Breakfast Pull-Apart Bread

Breakfast Pull-Apart Bread

by Amy Flanigan on April 6, 2014 · 58 comments

We’re a cereal, yogurt, and breakfast cookies kind of family during the week. Ain’t nobody got time to prepare some elaborate meal while I’m making lunches, gathering up backpacks, and hollering “get dressed!” Plus, I can’t make breakfast too amazing or the kids won’t ever want to leave the table.

But Saturday and Sundays are different, right? 

Breakfast Pull-Apart Bread

So, my kids put in their suggestions all week long for the weekend. Haley usually votes for pancakes, while Trevor always wants waffles. And sometimes I can get them on the same page with cinnamon rolls – always a win. But two weeks ago, they both asked for eggs, bacon, and toast.

DONE.

Breakfast Pull-Apart Bread

I decided to combine all three into one and served it with some fresh fruit.

This week neither one asked for pancakes, waffles, or cinnamon rolls. They both wanted this pull-apart bread again.

Breakfast Pull-Apart Bread

And they got it.

Breakfast Pull-Apart Bread
Serves 8-10
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
• 6 slices Hormel bacon, diced small
• 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
• 1 tube of Pillsbury refrigerated Grands Homestyle Butter Tastin’ biscuits
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 2 tablespoons half-n-half
• 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
• 1/4 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
• 2 scallions, finely diced

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel and set aside.

Put the cold butter in a nonstick bundt pan coated with cooking spray and let it melt in the preheating oven.

While the butter melts, cut the Grands biscuits into quarters. In a bowl, gently toss the biscuit pieces, bacon, eggs, half-n-half, both cheeses, and scallions together.

Once the butter is melted, give the bundt pan a little swirl so the bottom is evenly coated. Add the biscuit mixture to the pan, sprinkling with any cheese and bacon pieces that get left behind.

Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Run a dull knife around the edges to loosen. Turn out on a dish and enjoy!

(adapted from here)

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Tam August 22, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Would it be okay to cook the bacon ahead of time? Or even possibly mix all the ingredients (except for the biscuit pieces) the night before? I’m trying to prep as much as possible so that all I would need to do is add the biscuit pieces then throw in the oven.

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Amy @Very Culinary August 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Hi Tam – it would definitely be ok to cook and chop the bacon ahead of time. And you could shred the cheese ahead of time. I wouldn’t, however, recommend mixing everything together early. But if you’ve got your bacon and cheeses done, it will only take you 5 minutes to whisk everything together.

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Becky August 11, 2014 at 10:28 am

I’m sure this is a stupid question, but….Do you chop the bacon before or after it is cooked?

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Amy @Very Culinary August 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

Hi Becky! Not stupid. You dice it up before cooking (thus the need to stir while it’s in the fry pan.)

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Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com May 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm

This sounds so so good! I’m pinning this and am eager to try it out soon! Easy, cheasey, baconey and delicious; sounds like a meal to me! ;)

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Genevieve May 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

Loved this recipe. I didn’t have a bunt pan, but it turned out fine in a well greased 8×8 pan. I did cut the butter by a couple of tablespoons since I didn’t have all the nooks in the bunt pan. Thanks for the recipe!!

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Virginia May 12, 2014 at 10:11 am

These were delicious!! I used double the bacon, cheese, eggs and half & half and cooked 8-10 minutes longer and was very happy with them..they went quickly and were loved by all. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

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Amy @Very Culinary May 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

Awesome, Virginia!

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Cynthia May 9, 2014 at 2:38 am

can you double this recipe in one bundt pan or would it be too big for the pan?

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Amy @Very Culinary May 9, 2014 at 5:54 am

Hi Cynthia – it would be too big. The dough wouldn’t cook through and also overflow.

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Wendy Worley May 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I live in the Philippines and we sadly don’t have any Pillsbury refrigerated products here :( Will I get the same results if I use homemade biscuits?

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Amy @Very Culinary May 6, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Hi Wendy – I really couldn’t say for sure, since I haven’t made it with homemade biscuits and I don’t know recipe ingredients you would be using. You could try it!

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Barbi May 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

I used two eggs, extra cheese and 2 cans of regular biscuits, didn’t have Grands. The presentation was not impressive, mine stuck to the pan but it was DELISHIOUS! Will be making this again and again and again. Easy to put together and has all those breakfast items we love. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I guess I need to invest in a non-stick Bundt pan.

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Amy @Very Culinary May 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Hi Barbi! Yes, definitely get a non-stick Bundt pan. BUT, did you coat the pan you used with cooking spray, per the recipe instructions? That should have helped it come right out. Glad you loved it!

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Jill April 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

What type of pan can be used to still get the same effect, but in a smaller serving size? This stated serves 8-10, I’m looking more at a serving of 2-4, don’t want to be eating this for many days after.

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Amy @Very Culinary April 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Hi Jill – honestly, it depends what and who you’re serving it for. My family of 4 polished it off for breakfast. But if you’re serving it with something else like scrambled eggs, it will serve more like 8. I’ve never halved the recipe and have always made it in a bundt pan, so I couldn’t really say and guarantee it will still come out.

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Cher April 29, 2014 at 12:14 pm

What would you suggest if I don’t own a bundt pan and don’t want to borrow yours again. ;)

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Amy @Very Culinary April 29, 2014 at 12:15 pm

HA. Buy one…because you’re going to make this over and over again. But you can borrow mine for a test run!

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dennis knoll April 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Looks good

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Andi April 28, 2014 at 8:42 am

This looks very interesting, I look forward to trying this soon.

