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Scrambled Eggs With Bacon
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No Butter Homemade Pancakes
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Easy Jelly Donut Holes
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Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts
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Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Quick French Toast In A Mug
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Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Blueberry Lemon Glazed Muffin Top Donuts
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Crispy Hash Browns
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The Best Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles
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Mini & Moist Banana Muffins
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Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal
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Overnight Cookie Dough Oatmeal
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My Favorite Breakfast Sandwich

Scrambled Eggs With Bacon

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This is not scramble eggs with bacon on the side.

Oh no.

This is scramble eggs with bacon.  Together.

I hope I just scrambled your idea of breakfast.   So now let’s enjoy these together.

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Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day.  On fast days I grab a bowl of cereal. In the Winter time it’s usually toast, figs and tea.  But on extra special days and weekends, it’s a full on breakfast.  Sometimes it’s pancakes.  Sometimes it’s waffles.  Sometimes it’s a egg burrito.  But my favorite breakfast? Scrambled eggs.  As a kid my Mother would make me scrambled eggs while she enjoyed hers “dippy” style.  I would usually lather my scrambled eggs in ketchup.  Ok I’m lying, I still do this.

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No Butter Homemade Pancakes

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes recipe that doesn’t need butter.  These are so delicious you won’t even miss the butter!

Don’t have any butter?  That’s ok.  Today we’re going to make some No Butter Homemade Pancakes.  They’re just as delicious as butter made ones… maybe even better. 🙂  I wish I could say these pancakes were created because suddenly I wanted to make healthy pancakes and do without the butter, but the truth is that we were out of butter.  

Hope this recipe helps you if you’re all out of butter too!  It might just become your new favorite pancake recipe!

Enjoy!
Fluffy Homemade Pancakes recipe that doesn't need butter. These are so delicious you won't even miss the butter!Fluffy Homemade Pancakes recipe that doesn't need butter. These are so delicious you won't even miss the butter!

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes recipe that doesn't need butter. These are so delicious you won't even miss the butter!

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes recipe that doesn't need butter. These are so delicious you won't even miss the butter!

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes recipe that doesn't need butter. These are so delicious you won't even miss the butter!

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes recipe that doesn't need butter. These are so delicious you won't even miss the butter!

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes recipe that doesn't need butter. These are so delicious you won't even miss the butter!

No Butter Homemade Pancakes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1 tablespoon sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. 1 cup milk
  8. 1 egg
  9. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  10. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Make a well in the center.
  2. In another bowl mix together milk, egg, oil and vanilla until combined.
  3. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture well. Mix until completely combined.
  4. Spray a griddle or pan with nonstick spray. Heat over medium high heat.
  5. Pour 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake on hot griddle. Brown both sides.
  6. Serve hot with maple syrup on top.
Notes
  1. Servings: 3-4
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Fluffy Homemade Pancakes recipe that doesn't need butter. These are so delicious you won't even miss the butter!

Easy Jelly Donut Holes

Easy Jelly Filled Donut Holes recipe, tastes just like Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins.  Recipe makes 16 donut holes.

So there’s no judging here, right? So when I tell you we made these Easy Jelly Donut Holes late at night one evening and the next morning they were gone already, you won’t judge me, right?  Ok good. Because this totally happened and I have no regrets.

 I have been craving donuts.  Bad.  I think I say at least once a day “I want a donut” and I really do want one.  I love chocolate donuts, peanut butter donuts, tea donuts, carrot cake donuts and more but I have a very soft spot for Donut Holes, especially when they are cinnamon sugar covered.  Oh and also when they are filled with homemade jelly that just smells like strawberries and Summertime.  These donuts you guys, they’re made of happiness and magic.

When I originally made these I thought they were going to last so that I could share with friends the following day, but they are so irresistible that they were gone rather quickly before sharing with friends.  So this week I’ll be making 2 more batches.. one for friends and one for us again.  They’re that good!

I hope you give these a shot.  They would perfect for breakfast, a great treat to bring into work to share with coworkers, or a dessert.   Honestly, they’d be perfect all the time.

Enjoy!

Easy Jelly Filled Donut Holes recipe, tastes just like Dunkin' Donuts Munchkins. Recipe makes 16 donut holes.

Easy Jelly Filled Donut Holes recipe, tastes just like Dunkin' Donuts Munchkins. Recipe makes 16 donut holes.

