Broccoli Ham & Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

Jonathan, The Candid Appetite

Mornings can be a struggle: trying to get up, dressed and out the door in time is hard enough without having to stop to eat a nutritious breakfast, too. These Broccoli, Ham & Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits are the perfect thing to make ahead. Just grab one (or two!), and reheat before heading out the door. You can also customize these, adding whatever your favorite spices are to make these biscuits uniquely yours.
20 min Prep Time
20 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Servings: 12 biscuits

Servings: 12 biscuits


  • 1 small broccoli crown
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce OR red pepper flakes, optional for more spicy biscuits


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Butter cupcake tin with melted butter, set aside.

Step 3

Cut broccoli into small florets and rinse. Fill medium pot with water and bring to boil. Add broccoli and cook until bright green and tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and immediately transfer to large bowl filled with ice water. Allow to cool down and then drain once more. Set aside.

Step 4

In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add eggs, melted butter, and buttermilk. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix!

Step 5

Chop cooked broccoli and add it to the batter, along with ham and cheese. Fold until well incorporated. Divide evenly among prepared cupcake pan, filling to the top of each.

Step 6

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool down on a wire rack before eating. Enjoy!
These can be made 2 days in advance and be stored in the fridge until ready to eat. Just rewarm in the oven or microwave!