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Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas

Jumpstart your morning with nutritious Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas.

Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadilla
Anybody else have kids who don’t like eggs? Bridget is the non-egg-eater in our house, and her egg aversion makes getting a quality, protein-filled breakfast in her belly before school even more challenging. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised; I wasn’t an egg eater as a kid, either, so I’m hopeful her palate will grow with her over the years. In the meantime, my school day dilemma consists of jumpstarting her morning with enough breakfast fuel to last through ’til lunch. Fortunately she’s a cheese lover, so Bridget and these (mom-approved) Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas are now breakfast besties. 

Tart Granny Smith apple slices, extra sharp cheddar cheese and crisp bacon strips are all you need to make this quick and easy back to school breakfast. Although Bridget prefers juice over milk first thing in the morning, I don’t haggle over it. I just slip a yogurt tube on her breakfast plate to make sure she’s well on her way to the recommended three servings of dairy every day. On average, each serving of milk, cheese or yogurt provides eight grams of high quality protein, so I can feel good that I’m jumpstarting her day with a nutritious breakfast that will help her put her best foot forward in school. 

American Dairy Association MideastWith school just around the corner, I’ve been stalking the American Dairy Association Mideast’s Facebook and Pinterest pages for loads of other dairy-inspired back to school recipe ideas.

We’ve also partnered with several talented bloggers to bring you even more inspiration for getting MOOvolous meals on the table for this upcoming school year. Check ‘em out here: 

Climbing Grier Mountain: Breakfast Cheesecakes with Lemon Greek Yogurt & Fresh Berries

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Shugary Sweets: School Morning Quiche

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ADA Back to School Twitter Party

And don’t miss our Back-to-School #DairyFuel Twitter Party on Wednesday, August 20th, from 9-10pm EST. We’ll be chatting with the ADA Mideast and our fellow dairy-lovin’ bloggers about getting ready for the back to school craze, including healthy eating suggestions, ways to stay active once the weather starts to cool, and, of course, our favorite dairy-fueled recipes. 

Hope you can join us; it’s gonna be a “dairy good” time! 

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Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadilla

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Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas
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Serves: 2
  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ medium Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 4 pieces cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
  • Canola oil spray
  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Spray the pan with canola oil when hot. Place one tortilla in the bottom of the pan. Quickly layer cheese, apple and bacon on the tortillas. Place the other tortilla on top and then spray the top of that tortilla with canola oil.
  3. Cook until toasted, flip quesadilla and cook until toasted on second side. Remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly and then cut into pieces.


  1. I was the same as a little girl! Now I want alllllll the eggs and meat for breakfast but 20 years ago it was cereal and toast. THIS looks perfect!
    Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen recently posted…Cherry Limeade Frozen YogurtMy Profile

    • Cereal was my breakfast of choice as a kid, too, Katrina. Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. :)

  2. This is one of my favorite flavor combos!
    DessertForTwo recently posted…Comment on Lemon Aioli Chicken Salad with Pistachios by Lisa @ Garnish with LemonMy Profile

    • Salty, savory, sweet…..yuummmmmm!

  3. I could eat three of those for breakfast right now! They look absolutely delicious :)
    kristy @ the wicked noodle recently posted…Chopped Salad Recipe with Cumin Shrimp and Cilantro Lime DressingMy Profile

    • They are addicting, Kristy. Enjoy!

  4. My 2yo is completely quesadilla-obsessed – she would LOVE if Mom busted them out for breakfast. Time to get me some mom-points :)
    Jessica | Saucy Pear recently posted…Feta and Garlic Zucchini Fritters with Dill Yogurt SauceMy Profile

    • Hey, we need to stockpile those “mom points” whenever we can. Hope she enjoys it, Jessica!

  5. My kids love quesadillas, I never thought to whip one up for breakfast. GREAT recipe :)
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted…School Morning QuicheMy Profile

    • Quesadillas = happy kids in my family, too, Aimee!

  6. My kids eat eggs like no tomorrow! We seriously need our own chickens. They would love this dish!
    sheila recently posted…Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Stuffed Pasta ShellsMy Profile

    • Thanks, Sheila!

  7. I LOVE QUESADILLAS!! And this combo is a home run!!

    • We “puffy heart” quesadillas, too. I’m already thinking about what other flavors I can stick in a breakfast quesadilla…

  8. The other night we were talking about how we don’t make quesadillas enough–so easy and you can do so many different varieties! Love this combo.

  9. This is a terrific idea!!! My kids are egg eaters, but they are also quesadilla eaters! Plus I think I’d like this for myself. YES!
    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me recently posted…Healthy Dill Chicken Salad WrapsMy Profile

  10. We love the combination of ingredients in this breakfast entree; our kids will especially enjoy as well. Thanks for the great recipe!
    Platter Talk recently posted…Tortellini in brodo d’estiva (broth of summer)My Profile

  11. My kids are huge egg eaters, but would you believe they don’t like cheese? They are so weird. I bet these quesadillas could make them change their ways.
    tanya recently posted…Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese CupsMy Profile

  12. The perfect on-the-go breakfast! Loving that cheese and apple combo!

  13. LOVE this! I pinned, stumbled and shared! XO
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition recently posted…Comment on Overnight Mixed Berry French Toast Casserole by SusanMy Profile


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