Everyday Mom's Meals: Any Day Brunch {Eggland's Best Eggs}

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Any Day Brunch {Eggland's Best Eggs}

The word brunch can conger up countless images in a person's head. Long buffets filled with all the favorites: eggs, bacon, sausage, French Toast, potatoes, etc. Holiday meals surrounded by family and friends. Lazy Sunday mornings drinking coffee and enjoying the morning paper. But for most of us, all the images are connected by one thing, happy people enjoying delicious food; and I'm here to say brunch doesn't have to be saved for a special occasion. Brunch can be a meal your family enjoys any "not so special" day, any time of the year. And with help from my friends at Eggland's Best, my family did exactly that a couple weeks ago.

It was a Sunday like most other Sundays at our house. It was the 3 of us at home, sleeping in, and catching up on things around the house. But I had a little surprise up my sleeve that neither of my "boys" knew about~ I was going to treat them to a yummy brunch, filled with recipes from Eggland's Best. Their site has entire section dedicated to delicious recipes using their fantastic eggs, including a Breakfast Burrito and Sunny Side Breakfast Pizza, just to name a couple; but there are so many more to choose from.

Have you ever tried Eggland's Best eggs in your home? Well, if you haven't, let me give you just a few reasons why you should! Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best contain:

10 times more Vitamin E
Double the amount of Omega-3's
Twice the amount of Vitamin D
3 times more Vitamin B12
25% less Saturated Fat
38% more Lutein

As parents, we understand the importance of feeding our families nutritious food that provides them with power and energy to go through the day. With March being National Nutrition Month, it's a great time to reevaluate the foods we are all using in our kitchen every day, so we can feel confident we are giving our loved ones healthy foods to help them grow. And with Eggland's Best, we know just that! 

When I began planning my brunch, and scouring the many recipes on the website, I was immediately drawn to not one, but two mouth watering dishes. The first I'm sharing today was our "starter". The teaser if you will. The thing I brought them to the table with, only to be followed by something equally scrumptious. 

Plus, this recipe was so simple, it was a great opportunity to get little man into the kitchen with me. He loved stirring, mixing and helping any way he could.  If you're going to treat your family to a brunch, why not make them a part of it too? Get the kids into the kitchen with you, and make the entire thing a family event!

They thought they were getting ordinary blueberry muffins, which they would have been happy enough about, but little did they know when they bit into one, there was an extra surprise waiting on them. A creamy, lime flavored filling! And for my lime-loving boys...oh what a treat it was! They were absolutely thrilled! 

I think these would be a fantastic addition to your Easter brunch, or if you're like me, your any day, ordinary, every day brunch! 

Come back on Friday to see the main dish of my Sunday brunch, another great idea for this Easter weekend too! 

Be sure to check out Eggland's best on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. And sign up for their free Newsletter, and download their FREE (for Facebook fans) e-book (a $9.99 value) too!

Plus, the great folks at Eggland's Best has a fantastic gift package to give away to ONE lucky EMM fan! 
Just scroll down after the recipe to see the prize pack and how to enter! 

Blueberry Surprise Muffins From Eggland's Best
For Filling:
1 Eggland's Best Egg
1/4 c. white sugar
8 oz. Neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese)
Juice of 1/2 lime

For Muffin Batter:
2 Eggland's Best eggs
1 c. low-fat buttermilk
6 TBS margarine, at room temperature
1/4 c. maple syrup
2 c. all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. white sugar
14 oz. blueberries
1 tsp. vanilla
1 TBS Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a muffin pan, or line with baking cups. Prepare filling by mixing cream cheese, sugar, egg, and lime juice in a medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer until well blended. Set aside. Prepare muffin mix by whisking flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a small bowl combine maple syrup, margarine, eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat well with electric mixer until smooth. Slowly mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture and blend well until combined. Gently fold in blueberries just until swirls appear. Fill muffin tins 1/3 with batter, top with 1 TBS filling mixture and then 1 TBS or a little more batter mix to cover filling. Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar and bake for 25-35 minutes until slightly golden. 

Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Mar. 27, 2013
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Mar. 28, 2013
Shared on The Country Cook Mar. 29, 2013
Shared on Make Ahead Meals Apr. 1, 2013

Included are:
(1) Coupon for one free dozen eggs
(1) Ceramic mixing bowl
(1) Egg shaped wooden cutting board
(1) Whisk
(1) Bowl scraper
(1) Ceramic Mug
(1) Eco Bag

TO ENTER: Visit the Eggland's Best website recipe section by clicking here and leave a comment telling me which recipe is your favorite. Contest ends April 3rd

Disclaimer: The Eggland’s Best coupon, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Eggland’s Best. 


Carol Y said...

I would love the Ham and Swiss Quiche!

Unknown said...

I will be making the hangover breakfast burrito

keshakeke said...

I would like the Salted Caramel Brownies

JC said...

I like Spinach and Mozzarella Egg White Omelet recipe

Miz Helen said...

Great Muffins, Krista! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Its_Lily said...

Whoa, that would be the Breakfast Burritos. I'm such a fan of those.

Unknown said...

The recipe for Spanikopita looks pretty good. I signed up for the newsletter to get more recipes. Thanks!

Unknown said...

The Spanikopita recipe looks good. I signed up for the newsletter to get more recipes. Thanks!

Lynn said...

The Orange Poppyseed Cake! Yum!

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