Category Archives: Breakfast

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!

http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/make-ahead-fruit-parfaits/

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!  

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/french-toast-with-berry-butter/

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 http://deidrapenrose.com/

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 😊 

No Bake Energy Bites



I love breakfast ideas like this recipe!  So easy to make, healthy and really delicious!  Simply mix all ingredients, chill and roll into balls or spread into a pan to make bars.  

Here’s a quick way to toast coconut, in case you need it.  I forgot and had to look it up today.  Preheat oven to 325.  Spread coconut flakes on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper or silpat mat.  Bake 3 minutes, stir with spatula and then bake 3 more minutes.  Cool completely.  This toasted coconut makes your kitchen smell wonderful!  

I used dark chocolate chips in my recipe but any kind would be good I’m sure.  This recipe is also great because you can mix it up and try different variations of chocolate, dried fruit, nuts or nut butters.  

Kid approved….my girl hates peanut butter but just came back asking for another.  I think these would be great for breakfast with a banana or grapes, as a snack on the go or an after dinner bite size dessert!  

http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/comment-page-1/#comments

Coffee Cake

It seems that I’m constantly looking for new breakfast ideas.  There is always an abundance of snacks, desserts and dinner ideas floating around but not many breakfast recipes.  I ran across a coffee cake recipe from TOH awhile back and decided to make it the other night.  It’s one of those awesome recipes that needs mixed up ahead of time, refrigerate overnight and then just simply bake the next morning!

The other night I went to a surprise birthday party for a sweet friend that just turned 50.  You would never guess her age, she is beautiful (inside and out!) and just full of life.  More importantly, she loves the Lord, her family and friends and shows it in everything she does!

I came home after her party and mixed up this recipe to have for breakfast with my family over the weekend.  It was really good, fresh out of the oven, with a side of fruit and coffee, of course.   I was worried about reheating it but it was still really good the next couple days.


Enjoy!

https://www.google.com/amp/www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/make-ahead-coffee-cake/amp?client=safari

Caramel pecan rolls

I was searching for a special Christmas morning breakfast recipe and this was just perfect!

http://fix-it-at-home.com/2015/09/19/caramel-pecan-rolls/

It’s a special treat that is made the evening before and then just pop it in the oven the next morning.  I served the warm rolls with peaches and mandarin oranges.  This was ideal since Christmas was on Sunday this year….Sunday mornings are usually rushed anyways and then to add the holiday to it, a quick breakfast was needed to make sure we could get to the service on time.  

I didn’t use shortening in the recipe, I just sprayed the pan with bakers spray.  I will definately make this one again someday!

Jumbo Caramel Banana Muffins


This TOH recipe is awesome!!  The muffins taste like banana bread, is super moist and topped with a sweet caramel icing!  They are quick to mix up and a great grab and go breakfast with fruit.

I worked the polls on Election Day last week and I knew it would be a very long and interesting day.  When I got home that night, after working over 15 hours, I enjoyed one of these muffins.  I think I will probably remember the 2016 election (the good, the bad and the ugly) every time I make this recipe in the future 😊

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/jumbo-caramel-banana-muffins