20+ Healthy Gourmet Brunch Recipes

This is a post that as created to offer a more time invested, compassionate tone to cooking. With today’s lifestyle, we tend to get in a rush, cook what is quick and easy. Only 1 in 4 families sit down to eat together in America. By recreating your ideals on cooking, making larger meals, prettier dishes etc. You can bring your family back to the table, and Brunch on a Saturday or Sunday is a great way to bring your family back to the table.

Commonly Used Substitutes

baking

1 tsp Baking Powder = ¼ tsp baking soda + ½ tsp cream of tarter

1 C Packed Brown Sugar = 1 C sugar + ¼ C molasses

1 egg = 2 T water + ½ tsp baking powder (for baked goods use ½ banana, or ¼ C apple sauce)

1 C butter = 7/8 C vegetable oil + ½ tsp salt

1 tsp lemon juice = ½ tsp vinegar

1 C buttermilk = 1 C PLAIN yogurt

1 C Half & Half = 7/8 C milk + 2 T melted butter (unsalted)

1 C honey = ¾ C sugar + ¼ C water or similar liquid

1 C corn syrup = 1 C sugar + ¼ C liquid (water or similar liquid)

1 tsp cornstarch (for thickening) = 2 tsp flour

1 C Cream = 1/3 C butter + 2/3 C milk

1 oz. unsweetened chocolate = 4 T cocoa powder + 1 T butter

1 C Sour Cream = 1 C milk + 1 1/3 T vinegar

  • C Sugar = ¾ C honey + ¼ C flour

1 C powdered Sugar = 1 C Sugar + 1/3 tsp cornstarch (blend together in blender)

Frittatas

Fall Vegetable Goat Cheese Frittata

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • ¾ C heavy cream
  • 3 oz. ham, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 T butter
  • ½ lbs. asparagus, chopped
  • ½ dozen radishes, diced
  • 4 chopped scallion
  • 4 oz. crumbled goat cheese

Directions:

  1. Start with preheating your oven to 350 degrees,
  2. While your oven is preheating you want to go ahead and whisk together the meats, cream, and salt and pepper, to taste
  3. In a skillet you will go ahead and melt the butter down in a skillet
  4. Add in your vegetables, sautéing them for a few minutes 2-3 minutes. You want to wait until the garlic and scallions have just begun to wilt.
  5. Lower your heat, down a notch or two and pour in the egg mixture with your vegetables, and let cook on low for about405 minutes. You want to watch for the edges of you pan and eggs to separate slightly Kind of like with an omelet.
  6. Sprinkle your cheese over top and bake for only about 12-15 minutes or so. Longer if needed
  7. Serve

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 377, Fats: 18 grams, Carbohydrates: 20 grams, Protein: 31 grams

Lions Man Frittata

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 T Olive oil
  • ½ diced onions
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • ½ C milk
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 C diced red bell pepper
  • 1 C diced zucchini
  • ¼ C chopped basil

Directions:

  1. This is similar to your frittata recipes, you want to go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees while you work on the other 2-3 steps
  2. Add the oil to your skillet and sauté your vegetables for 1-2 minutes, give or take.
  3. In a bowl whisk together your milk and eggs, and season with salt and pepper to taste
  4. Pour egg mixture into the vegetables, stir well and pour into baking dish
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, give or take
  6. Serve

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 368.8, Fats: 26.1 grams, Carbohydrates: 8.6 grams, Protein: 25.4 grams

Gourmet Cobb Frittata

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 T water
  • ½ c diced onions
  • 1 C diced halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 C diced avocado
  • 1 C diced cooked chicken
  • ¼ C bacon bits
  • ¼ C blue cheese crumbled

Directions:

  1. This is similar to your frittata recipes, you want to go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees while you work on the other 2-3 steps
  2. Add the oil to your skillet and sauté your vegetables for 1-2 minutes, give or take.
  3. In a bowl whisk together your milk and eggs, and season with salt and pepper to taste
  4. Pour egg mixture into the vegetables, stir well and pour into baking dish
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, give or take
  6. Serve

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 213.6, Fats: 26.1 grams, Carbohydrates: 8.6 grams, Protein: 25.4 grams

 

 

 

 

