Easy Brinner Recipe


So….it’s time for dinner. Only there’s no dinner made. The kids are being a little crazy, you’re running frantic around the house, and you don’t want to do leftovers or get carry-out. I know how it is. It’s times like these when my family turns to a quick and easy brinner recipe – who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? If you love well-crafted food, you’re going to really enjoy this recipe whipped up from local artisanal goods like bread from Amelia’s Bakery and applewood bacon from Smoking Goose!

amelia's bakery indianapolis

Amelia’s Bread, Indianapolis

What your do:

  • Cut half loaf of artisan bread into ½” slices.
  • Whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg/cinnamon together in bowl. Once fully incorporated, stir in milk.
  • Dip bread in egg mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly.
  • Cook bread slices on lightly oiled (I prefer coconut oil) skillet on medium heat until slightly browned on both sides.
  • Top with your favorite pastured butter (like Hartzler’s butter) and maple syrup.
  • Add side of fruit salad (bananas, strawberries, and blueberries).


cooking with kids

Kat and Papa Prepping

2 Food Hacks:

Bacon prep – To take the meal up a notch, grab a package of applewood bacon from Smoking Goose (or your favorite local charcuterie). Do not microwave or pan-cook your bacon. Bake your bacon!

Bake at 400 degrees and add foil to your (edged) pan for easy clean up. Bake for about 15 minutes (begin checking at 12 minutes depending on thickness). Once done, transfer to paper towel so the bacon doesn’t absorb the liquid fat.

Trust me – once you’ve tweaked this technique to your liking, there’s no way you’re going back to other bacon prep methods.

Breakfast, Brinner, or Brunch? – Do yourself a favor and slice up the leftovers into French toast sticks. Freeze these and you’ll have a stash ready to go for Breakfast, Brinner, or Brunch. Just toast it and eat it!

For further exploration:

A note on local bakeries – look for an artisan who uses the traditional sourdough technique (like Amelia’s Bakery). If you want to know why this is so important, check out the “Air” episode on Michael Pollan’s Netflix mini-series called “Cooked.” For more brinner ideas, visit the Kitchn’s 10 Ways to Eat Breakfast for Dinner.

Explore the Green BEAN Delivery store to get the ingredients for your next brinner, delivered to your door!

kyle edgell


Kyle E. works in marketing and community engagement at Green BEAN Delivery. He enjoys food culture and cooking with his wife and three kids.

Recipe Credit

Kyle E., Green BEAN Delivery Marketing