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Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola

During the fall, when I’m using a lot of pumpkin in my baking, I’m always looking for new pumpkin recipes to use up leftover pumpkin that I might have sitting around in my refrigerator. This Pumpkin Granola is definitely worth making even if you don’t have leftover pumpkin that needs to be used up because it is so tasty, but you have no excuse not ... Read More »

Buttermilk Maple French Toast

Buttermilk Maple French Toast

French toast batter has two main components: eggs and milk. You can use either regular milk or non-dairy milk, depending on what you have in your refrigerator. In all the years I have been making french toast, it never occurred to me to make it with buttermilk instead of regular milk, but it is actually an excellent choice for french toast. Buttermilk has a slightly ... Read More »

Avocado Toast with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

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Sometimes it is the simple things that are the best, and when I am looking for a quick breakfast or easy afternoon snack, I find that I often turn to making Avocado Toast when avocados are in season.¬†California avocado season lasts from April through September, and while avocados can be imported from many other countries during the off-season to give me access to avocados year ... Read More »

Whole Wheat French Toast

Whole Wheat French Toast

French toast recipes usually call for rich, eggy breads like challah and brioche. These breads make for a rich breakfast dish that is a bit of a blank slate for the flavors of your syrup or toppings. I’ll often make it a point to pick up a loaf when I’m planning to make french toast for weekend brunch, but challah and brioche aren’t usually the ... Read More »

Maple Bacon Waffles

Maple Bacon Waffles

I don’t make waffles as often as I make pancakes, simply because it is easier to clean a griddle than it is to clean my waffle iron. But I like waffles at least as much as I like pancakes and they’re always a great breakfast on a lazy weekend morning. A good waffle should be tender inside and crisp outside – and a great waffle ... Read More »

Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes

Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes

I’ve noticed that gluten free pancakes are popping up on the menus of lots of the breakfast restaurants that I like. I am a sucker for pancakes of any kind – and I’ve been impressed with how much the gluten free pancake offerings at many of these places have improved over the years. But as is the case with most pancakes, they’re even better when ... Read More »

Bananas n’ Cream Stuffed French Toast

Bananas n' Cream Stuffed French Toast

Bananas are a great breakfast food, whether you’re blending them into a smoothie, adding slices to a bowl of cereal or just enjoying one alongside a plate of eggs and toast. Their natural sweetness is a great match with all kinds of breakfast foods and they’re healthy, too. That said, I don’t always eat bananas just because they’re healthy and, while they are adding a ... Read More »

Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes

Not every pumpkin recipe will use a whole can of pumpkin puree. Most pie recipes do, but cookies and cakes often just use a portion of that 15 ounces. When I have leftover pumpkin – which is often during the fall and winter holidays – I typically use it up in a batch of pancakes, like these Pumpkin¬†Buttermilk Pancakes. I’m always in the mood for ... Read More »

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