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Peach and Berry Baked Oatmeal

Peach and Berry Baked Oatmeal

Summery goodness meets balanced breakfast in this delightful recipe. It’s full of juicy peaches and berries, textured with oats and nuts, and flavored with a cozy combination of cinnamon and vanilla. The recipe makes about 6 servings, so it’s perfect for sharing or saving leftovers. 

Toast 3 Ways

Toast 3 Ways

In this post, you’ll find three of my favorite go-to, can’t-get-much-easier-than-this meals. Yes, TOASTS! But not just any toasts… the kind that are loaded with nutrients and exploding with flavor… a sweet nut-butter based one, a protein packed hummus toast, and of course, avocado toast. 

Vanilla Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Vanilla Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Stumbled upon these DELICIOUS tiny cookies while experimenting in the kitchen. It all started with Nilla wafers – one of my childhood favorites and a serious guilty pleasure. My sister and I agree the vanilla sweetness is simply irresistible, so we thought it would be 

How to Make Chia Seed Pudding

How to Make Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite snacks. It’s easy, it’s healthy, and it’s delicious. So, when I was offered the chance to be featured in a Florida Gators Gymnastics social media video, my mind quickly jumped to a chia seed pudding demonstration! I 

A Year of Great Eats

A Year of Great Eats

Over the course of 2019, I spent approximately 800 hours in the kitchen and about the same amount of time eating. That being said, a good portion of my life (about 18%) revolves around food, and that’s not even counting the time I spend thinking 

Raisin Challah

Raisin Challah

Raisin challah is a braided Jewish bread made with eggs and baked to golden perfection.  It is typically enjoyed during the Jewish high holidays, and can be found at most grocery stores during those times.  However, many places only carry normal challah the rest of 

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

I was enjoying my last piece of pumpkin banana bread the other day, and let me tell you – I was savoring that slice!  I just kept thinking, “wow, I need to bake more of this!”  Of course, going a day without pumpkin spice in October 

The BEST Zucchini Bread

The BEST Zucchini Bread

Who doesn’t love a slice of sweet, flavorful, and moist zucchini bread?  I have had several versions of (very good) zucchini bread, but this one surely tops them all.  I just can’t resist grinning and letting out a huge mmm hmm when I take the first 

Plant-Based Peach and Berry Toast

Plant-Based Peach and Berry Toast

This toast is totally loaded and absolutely delicious.  The recipe starts with a simple piece of bread, but you’ll end up with a peachy, nutty, cinnamon-y, and naturally sweet breakfast feast.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  Chia seeds, granola, and berries make 

Chocolate Cherry Chia Parfait

Chocolate Cherry Chia Parfait

Cherry season is coming up, and that means it’s time for some cherry creations!  I was inspired by my love of chocolate covered cherries and my regular parfait regimen to create something like this: a parfait complete with loads of cocoa, chia seeds, yogurt, and 

Oatmeal 3 Ways

Oatmeal 3 Ways

Yes, I’m the type of person who eats oatmeal most mornings, and I love it for several reasons.  Its cozy, it’s satisfying, and it’s delicious.  However, eating the same old bowl of oats everyday can get pretty boring and redundant, but creating variety through toppings 

Best Brunches in New South Wales

Best Brunches in New South Wales

Sydney   Offering coffee and a variety of food options, Basket Brothers seems like any other Sydney café at first glance.  However, the freshness and quality of the food, as well as the friendly service, set it apart from the rest.  The coffeehouse, bar, and 

Vegetable Egg Bites

Vegetable Egg Bites

There were two good things that came out of a tiring 46 hour travel “day” from Australia:  I adjusted very quickly to the Eastern time zone, and I got inspiration for these egg bites.  After three flights and 36 hours of being in planes and 

Super Food Berry Parfait

Super Food Berry Parfait

My three favorite grab-and-go breakfasts – chia seed pudding, smoothies, and yogurt parfaits – all rolled into one!  Here’s a healthy, balanced meal or snack that could easily be mistaken for dessert any day.  With the texture of pudding and a creamy, fruity flavor, this parfait 

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Instead of simply raving about the recipe, I thought I would bring in some inspiration.  So, I will be introducing a quote and adding my personal insight before discussing how it relates to your life.  Ultimately, it all ties back to this delightful strawberry banana bread and 

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Parfait

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Parfait

Another day, another parfait!  Seriously though, these things are awesome.  Besides being totally balanced with whole grains, protein, fruit, and flavor, parfaits are one of the easiest things to put together.  It’s like instant dessert for breakfast (you can even leave it in the fridge 

French Toast Four Ways

French Toast Four Ways

I absolutely love French toast, and I am always searching for new ways to make it!  Below you will find four of my favorite preparations.  They each came from creative kitchen moments, but have all made their way into my weekend breakfast routine.  Each is 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Bananas and chocolate – a classic yet decadent combination, especially for breakfast, and especially in banana bread.  However, making a loaf of bread can be a time consuming task because it takes nearly 60 minutes to bake.  But what if you are short on time, or you 

Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Switch up your breakfast or snack with this super easy chia seed pudding parfait! Perfect for a pre/post-workout snack, chia seeds offer many benefits such as omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. In addition, the chia seed pudding parfait is vegan, dairy free, paleo, and gluten 

