French Toast, Pancakes, & Waffles

How to Turn Pancake Mix Into Waffle Mix

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One of the most common recipes that I use from our recipe index is our Oatmeal Pancake Mix recipe. Ever since I stumbled on this recipe a few years ago, I haven't used any other pancake mix. My family…

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

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These Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes are a part of our family's regular breakfast rotation for good reason. They have sneaky vegetables (i.e. pumpkin this time) and 100% whole grain in them but retain their…

Pumpkin French Toast

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Pumpkin French Toast is such a nutritious and hearty way to start your day. Like most of our easy breakfast recipes, we've included instructions for how to make french toast as an easy make ahead freezer…

Chocolate Waffles with Banana

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These healthy Chocolate Waffles are a great way to start the morning. The banana adds a touch of sweetness and some added nutrition and kids will love the idea of eating "chocolate" for breakfast. Feel…
Blueberry French Toast Casserole {with Vanilla Glaze} in a glass casserole dish

Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Vanilla Glaze

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No need to slave away over the stove flipping French toast. Serve everyone at once with this easy and DELICIOUS Blueberry French Toast Casserole. What's even better is this is a fabulous make-ahead breakfast…
Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

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Ever wonder what to do with the heels of bread or crusts that your kids turn their noses up at? How about apples that are about to go bad? You could make a classic french toast recipe like our…
I LOVE this oatmeal pancake recipe. After this hearty, flavorful recipe for pancake mix, I will never go back to plain pancakes again. It's also packed with good ingredients that keep you fuller longer.

Oatmeal Pancake Mix

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Oatmeal pancakes are hearty, flavorful, and full of grains that won't leave you hungry hours later. You'll never go back to boxed pancake mix after seeing how easy it is to make to make your own oatmeal…

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Waffles {Freezer Meal}

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Here's an easy breakfast idea that your family will love: freezer friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Waffles. They are a great way to sneak some nutrition into your breakfast. Make lots and freeze some for later! These…

Easy Zucchini Pancakes: A Freezer Meal!

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Here's an easy breakfast idea for ya. Our freezer friendly whole grain zucchini pancakes pack a yummy punch! Enjoy using up some fresh zucchini and serving your family a wholesome breakfast. Double the…
Use up leftovers to create this delicious make-ahead Banana Pecan Baked French Toast.

Banana Pecan Baked French Toast {Freezer Meal}

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What do you do with a freezer bag full of leftover bread heels in the freezer, overripe bananas, and even some butternut squash puree? (Don't cast a skeptical eye at the squash...just look at all the…

By Far, The BEST Way to Make Cinnamon Toast

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Cinnamon toast is pretty hard to screw up. I mean it's just a combination of cinnamon, sugar and butter on bread. Not much skill to it, right? WRONG. You're all wrong. There is a fabulous, beautiful,…
Whole Wheat Waffles

Whole Wheat Waffles--Real Food Version of Eggo! {Freezer Meal}

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If you follow our blog at all, you know our families love them some breakfast. We've got so many pancakes, waffles, French Toast, egg, and oatmeal recipes on our Breakfast Recipe Index page. So why another…
Apple cinnamon french toast recipe

Apple Cinnamon French Toast

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Who doesn't love french toast? It uses up leftovers, is a taste bud favorite, and is an easy way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your family's diet. (Just check out how I used sweet potatoes…

Easy Whole Grain Zucchini Pancakes {Freezer Meal}

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Here's an easy breakfast idea for ya. Our freezer friendly whole grain zucchini pancakes pack a yummy punch! Enjoy using up some fresh zucchini and serving your family a wholesome breakfast. Double the…
Chocolate Waffle recipe with zucchini

Double Chocolate Zucchini Waffles {Freezer Meal}

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I'm on a mission to sneak zucchini into every food I can. Our garden keeps making them and I can't stand to let our own, homegrown zucchinis go to waste! I plan to make more zucchini bread but I can only…
healthy sweet potato french toast

Sweet Potato French Toast

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As you may have gleaned by now, my family loves a good breakfast and I love sneaking veggies in my kids' meals any way I can.  Here's a recipe that accomplishes both.  When you use the blender…

Pumpkin Protein Waffles {Freezer Meal}

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Pumpkin Protein Waffles are an easy breakfast idea your family will love. They are crispy on the outside yet moist throughout and make a great healthy freezer meal. A delicious way to get more protein…

Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast

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Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast is a healthy breakfast recipe my kids and I go ga-ga over.  The inspiration recipe for this Blueberry Pumpkin French Toast was too white carb and sugar-laden…
Whole Grain Pancake Mix

Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Mix {Freezer Meal}

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Our family loves pancakes, like Seriously Sweet Potato Pancakes and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes.  But, sometimes I don't have time to make those and I just want a quick dry mix on hand.  Unfortunately,…

Egg Dishes

egg bites in a silicone muffin pan

Cheddar Chive Egg Bites

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Want a high protein, low carb, on-the-go breakfast option that will keep you satisfied all morning? Cheddar Chive Egg Bites are the perfect solution for a healthy breakfast on busy weekdays. Make this…

Fluffy Egg Casserole with Bacon

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This delicious fluffy egg casserole with bacon is an easy make ahead breakfast idea that is great for feeding a crowd or large family. It can be turned into a freezer meal and is a total crowd pleaser.…
Breakfast Casserole slice on a plate with fruit

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Gruyere

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This Crockpot Breakfast Casserole with bacon and Gruyere cheese is the perfect make-ahead breakfast casserole to impress a crowd!
ham and cheese egg cups on a white serving platter with sliced green onions on top

Baked Ham and Egg Cups

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Ham and Egg Cups might just blow your mind. They did mine. With only three main ingredients, this high-protein dish could be one of the easiest breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipes ever.
It's like magic! These Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs really are cooked perfectly and peel easily. I can't believe it!

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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These easy-to-peel Instant Pot hard boiled eggs. just might change your life. It is the only way I make hard boiled eggs now! With 3 simple steps, you can do it too. This recipe is MAGIC. In…

Spinach and Bacon Quiche

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Filled with only a few flavorful ingredients, this Spinach Bacon Quiche comes together quickly but won't stick around for long. Make ahead and freeze directions included.
make ahead breakfast sandwiches on a cutting board

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

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These simple Make Ahead Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches rival their fast food equivalent any day! They make a wholesome, delicious breakfast possible even on the busiest mornings. Kids and adults…

Egg-in-a-Hole: A Classic Breakfast Idea

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Why I love Eggs-in-a-Hole There are quite a few reasons this mama loves a good 'ol egg-in-a-hole for breakfast. It's quick and easy to make. It's one of my go-to weekday breakfasts. It's cheap.…

Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins

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Looking for an easy breakfast idea? We love this easy Breakfast Casserole Muffin recipe. It's made with simple ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen. These make a fabulous, freezer-friendly…

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

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Kids and adults alike love these simple breakfast burritos filled with all good things including BACON. Make these in mass and freeze them to have on hand for busy school and work mornings as a grab-and-go option. What a nutritious, protein-rich, and delicious breakfast to start your day!

Mini Bacon, Spinach, and Egg Quiches {Freezer Meal}

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Yum-yum in my tum-tum. These mini quiches were a certified crowd pleaser. The ingredients are as simple as the recipe is. I must admit though. This is one of those, "real food meets reality," recipes.…
This quick, cheap, and protein-rich meal works for breakfast or dinner anytime.

10-Minute Spinach Cheddar Frittata: Easy Weeknight Meal

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Sometimes it's 5 p.m., and you have few groceries in the fridge and no plan for dinner. That was me one night last week. Thankfully, I had eggs, cheese, milk, and some fresh spinach to work with. And…

Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas {Freezer Meal}

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Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. But the opinions are all ours!  My kids are totally on a quesadilla kick. No matter what we put in it, if…
Savory Breakfast Muffins

Savory Breakfast Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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My husband needs quick, hearty breakfasts that he can take in the car with him on the way to work.  Savory Breakfast Muffins fit the bill and are his absolute favorite. They are a cornbread-type…
Easy oven omelet recipe

Oven Omelet {Freezer Meal}

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My family has a love affair with eggs whether it's for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  No skin off my back, since they are cheap, easy to make, and healthy.  This "omelette" casserole is either breakfast…

Muffins & Sweet Breads

Blueberry Banana Bread

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This recipe for Blueberry Banana Bread is a classic sweet bread with a healthy twist. It’s the perfect breakfast, snack, or even dessert option and can be frozen for later use! Why This Bread…

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

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I can't even begin to count the number of times I've made this Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll recipe. My kids cheer when they find out I'm making them. You'll be the one cheering when you realize how easy…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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These healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist, sweet, and delicious...and easily freezable. We pull them out of the freezer for snacks or for an easy breakfast.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins With Crumble Topping

