Homestead Family Breakfast: Delicious Recipes & Great Memories!

Homestead Family Breakfast: Delicious Recipes & Great Memories!

While weekday breakfasts at our place are typically a rotation of cereal, baked oatmeal or a quick pan of scrambled eggs, Saturday mornings are a different story. Saturday mornings are the big breakfast sweet spot between the crazy work week and the “get everyone around for church” Sunday morning. It’s where the BIG. FAMILY. BREAKFAST. lives! On a recent weekend our two families got together to make a breakfast feast.

Spiced Carrot Waffles: Makes eight, 8” Belgian waffles

½ cup moist raisins, chopped
1 1/3 cups grated carrots, lightly packed
2/3 cups pecans, toasted and finely chopped
2/3 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
3 cups flour (I used King Arthur gluten-free blend).
2 tablespoons double-acting baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 ½ tsp. ground Cinnamon
½ tsp. ground Ginger
2/3 cup milk
4 large eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
2/3 cup coconut sugar

1. Combine the grated carrots, pecans, coconut and raisins in a bowl.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and sugar.
3. In another bowl, beat the eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour this mixture into the flour blend and whisk to combine. Stir in the carrot mixture and the melted butter.

Follow the instructions for your waffle iron to prepare your waffles. Keep warm in a 170-degree oven until ready to serve. Top with your choice of syrup, whipped cream, butter and/or fruit.

Egg Casserole

18 eggs
2 cups shredded cheese
1 yellow pepper
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 large onion
2 cloves minced garlic
Enough tater tots to cover the bottom of pan
1 lb cooked and chopped bacon
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp Salt
Pinch of pepper

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover the bottom with tater tots. In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add remaining ingredients (but set aside 1/2 cup of cheese) and stir. Poor the egg mixture over top of the tater tots and sprinkle parsley and remaining cheese on top. Bake 35 minutes until eggs are set.

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