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

“A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant” The first time I made these, I messed up.  Yup, it happens to everyone.  I wasn’t careful enough when writing out the recipe, and I failed to add enough wet 

SWEET CHI Pancakes

SWEET CHI Pancakes

Fair warning, these do not taste like normal pancakes… but they are extremely delightful and perfect for any chai spice and butternut squash lovers.  With a great balance of sweet, savory, and spicy, they make for an exciting, unique meal.  They’ve got splash of cinnamon, 

French Toast Scramble (with Apples, Peanut Butter, and Banana)

French Toast Scramble (with Apples, Peanut Butter, and Banana)

A little story about this French toast… I woke up Monday morning feeling revitalized after a rough weekend.  I had come down with a bug on Saturday, and it forced me to miss my team’s competition.  I watched what turned out to be the last 

Avocado Toast, Eggs, and Facing Failure

Avocado Toast, Eggs, and Facing Failure

Writing something like this is never easy.  Unfortunately, my team had a rough end to our season, as it was cut short before we could fight for our ultimate goal: winning the NCAA National Championships.  We had been pushing and pushing, committing everything we had 

Hawaiian Roll French Toast

Hawaiian Roll French Toast

Say “aloha” to a new breakfast favorite!  This quick and easy recipe is delightful start to any morning.  Hawaiian rolls make for a soft and sweet twist on traditional French toast.  Plus, they are mini and cute, perfect for sharing a large batch.  Tip: serve 

PB Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Apples

PB Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Apples

Cinnamon apples have always been one of my favorite breakfast sides.  On french toast mornings, my mom would peel a few apples, cook them on a skillet, sprinkle a load of cinnamon on both sides, and place the whole bunch in a bowl in the 

Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Peanut butter banana toast is such a simple, delicious, and balanced breakfast!  It is definitely one of my go-to dishes when I am pressed for time.  However, this version elevates the flavors and textures past the basic three ingredients by adding chia seeds, cinnamon, granola, 

Blueberry Banana Protein Pancakes

Blueberry Banana Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are sure to bring a bright start to your morning, especially since this recipe is a healthy twist on classic blueberry pancakes.  These blueberry banana pancakes are just so energizing and nutritious!  From oats to banana, Greek yogurt, and eggs – they’ve got 

Mini Chocolate Banana Muffins

Mini Chocolate Banana Muffins

Delightfully moist, naturally sweet from the bananas, and super chocolatey, these muffins will bring you to breakfast heaven.  With cocoa powder, melted chocolate chips, and un-melted chocolate chips incorporated, these muffins are a chocolate lovers dream.  Plus, you can have these cuties completely ready to 

Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins

I was in the holiday baking spirit the other day, and gingerbread muffins seemed like the perfect thing to make.  The only problem?  I did not have any molasses on hand.  So, I whipped up these cuties using maple syrup instead, and they turned out 

Hawaiian Muffins

Hawaiian Muffins

A little bit tropical, a little bit sweet, a little bit plain delicious!  Banana, pineapple, and coconut intermingle in this simple muffin recipe.  Plus, this breakfast treat is on the healthier side 🙂    

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Let’s get one thing straight: you simply HAVE to make these pumpkin spice pancakes.  I promise you won’t regret it!  Breakfast for dinner, or breakfast for breakfast, they are the perfect fall treat.   They smell amazing, they taste even better, and they are good for 

Pumpkin Spice Parfait

Pumpkin Spice Parfait

What’s better than cuddling up in a cozy blanket with an autumn candle and pumpkin spiced granola parfait? In honor of the first day of fall, I created this delightful parfait that has an aroma as rich and earthy as it tastes. Layered with crunchy 

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

As an ambitious girl with a busy schedule and a passion for eating a balanced diet, I am always looking for ways to make recipes healthier and more efficient.  On top of being absolutely scrumptious, these blueberry banana muffins accomplish both of those things. By 

Mini Muffin Trio

Mini Muffin Trio

This mini muffin trio is not only super cute, but beyond delicious. With vanilla spice, orange blueberry, and cherry chocolate chip flavor variations, these little muffins make for a great snack when craving something sweet and scrumptious! It’s almost impossible not to smile when taking 

Peach and Berry Toast

Peach and Berry Toast

Getting creative with toast is a great way to switch up your morning routine.  Try this peach and berry toast for a easy, balanced, and satisfying breakfast!  

Super Easy Super Seed Protein Pancakes

Super Easy Super Seed Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are so quick and easy!  A few pulses in the blender and a flip on the griddle, then voila!  Packed with approximately 30 grams of protein per serving and zero “unhealthy” ingredients, this recipe is an absolutely delicious recovery food!  Plus, the berry 

Super Smoothie Bowls

Super Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite breakfasts… they are just so quick, healthy, energizing, and, above all, delicious!  Here is a list of some of my favorite creations… Pretty Pink Protein Smoothie Bowl     This pretty pink creation is one of my go-to 

Pancake Soufflé

Pancake Soufflé

These are truly decadent!  Simply put, they taste like a pancake with a fluffy, souffle texture, but the vanilla extract and orange juice give extra pizzazz and flavor.  Not to mention, the crazy rise makes for a sweet and exciting breakfast.  For pancake and souffle lovers alike,