Awaken to our Gourmet Breakfasts in Colorado Springs

recipe islander french toast dining Holden House bed and breakfast

Full gourmet breakfast is always included in your stay, served in the formal dining room or in your private suite for an additional fee. Our optional early risers continental breakfast can be prepared and left in your guest suite refrigerator the night before, so you can make morning appointments or hit the road for a fun day’s adventure.

Delectable…gourmet breakfasts will be a highlight of your stay at Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn. You will be served in the Victorian Main House’s formal dining room, which is elegantly appointed with gold wallpaper and an 1898 meticulously restored Estate Oak parlor stove that belonged to Sallie’s grandmother from Pueblo, Colorado. If you prefer a little more privacy in the morning, you also have the choice to savor your breakfast in the comfort of your own suite as part of our “Romance Package” for an additional fee. Our personally prepared breakfasts might include a variety of sweet and savory cuisine such as freshly baked blueberry corn muffins, Ruffled Crepes Isabel, guest favorite Southwestern Eggs Fiesta, or German Puff Pancakes with Spiced Apples, along with fresh fruit, tea, gourmet coffee, and juice.
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Preparation for German Puff Pancakes with spiced apples at Holden House B&B

You can be assured that we use the freshest ingredients and prepare your breakfast with loving care each morning.

Enticing…and fragrant aromas wafting from the kitchen will tempt you to leave your cozy guest room and join us at the dining room table. Imagine waking to the scent of homemade muffins rising in the oven, freshly ground and locally roasted gourmet coffee brewing. Our signature entrees, accompanied by fresh fruit sundaes and juice, provide a great start to your day in the Pikes Peak region. There are two seatings for breakfast in the formal dining room at 8:00 or 9:00 a.m., or you may opt for the special “Romance Package” with breakfast en suite for an additional fee. If your schedule requires a breakfast time earlier than 8:00 a.m., arrangements also can be made for our Early Riser’s Continental Plus Breakfast which will be placed in your suite the night before for your early departure. After a day of exploring the area, return to the inn for our afternoon wine social with light snacks. We offer complimentary coffee/tea available anytime as well as welcome cookies of our special recipe of chocolate chunk/white chocolate chip cookies with fresh chopped walnuts. These little extra touches in addition to “optional” daily housekeeping service and modern ensuite signature amenities are just a few of the ways we like to pamper our guests.

Romance packages with breakfast ensuite

Delicious welcome cookies and add-on packages are just of the few special touches offered at Holden House.

“Beautifully appointed and fabulous breakfast.”
-Jim and Elizabeth, Florida
“Wonderful food, room and innkeepers. Loved it!”
-Jeannie and Steve, Tennessee
“The Holden House is one of the best B&Bs we’ve stayed in. Many thanks to our gracious innkeepers. Breakfast and social hour were excellent.”
–Judith and Pat, Alabama

RECIPE: Sallie’s Special Puff Pastry Eggs Goldenrod


24 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells

White Sauce Directions: 4 Tablespoons butter, 4 Tablespoons flour, 2 cups milk

Melt butter over low heat. Add flour and stir until well blended (approximately 4 minutes). Slowly add milk and continually stir until slightly set.

Needed: 12 hard boiled eggs, chopped, Salt and pepper, Bacon, cooked and crumbled, Tarragon for garnish, Paprika for garnish

Prepare the pastry shells as directed on the package. Pre-hardboil the eggs the night before, if desired. While pastry shells are baking, prepare the white sauce and keep warm on the stove. Wash the fresh tarragon (dried can also be used if needed), dry and set aside . When the pastry shells are puffed and slightly brown, remove from the oven.

Place on plates and remove scored top from shells. Cover chopped eggs with plastic wrap and heat until warm in the microwave (about 1-2 minutes). Spoon chopped eggs over and into pastry shells. Liberally drizzle white sauce over puff pastry shells. Sprinkle chopped bacon, a dash of paprika, salt, pepper and tarragon over the shells. Push shell top upright and into lower shell to make a clamshell effect. Garnish the plate with colorful fruit such as apple and orange slices, small grape bunches, etc. and serve. Makes 12 servings. *We usually provide 2 shells per person.

This recipe can be adapted using toasted English Muffins, French Bread or Texas Toast (sliced in half). My family tradition was to have this breakfast main dish on Christmas or New Year’s morning, but it’s great anytime for  breakfast or special brunch entrée.

A favorite of guests is the Holden House Chocolate Chunk and White Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

A favorite is the Holden House Chocolate Chunk and White Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

RECIPE: Chocolate Chunk/White Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Ingredients: 3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 package of 12 oz. Chocolate Chunks

1/2 package of 10 oz. Hershey’s Vanilla Chips

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions: Preheat oven to 375-400 degrees. Soften brown sugar and butter in microwave for 1 minute on high.  Add eggs, and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour and baking soda to sugar/egg mixture. When well mixed, add chocolate chunks, vanilla chips and walnuts. Place by well rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased insulated cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly brown on top. Makes approximately 2 dozen.