We are struggling these days…struggling with deciding what to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Struggling with shopping lists, pick ups and deliveries. Managing all the food in the pantry, AND making it healthy.
That’s when we started looking online and found some simple, easy recipes to make, using ingredients we already had. We also started checking out the appliances we have too…time to start homesteading. Time to start making it all ourselves.
Seriously. Simple, good for you food.
You’ve probably struggled too, but check out what we’re making for breakfast these days, and we promise that they’re super easy to make! We are still making our waffles, and couldn’t live without that waffle maker! And the Nespresso makes everything a little more pleasurable too…
I cannot believe it, but I made the granola from scratch. I feel like I’ve tried doing this years ago, and failed miserably, but this time? Perfection. Just googled a homemade granola and went with the first recipe I found…added my own additions, and…yummy. Now, to get my Whole Foods delivery of yogurt…or do I have to figure out how to make that myself now?
We found this recipe from an instagram account we follow: CC and Mike Creative. This was beyond easy to make, and delish! The kids loved it, but also the ADULTS LOVED IT TOO!!! We added a bit of cream and fresh strawberries on top for a little extra special touch and the kids had some honey added for some sweetness!
Straight from the CC + Mike Creative blog, here’s the “how to:”
1. Beat eggs
2. Add in honey and splenda (or brown sugar if you prefer to use sugar for sweetener), baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla. Mix well. *OPTION: 1/2 cup of organic maple syrup can be used as your sweetening agent too. In regards to the sweetener, obviously it is best when cooked with brown sugar! But if you are going for the healthy version, use either the honey and Splenda combo, or, the 1/2 cup organic maple syrup as your sweetener
3. Add in milk and melted butter. Mix well.
4. Mix in oats.
5. Pour in a 9×13 pan
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes
7. Cut in to squares and serve with fruit and drizzled honey on top. We also like to pour a bit of milk over the top of ours.
*FUN IDEA: Serve this up as a buffet with various fruit toppings, honey, syrup, granola, chocolate chips, coconut, brown sugar, and any other fun toppings you can think of. Let people build their own baked oatmeal buffet.
We came across this recipe from our friend Anastasia at The Identité Collective, and she’s right. Easy! You don’t have to be an expert baker, and it is delish! Now, we are working on some fun work arounds. The past few evenings, I’ve been making a different type of loaf: almond butter, sun butter, but I’m getting the confidence to play with the flour we use. I’m looking at you almond, garbanzo bean and coconut flours!
Top that bread with this simple jam? And you’ve made something everyone will enjoy! We made it, and it’s totally upped our brunch game.
We are really feeling the homesteading vibe so much these days, we are even considering making our own nut milks and purchasing this. We are taking this next level…here’s also a link to our favorite Blueberry Muffins too! Enjoy! And be sure to tag us and use the #thatsimpeccable if you share your pics!