Category Archives: Breakfasts

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

There are many things that you can do with a basic pancake recipe to make it a little bit more exciting. You can vary the syrup, using everything from maple syrup to agave to a thickened berry sauce. You can add fruit to the batter, or chocolate chips or even bacon. The options are almost endless, and one of my favorite things to add in ... Read More »

Lighter Everyday Cinnamon Rolls

Freshly made cinnamon rolls

Who can resist a soft, gooey cinnamon roll? And the better question is, do you really want to resist one? Cinnamon rolls are one of the most delicious breakfast options out there. They’re sweet, satisfying and very indulgent – not to mention fairly time consuming to make. They’re a great brunch item to make when you have some extra time on a weekend, but they’re ... Read More »

Toasted Coconut Glazed Crullers

Coconut Crullers

When you walk into a donut shop, you see lots of familiar treats. There are cake donuts with a variety of sprinkles, crumbs and glazes. There are crackly old fashioned donuts, also made with cake donut dough, that have a lot of texture to them. There are yeasted donuts in all kinds of rings, twists and swirls, with glazes, sparkling sugars and other toppings. There ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Why wait around until dessert to have pumpkin pie, when you can have it for breakfast, too? Pumpkin pie is a custard-type pie with a filling made with pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, sugar and spices. French toast also has a custard base, made with milk and eggs. It is not a big leap to convert one into the other – and that is exactly what ... Read More »

Baked Mini Donuts

Frosted Mini Donuts

I bought a mini donut pan many, many months ago and it has been sitting in my pantry ever since. I wanted the pan because it was so cute, but when it comes down to the time to make a donut – which isn’t all that often in the first place – I usually opt to go for fried donuts and take a few extra ... Read More »

Whole Grain Banana Nut Pancakes

White Whole Wheat Banana Nut Pancakes

One overripe banana sitting on the countertop really isn’t enough to bake a whole loaf of banana bread. It is, however, enough to make a batch of banana pancakes with and that is exactly what I decided to do with my last overly-speckled banana this weekend. A mashed banana adds flavor, moisture and heartiness to a batch of pancakes. To complement it, I decided to ... Read More »

Blueberry Ebelskiver

Ebelskiver in pan

I never need an excuse to break out my ebelskiver pan and cook up some of those delightful spherical pancakes on a weekend morning. You do need a special pan to make them, but ebelskivers are just as easy to make as regular pancakes and might taste just a little bit better due to their shape and size. In fact, the recipe is very much ... Read More »

Churros con Chocolate

Churros frying

In Madrid, there is one dessert place that is a must-visit destination. That is Chocolateria San Gines. This chocolate shop has one specialty and that is Churros con Chocolate. The chocolate is thick, rich and pudding-like, and the churros are light and crisp. The combination is pretty much the only thing on the menu and the waiters tend to assume that this is what you ... Read More »

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