Between the pumpkin, hazelnuts, walnuts, and maple, this is a perfect autumn breakfast. Beating the egg whites separately from the yokes makes for fluffier pancakes -- almost like a soufflé.
This old fashioned treat is almost like an inside out apple crisp, with the oats and brown sugar filling nestled within. It's the kind of breakfast that might just get you moving on a cold winter's morning, and one you'll certainly want to share with your houseguests.
My kids take these granola bars to school for snack, and they doubtless experience an, "I can't believe it's not cookies" feeling of righteous swindlery. The fact that the bars are packed with whole grains and nuts, seeds and dried fruits, means that they're an excellent source of energy and nutrients, despite the sweet, greasy facts of butter and honey. This is my version of an excellent Ina Garten recipe -- she's the Barefoot Contessa, and I really love her no-nonsense style of cooking and eating.
Make ahead meals are a must during the busy holiday season. My mom understood that well when she started making this egg dish for Christmas morning many years ago. It gets lots of flavor from the addition of sautéed red bell peppers and mushrooms, and it's cheesy enough so that children love it as much as grownups do.
This colorful "salad" is perfect on holiday mornings. The fresh, bright flavors of the oranges and grapefruit awaken the senses and put everyone in a festive mood. Perhaps the best part about this dish, is that all it requires of me in the morning, is taking it out of the fridge.
Cooking bacon in the oven is so much easier than frying it in a pan, especially when you are serving a crowd. Long, slow cooking ensures that the bacon is crisped to perfection, and the sugary glaze makes an already delicious breakfast treat positively addictive. It's salty and sweet and so good to eat!
This pancake, a fancy cousin of the puffy Dutch baby, is filled with cinnamon spiced apples and baked in the oven. More custard than cake, this breakfast is sure to warm the belly and is perfect with a side of bacon or sausage.
Ground turkey from the supermarket makes a healthy and delicious alternative to fat-laden pork sausages. Try these stuffed into a buttermilk biscuit or alongside some fluffy pancakes. These sausages are so flavorful and moist you won't miss the calories at all. Make sure to prepare the sausage mixture the night before so they are ready to cook in the morning.
Fruit and grain bars are great for snacks, but they can be quite pricey. At 15 cents per bar, this homemade version is a substantial savings over the store-bought kind.
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