Breakfast and Brunch

Slow Cooker Wheat Berry Cereal

Ingredient List: 

1 cup whole wheat berries
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups water
1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
3 cups fresh fruit (slice bananas or strawberries, chopped kiwifruit, blueberries or raspberries)

Directions:
Combine wheat berries, salt and water in a small (4-quart) slow cooker.  Cook on low setting overnight (about 8 hours).  Spoon cooked cereal into bowls; top with yogurt and fruit.Read more

Swiss Cheese Breakfast Biscuits

Ingredient List: 

1 cup regular whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup cold butter or margarine
1 cup (4 ounces) Swiss cheese, shredded
1 tsp. minced, dried onion flakes* OR 1/3 cup green onions, diced
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup low-fat buttermilk

Directions:

*If using dried onion flakes, let sit in the buttermilk until adding it to the mixture.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in the butter or margarine until the mixture is crumbly.

Stir in the cheese.

Add the eggs, buttermilk and onion. Stir just until moistened (do not over-stir).

Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 425 0 F. for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes: 24 biscuits (24 servings)Read more

Ham and Swiss Breakfast Casserole

Ingredient List: 

6 ounces ham, thinly sliced, low sodium, extra lean (NOT honey-baked ham)
6 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
3 slices enriched white bread
3 slices whole wheat bread
1 cup skim milk
2 eggs, large
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
½ teaspoon “beau monde” seasoning (or alternate)
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1-2 dashes onion powder

Directions:
Lightly spray an 8” xX 8” baking pan with non-stick spray. Lay 3 slices of bread in the bottom. Layer ½ the ham and ½ the cheese. Repeat layer of bread, ham and cheese.
Beat together remaining ingredients and pour over the casserole. Cover and refrigerate over-night. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour at 325 degrees F; serve hot.Read more

Carrot Cranberry Bread

Ingredient List: 

 

I ½ cups bran fiber cereal
1 (14 ounce) can carrots, slices or chopped, drained
½ cup buttermilk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
¼ cup vegetable oil 
2 eggs
¾ cup sugar
2 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup dried, fresh or frozen (thawed) cranberries, chopped

 

Makes 18 slices

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Pear and Bacon Waffle Bake

Ingredient List: 

 

6 4-inch round frozen waffles, wholegrain, thawed
1 15-ounce can sliced pears in 100% pear juice, 
well-drained, diced
12 slices precooked, thin sliced, maple bacon, diced
8 large eggs
1 1/2 cups 1% milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Crepe Cake With Ham and Spinach

Ingredient List: 

2 9-ounce packages frozen creamed spinach, (2 cups) (choose “with real cream sauce”)
1 12-ounce package diced boneless, lean ham, low-sodium if available
2 large eggs
1 cup 1% milk
10 prepared 9-inch French crepes 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together the creamed spinach and ham until blended.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.

Lay one crepe in the bottom of the prepared cake pan. Spread a little of the spinach over the crepe. Repeat with all the crepes and all the spinach, ending with a crepe. Pour the egg mixture over and around the crepe cake. Bake 45-50 minutes, until lightly puffed in the center and nicely browned.Read more

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredient List: 

1 package active dry yeast or quick-rise yeast
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 cup warm water (105° to 115°F)
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
1 large egg
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
Cinnamon Smear:
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup flour or cake crumbs
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon or to taste

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Breakfast Biscuit

Ingredient List: 

2 cups all-purpose flour **
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup 2% milk

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 450°F.

In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in dry mixture; add milk all at once. Stir with fork just until dough clings together. Knead gently on lightly floured surface (10 to 12 strokes). Roll or pat dough to ½-inch thickness. Cut with 2½-inch biscuit cutter; dip cutter into flour between cuts. Bake on an un-greased baking sheet in preheated oven until golden, about 12 minutes.
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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Ingredient List: 

2 cups white whole wheat flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 ½ Tablespoons olive oil
2 large eggs
1 ½ cup mashed bananas (about 5 medium bananas).  Extra-ripe bananas or previously frozen bananas can be used for a more intense banana flavor.
1/3 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium-sized bowl. 

Put sugar, butter and olive oil into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixture until well blended.  Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add mashed bananas and yogurt then beat until well blended.  Add flour mixture and beat at low speed just until blended.

Pour batter into a 9 x 4 x 4-inch loaf pan, which has been generously greased (oil or non-stick cooking spray can be used) and floured to prevent sticking.Read more

Almond Breakfast Bread

Ingredient List: 

1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
4 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon gluten flour
1/4 cup almond paste E (cut into small pieces)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon almond extract
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions: 
Add all the ingredients in the order listed into the bread pan. Follow the instructions for your machine. Let cool and then glaze, if desired.

Glaze
In medium bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 to 3 tablespoons milk and ½ teaspoon almond extract. Top with sliced almonds.

Be sure to use almond paste, not marzipan.

Servings:   1, 2lb. loaf – about 12 slices (bread machine recipe)

Calories/Serving:  231Read more

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