This Breakfast Braid is a hot breakfast that will definitely get your day started on the right foot in the morning. Wrapped up in a flaky crust and loaded with breakfast sausage, eggs, and cheese, you will already be excited for breakfast the night before! If you love a hot breakfast, be sure to try my Breakfast Tacos.
Don’t let the name fool you…you don’t have to actually know how to tie a braid to make this Breakfast Braid. It’s just a matter of cutting the dough and reshaping it before you bake it. There is just something special about a hot breakfast, and making this does not take too much time. In about half an hour, you will have a breakfast that will fill you up and keep you satisfied.
Breakfast Braid Recipe
With just a few breakfast staple ingredients, you can give your traditional scrambled eggs a boost and make this Breakfast Braid. It is packed with protein and it is so delicious you will definitely want to make this more than once!
- Breakfast sausage–You can buy breakfast sausage, which usually comes in 16 ounces (but you will only use 10 ounces). I would encourage you to try my homemade breakfast sausage for this recipe. It’s the perfect blend of spices and tastes so great with the scrambled eggs.
- Yellow onion–I prefer a yellow onion because it has a more mild flavor. If you want a stronger onion flavor, use a white onion.
- Bell pepper–All bell peppers come from the same vine. The colors depend on how long they are on the vine. I used an orange bell pepper, which is sweeter than a green pepper, but not as sweet as the red ones. You may notice that the price is different for each color of pepper…that depends how long the peppers have been cared for before being harvested. The orange ones are the middle of the road peppers, in price and taste.
- Eggs–If you love scrambled eggs, you have to try my buttermilk scrambled eggs recipe. But, don’t worry about doing that for this recipe. Just give them a try when you are making your next batch of scrambled eggs.
- Cheddar cheese–Buy a block of cheddar cheese to shred your own, if possible. You could also choose other kinds of cheese, too.
- Biscuit dough–Choose the flaky roll of biscuit dough for the Breakfast Braid.
- Egg–Have an egg ready to whisk for the egg wash.
- Flour–The flour is to use on your cooking surface so the dough won’t stick. It’s also great to add to your hands so you don’t stick to the dough, either.
- Jalapeno pepper–Jalapeno peppers and tomatoes are optional, but they add some flavor and color to the recipe.
- Tomato–Dice the tomato and jalapeno pepper ahead of time to save some precious morning minutes!
How to Make a Breakfast Braid
It really does not take a whole lot of time to make this hearty, comforting breakfast. You can save quite a bit of time by cutting up the onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and tomato ahead of time. Just store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container until you are ready to use them.
Once you are ready to make the Breakfast Braid, preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until it is browned (or an internal temperature of 160°F), which takes about 5 minutes. Add in the onion and bell pepper, cooking until the onion is translucent. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and pour them into the sausage mixture. (I like to scoot the sausage over to the side of the pan, pour the eggs into the empty side, scramble a bit, and THEN incorporate with the sausage.) Cook until the eggs are cooked. Remove from heat while you prepare the biscuit dough.
How to Assemble the Breakfast Braid
- After the eggs and sausage mixture have been cooked, unroll the flaky biscuits onto a floured surface.
- Roll them out to create one single layer of dough. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the dough.
- Then, add the eggs and sausage mixture on top of the cheese.
- Roll all the deliciousness into the dough, sealing the edges.
- Rub the egg wash over the roll and grab some cooking scissors to cut into the roll. Cut about six 2-inch slits into the roll, about 2/3 of the way across, flipping every other cut piece to the opposite side.
Don’t worry, it will look more ‘braid-like’ once it’s been cooked😉. After you take the braid out of the oven, top it with the diced jalapenos and tomatoes. But, of course, the toppings are optional (but so good)!
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This Breakfast Braid is loaded with breakfast sausage and eggs, surrounded by a flaky crust.
- 10 ounces breakfast sausage
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 orange bell pepper, diced
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tube (16.3 ounces) flaky biscuit dough
- 1 large egg, for egg wash
- 1 teaspoon flour, for dusting
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper, diced (optional for garnish)
- 1 medium tomato, diced (optional for garnish)
Preheat the oven to 350°F
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the breakfast sausage for about 5 minutes until browned (or an internal temperature of 160°F).
Add the onion and bell pepper and stir, cooking until the onion is translucent.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until the yolks break. Add the eggs to the sausage mix.
Stir until the eggs are cooked.
On a floured surface, roll out the flaky biscuit dough with a rolling pin to make one single layer of dough.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the rolled out dough. Add the sausage and egg mixture on top.
Roll up the dough and pinch the edges to seal it. Then, brush the egg wash over the roll.
Cut about six 2-inch slits into the rolled dough, twisting every other cut to the opposite side, creating a 'braided' look. (Once baked it will look more like a braid.)
Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot.
Top with jalapeno peppers and tomatoes, if desired.