Would you like to make a special breakfast for your family without a lot of work? They are sure to appreciate this recipe for Orange Pancakes with a homemade tropical sauce instead of syrup. Do you prefer a sandwich for breakfast? Rather than run out to your local fast food joint on the corner, you can make your own healthy English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich. Impress the youngsters with tasty but easy Cinnamon Twists.
ORANGE PANCAKES with CITRUS SAUCE
2 cups biscuit mix (ie Bisquick)
1 cup orange juice
In a medium bowl, stir together the biscuit mix, orange juice, and eggs. Do not beat pancake batter. Using a hot griddle (or heavy skillet), pour pancake mix on the griddle, about 3 to 4 tablespoonfuls per pancake. Cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes per side. The top should start to be bubbly before you turn the first time. Keep warm until serving. Serve with the Citrus Sauce below.
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/4 cups orange juice
2 tbsps butter
1 can (8-oz) pineapple tidbits, drained] 1 medium banana, sliced and dipped in the pineapple juice
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the orange juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 more minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in margarine and pineapple. Stir in banana while sauce is warm. Serve over pancakes.
YOUR OWN BACON, EGG, & CHEESE ENGLISH MUFFIN SANDWICH
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 Whole-wheat English muffin, split and toasted
1 slice low-fat cheese
1 slice already cooked bacon; halved
Spray a small skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the egg substitute and cook until set, stirring or turning occasionally. Spoon mixture onto 1/2 of the English muffin. Top egg with the cheese slice and bacon. Place other half of the English muffin on top to form a sandwich.
HOMEMADE CINNAMON TWIST
1 sheet puff pastry dough
1 large egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Cut the pastry sheet into quarters. Cut each quarter into 6 strips. Take 2 strips and twist them together. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk the egg as an egg wash for the twists. Apply the egg wash to the twists then dip them in the brown sugar mixture. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
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