How to Make Pizza for Breakfast or Dessert

Breakfast Pizza with Sunflower & Blueberry Butter

Mommy's plate
Mommy's plate | Source

Author's Note

Hello,

Sorry for the blurred lights in the photos. It was early in the morning and my hands were apparently still a little oily from the dough! Do enjoy :)

How It Came To Be

So, here it is a Sunday morning and my kids are asking for blueberry pancakes. Why? Because last night they had a sleepover at their aunt's house, and she made blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Do I have pancake mix in the house? Maybe. But I did not feel like whipping up some batter and then flipping all those hot cakes for my little ones. Plus they were hungry. If you know anything about kids, then you know they ask for something and want it right away. I mean like 10 minutes ago. Could you imagine them waiting for batter to be mixed, the pan to heat up, butter to melt, and things to be plated and served?

So what what were my real options? First, stave them off with some dry cereal and a little diluted juice. Second, sell them on the idea that Mommy was going to make something "interesting" for breakfast. Third, bring this creative breakfast to fruition that would exceed expectations of blueberry pancakes. Fourth, begin creating what would become pizza for breakfast!

Here's what I did:

Outer package of crescent rolls
Outer package of crescent rolls | Source
Grape jelly, sunflower butter, blueberry butter and maple syrup
Grape jelly, sunflower butter, blueberry butter and maple syrup | Source

Hardware Needed:

  • Large frying pan
  • Knife (to cut pat of butter)
  • Spoon (to open seam of crescent package)
  • Spatula
  • Plate
  • Paper towel (to line plate)

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 pack of crescent rolls
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Toppings or dipping sauces of your choice

The options I gave my children were maple syrup, grape jelly, sunflower butter and blueberry butter.

Too Much Sugar?

I am sure some of you are wondering why a mother who eats for her blood type and watches what she eats would feed her children such a breakfast. There is no doubt some of you are trying to count calories in your head along with saturated and unsaturated fats, salt, sugar and more. The reality is, everything in moderation. Normally my son eats cinnamon apple oatmeal from Trader Joe's, and my daughter eats cream of rice. As for me, I fluctuate between a baked sweet potato and cream of rice sweetened with agave nectar. And there are times I even have my miso soup for breakfast. So this was a morning splurg, not that I need to justify my actions. But I just wanted to satiate those who might be thinking I am some sort of terrible mother :)

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Cook Time for Breakfast Pizza

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 13 min
Yields: 8 Pizza Slices
The kids's plates
The kids's plates | Source

Directions:

  1. Preheat a large frying pan and start melting the butter and oil.
  2. Unpack the crescent rolls and separate the triangles.
  3. Place 4 triangle slices in the frying pan and cook on medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Flip triangles slices over and press down with a spatula to keep from puffing too much. Cook for 3-4 minutes on second side.
  5. Place cooked slices on a paper towel lined plate.
  6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the remaining 4 triangle slices.
  7. Serve the cooked slices with the topping or dipping sauces of your choosing!

Trader Joe's Crescent Rolls

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 roll (28g)
Calories 100
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 11 g4%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 220 mg9%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Any Meal Is What You Make It

The beauty of this recipe is it is quick and easy. However, for some that means "compromising" farm to table values or minimally processed foods. This recipe is what you make of it. I used what I had on hand.

You could easily substitute the rolls used to suit gluten intolerance or your knack for making homemade dough.

You have the same options for the toppings or dipping sauces you choose. Go for fresh fruits, low-sugar or no sugar options and more.

Just as you had options listed in the section above, you must make the biggest decision of all. Breakfast or dessert. Will you whip up these faux pizza slices as a morning or evening treat? The choice is up to you. Or, in my case, the kids!


How to Make Croissants from Scratch

Control Your Ingredients Even More

One way to know exactly what you are eating is to make the main aspect of this recipe yourself: dough. Check out this tutorial created by Mary Brown. It takes you through the whole process so you can make your own delicious rolls.

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17 comments

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I wish my mom had served pizza for breakfast. I had a steady diet of Cheerios. LOL Great recipe and nice job of thinking under pressure.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Mmm another great recipe to save.

Eddy.


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Quoteslover 2 years ago

it's too easy to cook :-)


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StephanieBCrosby 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi billybuc,

Being a parent means always thinking under pressure. I am just glad I was able to pull something off. Thanks for reading as usual. I've been off the publishing grid for a while :) But not you!


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StephanieBCrosby 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi Eiddwen,

I am glad you like it :)


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StephanieBCrosby 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi Quoteslover,

Yes, I agree!


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tirelesstraveler 2 years ago from California

What a cool idea. Just like lunchables.

Noticed the T.J. crescent rolls straight off :)


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StephanieBCrosby 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi tirelesstraveler,

If you know anything about the food articles I write, most of them have something to do with an item I purchased at TJ's. I live in that store. If I am not there at least 3 times a week they get concerned. It's like walking into Cheers for me!

Thanks for reading and commenting :)


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teaches12345 2 years ago

This is a great idea for breakfast. It will make the kids really enjoy the meal and add fun to the experience.


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StephanieBCrosby 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hey teaches12345,

Long time no see! My kids really did enjoy having this for breakfast, and I did not hear anything about blueberry pancakes again :)

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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lesliebyars 2 years ago from Alabama

This sounds really great. I love pizza in just about any form. I voted your hub up and useful!


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StephanieBCrosby 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi lesliebyars,

Pizza is awesome! And anything that can be turned into desert wins in my book.

Thanks for reading, commenting and voting.


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Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina

Stephanie-I did a hub similar to this using crescent rolls as 'pizza slices'. Great hub and very effective for staving off the hungry, hungry kiddies. BTW what kid wouldn't want pizza for breakfast? UP/U/I and a 5 star rating. Well done. smart to include the video on making your own dough. Very helpful.


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StephanieBCrosby 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi Denise,

Awesome. I know the idea is not 100% original in terms of using crescent rolls for alternate purposes. But I felt so proud that I was able to whip this out of almost nothing. I can't wait to read your savory use of crescent rolls.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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JoanCA 2 years ago

Great idea. My kids love making homemade pizzas. I wouldn't have thought of breakfast pizza though.


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StephanieBCrosby 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi JoanCA,

Thanks. I think all kids love making homemade pizza in some shape or form. I'm glad this gives you something to add to your repertoire.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

Very cool recipe.

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