Easy Jelly Filled Donut Holes recipe, tastes just like Dunkin' Donuts Munchkins. Recipe makes 16 donut holes.

Easy Jelly Filled Donut Holes recipe, tastes just like Dunkin' Donuts Munchkins. Recipe makes 16 donut holes.

 

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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup sugar
  2. 3 tablespoons melted butter
  3. 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  4. 1/2 cup milk
  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1 cup flour
For the jelly
  1. 1/2 cup of your favorite jelly or jam (I used strawberry)
For the topping
  1. 2 tablespoons butter melted
  2. 3 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix sugar, butter and nutmeg in a bowl until combined. Stir in milk, baking powder and flour until all combined.
  3. Spray your mini muffin pan with a nonstick spray. Fill your mini muffin spots up half way full.
  4. Bake in oven until tops are slightly brown, 15 to 17 minutes.
  5. When donut holes come out of the oven, let them cool until you can touch them.
  6. Fill a piping bag with tip with jelly and fill each donut hole.
For topping
  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in shallow bowl.
  2. Brush butter all over each donut.
  3. Roll donut around in sugar mixture until completely covered.
  4. Serve warm and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Makes 16 donut holes.
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Easy Jelly Filled Donut Holes recipe, tastes just like Dunkin' Donuts Munchkins. Recipe makes 16 donut holes.

Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts

Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts taste just like cake! Recipe uses shredded fresh carrots, perfect for garden season.  Recipe make 1 dozen donuts.

This Winter we got very lucky with our carrots.  We didn’t have high hopes for them but upon one Spring cleanup day we were surprised to find pounds of carrots hiding under the soil waiting for us to find them.  It was a giant surprise and it created some giant garden smiles
Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts taste just like cake! Recipe uses shredded fresh carrots, perfect for garden season.  Recipe make 1 dozen donuts.

Aren’t they just beauties?  I just can’t get enough of fresh carrots.  There’s nothing like the taste of a carrot that was just picked.  Sometimes I nibble on one as soon as I pick it, I just can’t help myself.  So I took the carrots down to the kitchen and pondered… What to make?  I was craving carrots for dinner so I made some brown sugar glazed carrots that were delicious but I wanted to make a dessert with them too.  
Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts taste just like cake! Recipe uses shredded fresh carrots, perfect for garden season.  Recipe make 1 dozen donuts.

I had a real craving for carrot cake but I didn’t have everything on hand.  Then I thought to myself: DONUTS!  Then I thought..

CARROT CAKE DONUTS!

Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts taste just like cake! Recipe uses shredded fresh carrots, perfect for garden season.  Recipe make 1 dozen donuts.

These donuts taste just like carrot cake with a sweet sugary glaze on top.  Think of a bakery glazed donut + a carrot cake…. all as fresh as possible.   The freshness of the carrots really make these donuts something special and you really get a nice taste of the carrots with the sweetness of the donuts.  

These donuts are definitely a keeper in my garden notebook now. I can’t wait for our next carrot harvest to make (and devour!) some more Carrot Cake Donuts!

Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts taste just like cake! Recipe uses shredded fresh carrots, perfect for garden season.  Recipe make 1 dozen donuts.

Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts taste just like cake! Recipe uses shredded fresh carrots, perfect for garden season.  Recipe make 1 dozen donuts.

Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts taste just like cake! Recipe uses shredded fresh carrots, perfect for garden season.  Recipe make 1 dozen donuts.

Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts taste just like cake! Recipe uses shredded fresh carrots, perfect for garden season.  Recipe make 1 dozen donuts.

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Ingredients
  1. 1 egg
  2. 1/2 cup orange juice
  3. 1/4 cup melted butter
  4. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  6. 1 cup flour
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. ¼ teaspoon allspice
  12. 1 ¼ cup shredded carrots
For the glaze
  1. 2 tablespoons milk
  2. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  3. 1 cups confectioners powdered sugar
For the donuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat egg in large bowl. Add orange juice, butter, vanilla and sugar, beat well.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice and mix till moistened.
  4. Gently fold in shredded carrots.
  5. Fill donut pan up.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes.
For the glaze
  1. Combine milk and vanilla in a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  2. Stir in confectioners powdered sugar into milk mixture. Whisk slowly, until well combined.
  3. Remove from heat and dip each donut into glaze.
  4. Set on rack until cool enough to eat.
Notes
  1. Makes 12 donuts.
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Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts taste just like cake! Recipe uses shredded fresh carrots, perfect for garden season.  Recipe make 1 dozen donuts.

