Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

With the flavours of cinnamon and vanilla and the heartiness of oats and bananas, this smoothie really does taste like a cinnamon bun!

When I was little, my parents would take my brother and I on weekend outings to the local airport to watch the planes. It was a classic small town airport – back then, the airport didn’t have many big planes, but it had small and charter planes, and everyone in the airport was friendly and knew everyone else. There was also an airport cafe.

The cafe was in the flight school building, right on the runway beside the control tower, and probably hadn’t changed since it was built in the 50s. The cafe was nothing remarkable, with white walls and basic tables and chairs, but it had big windows that gave the best view of the runway. They also served amazing sticky cinnamon buns.

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French Toast Fingers

French Toast Fingers are the ultimate breakfast finger food!

French Toast you can eat with your fingers! Rolled in a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating and ready to be dunked in maple syrup!

You’ll never guess where this recipe idea came from… my dad! Yep, my parents were on vacation in Phoenix, AZ, eating breakfast in a random cafe and noticed what looked like strips of french toast being carried past them, leaving their lingering cinnamony scent behind…

“Maresa!” my dad said the next time he saw me, “You’ve got to make French Toast Strips for your blog!” And my mom wholeheartedly agreed.

 

The rest is history. All credit goes to my parents for these French Toast Fingers. 😉

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Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups

 Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is prepared in muffin cups to take to go! | Breakfast for Dinner

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is baked in muffin cups to take to go!

Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups is a great recipe to prepare in a large batch for the week ahead. They can be eaten like a nutrient-dense oatmeal muffin, or re-heated in a bowl with a splash of milk! I love grabbing one of these for breakfast after getting home from the gym, and munching in the bathroom as I get ready for work.

And the best part? They are gluten-free (if you use certified gluten-free oats) and naturally sweetened with a bit of maple syrup.

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No-Bowl Gingerbread Blender Muffins

No-Bowl Gingerbread Blender Muffins are made 100% in the blender, and are gluten and dairy-free (bonus!). A quick and easy holiday muffin!

No-Bowl Gingerbread Blender Muffins are made 100% in the blender, and are gluten and dairy-free (bonus!). A quick and easy holiday muffin!

Get ready for the easiest Gingerbread Muffins EVER.

  • They use NO BOWL!
  • ALL of the mixing is done in a blender!
  • They’re gluten-free!
  • Dairy-free!
  • Super fast!
  • SUPER DELICIOUS!

Seriously. All you have to do is dump the ingredients into a blender, blend for a minute, pour the batter into 12 lined muffin cups, and bake.

And then eat warm, spiced gingerbread muffins and taste the holidays. 😉

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5 Minute Mason Jar French Toast

Who knew you could make French Toast in a mason jar?! In just 5 minutes, you can make cinnamony delicious Mason Jar French Toast! This breakfast is so fun and easy!

 

Mason Jar French Toast takes just 5 minutes to prepare in the microwave! It’s extremely easy. I might even go so far as to say it’s life changing. 😉

5 Minute Mason Jar French Toast is made for days when you feel a little fancy. It’s for days when you wake up in the morning feeling rested, your hair is having a miraculously good hair day, your latte milk foams perfectly, and you want something a little special for breakfast. But not too special – because it’s still a work day after all. You could scramble some eggs, but you’d rather have something sweet – something normally reserved for the weekend: French Toast!

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Cinnamon Scones

There's a lot of cinnamon in these scones. FOUR generous teaspoons of cinnamon are swirled into the batter, as well as a cinnamon glaze coating the tops. These are not healthy scones. These are scones to enjoy on a frigid winter morning with a steaming cup of tea. | breakfast for dinner

I’ve come down with a cold in the last week (me, you, and everyone we know 😉 ) and have been drinking incredible amounts of tea. Peppermint, Lemon Ginger, Apple Cinnamon, Moroccan Mint green tea, real ginger slices with lemon juice and honey… I’ve been gulping tea like there’s no tomorrow.

And guess what pairs perfectly with tea? Scones. So when I still had an ounce of energy to do a little baking this weekend, scones were on my mind. And not just any scones – Cinnamon Scones.

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Hearty Autumn Stovetop Oatmeal

This bubbling pot of warm, creamy Stovetop Oatmeal is an homage to the autumn season with pumpkin puree, dried cranberries, pecans, and warming spices.

When the temperatures start dropping, I crave warm, cozy breakfasts. On this particular day, I had been out braving the cold on a drizzly morning run, the wind had blown me home through the front door,  and my stomach was rumbling. I needed a warm, filling, and satisfying breakfast. Enter Hearty Autumn Stovetop Oatmeal.

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