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Blueberry Waffles

Blueberry Waffles is a delicious breakfast bursting with blueberries and a meal the whole family will love. 

These waffles are light, fluffy, and come together quickly! Blueberries offer a sweet summer touch after all sweet summer blueberries are the sweetest! If you can’t access fresh blueberries frozen blueberries also work great in these blueberry waffles. 

Homemade waffles are one of the best smells to wake up too. The kids trickly in the kitchen without me yelling, “come eat breakfast!” Every time I use the waffle maker I always need to dust it off and wipe down the inside since I really don’t use it often. But its recipes like this one that make me so glad I own a waffle maker!

Waffles are different from pancakes they are sweeter and the batter requires butter. Blueberry waffles are just so delicious!

Blueberry Waffles are a Freezer Friendly Meal

These waffles are a great grab on go breakfast from the freezer. They heat great in the toaster and microwave. To freeze these blueberry waffles let them cool completely, and store them in an airtight ziplock bag.  

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Yield: 6-8

Blueberry Waffles

Blueberry Waffles

Blueberry Waffles is a delicious breakfast bursting with blueberries and a meal the whole family will love. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  3. Stir in the eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, melted butter, and milk.
  4. Fold in the blueberries.
  5. Spray waffle iron with nonstick spray and add in a 1/2 cup of batter to the waffle iron, let iron cook waffle till done. Do not open waffle iron while cooking.
  6. Serve with syrup, fresh blueberries, and a drizzle of peanut butter if desired. Enjoy!

Apple Pie Smoothie

This Apple Pie Smoothie is beyond delicious, it’s sweet and full of apple pie spice flavor! Made with wholesome ingredients this smoothie is so sweet and perfectly creamy. 

I am in a pie craze phase in the middle of summer, haha, blaming it on my pregnancy! What baby wants baby gets! As much as I would love to bake a pie, all the sugar just is not the best for you! Not to mention the oven just heats the house and its already 90 degrees out! So the next best way to enjoy pie in the middle of summer, hello APPLE PIE SMOOTHIE!!

This completely blew my tastebuds away and satisfied my pie craving. I used greek yogurt for some extra protein however to keep this smoothie vegan you could add in your favorite plain plant-based yogurt. Personally I love smoothies that are just so cold and thick, so for this apple pie smoothie, I went ahead and stuck my apples and bananas in the freezer the night before. You could use them fresh the smoothie just won’t be as thick. Frozen or fresh fruit, whatever you prefer the flavor is downright DELICIOUS!!

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Yield: 2 servings

Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen apples
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 3 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice 
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • coconut whipped cream for serving, optional
  • cinnamon for serving, optional

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, blend till smooth. Serve with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, enjoy!

Pregnancy Blueberry Smoothie

This Pregnancy Blueberry Smoothie is loaded with nutritious and filling ingredients for mama and baby!

If it wasn’t for smoothies, soups, and stews this baby would be living off bagels in the first trimester! Smoothies go down easy and are full of nutrition anyone can enjoy, but especially for all my pregnant mamas out there! It’s important to get baby off to a great healthy start from the get-go!

I think it’s important for me to note that pregnancy is a great time to enjoy and splurge on those pregnancy cravings. However, it is equally as important to ensure mama and baby get the right nutrients to help you and baby thrive!

I loaded this smoothie up with organic blueberries, banana, greek yogurt, almond butter, dates, chia seeds, and oat milk but any milk will work. This blend is full of protein and healthy fats to help your growing baby! 

Ingredients in Pregnancy Blueberry Smoothie

  • Blueberries: they are especially rich in folate and vitamin c which help our bodies absorb iron. Blueberries are also rich in antioxidants, which is something we all need.
  • Greek Yogurt: hello cell growth, greek yogurt is full of protein and calcium. The probiotics are greek yogurt also help promote and healthy and happy gut. If you’re not consuming enough calcium baby will take stores from your body, its so important for bone development so make sure you are consuming enough calcium to benefit both you and baby!
  • Banana: they are full of water-soluble vitamin B6. B6  is necessary for the development of the central nervous system of the baby. I like to keep a banana in my purse whenever I need a quick snack. 
  • Chia Seeds: My favorite superfood, rich in omega-3, fiber, and protein. They keep you full longer and also aid in baby brain and eye development.
  • Dates: they have been found to increase cervical ripening and decrease the length of labor! A must add to your pregnancy diet ladies!
  • Almond Butter:  rich in magnesium, which can help nix those AWFUL nighttime leg cramps and help aid in the prevention of preeclampsia.
  • Oat Milk: High in fiber and will help with constipation. 

