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Eggs Baked in Peppers

Eggs Baked in Peppers

Packed with protein these easy Eggs Baked in Peppers will keep you feeling satisfied all morning and give you that extra energy for anything that comes your way.  Customize your preferences by cooking these a few minutes less or a couple of minutes longer depending upon your “egg-traordinary” tastes!

Eggs Baked in Pepper

Whether you’re looking for a new breakfast favorite to enjoy during a casual weekend at home or a fresh idea for a brunch gathering, these Eggs Baked in Peppers are destined to become a new morning go-to. Fresh and filling with just the right amount of savory indulge, this versatile recipe can be adapted to please every appetite.

Eggs Baked in Pepper

How-To Make the Perfect Batch of Breakfast Peppers

One of our favorite things about this recipe is how easy it is to scale. You can just as easily bake one breakfast pepper as you can ten! So whether you’re feeding the family or hosting a houseful this recipe can save a lot of time and dishes!

To get started you’ll want to prepare your Good Cook 13 Inch x 9 Inch Cookie Sheet with a layer of parchment. Prep your peppers by slicing off the tops and cleaning out the seeds. Place the peppers on your cookie sheet and douse with a healthy drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. The peppers take a bit longer to cook than the eggs, which is why it’s important to roast them empty before adding the egg. Once the peppers are tender, you can add the egg and any toppings. We love the simplicity of the pepper and eggs seasoned with just a dash of cream and salt and pepper, but if you are craving a bit more flavor the possibilities are endless!

Eggs Baked in Pepper

Fun Flavor Twists

Personalizing these Eggs Baked in Peppers is easy! Get creative with what you have on hand, but below are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese: A classic breakfast combo! Add the egg to the pepper and top with a sprinkle of crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.
  • Southwest Peppers: Add a spoonful of black beans to the bottom of the pepper. Top with the egg, a sprinkle of taco seasoning and cheese. Garnish with diced green peppers and serve with your favorite salsa.
  • Pesto Peppers: Bake the eggs as written and serve with a spoonful of fresh pesto, diced tomatoes, and pine nuts.

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Eggs in Baked Peppers

Start your morning off right with veggies and soft-baked eggs. This simple recipe makes it easy to get more healthy greens in your a.m!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 red, green, or yellow bell peppers
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice bell peppers in half, cutting through the center of each pepper. Discard the top half of the pepper. Place bottom halves of peppers on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Salt and pepper generously. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until the peppers begin to soften slightly. Remove peppers from the oven, crack an egg into the center of each pepper. Drizzle cream across the top of the egg. Return to oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, just until the egg whites are cooked. Remove and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes before serving to give the egg time to set up. Garnish with diced scallions and tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy.

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  • Serving Size: 4

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Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep

Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb all season long!
Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep all season long!

Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb all season long!

We love warm, autumn-inspired spices, and this recipe brings you a perfectly seasoned, comforting and satisfying dish that you can enjoy any time of day. With a nutritious dose of butternut squash and cranberries paired with protein-rich sausage, we’ve got all our favorite fall flavors combined in a delicious sweet and savory skillet meal. Make this for a protein-packed breakfast, an easy weeknight meal or even Sunday brunch. Kick up the protein by adding in some hard-boiled eggs.       

Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb all season long!

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A GoodCook 2 Compartment Rectangular Meal Prep Container is the perfect size for this tasty Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep. We used a GoodCook Touch Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife for dicing, then cooked everything up in a GoodCook Smart Choice Fry Pan. It has an easy clean nonstick interior and a bakelite handle so you won’t get burned. Let’s get started on this nutritious flavor-packed meal!

Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb all season long!

Cooking and Storing Butternut Squash

  • Look for a large butternut squash in the produce aisle or farmer’s market for batch cooking. Peel butternut squash with a GoodCook Y Shape Peeler. Cut butternut squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Dice into 1” chunks with a GoodCook Touch Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife.
  • Set aside enough butternut squash for the meal prep recipe and freeze the rest. To freeze, place raw chunks on a sheet pan and place in freezer. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a resealable freezer bag. Frozen squash lasts for up to a year in the freezer.
  • To thaw frozen squash, place in fridge overnight and cook as instructed below.
  • To cook squash for the meal prep, preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange squash on a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Pan and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until slightly browned and tender.

