Brinner is a Winner

Growing up, breakfast for dinner was always on the weekly menu.  It was easy and oh so good.  Well, folks, it now has an official name, “brinner.”  It makes...

Growing up, breakfast for dinner was always on the weekly menu.  It was easy and oh so good.  Well, folks, it now has an official name, “brinner.”  It makes sense, breakfast + dinner= brinner.  It appears that this trend is really taking off, especially with millennials.  The Huffington Post, UK reported, “Instead, everyone who’s anyone seems to be chowing down on breakfast in the evening. Brinner – eating breakfast for dinner – is a trend growing from strength to strength. Restaurants like IHOP have been serving breakfast all day, every day for years in America. And in the last couple of years, the UK has jumped on the bandwagon with restaurants such as The Waffle House and the Cereal Killer Cafe popping up around the country.”

This trend is sweeping the world.  Now, it is time to get creative.  Brinner doesn’t always have to be pancakes and sausage (which is fabulous), try new items to keep the after a long day meal interesting.  Here are a couple recipes we like at our house…

Breakfast Pizza Recipe

PREP TIME: 10 min  COOK TIME: 10 min  TOTAL TIME: 20 min

Toppings are adaptable. Use ham or sausage instead of bacon. Add tomatoes or green peppers. Use salsa as pizza sauce. You get the idea!


1 tube of refrigerator pizza dough (or one batch of homemade pizza dough)

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

4 slices turkey bacon, crumbled

1 small onion, chopped

2 scallions, sliced

3 whole eggs

Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 400F. Unroll the pizza dough onto a round pizza pan. Top with mozzarella cheese, bacon, onion, and scallions. Clear away toppings slightly in three areas to make room for the eggs. Crack eggs directly onto pizza. Season with salt and pepper. Rearrange toppings, if desired, to cover eggs.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pizza is lightly browned and eggs are cooked to your liking.

Gluten-Free Banana Oat Pancakes

Author: Cookie and Kate Recipe type: Breakfast

Golden and fluffy whole grain banana pancakes with sweet, creamy interiors. These banana pancakes are a deliciously healthy, naturally sweetened breakfast for lazy mornings. They just happen to be wheat free and dairy free, too.


3 small bananas, mashed (that’s 9.5 ounces or a scant 1¼ cup mashed banana)

2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter, melted

1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 small lemon, juiced)

1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

2 eggs

1 cup oat flour*

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


In a small mixing bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, coconut oil (or butter), lemon juice and honey (or maple syrup).

Beat in the eggs. (If your coconut oil goes back to its solid state like mine did at this point, just warm the mixture for short 20 second bursts in the microwave, stirring between each, until it is melted again.)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. With a big spoon, stir just until the dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened. Do not overmix!

Let the batter sit for 10 minutes. You may want to thin out the batter a bit with a touch of milk or water.

Heat a heavy cast iron skillet/non-stick pan over medium-low heat, or heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil the surface with coconut oil, butter or cooking spray. (If you’re using a non-stick electric griddle, you might not need any oil at all.)

Once the surface of the pan is hot enough that a drop of water sizzles on it, pour ¼ cup of batter onto the pan. Let the pancake cook for about 3 minutes, until bubbles begin to form around the edges of the cake.

Once the underside of the pancake is lightly golden, flip it with a spatula and cook for another 90 seconds or so, until golden brown on both sides. You may need to adjust the heat up or down at this point.

Serve the pancakes immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.


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