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Breakfast Tips & Recipes

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the end of practice on your designated volunteer shift with your dish to share. Remember to bring plenty as we are feeding approximately 50 hungry athletes (2-3x normal recipes). Bring utensils for your contribution if needed. Plates, cups, napkins and silverware are provided. When you arrive assist other parents in setting up tables and the buffet line for the athletes. Please stick around to help with clean up after.

Some Team Favorites: Cheesy Potatoes, Monkey Bread, Egg bake, French Toast, Yogurt Parfaits, Breakfast Meats, Chocolate Milk

Here are some quick reference recipes but please feel free to share your favorites.

Easy Monkey Bread (need 3, I learned 2 isn't enough!)

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins

Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

2 large cans of refrigerated flakey biscuits (16oz)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamonĀ¾ cups of butter (1 and a half sticks)
Ā½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Put your butter, sugar and cinnamon in a small sauce pan on low. Grease your bundt pan with the butter wrappers or some extra butter. Cut your biscuits into quarters or sixths and drop them loosely into your greased pan. If you are adding nuts to your recipe sprinkle them in-between the biscuits as you add them to your panTurn the heat up a little on the butter and sugar and stir constantly until it is combinedPour the hot butter and sugar mixture over the biscuitsPlace a cookie sheet on the rack below to catch drips and bakeAllow to cool for at least 10 minutes before inverting it onto a plateServe warm. Enjoy!

French Toast Bake

Ingredients

1 loaf sourdough bread (we used Pepperidge Farm loaf)
8 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 TB vanilla

Topping:

1/2 cup flour1/2 cup brown sugar1 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. salt1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

Instructions

Cut loaf into cubes and place evenly in a greased 9x13 pan.In a bowl, mix together eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread.Cover your pan with Saran Wrap and refrigerate overnight.Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.Cut in butter with this mixture until crumbly and place in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight as well.Take pan and Ziploc out when ready to bake. Sprinkle crumbly mixture evenly over the bread.Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how soft you like it.

Champ Breakfast - Egg Bake

Layer 1 pound frozen cubed hash browns (1/2 package) in a greased 9x13 pan.

Mix in 1 diced medium onion, 1-1/2 cup diced ham or browned sausage, and 1-1/2 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.

Beat 10 eggs, add 2 cups milk and 2 heaping tablespoons flour. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour over above mixture.

Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 75 minutes.

Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Serves 8-12 ravenous champions.

Panera Bread Overnight Brunch Casserole

- 6 to 8 Panera French or Sourdough 1"-thick slices, cut into cubes

- 5 beaten eggs

- 2 cups half-and-half

- 2 tablespoons butter, softened

- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon dry mustard

- 3 each green onions, chopped

- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Your choice of one meat and one vegetable:

- 1 pound sausage, ham or bacon, cooked and crumbled

- 1/3 cup chopped broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms or well-drained spinach

Butter a 13" x 9" baking pan. Place bread cubes in baking pan. Add crumbled meat and chopped vegetables and top with cheese. Whip eggs, half-and-half, salt and dry mustard. Pour over bread mixture, covering thoroughly. Cover baking pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set and browned on top.

Garnish with green onions and parsley.

Irish Monkey Bread

Courtesy of Diane Cox (make 2 recipes for team breakfast to avoid rioting...)

4 tubes of buttermilk biscuits

1/2 cup sugar

1tbs cinnamon

Cut the biscuits into quarters and shake in sugar mixture. Put in bundt pan.

3/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup evaporated milk

1tbs cinnamon

Melt butter in saucepan. Once melted, add remainder of ingredients. Bring to boil and cool. Pour mixture over biscuits and bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Keep an eye on it the last 5 minutes as the tops can burn quickly. Immediately turn over onto platter and scrape out sauce onto bread. Cool and eat.

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