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Apricot & White Chocolate Coffee Cake

Ingredients
2 cups biscuit/baking mix
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup white baking chips
1/2 cup apricot preserves

TOPPING:
1/3 cup biscuit/baking mix
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix and sugar. Whisk the egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chips. Pour into a greased 9-in. round baking pan.

Drop preserves by teaspoonfuls over batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl the preserves.

For topping, combine biscuit mix and sugar in small bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Apricot & White Chocolate Coffee

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Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional
3 large bananas, sliced
12 slices egg bread or challah (about 3/4 pound)
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, covered, 30-45 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, allspice and, if desired, pecans. Add bananas; toss gently to coat.

Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Arrange bread over top, trimming to fit as necessary.

Place remaining ingredients in a blender; process just until blended. Pour over bread. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°. Remove French toast from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes. Invert to serve. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

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Italian Sausage Egg Bake

Ingredients
8 slices white bread, cubed
1 pound Italian sausage links, casings removed and sliced
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
9 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups 2% milk
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed

Directions
Place bread cubes in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish; set aside. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Spoon sausage over bread; sprinkle with cheeses.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and seasonings; pour over casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Italian Sausage Egg Bake

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Dutch Apple Pie Muffins

Ingredients
2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

TOPPING:
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons cold butter

BATTER:
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup canola oil

GLAZE:
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons 2% milk

Directions
In a small saucepan, combine the apples, sugar, water and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Sprinkle with flour; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in butter and lemon juice. Remove from the heat; add vanilla. Set aside to cool.

For topping, combine the brown sugar, flour and oats. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, beat the egg, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Drop apple mixture by tablespoonfuls into the center of each muffin. Sprinkle with topping.

Bake at 400° for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over muffins. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Recipe found here: Dutch Apple Pie Muffins

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Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Ingredients
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup finely chopped peeled apple
1/4 cup raisins
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, separated
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

SYRUP:
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2/3 cup apple cider or juice
1 cinnamon stick (1-1/2 inches)
Dash ground nutmeg
Additional butter, optional

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in apple and raisins. Combine the buttermilk, egg yolk, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients. In a small bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form; fold into batter.

Pour batter by heaping 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is lightly browned.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cider until smooth; add cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard cinnamon stick. Stir nutmeg into syrup. Serve pancakes with warm syrup and additional butter if desired. Yield: 6 pancakes (2/3 cup syrup).

Recipe found here: Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

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Cinnamon Bagels with Crunchy Topping Recipe

Cinnamon Bagels with Crunchy Topping Recipe

Ingredients
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
4 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

TOPPING:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 3 tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Shape into 12 balls. Push thumb through each center to form a 1-1/2-in. hole. Stretch and shape dough to form an even ring. Place on a floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water and remaining brown sugar; bring to a boil. Drop bagels, two at a time, into boiling water. Cook for 45 seconds; turn and cook 45 seconds longer. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain well on paper towels.

In a small bowl, mix topping ingredients; sprinkle over bagels. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.

Recipe found here: Cinnamon Bagels with Crunchy Topping Recipe

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Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Ingredients
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract

FILLING:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture. Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt to remaining crumb mixture. Stir in the egg, sour cream and almond extract until blended. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan with removable bottom.

For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar for 1 minute. Add egg; beat just until combined. Spread over crust. Carefully top with pie filling. Sprinkle with almonds and reserved crumb mixture.

Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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