 

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Yield: 2 servings

Pregnancy Blueberry Smoothie

Pregnancy Blueberry Smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup  blueberries, fresh or frozen (organic if possible)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt (can sub vanilla Greek Yogurt)
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup oat milk
  • 1 cup of ice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in your blender and blend on high till smooth! If you like a thicker smoothie use a frozen banana and blueberries.
  2. Top smoothie with your favorite nuts or seeds, greek yogurt, and a dash of cinnamon. Enjoy

Strawberry Coffee Cake

Strawberry Coffee Cake is bursting with sweet strawberries in every bite and topped with the most delicious cinnamon streusel. Adding strawberries to coffee cake gives it the perfect summer twist. 

So a few days ago I did my grocery shopping at my regular spot, Trader Joes. There were selling 3 pound strawberry boxes for less than what you would find for 1 pound here! I couldn’t resist the sweet smell, however, after I brought them home to wash and put away I realized I would have to freeze half or risk them going moldy and bad. So what better way to use them then in strawberry coffee cake or Strawberry Fields Salad!

This recipe happens to be my son’s favorite, he likes anything but chocolate, haha. We don’t do a whole lot of baking in the summertime as the oven just heats the house, but this is well worth it. And you will have it for the week if you can resist the temptation to not eat it in a few days! If you don’t have strawberries you can use blueberries and make this amazing Blueberry Coffee Cake. 

How to make Strawberry Coffee Cake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line or grease an 8-inch square baking pan. 

Add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and salt to a medium bowl, stir and combine. 

Pour in your milk, and add your egg and softened butter. Beat the batter together till combined, the batter is supposed to be very thick, so you’re doing right. 

Gently stir in your strawberries until evenly incorporated. Careful not to burst all the strawberries, I find it easiest to fold them in with my hands. 

Pour your batter into your prepared pan, use your hands to flatten it out. 

For the topping, combine the flour, sugars, salt, and cinnamon with a fork or a pastry cutter. You want it crumbly. Pour over your batter.

Bake until golden brown, about 40-45 minutes. Cut into squares and serve with mascarpone, butter, or on its own. Enjoy!

 

Yield: 8 servings

Strawberry Coffee Cake

Strawberry Coffee Cake

Strawberry Coffee Cake is bursting with sweet strawberries in every bite and topped with the most delicious cinnamon streusel. Adding strawberries to coffee cake gives it the perfect summer twist. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose four
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk ( i used 2% but any milk will work)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup diced strawberries

Streusel Topping

  • 4 tbsp cold butter, cut in small pieces
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar ( or sub brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line or grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
    2. Add the flour, cane sugar, baking soda, and salt to a medium bowl, stir and combine.
    3. Pour in your milk, and add in your egg and softened butter. Beat the batter together till combined, the batter is supposed to be very thick, so you're doing right.
    4. Gently fold in your strawberries until evenly incorporated. Careful not to burst all the strawberries, I find it easiest to fold them in with my hands.
    5. Pour your batter into your prepared pan, use your hands to flatten it out.
    6. For the topping: Combine the flour, sugars, salt, and cinnamon with a fork or a pastry cutter. You want it crumbly. Pour over your batter.
    7. Bake until golden brown, about 40-45 minutes. Cut into squares and serve with mascarpone, butter, or on its own. Enjoy!

Mango Lime Chia Pudding

Mango Lime Chia Pudding is perfectly sweet and delicious! Eat it for breakfast or enjoy it as dessert! It is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

Alright, I a now 19 weeks pregnant and have my very first sweet craving! Hello Mango Lime Chia Pudding, you have been a lifesaver these days. My past 2 pregnancies and even when I am not pregnant I never turn down sweets, however, this time they just are not appealing to me what so ever!

So this delicious Mango Lime Chia Pudding can easily slide into the breakfast or dessert category. I topped mine with toasted coconut chips, it was like a tropical party in my mouth! 

 

The chia pudding can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. The mango lime mixture should be made and eaten on the same day. 

How to make Mango Lime Chia Pudding

This recipe is super easy! First, you will make your chia pudding. I like to do this in a jar with a lid, it is easier to shake the pudding then mix it with a spoon. Pour all your ingredients into a jar place the lid on and give it a shake to combine. If you don’t have a jar you can also mix it by hand.  Chia seeds will fall to the bottom so it’s important to shake or stir every now and then so pudding sets correctly.  

Once pudding has set make your mango mixture. The pudding will make 3 cups distribute as you like and top with mango mixture, serve with toasted coconut chips. 

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Yield: 3 cups

Mango Lime Chia Pudding

Mango Lime Chia Pudding

Mango Lime Chia Pudding is perfectly sweet and delicious! Eat it for breakfast or enjoy it as dessert! It is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

Chia Pudding

  • 2 cups almond milk 
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp agave ( can sub maple syrup, or sugar of your liking)

Mango Lime

  • 1 large mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest ( 1 lime)
  • Toasted coconut for serving

Instructions

Chia Pudding

  1. Place all chia pudding ingredients in a jar or bowl and mix well. Place in the refrigerator and mix every 20 minutes within the first hour. It should not take longer than 1 hr to set. Keep stored in the refrigerator will last 5-6 days.

