Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas

by | Aug 13, 2014 | All, Breakfast & Brunch, Sponsored

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. 

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Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadilla

Yield: 2

Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas

Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas

Crisp apples and salty bacon make this breakfast quesadilla a family favorite.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 medium Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 4 pieces cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
  • Canola oil spray

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 676mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 20g

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20 Comments

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    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!

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

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    This is one of my favorite flavor combos!

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      Salty, savory, sweet…..yuummmmmm!

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      They are addicting, Kristy. Enjoy!

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    My 2yo is completely quesadilla-obsessed – she would LOVE if Mom busted them out for breakfast. Time to get me some mom-points 🙂

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

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    My kids love quesadillas, I never thought to whip one up for breakfast. GREAT recipe 🙂

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

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    My kids eat eggs like no tomorrow! We seriously need our own chickens. They would love this dish!

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      Thanks, Sheila!

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

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    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.

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    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!

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    We love the combination of ingredients in this breakfast entree; our kids will especially enjoy as well. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    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.

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