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. Easy to make and bakes in 20 minutes.   Makes 1 dozen muffins.  

I’m on a muffin kick right now.  My favorite muffins of the moment are the Fluffy Chocolate Chip and these Pumpkin ones.  I swear they can’t last in my kitchen with me around.   These muffins here make for a happy breakfast.  They have cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg in them combined with chocolate chips so they’re bursting with flavor and some sweetness.

I still have some pumpkin puree left in the freezer from the Fall garden pumpkins.  As some of you know I’m kinda in love with our pumpkins and am known to a “pumpkin dance” whenever I spot the first pumpkin of the season.   

And because you asked me nicely… here’s my pumpkin dance.

Now go enjoy these muffins!

 Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. Easy to make and bakes in 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. Easy to make and bakes in 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. Easy to make and bakes in 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. Easy to make and bakes in 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. Easy to make and bakes in 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. Easy to make and bakes in 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  5. 1/4 cup water
  6. 1 1/2 cups flour
  7. 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  11. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  12. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  13. 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix brown sugar, oil and eggs together. Add pumpkin puree and water and continue to mix.
  3. In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Add wet mixture into dry mixture and stir to combine. Add your chocolate chips and stir to equally distribute.
  5. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 20-23 minutes.
Notes
  1. Makes 12 muffins.
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Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. Easy to make and bakes in 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Quick French Toast In A Mug

 I’m here to tell you about one of my favorite new cookbooks.  Every single recipe in the book is made in a mug, from breakfast to dinner and everything in between.   Are you amazed yet?   

I’m kind of love with mug recipes for many ideas but really the 2 big ones are:
I love eating out of a mug.  It makes me feel cozy, especially in the winter time.
So far everything I’ve made from this cookbook basically just calls for you to prepare it in a mug, that means no dirtying a ton of dishes.   Only a mug to clean?  Yes!  Also many of these recipes are super flexible on location.  If you are having lunch at your office and they have a microwave, now you have a great lunch time alternative instead of shelling out $8 on a sandwich.

The recipe creator and author of the book Camilla V. Saulsbury does a great job at covering a variation of recipes, all quick to make.  In the beginning of the book she does a small introduction informing readers of the increase in popularity of meals in a mug (Fact: An October 2013 Google search of the phrase “mug recipes” yielded more than 40,900,000 hits) and talks about how mug cooking is a great econimical alternative to fast food as it’s almost instant satisfcation.     So next time you are craving quick food, say no to fast food, and make yourself something that will be lower in calories and high fat content – right in your kitchen, in a mug!

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Flipping through this cookbook, I bookmarked quite a few pages.  Here are some of my favorites:
Tex Mex Migas Mug
Pepperoni Pizza Dip
Bacon and Corn Chowder
Sessae Soy Edamame
Blackberry Crumble

Honestly, I can go on and name a ton more, but my first I needed to make was French Toast In A Mug!
If you’re anything like me you  love French Toast.   It’s one of my favorite breakfast foods.  If I go to a diner, no matter what time of the day it is, I will probably order French Toast (with a side of turkey bacon too!).   One thing I don’t love about French Toast is that if I want it on a lazy morning, well, it’s not happening.  No, French Toast is not hard to make, but it’s not something you can just throw in the microwave while you get your first cup of tea brewing.   Now French Toast in 2 minutes is possible!

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 This recipe calls for you to gather all your ingredients right there in the mug.   If you want to make it even quicker, you can prepare it the night before, which means in the morning you just pull it out of the fridge and it goes straight into tho microwave.

I also wanted to test this recipe to see how it would hold up outside of the mug – would it fall apart or would it hold it’s mug shape?   This is important if say you only have 1 mug and want to make 4 servings for your family, or if you want to put everything on plates for presentation purposes.   Guess what – it held it’s shape perfectly.

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And of course we can’t forget the maple syrup on top..

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Hope you enjoyed this Quick French Toast recipe and I hope you give it a try tomorrow morning!

