Breakfast Biscuits

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Homemade Breakfast Biscuits

From: Linda

I loved your breakfast menu tips. I had forgotten that I used to make breakfast sandwiches.

Whenever I made baking powder biscuits (for chicken & biscuits, shortcake, etc.) I made a double batch.  I fried an egg for each one, added a slice of cheese, wrapped them in plastic wrap and froze each individually. We zapped them in the microwave l or 2 minutes right out of the freezer (can’t remember how long exactly).

Thanks for reminding me of a quick tasty breakfast. Don’t know why I’ve forgotten about making them!


We often think of making double batches of casseroles and things for dinner but I thought it was a great idea to make a double batch for breakfast which is something we don’t often think about. 

Check out your menus and see what can be doubled and used for breakfast the next day. Here are a couple of my ideas:

Take your biscuits and use peanut butter and bananas for breakfast or lunch for the kids. Add jelly and a couple of slices of bacon or a sausage patty.

Don’t forget pancakes. Put peanut butter with maybe some bananas roll them up for a tasty snack or lunch.

I use the Ninety Minute Roll recipe in the Dining on a Dime Cookbook. It makes 1 dozen dinner rolls but I double it (everything but the yeast) and use half for dinner rolls. I quickly roll out the other half, spread with margarine and sugar and cinnamon, roll and cut and I have cinnamon rolls all ready to warm for breakfast the next morning. 

When I make rice, I always make extra. I leave it in the pan I made it in. Then I pour just enough milk on it to cover the rice and let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, I just heat it up and add sugar and cinnamon for a nice hot cereal.



photo by: mastermaq



  1. Natalie says

    Yes, I forget frequently! True. Similar to Linda (great recipe BTW!) I had forgotten one of my favorite ground beef tricks…..I just came upon a great sale on ground beef (12% sirloin, 2.39/lb in Reno,NV), but hesitated. Then (maybe Jill and Tawra this was your hint?) I remembered I could put one pound (or thereabouts)into quart freezer bags and smush flat w/ a rolling pin (takes out the air like vacuuum sealers w/out the expense of specialty bags, and have perfect 6x9x1/2 inch bags that have just the right amount for the average 4 person recipe)(Oh, Yeah! They stack so wonderfully in the freezer, I now have 24 “bricks” in the freezer today!). And the bonus…..when I say, “Sugar, I forgot to defrost the meat….” I know that one of these bricks will defrost in cold water in 20 minutes or on the counter in less than one hour….Or in desperation, I can go straight from frozen for something like tacos because the meat is so thin to begin with….just have to keep it moving in the pan until crumbly.

  2. Natalie says

    Second idea…tonight I added TVP to the taco/hamburger meat. Some of us skim the extra fat from meats in the pan, which of course is healthier. But to stretch and keep it healthy, I have started using TVP(texturized vegetable protein) as a filler in my ground beef recipes and letting it soak up the extra fat. Now, before you might say, “WHAT?” Consider that TVP is composed of only vegetable (soy) protein and a wad of fiber. All you are doing is adding the fat that you would normally throw away, but combining it with the same elements of the meat you want your family to have, namely the protein. Plus you add fiber where family won’t notice it, especially if they aren’t all too thrilled about vegetables and whole grain! My family still has no idea it’s in there because it takes on the flavor of whatever ground beef recipe you have going on. Look in the bulk food section of your supermarket if you have one!

  3. Laurie says

    Hi! Just wanted you to know I just watched the candy Christmas wreath video- it was great! I’ll be making several of these this year. And the Halloween candy sale starts tomorrow-woo-hoo!! I also really enjoyed the “bloopers” at the end of the video. It was great to see your kids and have a good chuckle with Jill. I use your Not Just Beans book all the time- not just for recipes either! Keep up the good work- and may God continue to give you strength!

  4. jill says

    Scant means slightly less or under. For example a scant 3 inches means just under 3 inches (usually about 1/16 of an inch) or a scant teaspoon means just a pinch or two short of a teaspoon etc.


  5. Angie says

    Another great breakfast biscuit is sausage and cheese. The sausage and cheese are cooked in the biscuit so its great when you are on the run. Crumble 1/2 roll of sausage in a pan and cook (as if you would hamburger meat) Drain. Grate 1 cup cheese. Roll out biscuit dough, add 1/4 of the sausage and 1/4 cup grated cheese. Fold over dough and pat out. Repeat until you’ve incorporated all of your cheese and sausage. You can add more or less of the of either ingredient to your liking. Cut biscuits and bake. These freeze well. Thanks everyone for the great money saving tips!

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