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Eunice applequist April 27, 2014 at 10:57 am

Want to try

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Alice Blaser April 27, 2014 at 9:54 am

Love the recipes

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Maxine April 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Hi, I live in New Zealand and need to know what the equivalent is of
• 1 tube of Pillsbury refrigerated Grands Homestyle Butter Tastin’ biscuits

I have never heard of these………………….
Also…………. how much is “1 stick of butter”………….. our butter is sold in grams

many thanks

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Amy @Very Culinary April 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Oh gosh, Maxine…I have no idea. 8 biscuits come in a tube, so I guess you could search for a homemade biscuit recipe which yields 8?

As for the butter, I went online to a conversion chart and it said 1 stick of butter is 113.5 grams. This recipe calls for half of that.

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Christine April 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Can I make this the night before and reheat for breakfast?

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Amy @Very Culinary April 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Well….you could. But I wouldn’t recommend it.

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Christine April 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Got it. Thanks!

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Maxine April 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

thanks Amy, I am use to doing “trial and error ” cooking I will give it a go………………..rofl

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Amy @Very Culinary April 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Lol. Good luck!!

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Cookie April 13, 2014 at 11:25 am

Wow, I cannot wait to try this next weekend…although with the fresh fruit you mentioned , it might even make a wonderful light dinner some night this week.

Thank you so much for sharing!

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Amy @Very Culinary April 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

I’m guilty of making it for dinner also…although there was no guilt. HA. Hope you enjoy it!

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Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking April 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

1) That’s incredible that both of your kids asked for the same thing! My brother and I never did, so Mom always made what she wanted (french toast or pancakes) because she knew we still liked those. 2) Can I come over for breakfast?? This looks amazing!! If not, I’ll just take care of the leftovers. ;)

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Roxy | Roxy's Kitchen April 11, 2014 at 10:57 am

This looks so good, great idea to mix in bacon & cheese! I’ve never used Pillsbury biscuits… I wonder if they are available around here (Ontario, Canada).

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Amy @Very Culinary April 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

Hm. I couldn’t say. Maybe search on Google or check out Pillsbury’s website. I bet they have a product locater…

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Stephanie April 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

This is such a great idea! This would be perfect for SO many things, too. And easily adaptable based on people’s personal tastes. Bring on weekend breakfasts!

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Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out April 8, 2014 at 4:42 pm

This is STUNNINGLY awesome. It might be the only thing I want to eat from now on. You’re brilliant.

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Lora @cakeduchess April 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

LOVE pull-apart breads! LOVE your savory/breakfast bread…this is fantastic, Amy!!

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Dani H April 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Oooooooooh, yum! The only thing that would make this better is if it looked like a pie. {smile}

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Shawn @ I Wash You Dry April 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Wow Amy! This looks absolutely fantastic!! Can’t wait to give this one a try!

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Susan April 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm

This is a brilliant idea! Like you breakfast during the week is quick, so I look forward to weekend breakfast time!

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Jett Whitfield April 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

Oh magosh that looks yummy!

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Joyti April 7, 2014 at 10:11 am

Oooo, this looks amazing! I’ve only seen sweet, sticky pull-apart breads..but this sounds so much better. Yum!!!

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Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic April 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

I’m trying not to get too excited here, but I think you just saved my life in the breakfast department! I have two boys that always want eggs, and two more that always want pancakes or waffles. All of them always want bacon, because…bacon. I can’t wait to float this recipe past them!

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Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines April 7, 2014 at 7:44 am

You need my address so you can send me that loaf … they have same-day delivery, right? I don’t blame your kids for not asking for the sweet stuff. I’m pick this first hands down.

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Paula - bell'alimento April 7, 2014 at 7:19 am

Pull apart breads are just irresistible!

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Rebecca {foodie with family} April 7, 2014 at 7:06 am

Ho-ly mo-ly. I want this so badly I can TASTE it this morning. This is so many things I love all in one dish!

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Kristen April 7, 2014 at 6:35 am

Oh I love this idea so very much!

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Nutmeg Nanny April 7, 2014 at 6:34 am

Is it wrong that I want to eat this whole thing by myself? My poor husband wouldn’t even get a bite….

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Maria April 7, 2014 at 4:35 am

OMG…this looks divine! How creative you are! Unfortunately I’m on a diet. Do you think the bundt pan be sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray instead of using the butter? Or maybe use a lot less butter, like a couple of tablespoons?

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Amy @Very Culinary April 7, 2014 at 6:36 am

Hi Maria – you could definitely coat the pan with cooking spray…but just know that the butter gives the outside a crispy texture and adds to the richness of the bread. It should still be delicious, but not as much.

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Joanne April 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm

I only make exciting breakfasts about once a month, but I could definitely see this being a weekly favorite. By which I mean, the.boy will almost certainly request it for dinner. Daily. And I won’t blame him.

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Jeannie April 6, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Could this be made omitting the egg ? I do not like eggs at all.

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Amy @Very Culinary April 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

You could try it – maybe just increase the amount of half-n-half to 3 tablespoons. I can’t vouch for the result, though. Good luck!

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Jeannie April 8, 2014 at 10:20 am

Thanks for your response…..I did try it without the eggs and it came out just fine. It was yummy!

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Amy @Very Culinary April 8, 2014 at 10:21 am

Oh wonderful, I’m so happy to hear that!

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Carol at Wild Goose Tea April 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Boy Howdy you kids were right on track in both desiring this bread. I am high fiving myself which is not the easiest thing to do, because this grand bread is the easiest thing to do. There is not doubt in my mind that it tastes as good as it looks.

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm

I’m in love! It’s breakfast with eggs that even Jordan would eat. Pinned!

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Carla April 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Mmm ok I can get behind this for breakfast!

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