Category Archives: Breakfast

Magnolia Table

Who doesn’t LOVE Chip and Joanna Gaines?! Their numerous adventures include the hit tv show Fixer Upper, a lifestyle magazine, a new breakfast restaurant, Hearth & Hand home collection, an awesome new cookbook and oh yeah, a sweet new baby boy that just joined their family last week!

I was so excited to receive this gift on Mother’s Day! I’ve tried a couple recipes so far and I can’t wait to dig in further to this awesome book! I love the stories, the photos and the fun introduction. You should pick up a copy and enjoy it too!

JoJo’s Biscuits!

“It took me a year of Saturday’s to get these biscuits just right,” said JoJo. The recipe makes 20 biscuits so it’s perfect for sharing or taking to an event. You can also freeze part of the batch and use later.

I really like this particular recipe because you mix up the dough and then refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight. It’s quick and easy the next morning to cut out the biscuits and bake.

The biscuits turned out light and delicious! They were best served on the same day, they lost some moisture by the next morning.

Banana Bread!

This is a great basic recipe that uses an 8×8 pan instead of a loaf pan. The texture is great and it’s easy to cut nice squares. We have a few ripe bananas sitting on the counter and my daughter plans to make this again this afternoon! We can enjoy it for breakfast or a snack for a couple days, with a side of fruit.

“Life is so busy, but getting around the table and having a home-cooked meal, those moments are just so worth it.” Joanna Gaines

(Recipes by Magnolia Table)


Shamrock Fried Eggs

This is a quick and easy idea that makes you wonder, “why didn’t I think of that?”

Delicious and nutritious any day!

Recipe by Nutrition Made EZ

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

This recipe is a perfect fall breakfast treat! The donuts are so soft, moist and full of flavor! It’s a little time consuming but the recipe makes 15-16 donuts so you have plenty to share with a friend and breakfast for your family for a couple mornings. Add a cup of yogurt or fresh fruit and it’s a quick grab and go meal. Bonus~ your house smells amazing!

Mini pumpkin cinnamon rolls

Quick and yummy breakfast treat that is perfect for fall.  You just can’t go wrong with pumpkin butter!

These mini rolls are super easy to make.  The hard part may be finding pumpkin butter at your local stores.  I recently checked Walmart and Kroger with no luck.  It might just be too early in the season because last year Kroger carried this item.  I finally checked a small store (Shop n Save)  that carries Walnut Creek items and sure enough…there were several jars on the shelf.  Serve with a side of strawberries or other fresh fruit.  

Make ahead fruit parfaits

Any recipe that starts with “make ahead” is a winner with me!  

This is a very simple but great idea for breakfast and the options are endless.  Be creative, try something new or use family favorites!  I used mason jars and layered vanilla yogurt with fresh strawberries, blueberries and dark chocolate granola on top.  It’s loaded with protein and fresh fruit!    

Here’s the granola I used this week:

One bag will last for several servings.  It adds a nice crunch and a little extra sweetness to your breakfast.  

I love this idea because it’s so quick to make ahead, especially if your berries are already washed.  And it’s delicious!

French Toast with Berry Butter

Recently we watched an episode of Pioneer Woman and she made this delicious looking French toast with berry butter!  The butter is one of those recipes where you think “why didn’t I ever think of that?”  Lacey was anxious to give it a try so we put the ingredients on our shopping list this past week.  

It’s easy to make and very delicious!  It’s a keeper for sure!  Of course, it’s more of an occasional treat….not at all healthy (except fresh fruit) or filling but everything in moderation right?!  Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

PB banana muffins

I follow a few BeachBody coaches on social media for inspiration, encouragement and recipes, of course!  I don’t know them personally but I appreciate the fitness and nutrition information that they share!  

I tried this yummy recipe last week from

Scroll down to the blog entry on Feb 3 for the recipe.  All you need is ripe bananas, PB, eggs, vanilla and baking soda.  No flour and no sugar!  I topped it with dark chocolate chips and we had them for breakfast with strawberries for a couple days.  They taste like banana bread and are really moist and light.  By the way, if you don’t have really ripe bananas, Kroger sells them 😊