I’ve cleaned up the classic Banana Split and I’m dishing it out for breakfast. That’s right, breakfast. I’ve traded in the 3 scoops of icecream for a waffle and it was amazing. Continue reading “Banana Split Waffle”
There was a girl that used to work with me. Her name was Angie. She was health conscious and tried to make better food decisions for herself as well as her family. Maybe that’s why we became really good friends. 🙂 Well, one day she had brought in these “cookies”. I took one look at them and I knew I wanted one. There were flecks of chocolate, nuts and chia seeds. I had to have the recipe. Luckily for me, she wrote down what she could remember. And the first thing I did when I got home? I made some darn good-for-you cookies.
I’ve made a few variations of these cookies. I would swap out walnuts for almonds, dried cherries for raisins, chocolate for white chocolate. These however, are my favorite. It’s obvious I love anything coconut and chocolate. (here and here … oh, and here), but feel free to add your favorite combos.
These cookies aren’t overly sweet (depends on how much honey/chocolate you use). They could be gluten-free, and holds everything that is good for your body. I kind of feel guilty calling these bad boys cookies, but that just makes it more treat-worthy 😉 Not a fan of cookies (do those people exist?!), then make them into bars. Problem solved. 😉
Grocery shopping is probably one of my favorite things to do. Yep, I’m a foodie nerd. I’d rather browse around a grocery store than spend time in a mall. What’s even better? When my favorite food/produce is on sale! I recently scored blackberries at 77¢ per 6 ounce container and without thinking, I tossed 5 of those babies in my cart. Now, that’s why I love to grocery shop 🙂
I was hoping they would last me all week for breakfast, but by day 3, one container started to mold.
“Dang, how can I use all these up in one day?”
I could have easily made a cobbler, but there was a recipe I was meaning to try out and I had the perfect amount to do it! Another great thing about this recipe, you could use any berry you’d like: strawberries, peaches, blueberries, etc.
3 ingredients later and you’ve got a healthy, easy topping for that morning toast or to slather on a stack of pancakes. Actually, your PB&J just got a bit more sophisticated 😉
I’m absolutely obsessed with this flavor combination: rosemary & raisin. It all started with these. I always have a box in my pantry. If you’re near a Trader Joe’s and you haven’t tried these yet, put them on your grocery list. NOW. You can thank me later. 🙂
But on to breakfast …
I’ve been wanting to put those two flavors together for a while now. As I was looking in my pantry this morning trying to figure out what kind of pancakes to have, I spotted the raisins. Then, I remembered there was fresh rosemary in the fridge from when I wanted to make something (not sure what yet 😉 ). So, 10 minutes later, rosemary raisin pancakes were born and it was a moment I’ll cherish forever. Ha! They are really that good. Topped with some maple cream and they were a memorable breakfast. Can’t wait to make these for my mom. (She loves those crisps, too) Continue reading “rosemary raisin pancakes”
I’m usually not one to have a whole blog post about oatmeal. But every once in a blue moon, there sits a bowl in front of me and it completely blows my mind with how delicious it is. So today, coconut cream pie oatmeal gets its debut …
It’s so creamy and coconutty. I felt like I was having dessert and not breakfast … and that’s completely ok with me 🙂 Plus, this oatmeal is packed with protein! With the addition of liquid egg whites (which make the oatmeal so fluffy and light) and a greek yogurt topping, I was full for hours. You could also sub coconut whipped cream for the greek yogurt. OR drizzle it with coconut maple cream. Now that would be delicious, too 😉
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