Tropical Steel Cut Oats

Tropical Steel Cut Oats

I like to make something a little different on the weekends for breakfast. Steel cut oats take just a little bit longer than regular oats to cook but I love the hearty texture. This time with fresh pineapple and shredded coconut.

Creamy Mango Smoothie

Creamy Mango Smoothie

A simple formula – protein, milk, and fruit – makes a balanced breakfast that will fuel even the busiest morning.

Millet and Oat Muffins #vegan

Millet and Oat Muffins #vegan

I really hate to add to your To-Do list for the weekend, but a batch of these muffins would be a good idea. They stash nicely in the freezer and given that they are fairly low in sugar they make a healthy addition for the kids lunch box. Or better yet, with a piece of fruit and slathered with nut butter they are a quick and compact little breakfast.

Blackberry Red Walnut Scones {#vegan}

Blackberry Red Walnut Scones {#vegan}

The trick to tender and flaky scones, even when they are vegan, is to not over mix the dough. Mix the dry ingredients together then add the honey (or your favourite liquid sweetener) and coconut oil. Mix well with your fingers to get a fine crumb. Yes, this is like making pastry.

Lunch box food: Blueberry Citrus Loaf {vegan}

Lunch box food: Blueberry Citrus Loaf {vegan}

This Blueberry Citrus loaf is a new addition to the must.make.all.the.time list. And while, yes there is a bit of sugar, I’ve seen worse. The bread gets a good amount of sweetness (and flavour) from the orange juice, blueberries and dried cranberries. It is low in fat, no saturated fat, completely vegan and uses whole wheat flour. I say this is a win-win.

Multi-grain pumpkin muffins with brown sugar streusel topping

Multi-grain pumpkin muffins with brown sugar streusel topping

When someone says bake something I just naturally go for muffins. And given that it’s that time of year where I find myself overstocked with pumpkin puree, these are pumpkin muffins. Vegan. Whole-grain. And I added a little extra brown sugar streusel on top for fun.

Apple Cinnamon Hot Breakfast Cereal

Apple Cinnamon Hot Breakfast Cereal

Admittedly, I used a hot cereal mix. But it was Bob’s Red Mill and so I feel good about that. This is a pre-sweetened mix so I only added extra sugar on top when serving as it has plenty of flavour on it’s own.

Letting the cereal soak overnight in a portion of the liquid allows it to soften and shortens the cooking time in the morning. Which means you can totally do this during the week.

Vanilla Mint Smoothie with #VegaOneStart

Vanilla Mint Smoothie with #VegaOneStart

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Lemon Flax Bread

Lemon Flax Bread

I love this bread. Love. Love. This is one of those recipes I have make over and over and I’m tickled about it each and every time. It had been awhile since I’ve made a batch