Oven Baked Eggs in a Brioche Basket + Heart Healthy Olive Oil = Breakfast of Champions

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

This simple, healthy breakfast is a staple in my household. Try adding in some diced veggies or your choice such as tomatoes, green onions, or mushrooms to switch up the flavors.

Ingredients:

8 slices of bread (1/2" thick slices)
8 large eggs 
1/2 cup olive oil of choice - any UP EVOO or infused olive oil such as Baklouti, lemon, garlic, mushroom sage, butter, gremolata, add a drop or two of truffle oil (for a seriously luxurious experience).
Fresh ground pepper (optional) to taste
A few pinches of fine sea salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 F. and adjust a rack to the middle of the oven. Line a large rimmed baking with parchment paper. Arrange the bread slices on the baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, liberally coat each slice of bread on both sides with the olive oil of your choice. Using a cookie cutter, or other round cutter, cut out a hole (approximately 2 1/2" in diameter) in the center of each slice of bread. Crack an egg into each hole. Season the bread and eggs with salt and pepper to taste.

Bake for 10 minutes - or until bread is lightly toasted and eggs are set, but the yolk is still a little runny. For well don eggs with a solid yolk, cook for 12 minutes.

Serves 8

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Cranberry Nut Granola with Lime Olive Oil and Coconut Balsamic

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

This delicious granola is the perfect topper for Greek yogurt but is flavorful enough to stand alone as a healthy on the go snack! Try also adding some dried pineapple or papaya for a more tropical flavor. 


Ingredients: 

4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup cashews or almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup Persian Lime Olive Oil
1/3 cup of Coconut White Balsamic reduced by half and cooled

 

Cooking Instructions :

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil and balsamic reduction or honey if preferred until thoroughly combined. In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients except the cranberries. Pour the olive oil balsamic mixture over the oats and mix very well until all the oats and dry ingredients are completely coated with the mixture. Spread the granola out on to a baking sheet covered in parchment and bake for approximately 1 hour until golden brown and fragrant. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Cool completely and then mix in the dried cranberries. Store in a sealed container for up to one month. 

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Balsamic Strawberries

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

Strawberries coated in your favorite flavor of balsamic vinegar and topped with ice cream make for a quick and delicious dessert everyone will love! A few of our favorite flavors with strawberries include Dark Chocolate, Traditional, and Black Cherry! 

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/strawberries-with-balsamic-vinegar-recipe

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Olive Oil Cake

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

We absolutely love this super simple olive oil cake! Try using our Blood Orange or Lemon Fused Olive Oil in this recipe for a light citrus flavor. 

 

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/orange-olive-oil-cake-recipe.html

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