Posts from the ‘Breakfast’ Category

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

I’m a big fan of oatmeal and since it’s generally healthy and good for breast feeding I’m trying to eat more of it… but this recipe is not really “healthy” due to all the sugar…but it does taste good! I’ll try to update it to be more healthy next time I make it (note I did add milled flaxseed to the recipe so that helps right?)

This is really tasty and easy – I like that the powdered mix can be stored and used when wanted in however much oatmeal you decide you want to eat. I will definitely make this recipe again though hopefully a bit healthier.

Here’s the recipe (serves 9):

Ingredients (9 servings)

For each batch of oatmeal (single serving)


  1. Combine the first seven ingredients and mix well; store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months; this will make about 9 servings of oatmeal.
  2. To prepare: Combine oats and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal mix; add enough boiling water until oatmeal is desired consistency.
  3. sprinkle with additional brown sugar if desired.



Biscuits Supreme

I love, love, love biscuits…. I grew up on biscuits in Kentucky so now that I live in Canada it’s a rare treat to get some real country biscuits…. plus they are so not figure friendly…

I’ve been really craving some good country biscuits and they just can’t be found…not a Cracker Barrel or biscuit pro in sight for like 600 miles!

Tonight I just couldn’t take it any more… I was fixing ham and mashed potatoes and I just HAD TO HAVE SOME FLUFFY COUNTRY BISCUITS… so I pulled out my trusty Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from the cupboard and found a recipe that seems within my skill range…. viola! Fantastic fully country biscuits in no time flat! There were really awesome but also really fattening so only make them on special occasions if you can!

Pg. 69, “Better Homes and Gardens – New Cook Book”

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening (I used super cold butter, cut into bits instead)
  • 2/3 cup milk

Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (I used a food processor to do this – worked wonderfully!) Make a well in the center; add milk all at once. Stir just till dough clings together. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface for 10 to 12 strokes. Roll or pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 -1/2 inch biscuit cutter, dipping cutter in flour between cuts. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 450F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till golden. Serve warm. Makes 10 to 12 biscuits.


I’ve heard you can make the dough ahead of time and form the biscuits and freeze on a baking sheet, then put into container and freeze for up to 1 month…. I’m going to give that a try next time! 🙂

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

This is a new recipe I tried tonight and it turned out pretty good… the texture was a little too stiff for me but overall it was pretty good – the flavor is very nice and subtle. Unfortunately I didn’t have the orange peel but it was still good…. the recipe is below.
2 medium bananas, peeled
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

How to make this recipe:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Puree bananas in blender (1 cup).

In a medium bowl, mix bananas, egg, sugar, oil and orange peel until well blended.

In large bowl, combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture until evenly moistened.

Spoon batter into greased 2-1/2 inch muffin cups.

Bake 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Dip warm tops in sugar.
Makes 12 muffins
Recipe submitted by: Brenda Hyde

Cheddar and Onion Cottage Cheese Muffins

I made these cottage cheese muffins today and I put cheddar and green onions in them…. yummy! I have made them once before and put leftover crumbled bacon in them and they were wonderful then too! You really should give these a try sometime! The original recipe comes from Recipezaar and uses blueberries instead.


  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup cottage cheese, drained
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1-1/2 cups flour


  1. mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and then spoon into greased muffin tins. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Apple Cheddar Muffins

My husband and I really like apples with cheddar so today I thought I’d see if I could find a recipe for muffins…and thanks to the internet, I did! It comes from Loleta Cheese Factory so I knew it would be pretty yummy! I’m going to make these for our breakfast tomorrow (but of course I have to try one tonight!)….mmmm…… These were really good… maybe a little too much cinnamon as you couldn’t really taste the cheddar that much but they have an nice texture and flavor…. I’ll make these again!!!

The original recipe can be found here (PDF) –> Apple Cheddar Muffins

I used 1-1/2 large red apple, finely chopped for my muffins instead of applesauce, which I didn’t have. I suspect that the batter was a lot thicker than it would have been had I used applesauce…. I ended up with 11 muffins but the original recipe says you should get about 15 muffins so…. I’m not sure what happened!

Orange Cream Smoothie

Have you ever had those Orange Julius drinks or the orange cream popcicles (I remember from childhood)? I made this smoothie the other day and it reminded me of those — I really enjoyed it! I added vanilla whey protein since I wanted to have this as a quick breakfast meal before work. (you could add vanilla yogurt instead if you wanted)


  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 3/4 cup oj
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 banana


  1. place all ingredients in blender or large plastic cup (like a Big Gulp cup) using a wand blender and combine until it’s smooth. Yum!

recipe by: r2bcluvs2cook

Chocolate Cherry Muffins

I had some cherries that I wanted to use up in muffins but I wanted something a little chocolaty too…. so I came up with these muffins… they were really moist and very yummy.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese (for best results, drain & puree curds)
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup chopped cherries (you could use canned or fresh)


  1. combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. in another bowl, combine all wet ingredients
  3. combine the wet and dry ingredients together to make a batter
  4. place into greased (or lined) muffin tins and bake about 35-45 minutes at 350F
  5. let cool about 15 minutes before removing from pan as bottoms may be a little mushy

recipe by: r2bcluvs2cook

My husband and I really liked these muffins… a nice change from the normal fruit muffin we enjoy. 🙂