Greek Frittata

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 45 minutes to an hour

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 T oil
  • 8 Large eggs
  • ½ C diced eggs
  • 1 lbs. baby spinach, dry
  • ½ C crumbled feta
  • 2 T chopped fresh dill
  • 2 T sliced scallions

Directions:

  1. This is similar to your frittata recipes, you want to go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees while you work on the other 2-3 steps
  2. Add the oil to your skillet and sauté your vegetables for 1-2 minutes, give or take.
  3. In a bowl whisk together your milk and eggs, and season with salt and pepper to taste
  4. Pour egg mixture into the vegetables, stir well and pour into baking dish
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, give or take
  6. Serve

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 137.6, Fats: 4.4 grams, Carbohydrates: 5 grams, Protein: 18.2 grams

 

 

 

 

Fall Harvest Brunch

 

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 peeled sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 T white wine vinegar
  • 1 lbs. wedged Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tsp minced garlic

Directions:

  1. Go ahead and cook your bacon, in a large cast iron skillet, cook to your desired crispness, drain the grease, set aside 2 tsp of the grease for later. Chop up the bacon
  2. Place your drippings into a skillet and sauté your vegetables, do this for about 5-6 minutes or so. Cook the turnips for about 5 extra minutes
  3. Add in the water and vinegar, sprouts garlic and any other seasonings to your skillet and cook, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes
  4. Stir in the bacon
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 149.5, Fats: 1 grams, Carbohydrates: 27.4 grams, Protein: 27.4 grams

 

 

Fall Brunch Salad

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 T EVOO
  • 2 T diced Meyer lemon peel, diced
  • 1 T honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 hardboiled eggs, diced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ C sliced radicchio
  • 1 brunch arugula, or baby spinach
  • 2 fury persimmons, sliced and cored
  • 2 oz. blue cheese, cutup

Directions:

  1. Start with whisking the seasonings, and salt and pepper,
  2. Toss with arugula and cheeses, making sure everything is well covered.
  3. Garnish with cheese

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 232, Fats: 15 grams, Carbohydrates: 24 grams, Protein: 4.9 grams

 

 

 

 

Make Ahead brunch recipes

 

Over Indulging mushroom Quiche

Serves: 12

Cooking Time: 5 ½ hours

Vegan friendly

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • 1 lbs. mushrooms, prepared, trimmed, caps halve etc.
  • 1 lbs. white mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste, preferably white pepper
  • 1 T unsalted butter
  • 2 minced shallots
  • 1 T chopped thyme
  • 2 ½ oz. shredded comte cheese

Shell

  • 2 C milk
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 6 whisked large eggs
  • Grated nutmeg (fresh is possible)

Directions:

  1. Start with preheating your oven to 350 degrees, and while that is heating, go ahead and add the oil to your skillet, toss in your oysters, mushrooms and seasonings, cook on high heat for about 5 minutes or so, stirring frequently. You don’t want it to burn.
  2. Turn down the heat, and add in your remaining seasonings, shallots and butter, cook until the mushrooms are nice and tender. This should take around 10-15 minutes, give or take.
  3. Now, add about ¼ C cheese and half of your mushrooms over the bottom f your quiche, pastry shell,
  4. Blend your half of your milk, half of the eggs, cream and salt and pepper with the nutmeg on low for about a minute or so
  5. Now you can pour the custard in your shell once well blended or combined
  6. Use remaining ½ of above mentioned ingredients, scatter a little of your shredded cheese over top
  7. Bake for about 1 ½ hours. You want the top to be fluffy but starting to brown
  8. Remove pan from the oven and let cool for a few minutes, and cut down the center (like you would an apple pie, slits in four sections) and add and stuff the mushrooms into your quiche
  9. Serve warm

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 299, Fats: 14.3 grams, Carbohydrates: 32 grams, Protein: 13 grams

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Pizza

Serves: 8-10

Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes

Vegan friendly: leave out sausage

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. premade (store bought) pizza dough
  • Cooking spray
  • ½ sliced sweet onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ lbs. (or prepackaged) baby mushrooms (Portobello)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp cornmeal
  • Moray sauce
  • 1 lbs. ground sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled or ground
  • 6 eggs, whisked

Directions:

