Recently our little family traveled to visit some dear friends. While we were there, they told us about these amazing Banana Chia Seed Pancakes that they had made and said we should try them. So, just a few days after we got back home, I made some banana chia seed pancakes…and…can I just say, they’re pretty darn good.
Super healthy and packed with superfoods!
Winter weather has come to our neck of the woods… and currently I’m sitting inside waiting for our driveway to start melting. So while I’m eagerly waiting to the snow and ice to start to melt, I’m enjoying this Winter Fruit Yogurt Bowl.
Did you know there are many winter fruits?
Toast is a great addition for breakfast. You can add extra protein, fruit, fats or grains depending on how you eat your toast. We’re going to build your everyday toast 4 ways. Don’t get me wrong, bread and butter are definitely a favorite, but sometimes we have to change things up.
Start off your day with healthy(ier) toast ideas:
Sometimes you have one of those weeks where you’re tired of your everyday breakfast/morning routine and want something a little different. Well, look no further, I have an easy and simple Sausage Egg Vegetable Breakfast Bowl for you. Normally for us, the weekends are when we change up our breakfast routine but that doesn’t always happen…especially if we need to be somewhere at a certain time. So quick breakfasts are our usual go-to. But sometimes when we have just a few extra minutes in the morning, we love to make breakfast bowls. My husband LOVES these bowls.
Happy November 1st! Stores are now filling up with Christmas decorations. Aisles are filled with pumpkin, gingerbread, chocolates, peppermint and everything fit for the holiday season. I’m still over here trying to savor each bit of Fall that I can.
While savoring the fact that today is the beginning of November, I made a Banana Berry Chia Seed Smoothie. Does it speak Fall? Not quite. But it’s definitely refreshing!
I, personally, had never bought or tried chia seed before. I kept seeing post after post about chia seeds and was thinking that I needed to try it. So, after several weeks of not giving into the chia seed trend, I finally did it. Can I just tell you that those little seeds are superfoods?! They are a bit smaller than flax seed and you really can’t taste their flavor. They have lots of fiber and other great nutrients, which help to keep you (and me) fuller longer.
Breakfast all day, everyday, right?! Who doesn’t love breakfast food for any time of the day? Some breakfast food and a good cup of coffee, and I’m a happy girl.
This simple Nectarine Vanilla Maple Oatmeal is lovely for breakfast. But let’s be real, oatmeal is a great mid-day snack too. It’s heart healthy and great for on-the-go.
It still doesn’t feel quite like Fall yet, so I had to add some summer fruits in the mix. Summer fruits are definitely my favorite. But so excited for all the pumpkin, squash, and soup recipes to come!
Happy Monday! Hope you started off your week with a delicious breakfast and a good strong cup of joe!
Today I have a Basic Homemade Granola recipe for you! It’s super easy to make. You can make it with everyday ingredients from your pantry. Can I tell you how many times I have made this granola and have failed!?! I burnt several batches and others tasted terrible. But after several attempts and many days of eating burnt granola, I have finally found the key! The key, my friends, to good granola is LOW oven temperatures and SLOW roasting. 250F seems to be great temperature for granola making. No 425F here. Otherwise, you will end up with blackened granola, which isn’t good.
Cinnamon Maple Peanut Butter Toast.
Your everyday toast taken to the next level.
This is seriously one of the best ways to eat toast. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast or a pre/post workout snack, this Cinnamon Maple Peanut Butter Toast will hit the spot.
You can make this with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. All you need is bread, peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter), maple syrup and cinnamon. Start breaking out that cinnamon because it’s going to be needed with Fall just around the corner! Can’t you smell the pumpkin pie or apple cider coming from your kitchen right now?! Or breathe the crisp cool breeze of the Fall air? Can you believe that Fall is already almost here? This year has flown by. Just try and savor those sweet moments.
For those who are gluten free, you can use gluten free bread and it will be delicious. Mix together peanut butter, syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl to make your spread. Once it’s mixed, spread on top of your piece of toast. You may need to make more depending on how much spread you want to have!
You can add any kind of topping to add a little bit of crunch or extra flavor too. Bananas, chocolate chips, nuts, granola, or dried fruit are great options to add!
A perfect, no-guilt way to snack, which is the best way to snack if you ask me. Hope you enjoy this Cinnamon Maple Peanut Butter Toast with a good cup of coffee, smoothie, or maybe some fruit. Enjoy these last few weeks of Summer then break out those fall sweaters and boots!
Cinnamon Maple Peanut Butter Toast
Easy breakfast or pre/post workout snack made with only 4 ingredients. Perfect for a little extra protein to give a boost of energy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 slices of toast
of your favorite bread
peanut butter or other nut butter
or more depending on how much you like cinnamon
Toast slices of bread.
In a small bowl, mix together peanut butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
Spread mixture on top of toast.
Drizzle with syrup and enjoy! You can add other toppings like nuts, bananas, granola or whatever else you may have on hand.
Pancakes. Who doesn’t love pancakes? They are one of my husband’s FAVORITE breakfasts. He could eat them all the time. These whole wheat pancakes, are fluffy, dense, and a bit healthier for you too. Best thing about them, you only need ONE bowl. I’m all about that easy clean up.
Happy Wednesday to you from my oatmeal bowl!
Let’s talk oatmeal. Oatmeal is one of the healthier options when it comes to breakfast. It gives you a lot of fiber, it’s heart healthy, and you can do so much with it. You can put almost any type of topping you want to give it any kind of flavor you want. From chocolate chip cookie dough, cinnamon rolls, PB & J, to peach or tiramisu, you name it, and there’s probably a recipe out there.