Oatmeal has all the right elements for a great morning meal: it’s warm, has enough dietary fiber and protein to keep you feeling full, and the healthy whole-grain carbohydrates give you energy. But let’s be honest: a blueberry muffin tastes way better. Thankfully, someone finally had the idea to combine the two. This Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal recipe creates a rich and healthy morning meal, but with a rich muffin taste and sweet blueberries. Oh, and it’s gluten-free. With a mix of simple ingredients and a little bit of maple syrup and coconut [... more]
This Sausage, Arugula and Ricotta Tart may not be quick, but the taste is well worth the effort. So if you wake up early or have nothing but time on a lazy weekend, grab a bunch of cheese and make some tarts! This recipe is pretty involved and takes some planning ahead, but once you have all the ingredients, the rest is pretty basic. The savory sausage mixed with the bitter arugula make for a wild ride, not to mention all the cheeses working together. We think its [... more]
Start your summer mornings off right with this decadent and savory Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict recipe from Damn Delicious. The protein-rich combination of fresh avocado and smoked salmon will keep you feeling full all morning, while the light Hollandaise sauce will make you think you woke up at an upscale brunch bistro. Made with a whole grain English muffin and poached eggs, this breakfast is not only delicious, but heart-healthy as well. Haven’t quite mastered poaching an egg? This recipe would taste just as good with simple fried eggs. Throw in a mimosa and you’ll be in breakfast heaven!
Doughnut shop doughnuts, step aside. These Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts with Fresh Strawberry Glaze will make you wonder why you didn’t start making your own doughnuts sooner. With no hot oil in sight and fresh fruit used in the icing, these pastries might just trick you into thinking they’re healthy. A cake-like consistency delivers a fluffy, tender texture with each bite you take. The light, sweet icing is the perfect topping to these doughnuts and combines just three ingredients: freshly cut strawberries, powdered sugar and milk. Spending a [... more]
Bring a Polish breakfast favorite, Racuszki, into your American kitchen this summer. When we find ourselves with a little more time on our hands, there’s no reason to not step out of the box and get a little creative. These sweet little breakfast pastries frequently get described as Polish pancakes. The thick fluffy texture that the added yeast provides along with a unique, sugary flavor are two of the most significant differences between these and American pancakes. The actual cooking process remains the same though. [... more]
Bacon is America’s favorite breakfast meat, and for good reason. These versatile little slices of cured pork complement the flavors of so many foods and add a savory, salty crunch to any dish. For this recipe, crumbled bacon tops a delicious avocado spread that’s been slathered on sliced baguettes. The French bread is served as-is without any additional baking, creating a soft base for the toppings. Providing a tasty surprise, a drizzle of honey acts as a sweet foil to the bacon’s saltiness. Each savory bite of [... more]
Already a popular breakfast fruit, blueberries take center stage in these delicious morning tarts. As simple to prepare as they are tasty, Blueberry Pastry Delights consist of just six ingredients: cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract (for the sweet filling); canned crescent rolls (for the pastry shells); and fresh blueberries (for the pièce de résistance). You simply roll out the crescent roll dough, spread on the cream cheese mixture, sprinkle some blueberries on top of the filling, fold in the corners, and bake. It’s that simple. [... more]
Doughnut holes, those doughy balls of goodness, become even more delicious when smothered in powdered sugar and a decadent vanilla glaze. But get this: The creator of these Skinny Bakery-Style Donut Holes swears that they’re only 22 calories apiece. We don’t know how, but we’re not complaining! The recipe yields about 170 donut holes, so you may want to halve it or freeze some of the dough for later. When making them, be sure to keep them bite-size—the dough really rises. Enjoy them while they’re still warm.
On those days when you crave a more decadent breakfast, treat yourself to Coconut French Toast. Slices of brioche are dipped in a sinfully rich custard made of cream, coconut milk, vanilla extract, eggs, and nutmeg, and then coated in coconut flakes before frying. Serve the heavenly toast with fresh fruit and maple syrup. Because the recipe’s creator lives in Dubai, she uses the metric system for some of the ingredients, so you’ll need to convert to standard measurements. But don’t let that stop you. The recipe [... more]
Which do you like better: milk chocolate or dark chocolate? With these Rich & Dense Triple Chocoletta Muffins you don’t have to decide because you get both! The decadent combination creates a literal heaven-in-your-mouth experience. These treats require only a few simple steps and bake in less than 25 minutes. In fact, the amount of labor required to create these delicious masterpieces is far less than the level of satisfaction you get when you take that first bite. As moist as they are rich, these muffins make [... more]
Easily the most important meal, breakfast sets the tone for the rest of your day. Start it off right with vegetables and protein in this Spinach Quiche With a Cornmeal Crust. Loaded with plenty of Swiss cheese, fresh spinach, and a dash of nutmeg, this savory French dish really satisfies. Mix some cheddar with the Swiss for a little variety, and substitute kale for the spinach if you prefer a tougher texture. The cornmeal crust is irresistible, so don’t expect to leave any crumbs. A side of [... more]
That ham and cheese sandwich you’ve been making needs a serious makeover, and this recipe is here to help. Topped with a fried egg and melted cheese, Croque Madame McMuffins conveniently transform the classic French sandwich into a breakfast treat. Out of respect for our European allies, let’s not scrimp on this recipe. Head to your local butcher, and get some high-quality ham, such as Boar’s Head or Applegate Farms. The béchamel sauce—one of the most popular basic sauces of French cuisine—will make you swoon as will [... more]
Requiring no silverware and just two bites to consume, muffins make a satisfying breakfast or snack for those of us on the go. This recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins—which yields 12 to 15 moist, fluffy mini-cakes—takes just 15 minutes of prep time and 18 minutes to cook. The subtle nuttiness of the poppy seeds combines with the light lemon flavor to create a fresh taste. Drizzled on top, the light glaze, a mixture of lemon juice and powdered sugar, makes the muffins moist and that first [... more]
If your taco-lovin’ self craves Mexican fare morning, noon, and night, you’ll be glad we shared this breakfast quiche. The deep crust, made of tortilla chips, gives the quiche a crunchy texture while the savory egg custard holds all of the filling ingredients together. And just like with your favorite quesadilla, serve this Mexican Quiche with fresh avocado, salsa, and a dollop of sour cream to enhance the flavors. We can’t think of a better way to start the day!
Whether you celebrate big or small this Easter, this recipe must make its way to your kitchen table come Sunday morning. While classic Belgium waffles are hard to beat, Carrot Cake Waffles will give them a run for their money. Moist and fluffy, just like the popular namesake cake, each bite melts in your mouth. A sinfully rich cinnamon maple cream cheese spread serves as the “icing” on these cakey treats. Sprinkle a few extra raisins on top to give them a sweet burst of flavor and [... more]