  1. Lay out the dough on a round pizza surface that has been sprayed with cooking spray and spray rolled out dough with cooking spray, lightly.
  2. Roll back into a dough and cover, and let sit out and rise for about an hour- it should double in size
  3. Start with preheating your oven to 425, and in a skillet sauté your vegetables until tender, or crispy, depending on the vegetable
  4. Roll out the dough on your pizza pan, which should be sprinkled or floured with the cornmeal
  5. Brush edges of dough with any leftover olive oil,
  6. Add sauce, and toppings, pour whisked eggs over the toppings, including the cooked, ground sausage
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes to half an hour, you mainly want to make sure the eggs are cooked to your desired doneness.
  8. Serve warm

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 103.2, Fats: 6.2 grams, Carbohydrates: 6.5 grams, Protein: 6.8 grams

 

 

Pecan Sticky Buns

Serves: 12 Buns

Cooking Time 3 ½ hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 C warm milk
  • 4 T butter, unsalted is preferred
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 ½ C + 3 T flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Glaze and topping

  • ½ C honey
  • ½ C light brown sugar
  • 4 T butter
  • 1 ½ C chopped pecans, coarsely

Filling

– 3/4 C light brown sugar

– 1 tsp cinnamon

– 6 T softened butter

 

Directions:

  1. Using a large mixing bowl and mixer, blend your yeast, sugar, and milk, you want to do this until its nice and frothy, let it stand for about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add in the rest of the sugar, 4 T butter, yolks, honey, and last but not least your vanilla. You want to blend all of this until your batter is well combined
  3. Add in the flour and salt and using a dough hook, knead on low to medium
  4. Make small balls, (which will form from the dough hook and blender) you will want four of them
  5. Add a little oil or water into a bowl, brushing it lightly.
  6. Place the dough back into the bowl, cover and let stand in warm area (like over or near your heating vent) for around an hour, you want the dough to double in size, is possible.
  7. Butter your baking dish, ad in a sauce an melt the glaze ingredients over low heat for about a minute or so, and pour hot blend into your baking dish,
  8. Roll dough balls in cinnamon, and sugar mix
  9. Roll the dough out into log like forms and cut or leave indentation in the dough to offer the sticky bun look
  10. Roll dough logs in the baking dish to coat well
  11. Lay dough in baking dish, cover and let sit for about another hour or so
  12. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and bake for about 30-45 minutes
  13. Move them over to a cool baking dish
  14. Serve warm

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 384.1, Fats: 21.1 grams, Carbohydrates: 30 grams, Protein: 17.2 grams

 

 

 

 

Brunch Salad

 

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ C EVOO
  • ¼ C white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp packed orange zest
  • ¼ C fresh orange juice
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • ¾ tsp salt and pepper
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 pkg. mixed greens of your choice
  • 1 pkg. sweet butter lettuce
  • 2 orange, wedged or sectioned
  • French toast (premade) chopped

Directions:

  1. Take your premade French toast and chop up into bite size pieces
  2. Toss all of your other ingredients together and toss with vinaigrette OR melted, warm butter
  3. Add in the French toast and toss a little more
  4. Serve

 

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 132.7, Fats: 8.5 grams, Carbohydrates: 3.4 grams, Protein: 12.4 grams

 

 

 

 

Spinach Frittata

 

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 1-2 hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. Chopped spinach
  • 1 pkg. mezzo penne pasta
  • 2 ½ T butter
  • 3 sliced or mince shallots
  • 2 T flour
  • 1 ½ C half & half
  • ½ C ricotta cheese
  • 1 C shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1 dozen eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 C fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 T chives, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Start with preheating your oven 425 degrees
  2. Now, go ahead and drain the spinach, cook the pasta per the instructions and drain
  3. With a skillet, melt down the butter in a saucepan and sauté your shallots, mushrooms, with the butter
  4. Stir in the flour and continue to whisk the entire time and whisk the half & half into the mixture as well.
  5. Once bubbling slightly, stir in the Asiago cheese
  6. Remove from the heat and whisk in the eggs, add in the
  7. shallot mixture and other vegetables
  8. Stir in your cooked pasta and add in ¼ C Asiago cheese,
  9. Pour everything into a pan and bake for about an hour at 325 degrees.

