Morning Breakfast Bake

I’m sorry, but my fingers just couldn’t stop themselves…I had to eat two of the biscuits…THEY ARE DELICIOUS” as Donavan screamed at me! I laughed out loud and thanked him.  Hearing all the commotion, Nicholas came running out of his den of video games (his room) and came into the room exclaiming “They are great!”

Last night was so much fun, Donavan (aka D) won his soccer match 9-2, with D making 2 scores in the game. The whole team was on fire, communicating, it was great to watch the growth of the entire team.  Then we went and had a great salad and soup to fight off the chill in the air (chill for Florida standards), with both boys getting hot cocoa, as we sat and discussed the highlights of the game.

After getting to bed fairly early after a couple episodes of The Crown, our new favorite binge watch, I woke early this morning and I wanted to create a morning breakfast bake for the fam before I headed off to the gym for my daily workout. I had only an hour, and the one thing everyone in the household loves is cinnamon rolls. Not enough time to make classic cinnamon rolls, but I did have Hersey Cinnamon Chips. So I got to experimenting.

First off, I had no eggs, so needed to find something that would work as a cinnamon roll. Then I thought biscuits! “I don’t need eggs for those,” I thought and got to baking! Now experimenting is fun for me and started with just a basic biscuit recipe. I cut in the butter until nice and crumbs had formed before adding the cup of cinnamon chips. Then added milk and stirred completed. I rolled out the dough, cut into shapes and baked as normal. It took a few extra minutes because of the chips, but still got a decent raise out of the dough.

While baking, I wanted something sweet, like a glaze, but more decedent than just a powered sugar and milk glaze. So I created a marshmallow buttercream icing. The night before, I had made a caramel sauce and it was in the fridge. I thought together with the icing and the cinnamon chip biscuits, it would make a nice contrast in flavors, since I use a little extra salt in my caramel.

As soon as the biscuits came out of the oven, I let them sit for just about 1-2 minutes before piping on the icing so it would fun over the side. Put a dollop of caramel and it too melted nicely, covering the biscuit. To finish, I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon atop to give them a beautiful finish. Complete.

Now, here is how I knew I was up to something successful, family response.  Proud of my new experiment, I took a few photos and then I went off to the gym for my workout. Upon my return, Donavan exclaimed and rushed up to me after getting in the house, “I’m sorry, but my fingers just couldn’t stop themselves…I had to eat two of the biscuits…THEY ARE DELICIOUS” as he screamed at me! I laughed out loud and thanked him.  Hearing all the commotion, Nicholas came running out of his den of video games (his room) and came into the room exclaiming “They are great!” That’s all I needed to know this was a great experiment bake!

I will say, they tasted much better after sitting and completely cooling. Brad agreed, this is fantastic and we gobbled down one each with our eggs and coffee! Good thing I did an extra few minutes of cardio this morning.  LOL

Below is the recipes and I hope that you enjoy them as much as my kids, I will be making these again for the fam again real soon!  Enjoy your bake!

Basic Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour

4 tsp baking powder

1 tbs of sugar

2 tsp of plain popcorn salt

3/4 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 cup Hershey Cinnamon Chips

3/4 cup of butter

1 cup milk

Stir together all your dry ingredients and cut in the butter until corse crumbs. Then add in the cinnamon chips. Make a well in the center of the flour/cinnamon chip mixture. Add milk and stir until all dry ingredients are moist.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Make dough about 1/2″ tall and cut into shape of choice.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-13 minutes until nice golden brown.

Marshmallow Buttercream Icing

7 oz of Marshmallow Fluff

1/2 cup of softened butter

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp of milk on reserve (I didn’t use any, but you may need based on consistency you desire)

Cream butter, add marshmallow fluff and vanilla. Mix in powered sugar in 1/4 cup increments.

Caramel

3/4 cup white sugar

2 tbs water

2 tbs light corn syrup

3 tbs butter – chilled

1/2 tsp of plain popcorn salt

1/2 cup of heavy cream

Place white sugar in bottom of sauce to create an even layer. Mix together the water and corn syrup, once fully combined, pour over sugar and mix until all sugar is completely moist.  Place sauce pan over medium-high heat and don’t stir until bubbly and lightly golden brown.  Add the butter and salt and stir until all butter melts. Then add heavy cream…will bubble and stir completely to incorporate. Over medium heat stir frequently for 4 minutes until you have the caramel consistency your looking. Then to cool quickly, place in a small bowl sitting over a bowl of ice cubes. I then placed in the fridge after completely cooling to room temperature. Store up to 5 days. This is a great recipe for caramel ice cream topping!

Biscuits Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 339
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.6g 23%
Saturated Fat 11.6g 58%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 38.9g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 5.4g
Vitamin D 8mcg 40%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 249mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Marshmallow Buttercream Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11.3g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 9.3g
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Caramel Nutrition Facts
Servings: 72
Amount per serving
Calories 16
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2.2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 1mcg 4%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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