Once again I found myself with way too many overripe bananas and needed to find a recipe that would use up the majority of them. This recipe for baked oatmeal was perfect for that! I’ve found baked oatmeal is a great way for my kids to start the day … it keeps them full until lunchtime and they’re not asking for a snack 20 minutes after eating breakfast.
Of course, when I sampled a small bowl of it, I added a some extras to make it even more delicious. It’s totally not needed and is perfect with a drizzle of maple syrup. The original recipe calls for shredded coconut, but my kids don’t like it, so I omitted it.
Who else has kiddos who ask for something at the grocery store and then they don’t eat any of it? My kids do this all the time. Mom, can you get bananas? They ate 3 and the rest of the bunch start to over-ripen. As I was going through my meal-planning, I asked my kids if they wanted strawberries since they were on sale. Of course they said yes and then only ate 1/2 of one of the containers. I needed to find a recipe to use some of the strawberries before they went bad and thought it would be good to finally bake a pan of baked oatmeal.
I found this recipe that has strawberries and chocolate … I mean it’s perfect. The recipe is simple and easy to make; and only requires one bowl. My family all enjoyed it for breakfast or dessert. Just warm up slightly in the microwave and add a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of milk.
For some reason, I had three bags of frozen hashbrowns in my freezer and it was time to find a recipe to start using them. I’ve been waiting to make a hashbrown casserole and now seemed to be the perfect time. This week, the weather has been perfect – almost fall like – and I didn’t mind turning the oven on.
Everyone enjoyed this casserole – especially my quiche hating husband. Though who doesn’t love potatoes, eggs, cheese and ham? The reason he said he doesn’t like quiche is that he eggs are too wet … who knows, I love quiche! The hashbrowns are baked first with a stick of butter. I know, not super healthy, but indulging occasionally is needed. Then eggs, diced ham and cheese are mixed in and it’s baked until cooked through. I served it with steamed asparagus for dinner and then had leftovers with a green salad. I’ll definitely be making it again!
I had some leftover heavy cream and my go-to way to use it up is to make scones. I also had a lemon and thought it would be perfect to whip up a batch of glazed lemon scones. It’s been a bit of challenge to use up everything I have in my house before going shopping – but it’s good to reduce waste.
These scones were amazing – I had to fight my family off to get a picture of them before they were gone. The lemon was perfect and the scones were flaky and buttery. My glaze was a little thin and next time I make it, I’ll go thicker.
It’s been awhile since I made scones and I was in the mood to do some baking the other night. I found a recipe for peanut butter scones and luckily I had everything in my pantry to make them. I added the chocolate chunks for added treat.
They were really good, packed full of peanut butter. I enjoyed them slightly warmed. The chocolate chunks were slightly melted and the scones were soft and delicious.
I’m always looking for grab and go breakfast options for my kids and these cornbread muffins are perfect for that. It’s basically breakfast in your hand. During the week, it’s a struggle to get my kids something delicious and nutritious for breakfast with the hustle and bustle of getting them off to school.
These muffins are delicious! I used turkey bacon, but you could easily swap it with sausage or ham chunks. Warm them up slightly in the microwave with a dab of butter and you’re ready to start your day!
I am so excited to see fresh cranberries popping up in my grocery store and couldn’t wait to grab a bag to make these delicious scones! Plus, they were perfect to share during #Choctoberfest! The roasted cranberries with maple are divine and the dark chocolate chips add the perfect touch of sweetness. They are perfect with a cup of coffee on a cool, fall day.
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My kids love zucchini bread and I’m always trying different recipes. They both really enjoyed this recipe. It’s a very moist bread that has deep flavors of olive oil, honey and brown sugar. This recipe is great to freeze as well. I sliced it, wrapped it in plastic wrap and then placed it in the freezer.
We all enjoyed it different ways. My kids ate it just the way it is. I warmed a slice and added a slice of butter and let it melt. My husband slathered it with cream cheese.
I was in the mood to do some baking this past weekend and whipped together a batch of peanut butter scones. This recipe is slightly different from some of the other recipes I’ve used for scones, but it was just as good!
The texture of these scones are much more moist than other scones I’ve made. It’s almost like a combination of peanut butter cookie and scone. I like to warm them in the microwave slightly and spread a smear of extra peanut butter on them. I might try add peanut butter chips to the batter next time – for a little more of a decadent treat!
I was looking for an alternate to traditional waffles and came across this recipe for chocolate waffles using almond flour. I was really intrigued by them and like that they are high in protein and healthy fat…plus dairy free! I made a batch for my kids to sample and they both loved them. I was surprised since they have been quite picky lately, but they’re a delicious treat.
I’m planning to experiment more with almond flour as I’m looking at ways to reduce using traditional all-purpose flour in my recipes. Almond flour is blanched (skins removed) or unblanched almonds that are ground into a fine flour-like product. When using it in baked goods, it’s a 1-to-1 replacement for regular flour. Since it’s higher in fat, you won’t need as much butter or shortening that you would use in a traditional recipe. The one thing that is needs is a binder, like eggs, because it lacks the binding property of gluten.