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Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep

Feed your soul with this warmly spiced butternut squash with tart cranberries and sausage. A comforting and filling meal for any time of day.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 cup cranberries
  • 1 lb. sausage, sugar and nitrate free
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons sage
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

Add olive oil to a large skillet and bring to medium heat.
Add butternut squash with nutmeg, sage and thyme. Stir to combine and cook 5 minutes until softened.
Add cranberries and sausage to the pan. Cook another 5-7 minutes to desired tenderness.
This recipe goes great with these recommended sides to complete your meal:

This recipe goes great with these recommended sides to complete your meal:

 Hard-boiled Eggs

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Strawberry Banana Blender Pancakes

Strawberry Banana Blender Pancakes

Treat your family to a sweet surprise this Valentine’s Day by whipping up a batch of these beautiful Strawberry Banana Pancakes! The strawberry-studded batter comes together quickly with a whirl of the blender and cooks up to a perfectly pink color, which pairs nicely with the Good Cook heart-shaped silcone Pancake Mold. Serve with sliced bananas and heart-shaped strawberries for a breakfast as special as the sweethearts in your life.

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Mixed Berry. Add in a mix of blackberries, blueberries and raspberries for berry beautiful pancakes!
  • Spiced Banana. Nix the strawberries and stir in a teaspoon of chai tea mix, instead. Perfect for fall!
  • Whip It Up. Whip fresh cream with maple syrup for a deliciously sweet topping. Or serve pancakes topped with ice cream, and make it a dessert!

Strawberry Banana Pancakes

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Strawberry Banana Blender Pancakes

Heart-shaped Strawberry Banana Pancakes make a sweet start to any day.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • • 1 banana
  • • 1/2 cup flour
  • • 1 egg
  • • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • • pinch salt
  • • vanilla
  • • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • • 4 large strawberries
  • • 1 cup maple syrup
  • • For garnish: fresh strawberries & banana slices

Instructions

Place banana, flour, egg, baking powder, salt, vanilla, buttermilk, sugar and strawberries into a blender. Puree until smooth. Heat a Good Cook Non-stick Double Griddle over medium heat. Spray pan lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Spray a Good Cook Silicone Pancake Mold with nonstick cooking spray, then set it onto the hot griddle. Drizzle batter into the mold and allow batter to cook until bubbles begin to form on the inside of the pancake. Use the silicone handle to gently remove the mold from the pan. Use a Good Cook Pancake Turner to flip the pancake and cook until the opposite side is golden brown. Serve pancakes topped with fresh strawberries, bananas, and maple syrup. Enjoy!

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Asparagus, Ham & Potato Frittata

Looking for a beautiful morning dish for Sunday Brunch or simply to serve as a scrumptious casual breakfast? This beautiful frittata is loaded with incredible, hearty flavors–salty ham, creamy Havarti cheese, tender red potatoes, fresh onions & garlic, and crunchy green asparagus. It makes a surprisingly simple one-dish delight. Perfect for any occasion that calls for a fork, a plate, and your belly full of truly good food.

Asparagus, Ham & Potato Fritatta

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

      • Spring Greens. Toss in spicy dandelion greens, arugula or peas for a delicious upgrade.
      • Swap the Cheese. Any kind of cheese will do. Sharp cheeses, especially.  Feta, parmesan or Monterey Jack are especially nice.
      • Add Bacon. Sausage also works! Just make sure you add a cooked meat to the mix, as it won’t have time to fully bake through without pre-cooking.

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Asparagus, Ham & Potato Fritatta

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Asparagus Ham and Potato Fritatta

Asparagus, Ham & Potato Fritatta
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 red potatoes
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/3 cup asparagus
  • 1/2 cup ham, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup havarti, gruyere, or white cheddar cheese, cut into chunks
  • fresh ground pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

Pierce potatoes with a fork and cook in microwave for 3-4 minutes, or just until tender. Remove and cut into bite-sized chunks.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, flour, milk, and salt. Set aside.
Place a Good Cook 10-inch skillet or cast iron skillet on a large stove burner. Turn heat to medium.
Melt butter in the skillet, add onions, garlic, and chopped potatoes. Cook until the onions are caramelized and slightly golden brown.
Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Sprinkle asparagus, ham, and cheese chunks around the skillet. Sprinkle with fresh-ground pepper. Immediately turn the heat to low. Cover skillet with a lid (or a large plate). Doing so will allow the frittata to cook evenly through the center, without burning on the bottom. Leave covered and allow to cook over low heat for 10-12 minutes, or until the center of the frittata is set. Remove from heat and allow to set for 1-2 minutes before slicing and serving. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

