Archive of ‘Breakfast’ category

Crunchy Cranberry Muffins

After making white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies, I was inspired to turn the recipe into a muffin. I had a bit of trouble at first trying to think of what to call these muffins, and finally settled on crunchy cranberry muffins in attempt to keep it short. 

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Just like the aforementioned cookies, these muffins have white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. They get their “crunch” from two other things: the course sugar topping and macadamia nuts (though these are optional – I tried them with and without, both are great). 

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Though these don’t have oatmeal like the cookies, they are made with whole wheat flour, allowing for a healthy treat!  (more…)

Sunny Pineapple Oatmeal

At my house, weekday mornings start early and are rushed, so breakfasts involve something quick and, normally, a bit boring: cereal, instant oatmeal, frozen waffles, omelets… 

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Weekend mornings are a totally different story. Weekend mornings involve sleeping in at least until the sun has risen. Weekend mornings involve waking up to delicious smells (well, everyone else wakes up this way – I’m normally the one preparing the aromatic meal) and a hot cup of coffee. 

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Weekend mornings often involve eating something hearty, sweet, delicious, and refreshing. That’s exactly why I chose to make this delightful Sunny Pineapple Oatmeal last weekend. It’s a very simple breakfast meal that can be made with little effort but has an amazing salty sweet taste. It has a combination of textures: soft, cooked oatmeal; crunchy sunflower seeds; juicy pineapple chunks.  (more…)

Banana Crumb Cake

A lot of people make banana bread when their bananas begin to over-ripen. I love banana bread, but sometimes it can be just a bit boring. So if you’re like me, looking for a bit more of a sweet treat, try this super amazing and delicious banana crumb cake!

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As you can see in this little diagram I have going in the picture above, this banana cake contains apple sauce bits baked right into it, a delicious, buttery crumble topping, and a sweet glaze to top it all off. 

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I’m honestly not sure if banana cake can get better than this.  (more…)

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs: hard boiled eggs, cut in half, topped with extra creamy yolk. Tastes great by itself, with crackers, toast, etc. for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Overall, a pretty versatile snack. 

deviled eggs.1In all honesty, before I made this recipe, I had never even tried deviled eggs. I just never thought about them. 

deviled eggs.6Then, one day, my mom asked me to help her make some fancy hors d’oeuvres for a dinner guest, and this popped into my mind. Even if I never ate these, I had heard of them before and they simple struck me as something fancy.  (more…)

Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal

Want a healthy way to make fancy your simple breakfast? Then you must try out this recipe for baked apple pie oatmeal!!

apple pie oatmeal.4I am a huge oatmeal fan, and some mornings I simply mix slices of apples into my bowl of already-cooked oats, but that does not compare at all to this amazing recipe! 

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Out of the oven, you get a smooth, milky, creamy bowl of oats, amazingly crunchy and soft apples, and, with this recipe, tasteful spices. (more…)

Strawberry Dessert Pancake

Looking for an excuse to have breakfast for dinner? Want another sweet twist on the classic pancake? 

Strawberry dessert pancake.3Well then you have to make this recipe. And making a pancake cake is actually a great idea for any type of pancake recipe you have, however I would definitely recommend you try this one. These pancakes aren’t your average. They’re light, sweet, buttery, and just a melt-in-your-mouth kind of delicious. 

Strawberry dessert pancake.2And this strawberry filling truly is a great match for the pancakes as it is also light and sweet.  (more…)

Pumpkin Crumble Cake

Yes, I realize that it’s January and by now many people have grown tired of pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon in all their desserts, but this is a must-have recipe throughout your winter. 

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Plus, with all the terribly cold weather we’ve been getting in the midwest and east coast, lightly spiced desserts like this one really do seem to warm you up. 

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And this has been one of the best coffee cakes I’ve made in a while (though I’m not quite sure this one has topped the Apple Crumble Cake I made this past fall).  (more…)

Baked Apple Muffins

Sometimes people confuse muffins and cupcakes, despite the fact that cupcakes are iced and muffins aren’t. I think this is because oftentimes muffins are just as sweet as cupcakes and really shouldn’t be able to pass as a breakfast item. 

baked apple muffins.1I don’t think anyone would ever confuse these muffins for cupcakes. Why? Because they’re so hearty and delicious in a way a cupcake could never be. 

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They have a sweet crunch, due to the apple-raisin-almond combo.  (more…)

Pumpkin Pancakes

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Weekend mornings begin with awesome breakfasts at my house. Since we recently cooked the massive pumpkin we bought a while back, I have been on my quest to find the best pumpkin recipes. 

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It came to me that I should make pumpkin pancakes, as pancakes are a popular item at my house. After my first bite of these delicious treats, I realized that it was a recipe that I would need to make again these next couple of weeks (depending on how long our pumpkin supply lasts).  (more…)

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