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 25.97, Fats: 11.1 grams, Carbohydrates: 35.1 grams, Protein: 9 grams

 

 

Light Brunch on the go

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 C water
  • ½ C sugar
  • ¼ C firm packed basil
  • 1 T orange zest, packed
  • 1 T packed lemon, zest
  • ½ lbs. peaches, sliced
  • ½ sliced plum
  • 2 T chopped FRESH basil

Directions:

  1. With this light and delicious recipe you will want to boil you water and sugar over medium to high heat, then remove from heat. Stir frequently, stir in fruit in a separate large bowl
  2. Stir together the two bowls/combinations
  3. Serve chilled

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 64.8, Fats: 8.6 grams, Carbohydrates: 16.6 grams, Protein: .9 grams

 

 

 

 

Gourmet Egg Salad

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 8 oz. bag croutons
  • ¼ C EVOO
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 2tsp minced thyme
  • Rosemary sprig
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 T butter, unsalted
  • 1 dozen whisked eggs
  • 2 T chopped chives

Directions:

  1. Using a small to medium size mixing bowl add your croutons, EVOO, and seasoning, and toss well, move over to a skillet and ok, stirring the whole time, you do NOT want croutons soggy though.
  2. Add the croutons to your serving dish and you can throw away any used bulky or choppy seasonings
  3. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Clean out your skillet and cook the scrambled eggs over medium heat in the traditional manner.
  5. Combine eggs, with seasonings and croutons
  6. Serve

 

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 301.9, Fats: grams, Carbohydrates: 17.5 grams, Protein: 19.3 grams

 

 

 

 

Country Ham and Grit Cakes in Tomato sauce

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 6 hours

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ C diced country ham
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • ¼ C butter
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 quick cooking grits
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 11/2 C shredded Gouda cheese

Gravy

  • 1 C chopped sweet onion
  • 2 T garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T EVOO
  • 1 can Italian sliced peeled tomatoes
  • 2 T chopped basil
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
  • Poached eggs
  • 1 ½ T white vinegar
  • 6 eggs, large

Directions:

  1. You want to start with your ham and grits. Start sautéing them in a skillet over medium heat, brown lightly. You can drain the grease off if you would like.
  2. Now you want to cream your next two ingredients with 3 C water, and boil.
  3. You can start slowly stirring in the grits, and bring back to a boil if it starts to slow down. Whisk, but watch for your mix to thicken up
  4. Stir in the seasonings, ham and the cheese. Cook and stir every few minutes.
  5. Pour this into a 9×13 baking dish, cover, and chill for about 2-3 hours, 4 if needed
  6. For the gravy, you are going to sauté your garlic and onion, with a little oil. You want them to be tender,
  7. Stir in the tomatoes, and lower heat down to a simmer, be sure to stir occasionally. Let the gravy simmer for about 20-25 minutes and stir in basil and last three ingredients
  8. Now you can work on the poached eggs per traditional method for poached eggs
  9. Assemble your casserole, preheat your oven to 375 degrees,
  10. Add chilled dish to cutting board and cut up, into squares. Add back to dish, and they can overlap just a little as needed.
  11. Spoon the gravy over top and bake for about 20-25 minutes
  12. Serve with poached eggs and cheese to garnish

 

 

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 259, Fats: 12.4 grams, Carbohydrates: 22.3 grams, Protein: 15.7 grams

 

 

Slow cooker Brunch Recipes

Brunch Casserole

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 6-8 hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag frozen has browns
  • 1 lbs. bacon
  • 1 diced onion
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ diced red bel pepper
  • ½ diced green bell pepper
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 C milk

Directions:

  1. Slice up the bacon in to smaller pieces, and cook, drain the grease
  2. Add half of your ingredients (1/2 of each one) to your slow cooker,
  3. Now add the remaining ingredients
  4. Whisk the eggs and milk together and pour over your slow cooker mixture
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Cook on warm for6-8 hours

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 292.7, Fats: 23.2 grams, Carbohydrates: 6.2 grams, Protein: 14.5 grams

 

 

 

 

 