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  • Serving Size: 1 slice
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Triple Berry Muffins

Bakery Style Triple Berry Muffins with Homemade Streusel

Bakery style streusel muffins, absolutely brimming with berries? We’ve got the best recipe ever. And it took us 3 batches to perfect. So you’ll be glad to know that this recipe isn’t just a good one. It’s been tried, tested, tested, tested and given the thumbs up after several attempts.

When it comes to baking up those oversized bakery muffins (the ones you’ll pay up to $5 for in the store!) it’s hard to find a batter that bakes up light and buttery, holds together well once cooled, all without being overly cakey and dense. So that was our mission when we hit the kitchen for this one. Make the perfect, just-the-the-bakery muffin. Not too thick. Just the right sweetness. Tender and tasty. 

The first batch was too heavy. The second batch was too oily. But (and now this is starting to sound strangely like Goldilocks here, isn’t it?) the third batch was just right. So, grab your batter bowls and whip this one up. 

These giant muffins are a meal unto themselves. Perfect for breakfast on the go, or Sunday brunch with friends. Pair ’em with bacon and mimosas, or enjoy them on their own. No matter how you bite into them, we think you’ll agree, these bakery-style muffins are truly the berry best.

Bakery Style Triple Berry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Go Chocolate. Swap out the berries for chocolate chips. Stir in 1 cup of mini chips, or oversized chips, for an extra-sweet option.
  • Go Mango. Add in 1 diced mango and 1/2 cup shredded coconut (instead of berries) for a tropical twist.
  • Keep it Simple. Don’t want to stir in all three types of berries? Just one will do. Add blueberries only, or raspberries or blackberries. And keep this muffin recipe sweet and simple.

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Triple Berry Muffins

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Bakery Style Triple Berry Muffins with Streusel Topping

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Triple Berry Muffin

Bakery-style streusel topped muffins full of three kinds of fresh berries. Absolutely delicious!

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat together the btuter, eggs, and sugar until fluffy. Add the flour, vanilla, baking soda and beat until well mixed. Add milk and lemon zest, beating until batter is smooth. Fold in raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Spoon into a well-greased or cupcake paper-lined Good Cook 6-Cup Texas Muffin Pan. In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the streusel mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of each muffin. Bake in preheated oven for 23-27 minutes

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  • Serving Size: 12
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Caramel Apple Ring Pancakes

Caramel Apple Ring Pancakes

Sliced Apple Pancakes – apple rings are dipped in pancake batter and then cooked until golden brown for a sweet breakfast treat. 

Something about fall means cozy weekend mornings at home.  Hanging out in our pajamas and just being lazy.  But those weekend mornings aren’t complete without a delicious and comforting breakfast.  Now if only I could find a way for the breakfast to just appear and the clean up to magically be done.  Then lazy weekends would be complete.

Sliced Apple Pancakes - apple rings are dipped in pancake batter and then cooked until golden brown for a sweet breakfast treat.

Pancakes are one of my favorite things to have for breakfast.  Super light and fluffy pancakes topped with maple syrup can be hard to beat.  But there is one problem.  They don’t always fill you up.  So today we are fixing that.  We are taking apple slices and turning them into pancakes!  You still get light and fluffy pancakes, but you get a sweet crisp apple in the middle.  A fun little twist with all the apples that are in season right now.

Sliced Apple Pancakes - apple rings are dipped in pancake batter and then cooked until golden brown for a sweet breakfast treat.

Apple pancakes are super easy to make. You can use whatever your favorite pancake recipe is.  I used a box mix for these.  You just dip the thinly sliced apples in the prepared pancake batter, and place in a hot skillet.  The pancakes cook up and the apple inside stays a little crispy.  Top with warm maple syrup for a breakfast everyone will love!

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A perfect, simple Christmas Morning breakfast, these caramel apple ring pancakes start with boxed pancake mix, and come together quick.

