Whole Wheat Pancakes

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.

Whole Wheat Pancakes - These healthier pancakes are made in ONE bowl and are so delicious! They are favorite for any meal around our home. http://thelittlemomma.com

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Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal With Flax Seed

Happy Wednesday to you from my oatmeal bowl!

Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal - Quick & Easy 5 minute oatmeal that tastes better than packaged oats. A favorite in our home! http://thelittlemomma.com

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.

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Berry Peach Smoothie

Smoothies seem to be the new go-to for breakfasts. They are great for grab n’ go mornings. They are easy to make and you can put basically anything you want in them. And for the most part, they’re pretty healthy for you too. Well, this morning I was feeling a smoothie… so I made a berry peach smoothie. Greatest thing?! It only took 6 ingredients! I love simple and quick recipes. We had an a peach that was getting almost too ripe, so I needed to use it right away. Those peaches were from our local Farmer’s Market and you could literally taste the right-off-the-tree freshness.

Berry Peach Smoothie- Super easy and healthy smoothie that uses only 6 ingredients! A great breakfast morning go-to. http://thelittlemomma.com

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Blueberry Lemon Crumb Muffins

Breakfast.

Enough said.

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Muffins- These blueberry muffins are so moist and easy to make. You can make them in one bowl! http://thelittlemomma.com

It’s seriously my most favorite meal ALL DAY, EVERYDAY.

These muffins are so moist and have a great balance of sweetness from the sugar and tartness from the blueberries and lemon. And they have a delicious buttery crumble that just leaves you wanting more with every bite. Plus, they’re one of my husbands favorite muffins.

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Cheese Avocado Toast

Happy Monday! It’s the first day of summer! That should make Monday a little brighter! I love weekends, and I have to say Sundays are my favorite day of the week. I go to church, spend time with my family and just enjoy the blessed day. Over the weekend we did some traveling. And if you have little ones (or perhaps pets), you know that’s not always easy. I cannot tell you how many times I was in the back seat of our car, while a family member was driving, reading a Dr. Seuss book over and over again just so my little guy wouldn’t lose it in the car. Good times… I’ve almost memorized that entire book now… But still, I am so thankful for that little man.

Well when we got back from traveling I noticed the avocados I had out on our table were getting a little too ripe. So this afternoon I made cheese avocado toast.

Cheese Avocado Toast- 3 ingredients to create a quick, healthy breakfast or snack. Full of healthy fats! http://thelittlemomma.com

Oh, it hit the spot! Creamy and perfect for an afternoon snack. Best thing- it only took 15 minutes to make.

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5 Ingredient Banana Blueberry Smoothie

It’s almost summer time and all those yummy berries are coming in season! A few weeks ago, my family went to pick some strawberries. It was the first time for the littlest member of our family and my husband and they both seemed to love it! To top it off, we had some homemade strawberry ice cream to cool us down after working hard to get all those strawberries. I mean what better strawberry picking experience can you get? I love berries. But today, I’m not thinking of strawberries, I’m thinking of blueberries. I love blueberries. Definitely one of my favorite fruits (other than peaches, which I LOVE). I love yogurt… and my blender. And together we get a beautiful smoothie. They are a perfect way to get lots of nutrients and you can take them with you wherever you go.

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Today I made a banana blueberry smoothie with spinach. Yes, spinach. If you’ve never tried a smoothie with spinach you ought to give it a try. First, you can’t really taste it and, second, it adds so many extra vitamins! I added a banana, some blueberries, greek yogurt, milk and spinach to my blender and gave gave it a go. Just a couple minutes later, I got myself a healthy smoothie. I eat a lot for breakfast. A lot. What would normally be okay for some is just a snack for me. So along with this smoothie, I had this with some scrambled eggs and it was lovely.

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Morning Nutty Oatmeal Cookies

You may think- cookies, for breakfast – even nutty oatmeal cookies?? Noooo… Well I stumbled across this recipe to make healthy, yet filling breakfast cookies. They go wonderfully with your favorite cup of coffee or tea. Not too sweet or bland, simply perfection in every bite.

At first when I saw this recipe, I was a little skeptical. The recipe said they were gluten and vegan friendly, so my immediate natural reaction was “are they really good?”. I tweaked the recipe because a) I’m not gluten free or a vegan and b) I didn’t have some of the ingredients listed so I substituted them for what I had on hand.

No added sugars and depending on what you have in your pantry, the recipe uses little to no processed ingredients. So if you need a quick grab ‘n go breakfast or a snack mid day to tie you over to lunch or supper, these are a great “go-to”.

Morning Oatmeal Cookies

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Morning Nutty Oatmeal Cookies

A quick morning snack packed with protein and healthy fats. Recipe adapted from The Beaming Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author The Little Momma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp flax eggs (2 flax seed mixed with 6 Tbsp water let set for 5 mins)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or your favorite nut butter will do!
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried berries chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together flax eggs, melted butter, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients mixing until just combined.
  5. Fold in almonds and berries.
  6. Spoon a heaping tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8-11 mins.
  7. Allow to cool. Enjoy!
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Blueberry Orange Greek Yogurt Parfait

love breakfast food. When I get up in the morning, I’m one of those crazy people who immediately thinks of what I can eat. A lot of times I eat eggs for breakfast but today, I thought I’d change it up a bit and have a blueberry and orange granola yogurt parfait too. You can make a parfait with any kind of fruit but blueberries and oranges are in season and are what I have on hand.

Blueberry Orange Greek Yogurt Parfait

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