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Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts

Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts are light, citrusy, and generously coated in a crunchy, lemon-zest infused sugar…the perfect sunny treat for breakfast or dessert! The food blogger side of me is a little embarrassed to admit that I’m decidedly late to the baked donut craze, having only bought my first donut pans a month or so ago. But now that I’ve had a bit of time to bake and experiment, I can confidently tell you…baked donuts are where it’s at, y’all. {Read More}

Loaded Banana Muffins

Loaded Banana Muffins start with a moist, soft banana bread base that gets extra flavor and texture from coconut, toasted pecans, and honey-kissed granola sprinkled on top! Okay, all you monkeys out there…get ready to go bananas (sorry) for today’s recipe! And if you currently have a pile of splotchy, dark brown bananas sitting on your kitchen counter? You’ll love this post, too. Because in both cases, these Loaded Banana Muffins are decidedly different than your everyday banana bread, meaning {Read More}

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups are loaded with chewy oats, crunchy almonds, sweet coconut, & fresh diced strawberries for a wholesome, perfectly-portioned breakfast ideal for making ahead of time and reheating in the morning! Happy Friday, y’all! How was your Cinco de Mayo? Who’s looking forward to Mother’s Day? It’s been another whirlwind week around here, working on my last (!!!) round of cookbook edits. Hallelujah and amen. I’ve got a few more days of work ahead but I’m taking off {Read More}

Peanut Butter & Honey Cereal Bars

Whole grain toasted oat cereal, chopped nuts, peanut butter, coconut oil, and honey combine for no-bake breakfast bars that also make a tasty snack! Well, my Texas friends…have y’all floated away yet? I realize that some parts of the country are currently experiencing idyllic spring weather, and some of y’all are actually getting snow right now (what the what?). In central Texas, however, these past few days have been peppered with torrential downpours. When it rains, it pours, I suppose…although {Read More}

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mug Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mug Cake is a quick, tasty, single-serving breakfast or dessert treat! So I’ve come to a conclusion regarding seasonal recipes…lemon is to springtime what pumpkin is to fall. At least it is at my house, because as soon as September hits, I want to pumpkin-ify everything. As for this time of year? I could happily bake and cook with lemons every day. I’ve waited three long weeks since posting my Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese {Read More}

Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Blueberry Scones

Tender, moist, and bursting with berries, Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Blueberry Scones are a wholesome spin on a classic breakfast treat…but nobody would ever guess by their delicious, decadent flavor! How’s the week been treating you all? It’s been a busy one around these parts…one day filled with doctor’s appointments and another with volunteering at school. And on Tuesday — although I thought it would only take an hour or so — I spent basically AN ENTIRE DAY attempting to {Read More}

Banana Bread & Chocolate Muffins

Banana Bread & Chocolate Muffins combine half plain banana batter and half chocolate banana batter in sweet, moist, bakery-style muffins that make a perfect breakfast or snack! I’ve pretty much decided that chocolate and bananas were made for each other. When I have overripe bananas, I often find myself making simple banana treats OR going over the top with a batch of Triple Chocolate Banana Bread…but never before have I combined the two. Until today. And WOW. What was I {Read More}

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Waffles…and I’M BACK!

Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Waffles are perfectly spiced and bursting with chunks of sweet, tender apples…and they make your whole house smell heavenly as they bake! Hello from the other side. Heh. (Sorry.) But seriously…HI!!! I’ve missed y’all. It feels like this site disappeared into a black hole of blogging for the past several weeks — which it basically did — and for that, I genuinely apologize. In the almost three {Read More}

Quick Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

In just a few short minutes, you can enjoy a hot, wholesome, homemade breakfast of Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal, flavored with cinnamon, sweetened with honey, and topped with crunchy peanuts! Well folks, last week I brought you peanut butter-flavored oats baked into crunchy granola, and today I’m bringing you the same ingredients in a different incarnation…creamy cooked oatmeal flavored with peanut butter! Coincidence? I think not. More like, it’s cookbook deadline crunch time and I’ll be lucky to eek out {Read More}

5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola {with or without Chocolate Chips!}

You’re just five ingredients away from homemade Peanut Butter Granola, a quick and easy recipe that makes a wholesome, yummy breakfast, snack, or even dessert (dressed up with a handful of chocolate chips)! My kids were so excited when I made this Peanut Butter Granola last week, y’all. Homemade granola is something that I almost always keep in the pantry. But for the past few months — while my life and my sanity have been immersed in a little cookbook {Read More}

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie {Healthy Oat Smoothie}

This Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie boasts fiber, protein, and vitamins, yet it tastes like a freshly baked treat! Well hello there, friends…and a happy 2016 to you all! It feels like it’s been awhile. In fact, I truly intended to share a new recipe before the 4th — almost 5th — day of the year. However, we were busy squeezing in a few last, precious moments of family merry-making. And while I’ve been cooking and photographing over the past week, this {Read More}

Eggnog Overnight Oats

With just five ingredients and two minutes of prep before bed, you can wake up to a ready-to-eat holiday breakfast of creamy, wholesome Eggnog Overnight Oats! It recently occurred to me that I had yet to share an eggnog recipe this December and, seeing as how I average one eggnog post per holiday season, I felt the sudden pressure of runningoutoftime. So after Eggnog Baked French Toast and Eggnog Pudding in years of yore, today I bring you Eggnog Overnight {Read More}

