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Homemade Watermelon Jam
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CHOCOLATE CHIP Carrot Bread Recipe
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2 MINUTE MAPLE SYRUP BREAKFAST SANDWICH
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Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Frosting Donuts
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Red Christmas Gingerbread Pancakes
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Deluxe Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet
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20 Minute Pumpkin Butter Recipe
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Nutella Banana Bread
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Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats
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Scrambled Eggs With Bacon
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Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins
12
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 and Moist Banana Muffins
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Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal
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Cookie Dough Overnight Oatmeal
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My Favorite Breakfast Sandwich

Homemade Watermelon Jam

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam with no pectin! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam.  No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it’s done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

What can I make with watermelons?

This year we grew a bunch of watermelons in the garden.  If you’re looking for a good container fruit to grow, watermelon is the direction you should go in.  On each plant we usually get 3-4 watermelons which quickly adds up when you have a few plants! 

 By the way did you know that watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable? It is a fruit because it grows from a seed. It’s a vegetable because it is harvested and cleared from the field like other vegetables and because it is a member of the same family as pumpkins. I had no idea!  

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

Watermelon Jam Recipe

First, you’ll need watermelon juice which is easy to make.  Remove the seeds from your watermelon and then throw watermelon chunks in a blender or food processor.  Blend until it turns into watermelon juice!

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

I love making homemade jam with blueberries so I decided this time to make a watermelon jam recipe. And because I think all jam tastes and smells better with a bit of cinnamon we’ll throw some of that in to make it extra special.  This recipe calls for 16 cups of watermelon juice (watermelon is 92% juice) but if you don’t have that much just scale down the recipe.

 Start with a big pot of your watermelon juice.
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

Bring it to a boil on the stove. Reduce heat to medium high.
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

And then continue to lightly boil for the next 2-3 hours.  You will see the watermelon start to break down and thicken to a dark jam color.  This is mine after 3 hours.
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

I’ll let the jam sit for a few minutes to thicken up completely and then I’ll quickly get it in mason jars,  You can see how thick the jam got here.
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

I bet noone will believe you when you tell them this jam is watermelon jam!
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!Watermelon Jam without pectin!

 Now throw in a mason jar and into the fridge it goes.  No pectin is required for this watermelon jam!
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

When it’s ready to spread on a bagel or toast, smear a bit all over and enjoy your homemade jam!
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

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HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

 Looking for more watermelon recipes? Try my watermelon soup!

Watermelon Jam

HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam.  No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!

Ingredients

  • 16 cups watermelon juice seeds out
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in large pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium high. Keep a eye on this so it doesn't boil over. Skim foam as it rises. Check and stir every 15 minutes.
  3. Continue to boil for 2-3 hours (mine took 3 hours). Depending if you reduce the recipe yours might done faster, so keep checking to make sure it doesn't burn.
  4. Let sit for 5 minutes. Immediately place in mason jar. The jam hardens quickly so if you let it sit for longer it will be tough getting it out of the pot.
  5. Place in refrigerator and enjoy!

CHOCOLATE CHIP Carrot Bread Recipe

EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP Carrot Bread recipe! This homemade loaf uses fresh carrots and takes 1 hour to bake! The bread tastes just like cake – it’s so moist! This is one of my BEST carrot recipes! Serve for breakfast, dessert or snack!

There’s something magical about a warm piece of homemade carrot bread, isn’t there?  Maybe it’s the love that goes into making it.  Maybe it’s the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove that fills your kitchen.  Maybe it’s the feeling of Fall being around the corner.  Or maybe it’s just the great feeling of knowing there’s a bunch of vegetables in this bread and that makes it healthy, right?  I love this carrot bread recipe!

EASY recipe for CHOCOLATE CHIP CARROT BREAD! This homemade loaf uses fresh carrots and takes 1 hour to bake! The bread tastes just like cake - it's so moist! This is one of my BEST carrot recipes! Serve for breakfast, dessert or snack!

With a whole bunch of carrots just picked from the garden and a whole bed of seeds just planted I’m stocked with carrots.  We’ve been eating some processed junk for dessert lately so I was on the mission to bake something delicious that could use our batch of just picked vegetables.  My mind immediately went to the carrots, what could I make?

What’s your favorite carrot dessert?

There’s carrot cake, carrot cake cupcakes but I wanted something a little more savory without the frosting on top, so carrot bread was what I started daydreaming about.

