enjoy Banana Crumb Muffins

I compare these banana crumb muffins to a really, REALLY good banana nut bread… on steroids. They are soooo delicious!

The muffins are made with a layer of banana batter, a surprise layer of cream cheese filling, and another layer of banana batter. For a finishing touch, the banana crumb muffins are crowned with a brown sugar, cinnamon and pecan crumb mixture on top.

Here’s a photo of the banana crumb muffins, hot and  fresh from the oven… looking GOOD!

Banana muffins with crumb topping on wire rack

Once the paper baking wrapper has been removed, you can see the three layers, plus the crumb topping!

Side view of banana crumb muffin on plate

My favorite way to eat these delicious banana crumb muffins is warm, with a touch of butter… Yum! You are gonna LOVE these muffin treats!

Banana crumb muffins cut in half with butter inside

By the way, if you enjoy muffins, you might enjoy other delicious recipes on my blog for Blueberry Crumble Muffins, Cranberry Orange Muffins, or Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, to name a few!

Be sure and check out the Recipe Index with ALL of my blog recipes! The Recipe Index is located at the top of the page.

I enthusiastically recommend these moist, delicious Banana Crumb Muffins for breakfast OR a light snack! The recipe as written makes 12 muffins, and they freeze well. Hope you will give them a try!

Have a GREAT day, friends! Get in that kitchen and whip up a batch of these muffins. You won’t regret it!

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Banana Crumb Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

You're gonna love these delicious Banana Crumb Muffins, with a surprise cream cheese filling! Easy to make, they will be a family favorite breakfast or snack!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana crumb muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 283 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Muffins:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas , mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
For Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese , softened
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
For Crumble Topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a standard muffin tin with 12 muffin wrappers or spray lightly with a non stick spray.
  2. Prepare the muffin batter in a large bowl: Mix the 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, beat the bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix only until ingredients are combined and moist. Do not over mix. Set aside.
  3. Make the Cream Cheese Filling: In a separate bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg and vanilla. Mix these ingredients until well blended. Set aside.
  4. Make the Crumb Topping: Mix together brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and butter in a small bowl. Use a fork to combine; mix until the ingredients becomes small crumbs. Set aside.
  5. To prepare/layer the muffins: Spoon half of the muffin batter into the bottom of the prepared muffin cups. Top muffin batter with a Tablespoon of the cream cheese filling. Top cream cheese filling with the remaining half of muffin batter. There should be three layers: muffin batter, cream cheese filling, muffin batter. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with crumb topping to cover. Total of four layers!
  6. Bake the muffins in a 375 degree oven for 18-20 minutes (mine took 20), or until a toothpick inserted into middle of the muffin comes out clean. Remove pan to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

**TIP: Once you remove the muffins from oven, If the muffin is spilling over the top of the pan, simply take a butter knife and gently but quickly push the muffin back into the pan on all of it's sides. This tends to round the muffin off and make for a prettier presentation. The recipe's author suggested this and I did it... it works!

Nutrition Facts
Banana Crumb Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

It’s EASY to make eight delicious Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties for breakfast from scratch, using ground turkey or pork!It's EASY to make eight delicious Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties for breakfast from scratch, using ground turkey or pork!
So… in my never ending quest experimenting with new recipes, I decided to try making Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties from scratch. I found the recipe via Pinterest via Martha Stewart via Lucinda Scala Quinn’s book “Mad Hungry”. Did ya get all that? Ha Ha… it takes a village.

When I was growing up my Mom used to make eggs and sausage for us about once a week. She always made sausage patties by hand (using a one pound “chub” from her favorite “name brand”). As a “busy” adult, I usually end up buying link sausage instead of patties… typically the kind you simply “brown and serve”.

But, when I saw this recipe, I decided to see what making homemade breakfast sausage patties “from scratch” was all about. I knew I could control the ingredients and leave out some of the unpronounceable “add ins” typically found in mass produced name brand products for longer life.

Okay… How Do I Make Homemade Breakfast Sausage?

