Breakfast Bundt is a savory type of casserole disguised as a bundt cake. Serve this to your kids and they will think they are eating dessert for breakfast. With ham, spinach, peppers, bread, and hash browns, this is the perfect way to get even picky eaters to finish their veggies. You will find all the classic breakfast foods in this delicious dish.
This is one of those easy breakfast recipes you can prepare the night before and pop in the oven the next day. No need to do all the prep and other work. Just prepare the bundt all the way to the baking step and put the whole pan in the fridge covered in plastic wrap.
Our bundt cake breakfast recipe is the perfect dish for breakfast or brunch with the family or friends. In fact, you can serve this easy breakfast bundt cake any time of the day and everyone will love it. Go ahead and add your own favorite breakfast items to make it your own creation.
Here are the simple ingredients you need for this easy breakfast casserole recipe. To get the step-by-step ingredients and measurements, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of this page.
- Diced ham chunks: Or Canadian bacon.
- Fresh spinach: Lightly chopped.
- Finely diced red bell peppers: Green peppers are fine too.
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder: Or minced garlic.
- Cayenne pepper
- Frozen hash browns:
- Loaf of Italian bread: Cut into cubes.
- Green onions: Sliced thin.
- 8 jumbo or 12 large eggs
- Heavy cream
- Dry mustard
- Shredded cheese: We used cheddar and swiss but you can use your favorite.
Breakfast Bundt Cake
How to cook breakfast bundt from scratch?
- Preheat your oven: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease a bundt cake pan with olive oil or cooking spray.
- Cook the spinach: Meanwhile, sauté the spinach in an oiled skillet on medium heat until it is wilted. Season with garlic, cayenne, salt, and pepper, and set aside to let it cool.
- Fry the hash browns: Spray the bottom of the same pan with olive oil before frying the hash browns until they are lightly browned and starting to get crispy. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Fill the bundt pan: Next, sprinkle half the diced bread in the greased bundt pan before layering in one cup of the shredded cheese, shredded hash browns, spinach, bell peppers, green onions, and diced ham before adding the remaining breadcrumbs on top of the ham.
- Mix the eggs: Whisk the cream, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, ground mustard, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl until it is mixed well. Pour egg mixture into the bundt pan on top of the breadcrumbs. Press it down and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Bake: Lastly, add the remaining cheese and bake at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes or until a knife stuck in the middle comes out clean.
- Serve: Finally, serve this savory breakfast cake for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Tots: If you do not have hash browns, tater tots are a perfect substitute.
- More flavor: Toss in some diced onions for a more intense flavor.
- Bacon egg cake: Chop up some crispy bacon and put it in the mix for a bacon egg breakfast cake.
- Breakfast meat: Add whatever breakfast meat you like such as sausage.
- Biscuit dough: You can also use chopped biscuit dough instead of bread.
- Cake mix: Try this simple dish with cake mix instead of bread for a unique flavor combination.
- Other bread: You can use any kind of bread like whole wheat or even sweet Hawaiian bread.
How to serve:
You can serve this savory breakfast bundt cake recipe on special occasions. For example, it makes a great Christmas morning breakfast for the whole family. But it is not just a special occasion breakfast. Try one of these awesome serving ideas:
- Even though this is the perfect dish on its own, it goes great with a side of sausage and toast.
- This makes a yummy breakfast served with a side of cinnamon rolls topped with brown sugar.
- You can also top this hearty breakfast with sausage gravy or whatever your favorite is.
- Alternatively, sprinkle shredded cheese on top of each slice when serving.
- Another delicious idea is to serve this with a salad or a cup of white rice.
Breakfast Bundt Frequently asked questions
Can I use a cake pan instead of a bundt cake pan?
You can use a large cake pan or casserole dish instead of a bundt pan. Make sure you coat it with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray before you pour the mixture in. Also, you may have to change your cooking time. Instead of cooking for 40 minutes, start checking your cake after 30 minutes.
What is the secret to a moist cake?
Avoid overcooking the bundt cake casserole as this will cause the eggs to dry out. To ensure that the bundt cake remains moist, cook it only until a knife slides out clean when inserted.
How do you keep a bundt cake from doming?
Some say that turning the temperature of the oven 25 degrees lower than the recipe calls for and cooking it on the middle rack. It will take longer but it helps keep it from baking unevenly. You can also tilt the pan until the batter is running up the sides of the pan all around it. This will prevent rounding.
How to store leftovers:
- Store: After letting the leftovers cool to room temperature, wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container in the fridge. Use within three or four days.
- Freeze: If you cannot eat it all in a few days, put the leftover breakfast bundt in a freezer bag and store it in the freezer for up to four months.
- Thaw: Thaw overnight in the fridge for best results.
- Reheat: Reheat for 30 seconds in the microwave.
1 Let the ingredients come to room temperature before using.
2 You can make this ahead of time and bake it the next morning to save time if you have a busy schedule.
3 If you have the extra time, make your own hash browns with fresh potatoes.
4 Use a pastry brush to get the oil into all the nooks and crannies.
5 For faster prep time, use frozen hash browns mixed with chopped vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and chunks of meat. You can typically find these in the freezer section of your grocery store.
6 This is one of the easiest breakfasts you can make that also tastes and looks good.
Breakfast Bundt Casserole Recipe
- 1 cup ham (diced)
- 2 cups spinach (fresh, lightly chopped)
- ⅓ cup red bell pepper (finely diced)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or minced garlic)
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cups frozen hash brown shredded potatoes
- 1 loaf Italian bread (cut into cubes)
- ¼ cup green onions (sliced thinly)
- 8 Jumbo eggs (or 12 large)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 cups shredded cheese (I prefer to use a combination of swiss/cheddar)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray or grease liberally.
- Sauté spinach in a drizzle of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until wilted.2 cups spinach
- Season with salt, pepper and minced or granulated garlic. Set aside for several minutes to cool.½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon black pepper½ teaspoon garlic powder
- In same skillet fry the hash browns in a drizzle of oil until lightly browned and beginning to crisp up. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool.2 cups frozen hash brown shredded potatoes
- In the bundt pan layer half of the diced bread. Layer diced ham, green onions, red bell pepper, spinach, hash browns and one cup of shredded cheese. Cover with remaining bread cubes.1 cup ham⅓ cup red bell pepper1 loaf Italian bread¼ cup green onions2 cups shredded cheese
- In a bowl whisk the eggs, milk, cream, salt, pepper, ground mustard and cayenne until well mixed. Pour over contents of bundt pan, making sure the top is thoroughly wet.⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper8 Jumbo eggs2 cups milk1 cup heavy cream½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon dry mustard½ teaspoon black pepper
- Press down lightly with your fingers to settle contents in the egg mixture. Let rest for 30 minutes to absorb the liquid.
- Layer with final cup of cheese and bake for 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center shows eggs have set and are not runny.
If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.
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Here are a few more of our favorite breakfast recipes for your enjoyment. If you prefer a casserole-style breakfast, you’ll adore this delicious french toast casserole. Another favorite is the sausage hash brown breakfast casserole.