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This tried and true Pumpkin Spice Muffins recipe will quickly become part of your fall baking rotation. Imagine all the delicious flavors of autumn packed into a fluffy, moist, nutritious muffin. The…

Cinnamon Applesauce Bread

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Prepare to "fall" in love with Cinnamon Applesauce Bread. Using mostly pantry staples, you can bake up this nutritious, mouth-watering sweet bread in no time.
Zucchini Bread on a plate

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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This Healthy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is made with all whole food ingredients and is moist and delicious! Zucchini grows in abundance around here in the summer time. It's incredibly healthy…

Blueberry Avocado Muffins

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This healthy blueberry avocado muffin packs some serious nutritional punch but is still a treat! It's got sneaky ingredients like avocado, Greek yogurt, and whole wheat flour. Add the crumb topping that's infused with lemon zest for a delicious (yet nutritious) muffin!

Zucchini Muffins with Flaxseed

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Chocolate Banana Muffins

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These Chocolate Banana Muffins are not only moist and delicious, but they are packed with sneaky nutrition. They are a kid-favorite and freeze beautifully. Serve as an easy, make-ahead healthy breakfast.
The BEST healthy whole wheat banana pumpkin bread recipe ever!

Banana Pumpkin Bread

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This Banana Pumpkin Bread is moist, nutritious, and delicious! Learn how to freeze it for later or make it into muffins, too.

Make Ahead Banana Breakfast Cake

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Banana Breakfast Cake is my dream breakfast. My whole family likes it, it's full of nutritious yet simple ingredients, and it works perfectly to double the batch to make a breakfast freezer meal.  I've…
chocolate banana bread slices on white plate

Chocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread

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Ah, sweet breads. Forgiver of all added-in leftovers and hidden fruits and veggies. Your family is going to love this pretty darn healthy Chocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread!

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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These healthy, whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins are YUMMO. Seriously. Don't let the whole wheat factor make you think they are going to be compromised. Plus, they are freezer-friendly and an easy breakfast for busy mornings.

Make Ahead Blueberry Crumble Breakfast Cake

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Blueberry Crumble Breakfast Cake is a great weekend breakfast idea. It's got some sneaky nutrition and the cake-crumble ratio is perfect. Use fresh or frozen blueberries for this easy breakfast recipe.  If…

Blueberry Power Muffins

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It's no secret that I am a muffin lover. I love that they are easy to make, easy to eat anytime of the day, and easy to freeze. When these Blueberry Power Muffins were suggested by my friend Noelle…

Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins

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I love making muffins. Maybe it's because my figure somewhat represents one at the current time (i.e. 7.5 months pregnant) but for some reason I've been wanting muffins in the morning--and afternoon.…
Double chocolate zucchini bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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I love delicious recipes that have sneaky veggies! This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe is perfect for sneaking vegetables into. The dark chocolate color masks any pops of green that might…
Flourless Banana Muffin Recipe

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

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Warning: This post may introduce you to some ingredients that you don't recognize. But, let me assure you that it's worth giving these Gluten Free Banana Muffins a shot because they are absolutely…
Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins (GF)

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins Recipe (GF) {Freezer Meal}

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Republished and updated from September 2012 You may be wondering what the heck coconut flour is and why I would bother baking muffins with it. First off, these Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins are…
healthy zucchini bread recipe

Zucchini Bread with Some Healthy Substitutions {Freezer Meal}

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It's zucchini season! I've already picked 3 from my garden and I see a few more on the way. I want to make sure I put the zucchinis to good use so I've been trying to find healthy recipes that would help…

DIY Corn Muffin Mix

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I like me a good corn muffin.  Don't you?  But not all corn muffins are created equal. When you buy a boxed mix at the store, for instance, you're getting trans fats, additives, and ingredients…
Savory Breakfast Muffins

Savory Breakfast Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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My husband needs quick, hearty breakfasts that he can take in the car with him on the way to work.  Savory Breakfast Muffins fit the bill and are his absolute favorite. They are a cornbread-type…

Oatmeal Dishes

Chocolate Baked Oatmeal {aka Brownie Baked Oatmeal}

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Chocolate Baked Oatmeal tastes and looks like dessert...but it's actually a fairly healthy breakfast (or lunch or dinner or snack). This recipe is a fan favorite! My kids and I developed this recipe…

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

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This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Vanilla Glaze has it all. It's healthy, easy, freezable, and delicious. It's also gluten-free & dairy-free! I feel great about filling my family's tummies…
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is hearty, healthy, delicious, and fairly adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. Plus, leftovers keep well in the fridge for several days. Serve it up as a tasty start to your day or as a “breakfast-for-dinner”, along with bacon and a fruit salad.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

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This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is hearty, healthy, delicious, and fairly adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. Plus, leftovers keep well in the fridge for several days. Serve it up as…

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal (with Chocolate Chips)

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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is a wholesome, warm, comforting breakfast for any day of the week. Kids love the sweetness and chocolate chips; parents love the sneaky pumpkin and other healthy ingredients. I feel great about filling my family's tummies with this first thing in the morning This baked oatmeal recipe is an easy one to double and freeze too!

