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Breakfast Please!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I LOVE breakfast foods. They are by far my favorite thing to eat. Breakfast for lunch and dinner, YUMMO. I can definitely say that I get a bit more excited to try something new for breakfast than anything else. The foods are just so simple but there is so much that you can do with them. I mean, think about it…How many different ways are there to cook an egg?? And after you’ve chosen a way to cook the egg, How many different ways are there to season it, flavor it and pair it with other foods?! MILLIONS! You can’t get sick of it.

And that’s just eggs! There’s pancakes, oatmeal, french toast, qrits, quinoa and the list just goes on and on. How can you possibly not like breakfast.

So for this lovely, stormy Friday, well at least in Florida, I have decided to brighten up all of your days and throw some breakfast your way! The first, a Garlic and Herb Cheese Baked Egg. The second, a Pumpkin Overnight Oats. Can’t go wrong with either!

 

 

Ingredients:

2 Eggs 1 Tablespoon Non-Fat Milk
1 Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb Cheese, Chopped 1 Tablespoon Chopped Chives
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a ramekin with non-stick spray. Add  all of the ingredients. DO NOT STIR.

 

2. Put into oven for about 10 minutes. The whites should be cooked through, but the yolk should remain uncooked. The eggs will cook a bit after it has been removed from the oven.

 

And Finito! It is extremely good.

Simple and Easy. I love making this recipe right before I jump in the shower in the morning, or as I am just finishing up getting ready. It really doesn’t take much preparation at all, and the ten minutes it a perfect amount of time to get ready. For another take on the Baked Egg, you can check out the original recipe.

BREAKFAST #2:

 

Ingredients:

 

1 Cup Rolled Oats 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
3/4 Cup Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt 1 Cup Non-Fat Milk
1 1/1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Seasoning 1 Ripe Banana, Chopped

Directions:

1. Put all ingredients into a jar and mix well. Put it in the fridge overnight and top it with anything you like.

I topped this off with my Home-made Granola and a pinch of cinnamon. If you want to sweeten it up, try some light brown sugar to top it off. Or crushed graham crackers. This also makes 3 servings so you will have enough for a few breakfasts!

 

For lunch, I had a bagel with raspberry Jam…Breakfast on the brain. But, at some point on the menu, I have some cupcakes. Either tonight or tomorrow afternoon these will be happening. I have to do some brainstorming first to figure out what exactly the plan is.

What’s your favorite breakfast meal?? Or your favorite breakfast for dinner meal?!

Low Calorie, Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

Ohhhh Yeeaaaa, it’s pumpkin season! I’m so excited. It may be one of my favorite things to bake and cook with. So to start off the pumpkin festivities, I made some pumpkin pancakes this morning. They were AMAZING! Seriously.

 

 

Ingredients:

1 Cup Flour 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder Salt to Taste
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg 1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil 1 Cup Skim Milk
1/3 Cup Pumpkin

 

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, mix the egg, oil, milk and pumpkin. Then, in a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Combine both mixes.

 

2. Heat up a skillet to medium heat. After warmed, spray the pan and spoon out the batter onto the skillet. I use a soup ladle to measure it out and keep it cleaner.

 

3. Once bubbles start to come to the surface, flip the pancake. It should be perfectly brown. If not, adjust the heat down a bit.

 

 

The batter makes about 10 pancakes. A serving of 2 pancakes only gets you to 225 calories! Fantastic!

I topped min with bananas and a bit more cinnamon.

 

 

These were some of the best pancakes I have ever had. When I make something that is especially good, Brent will say “Babe, you did good things” while he shoves the next bite into his mouth. Today, I got a “Babe you did great things” as he shoved the next bite into his mouth with bug eyes.

Great success. The puppies we standing around dying for a bit too.

 

Next time I’m thinking of doing some wheat flour instead. It seems like the wheat and the pumpkin would go really well together.