Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

I’m obsessed with my new air fryer! I’ve had it since before the holidays and I honestly can’t get enough. I’ve been trying out so many delicious recipes. This recipe was one that surprised me! French toast sticks! Super simple, yet the flavors were awesome. Personally, I feel like it’s much easier than in a pan, and let’s be honest that’s pretty easy too.

Try this recipe if you want a quick breakfast. Keep in mind, every air fryer is different. The cook time and temperatures will vary.

Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Ingredients:
8 slices of white bread or Texas toast
4 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 t vanilla extract
cinnamon, sprinkle (optional)

To serve:
favorite syrup
powdered sugar

Directions: In a bowl add in the milk, eggs and vanilla and whisk well together. Cut the slices of bread into thirds. Spray the air fryer rack or basket with cooking spray. Dip each stick into the egg mixture quickly on both sides. Remove from the egg mixture and place directly on the rack or in the basket. Complete with all break sticks. Sprinkle each stick on both sides with cinnamon, if desired. Preheat the air fryer. Add the rack or basket into the air fryer and cook at 350° for about 7-8 minutes flipping half way through. Cook until crispy. Remove from air fryer and sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup.

Notes: You can add regular sugar to the bread as well as the cinnamon. Personally I use the cinnamon and then powdered sugar. You can do whatever you like. I like mine on the crispier side as they are better to dip.

Pork Sausage Breakfast Patties

I never knew how easy making homemade sausage patties was until I did it.  I know most people just buy the pre-made ones at the store.  Sometimes they are full with extra stuff you don’t need or want! So, this takes care of that.  These come out delicious.  They are full of flavor. I love that you can make them and freeze them for later.  These are a must try!

Pork Sausage Breakfast Patties

Ingredients:
2 lb ground pork
1 egg
3 garlic cloves, minced/grated
1 t dried thyme
1 t dried sage
2 t garlic powder
2 t onion powder
2 t dried fennel, crushed/chopped
1 t salt
1 t pepper
2 T olive oil

Directions: Mix ground pork with egg and seasoning above.  Use hands to make sure all meat gets seasoned. Form into 2 oz balls and flatten out into patties. Complete with all of the meat and set aside.

Heat a large saute pan to medium high heat.  Add in olive oil and let heat 1-2 minutes. Add the patties to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on one side and then flip over.  The patties will start to brown.  Once you flip patties over cook for another 3-4 minutes making sure it’s completely cooked through.  Internal temperature should read 160.  Cook in batches as to not overly crowd the pan.

If you are making a lot of patties, just brown on both sides, add to a baking sheet and finish cooking through in the oven. Serve with your breakfast favorites!

These sausage patties are great to freeze.  Cool them completely, wrap with saran wrap and freeze.  To warm frozen patties put in microwave or heat in a skillet on low heat. It’s a great meal prep item!

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Lemon Blueberry Bread

I’m no baker, like at all! I think I’ve mentioned that a few times before.  Even making this bread, I felt more stressed then I usually do when cooking.  When I cook, I just put ingredients together, I then write them down if I enjoy the dish.  Baking, I feel like need to be much more exact. Lot of measuring or weighing!  I am trying to be more open to baking so maybe eventually I’ll enjoy it more.

Welcome this Lemon Blueberry bread! It actually came out very delicious.  It’s not super sweet.  It’s  perfect recipe for breakfast, not really like a dessert type bread.  You can always use some extra sugar if you like it slightly sweeter.

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 large lemon, juiced
1 large lemon , zest
3 eggs
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions: Preheat oven 350. In a medium bowl add in the butter and sugar.  Using a mixer on medium high cream the butter and sugar together.

Slowly add in the vanilla extract. Slowly add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Continue to use the mixer to beat together.

Next add in the eggs, lemon juice and zest and continue to beat.

Once fully incorporated fold in the fresh blueberries.  Generously spray a 8×4 loaf pan with cooking spray and add batter into the pan.

Bake in the oven 55-60 minutes.  Check the bread after 45 minutes as ovens will vary.  You want a toothpick or a knife to come out completely clean.  Let cool completely before cutting.  This is a very important step.  This cake isn’t one to be eaten warm.

If the bread starts to brown to much but the inside isn’t cooked, cover with foil to cook the inside and prevent the exterior from becoming to dark.

