Crustless Mushroom Quiche

Layers of mushrooms, eggs, and cheese ensure this crustless quiche is fluffy, creamy, savory goodness! Makes an excellent holiday brunch for your guests.

The countdown to Christmas is on!

Most of my shopping is done, and about half of the presents are wrapped, but I have yet to write any holiday cards. Must do that this weekend! (Does anyone still send out holiday cards anymore? Is it so old fashioned that I love mail?)

Planning Christmas morning brunch is a task that often gets forgotten in the chaos of present wrapping and tree trimming – so let’s get thinking about it!

The question in my house is always: sweet or savory? One year I did cinnamon rolls, another year I did overnight french toast, so this year we’re going savory! And this Crustless Mushroom Quiche is a top contender.

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Copycat Eggslut Sandwiches

The Copycat Eggslut Sandwich is creamy scrambled eggs and chives inside a lightly toasted brioche bun, with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and sriracha mayo.

As I stare out the window at the relentless rain coating my window, I can’t help but think back to a sunnier trip I took last Spring – to Las Vegas!

It was my second time visiting Vegas, and because I’m not a huge gambler, this trip was spent EATING!

At the top of my restaurants-to-try list: breakfast at Eggslut.

Eggslut has a huge cult following and serves up a small variety of egg sandwiches and egg dishes – all of which are DELICIOUS.

To give you an idea of just how delicious, of our 3 mornings in Vegas, 2 mornings we breakfasted at Eggslut. (The third morning we classed-it-up and ate brunch at Bouchon – also SO delicious in a very different way ;))

I COULD NOT get enough of Eggslut’s Fairfax breakfast sandwich: creamy scrambled eggs and chives inside a lightly toasted brioche bun, with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and sriracha mayo. Then I added bacon and –

OH MAMMA.

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Chai Spice Oat Flour Blender Pancakes (gluten-free)

Stack of oat flour blender pancakes on a white plate.

Lately, I’ve been exploring the many virtues of oat flour. Did you know that oat flour is just rolled oats blended so finely until they resemble flour? It’s a miracle!

Second bonus: oat flour is gluten-free (as long as you are using certified gluten-free oats)! Major win!!
Oat flour can be substituted for regular all-purpose flour in many baked goods (muffins and cookies especially), which makes it so versatile! Note that oat flour makes baking more dense, so the addition of baking powder maintains a lighter consistency.

Chai Spice Oat Flour Blender Pancakes are made using oat flour and can be whipped together in literally 1 minute. If you have a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, all of the ingredients can be dumped in, blended on high until smooth and silky, and as soon as your griddle is sizzling, pancakes will be comin’ atcha!

(And if you don’t have a high-powered blender, I recommend taking the extra step to pre-pulverize the rolled oats into oat flour before adding the remaining ingredients to blend into pancake batter.)

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Sweet Potato Egg Nests

Shredded sweet potatoes and grated parmesan cheese form a hashbrown "nest" surrounding soft baked eggs - giving you all your breakfast favourites in one convenient portion.

I’m a big fan of muffin tin breakfasts. They are so portable and individually sized, and are perfect for large batches made in advance.

Shredded sweet potatoes and grated parmesan cheese form a hashbrown “nest” surrounding soft baked eggs – giving you two breakfast favourites in one convenient portion.

These cute little Sweet Potato Egg Nests get to join the other muffin tin breakfasts in the recipe index already:

See? That muffin tray is versatile for more than just muffins!

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Baked Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Warm your kitchen with a cozy bowl of Baked Peaches and Cream Oatmeal, while the mornings are still cool and the markets are still stocked with peaches.

I’m hanging on by my fingernails to the last day of summer.

Tomorrow it’s officially Fall, you guys, OMG! Before this blog turns into all things cinnamon and apples and pumpkin, I’ve got one last end-of-summer recipe: Baked Peaches and Cream Oatmeal.

Baked Peaches and Cream Oatmeal is great for these last days of summer where the mornings are crisp but the afternoons turn warm and sunny.

Last night I woke up shivering under my covers, because the window in my bedroom was open all night and there was a very, very cooooool breeze blowing in. I rummaged under my bed for my long-forgotten slippers, awkwardly stuffed my feet into them, and swiftly closed the window.

No more leaving windows open all night, or even all day.

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