Biscuits scream brunch to me. Especially when they are warm and fluffy. These steak egg and cheese biscuits are so moist I recommend eating them with a fork!
On Saturday nights I work late so we typically eat something quick and easy. Last night we grilled some onions, colorful peppers and carne asada for fast fajitas. They were delicious and I made sure to save a little for today’s brunch.
While we were in Savannah we went to our favorite breakfast stop, Clary’s Cafe, a few times. They have these giant pillow-like biscuits that honestly do not even need a filling. Pretty much anything you order at Clary’s is going to be delicious. Everything is made fresh with local ingredients. I wanted these biscuits to me made with ingredients that everyone probably already has at home.
I rarely make biscuits without buttermilk, but I really wanted to only use what I had on hand. 2% milk worked perfectly in this recipe. I wanted to get as much texture and flavor as I could by using only a handful of ingredients. I used just a little bit of garlic powder to compliment the steak. I added hashbrowns last minute to have another layer of texture.
Fluffy biscuits filled with eggs, cheese, carne asada, and hashbrowns
1½ cups of AP flour
1 cup of bread flour
1 tsp of salt
3½ tsps of baking powder
¾ cup of margarine
1 cup of milk
1 tsp of garlic powder
2 cups of hashbrowns cooked per package instructions
2 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
4 ounces of thinly sliced steak or carne asada cooked through
2 eggs scrambled with salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
Make sure the margarine is ice cold
In a large bowl mix the flours, baking powder, salt, and garlic
Chop the butter in small pieces and use your hands or a pastry cutter to mix into the dry ingredients
One you combined the butter and it resembles small crumbles add in the milk
Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate for 10 minutes
Roll or pat out on a floured surfaced to about 1½ inches thick
Press down with a biscuit cutter careful not to twist
Bake in a greased pan for 15 minutes or until golden
Slice and fill with the steak, cheese, hashbrowns, and egg
Definitely give these biscuits a try. This is one of the most forgiving recipes I’ve ever made. The thicker the biscuit the better the result in my opinion! Enjoy! Don’t forget to #kelliericecakes if you try the recipe!
Happy cheat day! I did it! I made it another week without my beloved Diet Coke, grains, dairy, and sugar! So now it is time to cheat a little. As I mentioned last week – I will be allowing myself one day a week without restrictions not to binge, but to create in the kitchen. And this is the first thing that came to mind. After searching high and low I finally found some sugar free bacon. I fried up half a pound this morning trying to come up with a recipe. Bacon syrup was born. I tried to google a few recipes and I could not find anything. Not even on Pinterest. I saw lots of maple bacon recipes, but no bacon syrup.
I poured the bacon grease into a bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes until all the bacon bits sank to the bottom. You are then left with a layer of pure bacon fat. This is the layer you want to scoop from. It will keep the syrup a nice clear amber.
These pancakes are also amazing for days you just don’t have buttermilk on hand. I heated my skillet with a little cooking spray then added a little tiny drizzle of bacon grease before frying.
Sweet and salty maple syrup with smokey bacon flavor.
For the Syrup:
½ pound of bacon, preferably without added sugar
1 cup of maple syrup, pure would be best
For the Pancakes:
2 tbsp of sugar
2 tbsp of vanilla extract
½ tsp of salt
1 tbsp of baking powder
1 cup of flour
1 cup of whole milk
1 tbsp of bacon grease
2 eggs, room temp
For the Syrup:
Fry the bacon and set bacon on paper towel to drain.
Let the bacon grease cool for 10 minutes then pour into a bowl.
Scoop 3 tbsp of grease off the top layer of the bowl and mix with 1 cup of maple syrup.
Heat over low in a sauce pan.
Pour into a clean container and let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Let sit on the counter while you make pancakes.
Should be served at room temp.
For the pancakes:
In a mixing bowl whisk the sugar, vanilla, and egg.
Add in the bacon grease and milk.
Whisk until combined.
Add in dry ingredients.
Mixture should thicken like a cake batter.
If too thin add flour, if too thick add milk.
Cook in a pan or griddle on medium low.
These are definitely not the healthiest breakfast option, but for a celebration or just one indulgent meal I think you are going to be just fine. I love the sweet and salty syrup over these fluffy pancakes. Serve along side a little of that no sugar added bacon. That is called balance for sure!
Don’t forget to bottle up your left overs and refrigerate if you have any 😉
So I have been considering trying this Whole 30 thing. I bought the book, mapped out my shopping game plan, but I wanted to make sure I had lots of recipes under my belt before committing to the full 30 days. Right now I have been dairy and grain free for a week, but I’m thinking of having Saturday cheat days. There are tons of recipes I want to try out for the blog and I don’t want to limit them too much. BUT I had to share this recipe because it is just so good!
We are total suckers for Waffle House hashbrowns. These aren’t my usual extra cheese order, but they sure are tasty. A layer of shredded potato with lots of seasoning, sauteed jalapenos, mushrooms, and tomato, a coconut oil fried egg and avocado. Everything is Whole 30 approved. It is something easy to change up and once I added my hot sauce I seriously didn’t miss my cheese!
