Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars

I’ve never attempted making my own granola bars, but it’s been on my list for quite some time now. When I came across this recipe a few days ago, I knew it was the one for me! I had all of the ingredients on hand, and I’m a big fan of PB&J. These were surprisingly easy to put together, and they turned out so well! Continue Reading →

Easy Overnight Oatmeal Chia Breakfast Pudding

Easy Overnight Oatmeal Chia Breakfast Pudding

I finally found chia seeds a few weeks ago, and wasn’t sure how I’d use them for the first time. There are so many great options out there. They are full of health benefits, and don’t have to be ground up the way flax seeds to for your body to be able to absorb them. So when I came across this simple breakfast recipe that could be prepared the night before, I knew it would be the perfect way to get acquainted to chia seeds. Continue Reading →

April Bloomfield's English Porridge

April Bloomfield’s English Porridge

Oatmeal is such a nice, comforting way to start the day. I love steel-cut oats, but they take some time to prepare. I also enjoy regular oats, but they can be a little… meh. I mean, once you’ve had a bowl of beautiful, chewy steel-cut oatmeal, it’s kind of hard to go back. So when I saw this recipe that called for a 50/50 mix of both types of oats, I was immediately interested. Continue Reading →

Slow-Cooker Oats

I thought it would be nice to have breakfast waiting for us in the morning, so I looked up a recipe that would let us use up some more apples from our stash. This is a good idea in theory, but it just didn’t work out. Continue Reading →

Apple Oatmeal Crisp

We’re plowing through our stash of apples from the orchard this week. We made this dessert tonight, and it turned out really nice! It was a bit to sweet for me – if I made it again, I’d probably cut the sugar in the crumb mixture in half. It just … Continue Reading →

Vegan Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pin It I saw this post over at Annie’s Eats, and thought it looked like the perfect weekend breakfast recipe for this cold weather. I decided to make it vegan by using soy milk and soy butter, since Dino is lactose intolerant. It turned out to be amazingly delicious, and … Continue Reading →

Amish Oatmeal Date Bread

I grew up next to a town with a really big Amish population, and they really know their way around the kitchen – especially baking. So I figured I’d try out a recipe that I could justify as dessert or breakfast. The oatmeal makes it really dense and moist, and the dates add just the right amount of sweetness. This is a fantastic bread, and it’s different from a lot of the other breads that I’ve tried. Yum! Continue Reading →