Orange-Berry Smoothie

What better way to start your day than with a fresh fruit smoothie? Try this recipe to jump start your day!

Orange-Berry Smoothie

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Ingredients
  • 2 navel oranges, peel and pith removed, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

 

Monkey Tails Coffee Cake

Probably the unhealthiest, but most fun coffee cake ever. It’s easy so easy to put together we have it every morning after a holiday at Grandma’s house.

Monkey Tails Coffee Cake

Serves: 6

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Ingredients
  • 4 cans buttermilk biscuits, 10 count
  • ¾ C. butter
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions
  1. Cut biscuits into quarters (use scissors) and cover with sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  2. Layer pieces in a greased tube or Bundt pan (add raisins into each layer if desired)
  3. After layered, pour melted butter over top.
  4. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

 

Creme Brulee French Toast

OK, this recipe is by far one of my favorites!  I’m a big sugar fan, and that MAY be why….or it could be that it is incredibly simple to make and is an AMAZING addition to a “gourmet-like” breakfast.  If you want to surprise your overnight guests with this or even host a brunch party, everyone will be asking for this recipe.  Go on though, take the credit for it and tell them its a secret!  Or…send them to TradtionalFamilyRecipes.com!

Creme Brulee French Toast

Serves: 3

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Ingredients
  • ½ C Unsalted Butter
  • 1 C Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 1 8″-9″ Round Loaf Country-Style Bread
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1½ C Half and Half
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Grand Marnier
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Instructions
  1. Melt the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat and stir frequently until it forms a smooth texture.
  2. Pour into a 13x9x2 baking dish a spread evenly.
  3. Cut off the ends of the bread and slice the remaining bread into 1″ slices (trim the crust off)
  4. Arrange bread slices in the pan without overlapping. Squeeze them together if needed.
  5. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, half and half, vanilla, Grand Marnier, and salt.
  6. Pour mixture over bread, and let chill for at least 8 hours in the refrigerator
  7. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until edges are light-golden (35-40 minutes)

 

 

 

Cinnamon Rolls

One of my favorite things to make for breakfast is a big cinnamon roll with lots of icing on top! My dad knows how to make the best!

Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 16

Ingredients
  • 1 loaf white bread dough,
  • Flour, for dusting surface
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ stick butter, softened
  • Pinch salt
  • Icing:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Spread all of the softened butter over dough and then evenly sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Starting at the long edge, roll up dough. Cut roll into 16 slices and then set aside in a warm place and allow dough to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Divide rolls among 2 lightly buttered round baking pans. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden on top. While the rolls are baking, combine the icing ingredients with an electric mixer until fluffy. Frost the warm rolls with the icing. Serve warm.

Breakfast Egg Casserole

This is also called the drunken casserole at my house. After an evening with friends/family and lots of drinks we all start thinking about breakfast. So we throw together all the ingredients, bake it, have two more beers, and then put it in the fridge. In the morning – there is an amazing casserole waiting to cure our hangovers

Breakfast Egg Casserole

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Sausage (browned and drained)
  • 6 Eggs
  • Dash of Oregano
  • 2 C Milk
  • 6 Slices of Bread (crumbled)
  • ½ tsp Dry Mustard
  • 2 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ tsp Salt

Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients and pour into 9×13” greased pan
  2. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes uncovered
  3. Enjoy!

 

French Toast

It’s a ritual in my house to make French toast over the Holidays! My dad makes the best and it’s one of my favorite foods to eat for breakfast.

French Toast
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Level of Difficulty: Medium It’s a ritual in my house to make French toast over the Holidays! My dad makes the best and it’s one of my favorite foods to eat for breakfast.

Serves: 4

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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 12 thick slices of Bread

Instructions
  1. Whisk the milk and eggs together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook the bread on each side until golden brown.
  4. Serve hot with powdered sugar, fruit, etc. You can add any topping you want!