The original recipe called for ground pork (which is my personal favorite), but I had a pound of ground turkey that I was itching to use, so I substituted turkey in this recipe for a healthier version. The sausage patties turned out very good, and I would definitely make this recipe again. Hope you will give it a try!

First things first… get all the ingredients (spices) together to add to the ground meat. Let’s do this!

Spices for homemade sausage patties

After mixing the ingredients, form the sausage patties (with clean hands, of course!). Place them onto foil or wax paper after making each one.

Breakfast sausage patties formed in palm of hand

Cooking Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Place the homemade breakfast sausage patties in a lightly oiled, hot skillet. I cooked several sausages at a time, then repeated the process for the remaining sausage patties.

6 breakfast sausage patties cooking in skillet

Carefully turn the patties over about half way through cooking time and continue cooking until the homemade breakfast sausage patties are cooked all the way through..

Browned homemade breakfast sausage patties cooking in skillet.

Once done, transfer the cooked sausage patties to a paper towel so any extra grease is absorbed. Once they drain a bit, they are done, and ready to eat!

One of the homemade breakfast sausage patties, up close.

I prepared these homemade breakfast sausage patties one fine morning, and ended up using them to make sausage, egg and cheese biscuits. The sausage patty was added to a fluffy biscuit, along with sliced cheddar cheese and a fried egg. It was delicious!

If you enjoy breakfast sandwiches, I hope you will check out my recipes for:

How Many Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties Does This Make?

The recipe made 8 small sausage patties and only took about 25 minutes or so to make from start to finish!  I ended up freezing half of the cooked sausage patties, to save for another breakfast.

Breakfast sausage patty on biscuit with egg and cheese

Hope you will give this easy recipe for homemade breakfast sausage a try. The calorie calculation was based on using ground turkey for the sausage. The recipe is easily adapted for using ground pork, but the calorie count will be slightly higher.  Have a fantastic day!

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Author's signatureRecipe Adapted from: http://www.marthastewart.com/341904/simple-homemade-sausage-patties

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

It's EASY to make eight delicious Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties for breakfast from scratch, using ground turkey or pork!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade breakfast sausage
Servings: 8 sausage patties
Calories Per Serving: 72 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground pork
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried sage , crumbled
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried fennel , crushed
  • 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (for cooking the sausage patties in)
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients except vegetable oil. Mix thoroughly. Cover the bowl; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. To make the patties: Rinse your hands in really cold water (this helps to make it easier to make the patties without it sticking as much). Divide the meat into 8 patties. Shape each patty into a 2 1/2 inch wide disk.
  3. If you don't want to cook all the patties at once, you can refrigerate the patties or freeze them until you want to use them.
  4. If cooking immediately, heat a large skillet or griddle over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and continue heating. Place the sausages in hot skillet or griddle. Fry them about 4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Carefully turn patties over and repeat until cooked through and lightly browned on both sides.
  5. When done, remove sausages to paper towels to briefly drain. Serve immediately.
  6. Cooked sausage patties can be cooled and wrapped and frozen for use at another time, if desired. Microwave sausage patties (in paper towels) to re-heat
Recipe Notes

NOTE:**Caloric calculation was based on the use of ground turkey.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties
Amount Per Serving (1 sausage pattie)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 471mg20%
Potassium 178mg5%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cinnamon Chip Scones

Make 16 absolutely delicious Cinnamon Chip Scones in under 30 minutes for a fraction of the cost of buying them at a coffeehouse! They freeze well, too!Make 16 absolutely delicious Cinnamon Chip Scones in under 30 minutes for a fraction of the cost of buying them at a coffeehouse! They freeze well, too!

Do you like the flavor of cinnamon? Do you like to eat scones? Want to make fantastic tasting Cinnamon Chip Scones for breakfast or to snack on any other time???  Well, look no further, because this is the most delicious scone recipe you will ever want!

I’m so happy to share this recipe for amazing tasting cinnamon chip scones. They are soooo yummy!I recently bought a bag of cinnamon chips at the grocery store. Sometimes the chips are seasonal (not in stores), but they can be ordered on Amazon.

