Breakfast Recipes

 

Wheat Germ Crunch Muffins

1 1/2 c  Flour; all-purpose
1/2 c  Wheat germ
1/2 c  Sugar
1 tb Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt   (optional)
1 c  Milk
1/4 c  Margarine, melted
1    Egg
2 tb Wheat germ
 
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray muffin tray with cooking spray.
Combine the flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well.
Combined the milk, margarine, and egg; mix.
Add to the dry ingredients and mix just until blended; don't overmix.
Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full. Sprinkle with wheat germ.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve warm with butter.
Nutritional Information: per muffin: 150 calories, 4g fat, 0mg chol, 1g fiber, 140mg sodium.
Variations:
Apple Cinnamon Muffins: Add 3/4 cup finely-chopped apple and 1 tsp cinnamon to the dry ingredients.
Jam-filled Muffins: Fill the muffin cups 1/2 full with batter. Spoon 1 tsp jam (any flavor) into the center of each muffin; top with the remaining batter.
Dried Fruit Muffins: Add 1/2 cup of any one of the following dried fruits to the dry ingredients: raisins, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, chopped dates or diced dried mixed fruits.
Berry Good Muffins: Add 3/4 cup fresh or frozen berries (do not thaw) and 3/4 tsp grated lemon peel to the dry ingredients.

 

Easy Eggs Benedict

4 English muffins, split
Butter, softened
8 sl Canadian bacon, cooked
8 Poached eggs

ORANGE HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

2 c Fresh orange juice
1 c Unsalted butter
1/2 ts Salt

Spread cut sides of muffins with butter. Broil until lightly browned. Place a slice of Canadian bacon on each muffin half; top with poached egg, and cover with Hollandaise Sauce. Serves 4. Orange Hollandaise: Place the orange juice in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until it is thick and syrupy, 10-12 minutes. You should have 1/4 cup syrup. Set it aside. In another saucepan, melt the butter in a thin stream. Process a few more seconds, until thick. Serve immediately. Makes 2 cups; serves 4."

 

Mother's Day Apple Almond Pancakes

1/2 c  Whole-wheat flour
    1/2 c  Unbleached flour
      1 tb Brown sugar
  1 1/2 ts Baking powder
    1/4 ts Salt
      2    Eggs, separated
      4 tb Oil
    1/2 c  Buttermilk
    1/2 c  Apple Juice
    1/4 c  Chopped almonds
 
Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.

Beat egg yolks with oil, buttermilk, and apple juice.

Stir into flour mixture with nuts until all ingredients are moistened (do not over stir).

Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter.

Spoon onto a hot,greased griddle and turn once when bubbles appear.

Makes 8 to 10 pancakes.

French Toast with Brandied Lemon Butter

 

      4    Eggs
      2 tb + 1 ts sugar
    1/2 ts Salt
      1 c  Whole milk
    1/4 ts Vanilla extract
     12    Thick slices of bread
           Butter
           Powdered sugar, optional
Brandied Lemon Butter:
    1/2 c  Butter
      1 c  Sugar
           Juice of 2 lemons
      4 ts Grated lemon rind
      3 oz Brandy
 
In a shallow dish, beat eggs, sugar, salt, milk and vanilla.

Soak bread in the above mixture.

Heat butter over medium high heat and cook each slice of bread until slightly brown on each side.

Serve with brandied lemon butter and lemon slices. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

For Brandied Lemon Butter:

Melt butter over low heat. Spoon off any foam that forms.

Pour into a dish, leaving behind any sediment in the pan.

Wash pan, pour butter back in the pan and add the sugar.  Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice, rind, and brandy; stir until smooth.

Pour over hot french toast.

 

Easy Mother's Day Breakfast Pizza

6    Eggs
      8 oz Mozzarella Cheese, grated
 1 1/2 c  Milk
      1   Onion*
          Salt and Pepper, to taste
      1 md Green pepper, ringed
           Mushrooms
      1    Pizza crust
           Olive oil
*chop up 1/4 of the onion and make onion rings out of the remaing 3/4.
Prepare your favorite pizza crust and get ready to bake, as a regular pizza.  Make sure that you have a fairly high ridge, as the there is a lot of mixture, and it is fairly watery.
 
Beat eggs lightly.  Add mozzarella cheese, milk, onion, salt and pepper.  Mix gently.
 
Lightly brush olive oil over the pizza base.

Pour mixture over the crust. Place green pepper, onion rings, and mushrooms over the top of the pizza.
 
Bake at 450 degrees F. for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until crust is brown and egg mixture is set.

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