EASY recipe for CHOCOLATE CHIP CARROT BREAD! This homemade loaf uses fresh carrots and takes 1 hour to bake! The bread tastes just like cake - it's so moist! This is one of my BEST carrot recipes! Serve for breakfast, dessert or snack!

This bread is delicious and really hits that Autumn dreaming spot.  I can imagine this would be a Fall or Winter favorite on those chilly days where you’ll curl up with a blanket, book and a hot cup of tea.  This can be a delicious breakfast or a dessert and it would be a perfect hit at holiday dinners, potlucks and friendly get togethers.

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2 MINUTE MAPLE SYRUP BREAKFAST SANDWICH

These taste like FRENCH TOAST! EASY, YUMMY breakfast sandwich made in 2 MINUTES! This Maple Syrup, Egg, Ham and Cheese Sandwich recipe is great for a quick breakfast! You can freeze the sandwiches to make ahead too!

It’s almost September! Yipee!  You see, I’m a Fall girl so I love everything about these next upcoming months.  But with Fall, comes early mornings.  Maybe it’s back to work (or maybe it’s regular go to work), getting your kids on the bus, making your loved one a on the go sandwich, or throwing together a quick dinner sandwich after basketball practice.  This Maple Syrup Ham, Egg and Cheese Sandwich is crazy good, will fill you up and the best part, it’s made in seconds.  I’m serious.  You can literally have this made in under 2 minutes!

EASY, YUMMY breakfast sandwich made in 2 MINUTES! This Maple Syrup, Egg, Ham and Cheese Sandwich recipe is great for a quick breakfast! You can freeze the sandwiches to make ahead too! They taste like french toast to me!

The sandwich is based on a popular fastfood sandwich, but homemade so you know what’s going into it and you can use the best ingredients.  It hits the spot of being savory (ham, egg, cheese) but with a touch of sweetness (maple syrup).   You can serve it up for breakfast, pack it for lunch (just put the syrup on the side) or make for dinner.  I’m a fan of breakfast for dinner, so make these up and serve with some greens on the side and you’re set.

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Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Frosting Donuts

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts.  Recipe makes 10 donuts.  These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Green tea is totally my favorite cup of the moment. I go in between green jasmine and jasmine pearl because it’s so hard to pick a favorite.  My tea preference changes on the weather, so with Spring visibly right around the corner (hopefully) my morning cup has changed from dark to a light green tea.  In the Spring I crave freshness, seeing the markets slowly have more fruits gets me excited.  I’ve been buying raspberries and watermelon to get ready for our own garden season (coming soon).  

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

 

Say hi to my  new best friends,  Vanilla Peanut Butter Donuts with Matcha Green Tea Frosting.
Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

I used the matcha green tea powder to make a super smooth frosting that is perfect for spreading on a donut or a cupcake.  For these, I threw the frosting in a piping bag and put on top of vanilla with a touch of peanut butter donuts.  These were a big ol hit and gone within minutes.  
Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

The frosting not only looks pretty but it tastes amazing too.  Wish just 2 teaspoons of green tea matcha powder, it transforms the frosting to give it that green tea taste.  Even if you aren’t serving these to tea lovers, I can be pretty sure they’ll be none left at your party!   I also love how pastel this frosting turned out, doesn’t it scream Spring?
 Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!   

The donuts are moist and “cakey”.  They are half cake, half donuts, 100% delicious.  I love filling my donut pan up pretty full to just have the tops flat instead of the visible hole.    So if you’re ready to start Spring on the sweet side, throw on your prettiest dress and make these Vanilla PB Donuts with Matcha Green Tea Frosting!  
Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

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Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts. Recipe makes 10 donuts. These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert! 

Matcha Green Tea Donuts

Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Vanilla donuts.  Recipe makes 10 donuts.  These are perfect for a tea party, birthday party or dessert!

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Matcha Green Tea Frosting

  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease your donut plan.
  3. In a large bowl mix your flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and nutmeg together. Beat in butter, milk, eggs, vanilla and peanut butter
  4. Fill each donut cup 3/4 full. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing them from pan.

For frosting

  1. Beat together butter and sugar. Add milk and green tea powder.
  2. Frosting only needs to be mixed for a few seconds.
  3. Frost donuts with knife or piping bag.

Recipe Notes

Makes 8-10 donuts.

