Quick and Easy Breakfast- 3 Ingredient Hidden Ham and Cheese Biscuits 

With three kids and two adults trying to get out the door quickly in the mornings, I’m always looking for something new to add to my breakfast rotation (see my earlier post where I shared some of the ideas I have tried). I’m always excited when another winner comes along.

This breakfast requires less than ten minutes prep time (more like five if the biscuits are easy to separate 😉), and the rest happens while you are drinking a cup of coffee and reading my blog. Hint, hint! You see what I just did there?

Alrighty, let’s get to it. First, you need to grab your three ingredients from your refrigerator- or someone else’s refrigerator if you aren’t home. If you are home, you probably shouldn’t go to your neighbor’s fridge and grab ingredients. Okay…I’ve got to stop for a moment. Can someone PLEASE tell me why fridge has a “d” in it but the whole word, refrigerator, does not? This drives me crazy!

The three ingredients you need are a can of flaky biscuits (the flakes makes them easier to separate), five slices of deli ham, and a bag of shredded cheese. Get whichever cheese you prefer…you’re eating this, not me. If you’re wondering, though, I used a Colby & Monterey Jack mix. 

  
The first step is to preheat the oven and spray a muffin pan with nonstick coating so that you can get these lovelies out when you are finished. Next, you will need to separate the biscuits into two halves, using the layers to help you do so. 

  

They look like little open mouths to me…just waiting on the game and cheese! Take your ham and cut it in half. I had the deli sliced ham that comes in small circles, so half a piece was perfect for fillings he biscuits, but if your ham slices are larger, adjust accordingly. I had two layers of an because after cutting the circle into two parts, I folded each piece in half. See what I’m talking about…

  
Okay, after you have added the ham, you’ll want to top it with some shredded cheese (or sliced cheese if you’d prefer). I see a Colby-Monterey Jack blend, but almost any cheese would work. I think a sharp cheddar would be great. I just happened to have the Colby jack on hand the day I came up with this recipe.  You’ll need about a tablespoon for each biscuit. 

 
After that, you’re ready to seal the pockets up and get them in the oven. 

  
To seal them, simply fold the top flap over and press the edges down into the muffin pan. 

    

   

  

  
They look like little pillows. Yay! The hard work is over. Who am I kidding? That was not hard work at all. You don’t have to tell the people you are serving them to, though. You can act as if you slaved over them for hours if you’d like. I won’t tell.😉 Now, just put them in the oven, go drink a cup of coffee, and relax. Check them after about ten minutes. After that, keep a watch on them until they are golden brown. 

     
Place them on a pretty plate and serve them. Pat yourself on the back, then sit down and enjoy breakfast with your family.  

    
  

Quick and Easy Hidden Ham and Cheese Biscuits

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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•one can of flaky biscuits 

•5 slices of deli ham

•shredded cheese

Spray a muffin tin with nonstick coating. Tear each biscuit in half. Cut the ham slices in half. Place the bottom half of the biscuit into the muffin pan. Put one piece of ham on top, sprinkle shredded cheese over it, and cover it with the other half of the biscuit. Cook at 350 until browned (about 15 minutes).

 

Easy Breakfast Ideas to Get You Out the Door Quickly in the Mornings

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that I am not the only mom out there who struggles with finding quick, healthy breakfast ideas for the kids and myself. I sometimes feel as if I have tried it all. Smoothies seem like an excellent idea, don’t they? I thought so, too. I tested a few out and got positive reviews, so I bought all the ingredients, prepped them, froze them into individual serving bags that I could pop straight into the blender each morning, patted myself on the back, and fell asleep thinking that I had finally found the solution. Well,…..it turns out that my kids only sort of like the smoothies and really don’t care for them for breakfast. 😁

Okay, no big deal. I decided to make the lovely breakfast sandwiches that I saw on Pinterest. You know, the ones with English muffins with deli ham, cheddar, and an egg that you cook – get this…in muffin tins in the oven! I churned out twelve of these bad boys at a time while I sat and drank my coffee thinking I was a genius. The kids even said they loved them the first day. I alternated with another breakfast so they wouldn’t get tired of them. The second time, I was greeted with a bit less enthusiasm but no complaints. (By the way, I love these things! They taste like egg McMuffins to me, and though I can’t handle much from McDonald’s, I do love egg McMuffins The eggs cooked in the muffin tins turn out just like the ones they use. If you are a fan of those like I am, I recommend trying these.) By round three of the breakfast sandwiches, however, my kids were eating less and less of the sandwiches, so…..back to the drawing board. 

I sometimes mix waffle batter and keep it in the refrigerator to make waffles. This idea isn’t too bad. The kids like waffles – especially with some chocolate chips thrown in – but, they rarely get themselves ready in time to sit down and eat the waffles with syrup, so this one often fails. We end up folding them in half with no syrup and eating them on the run. 

I have tried sausage and biscuits, but my oldest doesn’t love sausage. Bacon makes too much of a mess (and, yes, I cook it in the oven with foil in the pan, but it still makes a mess that I don’t want to clean). They don’t like most frozen breakfast items (which end up being very costly anyway). Oatmeal brings the same challenge as waffles…not enough time to sit and eat it. 

Yogurt with granola…overnight oatmeal…granola bars (store bought and homemade)…I have tried them all. So, this morning we tried yet another idea. I hope this one will be a keeper. It is a recipe from eMeals (I am a subscriber and absolutely love this meal planning service) and was listed as a dessert, so surely it will be a popular breakfast, right?

The recipe is called Peanut Butter-Chocolate Crispy Rice Treats and you can find it here: eMeals Recipe Link. I know that some of you out there are judging me right now… I mean, dessert for breakfast? 

Just look at it…

  
Hear me out though… It’s made with cereal – cereal that has vitamins and minerals, and peanut butter – hello, protein! Admittedly, the marshmallows and chocolate (which is optional, by the way) are not the healthiest, but it can’t be any worse than the store-bought cereal bars or chocolate cereal, and all three of my children actually ate it. 

  
Slightly sugary food is better than no food at all in the mornings in my humble opinion, so, for now I’m going to call this one a keeper. They even asked for it again tomorrow! I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts. What quick and healthy breakfast ideas do you use?