After my #biscuitfail on Friday, I decided to go with an easy breakfast casserole on Saturday instead. I found a recipe for Bacon & Cheese Pull-Aparts earlier this week that looked really yummy, you can find it here. I can’t follow a recipe to save my life, so I ended up adding extra of everything, as well as some seasonings to really give it more flavor. Because it’s such a simple recipe, my 7-year-old Nate was easily able to help.
Biscuit Breakfast Bake
3 cans biscuits (the cheap cans of 10)
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 Tbs oil
1 cup cheese
1 Tbs garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Use oil (or butter) to grease large baking dish.
3. Whisk eggs and spices in bottom of the baking dish.
4. Cut biscuits into quarters and fold into eggs.
5. Gently mix in bacon and cheese.
6. Bake for 25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
This recipe makes enough for 8 large servings. My family devoured the whole thing in about 5 minutes!
I think next time I’ll cook up some pepper gravy to pour over the top, it should go really well together. You could always get creative and use different ingredients, such as peppers, onions, sausage, spinach, etc.
It’s perfect for taking to a brunch, serving overnight guests, or splitting up so you have breakfast for several more days. It would even make a delicious dinner!
While working alongside Nate, I was able to chat with him about his week, as well as sneak in some teaching. We discussed why the biscuit can pops when you unwrap it, what a quarter means while he was cutting biscuits, and I asked him to explain why he shouldn’t smash the biscuits together while stirring. We estimated what a cup of cheese would be, and guessed how long it would take for the bake to be finished. Even using measuring spoons for spices is a great way to teach math and work on motor skills. Learning to incorporate family time with learning and household duties is one way I have been able to spend more time with each child individually.
I have some favorite kitchen tools that make this recipe much easier to do, here’s a few of them below.
1. Double balloon whisk – Mine is from when I was a Pampered Chef consultant, but any brand will do. They work so much better than a traditional whisk, and really beat things up pretty quickly. Twice the wires means half the work time! (Be sure to use the end of the whisk to “pop” the yolks first, they’ll mix up much faster that way.)
2. Food chopper – Another thing I had from Pampered Chef days, a food chopper really saves times on chopping up the bacon. Plus you don’t get your hands all greasy from trying to hold the bacon in place, and you can get the exact type of chop you desire, from rough to extremely fine.
3. Adjustable measuring spoon – This type of spoon means you don’t have to dig through your drawer trying to find each individual one that you need. You can use one spoon for all of the spices, just adjusting it to the different amounts that you need.
4. Paring knife – Although it’s not supposed to be for this sort of cutting, a paring knife is the perfect size for little kid hands. Our large Global knives are WAY too big for my young ones to use, so this is a great alternative. If you aren’t comfortable with your kids using a sharp blade, Curious Chef makes a set of nylon knives that are perfect for little hands!
5. Silicone high-heat spatulas – I love these things! They are so great for scraping around the edges of the pan, and they can really get into the corners. I use them to stir and mix everything! And if you have them in a hot pot and forget about them, they don’t melt!
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