Baked Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal that will easily feed the whole family all at once. This delicious casserole is not only quick and convenient, but healthy too. You will be off to a great start!

Baked Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Hey there! I hope you’re enjoying the last day of the long holiday weekend today. We have had the most wonderful weather so far. And by wonderful I mean hot, humid and sunny.

On Saturday, we braved the MN State Fair and tried everything on a stick you can possibly imagine. You’d think that since I am into everything baked and sweet, my favorite thing to eat at the fair would be a yummy treat, but it ain’t so. The one thing I look forward to the most are the pork chops on a stick. I am fully aware how that must sound, especially coming from me, but they simply can’t be beat. The smell of the chops grilling away, the special seasoning, and the way that they’re always cooked to perfection… it’s a carnivore’s dream, really.

Baked Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

So let’s move on to the complete opposite. Healthy breakfasts.

Oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate (I promise this is good for you). The three main ingredients that make this breakfast bake something that your family will request over and over again. Because it secretly feels like you’re eating dessert first thing in the morning. And who doesn’t love that feeling? [Read more…]

Very Berry Smoothie Breakfast Cookies

Classic smoothie ingredients make up these scrumptious Breakfast Cookies. Complete with blueberries, raspberries, granola and almond butter. Yum!

Very Berry Smoothie Breakfast Cookies

There’s a different story to every recipe I post. Some are family favorites waiting for future generations to be enjoyed, others are inventions I literally dreamed up over night, and a few happen to be complete accidents. Thus is the case with today’s cookie recipe. What should have been a quick and simple breakfast turned into experimenting and eventually resulted in me stuffing my face with cookies first thing in the morning. Happy accidents like this one is what I consider winning.

Very Berry Smoothie Breakfast Cookies

But it is no accident that you find my very favorite foods that I reach for on a regular basis in these cookies. Blueberries and raspberries have and probably always will be my go-to berries of all time. There’s yogurt in place of eggs & butter. I even substituted some of the flour with extra crunchy granola. And to my surprise, it totally worked. I couldn’t get the cookies into my belly fast enough. [Read more…]

Extra Clustery Coconut Oil Honey Almond Granola

Homemade Granola made healthy with Coconut Oil, sweetened with Honey, and tossed with Almonds. Get your day off to a great start with this breakfast favorite.

Extra Clustery Coconut Oil Honey Almond Granola

I never thought that I could become obsessed with granola. Not only am I not a breakfast girl (though I’m slowly turning into one), but I especially don’t understand the obsession with cereal. Now cereal makes a great snack if eaten dry, but the addition of milk that turns it into a soft and soggy mess… no, thank you.

That’s exactly where granola comes into play.

Extra Clustery Coconut Oil Honey Almond Granola

Whether I pour milk into my bowl of granola, add it to yogurt, or swirl into my oatmeal, this clustery granola maintains its crunch and overall loveliness. It also makes for a great snack any time of day! Love the versatility. [Read more…]

Peaches and Mango Breakfast Bars

Breakfast Bars that are packed with nutrition and good-for-you ingredients. Plus, they taste amazing and are super family-friendly.

Peaches and Mango Breakfast Bars

You know you’ve had a good week when two posts in a row involve a lovely glaze. A simple sweet glaze is the best way to finish off a rather indulgent dessert (see Wednesday’s post) or to dress up a healthy breakfast bar. Not that you absolutely need to add the glaze… unless you’re anything like me, in which case a glaze becomes a necessity. Sugar is life.

Speaking of which. In today’s recipe you’ll find only natural sugars (minus the glaze), but you would never know hadn’t I told you. If these bars aren’t prove that healthy food is utterly delicious and just as satisfying as other alternatives, then I don’t know what is.

Peaches and Mango Breakfast Bars

Gone are the days of a bowl of cereal or peanut butter toast for breakfast. Once you enjoy a Peaches and Mango Breakfast Bar it will be hard to go back to your old staples. The feeling of having dessert for breakfast is an absolute thrill. It sets me up for a fabulous start to my day every time.

Let’s make breakfast the best meal of your day too. [Read more…]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

Super moist and fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes trying to imitate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. And it’s working!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

Happy Friday, friends! Today we’re returning to one of my very favorite topics – breakfast. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of talking about how my relationship with breakfast has changed since starting this blog. Whether healthy and energizing or straight up indulgent, after almost 2 years, I seriously love it all.

So what’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word breakfast? Pancakes is always the first thing that pops into my head. Seven years ago when Adam and I were newly married, I had absolutely no idea how to cook a meal yet alone bake cookies. The day I mastered pancakes with the help of Bisquick was a wonderful one.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

We probably had pancakes several times a week for quite a while. And it certainly didn’t matter if it was breakfast, lunch, or dinner time. It still doesn’t. Both of us love breakfast foods for any given meal, especially pancakes. But we’ve since graduated from the prepared mix and moved on to truly homemade ones, which is the best kind one can enjoy.

I mean, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes!!! How can you not want these all day long?! [Read more…]