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Pumpkin Scones with Brown Butter Glaze

Pumpkin Scones with Brown Butter Glaze ~ tender and moist, these easy-to-make scones are the perfect fall treat (and they're great for gift giving, too!) | FiveHeartHome.com

Tender, moist Pumpkin Scones with Brown Butter Glaze are simple to whip up and make the perfect fall treat! Happy October, friends! Aren’t you proud of me? I held off a full month in between posting pumpkin recipes! To be honest, I’d be perfectly content posting nothing but pumpkin recipes for about three months straight. But that might run off a few of you who like to eat, you know, actual dinner recipes and such, so I’ve been attempting to {Read More}



Wholesome Breakfast Cookies

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies ~ packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! | FiveHeartHome.com

Tasty little Breakfast Cookies are wholesome, delicious treats packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey…perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! Today is an important day at our house. A very special little lady turns two! This baby girl warms our heart and makes us laugh countless times a day. She is adorable, cheerful, headstrong, chatty, and just bursting with sweetness. It’s hard to remember what life was like before she joined us. {Read More}



Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with Maple & Pecans {Dairy-Free}

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with Maple and Pecans / Dairy-Free ~ warm, filling, wholesome breakfast that can be made ahead and reheated! | FiveHeartHome.com

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is a warm, filling, wholesome breakfast featuring maple syrup, toasted pecans, cinnamon, and warm spices. It’s easy to make ahead of time and reheat on busy mornings! Well, I’ve held off as long as I can…today, I share my first pumpkin recipe of the (not quite but getting closer to) fall season! In case you missed it, I teased y’all with a mouthwatering pumpkin recipe round-up earlier this week, featuring some past favorites and current can’t-wait-to-try pumpkin {Read More}



Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola

Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola ~ a tasty breakfast, snack, or dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet and tender baked apples that have been stuffed with a mixture of granola and peanut butter make a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert! Today I bring you a post that I had originally planned on sharing next month, since apples are a rather autumn-like ingredient and, well…at the moment, we’re still smack dab in the middle of a blazing hot August. I’ll get to that backstory in a moment. But first, let’s discuss this recipe, shall we? If you’ve {Read More}



Whole Wheat Pancake Bites

Whole Wheat Pancake Bites, AKA Pancake Mini Muffins ~ a fun-to-eat breakfast that can be topped with chocolate chips, berries, diced bananas, nuts, etc. | FiveHeartHome.com

Homemade buttermilk pancake batter is baked up as cute mini muffins in this quick and easy breakfast. Top your Whole Wheat Pancake Bites with mini chocolate chips, berries, diced bananas, or nuts for even more flavor! Well, Monday officially marks back-to-school at our house (Pre-K and 2nd grade…here we come!), and I’ve spent much of this past week putting together my game plan for how I’m going to start off the school year all organized and prepared and super efficient. {Read More}



Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Muffins

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These chocolate chip-studded Zucchini Banana Muffins will disappear in no time…in fact, they’re so tasty that nobody will ever guess they’re bursting with good-for-you ingredients like whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and yogurt! I know, I know…I promised you all that I already posted my last zucchini recipe of the season. But y’all…I still have so much of it! So when I recently adapted my family’s favorite healthy banana muffin recipe to use up some of my excess zucchini, I {Read More}



Peach German Pancake

Peach German Pancake (Dutch Baby) ~ golden, puffy, and piping hot skillet pancake studded with peaches | FiveHeartHome.com

With a batter that comes together in the blender, this German Pancake (AKA, Dutch Baby) is studded with sweet peaches and baked until golden and puffy, making it perfect for slicing and sharing at breakfast or brunch! Before peach season is over, I just have to pay homage to my favorite summer fruit with one last peach recipe! The good news is that even if you find yourself craving this dish in November (you know, in case you’re one of {Read More}



Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles

Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles ~ made with whole wheat pastry flour, coconut milk, coconut oil, and honey...tender, golden, and delicious! | FiveHeartHome.com

Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles — made with whole wheat flour, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flakes, and a touch of honey — are tender, golden, and absolutely delicious! It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not put important to good use and make breakfast scrum-diddly-umptious at the same time? (Did I just make up that word? Because I sure don’t know how to spell it.) As a self-proclaimed waffle connoisseur, I feel obligated {Read More}



Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

Flaky crescent roll dough is wrapped around a filling of cream cheese and fresh sliced strawberries in these quick and easy breakfast pastries. I have always had a fondness for cream cheese. Whether spread on a bagel as-is or jazzed up in a recipe to make it sweet or savory…if cream cheese is an ingredient, you can bet I’m going to inhale it! For example, when presented with a platter of pastries or kolaches (for those of you lucky enough {Read More}



Coconut Almond Baked Oatmeal {Dairy-Free}

Coconut Almond Baked Oatmeal ~ a warm, nourishing breakfast that can be baked ahead of time and reheated on busy mornings | FiveHeartHome.com

