Small Spreads

Brunch Spread #1

BACON, EGG & SMOKED MOZZARELLA BREAKFAST SLIDERS

The smoked mozzarella cheese pairs nicely with the crispy bacon; making this a perfect little brunch snack.

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Bacon, Egg & Smoked Mozzarella Breakfast Sliders
Yields 24
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Ingredients
  1. 24 Slider Buns
  2. 20 Large Eggs
  3. 24 Slices of Bacon
  4. 24 Slices of Smoked Mozzarella Cheese
  5. 4 Tomatoes, medium sized, thinly sliced
  6. 2 Avocados, thinly sliced
  7. 1 Teaspoon Salt
  8. 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  9. 4 Teaspoons Butter
  10. 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  11. Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spread the bacon out onto the foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until desired crispness. When the bacon is done, place it on a paper towel lined plate to cool. Cut each slice of bacon in half. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with salt and pepper. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Pour eggs into muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until set.
  2. Spray two 9x13 baking pans with cooking spray. Place the 24 bottoms of the slider buns in the baking pans. Top each bun with one egg, one slice of cheese, and two half pieces of bacon. Put the slider bun tops back on.
  3. In a small bowl in the microwave, melt the butter with the garlic powder for about 30-45 seconds. Using a pastry brush, brush the garlic butter on the tops of the buns. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven. Remove the slider bun tops and place a slice of tomato and two slices of avocado on each bottom. Put the slider bun tops back on and serve.
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CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST BITES

This recipe makes 36 small bites of crispy French toast covered in cinnamon and sugar.

Recipe found here: http://www.recipetineats.com/cinnamon-french-toast-bites

SPIRALIZED SWEET POTATO & PARMESAN BITES

Spiralized sweet potatoes with savory flavors and melted Parmesan cheese.
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Spiralized Sweet Potato & Parmesan Bites
Yields 30
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Sweet Potatoes, Medium Size, Spiralized
  2. 1/2 Cup Shaved Parmesan Cheese
  3. 2 Large Eggs
  4. 1 Green Onion, finely chopped
  5. 1 Teaspoon Roasted Garlic, minced
  6. 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, finely chopped
  7. 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil
  8. 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  10. Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Spiralize the sweet potatoes into a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, green onion, roasted garlic, fresh basil, salt & black pepper and toss with the spiralized sweet potatoes. Spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill mini muffin cups about 3/4 the way full with the sweet potato mixture. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese and dried basil. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
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MEDITERRANEAN BAKED FETA WITH TOMATOES, SERVED WITH PITA CHIPS

Warm feta cheese baked with tomatoes and Kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes. This is a quick, easy recipe; it only bakes for 15 minutes.

Recipe found here: https://smittenkitchen.com/2012/08/mediterranean-baked-feta-with-tomatoes/

FROZEN BANANA BITES

These are easy to make and they’re very tasty little sweet treats – bananas and peanut butter covered in chocolate and frozen. It’s a great way to end a brunch spread. Note: 1 banana makes 6 of these bites.

Recipe found here:  http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2014/06/frozen-banana-bites-perfect-summertime-treat.html

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Shopping List

  • Bacon (24 Slices)
  • Eggs (24 large)
  • Milk (1/2 cup)
  • Butter (about 1/2 cup)
  • Feta Cheese (one 8-10 ounce block)
  • Smoked Mozzarella Cheese (24 Slices)
  • Parmesan Cheese, shaved (1/2 cup)
  • Tomatoes (4 medium size)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (1 cup)
  • Avocados (2)
  • Sweet Potatoes (2 medium size)
  • Green Onion (1)
  • Red Onion (1/4 cup)
  • Garlic (1 clove)
  • Roasted Garlic, Minced (1 tablespoon)
  • Fresh Basil (1 tablespoon)
  • Fresh Parsley (2 tablespoons)
  • Bananas (4)
  • Kalamata Olives, pitted (1/3 cup)
  • Peanut Butter (1 small jar)
  • Maple Syrup (1 bottle)
  • Coconut Oil (1/3 cup)
  • Olive Oil (1 teaspoon)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Sugar, white (1/4 cup)
  • Chocolate Chips, semi-sweet (1-1/2 cups)
  • Vanilla Extract (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Salt (2 teaspoons + a pinch)
  • Black Pepper (1 Teaspoon + a few grinds)
  • Dried Basil (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Dried Oregano (1 teaspoon)
  • Garlic Powder (1 Teaspoon)
  • Cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Slider Buns (24)
  • White Bread, unsliced, 1 loaf
  • Pita Chips (Two 7-8 oz size bags or one party size bag)

Preparations

 A day before the party:

  • Assemble the Frozen Banana Bites. Store uncovered on serving platter in freezer until ready to serve.
  • Slice the smoked mozzarella cheese for the breakfast sliders; store refrigerated in plastic baggie.
  • Cut the bread into cubes for the French toast bites. Store in sealed plastic baggies.
  • For the French Toast Bites, whisk the eggs, milk and salt together and store in covered bowl in refrigerator.
  • For the Mediterranean feta dip, chop the Kalamata olives & tomatoes. Store refrigerated in covered bowl.
  • Bake the egg cups for the sliders; store in covered container in refrigerator.
  • Cook the bacon for the breakfast sliders; store in covered container in refrigerator.

 Day of the party:

  • Make the Spiralized Sweet Potato & Parmesan Bites. Arrange on serving platter.
  • Make the Mediterranean Feta dip; serve with pita chips.
  • Slice tomatoes and avocado for the Breakfast Sliders.
  • Assemble the Breakfast Sliders and bake in oven; when finished, top each one with sliced avocado and a slice of tomato; arrange on serving platter.
  • Make the French toast bites; arrange in a serving bowl or platter. Serve with maple syrup.
  • Remove the frozen bananas bites from the freezer.

    …And enjoy the spread!

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    Sherry
    October 19, 2016

    Awesome recipes and pictures

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