Make-Ahead “Ham & Cheese” Breakfast Casserole

This is one of thekitchn.com’s most popular recipes ever, published several years ago for a breakfast bake with bread, pancetta, Gruyere, and eggs. It’s rich, eggy, and unbelievably, incredibly delicious.

And for an added appeal: You throw everything in the dish the night before, allow the bread to soak up the egg-and-milk mixture overnight, and bake it in the morning. But while the make-ahead aspect of this dish is very convenient, you don’t have to make it ahead. You can also throw it together and bake it immediately.

Casserole ham cheese

Serves: 6 to 8

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Hearty & Healthy Apple Muffins

These aren’t the fluffy, super sweet muffins one eats as an excuse to have dessert for breakfast. Rather, they are a genuinely wholesome, filling, and refreshing food to start the day. Filled with luscious seasonal apples, I find them a wonderful antidote to all the rich and sugary foods around us.

muffins apple hearty healthy

Makes 12 muffins

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Mini Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Everyone needs a basic blueberry muffin recipe, especially since it’s surprisingly hard to get a good one in the average cafe. They’re often too cakey or sweet. These are light and fluffy, and just sweet enough to be a muffin – not a cupcake.

muffins lemon blueberry

about 3 dozen mini muffins

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Double Chocolate Butterscotch Breakfast Muffins

These muffins freeze ridiculously well and keep for up to a week (if they don’t get devoured before then) in an airtight container.  They are heaven when paired with a tall glass of cold milk.

If you’re not big on butterscotch you could plump some dried cranberries and toss them in, or add extra chocolate chips or just omit them completely.

muffin double choco butterscotch

12 muffins

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Quick and Homey Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

This recipe is adapted from the classic cookbook, More-With-Less, which was a standard reference book and cookbook. These are homey and comforting; they last well, and they take about 5 minutes to mix up.

muffins oatmeal raisin

Adapted from More-With-Less. Makes 12 muffins

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