How to bake a Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

There’s a certain magic to mornings, especially when they start with an enchanting aroma wafting from the kitchen—a signal that something delightful is being conjured up. Hi, I’m Gobble, your culinary confidant from Food and Meal. Today, I’m wrapped up in warmth and whisked away by a whimsical weaving of dough and filling – the Breakfast Braid. It’s a dish that has, quite literally, intertwined itself with my heartstrings, and I’m eagled-eyed to share its story with you.

Imagine this: the first rays of sunlight are tickling the sleepy skyline as you usher in the day with a ritual that wakes up more than just your taste buds. That’s where the Breakfast Braid comes in, my friends. This is no mere meal; it’s a morning rendezvous with comfort and joy, a pastry that plaits together the softness of baked bread with the carousing flavors of your favorite breakfast staples. For me, there’s a sense of homeliness in every twist of the braid, a culinary cuddle that sets the tone for the day ahead.

On days when the usual cereal and toast fall flat and the heart yearns for something more enticing, the Breakfast Braid answers the call. Its versatility is its charm; whether you’re craving the classics like scrambled eggs and bacon, or something with a bit more pizzazz like sautéed vegetables and gourmet cheeses, this dish wraps your desires in a blanket of golden-brown dough. It’s a canvas for creativity and a testament to the joy of cooking.

Why did I want to make this dish? Simply put, it reminded me of gatherings and good times, of sunny mornings spent embracing the new day with enthusiasm. The Breakfast Braid is not just food, it’s a gesture of love, a gift of time—time taken to weave together ingredients, to craft something beautiful and delicious. It’s a recipe I lean on when I want to bring smiles to the breakfast table, turning an ordinary morning into an extraordinary one with each slice served.

Breakfast Braid Recipe

Breakfast Braid
A golden masterpiece fresh from the oven. Breakfast braid, here we come!
Blueberry Cream Cheese

Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

This recipe is from a cooking class that I took a while back and it tastes delicious. It uses crescent rolls from a can, cream cheese, blueberries and a lemon icing. It is a simple and delicious dessert or breakfast.
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Course: Bread, Breakfast
Keyword: Blueberry Cream Cheese, Breakfast Braid
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Food and Meal
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  • Before anything else, preheat the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Put the crescent roll dough into a flat surface and roll it out into a thinner rectangular sheet by using a rolling pin. This will make sure that the sheet will be flat and evenly-distributed in each side.
  • Put the granulated sugar and cream cheese together in a small bowl along with some lemon zest and mix it well until it becomes smooth.
  • Spread at least two-thirds of the cream cheese mixture into the center of the crescent roll dough sheet. Make sure that you leave at least one and a half inch of dough on either side of the sheet so that the cream cheese mixture won’t spill when baked.
  • Mix the blueberries with some flour, sugar and lemon zest. Place it on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Make ten diagonal cuts in the dough parts without cream cheese mixture and pull the resulting strips over the top of blueberries.
  • Place inside the oven rack and cook for at least fifteen minutes or until the braid becomes golden-brown in color. When cooked, put the remaining cream cheese mixture, powdered sugar and milk on top while letting it cool.


Whisk the powdered sugar with enough lemon juice to make a consistency that will drizzle over the top and serve.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g
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Alternative Method: Breakfast Braid in an Air Fryer

Breakfast Braid
Our favorite way to rise and shine – with a hearty breakfast braid.

To make a delicious breakfast braid using your air fryer, begin by preheating it to 350°F (175°C) for approximately 5 minutes. While the air fryer is heating up, prepare the filling by whisking eggs in a bowl and adding diced ham, bell peppers, onions, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper. Ensure thorough mixing of all ingredients. Roll out a pre-made puff pastry sheet into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface, making sure it fits the air fryer basket. Carefully transfer the pastry sheet to the basket lined with parchment paper, leaving excess paper on the sides for folding later. Pour the egg and filling mixture down the middle of the pastry, leaving a 2-inch margin on each side. Make diagonal cuts along the long sides of the pastry and then fold the pastry over the filling in an alternating pattern, creating a braided appearance. Tuck in any loose ends and lightly spray the top with cooking spray. Place the basket back into the air fryer and cook the Breakfast Braid at 350°F (175°C) for 12-15 minutes until it turns golden brown and the filling sets. Once done, carefully remove the braid using the excess parchment paper and allow it to cool slightly before slicing.

Tips for making Breakfast Braid

Breakfast Braid
A perfectly folded breakfast braid, waiting to be devoured.

Cooking Tips

Preparing a Breakfast Braid can be a heartwarming and enjoyable culinary adventure, especially on a lazy weekend morning when the scent of freshly baking dough can lift the spirits of the entire household. The prospect of weaving together flaky pastry, savory fillings, and perhaps a touch of sweetness to taste, has the potential to create not just a meal, but a memory.