I’d never bought this kind of baking chip before, but remembered seeing a scone recipe that used cinnamon chips, featured on Taste of Home, thought they sounded delicious, so decided to give it a try.

My husband said after tasting one that before he tried one he wasn’t sure he was going to like them, but after tasting one (or two ☺) decided they are awesome!

I sure hope you will give these cinnamon chip scones a try. WAY LESS EXPENSIVE than paying for the same quantity at your local coffeehouse…really! And they are absolutely EASY AND DELICIOUS!

How To Make Cinnamon Chip Scones

First, add the cold butter to the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Chunks of cold butter are added to dry ingredients for cinnamon chip scones.

Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until mixture has been reduced to coarse crumbs.

Butter is cut into dry ingredients for cinnamon chip scones, using a pastry blender

Add the buttermilk and blend until the scone dough is moistened.

Buttermilk is added to cinnamon chip scones dough in bowl.

Add the cinnamon chips. Gently fold in until well distributed throughout the scone dough.

TIP: Sometimes cinnamon chips are only available during the holidays, so grab them while you can, and stock up!

Cinnamon chips are added to scone dough, and mixed in.

This is what the dough for the cinnamon chip scones will look like, once mixed together.

The dough for cinnamon chip scones is mixed together and ready to shape into wedges.

Knead the dough gently 10-12 times on lightly floured surface (until dough is not sticky anymore)

Dough for cinnamon chip scones is kneaded by hand.

Divide dough in half; shape each half into a 7 inch circle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle the tops of the cinnamon chip scones with granulated sugar.

Dough for cinnamon chip scones is divided in half, shaped into two circles.

Place wedges onto an ungreased baking sheet and toss ’em into the oven for about 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

I love making scones and could tell just from the amazing aroma coming out of my oven as they were baking that I would LOVE them. Yep. Delicious!

Cinnamon Chip Scones are cut into wedges, and placed on cookie sheet to bake.

Remove scones to wire rack to cool. Prepare glaze and lightly “paint” it onto the top of each scone. Let glaze harden, then serve.

Cinnamon Chip Scones are baked, cooled, then covered with a glaze icing.

Serve… and ENJOY these tasty Cinnamon Chip Scones!

Cinnamon chip scones go perfectly with a morning cup of coffee! The recipe makes 16 medium sized scones, so I even put half of them in my freezer for another time. How perfect is that???

Cinnamon Chip Scones on a plate, ready to eat!

If you enjoy scones, be sure and check out some of my other recipes, such as Apple Cinnamon Scones, Cranberry-Orange Scones, Chocolate Chip Orange Scones, or Double-Glazed Pumpkin Scones, to name a few! They are all DELICIOUS!

Sure hope you will enjoy making wonderful scones for those you love!

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Author's signatureRecipe Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cinnamon-chip-scones (submitted by Barbara Humiston)
Glaze Source: Me. (The Grateful Girl Cooks!)

Cinnamon Chip Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 
Make 16 absolutely delicious Cinnamon Chip Scones in under 30 minutes for a fraction of the cost of buying them at a coffeehouse! They freeze well, too!
Category: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon chip scones
Servings: 16 scones
Calories Per Serving: 331 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the Scones:
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar , divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter , cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 package (10 oz.) cinnamon baking chips
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
For the Glaze: (optional, but totally think it makes the scones taste even better)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5-6 drops of water (or more) (enough to thin the glaze to a "thin, "paintable" consistency
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender until mixture is reduced to coarse crumbs.

  3. Stir buttermilk in to the mixture. Stir only until moistened. Fold in cinnamon chips until dispersed throughout the dough.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead dough gently 10-12 times (until dough is not sticky). Divide dough in half; form each half into a 7 inch circle. Brush each half with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar.

  5. Cut each circle into 8 wedges (for medium sized), or 6 wedges (for larger). Separate the wedges and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes (or until light golden brown). Remove to a wire rack to cool.

  6. Mix glaze ingredients together in small bowl. Using a pastry brush, "paint" the glaze over the tops of the scones. Let glaze harden, then serve at room temp, for best taste! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Chip Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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