Whole wheat crumpets get a bit more fiber from wheat flour, and honey adds a little twist to this surprisingly easy bread recipe! It’s freezer friendly and easy to follow so even newer bread bakers can achieve delicious results.
I tried making crumpets once, years and years ago, and it didn’t turn out right, so I just bought them. That is, until I stumbled across my friend Brian’s recipe on his blog, Krumpli. Random side note, krumpli means potato in Hungarian, a friend of mine taught me that the other day. I have a soft spot for trying recipes based on childhood memories, and reading his crumpet story, I knew I had to make them. I also knew the results would be different than last time because he worked on his recipe until it matched his memory. And that, my dears, usually indicates a wonderful recipe. (more…)
Whole wheat chai banana muffins are a delicious and easy to bake breakfast or brunch treat. They’re even freezer friendly so you can grab and go anytime!
I was going to start this post telling you how I made these muffins after forgetting to separate a bunch of bananas after bringing them home from the store, causing them to ripen at once and requiring me to use them. But then I remembered a more interesting story that still baffles me. Last year, we went on a day trip to the National Harbor with friends and there was a “farmer’s market” set up in the middle of the pedestrian area. Cool, right? Only a stand that had a sign about “local produce” was selling bananas. BANANAS. In Virginia… in August… bless. (more…)
My easy vegan breakfast enchiladas are a perfect savory vegan weekend brunch or breakfast for dinner recipe. They’re easy to make, and it’s a recipe even omnivores will enjoy!
The first words out of the Godfather’s mouth when he tried these vegan breakfast enchiladas were, “are you sure these are vegan?”. This recipe is that good. I’ve been thinking a lot about breakfast recently – it is my favorite meal after all – and looking for creative alternatives to the usual. I recently discovered black salt (also called kala namak), which is a salt that has a high sulfur content and is magical. Seriously. Add a sprinkle to just about anything for an instant “egg” flavor. After trying it with some mashed chickpeas for a breakfast scramble, I thought… this would be amazing with tofu and I need to find something cool to make! As luck would have it, the theme for my recipe club in February was “breakfast” and I decided vegan breakfast enchiladas would be perfect, and my recipe club would be the perfect test group for a dish I sort of just made up as I went along. (more…)
A croque monsieur waffle sandwich is a great dish to serve at brunch, lunch, or dinner!
How much do you need a waffle sandwich in your life? Very much. I didn’t realize how much I needed to make waffle sandwiches at home until last fall’s trip to Walt Disney World with the small one. We ended up at the Magic Kingdom two different days and each day found a reason to eat at the Sleepy Hollow waffle stand in Liberty Square. The first day we picked up breakfast and then we came back the second for lunch. If you followed me on Instagram last year, you would have seen pictures, because I just adored the slightly sweet savory combination in the waffle sandwiches. So… I decided I needed to make my own, and I wanted to make them croque monsieur waffle sandwiches. (more…)
Basil and almost anything is one of my favorite flavor combinations ever. Ever. It’s just such a versatile ingredient, and one of the plants I always try to cultivate in my garden. I’ve had only minor success. But spring is coming soon, and as the eternal optimist, I have renewed hope for this year’s plant. You’ll be able to gauge success based on how much breakfast bruschetta I post on Instagram. Breakfast bruschetta is also a favorite, although a newer addition to the list. (more…)