This morning I woke up wanting something different than toast and eggs but wasn’t sure how to not end up with a huge batch of pancakes and I’m the only one home!
So I looked up a bunch of french toast recipes and realized I could definitely figure out a way to make a personal batch of french toast.
This is the perfect recipe because it has 2 servings of grains and 2 servings of protein so it was filling and a good amount of food for breakfast!
2 slices of whole wheat bread
3/4 cup of coconut milk (or regular)
1 tsp of vanilla
Slice up the bread into cubes
Spread the bread into a pan to cover the bottom (make sure the pan is small enough)
Mix the egg, vanilla, and milk in a bowl
Pour egg mixture over bread
Sprinkle with cinnamon and put banana slices on top
I woke up this morning and was the only one awake and I got to enjoy the sun room and some quite time with Jesus for about 2 hours before the house woke up. Slowly my mom and sister started walking around and getting ready for the day and before my friend came over to read Psalms I decided I wanted to make homemade granola for breakfast. It was an incredible slow and sweet morning.
I decided to make my own granola because,
Store bought granola wrecks me….
For some reason I have never felt completely at ease with buying granola…there are always a whole bunch of ingredients added into it that just aren’t really necessary and 15 grams of sugar in 1/4 cup of granola is crazy. No body needs that I’m sorry but breakfast is the first meal you eat and it shouldn’t be made up of mostly sugar. I was able to come up with a crazy simple recipe after looking through some basic whole oat granola recipes. And yes, Kate is a genius and this recipe was inspired by her. I saw how simple her recipe was and ran with it.
Here is my rendition of the recipe,
Easy and clean Granola
4 cups of whole rolled oats
1/2 cup of avocado oil
1/2 cup of raw sliced almonds
1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
1/4 cup of raw honey
1/4 cup of dried fruit
Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Place wax paper on a cookie sheet
Mix oats with all other ingredients in a large bowl
Taste….because trust me you want to
Spread mix onto pan (covered in wax paper)
Bake for 27 Minutes (or until brown and slightly crunchy)
Let granola cool for at least 10 minutes after baking
I’m on break, which means cooking and baking everyday!
Yesterday morning I knew I wanted to dive back into finding a great banana based pancake recipe! Last year I used to try to come up with a good recipe all the time but the pancakes always failed.
But…these my friends are amazing.
These pancakes are filed with so many spices and goodness that they absolutely don’t need syrup…I love syrup and I am serious they really don’t even need yogurt on top but to make it more nutritious I added some anyway.
Spiced Banana Pancakes
3 bananas mashed
2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Mash bananas and vanilla throughly
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoon turmeric
pinch of sea salt
3 tablespoon of whole wheat flour
1 egg or Flax egg
Flax egg= 1 Tablespoon of ground flax seeds
1 Tablespoon of water
Mix bowl 2 into bowl 1 and Cook!
Feel free to top with plain greek yogurt and maybe some berries!
My friend Aiden and I needed to make some type of breakfast food for a bible study and we decided on muffins. We started searching and came across this recipe for vegan carrot muffins. We aren’t vegans though so we took this recipe as our base and then tweaked it. It’s a great recipe and Anne has a great blog and you should check it out (especially if you are a vegan :)).
Set oven to 350 degrees
1 & 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C chopped walnuts/ or pecans
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. all spice
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup of oil
Mix together, flour, sugar, cinnamon, nuts, spice, baking powder and soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl mix oil, egg, and Vanilla.
Pour mixed wet ingredients into dry ingredients bowl and mix throughly.
Fill muffin tins with mix and set in the oven for 25 minutes
*These muffins are a little crumbly! If you wanted they would be a great mix in with yogurt ( like how you normally mix in granola).
If you ever need something to bring for a breakfast with a lot of people, make this!
This took me about 5 minutes to put together this morning, and 20 minutes to cook. I searched a million recipes this morning and just gave up and made this! All of the baked oatmeals I found were the same basics, Milk, oats, and an egg but they all had lots of sugar so I decided to make one with less sugar, no butter, and a banana.
Easy Baked Oatmeal
2 1/2 cups of Oats
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp of baking powder
1 mashed banana
2 cups of milk
1 tsp of mashed avocado
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
Mix wet ingredients in a bowl
Combine ingredients by stirring in wet ingredients mixture
pour into a 8 inch square or oval baking dish with cooking spray
cook at 375 for 20 minutes
I sprinkled cinnamon over the top before cooking
You can add slices of banana during the last 3 minutes of cooking it, and they will cook nicely
You can mix in any type of fruit of nuts to this recipe