Quick French Toast In A Mug
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Ingredients
  1. 16-oz mug
  2. 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  3. 1/8 tsp salt
  4. 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1 1/4 cups bread cubes (preferably stale) or small plain croutons
Toppings
  1. pure maple syrup, confectioners sugar or butter
Instructions
  1. In the mug, use a fork to whisk sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, milk and vanilla until very well blended. Add bread cubes, stirring and pressing them down into the custard to absorb the liquid. Let stand for at least 15 minutes (so the bread absorbs the liquid). Press bread down with a fork to compact.
  2. Microwave on High for 11⁄2 to 21⁄2 minutes (checking at 11⁄2) or until firm to the touch and liquid is absorbed. Top with syrup, sugar or butter if preferred.
Tip
  1. Add up to 2 tbsp raisins or chopped dried fruit, or 1 tbsp miniature semisweet chocolate chips with the bread.
Prep Ahead Option
  1. Whisk the sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, milk and vanilla in the mug, then add the bread cubes; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
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Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe.   The muffins are light, moist and full of chocolate bites! 

Oh hello beautiful chocolate chip muffins, come give me a hug.

I’m on a muffin kick right now, it bounces back from donuts and cookies to muffins.  I know, I live a dangerous life.  Nothing says wild like throwing on  your pajamas on a Friday night at 7PM and deciding to make up multiple batches of different flavored muffins.  I live life on the wild side.  The next few weeks you might see a overabundance of sweets here on Brooklyn Farm Girl, but I don’t think that should cause anyone to complain, right? 🙂

 These muffins make me kinda crazy happy.  They’re light, they’re moist and they are full of chocolate bites.  When you rip one open (with your fingers or mouth, no judging here) the chocolate will be soft and just melt on your tongue, causing you to swoon and muter “oh, these muffins”.   I love a breakfast that is there for me ready in the morning, so these muffins win all types of rewards for being the perfect breakfast treat.  They also win love for a afternoon pick me up, a post dinner dessert, or just being there to greet me whenever I want to say “hello beautiful”.

Try these Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins, I think you’ll like them too!

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. The muffins are light, moist and full of chocolate bites!

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. The muffins are light, moist and full of chocolate bites!

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. The muffins are light, moist and full of chocolate bites!

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. The muffins are light, moist and full of chocolate bites!

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. The muffins are light, moist and full of chocolate bites!

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. The muffins are light, moist and full of chocolate bites!

 

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/3 cup sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 2/3 cup milk or vanilla almond milk
  7. 1/2 cup butter melted
  8. 2 eggs, beaten
  9. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  10. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  11. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  12. 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease your muffin cup holder.
  3. In a bowl stir together flour, sugars, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl stir together milk, butter, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and vegetable oil.
  5. Add wet mixture into dry mixture and stir until combined.
  6. Add in chocolate chips and gently mix to equally distribute them.
  7. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling them 2/3 of the way.
  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until slightly browned on the sides.
  9. Cool and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Makes 10-12 muffins
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Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. The muffins are light, moist and full of chocolate bites!

Blueberry Lemon Glazed Muffin Top Donuts

These donuts are crazy.  These donuts cray.

I made these one afternoon where I was craving blueberry and sweets.  Matthew and I each had one, and we went to our own desks to continue to work.  Then I heard Matthew walking towards me in the loft.  His plate was empty.  “Oh man, can I have another one of them?”

Isn’t that just the dream response?  

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I told him to eat his heart out.  Then we talked about how we should stop doing our work and dedicate our lives to donuts.  Oh maybe that was just me, I don’t know, these donuts hit me hard.  

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Crispy Hash Browns

Easy to make delicious Crispy Hash Browns!  Perfect for breakfast and dinner!

We love hash browns a whole lot in this house but we always bought the kind in the frozen section at the super market.   Being that I love to be able to make everything we eat, I had it set in my mind that I would figure out how to make crispy hash browns.  Crispy, that’s the hard part. Did you ever make hash browns and they are wet and moist? That’s just the worst and it upsets my hash brown loving heart.  The key to getting crispy hash browns is by squeezing the grated potatoes, you’ll be amazed by the amount of liquid you can get out of them.  How do you squeeze them?  Well I like to get my exercise in while making dinner so I hold the shredded potatoes in my hand and just squeeze the heck out of them.    If you have a potato ricer this will work amazing as well, but I don’t so instead I just use muscles.

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The Best Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

 You are going to want these waffles for breakfast.  If you already ate breakfast you’re going to want to eat it again, or even better you’re going to want waffles for dinner.  Personally I love breakfast for dinner so I say heat up the waffle maker and get the maple syrup out.     