Usually I dread the time change. I know you “get” an extra hour, but then it gets dark early and I just feel like I lose out somehow. Not this time! I woke up last Sunday so refreshed. I usually work later on Sundays so I had so much extra time to play in the kitchen.
I was craving something sweet and salty. I had some extra buttermilk left over from the weekend so I decided to create this buttermilk waffle recipe.
I am high maintenance when it comes to my kitchen utensils. At one point I had 3 waffle irons. Today I only have two. I used my smaller iron so I could get thin crispy waffle edges.
Side bar- can we talk about this butter right now? This butter has two ingredients: sweet cream and salt. It is so simple and pure. Perfect for these waffles. You may be thinking I’m being a tad dramatic right now. I promise when you use a high quality butter with fewer ingredients your recipes become magical! Most butters have a weird silicon-y slip to them. This does not. I used a European style from my local grocery store.
Okay back to the waffles. I used a mix of buttermilk, cinnamon, and vanilla to create a super delicious flavor. Added a little canola oil for the crunch. Then finished with a pinch of salt for the sweet salty combo I was craving.
I very rarely eat cereal, but we seem to always have it on hand. Publix had a huge Cinnamon Toast Crunch display and I just couldn’t resist buying a box. I have been toying with the idea of using it in a french toast dish. After I made this Challah bread I knew exactly what I wanted. That is when this Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast was born.
Layers of sweet fluffy Challah bread dipped in a cinnamon vanilla batter then covered in Cinnamon Toast Crunch crumbs. Then fried in coconut oil, slathered with Nutella, and drizzled with maple syrup. Seriously what is better???
I do warn you though- this dish is not for the faint of heart. This french toast is perfect for a lazy weekend. I added just a dollop of unsweetened yogurt to cut some of the sweetness. You could also use a lightly sweetened whipped cream.
Sweet Challah bread dipped in a cinnamon vanilla egg batter then covered in Cinnamon Toast Crunch crumbs.
Loaf of Challah bread, preferably one day old sliced 1 inch thick
1 tbsp pure vanilla
½ tsp of cinnamon
¼ cup of milk
¼ cup of yogurt
2 cups of Cinnamon Toast Crunch crumbs
4 tbsp of Nutella
Syrup and powdered sugar to taste
Heat a skillet to medium heat.
Prepare pan with a tsp of coconut oil.
Mix together the eggs, vanilla, milk, cinnamon, and yogurt.
Dip the bread quickly into the egg batter.
Do not over saturate, you want a thin layer.
Dip into the Cinnamon Toast Crunch crumbs.
Fry on each side until golden brown.
Spread a thin layer of Nutella on each slice.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Drizzle with syrup.
Top with yogurt or whipped cream if desired!
You definitely need to try this recipe at least once in your life! It is an extremely decadent recipe, but if you are up to taking a cheat day this Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast is WORTH the calories!
Cinnamon pumpkin is the beginning to any good sentence. If you asked me “what is fall?” I would respond with “cinnamon pumpkin.” These waffles are so light and fluffy. Perfect spicy cinnamon nutmeg with a hint of apple cider and pumpkin. I top pretty much every waffle in my life with fresh whipped cream. It helps balance the sweetness for me.
These waffles are absolutely everything right now! I love all things pumpkin, but in small doses. The pumpkin provides a really good base that lets me use less flour yet pairs really nicely with the cinnamon and nutmeg. I added a splash of apple cider to help lighten them up and I swirled a little pure maple syrup in the batter right before pouring into the waffle maker.
This is the kind of meal I can imagine myself eating late at night in front of the fire when the weather starts to cool down. Is that weird? I know waffles are typically breakfast food, but we rarely eat breakfast in the morning. I usually have enough time for a cup of coffee before I leave the house and Patrick is never hungry until noon-ish. We are big time brunch people. These waffles I actually ate early this morning! Patrick’s kids were up at 7am and usually they only make it 30 minutes before they are whimpering at the door because they are starved. Lucky for them I have been dreaming about this recipe for weeks and I knew exactly what I was going to make!
Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles With Buttery Apple Cider Syrup
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Serves: 4 large waffles
Cinnamon pumpkin waffles with a buttery apple cider syrup.
For the waffles
⅔ cup of organic pumpkin
1 cup of whole milk
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp apple cider
¼ cup of brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
For the syrup
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp apple cider
Preheat your waffle iron. (I like to spray mine with cooking spray)
Mix the eggs and sugar.
Add the apple cider.
Add in the milk and pumpkin.
Mix in the dry ingredients.
Do not over mix.
Add in the melted butter and syrup last.
Barely mix in.
Your batter should be fairly thin.
Pour into the waffle maker and cook according to your maker's directions.
For the syrup
Mix the butter, syrup, and cider.
I heat mine in a small sauce pan until butter is melted.
Pour over waffles.
Serve with fresh whipped cream.
Part of me feels like the pumpkin recipes are premature, but I am so ready for fall. Even though it was over 90 degrees outside today we dragged out the fall decorations and light all the cinnamon pumpkin candles. You know when you go to the grocery store and you get hit in the face with the fragrance from the cinnamon apple brooms? Welcome to my house! I love every second of it. Something is just so warm and cozy about the spicy scent. Now you are ready too! Just get some super fluffy blankets and cozy up with a plate of these waffles!
