Category: Breakfast

Miniature Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Pastries

Pumpkin spice breakfast pastries

Pumpkin spice season is officially in full-swing! Pumpkin spice candles, doughnuts, muffins, yogurts, and of course, the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. So why not pumpkin spice breakfast pastries, too?

Pumpkin spice breakfast pastriesThese miniature Pop Tart-inspired breakfast pastries are super easy to make. Each pastry is filled with pumpkin spice filling and baked until golden brown. Then, they’re finished with a drizzle of sweet, creamy brown sugar and cinnamon frosting.

These little pastries would make a delightful addition to a Thanksgiving brunch. They are delicious cold, or they can also be warmed in a toaster oven. Don’t put them in a toaster as you would a store-bought Pop Tart, or you’ll end up with a melted frosting disaster!

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Healthy Banana Split Breakfast Parfait

Banana split breakfast parfait

A few weeks ago I purchased a set of adorable (and cheap!) new parfait glasses from Flying Tiger USA. Strawberry Parfait Day (celebrated annually on June 25th) seemed like a great day to test drive a yogurt parfait recipe, and put my new glasses to good use!

This ice cream sundae-inspired parfait boasts all of the elements of a classic banana split–crushed pineapple, peanuts, strawberries. But, it subs in vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry Greek yogurt in place of the ice cream. It’s a healthy alternative to a traditional sundae. Great for breakfast…or for fulfilling an ice cream craving without breaking your calorie budget!

Banana split breakfast parfait

Other than parfait glasses, the only special “equipment” you’ll need to make this recipe is a pastry bag with a star tip. If you don’t have a pastry bag, you can create a makeshift version by cutting the corner off of a large Ziploc bag, filling it with your yogurt, and using it to make a swirl. However, if you don’t care about a “whipped cream” look, you can also simply spoon the plain yogurt on the top of the parfait before adding your bananas and strawberries.

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Coconut, Date, and Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Almond date smoothie

This coconut, date, and almond milk smoothie is one of my favorite weekend breakfasts, especially for lazy mornings when I’m craving something sweet.

This recipe is super simple and easy to prepare. The most important thing to remember when making this is to finely chop your dates. Speaking from experience on this one! Whole dates will get stuck in the blender, and large chunks make it difficult to drink this smoothie through a straw. It took me a few tries to determine that small-but-still-chewable date pieces (about 1/4″ square) work best for this recipe.

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