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Sliced Apple Pancakes

Sliced Apple Pancakes - apple rings are dipped in pancake batter and then cooked until golden brown for a sweet breakfast treat.

Sliced Apple Pancakes – apple rings are dipped in pancake batter and then cooked until golden brown for a sweet breakfast treat.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large apples, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 batch pancake batter (box mix or homemade)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp caramel ice cream sauce

Instructions

Heat a non-skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Prepare pancake batter according to package instructions. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Dip apples into prepared pancake batter. Let excess batter drip off and place in hot pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Whisk together maple syrup and caramel sauce. Drizzle over pancakes.

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Nutella Stuffed French Toast

Nutella Stuffed French Toast | Delicious idea for breakfast or brunch | mothers day recipe, breakfast in bed, nutella, chocolate, stuffed french toast, easy breakfast, sweet, delicious

This delicious stuffed french toast is the perfect recipe for breakfast, brunch, or Mother’s Day. It takes just about 10 minutes to prepare, less than 10 minutes to cook, and looks beautiful on a serving platter. Even better? The flavor combo—hazelnut chocolate, strawberries, and maple syrup—is inspired. Sweet, rich, and delicious.

Nutella Stuffed French Toast | Delicious idea for breakfast or brunch | mothers day recipe, breakfast in bed, nutella, chocolate, stuffed french toast, easy breakfast, sweet, delicious

Get Creative with Breakfast

Make this delicious recipe even more decadent. A few ideas:

  • Swap out the Nutella for almond butter or peanut butter and chocolate chips
  • Fill with a layer of jam and creamy mascarpone cheese
  • Top with ice cream and drizzle with caramelsyrups & sprinkles for dessert

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Nutella Stuffed French Toast

A twist on a breakfast classic combines your favorite hazelnut chocolate spread with fresh strawberries. There is no doubt that this week become your new weekend splurge.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Texas Toast
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp almond flour (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

Whisk together egg, milk and vanilla. Dip open-facing sides of toast in the egg mixture. Sprinkle with almond flour. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook egg-coated sides of the toast in the skillet until golden brown. Transfer to a plate and cool slightly. Microwave strawberries and maple syrup together for 90 seconds. Drizzle over French Toast. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!

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4-Ingredient Chocolate Bar Danish

How to Make a Gooey Chocolate Danish with Just 2 Basic Ingredients. Video tutorial included! You need this crazy delish croissant hack in your life.

Golden, flaky and amazingly delicious, this oozy chocolate Danish is just the perfect complement to any cup of coffee, it’s also super easy to make. You need just 4 simple ingredients and one sturdy baking sheet to get started. Prep it in 10 minutes, bake and you’ll be pulling apart a hot, flaky pastry in less time than it takes to hit the corner store bakery.

You can use either milk or dark chocolate for this recipe. We’ve tried both and recommend using dark chocolate. Milk chocolate ends up tasting tremendously sweet. But dark chocolate recreates that classic flavor of a Paris croissant.

Another trick to Danish success? Make sure you cook the puffed pastry until it is medium golden brown. Though the sheets will turn light golden, the pastry doesn’t puff into flaky layers until it’s had ample time to crisp. So, leave that pastry in the oven long enough to completely cook.

Ready to try it out? You can print the recipe below. But before that, why not watch this yummy wonder come together? We’ve cooked one up in our own kitchen, so you can see just how worthwhile it is to cook one up in yours!

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4-Ingredient Chocolate Bar Puffed Pastry

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Chocolate Bar Danish

2 basic ingredients plus an egg and sugar. That’s all you need to make these insanely delicious slices of chocolate croissant.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1 large (4.25 oz) chocolate bar, dark or milk
  • 1 egg
  • sugar for sprinkling.

Instructions

Thaw your puff pastry sheet according to directions on the label. Once thawed, lay flat on a cutting board. Lay your chocolate bar on top of the puff pastry sheet. Using a pizza cutter or pastry wheel, slice diagonally from the edge of the pastry sheet to the edge of the chocolate bar all the way down until you have made slits all along the edges of both sides. Fold the diagonal strips you have formed onto the chocolate bar overlapping and forming a braid appearance as best as possible. The main point is to make sure to cover any of the exposed chocolate. Trim any excess where needed and use to path any holes if necessary. In a separate bowl, whisk an egg to make an egg wash for the pastry. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then lay your pastry on top. Brush the egg wash onto the pastry and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool slightly, then cut and serve!

