Breakfast for guests?

Let's say you have friends/acquaintances stopping by to visit your apartment at 9 AM on a Thursday. What do you bake? I am leaning towards muffins but I need a solid, impressive but not fancy, reliable recipe. Help!

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour February 18, 2015

How about spoon bread: https://food52.com/recipes...
or breakfast bread pudding: https://food52.com/recipes...
or scrambled egg muffins: https://food52.com/recipes... ?

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scruz
scruz February 18, 2015

when i do brunch the morning after thanksgiving or christmas day, i buy i good quality pre made quiche or alternatively, this last chrismas i made a frittata with bacon and cheeses and a few colorful veggies and put it on a festive round platter. both are good leftover and are tasty. you can serve room temperature if not all visitors show up at same time. also, some nice sweet bread/pastries, yogurt and honey and a few berries.

scruz
scruz February 18, 2015

when i do brunch the morning after thanksgiving or christmas day, i buy i good quality pre made quiche or alternatively, this last chrismas i made a frittata with bacon and cheeses and a few colorful veggies and put it on a festive round platter. both are good leftover and are tasty. you can serve room temperature if not all visitors show up at same time. also, some nice sweet bread/pastries, yogurt and honey and a few berries.

Nancy
Nancy February 18, 2015

Is this a coffee + occasion or a meal? If the first, go for any muffin you like loaded with fruit &/or nuts. Or scones (muffins on their sides) with currants, butternut squash & sage (Mrs larkin recipe here), plenty of butter and cheese. If it's more a meal, I'd go with the suggested quiche, or savory waffles pancakes or French toast...top with cheese or corned beef hash to round out the meal.

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aargersi
aargersi February 18, 2015

Why, Texas Breakfast Beer Bread of course! :-)

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creamtea
creamtea February 18, 2015

A buttery German pancake with powdered sugar and lemon wedges is simple and impressive. The David Ayers pancake recipe is one version: https://food52.com/recipes...

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Healthline
Healthline February 18, 2015

Lemon Rhubarb Muffins are simple to make and delicious: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/lemon-rhubarb-muffins

Or you could always make a quick bread like this Lemon Breakfast Bread if you'd rather not go through the hassle of making individual muffins: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/lemon-breakfast-bread

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ChezHenry
ChezHenry February 18, 2015

I make a Baked French Toast-basically you butter a 9x13" pan, then line it with a good white bread (I only use Pepperidge Farm). Make a custard/French toast batter with a tablespoon or two of Cointreua/Grand Marnier added in, and pour over the bread. Wrap and into the fridge overnight, pulled out prior to your guest arrive and baked. It rises like a soufflé-served family style, it's always a hit at my weekend home with our guests and my family alike.

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keg72
keg72 February 18, 2015

I do something similar to chezhenry, although I tend to use challah/brioche and to either slice or cube it. I also will add cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla -- along with Cointreau -- to my custard base. And, sometimes, I'll also add maple syrup.

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keg72
keg72 February 18, 2015

Sorry, one Other thought if you want to do something less heavy, these cinnamon sugar puffs are really delicious. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Pegeen
Pegeen February 18, 2015

May I recommend soda bread. Very easy, not too sweet, a little different than typical fare. You can use dried cherries or cranberries (or none) if you don't like raisins.
https://food52.com/recipes...

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Chef Lisa
Chef Lisa February 18, 2015

Mrs. Larkin's Royal Wedding Scones (on this site) can be made the night before and simply chilled. I make my own clotted cream, but whipped sweet cream and butter with a good jam would be awesome. If you need to provide additionally to this, I'd serve sausage, ham and/or bacon on the side with some fresh juices.

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ktr
ktr February 19, 2015

I'd make baked oatmeal or 20 min apples turnovers https://food52.com/recipes....

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aargersi
aargersi February 19, 2015

Do you have Rose Levy Berenbaum's Baking Bible? Her Irish Cream Scones are magic. Genius. Easy. Fabulous.

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Posie (Harwood) Brien
Posie (Harwood) Brien February 19, 2015

No and I need to get it!! I ended up making muffins using a very basic blank canvas recipe and tossing in fresh strawberries, a handful of cornmeal, and subbing raw sugar for white. They did the trick!

Robin White
Robin White February 20, 2015

Great loaf of banana bread

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Danielle
Danielle February 20, 2015

I love this frittata because it's easy and it never fails. Plus ingredient list is small! bit.ly/1F2KXbx I suggest making the chorizo mixture and laying out your eggs, milk, and flour the night before. The morning of, put everything together as described in 2nd paragraph. Easy-peasy. And the best part? Little clean up. Leave the pan in the sink to soak while you're at work!

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drbabs
drbabs February 20, 2015

I probably have 7 muffin recipes on this site, but these are super easy and reliable. I created them on vacation for my husband, who loves my (what I do for love) bran muffins, but I was trying to make a muffin that didn't require a million ingredients, a food processor, etc. If you don't have All Bran, they work with rolled oats or a mixed grain cereal. If you don't have blueberries, they work with bananas, applesauce, dried fruit. You can throw in some nuts if you like. I think the secret to these muffins is butter. I make them every week, and they have never come out badly.

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drbabs
drbabs February 20, 2015

Looks like I forgot the link: https://food52.com/recipes...

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