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Homemade Pizza for Breakfast and Dessert
Breakfast Pizza with Sunflower and Blueberry Butter
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:
- Large frying pan
- Knife (to cut pat of butter)
- Spoon (to open seam of crescent package)
- Paper towel (to line plate)
- 1 pack of crescent rolls
- 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 :)
Cook Time for Breakfast Pizza
- Preheat a large frying pan and start melting the butter and oil.
- Unpack the crescent rolls and separate the triangles.
- Place 4 triangle slices in the frying pan and cook on medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes.
- Flip triangles slices over and press down with a spatula to keep from puffing too much. Cook for 3-4 minutes on second side.
- Place cooked slices on a paper towel lined plate.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the remaining 4 triangle slices.
- Serve the cooked slices with the topping or dipping sauces of your choosing!
Trader Joe's Crescent Rolls
|Serving size: 1 roll (28g)|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 11 g||4%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 220 mg||9%|
|* 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.
About the Author
Stephanie Bradberry is a freelance writer and editor. She is an educator, herbalist, and naturopath who runs her own home-based business, Naturally Fit & Well, LLC. One of her favorite pastimes is whipping up or trying out recipes.