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10 Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Brighten Your Morning — Recipes from The Kitchn. Tomato Toast + Basil Cream Cheese. Kale & Potato Breakfast Hash. Has anyone ever asked you what your favorite meal of the day is? Go on. Tell me in the comments. I really would love to know. I'm also happy to share mine: breakfast. Here's why. So the times I do get to enjoy breakfast are special. Also, I'm obsessed with eggs. Kale and Potato Breakfast Hash, serves two. 1 cup chopped kale, veins removed1 russet potato2 cloves garlic3-4 tablespoons olive oil1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy)salt + pepper2 eggs Scrub and rinse the potato.

Once the potatoes are softened, add another tablespoon or two of oil to the pan. Make a few eggs to go along with your hash. Divide the hash onto two plates, and top with the eggs. Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Southwestern Baked Eggs. Baked eggs is one of those dishes that I just plain forget about. Knowing how to make a great baked egg is one of those kitchen tricks everyone should be able to list on a resume. :) And here's why: it's SO easy to make (especially compared to poaching and frying), and it tastes just as amazing. You also get to pop the dish in the oven, set your timer, and then go start your morning, getting-ready routine while your eggs bake. For the most part, you really don't get to walk away from stove-top egg dishes, since eggs cook so quickly, but with baked eggs you can. This is one of my all-time favorite ways to eat baked eggs—surrounded by delicious flavors like black beans and garlic. This is a super filling and healthy breakfast option.

Southwestern Baked Eggs, serves two. First chop up the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. In two oven-safe dishes, divide the veggie and bean mixture evenly. Drizzle the heavy cream over the eggs. Top with a few chopped cherry tomatoes and cilantro. Greek Yogurt: 4 Ways. If you follow me on Instagram, you've already been subjected to hefty amount of greek yogurt pictures over the past couple of years. I am a big, big fan of greek yogurt.

It's one of my go-to quick breakfast favorites, and I use it often in baking or in soup (instead of sour cream). As with anything you eat often, sometimes it can get boring. Having options to change up the flavor is a must. Here are a few of my personal favorites. 1. Banana Bread Greek Yogurt: You'll need one ripe banana, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 7 oz. greek yogurt (one small container), and a few walnuts or banana chips. 2. You'll need 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons instant chocolate pudding and 7 oz. greek yogurt. 3. This one is another almost dessert. 4. I discovered this combination last week while making Citrus Tarts. What about you? Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Breakfast Cookies. These good-for-you cookies made with quinoa and pumpkin spice are the perfect Fall treat, whether you have them for breakfast, snack or a post workout bite!

I just returned from a fabulous weekend in Park City, Utah for the Better Blog Retreat and asked Leanne to guest post in my absence. Please welcome today's guest poster and Holistic Nutritionist, Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit. Hi Everyone! I was testing recipes a couple of weeks ago and figured out that oats could be replaced with cooked quinoa in just about any oat-based cookie recipe. Since then, I've gone a little cookie crazy. I've made these Quinoa Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies, Quinoa Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies, and Quinoa Banana Bread Bread Breakfast Cookies. They're just SO good! Ingredients: Add quinoa to a fine mesh stainer and rinse well before using in this recipe. Add flour, sugar, ground flax, pumpkin spice mix and salt to a large bowl. Recipe notes: Skinny Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. These mini pumpkin spiced muffins are made light with pumpkin puree and egg whites and loaded with chocolate chips in every bite!

I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for Fall... cozy sweaters, boots and jeans, changing leaves, apple picking and of course pumpkin! Even if it's still warm out, these mini pumpkin muffins will get you in the Fall spirit and they are perfect for breakfast with a Skinny Pumpkin Latte or to put into your kid's lunch box for a healthy, homemade snack. You can make them in a regular sized muffin tin if you prefer, you should get around 14 larger muffins and the nutritional info should remain the same. And if you want more pumpkin recipes, I have TONS, check out my Skinny Pumpkin Recipes in the Index or follow my Skinny Pumpkin Madness Pinterest Board. Enjoy!! Ingredients: Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking soda, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and salt with a wire whisk. Let them cool at least 15 minutes before serving. Whiskey Cinnamon Rolls.

Whiskey cinnamon rolls. That's kind of weird idea huh? There's this cook book out there called Booze Cakes that I keep picking up when I see it at the book store. But I haven't bought it. Yet. It's only a matter of time. I'm not a big collector of things, that's more my sister's department.

But if there's one thing I do collect, it's cook books. Anyway, booze cakes. Whiskey Cinnamon rolls, makes 12. 2 1/4 teaspoon (1 package) active dry yeast1/4 cup warm water1/3 cup + a pinch of sugar1 teaspoon salt1/4 cup softened butter1 cup hot milk1 egg3 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour First, stir together the warm water plus a pinch of sugar. In a large bowl, or in the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the sugar, salt, butter and milk. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and roll out into a long rectangle.

For the glaze, whisk together 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon whiskey, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 cups powdered sugar. Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie. If you're looking for a heart healthy, dairy-free breakfast loaded with fiber you can eat on the run, this is it! In South America, it's common to drink avena, a delicious oatmeal shake usually made with whole milk, cinnamon and sugar. My oldest daughter loves it, you can see my original recipe here. I've made it with pumpkin, but I was curious to see what would happen if I used unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk instead, along with blueberries and banana. The outcome was really good, I added some raw sugar to sweeten it, but you could even use stevia or whatever sweetener you would normally use. This is best if you make it and drink it right away. Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Servings: 2 • Size: 1-3/4 cup • Old Points: 4 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 5 pt Calories: 180• Fat: 2 g • Carb: 38 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 8 g Sodium: 52.5 mg • Cholest: 0 mg Ingredients: In a blender add almond milk, blueberries, banana, cooled oats, vanillas, sugar and ice.

Maple Oat Breakfast Pie. This is breakfast? Really? I read over the recipe three times, then I packed my bags and moved to Vermont. Except it is really cold in this part of Vermont, 45 below zero. So cold it is hard to get the syrup to pour out of the container. Ok, I'm not really in Vermont. When I read that this pie was standard breakfast fare in Vermont, moving sounded like a really good idea. Since I did walk almost 7 miles in 45 below zero temperatures on Saturday, I figured I deserved a pie like this for breakfast. Maple Oat Breakfast Pie adapted (barely)from King Arthur Whole Grain Baking Crust 3/4 cup barley flour 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon maple sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1-2 teaspoons half and half Crust Whisk together flours, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl.

Filling Place oats and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, cook until thick and creamy as they would be for breakfast cereal.