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Easy and tasty breakfast recipes.

Honey and Peanut Butter Energy Bars

I always seem to be on the move…and though I often fail, I try to pack my purse with healthy snacks.  Energy bars, fruit, or cheese sticks are my go-to’s…but those energy bars and power bars are often packed with tons of sugar and carbs and may not be as healthy as they seem…

So I’ve decided to start making my own!

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Packed with protein and natural sugars for a burst of energy, these Honey and Peanut Butter Energy Bars actually taste delicious and are super filling.  The addition of dates helps give these bars a great chewy texture, and they’ll last a good 2 weeks in the fridge.

One batch will make about 8 large bars or 10-12 smaller bars.  I go smaller with these because they are filling, but they are great for breakfast on the go or a snack before a workout.

Honey and Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 10 dates, pitted
  • 1 cup peanut butter (the drippy kind works best)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:

Prep an 8 in. or 9 in. square pan with parchment paper, letting excess paper hang over edges.  If you don’t have parchment paper, you can also spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Place rolled oats in food processor and process on high for about 1 minute, or until oats have been turned into oat flour.  Remove and set aside.

Combine the dates, peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, protein powder, salt, and walnuts in food processor and pulse a few times to chop up the dates.  Add the oat flour and process until well combined.  Pour into prepared pan and press into cake pan.  Top with chocolate chips, if desired.

Place in freezer for 30 to 60 minutes to set.  Remove and cut into bars.  Store in fridge in plastic bags for up to 2 weeks.

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Baked Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Sometimes mornings are hard…

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Getting up, getting ready, getting dressed, making breakfast, AND making lunch…that’s a lot to handle in the short span between the alarm and the start of work…and that’s why I’m loving these make-ahead breakfast bars.

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Made up of oatmeal, fruit, and chocolate for a little something sweet, these Baked Oatmeal Bars are great for a healthy grab n’ go breakfast.

I used strawberries, blueberries, and bananas in these bars, but you could easily add raspberries or blackberries instead.  Play around with adding your favorite oatmeal ingredients (I’m definitely trying pumpkin pie spice and cranberries in the fall!) to update and improve the recipe!

*One batch made 12 bars for me and they’ll keep in the fridge for about a week.

You can find this recipe at Diary of a Debutante.

 

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10 Tasty Doughnut Recipes

Cupcakes…whoopee pies…cake pops…those are so 2016.  This year is all about DOUGHNUTS.

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From sweet to savory doughnuts, this craze is taking the Interwebs by storm.  Whether you’re into baked or fried doughnuts, there’s bound to be a tasty round pastry just for you!

There are all kinds of doughnut pans and baking tools on the market now, with more sure to be coming out this year…so start gathering tasty recipes now…starting with these top 10 doughnut recipes.

Coconut, blueberries, chocolate, peanut butter, sprinkles and more top these amazing doughnuts…and you’re sure to sweeten up your morning in no time with these delicious doughnut recipes.

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Pinterest Top 10:  Doughnut Recipes

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Jelly Doughnuts
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Maple Pecan Baked Doughnuts
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Churro Doughnuts
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Apple Cider Doughnuts
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Key Lime Coconut Doughnuts
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Blueberry Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts
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Baked Vanilla Doughnuts
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Coconut Cake Doughnuts
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Want to see more delicious doughnut recipes?  Check out my Pinterest board, “Dough-nut Even!“.

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13 Delicious Recipes for Christmas Morning

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved Christmas morning.  The smell of pepper bacon and cinnamon rolls, hearing my dad’s Christmas music and gathering with my family in our PJ’s…those memories are some of my favorites ever and I can’t wait to have similar memories with my children.

Through the years, we’ve varied Christmas morning breakfast a little bit, but there are a few things that are REQUIRED.  First of all, pepper bacon.  Not that crappy processed bacon.  I’m talking real thick-cut bacon from the butcher sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper.  It will change everything.

Second, cinnamon rolls.  None of us even really like cinnamon rolls, but the smell of them is always what woke us up on Christmas morning.

Third…cookies.  My dad was a cookie connoisseur.  Gingerbreads, peppermint swirls, fudge, petit fours, homemade toffee…it was an indulgent platter of sweet bites.

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Once those three things were covered, anything else was fair game.  Roasted potatoes, bagels and shmear, casseroles.  As long as it was high in carbs and starch, it was a contender for Christmas morning!

Now that my dad has passed on, my sister and I are trying to continue the tradition with our families.  Of course, we’ll have the staples, but here are a few new recipes I’m adding to the list of possibilities to try out this year.

If your family celebrates Christmas morning together, please take the time to enjoy those powerful and meaningful moments.  Stretch it out as long as you can.  Laugh and tell stories and let yourself indulge in the magic of the season.  Honor traditions…start traditions…and may you and yours enjoy a holiday filled with magic, wonder, and good cheer!