Slow Cooker Sweet Banana Nutella French toast

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 2 ½ hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. Challah bread
  • ½ dozen eggs
  • 2 C almond vanilla milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 2 T Nutella
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 T butter
  • 4 sliced or chopped banana’s
  • 1 T brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Break down the bread and tear pieces off and set in your slow cooker.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the milk, cinnamon, vanilla, Nutella, salt and eggs, and whisk carefully
  3. Pour mixture over the bread
  4. Make sure bread is well saturated, cover and cook on low for 2 hours
  5. Add bananas to a bowl during about 15-20 minutes before cooking time is up
  6. Combine the brown sugar, sugar, and combine.
  7. Add butter to a pan and sauté over medium to low heat. Add in the bananas ,and cook for 1-2 minutes, flip and cook on other side, you want them browned slightly
  8. Serve French toast with the brown sugar bananas

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 268.5, Fats: 6.9 grams, Carbohydrates: 46.3 grams, Protein: 11.6 grams

 

 

 

 

Gourmet Slow cooker Spinach and Eggs

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 2 hours

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ dozen eggs
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ C milk
  • ½ C Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 C chopped mushrooms
  • 1 C packed baby spinach
  • 1 C shredded jack cheese
  • 1 C diced ham

Directions:

  1. Using a mixing bowl whisk the eggs, seasonings, milk and yogurt. You want to make sure everything is smooth
  2. Stir in your cheese, ham and vegetable
  3. Use non-stick cooking spray and spray down your slow cooker
  4. Add in your eggs blend
  5. Cook on low for 2 hours
  6. Serve

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 228.8, Fats: 11.6 grams, Carbohydrates: 16.6 grams, Protein: 14.7 grams

 

 

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon Delight

Serves: 6-8

Cooking Time: 5 ½ hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 ½ C coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 ½ C water
  • 1 C steel oats
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Directions:

  1. Start with spraying the inside of slow cooker,
  2. Add all ingredients into the slow cooker but the topping
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours; give or take

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 241, Fats: 12 grams, Carbohydrates: 32 grams, Protein: 5 grams

 

 

 

 

Sweet Pepper Hash Brunch

Serves: 10

Cooking Time: 6-8 hours on low

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 12 oz. pkg. Smoked chicken sausage, cutup
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ C sweet onion, diced
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 lbs. red skin potatoes, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ C chicken broth
  • 1 ½ C chopped peppers, red, yellow and green
  • ½ C shredded cheese
  • 2 tsp fresh tarragon

Directions:

  1. Using a large skillet go ahead and cook the meat until browned, then remove from skillet.
  2. Using the same skillet add your oil and sauté your onions, cook for about 5-6 minutes, stir occasionally
  3. Coat your slow cooker with nonstick spray, add your vegetables, season with salt and pepper, and add broth
  4. Cook on low for about 6 hours then stir in the peppers
  5. Serve warm

 

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 131, Fats: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 18 grams, Protein: 7 grams

 

 

 

 

Gourmet Brunch Platter

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 4 ½ hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. French toast
  • 2 T butter
  • 3 C sliced mushrooms
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 C half & half
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 C shredded smoked cheese
  • 1 lbs. cooked, chopped bacon
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees, and line your baking sheet with the bread cubes or bites
  2. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, you want them to be dry
  3. Spray down your slow cooker, and start preheating
  4. Sauté the mushrooms in a slow cooker,
  5. Whisk the remaining ingredients together and pour into the slow cooker
  6. Cover and cook on low for about 4-6 hours
  7. You want the egg blend to settle before serving
  8. Add any remaining cheese over top to garnish

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 530, Fats: 33 grams, Carbohydrates: 30 grams, Protein: 28 grams

 

 

Slow Cooker Spanish Brunch

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 4 ½ hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. chorizo, cooked, drained and ground
  • 8-10 tortilla shells
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 ½ C milk
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Red pepper, chopped
  • ¾ Sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 C shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 T cilantro
  • 1 C Salsa

Directions:

  1. Spray down your slow cooker, and add the tortillas (3) to your slow cooker,
  2. In a bowl whisk together the milk, egg and Chile, add in the bell pepper, onions and ¾ C cheese. Set the rest aside
  3. Add ½ of your ground sausage to your tortilla shells, with the veggies,
  4. Repeat layers with tortillas etc.
  5. Cover and cook for 4-6 hours on low
  6. Sprinkle any remaining cheese of veggies over top
  7. Serve with salsa to garnish

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 540, Fats: 38 grams, Carbohydrates: 20 grams, Protein: 29 grams

 

 

 