Baked oatmeal is studded with chewy coconut and crunchy toasted almonds for a comforting, nourishing breakfast that can be made ahead of time and reheated on busy mornings! Have you tried baked oatmeal before? It’s a hearty, filling breakfast that’s creamy and chewy at the same time, and this version is enhanced with toasty coconut and crunchy almonds. Baked oatmeal is quick to throw together and it disappears even faster! During the chilly months of winter, I like to send {Read More}



Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars with Coconut Oil

Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars with Coconut Oil ~ quick and easy to make with all natural ingredients | FiveHeartHome.com

These chewy, no-bake granola bars — featuring wholesome oats, your favorite type of nut butter, superfood coconut oil, and honey as a natural sweetener — can be whipped up (and will be gobbled up) in a matter of minutes! Do y’all like granola bars? Because we are big fans at my house. Not only are they universally enjoyed around here, but they also win this mama’s approval as a ready-to-go, or on-the-go, breakfast or snack. Unfortunately, store bought granola bars {Read More}



Healthy Whole Wheat & Honey Banana Muffins

Healthy Whole Wheat and Honey Banana Muffins ~ wholesome ingredients including whole wheat flour, coconut oil, yogurt, and honey | FiveHeartHome.com

Healthy banana muffins never tasted so good! These sweet, moist muffins are made with wholesome ingredients including whole wheat flour, coconut oil, yogurt, and honey. There aren’t many things quicker and easier for breakfast-on-the-go than good, old-fashioned muffins. They are also great as an after school snack or post-dinner treat. But let’s face it…not all muffins are created equal, and not every muffin is inherently wholesome. In fact, some are actually more akin to cupcakes masquerading under the good name {Read More}



Quinoa Pudding {with Coconut Milk & Maple Syrup}

Quinoa Pudding ~ dariy-free treat featuring superfoods quinoa and coconut milk; tastes like a cross between rice pudding and tapioca | {Five Heart Home}

Nutritious superfood quinoa is the star of this creamy, coconut milk-based pudding that tastes like a cross between rice pudding and tapioca. I’m quickly discovering that January is a month of multiple personalities when it comes to food blogging. First of all, after a holiday season filled with rich, indulgent foods, everyone is resolute to start off the year on a healthy foot. Thus, enter the lightened up, nutritious recipes. Then there’s the fact that January is one of the {Read More}



Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole ~ perfect, make-ahead breakfast for Christmas morning! | {Five Heart Home}

This quick-to-prepare overnight casserole features French bread soaked in an eggnog custard. In the morning, simply pop it in the oven for a special holiday breakfast that’s perfect for Christmas morning! It goes without saying that Christmas morning calls for a special, festive breakfast. However, around here, that breakfast also needs to be something that I can prep the night before, seeing as how on Christmas morning I’ll be bleary-eyed thanks to two boys who were raring-to-go before 6 a.m. {Read More}



French Breakfast Puffs

French Breakfast Puffs ~ sweet, tender muffins dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar | {Five Heart Home}

Tender vanilla muffins are drenched in melted butter and dipped in cinnamon sugar for a sweet and crunchy coating that makes breakfast time a treat! The recipes that I share here at Five Heart Home generally fall into one of two categories: (1.) favorite recipes, beloved by myself and my family, that I’ve been making for years, and (2.) new recipes that we recently tried and loved. Today’s recipe is a happy foray into the former variety. When I was {Read More}



Apple Praline Baked French Toast

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This elegant breakfast or brunch dish — laced with cinnamon and bursting with sweet-tart apples — can be assembled the night before, baked in the morning, and then served upside-down to reveal a buttery layer of pecan praline. It’s so hard for me to believe that 2013 is drawing to a close and it’s already time to start thinking about the holiday season! If you’re wanting to serve a festive breakfast on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning, or you’re on the {Read More}



Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes ~ perfect for a holiday breakfast or any day! (a copycat recipe of Kerby Lane Cafe) | {Five Heart Home}

Fluffy, tender pancakes that boast the flavors of gingerbread are perfect for the holidays or make an everyday breakfast special! If you ever find yourself in Austin, Texas, Kerby Lane Cafe should be on your list as a breakfast or brunch destination. And if you ever make it to Kerby Lane, expect to wait for a table and be prepared for a difficult time deciding what to order amongst so many enticing choices. But whatever you do, you must try {Read More}



Pumpkin Vanilla Parfaits with Maple Cinnamon Pecan Granola

Pumpkin Vanilla Parfaits with Maple Cinnamon Pecan Granola | {Five Heart Home}

A blend of vanilla yogurt and pumpkin puree is layered with Maple Cinnamon Pecan Granola to create beautiful parfaits that taste like fall! Hi. My name is Samantha, and I’m addicted to pumpkin. You’ve probably figured that out already, seeing as how this is my fourth pumpkin recipe in five weeks. But y’all…I just can’t stop myself! Please send help. Even if you’re not quite as pumpkin obsessed as me, today’s post has something for you anyway. Some of my {Read More}



Cheesy Ham & Grits Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy Ham and Grits Breakfast Casserole | {Five Heart Home}

The next time you’re in the mood for a breakfast that’s a little bit different and a whole lot delicious, I’d recommend giving this comforting casserole — stuffed chock full of eggs, grits, cheese, and ham — a try. School mornings around here are hectic, so I generally try to whip up big batches of breakfast foods on the weekend for quick reheating on weekday mornings. This typically results a stockpile of things like waffles, pancakes, muffins, granola, and hard {Read More}