Mango Lime Topping

  1. In a medium bowl gently stir mango chunks, lime juice, and zest.

To assemble

  1. In a small bowl or jar pour chia pudding and top with mango lime mixture. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and serve immediately.

Easy Egg Bites ( Muffin Tin Recipe)

You are going to love these amazing Egg Bites, they are perfect for that HANGRY o’clock, or just a grab and go breakfast. This recipe is freezer friendly and a simple reheat whenever you need a quick snack or breakfast.

 Easy Egg Bites are simply little frittatas if you will. They have veggies, cheese, and meat if you like. Whatever you like in your eggs you can pretty much throw in egg bites. I used baby greens, tomatoes, bacon, and cheddar cheese. This is one of my favorite combos!

The idea is not to overload your muffin slots with too much, you don’t want these tasting like a salad, ha. Each muffin cup should have a feel-good amount of fillings to still taste like an egg bite. 

Can you freeze Egg Bites 

Absolutely! Cook them as directed, let them fully cool and transfer them to a flat surface tray like a cookie sheet or cutting board. Place them in the freezer for 1 hour then transfer them to a freezer-friendly container. 

To Reheat 

You can pop these in the microwave and reheat 1-2 mins from frozen, or 30 seconds from the refrigerator. These also reheat great int he oven or toaster oven.

Recipe Variations 

You can add in or omit anything you want, recipe time should remain the same. If you will be using potatoes they will need to be cooked first. You can easily make this vegetarian friendly or dairy-free. 

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Yield: 12 egg bites

EASY EGG BITES (MUFFIN TIN RECIPE)

EASY EGG BITES (MUFFIN TIN RECIPE)

You are going to love these amazing Egg bites, they are perfect for that HANGRY o'clock, or just a grab and go breakfast. This recipe is freezer friendly and a simple reheat whenever you need a quick snack or breakfast.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup baby greens, chopped ( baby spinach works great)
  • 1 small tomato, diced and seeded
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk ( if using almond use unsweetend)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray muffin tin generously with nonstick spray.
  3. In a medium bowl mix eggs, milk, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. To each muffin slot, add about 1 tbsp of greens, tomatoes, bacon, and a sprinkle of cheese.
  5. Pour over egg mixture to each slot leaving little room at the top.
  6. Bake egg bites for 20 minutes. If the top is not fully cooked return to the oven cooking in 3-minute increments. Enjoy!

Healthy Waffles with Strawberry Topping

Super easy Healthy Waffles the whole family will love. Topped with a sweet strawberry topping that is refined sugar-free. These are perfect for brunch. 

The Weekend was made for brunching. It’s about the only time I wake up and want to cook a big delicious meal. This weekend I dusted off the good old waffle maker, it’s one of those kitchen appliances I don’t use often but every time I do I love it! These Healthy Waffles were a great change-up from our usual Sunday’s pancakes. 

So since its mother’s day, why not dust off the good ole waffle maker for some Healthy Waffles. Now I would love for my husband and kids to make brunch but the kitchen is my sacred place, it where all the magic happens, and most of all cooking is a therapy for me. So no, there not making brunch, haha! 

Making these waffles is incredibly easy, you can top them with whatever you like. Personally we are huge fans of the strawberry topping, the kids love dipping their waffles in the sauce it creates.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful mamas, mamas to be, and mamas trying to conceive.  

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Yield: 6 waffles

Healthy Waffles with Strawberry Topping

Healthy Waffles with Strawberry Topping

Super easy Healthy Waffles the whole family will love. Topped with a sweet strawberry topping that is refined sugar-free. These are perfect for brunch. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Waffels

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour ( blend whole oats to make oat flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soad
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 

Strawberry Topping

  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 tsp orange zest 

Instructions

Strawberry Topping

  1. In a medium bowl combine and lightly stir the strawberry slices, honey, orange juice, and zest. Let sit for 20-25 minutes, until mixture is juicy, before serving.


Waffles

  1. In a large bowl stir together all waffle ingredients until combined. (batter should be slightly thick)
  2. Add a 1/2 cup of batter to a lightly greased waffle maker. Close the lid and don't lift till the waffle is done (according to waffle maker instructions).
  3. Remove waffle with a fork and repeat for all waffles.

Easy French Toast

This Easy French Toast recipe uses lighter ingredients but has the same great flavor! Perfect brunch for the whole family to enjoy. 

