• Double Chocolate Donuts

    I can’t believe it’s taken so long for me to share this recipe! These double chocolate donuts are delightfully delectable and a cross between the Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts and the Double Dark Chocolate Muffins that we already know and love.     Chocolate donuts are hands down my favorite type of donut. And these chocolate donuts are tender and cakey and covered in a dreamy chocolate ganache. I call these donuts double chocolate for 2 reasons. First, they are chocolate donuts covered in a chocolate ganache and secondly, they are double dipped in the ganache. Yes, you read that right, double dipped. Because one layer of ganache just isn’t enough.    …

  • Honey Oat Granola

    I’ve been a little quiet this week because I’m visiting family and trying to spend more time with them than on social media. No worries, next week we will be back on track and I have some exciting new recipes to share with you!     Now on to the Honey Oat Granola. One night last week I decided to change up my favorite Dark Chocolate Granola and make a chocolate-free version. I kept the coconut but added sunflower seeds for even more flavor and crunch.     This granola definitely has a sweet and salty combo going on between the honey and brown sugar that is combined with the…

  • Healthy Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

    Do you ever come across recipes that you had completely forgotten about? That’s what happened with this one. I found this recipe again last Saturday morning and it is just as delicious as I remembered. These Healthy Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins are simple, hearty and not overly sweet.     Using old-fashioned oats in these muffins gives them a hearty texture. While the applesauce and brown sugar give them just the right amount of flavor and keeps them moist.     These muffins freeze well and are perfect to pack in lunches. I’ve been enjoying them every day this week! What’s your favorite type of muffin?   Print Healthy Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins Prep Time 15 mins Cook…

  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    Growing up coffee cake was one of the breakfast foods my mom made all the time, probably because it could easily feed our large family. I remember many breakfasts sitting around the kitchen table with my family, eating coffee cake and talking.     Now, this isn’t the recipe I grew up eating, But this cake tastes even better the next day. Yep, you heard that right, it tastes even better the next day. So go ahead, bake it the night before and then sleep in. The sour cream keeps the cake moist and gives it a delicious flavor. I love baked goods that include sour cream!     Using melted butter in the topping creates little craters in…

  • Donut Muffins

    We could all act surprised that I’m posting another muffin recipe, but let’s be honest, I’m muffin obsessed! I first made these muffins shortly after I got married and they have been a favorite ever since. I wish I could say that all of the recipes I’ve tried over the years have been this much of a success.     These muffins are moist and not overly sweet even with the cinnamon/sugar topping. The cinnamon and nutmeg in these muffins gives them just the right amount of flavor and reminds me of a homemade donut and that’s where they get their name, Donut Muffins.     Delicious even before the topping, but dipping these…

  • Refrigerator Bran Muffins

    I think it’s safe to say that I have a slight muffin obsession. But honestly, can you have too many go to muffin recipes? I think not. Last year I went looking for a bran muffin recipe and once I discovered the inspiration for these I stopped looking. Not only are they delicious and healthier (applesauce replaces some of the butter), but the batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 14 days. Yep, you read that right. Once you make the batter you can let it sit in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and when you are ready to bake them  just give the batter a good stir before spooning into…

  • Cinnamon Toast

    Here’s another recipe where you are probably thinking to yourself that you don’t need a recipe for toast. But if you usually toast your bread and then spread butter on it and sprinkle a cinnamon/sugar mix on top you probably enjoy it. But if you want to take it from enjoy to love then you need to make this recipe. The secret is in spreading the butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture on the bread before toasting which creates a delicious caramelized topping. Now the recipe calls for 6 slices of bread, but this is going to depend on the size of the slices. Any sliced loaf bread, white or whole wheat will…

  • French Toast

    Lazy Saturday morning breakfasts are a favorite of ours and french toast is in the normal rotation. French toast is also great for a quick mid-week dinner, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?! French Toast is also a sentimental food for me because it is one of the first meals that the hubby and I made together when we were dating. It’s been a special treat for us ever since! I never thought I needed a recipe for french toast. I mean, you just dip bread in an egg and milk mixture, sprinkle with cinnamon and then fry it up. A few months ago I decided that our french toast needed a makeover. After doing…

  • Dark Chocolate Granola

      I’m always looking for an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast and this granola is chocolaty and addicting…needless to say, I haven’t only been eating this for breakfast. It’s also great for a mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, dessert, or bedtime snack…I think you get the idea. I’ve made and enjoyed 3 batches over the last 2 weeks! If you aren’t a big fan of chocolate, this probably isn’t the granola for you. This granola is so fragrant while baking. It made my entire house smell like a giant chocolate bar. Um…Yum! The smell makes it that much harder to wait for it to cool before tasting. While it gets crisper when it’s cool, it is…