For many years my life was empty without a waffle maker.  I added it to my cart on Amazon so many times but somehow talked myself out of buying it. I would see waffle recipe posts on all your lovely blogs and I would leave comments in shame, kicking myself for not buying that waffle maker.  But on my birthday this year I woke up to a candle in the middle of a pile of waffles at our table.  I shouted “Waffles!”.  Then it hit me, not only did Matthew make waffles for my birthday breakfast but they came from a waffle maker. I got a waffle maker, my world was happy again.

Since getting a waffle maker a few weeks ago we have made these fluffy buttermilk waffles so many times.  We both declared them the best waffles ever so we don’t even want to try another recipe.  They are extremely fluffy thanks to the buttermilk.     We love them so much I have been making big batches of them to freeze.  Waffles freeze beautifully which means you can make a bunch at once, and then just heat them up for 1 minute when you’re groggy in the morning.  Waffles, you rule.

How do you eat your waffles?  A little maple syrup with a sprinkle of powdered sugar is the way I go.  

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All this waffle talk sure left me hungry.   I hope you have them for breakfast (or dinner) soon!

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups flour
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  6. 6 tablespoons butter - melted
  7. 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Stir in buttermilk, melted butter and eggs. Stir until mixed completely. Your batter will appear thin but this is what we want.
  3. Pour 2/3 cup of batter into the middle of your waffle maker once heated.
  4. Close lid and cook 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes
  1. Makes 4-5 pancakes.
  2. To freeze: Put in freezer bag. I like to put wax paper in between each waffle so they don't freeze together. When ready to eat, just take out of the freezer and put in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
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Mini & Moist Banana Muffins

Bananas.  Do you love them? I do.   I’m in this routine where I eat 2-3 bananas, a day.  It’s my snack and it makes me so happy.   I have to buy 2 bunches a week at the store to keep up with my banana love.  

Brown bananas though kind of freak me out.  I can handle a little brown here or there, but when they go very brown and mushy, I can’t eat them with a spoon like some people do.    So what to do?   You can make a smoothie, that sounds good.  Or you can make these banana muffins.  

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!

These mini muffins are extremely moist.  I was blown away by how soft they were inside.   They have a banana taste to them, but it’s not overwhelming, although it’s still there.  My husband who doesn’t like bananas at all kept saying “I don’t like bananas, but these are really good”.  See, they win non banana lovers over too!  I baked these and took them to a Game of Thrones season finale (cry cry) party and they were all gone by the end of the night.    So bake them up and cheer on Jon Snow (optional, but I highly suggest it)!  Or just bake them and eat them! 🙂

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!

Mini Moist Crumb Banana Muffins
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For the muffins
  1. 3/4 cup flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 2 ripe bananas
  6. 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  7. 3 tablespoons melted butter
  8. 1/2 egg
For the crumble
  1. 1 tablespoon flour
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoon butter
  3. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons brown sugar
For the muffins
  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Spray your muffin pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in bowl.
  4. Mix bananas, sugar, butter, and egg until smooth.
  5. Add in flour mixture, continuing to stir until everything is combined.
  6. Spoon this into muffin pan evenly.
For the crumble
  1. Combine flour, cinnamon and brown sugar.
  2. Cut in your butter until it's crumbly.
  3. Add to the top of your muffins evenly.
Finally
  1. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until the sides of your muffins are slightly golden brown.
Notes
  1. This makes 24 mini muffins or 6 regular size muffins.
  2. If you are making regular size muffins, bake for 25-27 minutes.
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 Let’s get baking some muffins!


Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!Here’s your bowl of flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Mix around.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Take your mushy bananas, you probably won’t even need to mash them if they’re super soft.  Mine were.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
For this recipe you only need half an egg, so I break it apart with my fingers.  

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Add your other ingredients to the bananas..

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Mix bananas, sugar, butter, and egg until smooth.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Then add your flour mixture.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
And keep stirring until it’s all combined.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Spray your mini muffin pan with some nonstick spray.


Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Spoon your banana mix into your muffin pan.  Try to distribute it evenly.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Now we want to start to build the crumble.  This crumble isn’t your typical crumble as it “melts” onto your muffin for a full impact of taste! Combine flour, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Then add your butter and combine it all.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Sprinkle a little bit of the crumble mixture onto each mini muffin.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Can’t you wait? I can’t!

Bake for 10-13 minutes.  Mine took 11, keep a eye on them.  When their sides are brown (you can see on the edges of each muffin in the pan) they’re good to go.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
And when they come out, holy moly.  The smell of banana and cinnamon will take over.  I can’t wait for you to taste them!

