Personalized Baked Breakfast Bites
Perfect Breakfast Solution for the Whole Family
Ahhh, Sunday morning. You've got your Sunday paper, everyone's home from work, or school, or maybe (dare I say?) you just got home from church. Everyone is hungry. But.... Dad Wants something with bacon.... Little Jessica hates bacon. Mom wants something with Biscuits... Little Tommy prefers eggs. Well, The solution(ish!) is here! Baked Breakfast Bites can each be personalized individually, so as to appeal to everyone's unique tastes ^.^ This recipe is very versatile, and can fit most any diet. Below is the way I typically make them for my family (thankfully we all like the same things!) but you'll be able to see how easily you can customize it to each individuals wants :)
These are simple enough to make, though in total, will take about 20-25 minutes from start to eating your delicious breakfast.
This Version in particular is for a scrambled egg, bacon and cheese biscuit bake, but again, you can add anything you can imagine to these, and i'll give some variations i like in the end (including an eggless variation). This recipe will make three "2 Breakfast bite" servings. Personally, I'll usually eat three of the "bites" when I make these. They are each about the size of a standard cupcake (not a mini or a giant, though i imagine you could make them those sizes too).
-1 cup of Bisquick: for biscuits, I LOVE bisquick, but you can use any biscuit, pancake mix, or your own homemade mix.
-1/2 cup of milk, and a little extra if you like some in your scrambled eggs/omelets.
-1 pad/slice of butter, cut into 6 small wedges (optional)
-Toppings! In this recipe, I used crushed bacon and american cheese, but you can add anything you like.
-Preheat your oven to 400 F.
-First, combine your 1 cup of Bisquick or biscuit mix and 1/2 cup of milk. You want it to form a kind of thick batter. Get most of the lumps out!
-Scramble those eggs! You can add milk to make them more omelet like. If you want to add any seasonings into the eggs directly, now is the time.
-If you have them, line 6 cupcakes slots with foil liners. I used paper this time around to try it out.... use foil. you'll want the strength. If you don't have any cupcake liners, you can HEAVILY grease the muffin pan instead, but use actual butter, butter substitute, lard, or crisco (whatever you prefer). do NOT use a spray on oil. It wont keep the eggs from baking to the pan, and trust me when i say, that is a very tough thing to clean off.
-with your muffin pan ready with grease of liners, pour the biscuit mixture into each cup, about 1/3 to 1/2 full. (Optional) Cut your pad/slice of butter into 6, and put one wedge in the center of each biscuit.
-Then, pour your scrambled eggs over each biscuit, filling the cups close to the top. Just pour a little in each one until you have them all even.
-With the biscuit and egg in place, you're just about done! If you want to add bacon or anything else (except cheese, that goes on later) nows the time. just sprinkle it or place it into the eggs on top, and itll bake right in.
-Now that your toppings are on, go ahead and put it in the oven at 400 F for 12 minutes, middle rack.
~ while cooking, typically, the eggs will sink through the biscuit mix as it rises, leaving a nice sort of light crust on the top of the biscuit, an perfectly cooked eggs on the bottom.
-in the last minute of baking, if you want to add any cheese to the top, do so. If you want the cheese a little crispy, you can add it a little earlier, or leave it in for an extra minute or so. This recipe is VERY hard to ruin (maybe that is why I like it so much?)
And viola! A hot, hearty breakfast is born! Best Eaten hot. I Like them with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder, but a few people who have had them actually like it with pancake syrup. But no matter how you eat it, so long as you enjoy, you did it right! ^.^
What else can you do with these?
What else can you do with these? You eat them. Not much else needs to be said, unless you'd like a lesson on the digestive system. But there are a lot of other variations to this recipe that I love! lets go back to the basic recipe, just the biscuit.. You can omit the egg, and add these instead, or keep it and just have the extra flavors!:
-Sauteed onions and peppers
-chopped breakfast sausage
-hash browns/baked or fried potato wedges.
-Sliced or cubed ham
-Thin sliced steak or steak-ums with black pepper is great!
-Mushrooms are popular in omelets, probably goes great here too (I dont eat mushrooms though, so I'll take your word on it)
-My favorite- Baby spinach, bacon and onion!
~~~If you want to omit the egg, heres a few suggestions for balancing out the bites, or giving them a different twist
-Omit the egg, put a thick slice of breakfast sausage in. fill the muffin tin with 1/3 biscuit mix, then add the slice of sausage, and add a thin layer of biscuit mix on top. itll make a nice mini sandwich :)
-Omit the egg, mix together some brown sugar and cinnamon. give the biscuit a swirl of the mixture, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar on top.
-Try using egg substitute in place of real eggs. It should work just fine with this recipe as well :)
Looking for a Sweeter Dish?
Not your thing? or maybe you're finding this way past bedtime, and want to make a quick dish to satisfy your sweet tooth? I suggest you try my Minute Brownies! Hot, gooey, and sure tofix your cravings! http://mikebridge.hubpages.com/hub/Minute-Brownies