Yellow Poppy Seed Brunch Muffins

Serves: 16

Cooking Time: 3 ½ hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 C flour
  • ½ C yellow cornmeal
  • 2 T poppy seeds
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ C melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ C milk
  • 1 T shredded lemon peel
  • 2 T lemon juice

Glaze

  • ½ C powdered sugar
  • 3 T lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Spray down your slow cooker with nonstick spray
  2. In a separate, large mixing bowl go ahead and sift or stir the dry ingredients and in a separate bowl combine your remaining ingredients
  3. Combine both bowls into your slow cooker, stirring until everything is well combined
  4. Cover and cook for 2 hour give or take
  5. Turn off slow cooker, and remove lid, remove base from cooker and let cool
  6. Remove bread, by loosening edges first, and let cool on a rack for about an hour
  7. Make the glaze in a separate bowl and drizzle glaze over lemon bread before serving

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 220, Fats: 8 grams, Carbohydrates: 33 grams, Protein: 3 grams

 

 

 

Gourmet Breakfast Pizza II

Serves: 8 pies

Cooking Time: 1-2 hours

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ Batch pizza dough, flavor of your choice
  • ½ C crème fraiche
  • 1 lbs. smoked Applewood bacon, cooked and cutup into small pieces or crumbs
  • 1 C caramelized onions
  • 8 Large eggs, whisked
  • 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. With this pizza you want to start with preheating your oven to 350 degrees, and set one rack in the middle of the oven, and one on the third notch.
  2. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper if you have any, then form out the dough in rectangular shapes on to your TWO parchment paper lined baking sheets
  3. Start with your toppings once you have the dough formed properly.
  4. Add your sauce, meats, vegetables, and cheese last.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or so switching out the two pans between the two racks
  6. After 15 minutes go ahead and pull the pizzas out and crack an egg into the center of each pizza and kind of swirl it around so it covers more ground (area)
  7. Cook for another 10 minutes

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 168.6, Fats: 8.7 grams, Carbohydrates: 14.3 grams, Protein: 8.5 grams

 

 

 

 

Gourmet Butter Croissants

Serves: 24 croissants

Cooking Time: 24 hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe for your croissant dough, you will need almost 3 lbs. cold dough

Directions:

  1. Start with your dough recipe and cut it in half, letting ½ chill, and be sure it’s wrapped in plastic. Roll the other half out, and you can use a little flour to help keep it from sticking to your workspace.
  2. Form dough into triangle pieces, and brush off the flour
  3. Shape the dough into croissants, first a rectangle, then a triangle, then roll
  4. Let the croissants rise overnight, in a bag, set tight.
  5. Next morning make sure they have risen, and are spongy, they need a little “spring in their step” when you push on them
  6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and bake for about 10 minutes, but be sure you do NOT open the oven during that baking time
  7. Rotate baking sheet and cook another 10-12 minutes

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 188.7, Fats: 10.1 grams, Carbohydrates: 14.3 grams, Protein: 11 grams

 

 

Gourmet Bacon

Serves: 6 (1 lbs.)

Cooking Time: 45 minutes to an hour

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ t brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 lbs. bacon, cut to your desired thickness- this is usually about 12 slices of bacon

Directions:

  1. Start with preheating your oven to 350 degrees, and while this is heating up you can stir together other three ingredients, minus the bacon of course
  2. Layer the bacon on your baking sheet or broiler pan
  3. Bake on the middle rack, and bake for 20-25 minutes
  4. Flip slices of bacon half way through and season with the spice mixture
  5. Bake for another 12-15 minutes or longer as needed.
  6. Move over to paper towel lined plate and serve

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 120.8, Fats: 3.5 grams, Carbohydrates: 16.1 grams, Protein: 7.4 grams

 

 

 

 

Gluten Free Gourmet Blueberry Muffins

Serves: Dozen muffins

Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 T tapioca flour
  • 1 ¼ C ground yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 C white rice flour
  • 1/4C corn starch
  • 1 T + 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 8 T melted or soft unsalted butter
  • ½ C milk
  • ¼ C + 2 T maple syrup
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 C fresh blueberries

Directions:

  1. Before you preheat your oven go ahead and move the oven rack to the middle
  2. Line your muffin tin with your liners
  3. Meld down the butter, then let cool before adding in your sifted dry ingredients
  4. In a separate bowl sift your dry ingredients and a little lemon zest.
  5. Combine your blueberries, butter and dry ingredients together, folding the blueberries (if fresh) in carefully
  6. Pour the batter into each muffin tin so it’s about ¾ full, but you don’t want them to overflow when baking
  7. Sprinkle a little sugar over top of each muffin batter
  8. Bake for about 15-20 minutes
  9. Let cool
  10. Serve warm

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 226.3, Fats: 18.1 grams, Carbohydrates: 12.7 grams, Protein: 5.5 grams

 

 

 

 

Gourmet Quail Eggs

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 dozen quail eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ C sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Start with preheating your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spread the sesame seeds throughout your baking dish, and toast for about 10-12 minutes
  3. In your skillet or a saucepan, add about an inch of water with the eggs, and bring to a boil
  4. Remove from heat, and let eggs sit, covered for about 8-10 minutes
  5. Rinse eggs in cold water, crack eggs and peel, quarter or chop the eggs
  6. Serve with the sesame seeds and eggs

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 411.9, Fats: 28.5 grams, Carbohydrates: 32.1 grams, Protein: 10.5 grams

 

 

Gourmet Huevos Rancheros

 

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 T veggie oil
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cans whole tomatoes with juice
  • ½ C chopped white onion
  • ¼ C chopped cilantro
  • 1 T chopped chipotle chilies with adobo sauce
  • 2 T garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 large eggs

Directions:

  1. You will want to add the oven rack to the middle, then preheat your 200 degrees, you want it just warm
  2. Add the oil to a skillet and heat the tortillas, two at a time, flip, and sear a few at a tie
  3. Wrap the tortillas in foil to keep warm,
  4. Now you can work on your remaining ingredients, add the onions, tomato, seasonings to your skillet and stir while cooking, to make sure it doesn’t burn
  5. Once your salsa is done, you can go ahead and add in your eggs, cooking all together
  6. Add tortillas, which should still be warm to serving plates, and top with the eggs and salsa
  7. Garnish with Salsa to taste.

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 220.3, Fats: 5.9 grams, Carbohydrates: 31.4 grams, Protein: 11 grams

Salmon and Arugula Quesadilla

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 6 oz. soft goat cheese, mild and at room temperature
  • 2 tsp chopped chives
  • ½ tsp grated lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 1 lbs. smoked salmon
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 T EVOO
  • 2 2/3 C cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 C loose Arugula

Directions:

  1. You will want to soak your onion in ice water for about 10-15 minutes, then dry and set aside
  2. You can work on the chives, cheese, lemon and cheese while that is soaking, stir until well blended
  3. Begin by spreading your cheese mix over the tortilla shells, then add salmon and chopped pieces of onion
  4. Top with second layer of tortilla hell
  5. Heat oil in a skillet and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side, then repeat for each quesadilla
  6. Serve warm

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 332.2, Fats: 15.4 grams, Carbohydrates: 30.1 grams, Protein: 17.2 grams

 

Crème Brule French toast

Serves: 4-6

Cooking Time: 8 hours & 30-45 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 T corn syrup
  • ½ loaf country oud bread loaf
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 ½ C half & half
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp Marnier
  • ¼ tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Using a solid saucepan you want to melt down your butter and brown sugar together, then add in your corn syrup, be sure it’s over medium heat, and you are stirring the entire time; this prevents burning
  2. Pour your mixture into the bottom of a rectangular baking dish
  3. Slice your bread and you can cut down the crusts if you would like, and add the bread in a single layer along the bottom, they fit in there all cozy, but they will all fit in one single layer
  4. Now, in a medium size mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, and remaining ingredients together,
  5. Pour egg blend over the bread in the mixing bowl, cover and let chill for at LEAST 8 hours, overnight is best
    Preheat your oven to 350 and bake for 35-40 minutes

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 298.2, Fats: 5.6 grams, Carbohydrates: 60.9 grams, Protein: 12.2 grams

Conclusion: With the 20+ gourmet brunch recipes you found here are just the first stepping stones to recreating how you prepare meals, organize your kitchen, and more importantly, what you put in your shopping cart each time you go to the store. We live in a generation of processed foods, microwaves and toaster ovens. This is just step one in rebuilding your health, your family values, and amazing meals. Please be sure to check out the other gourmet cookbooks available soon.

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