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  • Serving Size: 1

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3-Ingredient Easy Kouign Amann Pastries

How to Make a 3-Ingredient Kouign Amann

Legend has it that the Kouign Amann (pronounced “Queen Aman”) is only made in 6 bakeries in the United States. Hot out of the oven, these pastries create an almost custard-like center, with a crème-brulee like top of caramelized sugar and butter.

Though these pastries are traditionally finicky—and can cost up to $5 per serving—our recipe offers up the ultimate hack. Three ingredients and less than 30 minutes, and you’ll have 9 perfectly flaky morsels, which taste incredible with a cup of hot coffee.

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3-Ingredient Easy Kouign Amann Pastries

Traditionally Kouign Amann takes hours to make, but a few kitchen tricks will have you enjoying the dramatic flakey layers of this buttery, carmelized pastry in less then an hour.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9

Ingredients

  • 1 package puffed pastry
  • 18 tablespoons Challenge Butter, salted
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar

Instructions

Remove both sheets of puffed pastry from the box, allowing them to thaw at room temperature for 1 hour before making your pastries. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Good Cook muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. Lay thawed puffed pastries flat on a clean workspace. Spread 6 tablespoons of melted butter on top of one of the sheets of pastry dough. Immediately coat butter with 1/3 cup of sugar. Lay the second piece of puffed pastry on top of the layer of sugar. Spread 6 tablespoons of melted butter on top of the second sheet of pastry dough. Top with 1/3 cup sugar. With a very sharp knife, slice pastry sheet into 9 squares. Fold the edges of each square into the center of each square, then drop each folded pastry into the prepared muffin tins. Drizzle ¾ tablespoons of melted butter on top of each pastry. Sprinkle generously with sugar. Three of the muffin cups will remain unfilled with pastry. Pour a small amount of water into the empty muffin tins to keep the empty muffin tins from burning. Bake in preheated oven for 14-18 minutes, or until the pastries are deep golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven, and immediately turn pastries out of the muffin tin to keep them from sticking. Cool slightly before serving.

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Holiday Breakfast Casserole: Easy, Cheesy Sausage and Potato Bake

How to Make a Christmas Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast is such a special time of the day in our house on holidays and weekends.

Throughout the week, the mornings are rushed. Everyone grabs a bowl of cereal or microwaves themselves some oatmeal. If we’re really lucky, there might be a leftover muffin or two to devour. Weekday breakfasts are hurried, as we’re all getting ready for work and school. 

Weekends, however, are perfect for a hearty breakfast. Something hot and filling, full of protein and maybe some veggies, served to a table full of family dressed in pajamas. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? 

Of course, just because I like to serve a big breakfast on weekends and holidays, this doesn’t mean that I like to spend my entire morning cooking. No, weekends are my lazy time. 

Cheesy potatoes and spicy sausage make this easy breakfast casserole a family favorite!

Enter this simple sausage and potato breakfast casserole. With a short list of ingredients and minimal prep time, it’s the perfect option for a family breakfast. 

I keep this extra easy by using a well seasoned sausage. My family loves the “hot” breakfast sausage, but mild will work as well. You might consider trying the maple sausage as well, for a sweet and salty twist to this recipe. 

I also keep the prep work to a minimum by starting with a bag of frozen hash browns mixed with peppers and onions. Most brands call these potatoes O’Brien and they’re a great way to cut time in the kitchen. No need to chop your own veggies and dirty extra dishes here! 

Everything bakes up hot and bubbly, oozing with cheese and bursting with flavor, in a Good Cook AirPerfect 9×13 Baking Dish. This heavy-gauge nonstick pan is my favorite – it’s so versatile and goes from breakfast casserole to brownies in the blink of an eye. Not that you’ll be needing brownies anytime soon after munching on this filling breakfast! 

This is especially good on Christmas morning. At my house, the kids get lots of candy in their stockings, so serving something hearty and savory like this breakfast casserole is a must to keep them from having too much sugar first thing in the morning.

Cheesy potatoes and spicy sausage make this easy breakfast casserole a family favorite!

