Whenever breakfast Stromboli goes on the menu for the week my kids celebrate!! Breakfast Stromboli is one of their favorite meals and of course I enjoy making it because it has bread in it! However, since we have switched to only eating real food I have had to change some of the ingredients of a lot of my dinner recipes so they will fit this new eating style. I didn’t change too much of this recipe, just a little here or there, it was super easy. I have listed my changes below. It seems so obvious to me now but when you change to real food it makes all of your meals taste so much better!! It is so silly to think this and kind of a no brainer but isn’t it amazing how much better real food tastes, because duh, it is real food.
I started making this meal as Pizza Stromboli and then changed it to breakfast Stromboli. I mean who doesn’t like having breakfast for dinner? We still do the Pizza kind too and in fact if you feel like being adventurous try out different fillings to put in the bread, I am sure it will turn out great!!
I used to use all white flour for the bread for the Breakfast Stromboli but we have slowly added whole wheat flour to all of our breads and I love the taste of this. I do still put in about a 1/2 cup of white flour in the dough, to help it will rise nicely. I just haven’t had time to play with the dough recipe a lot and so eventually I will convert it to all whole wheat!! The funny thing is, my kids are so used to wheat that they don’t like the taste of white flour breads anymore. Yes!! Finally they have come around!!
I also use BBQ sauce that I spread on the dough for Breakfast Stromboli. I am still trying to find the best homemade kind. I have tried 2 different recipes and they tasted good, but more like enchilada sauce. Here are the links to Taste of Home and My Whole Food Life. I even looked on the ingredients list in my favorite kind and tried to mimic it but without the sugar and corn syrup, but again it tasted like enchilada sauce. I have also tried this without BBQ sauce and it tastes just fine. So it is up to you to put it on or not. I am still working on it to make the perfect version or maybe I can find a healthier version at Whole Foods?
I miss our chickens!!! I loved having our own eggs and they taste so much better, but our city still refuses to let us have chickens on our lot size. It is so frustrating!!! My suggestion on eggs in this recipe is to find someone at your local farmers market who sells eggs. I just think organic is priced ridiculously high and finding a local farmer is always a better option.
The bacon or sausage does give Breakfast Stromboli a great flavor, but you don’t need to add if you don’t want it. We used to use Turkey bacon and on occasion we still do. However, turkey bacon may have less fat, but it doesn’t have a clean ingredient list. There are nitrates added to it to help preserve it. So luckily for us my sister raised a pig on her farm this year and she gave me some bacon and sausage for Christmas!! Yes!! I love my sister!! If you can find local bacon or sausage then of course that would be better.
Breakfast Stromboli-Real Food Version
Whole wheat Pizza Dough(recipe below)
7 Tbs of whole milk
Salt & Pepper to taste
½ Green Pepper chopped (optional)
½ Onion chopped (optional)
6-8 Bacon Strips
3 Tbs of Homemade BBQ sauce (you can use more or less of the sauce depending on what you like. If you add too much it will be a little overpowering. )
1 cup of shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Make the pizza dough first according to the directions. While the dough is rising I crack my eggs and mix them together with the milk. Heat oil in a pan and if you are using green peppers and onions sauté them first until tender then add your eggs and start cooking them. While they are cooking you can also start cooking the bacon.
After the dough is done rising then put it on a greased cookie sheet and roll or push out with hands until it is roughly 10×15 in size. Using a pastry brush, spread the BBQ sauce on the dough, don’t add too much or it will spill out while cooking. Then put your eggs on the dough and add the torn up bacon on top and then the shredded cheese. Fold the dough up and pinch the edges together to seal the seam shut. Fold each end and seal them shut also. Let the dough rise for another 30 minute. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and once the dough has rose enough then put it in the oven for 12 minutes. If the top is brown but the bottom isn’t yet after the 12 minutes then put tinfoil over the top so it doesn’t get too brown and bake for another 3 minute and check then if not done repeat again until the bottom is a light brown.
This makes only one Breakfast Stromboli, I always double it for my family and I also serve it with homemade hash browns!! Have fun making it and I hope you will love it as much as my family.
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe
2 ¼ teaspoons of yeast (1 package)
1 cup warm water (115 degrees)
1 tablespoon Honey
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup all purpose flour
Dissolve yeast in water in a large bowl. Stir in oil, honey, salt and 1 cup flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Add more flour if needed.
Turn dough onto floured surface: knead until smooth and elastic (5 minutes). Place in greased bowl; turn greased side of dough up. Cover and let raise in a warm spot until double, around 30 minutes.