Wednesday, February 27, 2013

RECIPE WEDNESDAY - Breakfast Pizzas

YUM! This simple breakfast is only 300 calories!

My daughter got us started on these easy-to-make breakfast pizzas. The recipe below makes 12. After they are baked and cooled, I loosen them from the cookie sheet then slide the cookie sheet full into the freezer. When they are frozen, I wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store in a rubbermaid container. Plan ahead for breakfast by placing one pizza (per person) into the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Microwave on 70% power til hot through.

You will need:
1 Jar - TOSTITOS Monterey Jack Queso cheese.
         (Bob doesn't like any level of spice so I use MISSION Cheddar Cheese for his)
1 6- pack Thomas Muffins
18 Eggs
1 16-oz bag Kraft Fiesta Shredded Cheese
1 package Hormel Maple Bacon.
           (although my daughter swears this brand works best, I've had good luck with Corn King)
Onion Powder
2 T. Butter

A extra- large cookie sheet will hold 12 pizzas easy.

Preheat Oven to 425.
Cover the cookie sheet with aluminum foil then spray with non-stick spray

Prepare the muffins by slicing them in half (sandwich style).
Mix 5 eggs with 1/4C plus 1/8 C milk in a bowl.
Dip the muffin halves in the milk wash to coat both sides and place on the cookie sheet.
Place in oven for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven to cool on the cookie sheet.

Make the bacon.
Get a second cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray (NO foil!)
Place the individual bacon slices on the cookie sheet in a single layer.
Bake approx. 12 minutes or until desired crispness. Be prepared for the bacon to smoke. This is the Maple in the bacon. It's fine.

While the bacon is cooking, make the eggs.
Place 12 eggs in a bowl and beat. Add a splash of cold water, salt and onion powder, mix.
In a large skillet over medium heat, place 2 Tbsp Butter and melt.
Add egg mixture and cook like normal scrambled eggs until ALMOST done. You want them about 2 minutes from being done as they will finish cooking in the oven.

Spread 2 Tbsp Cheese sauce on each muffin half.
Separate each strip of bacon into 3 pieces and place them next.
Add about 1/3 C scrambled eggs to each. (This equates out to about 1 egg per person)
Top with 2 Tbsp shredded cheese

Place back in the oven for 3 minutes... just to melt the shredded cheese.

Serve immediately with 1 C. fresh fruit or 1/2 C. canned fruit (rinsed of juice)
I prefer the fresh fruit but where we live it isn't always an option unless I plan to have these the day after we've done the weekly grocery shopping.

You can make several variations of these. You'll just want to watch your calorie swaps
We've used Canadian Bacon slices. 70 cal. per 3 slices
              I use a biscuit cutter to cut the center out - away from that rind edge.
Sausage patties. 90 cal per 1 oz pattie (Jimmy Dean)
Corn King Bacon. 45 cal per strip

You can also make a Sausage gravy variety.
Use a white pepper gravy with a slice of Jimmy Dean sausage (haven't checked cal on canned gravy)

If you plan one morning to make a batch of these, you have quick morning breakfasts that are filling.

Enjoy the Journey!

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