Simple Homemade Granola

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This simple granola recipe is one of the easiest and tastiest you will find on the Internet. I've been making this exact recipe before Thriving Home even started. It's got 5 main ingredients but you can easily add more if you want to jazz it up. Such a simple, healthy snack!
6 mason jars with various overnight oats in them

7 Overnight Oats Recipes

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Learn how to save time and money and eat healthier by prepping Overnight Oats ahead of time for the week. Use our 7 different delicious overnight oats recipes to start filling your fridge today.
oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and bananas in mason jar on a counter

Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

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Peanut butter and chocolate star in this delicious, make-ahead Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats recipe that takes minutes to put together. You'll think it's dessert but it's really a hearty, healthy breakfast! We…
Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats in a mason jar

Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats

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Raspberries and lemon zest star in this delicious, make-ahead Raspberry Overnight Oats recipe that takes just minutes to put together. Whip up a few batches when fresh raspberries are in season or make…
I LOVE this oatmeal pancake recipe. After this hearty, flavorful recipe for pancake mix, I will never go back to plain pancakes again. It's also packed with good ingredients that keep you fuller longer.

Oatmeal Pancake Mix

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Oatmeal pancakes are hearty, flavorful, and full of grains that won't leave you hungry hours later. You'll never go back to boxed pancake mix after seeing how easy it is to make to make your own oatmeal…

Peach Pie Overnight Oats

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This make-ahead Peach Pie Overnight Oats recipe takes just minutes to put together and provides a super nutritious and quick breakfast. Think late summer, ripe peaches, and a delicious slice of…

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

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This super nutritious make-ahead Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats takes just minutes to put together and tastes surprisingly like the dessert. A perfect breakfast recipe to have on hand when strawberries are in season!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

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Make-ahead Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats takes just minutes to put together and provides a super nutritious and quick breakfast.

Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

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Make-ahead blueberry muffin overnight oats take just minutes to put together and provide a super nutritious and quick breakfast.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

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I love this easy healthy breakfast idea: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies. These healthy make ahead breakfast cookies are great fresh or also as a freezer meal.  Zucchini for breakfast!?…

Instant Pot Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Making steel cut oatmeal in the Instant Pot is a breeze. This easy breakfast idea will quickly make its way into your healthy breakfast rotation! Thanks to this Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Steel Cut…

Dark Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal (with Sneaky Spinach)

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You caught us. Yes, it's slightly ridiculous how much we eat oatmeal around here, whether it's Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packs or another baked oatmeal recipe from our breakfast recipe index. We love…
Baked Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal: A super health, easy, freezable breakfast.

Baked Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal

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After our first indulgent Thanksgiving feast (my first one to host in 37 years!) at our house and then a second indulgent feast with more family plus leftovers for every meal, we needed this…

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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I love this easy healthy breakfast idea: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies. These healthy make ahead breakfast cookies are great fresh or also as a freezer meal.  Zucchini for breakfast!? Yep.…
Delicious and healthy! Make this baked oatmeal ahead of time for a warm and comforting breakfast the whole family will love. Double and freeze an extra one for later, too. #freezermeal #realfood

Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal {Freezer Meal}

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  After discovering how life-changing (well, close) Brownie Baked Oatmeal can be, I knew I had to try other forms of this make ahead oatmeal breakfast. Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal…
This Baked Oatmeal is hearty, healthy, delicious, and fairly adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. Plus, leftovers keep well in the fridge for several days. Serve it up as a tasty start to your day or as a “breakfast-for-dinner”, along with bacon and a fruit salad.

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

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Want to know my number one requested recipe? The one that when anyone tries it, they come crawling back for the directions on how to make it? Lucky you, today I'm sharing with you my Baked Oatmeal recipe.   It's…
healthy breakfast cookies

Breakfast Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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I stayed up late last night making a new recipe called Breakfast Cookies, since I had to go to work early today and needed a quick, healthy breakfast.  They are packed with protein, potassium, fiber,…