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Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) frozen fully cooked breakfast sausage patties
8 slices French bread (1-1/2 inches thick)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Maple syrup, optional

Directions
Heat sausage patties according to package directions; cut into bite-size pieces. Cut a pocket in the crust of each slice of bread. Butter the inside of pocket. In a small bowl, combine sausage and cheese. Stuff into pockets.

In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon; dip both sides of bread. Cook on a greased hot griddle until golden brown on both sides. Serve with syrup if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Stuffed French Toast

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Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup apple cider or juice
1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup butter, softened, divided
1 egg
2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

APPLE CIDER CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
2 cups apple cider or juice
1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions
In a large bowl, combine 2-1/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, cider and 1/4 cup butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread remaining butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine the apples, brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter.

Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place cut side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. For frosting, place cider and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick; cool cider.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and reduced cider; beat until smooth. Spread over warm rolls. Yield: 1 dozen.

Recipe found here: Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

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Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole

Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole

Ingredients
2 slices soft bread, like white or potato
1 to 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 to 2 slices sharp white cheddar cheese or your favorite melty cheese
1 large egg
Freshly ground pepper
Sea Salt

Directions
Start heating a non-stick pan on medium-low. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one slice of bread and place the bread mayonnaise-side down in the pan.

Cut the cheese into thirds. Place one-third on each side of the bread in the pan. Cut the remaining third in half and fill in the top and bottom of the gap between the other slices of cheese, leaving a cheese-less square in the middle. [Editors’ note: You want to cover the entire slice of bread except for the square in the center where you’ll be cutting a hole through the sandwich.]

Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the other slice of bread and place it on top of the cheese, mayonnaise-side up. Cook the sandwich for a few minutes until the bottom is golden brown.

Flip the sandwich over. Using a cookie cutter or a drinking glass, cut out a hole in the middle of the sandwich about 2 1/2- to 2 3/4-inches wide. Remove the circle of bread (you can continue grilling this on the side of the pan) and crack the egg into the hole. Cover and cook until the egg is set to your liking.

Slide the sandwich onto a plate. Season the egg with freshly ground pepper and sea salt (I used a red Alaea salt, which is why the egg looks like it has measles). Serve with tomato soup, if you like.

Serves 1

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Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

Ingredients
1 cup complete buttermilk pancake mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chunky cinnamon applesauce
1/4 cup water
Maple syrup and butter

Directions
Combine pancake mix and cinnamon. Add applesauce and water; stir just until moistened.

Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup and butter. Yield: 3 servings.

Recipe found here: Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

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Bacon Breakfast Pizza

Bacon Breakfast Pizza

Ingredients
1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
6 eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 package (3 ounces) real bacon bits
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
Unroll crust into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; flatten dough and build up edges slightly. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 400° for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk eggs and water. In a small skillet, heat remaining oil until hot. Add eggs; cook and stir over medium heat until completely set.

Spoon eggs over crust. Sprinkle with bacon and cheeses. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 slices.

Recipe found here: Bacon Breakfast Pizza

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Sweet Cherry French Toast

Sweet Cherry French Toast

Ingredients
8 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
6 Eggland’s Best Eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/8 teaspoon salt

CHERRY TOPPING:
4 cups fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons cold water
Vanilla yogurt

Directions
Place the bread in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, syrup, sugar, orange peel and salt. Pour over bread; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In another large bowl, combine the cherries, orange juice and sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Transfer bread slices to another greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Discard any remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the reserved cherry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over French toast; drizzle with yogurt. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Sweet Cherry French Toast

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Maple Nut Coffee Cake

Maple Nut Coffee Cake

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon maple flavoring

FILLING:
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
2 tablespoons butter, melted

GLAZE:
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the contents of the roll mix and yeast packets with the sugar. Stir in water, butter, egg and maple flavoring; mix well.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 2-3 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45-60 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and maple flavoring. Grease a 12-in. pizza pan. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into three portions. Roll each into a 12-in. circle. Place one circle on prepared pan. Brush with a third of the melted butter; sprinkle with a third of the filling. Repeat layers twice. Pinch around edge to seal.

Place a small glass in center of circle. With kitchen scissors, cut from outside edge just to the glass, forming 16 wedges. Twist each wedge five or six times and tuck ends under. Remove glass. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm coffee cake. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe found here: Maple Nut Coffee Cake

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