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Toasted Coconut French Toast

Toasted Coconut French Toast

It’s easy to flavor the egg and milk batter that is the base of french toast by adding spices or extracts to it, but you can take your french toast to another level by adding different flavors and textures to the exterior of the toast, as well. Good examples of that are my Crispy Cereal-Crusted French Toast and Snickerdoodle French Toast, both of which have ... Read More »

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

Pineapple upside down cakes are a delicious way to enjoy this sweet, tropical fruit – but they’re not the only way to enjoy pineapples. Overloaded with fresh pineapples from all the tropical drinks I’ve been playing around with lately, I’ve been looking for ways besides fruit salad and upside down cake to use some up. These¬†Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes aren’t all that far away from ... Read More »

Brown Sugar and Coconut Cinnamon Bun Bread

Brown Sugar and Coconut Cinnamon Bun Bread

An easy to make brunch dish is perfect for entertaining any time of year, whether you’re enjoying a lazy Sunday morning on a warm summer day or cozying up to the fire place on a chilly winter morning. One dish that I particularly enjoy is this Brown Sugar and Coconut Cinnamon Bun Bread, which captures the spirit of delicious, yeasted cinnamon buns in a one-bowl ... Read More »

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 »

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