Prepare-Ahead Cinnamon-Sugar Breakfast Puffs
The one where I publicly commit to running a 5k race on Thanksgiving. Pretty much just to make sure my family doesn’t bail on me.
Is it weird that I am already thinking about the holidays? I’m not one of those Christmas in July kind of people. Yet I find myself already thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. But not in the traditional, lets get a bunch of pumpkins and hay bales and stuff. More like “mmmm… what are we gonna eat???”.
This year I will be hosting both Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the last few years I haven’t been with my extended family for Thanksgiving and that is a bummer. So this year I made sure that we would get together or there would be hell to pay.
I registered for my FIRST 5K RACE!!!
AAAGGGGHHHHH!!! (omg, omg, now I actually have to DO IT!!! Omg. What was I thinking?).
Actually, I am really excited! I signed up with a “walk-to-run” group at the Y (if you are not familiar, it is essentially a group of folks who can’t run for the life of themselves, and they all get a coach to force them to do it three times a week). It is really great to have a group of ladies who are pretty much in the same boat – kinda out of shape, but want to learn to run in an effort to make it part of our lifestyles. It’s not something I ever saw myself doing (I used to hate running) but I have found that it is an incredibly powerful thing. It is a personal challenge, and it makes me feel so good when I see how far I’ve gone (and how many calories I burned). 😉 I can see why people kind of get addicted to it.
It has also inspired me to get back on My Fitness Pal and start, I don’t know, actually being cognizant of the things I am stuffing in my face. Maybe I’ll lose this baby-weight that is really no longer baby-weight and has just become mom-fat. I mean after 2 1/2 years, it’s no longer baby-weight, lets be real.
So all good things, and my family will be here to watch me cross the finish-line on Thanksgiving morning (hopefully on foot and not in the back of an emergency vehicle) and my mom and I will prepare the awesomest Thanksgiving meal EVER!
Anyway… this actually all ties into this super easy, super yummy (super cheap) prepare-ahead cinnamon-sugar breakfast puff recipe. How? Because it is super simple, can be prepared ahead, and can feed a truck-load of out-of-towners, that’s how.
And it will be on the Christmas morning menu, fo’ sho.
I am a huge fan of easy prepare-ahead breakfast dishes around the holidays, because you cook so damn much that it’s nice just to pop something in the oven and 30 minutes later, “boom!” Eats!!! I have a delicious ham and cheesy hash brown casserole you should check out too if you’re looking for other prepare-ahead breakfast ideas. And I will post my favorite spinach-artichoke smoked sausage egg bake soon. But for now, I give you this easy, sweet, and delicious prepare-ahead cinnamon-sugar breakfast puff bake.
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Prepare-Ahead Cinnamon-Sugar Breakfast Puffs
- 2 TBSP Butter - Cold (for greasing pan)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 TBSP butter - melted
- 2 rolls Refrigerated Biscuits - large
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 35o degrees (if baking now).
- Use the cold butter to grease a 9×13 glass baking dish. Make sure to get the corners and sides.
- Melt remaining 2 TBSP of butter in a small bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Cut the refrigerated biscuits into quarters. Roll into ball shape (it doesn’t need to be perfect, a quick roll will do) and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated and place in the greased baking dish in a single even layer.
- Brush melted butter over the top of the puffs and liberally sprinkle more cinnamon-sugar on top.
- At this point you can wrap with aluminum foil and refrigerate until morning. Pop it in the oven and bake at 350 for 25-28 minutes when you’re ready to serve. Take out and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare glaze by combining powdered sugar, vanilla and water. Drizzle on warm breakfast puffs. Enjoy!
This is an original recipe by Glory Thorpe of Foodie*ish and was originally published on Foodieish.com. All content and photos ©2015 Foodie*ish. All Rights Reserved.