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A Recipe Double Feature: Mother's Day Brunch

Mom is worth a little savory and a little sweet, so this Mother's Day (or any day) treat her to a homemade brunch complete with spinach ham and egg bakes and yummy banana bread!

 

Spinach Ham and Egg Bakes

Source: https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a41655/spinach-ham-egg-bakes-recipe/

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 PACKAGE of refrigerated rolled piecrust (14.1 oz is a typical size)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 CUP of half-and-half
  • 1 PACKAGE (10-oz.) of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed 
  • 1/3 CUP of smoked ham, finely chopped
  • 2 Scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 TABLESPOON ogf fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 TEASPOONS of Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. 
  2. Remove and unroll the pie crust, and cut into 12 4-inch rounds. 
  3. Drop the rounds into a lightly greased 12-cup muffin tin, pressing up and slightly over sides of each cup. Chill 10 minutes or until firm. 
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, spinach, ham, scallions, dill, and mustard. You can also add up to a 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a 1/4 teaspoon pepper. 
  5. Spoon the mixture into the crusts, and place in the oven. 
  6. Bake for about 22 to 25 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!

 

Chocolate Banana Bread

Source: https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a41637/one-bowl-chocolate-banana-bread-recipe/

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 CUP of ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 ripe banana, halved and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 CUP of brown sugar
  • 1/2 CUP of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 CUP of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 TEASPOON of vanilla extract
  • 2 CUPS all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 TEASPOONS of baking powder
  • 1 TEASPOON of Kosher salt
  • 1/2 TEASPOON of baking soda
  • 1/2 TEASPOON of ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 CUPS of chocolate chunk, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together mashed banana, sugar, butter, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla. 
  3. Sprinkle flour over the mixture, then sprinkle with baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir until combined. 
  4. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chunks. 
  5. Spoon the mixture into a greased 9 by 5 bread loaf pan.
  6. Arrange the remaining chocolate chunks and banana slices on top.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, and then remove from pan and place on a rack to cool completely.
  9. Enjoy!

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