Red Christmas Gingerbread Pancakes

These RED CHRISTMAS Gingerbread Pancakes are fun for the holidays!  This recipe is easy to make for a family!  Serve them with a powdered sugar frosting tree on top! Perfect for Christmas morning breakfast!

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is Christmas morning.  As a kid my parents had a rule that I had to stay upstairs until they went downstairs first and put on the tree lights.   When Santa came on Christmas Eve came he would decorate our tree, so the first time I would see it all lit up and decorated is Christmas Morning.   Mom and Dad had a good idea here, don’t let the kids involved in tree decorating. Instead, lie to them and tell them they better not decorate because it’s Santa’s job and Santa will be angry if he doesn’t have a tree to decorate.  It’s not like Santa doesn’t have millions of other plans that night, right?

Christmas Breakfast recipe

Now we decorate our tree weeks in advance, but Christmas morning is still special.  Why? Because it’s one of the most delicious breakfast meals of the year!  There’s always bacon sizzling, bread toasting, eggs however you want and the big plate of pancakes. Oh yes, would it be a holiday morning without the sweet smell of maple syrup poured over moist and delicious pancakes?

 These bright red Gingerbread Pancakes are fun for the holidays! Serve them with a powdered sugar frosting tree on top! Perfect for Christmas morning breakfast!

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Deluxe Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet

Extra cheesy Jalapeno Omelet recipe!  My favorite Summer time breakfast!

The truth is that I made these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets for the first time in June.  It was was when the jalapeno plants in the garden started exploding with peppers all over each plant.  And then after I tasted it for the first time I knew I had to share the recipe with you guys.  Now it’s November and the recipe is finally here.  What has taken me so long? Well I’ve just been eating these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets nonstop!

What do you have for breakfast, is it usually a quick meal or do you like to sit down with it?  I don’t really like meal rushing, so usually I sit down for every meal.   Breakfast ranges from toast and a banana to something more savory, like scrambled eggs or a omelet.   On weekends it tends to get sweet with homemade pancakes and waffles.  Right now I’m all about pumpkin pancakes, YUM.  But back to this omelet.

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Jalapeno Omelet Recipe

The basis of this recipe is my favorite scrambled eggs recipe.  Not to brag, but they kinda have been declared the best scrambled eggs by many eaters, so yeah.  It’s a good start.  This recipe for eggs has been with me for a long time and I pretty much stick with it as it’s my favorite.  Throw in some cheese and chopped up jalapenos, fold the eggs instead of scrambling and the Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet is born. 

First, you’ll need one jalapeno to make 2 omelets.  Then you want to chop it up.   Here’s some jalapenos that are still growing, even though it was October!  We have a big bag of them in the kitchen.  Jalapenos also freeze great if you want to throw them in the freezer to make them last longer.
Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet

 

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20 Minute Pumpkin Butter Recipe

HEALTHY pumpkin butter made in 20 minutes.  Ingredients include pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, toast, as a fruit/veggie dip and more! 

Waffles have been a go to breakfast for us lately, because they are both delicious and quick.  With frozen waffles, you throw them in the toaster oven for 6 minutes and they’re done.  Then it’s up to you how you want to eat them  – do you use syrup? How about jelly?  How about butter?  How about.. pumpkin butter?  

Pumpkin Butter Recipe

If you want to make your own fresh pumpkin puree for this recipe you totally can. Here’s my tutorial I made for it last year.  To me, nothing tastes better than homemade pumpkin puree. If you are going to make your own, use a sugar pumpkin.  They give you the most taste.  Plus, they are real beauties.
20 Minute Pumpkin Butter recipe made with healthy ingredients: pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, toast, as a vegetable dip and more!

What else is a beauty? My Bofinkles is.   Sorry, I’m easily distracted by cats.  They put a spell on me.
20 Minute Pumpkin Butter recipe made with healthy ingredients: pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, toast, as a vegetable dip and more!

To make the pumpkin butter you’ll only need a few ingredients.  
20 Minute Pumpkin Butter recipe made with healthy ingredients: pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, toast, as a vegetable dip and more!

With pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon your pumpkin butter is made!
20 Minute Pumpkin Butter recipe made with healthy ingredients: pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, toast, as a vegetable dip and more!

And then it’s time to get down to business with spooning it on.
20 Minute Pumpkin Butter recipe made with healthy ingredients: pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, toast, as a vegetable dip and more!   