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Cheesy Sausage & Potato Breakfast Casserole

An easy, cheesy casserole loaded with potatoes, sausage, and eggs.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spicy breakfast sausage
  • 28 ounce bag frozen hash browns with peppers and onions
  • 1 cup grated colby jack cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the sausage, crumbling it as it cooks, over medium heat in a large skillet. Drain the grease and add to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the potatoes and cheese to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour over the potato mixture and stir to coat. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Add potato mixture to the pan and bake, covered, for 25 minutes. Remove cover from pan and continue baking for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.


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Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns

Small Batch Mini Orange
Craving orange rolls, but don’t have time to make them from scratch? Wish you could have homemade sweet rolls, but don’t want to make a whole batch? These simple Small Batch Orange Pecan Sticky Bun recipe is about to become your new favorite recipe hack!

I take my sticky buns very seriously. I make them often, as they are a highly requested recipe here at my house.

Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns recipe

There are a lot of times when I only want or need to have one or two, and not a huge pan of sticky buns. Not to mention that it is a lot of time and effort for just a few bites.

Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns recipe

Typically I make a rich egg dough and enough to feed a small army, but I’ve discovered a hack that I might like even better.

Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns recipe

My trick for making Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns…frozen puff pastry!

Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns recipe

Puff pastry works perfectly and takes about 1/100th of the time to make. I cut this recipe down to fit into a 12 cup Nonstick Mini Muffin Pan. It’s the perfect amount for an afternoon snack or served alongside your favorite cup of tea.

Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns recipe

I even streamlined this recipe enough that you don’t need to make a separate glaze and filling. One mixtures does the job. Spoon a small amount into the bottom of each cup and use the remaining to spread over the puff pastry before you roll it. This recipe takes no time to get into the oven. Grab a Good Cook 12-Cup Mini Muffin Tin, then scroll below for the recipe. You’ll have a small batch of sweet rolls ready to come out of the oven in 45 minutes or less!

Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns recipe

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Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns

Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns recipe

Small Batch Orange Pecan Mini Sticky Buns made with puff pastry and scented with orange and honey.

  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 42 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup butter, room temperature 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 sheet store­bought puff pastry, thawed

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, mix together butter, brown sugar, honey, salt, orange zest, and cinnamon. Place one teaspoon of butter mixture into bottom of mini muffin tin. Sprinkle a few pecan pieces on top. Roll out puff pastry on a floured board. Spread remaining butter mixture over the dough. Sprinkle remaining pecan pieces. Roll half of the dough up to the middle. Roll the second half to meet the first. Slice into 12 1­inch pieces. (You may have some scraps.) Place the rolled dough in the prepared muffin tins. Press gently into the butter mixture. Place muffin tin on a baking sheet lined with foil. (Just in case you some overflow.) Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling. Let sit in the pan for 3 minutes, then carefully turn out to cool.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12

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Cookies for Breakfast: Pumpkin Maple Morning Cookies

Pumpkin Maple Breakfast Cookies

It’s hard to believe, but back to school season is here again. And with back to school season comes my favorite season of all – pumpkin season! I’m popping in today with a recipe to celebrate both!

Busy mornings are downright stressful. Getting everyone dressed, feeding them something nutritious to keep their little bellies full until lunch time, packing them a lunch that they will maybe consider eating, stuffing all of the papers strewn across the dining room table into the correct book bag, and finding the missing left shoe takes quite a bit of time. I think I can help things go a little bit smoother though. 

Enter these pumpkin maple breakfast cookies!

Yep, you heard that right! Cookies. For breakfast! Pumpkin Maple Breakfast cookies - packed with fiber and protein and ZERO refined sugar!

If your kiddos are anything like mine, they’ll jump at the idea of cookies for breakfast. You don’t even need to feel an ounce of guilt about it, because these cookies are loaded with good stuff. 

These cookies have fiber-packed pumpkin and oats, protein-rich almond butter and almond flour, and the only sweetener you’ll find inside is pure maple syrup. The fiber and protein work together to keep tummies full and give everyone plenty of energy to get through their day.

Serve with a glass of milk for a super fun breakfast that you know is going to get gobbled up. 

The batter for these is quick to prepare. You’ll just need a mixing bowl and a wooden spoon. Use your Good Cook Stainless Steel Cookie Dropper to drop balls of the dough into your hands and then gently shape them into hearts. If you’d prefer to save even more time, just drop the dough right onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and lightly flatten them before baking. Heart shapes are fun, but not necessary! 

