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6 Easy Recipes That Will Change Your Quarantine Brunch Game

No meal is as satisfying and Instagram-worthy as brunch.

While we can’t go out to eat brunch these days, you can still have your favorite dishes and create a delicious brunch spread in the comfort of your own home. We asked members of the Something Navy team to share their absolute favorite brunch recipes, from easy cinnamon rolls to banana oatmeal pancakes.

Recipe 1: Nikki's Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe adapted from Dear Crissy 

Ingredients:

  • 1 8-pack can of refrigerator biscuits
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½  teaspoon ground cinnamon

Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Time to Prep: 25 Minutes

Time to Cook: 18 – 20 Minutes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Open the biscuits and separate them. Leave them out at room temperature for 15 minutes to warm up
  3. Place each biscuits side by side with the sides touching each other, then press and pinch together
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll out the biscuits until flat and the dough is in the shape of a rectangle, it’s ok if the sides are uneven
  5. Using a pastry brush, apply the 2 tablespoons of  butter over the top of the entire piece of dough
  6. Mix together the sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle over the buttered dough
  7. Roll up, beginning from one of the short ends. Using a sharp knife, slice the dough into 1-inch pieces. Place rolls in an ungreased 9-inch oven-safe dish
  8. Bake for 18 to 20  minutes

Recipe 2: The Anna Breakfast Plate

Ingredients: (For 1 serving) 

Eggs: 

  • Pan
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Wooden spoon

Sweet Potatoes: 

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt 
  • Baking sheet

Avocado Smash: 

  • 1 Avocado
  • A quarter of lemon
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic powder

Side Salad: 

  • Arugula 
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Directions:

Eggs:

  1. Place olive oil and eggs into the pan (no heat on)
  2. Turn heat onto low and begin stirring
  3. Continue to stir to incorporate the eggs and olive oil
  4. As the mixture begins to solidify, stir with a faster pace
  5. As you begin to see it fo from liquid to a solid state add: 2 pinches of: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
  6. Remove from heat + continue to stir off the heat until its nice and soft
  7. Place on plate and if you want add everything bagel seasoning on top!
Sweet Potatoes:
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Cut into small squares–this video will show you how!
  3. Coat the pan with coconut oil
  4. Put sweet potatoes on pan
  5. Put salt and a little more coconut oil and mix together
  6. Put in the oven for 25 mins (after 10 minutes, take a spatula and flip them)
Avocado Smash:
  • Mash it all together!
Side Salad:
  • Mix it all together

Recipe 3: Dana's Everything Bagel Bran Waffles

Recipe adapted from Samantha Hass

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup wheat bran 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of salt 
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or whatever milk you have on hand!)
  • avocado spray oil 
  • cream cheese 
  • everything bagel seeds 

Directions:

  1. Heat a waffle iron on high setting (Dana recommends this waffle maker!)
  2. Combine egg whites, wheat bran, baking powder, salt and almond milk in a bowl
  3. Whisk the mixture until everything is combined and it forms a smooth batter
  4. Spray waffle iron with avocado oil spray
  5. Spoon batter into the waffle iron. Leave plenty of room around the edges because it expands as it bakes and you don’t want it to run over!
  6. Bake ~4-5 minutes, or until the waffle iron dings and waffles are golden brown
  7. Remove and top with your favorite cream cheese (mine is Miyokos vegan cream cheese), add everything bagel seeds
Makes 3-4 huge waffles. If you don’t have a waffle iron, you can also use this batter for pancakes!

Recipe 4: Meghan's Best Banana Bread Ever

Photo and recipe adapted from Food Live Love by Rachel

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1/3 c milk, I prefer buttermilk or almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (I usually use a little more since I love vanilla)
  • 1/4 c greek yogurt, you can substitute sour cream
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 c flour

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Place the softened butter in a mixer and add the granulated and brown sugar; mix until combined and smooth
  3. One at a time, add in the eggs. Once the eggs are incorporated, add the cinnamon, vanilla, sour cream, milk, baking soda, and salt
  4. Smash the bananas in a large bowl with a fork. Add to the wet mixture and combine. Stir in the flour until it is just incorporated. You do not want to over mix here or the bread will come out tough.
  5. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for about an hour or until a toothpick comes out smooth

Recipe 5: Jamie's Overnight French Toast

Photo and recipe adapted from NYT Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for baking dish
  • 1 pound enriched bread, such as brioche, challah or panettone sliced 3/4-inch thick
  • ¼ cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup pecans, chopped (optional)
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting (optional)
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

Cook Time: 1 Hour, Plus Chilling Overnight

Directions:

  1. Butter a 2-quart baking dish
  2. Butter the front sides of the slices of bread and shingle the slices upright in the dish, overlapping as necessary. Add raisins evenly between the slices of bread
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt until well combined
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the bread and press the bread gently to absorb
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  7. Remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle pecans evenly on top
  8. Bake until puffed, golden and set in the center, 50 to 60 minutes
  9. While baking, if the top begins to get too dark, tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes
  10. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve with maple syrup

Recipe 6: Sydney's Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Recipe adapted from: Modern Honey

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk unsweetened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Tablespoons 100% Real Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats (I use Gluten-Free)
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla optional

Toppings Ideas:

  • Fresh Fruit (I like strawberries, bananas, or blackberries)
  • Real Maple Syrup
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Fresh Banana Slices
  • Sliced Almonds

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

 

Directions:

  1. In a blender, pour in SILK Almond Milk, eggs, egg white, banana, maple syrup, vanilla (optional), rolled oats, baking powder and salt
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Heat skillet over medium heat. Once warmed, spray with non-stick cooking spray or place coconut oil or butter in skillet. Pour pancake batter into skillet in round circles
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side. Turn over and cook for another 1-2 minutes
  5. Drizzle with real maple syrup and toppings of choice

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