Breakfasts

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – Paleo – Dairy Free

Gluten free coffee cake

Are you looking for a tasty breakfast option for those days when you want a little sweeter start to your day? This Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake has loads of flavor and is perfect for brunch on a lazy weekend. It also makes a super dessert! Following a wheat free diet can mean that you have…

Chocolate Nut Granola Bars – Paleo – Gluten Free

Chocolate granola bars

Looking for a grab and go breakfast recipe or a snack to enjoy after a workout? Try these chocolate nut granola bars.  These bars are soft and chewy and have just a touch of sweetness that pairs well with the crunch from the nuts. Making these Chocolate Nut Granola Bars is so easy! I used a…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine

No crust quiche

This crustless quiche Lorraine is a great alternative to the normal recipe.  It has all the flavors of a Julia Child’s traditional quiche Lorraine but has far less fat and calories and no crust. Trust me, you won’t miss those extras at all. It tastes amazing and makes a great addition to your collection of…

Breakfast Hash Browns with Bacon and Eggs

Thees breakfast hash brown potatoes make a filling start to your day.

It’s the weekend, and for me that means that it is time for one of my hearty breakfast recipes. I have more time in the kitchen when I am not thinking about getting out the door in a hurry, and it gives me a chance to experiment with flavors and make something hearty and tasty…

Spinach Frittata with Mushrooms and Leeks

Plate of spinach frittata and fruit

Are you a breakfast person?  We love to really splurge on it in my house.  My whole family loves a cooked breakfast.  They really don’t take a lot of time and I can get very creative with flavors. This Spinach Frittata with mushrooms and leeks is just bursting with flavor and comes together in about…

Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Stacks

Sweet potato breakfast stacks

A big focus of mine, lately, is trying to cut out carbs.  (or at least cut them way, way down!)  That can make breakfast a bit of a challenge.  But not so with these Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Stacks.  The sweet potato acts like a piece of bread and it gets stacked with the most…

Crustless Chicken Quiche

Crustless chicken quiche on a pretty plate

This Crustless Chicken Quiche is loaded with the amazing flavors of eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. The recipe is my gluten free version of the classic Cheese Quiche, but without the crust, which saves a lot of calories.  Most of the time, at breakfast, there are also bagels, muffins or rolls, so why add a crust…

Blueberry Granola Bars – A Dairy Free Breakfast Treat

Blueberry Granola Bars

  Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. ##DairyFreeGoodness #CollectiveBias  It’s time to make some Blueberry Granola Bars! There are some mornings when I have all the time in the world, and other mornings when I just can’t get out the door quick enough.…

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

no bake peanut butter energy bites

Are you looking for a really easy to make and healthy snack that is both nutritious and super tasty?  Try these no bake peanut butter energy bites. They are simple to make, ready in minutes and pack a nutritious boost with a taste that can’t be beat. These no bake peanut butter energy bites are a…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

chocolate chip oatmeal muffins

There are some mornings when I go all out and have a cooked breakfast, and then other mornings when I am looking for something quick, easy and tasty that I can grab and go.  On days like that, muffins are my go-to choice. But muffins can be just loaded with fat and calories.  These chocolate…

Peanut Butter Banana Belgian Waffles with Dark Chocolate

Yummy peanut butter banana Belgian waffles

I have discovered a love of all things waffles lately.  There is nothing quite like the taste of these delicious, toasty treats with wells that just scream out for something to fill them.  My latest excursion into waffle kingdom are these wonderful peanut butter banana Belgian waffles with dark chocolate and whipped cream. HEAVEN for…

Eggnog Muffins – A Holiday Favorite

Eggnog muffins - make a great Santa treat

 Christmas morning is always special at our house. We open our Christmas gifts throughout the day, not just in one mad rush, and we stop mid morning for a nice Christmas breakfast or brunch. These eggnog muffins will be sure to become one of our holiday favorite brunch additions in years to come. It’s Christmas…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Quick & Easy Breakfast Option – Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. You don’t have to have been reading my blog for long to know that I believe that chocolate and peanut butter are food group options.  I love the combination.  Unfortunately, with my new found resolution to lose some weight, these two delights need to be…

Blueberry Streusel Muffin Top Muffins

Muffin tops blueberry muffins

If you are looking for a really tasty breakfast on the go for those busy mornings, try one of these blueberry streusel muffin top muffins. Blueberry Streusel muffin top muffins make a great breakfast treat. I made these muffins as a bakery store super sized recipe because I wanted to make them in a new…

Paleo Granola – A Healthy Breakfast Treat

Start your day in a healthy but delicious way with this Paleo granola recipe.