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Let them cool for a few minutes, they will be easy to take out of the muffin pan when cool.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
Just admire these mini  muffins.  

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins, some of the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever try! Great for single servings too!
And when you take your first bite, I know you’ll be very happy.  Enjoy!

 

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that’s waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!

I can’t get enough of overnight oatmeal.  It’s easy, quick and perfect for those summer days where you wake up, leave your air conditioned bedroom and the humidity just smacks you in the face tossing you back into your bedroom to cry under your chilled blankets.  

I made Overnight Cookie Dough Oatmeal a few posts ago and it was delicious, especially if you love peanut butter.    But I wanted to try something with more fruits and reminded me of pancakes, so I added in some syrup and fresh blueberries and Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal was created!  I love this so much I had it 3 times already this week.  Last night while laying in bed at 2AM, I was thinking about it so I got up and made it so I could have it the following morning.  It’s that easy where you can make it half asleep while a cat tugs at your toes to come back to sleep.  (In case you are wondering, FiFi Bofinkles is the toe tugger).

Stay tuned for more upcoming overnight oatmeal recipes – I’m obsessed.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  2. 1/2 cup milk + splash in the morning
  3. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  5. 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  6. 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a jar or bowl.
  2. Stir so everything is combined.
  3. Put lid on, and put in refrigerator overnight.
  4. In the morning, splash a bit of milk on top and stir around again.
  5. Enjoy!
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 This is so easy, let me show you.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Grab a bowl or jar, just make sure it has a lid.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Add your old fashioned oats.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Then your milk.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Then your fresh blueberries.  Even though these are sitting overnight, they will still have that fresh bite to them in the morning.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Then add your cinnamon and maple syrup.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Then your flax seeds.  Flax seeds are ruling my life right now.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Great, you have all the ingredients.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Stir with spoon, or if you are using a mason jar just put the lid on and shake up.  

It’s that easy! Just throw it in the fridge and let it sit overnight.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
And when you wake up, this delicious blueberry maple oatmeal will be waiting for you!  I like to add a little splash of milk on top to make it wet and give it a quick mix around.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
You can even add more berries if you’d like in the morning.  Blueberries are totally my jam (haha) right now.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
This breakfast is sort of perfect for me.

Enjoy!

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!

 

Overnight Cookie Dough Oatmeal

Did you ever wake up in the morning and the last thing you want to do is make breakfast? Actually, the last thing you want to do is wake up, but after that.. you just don’t want to make anything.  As some of you know my go to breakfast is my usual breakfast sandwich, and although it’s quick to make, sometimes I just want breakfast in 10 seconds.  My solution?  Overnight cookie dough oatmeal.  Get ready… this oatmeal is magical!

Knowing you will want a few extra minutes to sleep, or knowing you are going to have a hectic morning, or just knowing this oatmeal is so darn good you want to plan in advance, this is a overnight recipe.  Before you go to sleep, stir together all these ingredients, it takes 2 minutes.  Throw it in the fridge.  When you wake up the next morning, splash a little bit of milk on top, and eat away.  It’s that easy!

Can I tell you how much this breakfast fills me as well?   This breakfast easily gets me through until lunch wanting no snacks in between.  And because the oatmeal has peanut butter in it and tastes like cookie dough, it’s like a breakfast dessert.  Dessert for breakfast – can life be any grander?

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Overnight Cookie Dough Oatmeal
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter (you can use another nut butter of your choice if you'd like)
  4. 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  6. 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. topping to your liking
Instructions
  1. Stir all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Cover bowl with lid, put in refrigerator overnight.
  3. Right before eating, add a small splash of milk and mix again.
  4. Add toppings that you'd like!
Notes
  1. Topping ideas: sliced bananas, dried or fresh berries, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips.
Brooklyn Farm Girl http://brooklynfarmgirl.com/
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For this recipe you need flax seeds.  I didn’t know much about flax seeds, but here’s what I found out: they rule.   Putting them in the overnight oatmeal is going to make the oats thicken, so they aren’t runny.  You can also add them to muffin and cookie recipes.  And because of how little you use, this bag is going to last me at a long time.  Flax seeds are a good investment.

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Just a side note, Matthew’s younger brother was terrified of the Quaker Oats man as a kid.  Matthew (because he’s a loving brother) still sometimes sends him Quaker Oats wrapped up as a gift (to terrify him more).

