Saturday, January 10, 2009

Biscuit Overload!!

Bacon and Egg Cups
Don't you just love breakfast all in one bite? These type of meals are fun once in awhile.

Here's the recipe that I've been making for many years....K-man loved it!!

Bacon and Egg Cups

1 can jumbo flaky biscuits (5 or 8 count)
5-8 strips of cooked bacon
5-8 eggs
cheese cubes (if desired)
Preheat oven 375F.
Press each biscuit firmly in the bottom and sides of a lightly greased Texas sized muffin cup pan. Crumble bacon strip. Place half of crumble in dough cup, place few cheese cubes, crack egg into cup, salt and pepper and sprinkle on other half of bacon crumbles. Repeat for remaining cups.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until eggs are set the way you like them (runny or hard).

This was NOT from the 101 things cookbook. Their version was called a quiche or tart where you scrambled up the egg....I wanted my egg runny.

Now the next recipe is from the 101 Things to do with Canned Biscuits.

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Of course, I've added some "tweaks"....

1 can flaky biscuits (this took the remaining 4 biscuits from the recipe above and another can of 10 to cover a 13X9)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
(I also added from the freezer 1/2 c. toffee bits)
1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 cups oatmeal
1/3 c. brown sugar (I used only 1/2c.)
1/2 c. butter, melted
(I also added 3/4 c. sliced almonds from the freezer)
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 400F.

Cut each biscuit in half horizontally. Place biscuits in ungreased 13x9 pan. Press over bottom and up one inch on sides to form a crust. Sprinkle chocolate chips over dough. Pour condensed milk over chips. Combine remaining ingredients and spread evenly over top. Bake 15-20 or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes and cut into bars. Makes 3 dozen.

K-man said "AWESOME".

These kinda reminded me of those Magic 7 layer bars BUT these don't fall apart. I like the chocolatey taste with caramel overtones (perhaps the toffee with the sweetened condensed milk?) and the crunch of the oatmeal with the almonds. I also enjoyed how the biscuit crust wasn't sweet from graham crackers and it helped support the soft middle by being firm.

3 comments:

Kaitlin said...

yum, that all looks sooo scrumptious!

Hallie Fae said...

Those bacon and egg cups look so cute and easy for on the run mornings!

Dawn said...

I must try those bacon & egg cup-cuties. I love creating new ideas for breakfast.
I need to try those premade biscuits--great idea!