 13 Delicious Recipes for Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning Coffee
thismamaloves.com
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Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole
doughmesstic.com
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Easy Overnight French Toast Bake
damndelicious.net
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Million Dollar Bacon
thesweetestoccasion.com
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Cranberry Orange Muffins
thebakerupstairs.com
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Christmas Fruit Salad
serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com
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Slow Cooker Baked Apples
themagicalslowcooker.com
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Sausage Balls
familyfoodonthetable.com
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Reindeer Doughnuts
themelrosefamily.com
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Candy Cane Cream Cheese Danish
walkingonsunshinerecipes.com
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Cinnamon Roll Waffles
pillsbury.com
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Sausage and Egg Boats
dinnerordessert.com
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Cranberry Mimosas
whoneedsacape.com
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9 Fabulous French Toast Recipes

It’s National French Toast Day…and it’s time to step up our French toast game.

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A delicious breakfast staple usually made with stale bread, eggs, and a mixture of sweet spices, French toast is a satisfying and filling meal that kids and adults have loved for years.  Topped with everything from a simple dusting of confectioners’ sugar to swirls of Nutella and peanut butter, this breakfast dish has been through the ringer in terms of upgrades and revisions.

But lucky for you, I’ve gathered 9 of the best-tasting French toast recipes that you can make right now!  Topped, stuffed, and served with all kinds of tasty ingredients, these easy and tasty French toast recipes are sure to bring even the laziest of family members to the kitchen table every time!

9 Fabulous French Toast Recipes

French Toast Sausage Roll Ups
TASTESBETTERFROMSCRATCH.COM

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Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast
MARIAHSPLEASINGPLATES.COM

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French Toast Waffle Sticks
THEBAKERMAMA.COM

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Cinnamon French Toast Muffins
JUSTATASTE.COM

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Blueberry French Toast Casserole
SALLYSBAKINGADDICTION.COM

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Funfetti French Toast Muffins
DELICIOUSLYSPRINKLED.COM

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Raspberry Baked French Toast
SELFPROCLAIMEDFOODIE.COM

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Coconut Crusted French Toast
WILLCOOKFORSMILES.COM

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Bacon Maple French Toast
TASTEOFHOME.COM

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Honey Granola

If you’ve ever eaten plain matzah, you know that it’s not the most exciting food in the world.  It’s very bland, dry, and basically tastes like a huge saltless cracker.  For those who don’t know, matzah is a plain unleavened bread eaten by Jewish people during the Passover holiday.  Matzah is a large part of the  Passover Seder, but it’s also Jewish law to eat matzah instead of bread for the following week.  And let me tell you, it gets boring.

Thankfully they’ve recently come out with a variety of matzah flavors, making it much easier to make delicious matzah pizzas, sandwiches, and snacks (I’m a lover of the new Mediterranean flavor.  If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it.  It would be wonderful with a little hummus!).

Now I’m not what one might call a matzah lover.  I’ll eat it to keep the holiday, but I’ve never craved it or looked forward to a meal in which matzah was involved.  However, that all changed after I had this honey granola.  Made with farfel, which is basically crumbled up matzah, this granola is delicious…and kosher for Passover!  It’s great to eat with ice cream, yogurt, and more recently I discovered that it’s a delicious topping to a bowl of strawberries and fresh whipped cream.

When I make this honey granola, I usually double the recipe, so I have enough to last me a good 2-3 months (make sure you store it in an airtight container or a Zip Lock bag to ensure freshness).  If you can’t find farfel, you can buy a box of plain unsalted matzah and crumble it up into small pieces.

This is also a recipe for honey lovers.  While you can often rely on that cute “honey bear” for all your honey baking needs, I’d recommend splurging on the good stuff for this recipe.  You can find all kinds of honey flavors at your local produce market or Whole Foods store.

Honey Granola

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups farfel, or crumbled up matzah
  • 2-3 cups mixed nut/dried fruit mix
  • ½ cup sweetened coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon (plus more for dusting)
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup clover honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
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  2. Combine the farfel, mixed nut mix, coconut, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.  Mix until combined.  Set aside.  If you can’t find farfel, you can crumble up plain matzah.  Here’s what farfel looks like:

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  3. Combine butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave for about 1 minute, or until butter is melted and honey is more fluid.

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  4. Pour the butter mixture over the farfel mixture and stir to coat.

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  5. Spread mixture over a large pan and bake for 15 minutes.  Stir half way through cooking.  I doubled mine, so I had a lot!

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  6. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
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  7. Store in a Zip Lock bag or air tight storage container.  Serve with yogurt, ice cream, or just snack on it throughout the day!

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Irish Soda Bread

Well, today is the start of Irish Week at The Hobbee Hive!  So what better way to kick it off than with some delicious Irish soda bread!  This bread is beyond easy to make and tastes great with some butter or jelly.  Toast a couple slices the day after you make it and you’ve got a delicious breakfast.  Also makes great bread for french toast.

Luck O’ the Irish Soda Bread

IRISH SODA BREAD

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 TB brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons butter

2 eggs

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup raisins

1.  In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Cut in butter until crumbly.  In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg and buttermilk.  Stir into flour mixture just until moistened.  Fold in raisins.

*If you accidently use both eggs, like I did, don’t worry.  It will turn out fine…you’ll just have very moist dough…but it will taste amazing.

2.  Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute.  Shape into a round loaf; place on a greased baking sheet.  Cut a 1/4″ deep cross in top of loaf.  Beat the remaining egg and brush over loaf.

*If you used both eggs in the recipe, don’t worry about brushing another egg on top.  It will shine beautifully.

3.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.

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