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Night before, easy.  Just put all your ingredients in a bowl.   

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Then mix it all around.  If you notice, it looks runny because of the milk.  Your flax seeds are going to take care of that though and thicken it!

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The next morning, thick!  Delicious! I add a little splash of milk, stir it around, then it’s breakfast time.

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You an eat it plain, it’s delicious that way, or you can add a topping. Topping ideas: sliced bananas, dried or fresh berries, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips. 

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I love some dried blueberries so that’s what I added.

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Enjoy your breakfast! This one is a keeper.

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Here’s some flowers I picked to start the day off bright too!

What’s your favorite oatmeal topping?

My Favorite Breakfast Sandwich

Hello, I’m Pamela and I love this breakfast sandwich.  

I have 2 things I really want to say about this beautiful egg and cheese sandwich.

1).  I debated posting this on the blog for a long time because of how easy it is.  Finally I decided simple or not, it’s special to me and deserves it’s own glory in a post.

2).  I really really love this sandwich.  Let me tell you how it all started…

A couple years ago we started teaching a early AM digital photography class.  Prior to this I did not eat breakfast as I would usually wake up later in the morning and go straight to lunch, but needing something to eat in the morning and wanting to sleep in, I started a dangerous route in eating breakfast sandwiches from 7-11.    This would be my breakfast right  before class began:
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Now don’t get me wrong – I love 7-11 breakfast sandwiches, after all it started my love affair with making my own, but one day I took a look at the nutrition facts on these and looked at my scale rising and realized these were not going to be good in the long run.  So I set out to make my own.   My rules were they had to be quick to make and delicious. I wanted them to be better than 7-11, it was a competition (7-11 just didn’t know about it).

So I gathered the simplest supplies at the grocery store:   Thomas English Muffins, American Cheese Slices, Eggs.  There the love of my life was born, my favorite breakfast sandwich in the world.  To say I am crazy in love with these would be a understatement.  I have approximated I have eaten 325 of these in the past year.    I find I actually eat healthier when I start my day off with sandwich because I consider it a favorite treat so by 1PM, I feel like I have spoiled myself.  Then for the rest of the afternoon I can snack on fruit and nuts and totally be happy with it.   Just thinking of this egg sandwich makes me so happy. I can’t wait for tomorrow morning!

How much do I love them?
When I wen to London, I made them every single morning for breakfast:
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I ate one for Christmas breakfast last year:
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I ate one for Easter breakfast this year:
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Do you see the path I’m leading you down? I’m trying to make you love his egg sandwich as much as I do so you can have 30 pictures of the same egg sandwich on your phone like I do.

So here it is, your 260 calorie breakfast sandwich.   

My Favorite Breakfast Sandwich
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Thomas' Original English Muffin
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 1 slice of American cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat your toaster oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crack your egg into a bowl, whisk it and microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Take your English Muffin and cut it in half.
  4. Take your egg out of the microwave, remove it with a fork and put on bottom part of muffin.
  5. Take your cheese, rip in half, and put on top of the egg.
  6. Put top half of muffin on top of sandwich.
  7. Put in toaster oven until the top is slightly browned, this usually takes about 8-10 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!
Brooklyn Farm Girl http://brooklynfarmgirl.com/
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These are your ingredients, simple. I love Thomas’s, I love them more when they are on sale.  A word about cheese, I’m a Kraft singles girl, I can’t help.  I bought some organic American cheese slices from Trader Joe’s last week and was underwhelmed so I use it on Matthew’s egg sandwich when I make him one.  For me, it’s Kraft all the way.

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Take an egg.

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Crack it in microwave safe bowl.

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Whisk it with a fork.  Now put the bowl in the microwave for 1 minute.  
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What comes out is one cooked egg that is easy to get out with a fork.
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Cut your muffin in two.  Get your cheese slice ready.

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Throw your egg on the bottom part..

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I like to rip my cheese in half as it assures no cheese will be wasted melting off the sides.  I want all the cheese!

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Put the top of the muffin on..

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Then into the toaster oven it goes..

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There is a smell the muffin makes when it is ready. You will learn to love and appreciate this delicious smell.

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Oh beautiful, how are you doing?  Be careful and let it cool for a minute or the cheese will burn you.

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This is  my go to breakfast usually served with dried fruit and decaffeinated tea.  

Treat yourself to one tomorrow morning.. Enjoy!

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