The onions in your pantry will help you make a quick and easy brunch menu that will wow your crew and put you at the level of gourmet.
It’s Sunday and you’ve slept in. But your friends are blowing up your phone for a get-together before the work-week starts. Need a quick and easy brunch menu? At the National Onion Association, we’ve got you. And yes, when you go with NOA, onions are on the menu. Think of it as another set of creative brunch ideas.
Onions offer variety to your Sunday brunch menus
You didn’t hear wrong. Onions are not only an amazing way to whet your appetite for dinner, but they’re also a great addition to brunch or even breakfast. Why? Onions are versatile. Because of their make-up, they have a hot side and a sweet side. And the best part is you can enjoy onions in a variety of ways and get a different flavor every time.
Usually, cooking with onions takes a few steps. But for this Sunday brunch, you don’t have to do much. Grab yourself a Cinnamon Swirl muffin mix ($3) at any grocery, two yellow onions and a can of sliced peaches. Stock it in your pantry for that next great brunch with your friends, and they’ll think you a gourmet.
Yes, you’re starting with an easy coffee cake. So no measuring other than a little vegetable oil. We think you’ll find this recipe one of your better summer brunch ideas.
Peach and Onion Coffee Cake
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 yellow onions, medium size, cut into thin wedges
1 16 oz can cling peach slices, drained
1 package cinnamon swirl muffin mix
3/4 cup water
Melt butter in large skillet. Add onions and cook, stirring over medium-low heat until buttery and light golden, about 15-20 minutes.
Stir in peaches and set aside. Prepare muffin mix with egg and water as package directs, adding swirl packet as directed. Pour into greased 9-inch square baking pan. Top with onion-peach mixture, then sprinkle with crumbly topping from muffin mix package. Bake at 400 degrees F for 35 minutes or until baked in center. Makes 9 squares.
No fuss for big brunch rewards
This recipe is a super easy, hassle-free way to add pizzazz to your brunch menu. You and your friends may be thinking onions cannot possibly fit in with a coffee cake. And you will be surprised at just how well the onions and peaches work together to top this luscious coffee cake, dripping with cinnamon.
Wow your crew with your skills and make a simple coffee cake that much better, while also adding solid nutrition that can’t be rivaled. Onions contain 20 percent of your daily Vitamin C needs, 12% of your daily fiber needs, and according to many recent studies, helps stave off certain types of cancers, including colorectal and breast.
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