What do you make when you have leftover steak? I know what you are thinking right now. Who the heck has leftover steak??? I made fennel and garlic rubbed ribeye last night and we had one left over. (PS. Recipe for the ribeyes coming soon!) This morning I woke up and I knew exactly what that left over ribeye was destined to be. A glorious steak, egg, and cheese bagel. Not just any bagel though. I made these thin onion bagels. I wanted something warm and fragrant without too much bread. I didn’t want anything to compete with this insane steak.
This crunchy crust is reminiscent of a baguette. Crisp outside with a soft yeasty inside. I topped them with onion flakes for a nice flavor to go with the crunch. Lathered with salted butter they don’t need any kind of sauce (except hot sauce if you are a serious heat junky like me). Creamy scrambled eggs and melted American cheese top the bagel off before the grand finale. Sliced pan fried ribeye. Go ahead and take a second to clean up that drool. Its okay my mouth is watering again too.
Ribeye thinly sliced (Mine was cooked medium rare)
1 tbsp of heavy cream
2 tbsp of butter
American cheese or any easy melting cheese
salt and pepper
For the Bagels:
2½ cups of AP flour
2 egg yolks
½ cup of very warm water
1 packet of fast active yeast
½ tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
6 cups of water for boiling
In a mixer with paddle attachment add the water, yeast and sugar.
Let sit for about 5 minutes until yeast begins to bubble.
Add in the egg yolks and flour.
Begin to mix on medium low speed.
Sprinkle in the salt over the mixture.
Mix until a ball comes together about 10- 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with a little extra flour.
Let sit covered for 1 hour until double in size.
Form into 6 equal balls of dough.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Flatten each ball in your hand to about an 1 thick.
Use fingers to poke a hole through.
Boil on each side for about 30 seconds.
Sprinkle with onion flakes.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
Mix together the 3 eggs and cream.
Scramble over low for nice creamy eggs.
Season with salt and pepper.
Pan fry the steak until warm.
Split the bagels in half.
Butter each side and layer with cheese, egg, and steak.
I don’t know how much leftover steak there is in your house, but I bet you will think of a reason to cook a little extra now! These bagels are seriously everything in our house now. They literally bursting with flavor. The perfect combo of creamy, melty, and salty. Don’t forget to tag #kelliericecakes if you recreate! Enjoy!
These pancakes are so quick and easy. There are so many recipes on the internet for pancakes. Large and fluffy, thin, mini, buttermilk, blueberry,oatmeal,gluten free. Seriously, the list goes on and on. This recipe is fast and hopefully has all the things you already keep in the kitchen.
After a coconut flour and oats pancake debacle I went searching through the pantry. One stand out different in these pancakes is the brown sugar. I have no idea why I have never used brown sugar before. It gives pancakes such a sweet mellow flavor. You can even skip the maple syrup if you want!
Preheat a frying pan to medium low heat with butter or cooking spray.
Mix together the egg, sugar and vanilla.
Add in the flour, salt, and baking powder.
Mix in the milk ¼ a cup at a time. (The less milk the thicker the pancake)
Add in the butter.
Scoop a spoonful into the pan and cook over medium low heat until bubbles form.
Flip the pancake and cook through (about 1 minute)
Top with butter and syrup!
Just imagine those classic thin buttery pancakes with a sweet caramel brown sugar flavor. I know I said you don’t need syrup with these, but I still like to drown mine in melted butter and syrup. This is my new favorite pancake recipe. The texture is light enough that they soak up every little drop of syrup. These also are perfect for freezing! I love taking the extras and putting them in a freezer bag so easy reheating. 30 seconds in the microwave and they are good to go!
If you don’t follow FeedFeed on instagram you may not know about their contest partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. I entered these muffins a few weeks ago, not really thinking twice, and yesterday I was given the news that I am a finalist! There are so many great bloggers in the running. I am just grateful to have been in the running.
Last night I was on my blog looking for the recipe so I could share with a friend and I realized that I never posted this recipe!!! I cannot even believe it. This is my favorite muffin recipe and some how I just missed sharing the goodness with everyone!
So here it is! My go to Blueberry Banana Muffin Recipe!
January 1st you wake up so ready to take on the year. You have your check list of all the things you are going to tackle this year. If you are anything like me the first note is to be healthy. Drink more water. Eat more veggies. Train to run a marathon. Say see ya to the mandatory morning Diet Cokes.
January 10th I sit here sipping my Diet Coke… BUT I did bring you a recipe packed full of veggies! You can definitely customize this to your tastes. I am not saying this is the healthiest recipe, but it is not the worst thing you can eat. Heck you could even eliminate the pie crust and it would become a tasty Frittata. I just love that crunchy butter crust with the juices from the veggies and the melted cheese.
This can stand on its own without adding meat, but I have really been enjoying the Boars head maple turkey so I added a layer in this recipe. Ham, bacon, smoked turkey, sausage would all be fantastic in this quiche. Possibilities are seriously endless.