Your batter will be thick and a bit sticky. I like to let it chill in the fridge for 10 minutes before shaping it into hearts. You can skip that step if you won’t be shaping the dough. 

Once baked, these are great straight off the baking sheet. You can store them, covered, for up to one week or make a larger batch and freeze them for another time. Pumpkin Maple Breakfast cookies - packed with fiber and protein and ZERO refined sugar!

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Pumpkin Maple Breakfast Cookies

Soft and thick cookies that make a healthy breakfast treat!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 11
  • Total Time: 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pumpkin
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ⅔ cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

Add the pumpkin, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Stir in the oats, almond flour, whole wheat flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Use a large cookie scoop to drop balls of dough on a parchment lined baking sheet. Shape the balls into a heart. The dough will be fairly sticky, but workable. Bake at 350 degrees for exactly 11 minutes. Cool before serving. Store covered for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
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How to Make French Toast Rollups!
French Toast Roll Ups – Bring breakfast to a whole new level with these roll ups.  French toast filled with strawberries and chocolate hazelnut spread!

French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts. It is a family tradition that we have it every year on Christmas. Usually thick cut French toast with maple syrup and sausage is our traditional breakfast. For whatever reason, we hardly ever have it the rest of the year. I used to make a couple slices for my son at least one a week, but even that is rare these days. His favorite way to eat French toast is topped with diced strawberries and maple syrup. Which got me to thinking about a fun twist I could put on French toast for him.

French Toast Roll Ups - Bring breakfast to a whole new level with these roll ups.  French toast filled with strawberries and chocolate hazelnut spread

These French Toast Roll Ups are filled chocolate hazelnut spread and diced strawberries. Two of his favorite things in one little bite, I knew he would be thrilled! French toast roll ups are great for little kids, because they can eat them with their hands. Fun for them to just pick up and dunk in maple syrup. Plus you can fill them with just about anything that your family likes. Peanut butter? Go for it, it will be like peanut butter & jelly for breakfast! Want it savory? Use sausage links! So easy to switch up and make everyone happy.

French toast rolls ups are a fun new twist on a classic.  Filled with chocolate hazelnut spread and strawberries these are sure to please!

French toast rolls ups are quick and easy to make. All you have to do is use a rolling pin to flatten slices of bread. Then spread chocolate hazelnut spread over each slice and sprinkle on a few strawberries. After you roll them up, just dip in the same egg/milk mixture you would when you make traditional French toast. Great for a special breakfast or even an after school snack. I made these for my son for his birthday breakfast. He was pretty excited, and now thinks they need to be a regular occurrence. Can’t say I blame him, anything with chocolate hazelnut spread has my heart.

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Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

These lemon scented blueberry pancakes are so fluffy and light. They highlight what is best about the warmer months – fresh berries and lots of bright citrus. You can easily use raspberries or strawberries in place of the blueberries, but blueberries are my favorite in a pancake. I think that they hold up better to heat than delicate red berries.

The secret ingredient for these delectable pancakes is sour cream. It adds an extra layer of tang and a little lift to make them even fluffier.

I like to top mine with some uncooked blueberries, pure maple syrup, and extra butter.

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

 In another bowl, whisk together sour cream, milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, melted butter, egg, and vanilla.

Gently fold in blueberries. (I like to reserve some uncooked ones for serving.)

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Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Now it’s time to heat a skillet over medium heat. Melt a tablespoon of butter and pour about ¼ cup of batter onto hot griddle pan.

Cook until the pancake begins to bubble around the edges. Carefully flip, and cook the other side until cooked through.

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

 Serve with fresh blueberries, maple syrup, and and extra butter. Enjoy!

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

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Turn This Recipe into DIY Designer Pancakes!

Make Your Own Decorative Pancake with The Good Cook Pancake Creator!Get the kids involved in breakfast making or show your artistic side with the Good Cook Pancake Creator. Measure and mix your batter right in the dispenser and turn this recipe in a billion fun shapes that you create! Features an interchangeable heat-resistant nozzle to control batter flow and the sturdy plastic container can hold up to 2 cups of any brand of pancake mix, making up to 14 pancakes. The plastic cap also works as a liquid measuring cup.

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These ham and cheese quiche cups are perfect for a quick healthy on the go breakfast!

