Over the holiday season, and while Chris was off, I found myself trying to come up with different breakfast ideas. Not that Chris wouldn’t eat peameal and eggs every single day… it was that I didn’t want to have to cook peameal and eggs every single day lol!
I remembered seeing this sort of idea somewhere before and thought this would be the perfect time to try it out!
They turned out so well that I ended up making them at least twice over the holiday season and they will definitely become a regular part of our weekend breakfast rotation!
They don’t look like they would be much of a breakfast but they are surprisingly filling!
Trying to find healthy options for lunch box snacks, something that I can also grab for a quick snack that isn’t full of sugar isn’t easy… especially with how “the boys” love their sugary treats. These bars are great and hit pretty much all the boxes. They have a slightly sweet taste thanks to the maple syrup, they are a quick snack thanks to the fact they are bars and being made from carrots, oatmeal and dates, they are actually good for you! Yay for oatmeal, carrot and date bars lol!
A different, healthy take on Pumpkin muffins… lots of flavour in a few bites (I made them in my mini muffin pan lol). I made the muffin batter and before baking I sprinkled some of the cinnamon sugar I had leftover from my Pumpkin Donuts to give it just that little bit of extra flavour, but you can leave that out if you like.
As with the Pumpkin Donuts I made the same day, not all of the muffins even made it to the plate before they were being devoured lol!
I used oatmeal in place of some of the flour in these muffins and put the oatmeal through my food processor on grind until it was almost a flour but still a bit “grainy,” almost a graham crumb type texture. With some of the wonderful fall spices, maple syrup and some walnuts, these are delicious tasting, easy to make muffins!!!
It is nice to have different quick breads in the “rotation” to choose from when making treats for Chris and Dillon’s lunches for work. While banana bread will always be the number one go to for quick breads in their opinion, this one comes in a close second. It is full of delicious applesauce, oatmeal and cinnamon, to name a few ingredients, and is very quick and easy to prepare!
It disappeared so quickly I didn’t even get a chance to take a better picture lol!
I found an awesome sounding Raisin/Cinnamon bread recipe at tideandthyme.com and couldn’t wait to try it!
Raisin/Cinnamon bread has always been Dillon’s favourite bread. I have literally seen him sit with a fresh loaf and practically inhale the whole thing. As I was making this, he kept coming upstairs and telling me how good the bread smelled while it was baking, and oh yes, he would take the whole pan lol!
I thought this would be great toasted but I am also going to keep a loaf to make weekend French Toast!
A few weeks ago I received a coupon in the mail for a free box of All Bran Buds cereal. While I love anything bran, I didn’t feel like just eating it as cereal, so I made muffins. They were going to be raisin bran muffins but I either forgot I was out of raisins or Dillon ate them lol. Thankfully I knew I had a partial bag of frozen cranberries, so I added them instead.
These muffins are nice and moist, not dry like some bran muffins can be. And they freeze really well. I like to keep a few things in the freezer ready to pop in lunch boxes on the off chance I don’t feel like baking one week!