The key to a successful Breakfast Braid begins with the choice of pastry. A light, buttery puff pastry tends to yield the best texture—a delicate crunch giving way to tender layers. An alternative is homemade dough, which may be time-consuming but can be profoundly satisfying to work with, lending a personal touch to the meal.

When approaching the filling, consider balancing flavors and textures. A trio of options—a protein, a cheese, and a vegetable—makes for a harmonious filling. Imagine soft scrambled eggs, a gentle whisper of cheddar, and a refreshing crunch of bell peppers. The subtlety of the eggs caresses the palate, the cheese adds depth, and the peppers introduce a vibrant contrast.

Be it out of respect for the dish or to avoid culinary overwhelm, it is wise not to overfill the braid. Too much filling can cause the pastry to burst open during baking, a heartache for sure, but a learning experience as well. The act of braiding itself is meditative, an interplay of patience and precision. The plait should be snug but not tight; too much tension in the weave could stifle the braid’s chance to rise in the oven’s embrace.

In terms of baking, an even, golden hue is the apex of visual appeal. Watching through the oven door as the braid transforms from pale to golden can feel almost magical. As for bake time, this can vary, so trusting one’s intuition and sense of smell can be as important as a kitchen timer. When the edges kiss the fringe of a golden brown, a crisp yet tender moment has arrived.

Serving Suggestions

Breakfast Braid
Cheers to the most delightful breakfast pairing: breakfast braid and mimosas.

Crafting serving suggestions for a hypothetical breakfast braid recipe involves thoughtful consideration of flavors, textures, and cultural influences. Recognizing breakfast’s lighter and savory nature, compatible items from the provided list can enhance the overall dining experience. Soy milk or oat milk serves as light beverage options, suitable for complementing sweet or neutral-filled braids. Miso soup, oyakodon, dashi eggs, tofu hot pot, daikon salad, sushi ginger, and miso tare, shio tare, or ponzu sauce offer diverse choices to cater to different preferences.

For an Asian Fusion Breakfast Braid, pair the braid with miso soup and a side of daikon salad. Offer soy milk as a refreshing drink and provide condiments like miso tare or ponzu sauce for dipping, allowing customization of flavors. Alternatively, a Japanese Inspired Braid can be accompanied by dashi eggs and sushi ginger on the side, perfect for braids with salmon or seaweed flavors. Create a Comfort Breakfast Platter by serving the braid with a mini tofu hot pot and small portions of oyakodon, providing a heartier option. For a Health-Conscious Breakfast, pair the braid with oat milk and a side of daikon salad for a lighter, refreshing meal.

FAQs about Breakfast Braid

Breakfast Braid
Ready to master the art of breakfast braid? Let’s get started.
  • Can I make the Breakfast Braid in advance for a busy morning? Absolutely! You can prepare the braid a day ahead, refrigerate it, and bake it fresh in the morning. Or, opt for the air fryer method for a quick breakfast.
  • Can I freeze leftover Breakfast Braid? Yes, you can freeze it! Once baked and cooled, wrap it in plastic wrap and foil, then place it in the freezer. Reheat in the oven or air fryer when ready to enjoy.
  • Can I make a vegetarian version of the Breakfast Braid? Of course! Feel free to omit the meat and load up on your favorite veggies and cheeses for a scrumptious vegetarian twist.
  • Can I use a different type of pastry for the braid? While puff pastry is classic, you can experiment with other dough types like crescent roll dough or even pizza dough for a unique flavor.
  • What’s the best way to reheat leftover Breakfast Braid? For best results, reheat in a preheated oven or air fryer at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through. This will keep the crust crispy.
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In conclusion, our foray into the delightful world of braided breakfast pastries has brought us a recipe that is as visually appealing as it is delectable. This Breakfast Braid seamlessly weaves together the warmth of a home-cooked meal with the elegance of a fine bakery delicacy. It’s not just about the interlaced strands of dough or the harmonious blend of ingredients nestled within; it’s about starting your day with something made from the heart. Whether you’ve filled it with sweet seasonal fruits and luscious cream cheese or opted for a savory mix of scrambled eggs, cheese, and your choice of meats or vegetables, this braid is more than just food—it’s a canvas for your culinary creativity.

Our journey on Food And Meal or doesn’t just give you a recipe; it seeks to inspire a new tradition in your home. Imagine the smiles and the warm conversations around the breakfast table as your loved ones slice into this masterpiece. We’ve walked through each step, ensuring you can recreate this experience with ease and confidence. Now, it’s your turn to take this recipe, add your personal touch, and make it a staple in your family’s meal repertoire.

As we wrap up this breakfast story, remember that the true beauty of recipes like the Breakfast Braid lies in their versatility and the joy of sharing them. Each braid you bake is not just a meal but an experience that brings people together. We encourage you to visit Food And Meal or for more innovative ideas and to share your own twists on this classic recipe. Bon appétit!

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Hi! I’m Paula from the Philippines, the passionate blogger and skilled photographer behind Gobble the Cook. I also spearhead the media photography for Food And Meal in Vietnam.
I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.
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