Overnight Oats in a Jar

Overnight Oats in a Jar

 I can’t be the only one searching for a variety of healthy, quick, and filling breakfast options, right?  I’ve created several fast, easy, and yummy-in-my-tummy breakfast options such as my Banana Apple Oatmeal Smoothie, Multigrain Waffles, and my Creamy Oatmeal.  LOVE them!  However, this morning I wanted to experiment with something a little different.  Overnight Oats in a Jar are quickly made the night prior (seriously in like 5 minutes or less) and refrigerated overnight.  Slice some fresh berries on top and ta-da!  Your breakfast is ready.     Don’t over look breakfast anymore!  Especially not when amazingly scrumptious options like this is available.  Go ahead and hit your snooze one more time because your breakfast will be ready and waiting whenever you decide to wake and arise.   Oh, did I also mention my Breakfast Quiches.  They can also be waiting in the refrigerator for you.  Bake some prior and they make an incredible quick, healthy, and filling breakfast.  See?!?!  There is no reason to skip on nutrition or taste for breakfast.  These sweet, satisfying, and creamy Overnight Oats are just waiting for you to devour!  They’re also pretty tasty topped with banana or apple slices.       Chia Seeds are these tiny little power houses full of incredible benefits. They’re really mild in flavor, but they’re crammed pack of Omega-3s, fiber, antioxidants, protein, and help decrease chances of Type II Diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and much more.  Your mouth and body will thank you for adding them to your overnight oats.  I’m definitely infatuated with Chia Seeds!   Print Overnight Oats Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cups vanilla almond or...
Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

A cookie for breakfast!?!?  Isn’t that what we all dreamed of when we were kids?  It doesn’t get much better than that.  There are several versions of this cookie on the internet, but I think I’ve perfected the recipe with a couple tweaks and changes.     If I make them plain without blueberries or cranberries, I love scooping a large spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter on top. The combination of a nutty butter with the chewy oatmeal and underlining banana taste would make anyone’s morning better.  Since lots of peanut butter sneak in unhealthy ingredients, make sure to read the ingredients.  The only thing needed for peanut butter is… well, peanuts!  My family has become a big fan of Adam’s All Natural Peanut Butter.   Okay, I originally used coarsely chopped fresh cranberries in this recipe.  Well, they are only in season for a short time.  Don’t get me wrong… they are really tasty with fresh cranberries, but I wanted to see how they would be with blueberries.  Oh. my. goodness.  The flavor burst in my mouth!  I highly recommend using some organic blueberries when making these quick breakfast cookies.     I’m LOVING these silicon baking liners.  It eliminates the need for cooking sprays and butter/shortenings (please don’t use this option) when greasing a pan.  These cookies bake really well on these liners.  Hey, healthy cooking doesn’t mean extra time, preparation, or cleaning up!   Print Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies Ingredients 2 ripe bananas mashed 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup pure honey 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 2 and...
Pear Apple Granola Muffins

Pear Apple Granola Muffins

I LOVE muffins!   One of my most favorite breakfasts is a warm, right-out-of-the-oven, moist, and fluffy muffin.  I didn’t think I would be able to love another muffin as much as my Whole Wheat Banana Zucchini Muffins, BUT I think I might love these just as much! Print Pear Apple Granola Muffins Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour I use Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup all-natural granola I use Nature’s Path Organic FlaxPlus granola 2 Tbs chia seeds 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 Bartlett pear peeled, cored, and finely chopped 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup pure honey or pure maple syrup 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk 1 tsp pure vanilla Instructions Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, oats, granola, chia seeds, baking powder, and salt). In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the wet and remaining ingredients: Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. In a lightly greased muffin pan, pour about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. The tops will be slightly golden brown.   Instead of butter, margarine, jelly, or other highly processed/high sugar options, top your muffin with 1 Tbs of natural peanut butter or almond butter!  You’ll love how the flavors compliment each other!  Serve warm and enjoy!    ...
Easy Peach Crisp

Easy Peach Crisp

Print Easy Peach Crisp Ingredients 4 large peaches peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2 inches slices 1/4 cup plus 2 tsp brown sugar divided 1 tsp cinnamon divided 1 cup whole oats rolled or instant.... rolled oats makes it chewier. 1 cup natural granola I use Nature's Path Organic FlaxPlus 2 Tbs cold butter sliced into thin pieces Instructions Preheat oven to 425. Place sliced peaches in an 8 in x 8 in glass baking dish. In a small bowl, combine 2 tsp brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle over peaches and gently stir to coat peaches with cinnamon sugar. In a medium-sized bowl, combine oats, granola, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Sprinkle granola mixture evenly over peaches. Evenly slice butter on top of granola mixture. Baked on middle rack for about 20 minutes until top is golden brown. Serve...
Peach Muffins

Peach Muffins

I know I’ve said it before, but I can’t resist saying it again.  I love LoVe LOVE muffins!  They are a little bundle of morning delight.  I know you just rolled your eyes at me, BUT I can’t hide my feelings about these Peach Muffins.  They’re light, fluffy, flavorful and moist… what else could you possible want for breakfast?   Print Peach Muffins Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour I use Bob's Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup whole quick oats 2 Tbs flaxseed meal grounded up flaxseeds 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups pureed fresh peaches peeled and pitted (about 3 large peaches) 3/4 cup honey or organic agave 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup milk of your choice I used coconut milk 1 tsp vanilla Instructions Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir well. In a blender, add peaches, honey, olive oil, milk, and vanilla. Blend until smooth approximately 30 seconds. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. In a lightly greased muffin pan, pour about 1/3 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. The tops will be slightly golden brown.   Don’t worry!  I have more muffins to share with you.   Pear Apple Granola Muffins     Whole Wheat Banana Zucchini Muffins...

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