Classic Blueberry Muffins

Classic Blueberry Muffins ~ this quick, easy recipe proves that sometimes simple is best! | {Five Heart Home}

Everyone needs a simple, classic blueberry muffin recipe in their arsenal. Today I’m sharing my favorite…it’s quick, it’s easy, it’s delicious. There’s nothing fancy about these muffins. No cinnamon swirl or praline topping to set them apart. No citrus zest or sticky glaze to put them over the top. But what they are is good. Just plain good. Whether you’re thinking that homemade blueberry muffins would make a great breakfast on the go, or you’re craving them to make a {Read More}



Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Waffles (Dairy-Free)

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Waffles (Dairy-Free) | {Five Heart Home}

Am I the only one who can’t believe it’s already September?! But rather than mourn the end of summer, I’m going to focus on the facets of fall that make me oh-so-happy…football, cooler weather (ha! maybe in another two months here in Texas), and baking with pumpkin! I seriously love me some pumpkin-packed baked goods, y’all. As soon as autumn hits, I stock up on cans of pumpkin and get to baking. Pumpkin bread? Duh. Pumpkin pie? Of course. Pumpkin {Read More}



Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins ~ A Perfect After School Snack for the First Day (or Any Day!)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins ~ a perfect after school snack on the first day of school (or any day after that!) | {Five Heart Home}

When my son started Kindergarten last year, I had these little gems waiting on him as an after school snack when he got home on the first day. And this year? He’s already asked me if I’ll be making them again for his first day back. Guess they made an impression. The first day of school can be somewhat exhausting and overwhelming for kiddos coming off of summer vacation, so I think it’s nice to have a special snack waiting {Read More}



Herb Baked Eggs

Herb Baked Eggs ~ a taste of Paris, these eggs are coddled in butter and cream before getting topped with a mixture of fresh herbs, garlic, and Parmesan cheese and then hitting the broiler | {Five Heart Home}

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. And if you start your day with Herb Baked Eggs, I guarantee that it will also be the most delicious. You can’t go wrong with a Barefoot Contessa recipe, folks. Many moons ago, when I was a child-free newlywed with spare time to actually do things like — oh, I don’t know — watch TV, the Food Network was on a lot at our house. A lot. Back {Read More}



Raspberry Almond Praline Muffins

Raspberry Almond Praline Muffins | {Five Heart Home}

Is there such a thing as a bad muffin?  I mean, I’m sure there is, but I don’t think I’ve ever had one. Blueberry or banana, chocolate-studded or crumb-topped, mini or jumbo, I love them all. With that being said, these are really good muffins, y’all.  As in, I-could-eat-them-every-morning-for-breakfast-and-every-afternoon-for-a-snack good.  As in, I-kind-of-have-to-force-myself-to-share-them-with-my-kids good.  Yes, even in my undiscriminatory muffin love, I can recognize that this muffin is something special.  For one thing, this muffin features raspberries, one of my {Read More}



Razz, White, & Blueberry Smoothies

Razz, White, & Blueberry Smoothie ~ perfect for the Fourth of July! | {Five Heart Home}

As much as my kids love fruit, sometimes they get bored with it.  So what better way to jazz up some berries and bananas than with a festive layered smoothie? Smoothies are cool and refreshing, quick to make, and packed with nutrients.  They make a great snack or even breakfast on-the-go.  This smoothie has the added bonus of three yummy flavors in one, not to mention it’s easy on the eyes.  You may even be able to consider it patriotic {Read More}



Toddler-Approved Veggie Surprise Mini Muffins

Toddler Approved Veggie Surprise Muffins ~ like a combination of Carrot Cake and Zucchini Bread! | {Five Heart Home}

If you’ve been searching for a way to use up the spoils of an overabundant garden, you’ve come to the right place.  And if, as an added bonus, you’d like to get some of those aforementioned excess veggies into your toddler/preschooler/big kid/teenager with as little drama as possible, then look no further.  Carrot Cake, I’d like you to meet Zucchini Bread.  Even though they’re chock full of veggies, who could turn down these little cuties? I am not above hiding/disguising {Read More}



Peach Cobbler Pancake Squares

Peach Cobbler Pancake Squares | {Five Heart Home}

Come June, we Texans love our Hill Country peaches.  When peach season is upon us, we flock to roadside stands to greedily buy up this sweet summer stone fruit by the bushel.  Most of of those peaches are eaten straight-up, but some of them are lucky enough to end up in something like this. Having grown up in the heart of Texas peach country, peach cobbler may very well be one of my favorite desserts ever.  So it’s only fitting {Read More}



Nut & Honey Granola

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Breakfast may be touted as the most important meal of the day, but hectic mornings don’t always lend enough time to make it fancy or exciting.  In our house, I always try to keep a big tub of homemade granola stocked so that we have a wholesome (and popular) option on even the busiest of mornings. In fact, I usually make a double recipe so that it lasts more than a few days!  I think my boys would eat granola {Read More}