Breakfast Cones

For breakfast or lunch, I think these will make a nice addition to the menu rotation. Even though this first batch had the traditional breakfast fare- scrambled eggs, natural sausage, cheese, and potatoes- I think the filling options are endless. I would also like to try this with different tortillas as well, like whole wheat, spinach, or tomato. I made these with my daughter in mind, she is only 8 and has a hard time holding opened tacos and sometimes even a burrito can spell disaster for her as they can be too large and floppy. This cone is small enough for her hands, and the cone shape prevents spills. Here is how it is done…

Place about 1/2 cup of filling on one side of the halved tortilla.

Fold 1/3 of the tortilla over the filling, being sure the cone bottom is completely closed.

Continue rolling the tortilla until it is completely surrounding the filling. Serve immediately or freeze. These are great in the lunchbox!

Breakfast Cones
2 pounds bulk breakfast sausage, cooked- I used Jimmy Dean Natural
2 pounds hashbrown pototoes, cooked- I used Ore-Ida Southern Style
6 eggs scrambled
2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese
Kosher salt to taste if needed
10 large tortillas, cut in half

In a large skillet cook sausage until evenly browned, remove from pan and drain on paper towels. In remaining sausage grease, add 3 tablespoons olive oil and fry potatoes until golden. Remove from pan and scramble eggs. In a large bowl, stir together eggs, potatoes, sausage, and cheese. Salt to taste if needed. Place about 1/2 cup of filling on one side of the halved tortilla. Fold 1/3 of the tortilla over the filling, being sure the cone bottom is completely closed. Continue rolling the tortilla until it has completely surrounded the filling. Freeze cones on a tray then wrap individually in waxed paper. Store in zip top freezer bags until ready to serve. These will reheat at various times according to your microwave power. Carefully uncover cone while leaving the paper on to catch any possible spills, serve with sour cream and salsa, then enjoy. Makes 20 cones.

When Food is Dangerous
Many families are dealing with multiple, extreme food allergies that not only make their children sick, but could kill them. In my home we deal with tree nut allergies that can kill our son. We have had to educate ourselves about safely feeding him and making sure he is very careful when we are not around. My friend Anne has a cute “Certain Little Someone” who has multiple food allergies which have made it very challenging for his parents to feed him. Anne who authors the food blog When Food is Dangerous has written an ebook called No Allergens, No Fuss! containing recipes that exclude the top 8 allergens plus #9 and #10! So if you are a parent of a child with severe food allergies or know someone who is, send them over to Anne’s site.


  1. Loul@
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 8:30 AM | Permalink

    I know this, in hebrew we call this "Laffa".
    We usually serve this we small pieces of meat with tahine.

  2. Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 8:42 AM | Permalink

    Thanks, Robin, for featuring my eBook! And those breakfast cones look really easy and yummy, right up my alley:)

    Posted March 15, 2011 at 11:27 AM | Permalink

    Great idea!! I would love a breakfast cone right about now.

  4. Jamie
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 1:01 PM | Permalink

    I think my kiddos would LOVE this. It's like breakfast in an ice cream cone! 🙂 Great idea!

  5. Karen
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 1:19 PM | Permalink

    This is a whole lot better than trying to wrestle with a burrito that wasn't wrapped just right!

  6. Penny
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 8:49 AM | Permalink

    Great idea Robin Sue and I am going to pass Anne's site on to my DIL even though her kids have no allergies that we are aware of. Enjoyed your cupcake tutorial!

    Posted March 17, 2011 at 4:23 PM | Permalink

    You are such a clever Momma – love those cones! 😀 And you are right, the possibilities are endless.

    I am lucky that Hannah has never been allergic to anything, but I babysat a little girl who was allergic to nuts – the Mom had to almost bend over backwards to make sure she never got in contact with them – which is easier when they are little and mostly in your control – but scarier the older they get!

  8. grace
    Posted March 18, 2011 at 6:28 AM | Permalink

    although i prefer to sit and eat a leisurely breakfast, that doesn't always happen. this is a great grab-and-go option!

  9. Coconut
    Posted March 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM | Permalink

    Oooh, do these look good.

    Everything looks even better these days as I'm on a long, liquid diet, which I'm enjoying, but still… 😀

    I have a gluten-free recipe that would be perfect for the wraps, and one that I haven't yet tried.

    With a little forethought, and creativity, it doesn't have to be totally daunting to be on a non-traditional diet, even with children.

    It certainly makes it easier when people like you offer up recipes and lessons.

    Another winner, as always. Thanks.

  10. Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer
    Posted March 18, 2011 at 10:11 PM | Permalink

    Yummy, these look fun and good. Perfect for a mock McD's breakfast burrito too. I think I have everything for them for tomorrow too 🙂

  11. Miri Leigh
    Posted March 19, 2011 at 7:06 PM | Permalink

    How creative! Thanks for sharing!

  12. vanillasugar
    Posted March 19, 2011 at 8:50 PM | Permalink

    i love making these for a last minute dinner. stick a moist olive in bottom of cone to prevent spillage.

  13. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    Posted March 19, 2011 at 11:26 PM | Permalink

    Those look great Robin Sue! I could eat those every day of the week!

  14. s
    Posted March 23, 2011 at 2:53 AM | Permalink

    super idea..looks delish!

  15. A Man
    Posted April 3, 2011 at 11:21 AM | Permalink

    Too much poor bread in the bottom

  16. Juju at Tales of
    Posted June 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM | Permalink


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