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Sweet Potato, Red Pepper & Kale Hash

I made this hash while I was doing a specific diet last year and I really enjoyed it. The hash has sweet potatoes, red peppers and kale so it’s full of great healthy foods. When I ate this, I’d have for breakfast with 2 eggs and homemade breakfast sausage (Recipe coming soon!)

Eating this in the morning helped me feel fuller longer, and it really helped with my meal prep. Breakfasts are always hard for me, I always work from home, and some days I get up right before it’s time to start working. So, having something prepped and ready to go like this is SO helpful! There were even times I just had the hash with the sausage and that was it. So good! Give it a try!

Sweet Potato, Red Pepper & Kale Hash

Ingredients:

2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
2 large red peppers, diced or cut in strips
10 oz chopped kale
2 t garlic powder
2 t onion powder
2 t salt plus sprinkle
2 t pepper
1.5 T olive oil

Directions: Preheat oven 400°. In a large oven safe dish/pan add in the sweet potatoes add half of the oil. Sprinkle with 1 t of each of the spices. Garlic & onion powder and salt & pepper. Roast in the oven about 10-15 minutes. Next Add in the red peppers and mix with sweet potatoes, add rest of the olive oil and seasoning. Roast for another 10-15 minutes. Add in the chopped kale and mix well. Roast for another 5-10 minutes so the kale is still slightly crisp but wilted. Sprinkle with with salt, if you desire.

Notes: This is ideal for meal prep for breakfast or any time of the day. Serve with a piece of meat, or eggs. Also, feel free to spice it up with your flavors. Add some heat to kick it up a notch.

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Balls

Who doesn’t like an easy recipe for something sweet. I made these for a breakfast item, like a cinnamon dount stuffed with cream cheese. But the more I think about it you can really eat these anytime. Add some chocolate syrup to dip it in and it can be a dessert.

These are really simple to make and can be a fun recipe to make with kids. Take a look and give it a try!

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Balls

Ingredients:

4 large canned biscuits, cut in 4s
1 stick butter
1/2 -3/4 cup granulated sugar
2-3 T cinnamon
1/4 cup nuts, finley chopped (optional)
6 oz cream cheese, cut in 16 pieces

Directions: Preheat oven to 375°. Add a piece of cream cheese into a piece of biscuit. Roll up into a ball, making sure the seams are pinched together tight. Complete with all of the biscuts. In a bowl mix together cinnamon, sugar and nuts (if using), melt butter in a second bowl.

Next roll the balls into the butter and then into the cinnamon mixture. Continue with all the rest of the balls. Put on a baking sheet about an inch or so apart. They will puff out slightly. Bake in the oven 17-20 minutes. (Note: oven tempatures will vary)

Remove from the oven and serve warm.

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Sausage & Egg Breakfast Tostadas

Happy Sunday!  I’ve been under the weather the last few weeks I was sick and I have a neck injury that has been dragging me down a bit.  I’m getting better slowly but it’s been taking longer than I’d like.  I have a few recipes ready to go so I’ll be sharing more regularly now, hopefully.

Breakfast is an important meal! I’m not a big fan of breakfast foods so I try and make breakfast more enjoyable with foods I do love.  That’s where these  breakfast tostadas come in.  It’s nothing new that I love tostadas but breakfast just got better with this recipe.  You can switch it up with all your favorite breakfast ingredients.

Give it a try!

Sausage & Egg Breakfast Tostadas
Servings: 6 Tostadas

Ingredients:
8 eggs
2 T water/cream
8 oz breakfast sausage. bacon or ham
1/2 cup shredded cheese
4 T cilantro, chopped
6 corn tostadas
Cooking spray or butter
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Additional Optional Toppings:
Salsa
Hot sauce
Avocado
Onion
Tomatoes
Guacamole
Sour Cream

Directions:

Heat a medium sauté pan on medium heat. Add in the sausage and cook until cooked through breaking up into pieces.  Once cooked through, remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel on a plate.  Set aside.  (If using bacon or ham, dice up and cook fully)

In a bowl, crack eggs and whisk together.  Add in the water or cream and whisk.  Heat same sauté pan over medium heat again and spray pan with cooking spray and add in the eggs.  Cook the eggs mixing often. Once eggs are completely cooked remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.

Now to assemble the tostadas, spread egg mixture down evenly over tostadas, top with sausage and cheese and any addition toppings and serve. You can make this recipe with bacon

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