Breakfasts

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

no bake peanut butter energy bites

Are you looking for a really easy to make 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 great way…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

chocolate chip oatmeal muffins

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeItWithMotts #CollectiveBias  Time for some chocolate chip oatmeal muffins! Start your morning with these tasty chocolate chip oatmeal muffins. There are some mornings when I go all out and have a cooked breakfast, and then other mornings when…

Peanut Butter Banana Belgian Waffles with Dark Chocolate

Yummy peanut butter banana Belgian waffles

These peanut butter banana Belgian waffles are a wonderfully decadent way to start your day! 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…

Eggnog Muffins – A Holiday Favorite

Eggnog muffins - make a great Santa treat

It’s Christmas morning with these delicious eggnog muffins. 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 brunch. These eggnog muffins will be sure to become one of our holiday favorite brunch additions…

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

Blueberry Streusel muffin top muffins make a great breakfast treat. 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. 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

Start Your Day with these 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. 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.

Some of my Favorite Breakfast recipes Here are some of my favorites breakfast recipes 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.  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 chocolate chip jumbo muffins gives you the indulgence of those big muffins without the price tag that goes along with them. The muffins are easy to make.  The only part that is a bit tricky is…

Sour Cream Banana Bread with Walnuts

Sour Cream Walnut Banana bread

Sour Cream Banana Bread – Printable Recipe 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. This banana bread starts as a thick, tangy batter full of mashed bananas, and comes…

My Favorite Egg Recipes – Great Breakfast Ideas

7 delicious Egg breakfasts to start your day off right.

Start your day off with these egg recipes There is nothing like an egg to start the day off right.  I love them, especially when the yolks are runny and perfectly cooked.  These egg recipes are some of my favorites.  Most take no time at all and some are even good alternatives to fast food…

Easy and Fast Egg Muffins – Fast Food Alternative

Super Easy Egg Muffins - a great alternative to take away breakfasts

When you are in a hurry in the morning but still want something tasty, it is often easiest and fastest to do a drive through at a local fast food chain.  But wait – this is not even a choice, when you have these tasty egg muffins on hand. Make them when you have a…

Spinach Gouda and Onion Quiche

Spinach, Gouda and Onion Quiche - comfort food for breakfast.

I  am a quiche girl and my husband loves them too. There is nothing quite like the combination of eggs, cheese and cream with your favorite veggies to say that you are going to have a dish of comfort food. Surprisingly, quiches  are easy to make.    You can make your own pie crust if you…

Simple Tasty Delight: Sweet & Tart Baked Grapefruit

Baked grapefruit with cinnamon, brown sugar and cloves

I like grapefruit, it is so tart and refreshing. Normally, I just slice it in half and add a bit of Splenda to the top and enjoy it.  Then one of my fans on my Facebook page (waving at Carla Andringa!) suggested that I try baking it with brown sugar and cinnamon.  My goodness, why…

Breakfast Pizzas with Canadian Bacon

Breakfast pizzas with Canadian bacon on English muffins. A healthy alternative

Printable recipe – Breakfast pizzas Pizza for breakfast? Yes, you can enjoy this often if you make this slimmed down healthy version.  This recipe for Breakfast pizza uses a nutritious whole grain English muffin as the base and low fat Canadian bacon for the protein instead of the high fat regular bacon. Add any veggie…

The Best of The Gardening Cook in 2013

Top 10 Posts for 2013 from The Gardening Cook

January is always a time of reflection for me.  I look back over the previous year – see what worked and what didn’t and make plans for the new year.  Often the plans have to do with my weight.  Alas, I always seem to have a new year’s resolution aimed at something to do with…

Lemon Poppy seed Muffin Recipe

Lemon Poppyseed Muffin

Printable Recipe – Lemon Poppy seed Muffin One of my daughter’s favorite muffins is a lemon poppy seed variety.  She loves the tanginess of the lemon with the slight crunch of the seeds and is always happy when I make them for breakfast or brunch. This recipe is moist and delicious and has a tang…

Greek Omelette with Artichokes and Feta Cheese

Greek omelette with artichokes and Feta Cheese

Printable recipe:  Greek Omelette with Artichokes and Feta Cheese This Greek omelette makes a great breakfast or brunch recipe.  This is a Greek style country omelet, which means that it’s a hearty omelet, just packed with vegetables and cheese, and makes a filling main dish or big start to your day.  I have slimmed down…