Birthday Breakfast Ideas: Waffles Just About Anybody Will Love!

Looking for ideas for a special breakfast? Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just the kind of morning that calls for a big breakfast, we’ve found some recipes for amazing waffles that are sure to please!

Gluten Free Toasted Coconut Waffles With Maple Cream – Always sharing beautiful recipes, Joy The Baker has done it again. These waffles are so tasty there is no way you’ll miss the wheat! How about spicing it up with warm pineapple syrup?

Gluten-Free Toasted Coconut Waffles with Maple Cream – Image & Recipe by Joy The Baker!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Waffles – Strawberries & cream… a match made in culinary heaven. This recipe comes comes from Real Mom Kitchen. You could lighten it up or veganize it with soy cream cheese and swapping eggs with flax meal!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Waffles – Image & recipe by Real Mom Kitchen.

Super Simple Cinnamon Roll Waffles With Cream Cheese – We promise we aren’t purposefully seeking recipes with cream cheese, these just happen to look amazing. This is so simple and you can easily buy organic pre-made cinnamon roll dough to up it up a notch. We still think a drizzle of maple syrup would be a nice addition to these waffles! Recipe and Image from Unsophisticook!

Cinnamon Roll Waffles – Recipe & Image from Unsophistocook.

What’s your favorite birthday breakfast?

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Bake A Better Breakfast: Gluten-Free & Vegan Blueberry-Banana Muffins

Image from Food Doodles.

Looking for a new healthy breakfast recipe? Or something to take to school or the office? We’ve got the perfect muffin recipe for you. These blueberry-banana muffins are vegan and gluten-free! Oh and did we mention they are largely guilt-free because we are eliminating fatty oils and using good-for you ingredients like organic blueberries, bananas, and flax! Give these a try, you won’t be disappointed 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups flour (1/2 brown rice and 1/2 gluten free baking mix – like Bob’s Red Mill) If you don’t have brown rice flour, 2 cups of gluten-free mix will do
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or stevia in the raw
  • 2 ripe organic bananas, mashed well
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup agave, or honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 cup almond or rice milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (add after mixing wet and dry ingredients together)
  • 1 cup organic blueberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease the muffin pan with vegan cooking spray or butter or line with cupcake liners.
  2. In a bowl mash the bananas well. Then add the additional wet ingredients from the apple sauce through vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients from the flour through the sugar and mix well.
  4. Slowly stir together the wet and dry ingredients until well blended. Then add the apple cider vinegar.
  5. Fold in the blueberries
  6. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups about 1/3 of the way full.
  7. Bake 22-25 minutes in preheated oven or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

These muffins are tasty and healthy. A great snack or breakfast to keep around the house, and perfect for sharing with friends. Have a happy Tuesday!

What are your favorite kind of muffins?

Tasty Kid’s Party Recipes: Vegetarian “Chicken” Strips, Sweet Potato Fries, & Homemade Sauces

Vegan Tofu Strips & Sweet Potato Fries – Image & Recipe from Oh She Glows

All kids love chicken fingers and fries! It’s such a classic and the recipes we are sharing today are a healthy and vegetarian (and vegetarian) way for you, your friends, and family to enjoy this classic American meal! The recipe is super easy to whip up within an hour, and if you don’t want to opt for  tofu, you can always use chicken instead. We came across this great recipe from the blog Oh She Glows, who adapted her recipe from a great cookbook: Veganomicon. It looks so cheery and tasty!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Organic Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk (or Soy, or Rice Milk)
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/3 Cup Cornmeal (We Used Bob’s Red Mill Organic Cornmeal)
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs (or Substitute with Gluten Free Crumbs, or Panko)
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • For Fries: 1 Large Sweet Potato + 1 Tsp Olive Oil + 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon + Pinch Salt + 1/4 Tsp Cumin

Recipe: Follow Oh She Glow’s excellent step by step instructions complete with pictures! When we made it they turned out amazing, and honestly tasted a heck of a lot like chicken! Of course you could always use chicken in this recipe, and have a healthy baked chicken strip recipe. The fries are so tasty, but depending on how you cut them, they may need a little less time than the strips.

Homemade Sauces for Dipping

Really take it up a notch and whip up some delicious homemade sauces. We have collected a few recipes for:

Homemade Ketchup – Courtesy of Skinny Taste

Homemade Honey Mustard – Courtesy of Pennies on a Platter. Hint: To make it vegan, use vegan mayonnaise!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce – Courtesy of Simply Scratch

We are huge fans of this recipe, even though we aren’t huge fans of tofu. So if you are looking for an easy weeknight meal, or a fun party food that you don’t have to feel guilty for, give these recipes a try! They won’t disappoint!

What are your thoughts on tofu?

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Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin: 4 Recipes for Pumpkin Pancakes

Last week we shared a recipe for pumpkin cupcakes, and in the past we have shared recipes for birthday pancakes—today we are combining the two and have a collection of pumpkin recipes for all dietary needs that can be served up for breakfast on someone’s special day! Just click on the title or images to go directly to the recipes.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes by Gluten Free Goddess

GF Pumpkin Pancakes by Gluten Free Goddess

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes by Stephstear on Spark Recipes 

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes by Stephstear on Spark Recipes

Protein Pumpkin Pancakes by Dashing Dish

Protein Pumpkin Pancakes by Dashing Dish

Traditional Pumpkin Pancakes by Ruth on All Recipes

Pumpkin Pancakes by Ruth on All Recipes

Which recipe for pumpkin deliciousness will you try this fall?

 

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