I have two words for you… MAKE THIS! I wanted a quick and tasty breakfast on Sunday for my husband and me so I went foraging through the refrigerator. I had some crescent rolls to use up as well as bacon, eggs, chopped-up green onions, and sharp cheddar cheese. Next, I decided to scramble the eggs and place them along with the other ingredients down the center of the crescent dough. I cut the edges to make strips then “braided” them over the eggs. This baked in less than 15 minutes and turned out terrific! I ate a small portion and my husband finished the remainder–we both really, really loved it! I can’t wait to make this again.
How to Make a Breakfast Braid
Remove the crescent roll dough from the container and roll it into a ball. Let it sit for 15 minutes so the dough is easier to use. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.
Cook bacon, drain on a paper towel; crumble. Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray. Whisk the eggs together with the milk, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and cayenne pepper, to taste.
Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Constantly fold the egg mixture from the bottom of the pan to the top. This will keep it from overcooking and the middle section will stay soft and fluffy. Do this constantly for 1 or 2 minutes, or until the eggs are just set. Don’t overcook – they will finish cooking in the oven.
Roll (or spread) the dough out on top of the silpat mat into a rectangle. Sprinkle some cheese, green onions, and bacon down the center of the dough. Add the scrambled eggs then the remaining cheese, green onion, and bacon on top.
Cut even slits on both sides of the filling with a pizza cutter. Fold the ends over the filling then starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across the filling.
Place into the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it rest for 1-2 two minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy.
- 1 container of crescent roll dough rolled into a ball
- Cooking spray
- 3-4 slices of bacon cooked & crumbled
- 5 eggs
- 1 tbsp milk
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- 2-3 tbsp Sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 tbsp green onion sliced
- Remove the crescent roll dough from the container and roll it into a ball. Let it sit for 15 minutes so the dough is easier to use.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray. Whisk the eggs together with the milk, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and cayenne pepper, to taste.
- Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Constantly fold the egg mixture from the bottom of the pan to the top. This will keep it from overcooking and the middle section will stay soft and fluffy. Do this constantly for 1 or 2 minutes, or until the eggs are just set. Don't overcook - they will finish cooking in the oven.
- Roll (or spread) the dough out on top of the silpat mat into a rectangle. Sprinkle some cheese, green onions, and bacon down the center of the dough. Add the scrambled eggs then the remaining cheese, green onion, and bacon on top.
- Cut even slits on both sides of the filling with a pizza cutter. Fold the ends over the filling then starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across the filling.
- Place into the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 1-2 two minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy.
What would be some sort of homemade replacement for the crescent roll dough, for those of us who don’t normally have that around?
Yes, I also have the same question, we don’t have reduced fat crescent roll dough here, is there a recipe that I can make it ? I am really impressed on this recipe and would love to make it for breakfast.
This is one breakfast braid. Like the previous comments, is there an alternative for that dough? Really love the recipe and would love to try it and experiment with other stuff as well.
Love the idea and I must say, I know few bloggers who can think on their feet like you!! Lucky hubby!
Lovely idea and so simple. I’m sure my husband will love this. Do you think the leftovers would freeze well?
I am not sure because we had no leftovers. Let me know if you freeze it and how it turns out.
Great idea. Lovely idea….great way to start the day 🙂
looks delicious and sounds easy! Score!!
I have one word to describe this…YUM! Very creative, Pam!
You always make the best breakfast! Have I mentioned before that I wish you were my neighbor? I’d drop by every morning.. for .. uhhmmm.. coffee, yea, coffe.. and what’s that? A breakfast braid…well ok, just a bite or two or three!!! 🙂
It does look delicious and perfect for a slow Sunday.
AMazing dear I want to make but I have to make some dough, here we dont have crescent roll dough:( any idea to make the dough??
This looks so good!
I’d better try this out for my husband. Great idea!A perfect Sunday breakfast. Thanks for sharing!
This sounds delicious, Pam. I love trying different breakfast foods. My kids would love this.
How did I not think of this already? I eat breakfast for breakfast AND dinner all the time, and this looks absolutely up my alley. Thanks for the idea!
i love this idea! its like a twisted egg sandwich 🙂
That looks so simple & so yummy!
This looks so good!
looks super good Pam. I love dishes like this, usually always have some type of pastry on hand, then never remember to put them together.
What a great idea! It’s a tasty breakfast and a beautiful presentation. Plus the best meals come from what we have on hand!
Hi everyone! There were a few people asking for a crescent roll dough recipe and I found one here: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Homemade-Crescent-Rolls Keep in mind that I have never made this dough but it comes from Taste of Home which usually has great recipes. I hope this helps.
Mmm! I’m not much of a breakfast cooker, but this looks great! Do you think that the final product could be frozen and used as quick breakfasts during the week? I’m always looking for something I can make quickly and easily before work.
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This is wonderful – I’m hoping I can surprise my girls with this one morning soon!
Every time I come here I can find something new. And I’m definitely going to try this recipe.
It’s like an egg breakfast from a restaurant, only better!
Really great idea. I love this!
Wow, this looks really good. I made a calzone the other night similar to this.
But this would be great for breakfast. The kids will love it.
Thanks for sharing. (Beautiful site)
Wow. Fancy looking without being…fancy! Love finding new breakfast options! Though I do love my tomato/green onion breakfast scramble.
This is my kind of breakfast! Way to go!!!
Great recipe, I would love this for breakfast.
And whoever said it was a good idea to skip breakfast? Not while this is around! Looks delicious! Like a breakfast calzone.
You, my friend, are a genius! This looks so incredibly delicious and the perfect breakfast on a quiet Sunday morning. Now, I’m off to catch up on all your other lovely recipes I’ve missed.
PS LOVE the new site!
What a yummy idea!
This looks absolutely gorgeous! I will wake up for this!
great idea, pam–bacon, egg, and cheese is always the way to go for a satisfying breakfast, and the braid is lovely!
Mmm I will be making this soon : )
I love that you used crescent rolls! It saves time on making the dough.
And yes, I will be making this!! I might add some mozzarella and pancetta too! 🙂
This looks too good to be so easy!
Brilliant idea, Pam!
Question: why roll dough into a ball before then rolling out again? Why not just unroll the crescents and then spread w/ a rolling pin?? This step was time consuming and seems like it would have been much easier if NOT rolled in a ball. We have this secret family recipe for “veggie pizza” where you use the crescent rolls as a “crust” , just kind of fusing the seams together. Anyway YUM!. Great lunch for a weekend 🙂
I tried to do it without rolling but the crescent dough had deep scores that kept coming apart even after trying to pinch the seams together so I ended up forming the dough int0 a ball and rolling it out – it worked great. It was more time consuming but worth it in my opinion.
Your veggie pizza sounds great!
This looks fantastic!! I can’t wait to try it. I am always looking for something to do with the tins of crescent rolls in my fridge.
I just made this today, although it doesn’t look as nice as yours and its alot shorter (I had trouble rolling out the dough) It tastes amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This looks fantastic! Genius!!! And I love your new look!!!
Hi, do you think this could be cooked, sliced, then frozen and reheated in the microwave? I just know I won’t do this before going to work. Thanks!
I have never tried freezing it so I am not sure how it would turn out. If you end up doing it, let me know if it works!
Your site is awesome! I love the photography and the food ideas. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!
Made this for supper tonight, AMAZING! Husband and I both absolutely loved it! I was surprised at how much flavor there was. Definately a keeper recipe!
Seriously? I have cresent rolls in the fridge that need to be cooked and bacon and eggs. This will be breakfast on Sunday. I am so excited to try this!!