Sunday mornings are my favorite to whip up breakfast foods. Sometimes its an elaborate brunch or just some Easy french toast and fruit. Regardless of what it is the kids are crazy for brunch, just like their mama! Now that we are getting hotter days cooking is only enjoyable with the AC on full blast! It’s pretty much turning onto grilling season in southern California. 

Today we went with Easy French Toast, I used country buttermilk bread, which is always delicious with french toast. Any bread will work, use what you have! If you like a thick slice I would go with brioche, personally I like a lighter thinner sliced bread.  

How to Make Easy French Toast

This recipe comes together in a quick 10 minutes. You will need a medium-size bowl to make french toast mixture and a skillet or non-stick pan for cooking. Top with fresh fruit and maple syrup! 

Garnish Ideas

  • berries
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate chips
  • banana coins
  • nut butter
  • syrup
  • powder sugar

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Yield: 7 servings

Easy French Toast

Easy French Toast

This Easy French Toast recipe uses lighter ingredients but has the same great flavor! Perfect brunch for the whole family to enjoy. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond milk ( can sub any milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp agave (can sub sugar)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 7 slices bread
  • maple syrup, berries, & powder sugar for serving

Instructions

  1. Whisk eggs, milk, agave, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. You will need to add butter to the skillet for every batch your cook.
  3. Dip bread in egg mixture, making sure both sides are coated but don't oversoak or you will end up with soggy french toast.
  4. Immediately place bread on skillet and cook till each side is golden brown.
  5. Serve with maple syrup and fresh berries. Enjoy

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins

This recipe for The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins is perfectly moist, fluffy and delicious. These muffins are made in one bowl, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and kids LOVE them!

This recipe is my favorite almond flour recipe to date! These Almond Flour Banana Muffins came out perfect, the texture was on point! We ate them with peanut butter and oh my that is my favorite combo! With all this time we have at home right now baking has been a pleasurable pastime. After all, is there anything better than the smell of fresh-baked banana bread in the house. 

I made these muffins while my husband was putting the kids to bed, I felt like we needed a healthier snack during our Netflix time. I love the popcorn and gummies but my stomach hurts when I eat a lot of junk, its something I try to stay away from, the junk not Netflix! I added banana coins on top for aesthetic reasons but highly recommend they came out of the oven caramelized. 

Almond Flour Banana Muffins are truly the most perfect breakfast, snack, or grab and go eat. If the kids were still in school this would definitely make it in their lunch boxes, speaking of school 1 month left till summer break. Online learning has been interesting, to say the least!

These muffins may be my best baking work out of this pandemic, thus far! 

Well, enough chit chat lets make some Almond flour banana muffins!

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Yield: 15 muffins

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins are perfectly moist, fluffy and delicious. Made in one bowl these muffins are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and kids love them!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin tins with baking cups.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut sugar, and coconut oil.
  3. Add in the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir till well combined and gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, drop mixture evenly into your lined muffin slots. It should be enough for 14-15 muffins. Bake for 25 minutes then let cool on a cooling rack.

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes are a delicious breakfast to serve up any morning of the week. Made with hearty oats and banana these light and fluffy pancakes are kid-friendly and will keep you satisfied all morning.  

Nothing better than sleeping in on a Sunday and enjoying a delicious brunch. Personally I’ve never been a morning gal. I don’t mind getting up early just never that hungry in the mornings. Brunch may be one of my favorite meals, and breakfast foods, in general, can be eaten at any time of the day! Banana Oat Blender Pancakes are the perfect addition to your breakfast routine, you won’t believe how good they taste!

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

How To Make Banana Oat Blender Pancakes 

Made with 7 ingredients your likely have on hand, rolled oats, flour, banana, egg, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, cane sugar, almond milk (any milk will work). Start by Placing your oats into your blender or food processor, blend on high till oat flour forms. Add in the rest of your ingredients and blend till combined and smooth. You may need to scrape the sides down. The batter should be on the thicker side. Preheat a griddle or frying pan to medium heat. Grease griddle with coconut oil, butter or cooking spray. Using a 1/4 cup pour batter onto your hot griddle cook till bubbles form and flip, about 2 mins per side. As griddle gets hotter time will decrease. Serve with a smear of butter or nut butter and a hefty pour of maple syrup!

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Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

 Banana Oat Blender Pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roll oats
  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 banana 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup almond milk (any milk will work)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, grind your oats on high speed till flour consistency forms, oat flour.
  2. add the rest of the ingredients and blend until combined, stopping to scrape sides as needed.
  3. Heat your griddle or nonstick pan to medium heat and grease with nonstick spray or butter. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto your griddle. Flip over once bubbles form and bottom is golden.
  4. Repeat until all pancakes are made.
  5. Serve with a smear of butter or nut butter and a hefty pour of maple syrup. Enjoy