Take a generous spoonful of pumpkin butter and put it on top of your waffles.  Then spread it around with a butter knife.  
 20 Minute Pumpkin Butter recipe made with healthy ingredients: pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, toast, as a vegetable dip and more!  

Hope you enjoy this pumpkin butter on top of waffles very soon for breakfast!
It’s also delicious on pancakes, toast or used as a dip for apples!
20 Minute Pumpkin Butter recipe made with healthy ingredients: pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, toast, as a vegetable dip and more!

Healthy Pumpkin Butter

HEALTHY pumpkin butter made in 20 minutes.  Ingredients include pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, toast, as a fruit/veggie dip and more! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Enjoy right after on waffles, or put in mason jar in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Perfect for waffles, pancakes, toast or as a dip.

 

Nutella Banana Bread

DELICIOUS Nutella Banana Bread recipe.  This easy to make bread has chocolate chips inside of it!
 
This Nutella Banana Bread you guys.

This This Nutella Banana Bread you guys. SWOON!

Nutella Swirled Banana Coconut Bread recipe. This delicious banana bread recipe has chocolate chips inside of it!

It’s delicious.  It’s moist.  It’s chocolatey.  It smells the best.  I’m in love.  Do you know how good it is? My banana hating husband (GASP) runs to the kitchen when I make it to steal the first piece.  I hit his hands though.  The first piece is always mine. 

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Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats recipe! This easy healthy recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries. This is my favorite breakfast!

Hello Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal, how many ways do I love you?

A ton!

I love this because it’s delicious and quick.  It’s ready to go for me in the morning. I open the fridge and it’s like “Hello Pamela” and I’m like “Hello beautiful.”.

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal is a breakfast that's ready for you in the morning. This recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries to make it one delicious quick breakfast.

I would like to sleep in as much as I can in the morning and sometimes those extra 15 minutes sure do matter. When I know I’m going to need a few more minutes sleep or it’s going to be a busy morning I prepare Overnight Oatmeal the night before. Then when the morning comes I can dream a bit longer, wake up, and grab my jar of oatmeal and go. Perfect for back to school or bringing to the office!

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats

This recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries to make it one delicious breakfast. Give it a shot next time you are craving a breakfast waiting for you in the morning!

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal is a breakfast that's ready for you in the morning. This recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries to make it one delicious quick breakfast.

Enjoy my favorite breakfast, Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats!Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal is a breakfast that's ready for you in the morning. This recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries to make it one delicious quick breakfast.

 

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats

OVERNIIGHT Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats recipe! This easy recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries. This is my favorite breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk plus splash in the morning
  • 2 tablespoons Smooth Operator peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a jar or bowl. Stir so everything is combined. Put lid on, and put in refrigerator overnight.
  2. In the morning, splash a bit of milk on top and stir around again. Enjoy!

Scrambled Eggs With Bacon

Easy scrambled eggs with bacon recipe!  This is a quick, comforting breakfast meal!

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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Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins

Moist and DELICIOUS Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins! You won’t believe how good these are considering how easy they are to make!  My family considers these the best pumpkin dessert! These are easy to turn into a gluten free recipe too! 

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.

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Moist and DELICIOUS Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins! You won't believe how good these are considering how easy they are to make! My family considers these the best pumpkin dessert! These are easy to turn into a gluten free recipe too!

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Makes 12 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

Author Courtesy 250 Best Meals in a Mug by Camilla V Saulsbury © 2014 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission.

Ingredients

  • 16- oz mug
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups bread cubes preferably stale or small plain croutons

Toppings

  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Tip:
Add up to 2 tbsp raisins or chopped dried fruit, or 1 tbsp miniature semisweet chocolate chips with the bread.

Prep Ahead Option:
Whisk the sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, milk and vanilla in the mug, then add the bread cubes; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins

FLUFFY and EASY to make Chocolate Chip Muffins! This homemade recipe is my family’s favorite! It makes delicious, moist muffins that are filled with chocolate chips! Make these light tasting yummy muffins for breakfast, snacks on the go or dessert!

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

FLUFFY and EASY to make Chocolate Chip Muffins! This homemade recipe is my family's favorite! It makes delicious, moist muffins that are filled with chocolate chips! Make these light tasting yummy muffins for breakfast, snacks on the go or dessert!

Chocolate Chip Muffins

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 the chocolate will be soft and just melt on your tongue.  

