Eggs and bacon sandwiched between a sliced glazed donut… crazy or genius? I can report that it’s insanely easy and it tastes amazing. Therefore, I’m leaning toward genius. This recipe is a recreation of the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich that was recently introduced by Dunkin’ Donuts. Above, you can see my version. Below, you can see the Dunkin’ Donuts version as it appeared in their press materials. Believe it or not, their donut sandwich has only 360 calories. Mine has a little more bacon. I hesitate to recommend either version for your weight loss program.
The donut breakfast sandwich concept isn’t new. A few smaller donut outlets were doing them well before Dunkin’ Donuts put them in the news. Buddha Belly Donuts in Sarasota, Florida offered a version with sausage. Unfortunately, that shop is now closed. The Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago offered the Make-Your-Own Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich where you could choose any or all of the following ingredients to accompany the fried egg: bacon, ham, sausage, fried green tomatoes and Cheddar or Swiss cheese. Strangely enough, that shop also closed recently. Beware Dunkin’ Donuts! There seems to be a trend.
I decided to try something quite controversial… I recreated Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich using glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme. Let’s face it, a Dunkin’ Donuts glazed donut is good, but Krispy Kreme is the current non-disputed champion for exceptional glazed donuts.
How To Make A Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich
Step One: Acquire a glazed donut and carefully slice it with a serrated blade, trying not to dimple the beautiful sugar sheen of the glaze.
Taco Bell recently started testing a new breakfast product in 3 select outlets in California… The Waffle Taco. I haven’t been able to try their version myself, but I’ve been fascinated by the product ever since I saw a photo circulating around the internet. Unable to get my hands on the real deal, I decided to try making it at home.
Above, you can see the version I made. Below, you can see Taco Bell’s version.
My advice on making homemade Waffle Tacos is this… don’t do it. It’s a huge pain in the butt. For home use, the Pancake Taco is much easier to make and just as tasty.
It sounds extraordinary easy: Make a waffle, fry some sausage, scramble some eggs and throw it all together. Not so fast.
If you have some oats and a skillet, you’re halfway to having homemade granola. I was skeptical about this recipe before I tried it. I’m a big proponent of oven-baked granola. I’ve spent months trying to find ways to make prefect granola clusters in the oven. So, the idea of just throwing a bunch of stuff in a pan seemed like a lot of hopeful thinking. To my surprise and delight, this recipe actually works quite well.
You end up with a looser granola than the oven produces, but it’s every bit as flavorful. As I was making it, I couldn’t help but think how fun it would be to make this over a campfire. I’d like to see how a little smoke from the fire affects the oats. I’ll let you know next time I go to the forest. But for now, I used the stove-top. Here’s how it’s done…
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As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, many people are looking forward to healthy (size-wise) portions of corned beef, cabbage, Irish whiskey and Guinness. While I plan to partake in all those great things, I’m most excited about St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. Every year, I try to find new ways to incorporate green into my omelets, pancakes, waffles and other morning dishes.
One of my St. Patrick’s Day breakfast dishes was so green that it was literally unbelievable. I submitted a photo of my Green Egg Scramble to the popular food picture site FoodGawker and they wouldn’t accept it. They said it “looked overproccessed.” I can see how they thought that, but seriously, it was food coloring and green peppers – not Photoshop.
Today’s featured St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast recipe is festive but not quite as over-the-top. It’s a basic breakfast casserole with accents of distinct green from spinach, green pepper, green onion, chopped jalapeno and a garnish of parsley.
I discovered this recipe in a 1976 advertisement from the Egg Farmers of Ontario. The ad promoted the recipe as The 42 Cent Lunch, but it struck me that eggs on toast might be better suited for breakfast. It’s an interesting take on the classic Egg in the Hole. Instead of cooking an egg within a slice of toast, the egg rests on top of the toast. The yolk is supported by a pillow of beaten egg white that’s baked until golden brown.
This morning I “got cracking” and tried making this vintage recipe.
Above, you can see that the dish turned out pretty much like the picture in the ad. The yolk wasn’t quite as vibrant, but other than that, it was awesome. It was easy to make, tasty and a really fun way to do eggs and toast in a unique way.
Here’s how to make it…
Today, we’re making two kinds of Breakfast Cereal Valentine’s Treats. The first is classic Rice Krispies Treats in the shape of a heart (with several decorating options). Next, we’ll apply the technique of making Rice Krispies Treats to any other cereals you might have lying around the house.
You start with the Classic Rice Krispies Treats Recipe. Melt about 3 Tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add a 10-ounce bag of marshmallows and stir until they’re completely melted. At this point, I added 2 drops of red food coloring so my final treats would have a pink hue.
Take the pan off the heat and add the Rice Krispies. Mix it up really good.
Lay out a big piece of wax paper. Turn out the Rice Krispies mixture and mold it into a rectangle about 10 x 12-inches. Let this set and firm up for about 20 minutes. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped treats.
Now the fun part… decorating the hearts.
Here’s a fun project to brighten your morning. Kids of any age will love helping to make their own personal waffle butterfly. If you use frozen waffles, the whole thing takes about 3 minutes. Best of all, your kids will be having such a good time decorating, they won’t realize that they’re inadvertently getting a serving of fruit.
When it comes to making pictures and characters out of food, it’s important that the dish be prepared quickly. There’s a guy at a site called Jim’s Pancakes who is making incredible, intricate sculptures out of pancakes. I love what he’s doing, but there’s a problem with making complex, edible spaceships and football stadiums for breakfast. If you play with your food for too long, your breakfast might look cool… but hot? It is not.
That’s what I like about these waffle butterflies. Once the components are prepped, the butterflies take just seconds to make and your waffles are still warm and crisp.
You’ll need 2 waffles – frozen or homemade. Besides a banana, you’ll need a small selection of other fruits or berries. I decided to decorate my butterfly with a kiwi and some strawberries. You might also try blueberries, raspberries, cherries or dried cranberries. The more colorful the fruit, the more lovely your butterfly.
I like to think of the ingredients as a cocoon – ready to release a breakfast of unmatched glory. Or if I’m in a bad mood, I just think of them as 2 waffles and some fruit. But then, everything comes together and my bad mood flies away like some kind of winged insect.
Now, let’s transform these simple ingredients into a beautiful butterfly.