I’ve been on a mission lately! A mission to feed my kids healthy, protein packed, homemade goodness for breakfast.

You see, we’ve been a cold cereal family for a long time and the guilt has finally gotten to be too much for me. I cook for a living! I should be providing my kids something warm and nourishing in the morning, right?

Well, they mostly disagree, because they love that sugary cereal. Then I came at them with these little handheld cups of ham, cheese, potatoes, and eggs and they saw the light!

Breakfast doesn’t have to take forever to make and it can be fun to eat.

These ham and cheese quiche cups are perfect for a quick healthy on the go breakfast!

I made a dozen of these quiche cups for our family and just stored the leftovers in a dish in the fridge. The kids have been popping them in the microwave for a quick breakfast each morning, but I’m noticing that they’re even warming them up for an afternoon snack.

They really are filling with all of the protein from the ham and eggs, the carbs in the crispy potato crust will give them energy to start their day, and the cheese just brings it all together and adds a great flavor!

We used the Good Cook muffin tin for these and, while I did spray the tin down with some non-stick cooking spray, I am happy to report that none of the quiche cups stuck in the muffin wells! Success!

These ham and cheese quiche cups are perfect for a quick healthy on the go breakfast!

We thought these were much better than a full sized quiche, because they’re portable and every kid (and, yeah, me!) loves eating with their hands. Who has time for utensils on a busy morning? Not to mention, less dishes is always a winning factor!

Please don’t be limited to the ham and cheese variation you’re seeing here, though! Get creative and have a little fun with these guys. Bacon and sausage are obvious choices, but what about leftover taco meat? Add in some pepper jack cheese and a little onion and you could have a fiesta for breakfast!

You can skip the meat and load these up with veggies as well. Spinach, bell peppers, leftover green beans, really anything goes!

So, tell me! Which flavor combination are you going to try first?

These ham and cheese quiche cups are perfect for a quick healthy on the go breakfast!

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Ham & Cheese Mini Quiche Cups

These easy quiche cups are perfect for a grab and go breakfast!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups refrigerated hash browns
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin liberally with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine the hash browns and flour. Press the hash browns evenly between 10 muffin wells to form the crust. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown. While the hash browns are baking, dice the onion. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and cook 5 minutes, stirring often, until softened. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs and milk until frothy. Stir in ham and cheese, salt and pepper. Add in the onion. Remove the hash browns from the oven and pour the egg mixture evenly into each muffin well lined with hash browns. Return to the oven for 15-17 minutes or until the quiche has set and the top is still a little moist looking. Run a butter knife around the edges of each quiche to loosen and remove to a plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12

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You love your mama. After all, she fed you, clothed you, and gave you some of your snazzy style. Which is why she deserves something extra-special for Mother’s Day this year.

When it comes to Mother’s Day, it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut. There’s the classic corsage you can pin on her Sunday dress, the card that tells her how much you care. Then, there’s breakfast in bed, where you wake her, offer her a tray of treats, and start her day off right. Sounds a little too traditional for you? Well, of course it does! Because, after all, you’re not just any kid. You’re the kid yo’ mama loves. Which is why we thinks breakfast in bed is a great idea…but it’s gotta be special. Extra special. As special as you. And your mama. So, we’ve gone ahead and turned the usual plate of pancakes into it’s own sweet way to say “I Love You.”

Our recipe for these beautiful Strawberry Banana Pancakes is so easy to whip up. Simply put all the ingredients into a blender, then pour the batter into our Silicone Pancake Molds. You’ll have a plate full of heart-shaped pancakes in no time at all!

But that’s not enough. Because you love yo’ mama a LOT. We get it.
So, we’re gonna show you how to top those pancakes with adorable, heart-shaped strawberries. They’re easy to make and look stunning on a steaming plate of heart-shaped flapjacks.

To make these heart-shaped strawberries,
wash your strawberries, and grab a Good Cook non-stick paring knife.

Pick up one strawberry (you’ll want to make sure it’s got a nice, pointy tip at the bottom), then slice the green leaves from the top of the strawberry by making a rounded “V” cut just under the “root” of the greens.

Slice the strawberry in half, and you’ll have two little heart-shaped strawberries that look just like this!

Finish off your berry patch, top your pancakes, and tell your mama you love her!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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