Start your day with Paleo Granola. Paleo eating seems to be all the rage right now.  It is hard to open a magazine, look on a Twitter feed, or log into Facebook without hearing something about the diet and how good it is for you.  Some think that it is very restrictive, while others embrace…

Gluten Free Egg Cups – Healthy Breakfast Idea

Gluten free egg cups

I am always looking for new and interesting ideas for an easy breakfast to start your day.  These Gluten Free Egg cups are simple to make, taste great and can be customized for your favorite tastes. Start Your Day with these Gluten Free Egg Cups. The Gluten free egg cups are so easy to make. …

35 Foods You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

Muffin tins are not just for muffins! See my collection of 35 awesome muffin tin recipes

35 Surprising Recipes Can All be Made in a Muffin Tin! Muffin tins are not just for muffins anymore.  There are loads of creative ways to use your ingredients and then cook them in a muffin tin.  The finished recipe is a handy size that is perfect for either portion control or a meal on…

Best Breakfast Recipes – Treat Your Taste Buds Delicious Morning

Round up of a baker's dozen breakfast ideas to start your day in style.

Here are some of my favorites breakfast ideas from some very talented bloggers.  The recipes range from from a simple breakfast of scones with cream cheese and fruit, shown here to a crustless egg white quiche to help you watch your weight.  Some of my Favorite Breakfast ideas There is something for all taste buds…

French Toast Breakfast Casserole

French Toast crock pot breakfast casserole

Printable Recipe:  French Toast Breakfast Casserole There is nothing quite like the smell of a crock pot breakfast that wakes you up for a great start to your day.  This recipe for French Toast breakfast casserole combines cinnamon and brown sugar with a maple syrup drizzle tastes just like French toast made on the stove…

Favorite Breakfast Recipes – Start the day in style

Start your day in style. Round up of great breakfast recipes.

Some of My Favorite Breakfast Recipes I am a breakfast person.  I don’t like it really early in the morning, but I do like to have something that is considered a breakfast food sometime before 10 am or so. I am always on the lookout for something new and interesting in the way of breakfast…

What’s For Breakfast? Fast & Easy Recipes

10 Fast and Easy Breakfasts - thegardeningcook.com/

They always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It fuels you to give energy, brain power and even maintain a healthy weight.  Studies show that those who eat breakfast actually overeat less later in the day than those who do not. And children who eat breakfast traditionally do better in…

Banana Muffins with Brown Sugar Strudel Topping

These banana muffins with brown sugar streudel topping are scrumptious! Get the printable recipe at thegardeningcook.com/

I can never get enough banana muffin recipes.  I love bananas but there always seem some that manage to get over ripe and I never want to waste them, so I use them in all types of baked goods. This scrumptious banana muffin has a delicious brown sugar strudel topping that melts in your mouth. …

Fast & Easy Recipes with Only 3 or 4 ingredients

Great collection of easy 3 and 4 ingredient main courses, breakfasts and desserts

Looking for some quick and easy meals that are fast to do, but delicious? These 3 & 4 ingredient recipes are simple to make and let you get dinner or dessert on the table quickly. Easy 4 ingredient eggnog latte. Perfect for the holidays! But don’t let the simplicity of these recipes fool you. They…

Hash Brown Potatoes – Great Breakfast Dish

These hash brown potatoes are perfect for Sunday Brunch

Looking for an easy recipe for hash browns to cook for a Sunday Brunch? These delicious hash browns are so simple to make and the fresh herbs make them taste just great. Sunday morning is a special time for us at our house. We normally go out to eat for breakfast as a treat but…

Bakery Style Jumbo Chocolate Chip Muffins

These jumbo bakery style chocolate chip muffins are great for a special occasion brunch

Bakery style muffins are certainly not designed for those on a diet. Those babies are enormous.  This recipe for jumbo chocolate muffins gives you the indulgence of those big muffins without the price tag that goes along with them. They make a great breakfast on the go. The jumbo chocolate chip muffins are easy to…

Sour Cream Banana Bread with Walnuts

Sour Cream Walnut Banana bread

I love recipes that make use of overripe produce that might otherwise be destined for the garbage bin.  This sour cream Banana bread is a great recipe for the frugal cooks out there. It makes a great snack and easy breakfast on the go. Sour Cream Banana Bread This banana bread starts as a thick,…