PB&J Muffins

Ingredients (makes 6 muffins):
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp coconut oil
jam or preserves, your choice or flavor (I used strawberry)

Crumble Top
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar sugar
1 tbsp bsugar
1/4 cup flour
Directions:
1. Preheat over to 375 degrees
2. Line muffin tin with baking cups and set aside.
3. Combine flour, salt, baking powder & sugar into a medium size bowl.
4. Stir in peanut butter until crumbly.
5. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract & coconut oil.
6. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix low until combined.
7. Fill each cup 1/2 way with batter
8. Talk a 1 tsp scoop of jam and place in the center of each 1/2 filled cup.
9. Divide remaining batter into cups.
10. Make crumble mixture by blending flour, sugar & butter.
11. Lightly sprinkle the crumble mixture on top of each batter filled cup.
12. Baked for 18-20 minutes.
13. Let cool slightly before serving.

Garlic Bread Waffles

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp white sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup of warm milk
2 tbsp melted butter + additional 1 tbsp (separate)
1 tsp garlic powder + 1/2 tsp (separate)
1 1/2 tsp parsley flakes + 1/2 tsp (separate)

Directions:
1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar
3. In a separate bowl, beat egg until fluffy. Stir in milk and butter.
4. Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until blended.
5. Mix 1 tbsp melted butter, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp parsley flakes.
6. Using a pastry or basting brush, generously coat your waffle iron with the melted butter mixture (both sides).
7. Pour 1/3-1/2 cups of batter per waffle into waffle iron (depending on size of iron).
8. Cook for roughly 6 minutes.
9. Top with mozzarella stuffed meatballs (recipe coming soon) and sauce.
10. Serve warm!

Healthy Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

This recipe easily makes my top 3. It’s my go-to for a hearty brunch. It’s quick, delicious and guilt-free.

Makes 1-2 servings.

INGREDIENTS:

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
1/3 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/3 cup black beans, rinsed
2-3 eggs
1/2 tbsp olive oil (or oil alternative, i.e. coconut)
for seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, red pepper
Sriracha sauce (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. Over medium-high, heat olive oil on stove in a 9 inch cast iron skillet
3. Add sweet potato (stir and cook 2-3 min)
4. Add green pepper and onion, season veggie mixture lightly with spices (you can always add more but these spices have strong flavors)
5. Continue to stir until veggies begin to soften
6. Remove from heat
7. Use a spoon to make 2-3 pockets in your mix
8. Crack eggs into pockets and season lightly with salt & pepper
9. Bake 9-12 minutes (or until your eggs reach a consistency you prefer)
10. Drizzle Sriracha sauce on top serve immediately


 

Breakfast Bread Bowls

Ingredients:
2 eggs
bread roll (I used a ciabatta herb roll)
2 slices of cooked breakfast meat (I used bacon)
grape tomato (optional)salt
pepper
garlic powder
herbs of your choice (I used Italian seasoning)
1-2 tbsp shredded cheese of your choice (I used an Italian blend)
butter

other filling suggestions: cilantro, parsley, thyme, shredded cheese, goat cheese, caramelized onions, spinach, ham, sausage, crumbled bacon, onions, mushrooms, spinach, feta cheese, bell pepper, etc.

Directions:
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. cut a square into the top of your bread – set tops aside to be cooked later
3. using a small knife cut under your square to remove and create a bowl
4. place bread bowls on a baking sheet
5. sprinkle a pinch of your herbs & garlic powder on the inside of your bread bowl
6. add a layer of shredded cheese
7. break your slices of bacon in half and layer on top of the cheese
8. crack eggs on top of bacon
9. place slices of tomato on top of eggs
10. season with salt and pepper
11. bake for 15-20 minutes depending on how cooked you like your eggs
12. spread butter on inside of bread bowl tops and bake for 5 minutes (or until toasted)
13. serve warm

Waffles

These waffles are delicious and the perfect recipe for a traditional waffle!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, we use Gold Medal
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup whole or 2% milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
**Butter, syrup and/or whipped cream (your topping preference)

Directions:
Prepare Batter:
1. Whisk the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl
2. In another bowl whisk the milk, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla together until blended
3. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until just mixed
4. Set batter aside for 10 to 15 minutes so the baking powder has time to activate
5. Heat waffle maker
6. Pour 1/2 cup (depending on the size of your waffle maker) onto heated plate
7. Cook for 4-6 minutes (again, depending on your waffle maker)
8. Immediately place on cooling rack, try not to stack, as you cook the rest of the waffles – this will keep them crispy!