Coffee Cake in a mug with cinnamon oatmeal struesel topping

Coffee Cake in a Mug with cinnamon oatmeal struesel topping -- A Pinch of Joy
Coffee Cake in a Mug with cinnamon oatmeal struesel topping -- A Pinch of Joy

Sometimes just a little sweet will make the day so much better. I try not to have temptation setting around because – well, it’s just too tempting! If a whole cake is in the kitchen, it is “evened out” for breakfast, just a little piece for lunch and a small piece for afternoon tea, then a dinner sized piece in the evening. But we are well disciplined and never have a piece after dinner. :-) That’s a lot of carb, calories and sweet stuff in a day. One sweet serving is just perfect. Especially if it is divided between two people.

I’ve been experimenting with mug recipes for that sweet craving. This is one of our favorites. The yogurt replaces egg. I used low carb yogurt because that’s what I usually have on hand, but Greek yogurt or any other plain or vanilla yogurt would work. If you keep your butter on the counter, you are good to go. If you refrigerate butter, you’ll need to soften it for 5-10 seconds in the microwave so it will mix evenly in the dough. Be careful not to overcook the coffee cake as it will quickly become dry.  Eat while warm for best results. I won’t tell you that this is better than your favorite baked coffee cake recipe – but it will tide you over a sweet craving very nicely and it’s pretty darn good on its own merits.

Coffee Cake in a mug with cinnamon oatmeal struesel topping
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
Struesel Topping
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons quick oatmeal
  • 1 scant tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Place 1 tablespoon of room temperature butter in mug. If cold, place in microwave for about 10 seconds. Do not melt.
  2. Add sugar and mix well.
  3. Add yogurt and dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  4. Mixture should be thick. Smooth across the bottom of the mug.
  5. In small bowl, combine streusel topping ingredients using a fork until well mixed. Sprinkle on top of coffee cake in mug.
  6. Cook at full power in microwave for 1 minute. Top should be shiny, look slightly underdone and firm to touch. If additional cooking time is needed, do only 10 seconds at a time to avoid overcooking.
  7. Eat while warm!!!!

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Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole

Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole -- A Pinch of Joy
Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole -- A Pinch of Joy

Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole is perfect for a holiday brunch. It is a nice alternative to the usual Egg and Bread Breakfast Casserole. The Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole is a party animal, especially if you use the optional egg wash to “make it pretty.” Serve with mixed fresh fruit, yogurt parfait, a light crispy pastry roll and a beverage bar. Beautiful and filling for a day of celebrating.

This is a little “busy” to make, but so worth it. If you have hearty appetites – that’s this house! – plan on 9 servings instead of twelve. You might want two of these delicious casseroles for a brunch buffet because they will be back for more! You could brown the sausage ahead of time to make things a little easier. Also, buy the crescent sheets if you can find them. I don’t find them in every store – and sometimes a store that had them before, doesn’t have them when I am looking. I use a large cutting board, to seal the perforations of the crescent ROLLS, then turn the whole thing upside down over the casserole to peel the dough off the board onto the top of the casserole. The spreadable cheese comes in different sized containers, depending on the brand. This time I used Rondele garlic and herb, which was in an 8 ounce container and used about ¾ of it. Allouette is another brand, usually in a 6-7 ounce container, which also works well. Using an offset spatula (like a frosting spatula) works great for spreading the cheese.

You can’t really taste the mushrooms – Bytes didn’t even notice they were there and he is NOT a mushroom fan! – but they add a nice depth to the overall flavor and texture. You can leave them out or substitute your choice of veggie. In fact, you could leave out the sausage and make the casserole entirely veggie! The egg wash makes the finished casserole pretty deep golden brown and makes the top crust moist which enhances the overall flavor and texture. And yes, it does reheat beautifully in the microwave next day – just in case there are leftovers.

Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole
 
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A deliciously layered breakfast casserole -- savory and filling!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12 medium servings
Ingredients
  • 8 ounce sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 medium green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 9 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 can crescent sheets (or rolls)
  • 1 6 ounce container spreadable cheese, such as Rondele garlic and herb
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Optional topping
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Set out spreadable cheese to reach room temperature ahead of time.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Cook and crumble the sausage. Drain any excess fat.
  4. While sausage is cooking, saute the chopped green onions and mushroom in the butter, over medium heat and stirring occasionally, until they are just softened.
  5. In the meantime, whisk together the nine eggs with 3 tablespoons of milk. Add to sauted vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Lower the heat and gently scramble the eggs for 2-3 minutes, until they are just barely cooked. Eggs will still be soft. Remove from heat.
  7. Press one can of crescent sheets into baking pan, covering the bottom and about halfway up the sides. If using crescent rolls, seal the perforations as you go.
  8. Spread the softened cheese evenly over the crescent crust.
  9. Spoon the gently scrambled eggs over the cheesy crust.
  10. Spoon sausage over the eggs evenly and sprinkle shredded cheese over the whole filling.
  11. Unroll the second can of crescent dough and place on top, stretching to fit and tucking excess down the sides. If using crescent rolls, seal the perforations first on a silicone baking mat or a nylon cutting board and then transfer to top of casserole.
  12. If using the optional topping, beat the egg with a fork in a small bowl and brush over the top of the casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  13. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

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Egg n Bacon Cheesy Melt

Egg n Bacon Cheesy Melt -- A Pinch of Joy
Egg n Bacon Cheesy Melt -- A Pinch of Joy

Hmmm. . . hot egg salad, I don’t know . . . it does have bacon in it though. I clicked over to the blog source with uncertainty. I should have known better. My girl, The Pioneer Woman, came through again. It’s divine, she said. And she is right!

Of course, I had to try it to be absolutely sure that it was divine as promised. Her enthusiasm propelled me forward. And we all know, even things divine get changed a bit in my kitchen. The first time I made this I only made half the egg recipe, but spread it over the same number of English muffins. Mmmmm. We savored them this way several times. Then one evening, I made them for a quick supper. I hardboiled the entire dozen eggs, thinking I would be one up to make another half recipe again later in the week. Well, it was such a hectic day and peeling those eggs was so therapeutic that I peeled the whole dozen. In my hypnotic state I measured out the ingredients and mixed a full batch. Horrors! There were only eight muffins. I could have put half the mixture back in the refrigerator for another time. But I piled the egg mixture on fourteen English muffin halves – there wasn’t room for the last muffin on the baking sheet although there was enough egg mixture left to cover– and finished them in the broiler. Things had gone from Mmmm to Divine!

I can tell you that a bit more bacon doesn’t hurt the recipe at all. :-)  Dijon mustard is the one to use – not the same as mustard from the yellow bottle. Don’t forget the garlic powder for a bit of depth. Use mayo, not a spread. Any kind of yellow or yellow mix cheese works – cheddar, Colby, Colby jack. Tinkering with the number of muffins, led to more serious fiddling. In my rebellious way, I over rode her stern warning to use Worcestershire sauce. And I’m not going to include it here, either. So there. (If you want, go see the Pioneer Woman here. )   You can use Worcestershire sauce, if you like, and divide the egg mixture over six muffins (twelve halves) as Ree recommends. You can make it ahead, you can halve the recipe. But do try it! It’s . . . divine.

Egg n Bacon Cheesy Melt
 
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A hot breakfast -- make ahead, heat and eat! Sooo good, you'll want it for lunch and dinner, too!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 English muffins, halved
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients gently.
  2. Cover and store in the refrigerator until needed (or overnight)
  3. Divide mixture among halved English muffins, spreading evenly to cover entire muffin half.
  4. Broil for 3-5 minutes until mixture is hot, cheese is melted and edge of muffins are slightly browned.
  5. Serve hot

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