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.  

FLUFFY and EASY to make Chocolate Chip Muffins! This homemade recipe is my family's favorite! It makes delicious, moist muffins that are filled with chocolate chips! Make these light tasting yummy muffins for breakfast, snacks on the go or dessert!

They also win love for a afternoon pick me up, a post dinner dessert, or just being there to greet me whenever I need a sweet tooth fix!

FLUFFY and EASY to make Chocolate Chip Muffins! This homemade recipe is my family's favorite! It makes delicious, moist muffins that are filled with chocolate chips! Make these light tasting yummy muffins for breakfast, snacks on the go or dessert!

Fluffy Muffins

The comments for these muffins don’t lie – the recipe makes extra fluffy chocolate chip muffins! Very much in the style of a bakery muffin, but made in your kitchen! 

FLUFFY and EASY to make Chocolate Chip Muffins! This homemade recipe is my family's favorite! It makes delicious, moist muffins that are filled with chocolate chips! Make these light tasting yummy muffins for breakfast, snacks on the go or dessert!

Try these Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins, I think you’ll like them too!
Check out my Mini Banana Muffins recipe too!

FLUFFY and EASY to make Chocolate Chip Muffins! This homemade recipe is my family's favorite! It makes delicious, moist muffins that are filled with chocolate chips! Make these light tasting yummy muffins for breakfast, snacks on the go or dessert!

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FLUFFY and EASY to make Chocolate Chip Muffins! This homemade recipe is my family's favorite! It makes delicious, moist muffins that are filled with chocolate chips! Make these light tasting yummy muffins for breakfast, snacks on the go or dessert!

 

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins

FLUFFY and EASY to make Chocolate Chip Muffins! This homemade recipe is my family's favorite! It makes delicious, moist muffins that are filled with chocolate chips! Make these light tasting yummy muffins for breakfast, snacks on the go or dessert!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk or vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 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!

Recipe Notes

Makes 10-12 muffins

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

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons butter - melted
  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Makes 4-5 pancakes.
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.

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you’ll ever taste! Since they’re mini, they’re great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This banana muffin recipe has been made thousands of times – find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  

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.  Here are the best ways to store bananas if you want to prevent that! 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 banana smoothie, that sounds good.  Or you can make banana soft serve ice cream, also really good.  Or you can make these Mini and Moist Banana Muffin recipe!

The Best Banana Muffin Recipe!

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  

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 house warming party and they were all gone within an hour!  They were a big hit!

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  

 Let’s get baking and get started with this banana muffin recipe!

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Here’s your bowl of flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Mix around.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Take your mushy bananas, you probably won’t even need to mash them if they’re super soft.  Mine were.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
For this recipe you only need half an egg, so I break it apart with my fingers.  

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Add your other ingredients to the bananas..

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Mix bananas, sugar, butter, and egg until smooth.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Then add your flour mixture.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
And keep stirring until it’s all combined.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Spray your mini muffin pan with some nonstick spray.


These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Spoon your banana mix into your muffin pan.  Try to distribute it evenly.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
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.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Then add your butter and combine it all.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Sprinkle a little bit of the crumble mixture onto each mini muffin.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Can’t you wait? I can’t!

How long does it take to bake mini banana muffins?

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.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
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!

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  
Let them cool for a few minutes, they will be easy to take out of the muffin pan when cool.

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  

Admire then for a minute… and then eat them all! 

Enjoy!  And make sure to check out my Mini Blueberry Muffins too!

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These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This banana muffin recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  

Mini and Moist Banana Muffins

These MINI and MOIST Banana Muffins with crumb topping are the most delicious banana muffins you'll ever taste! Since they're mini, they're great for a healthy breakfast on the go! This banana muffin recipe has been made thousands of times - find out why these banana muffins are the BEST and MOST POPULAR!  

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

For the muffins

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 egg

For the crumble

  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons brown sugar

Instructions

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.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

This makes 24 mini muffins or 6 regular size muffins.
If you are making regular size muffins, bake for 25-27 minutes.


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

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk + splash in the morning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 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!
 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!

 

Cookie Dough Overnight 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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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?

Overnight Cookie Dough Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter you can use another nut butter of your choice if you'd like
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 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!

Recipe Notes

Topping ideas: sliced bananas, dried or fresh berries, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 Thomas' Original English Muffin
  • 1 large egg
  • 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!
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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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