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Waffles

Tender, fluffy, and perfectly spiced, Whole Wheat Gingerbread Waffles make a festive holiday (or any day) breakfast! Can I just tell you what a delight it is to occasionally make something from flour during a time when I’m up to my ears in slow cooker recipes, all day/every day? And when you taste these Whole Wheat Gingerbread Waffles, I think you’ll be SO GLAD that I took a break from the ol’ crock pot to come up with this recipe. {Read More}

{Overnight} Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal {with a secret trick for no burnt edges!}

Overnight Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal is easy to throw in the slow cooker before bed for an effortless breakfast the next day…and with a special, no-stirring-required trick, you won’t have to worry about burnt edges in the morning! Boy am I excited to share today’s recipe with y’all! Like so many of you, several years back I came across a tempting Pinterest gem for cooking steel cut oats in the slow cooker all night long, resulting in a hot, {Read More}

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is swirled with a ribbon of sweet and tangy cream cheese filling and topped with a buttery, cinnamon streusel topping, making it a perfect breakfast, brunch, or coffee time treat! Is there anything better than a big hunk ‘o coffee cake? Why, yes, actually…yes, there is. And that something would be a big hunk ‘o Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, whose tender vanilla cake is abundantly showered with cinnamon streusel while simultaneously concealing a cream cheese surprise. {Read More}

Pumpkin Pie Smoothies {Healthy Oat Smoothies}

A thick, creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a cinnamon-spiced, honey-sweetened fall spin on a healthy oat smoothie! Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin…it’s that time of year, y’all. And I’m trying not to go overboard with the pumpkin recipes that I share here, but I must admit that my mind is constantly pondering which of my favorite, tried-and-true recipes I can pumpkin-ify. My kids are obsessed with Healthy Oat Smoothies, and I’m not about to argue with any breakfast or snack consisting of {Read More}

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Banana Breakfast Cookies make a wholesome, yummy breakfast on-the-go…plus they’re naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and perfect for using up ripe bananas! May I interest you in a COOKIE FOR BREAKFAST?!?! Oh. Do I have your attention now? Good. Because that’s exactly what I’m sharing today…oatmeal banana cookies studded with chopped nuts, kissed with peanut butter (or your favorite nut/non-nut butter), and sweetened with a touch of honey. They’re easy to make, they’re healthy, and they’re downright addictive. They’re also gluten-free (as {Read More}

All-Natural Chocolate Almond Coffee Creamer

All-Natural Chocolate Almond Coffee Creamer is sweetened with pure maple syrup and flavored with cocoa powder, almond extract, and vanilla extract for a decadent, delicious way to dress up your morning cup ‘o joe! So who’s a fan of frou-frou coffee? I have to admit that I can’t really stomach my coffee black. On the other hand, I consider a daily mug or two of lightly sweetened, cream-swirled coffee to be just the how-to-fake-enough-sleep boost that I need. As some {Read More}

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Tender apples, warm cinnamon, and sweet maple syrup flavor this wholesome Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, sure to become a new fall favorite! Y’all already know that I’m a baked oatmeal aficionado, so it should come as no surprise that I’ve concocted a new seasonal rendition for you. This autumn, how does a big serving of Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal sound? It’s loaded with chewy oats, studded with chunks of apples and crunchy pecans, spiced with cinnamon, and sweetened with maple {Read More}

Oatmeal Spice Muffins

Wholesome Oatmeal Spice Muffins are perfectly spiced with crunchy tops and pillowy centers, making them a delicious breakfast on-the-go or anytime snack! I realize that there have been an overabundance of muffins shared on the blog over the past couple of weeks — first decadent Double Chocolate Muffins and then Savory Cheesy Zucchini Muffins — but bear with me here…these Oatmeal Spice Muffins are worth it! I wanted to make something yummy and easy for my boys’ first week of {Read More}

Easy Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Cheesy scrambled eggs with ham are sandwiched inside of flaky biscuits in these make-ahead Easy Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches, perfect for busy mornings and breakfast on-the-go! August has officially arrived and that means many of us have one thing looming in the back of our minds…the impending first day of school. I’m not even going to get started on how quickly this summer flew by. I mean, wasn’t it just May? I have to admit that I’ve always loved summer vacation {Read More}

Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola ~ AKA, Almond Joy Granola

Almond Joy Granola features cocoa-laced, honey-sweetened oats, toasted with coconut and sliced almonds and studded with chocolate chips for an energy-boosting snack or breakfast treat! I love coming up with new incarnations of my all-time favorite granola recipe, but would you believe that I’ve never before forayed into chocolate territory? Today seems like a good day to rectify that, though…so say hello to Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola, otherwise known as Almond Joy goodness in granola form! I mean, what’s not {Read More}

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are loaded with wholesome oatmeal and whole wheat flour, flavored with peanut butter, and sweetened with honey, for a yummy, on-the-go breakfast or snack! I’ve been trying to perfect a peanut butter version of my baked Oats & Honey Granola Bars for awhile now, and along those lines, I was tinkering with the recipe several weeks back. While my resulting concoction didn’t exactly turn out like the crunchy granola bars I envisioned, it did end up {Read More}

Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal

Wholesome baked oatmeal gets a tropical twist with the addition of fresh minced pineapple, coconut milk, and shredded coconut in this Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal! If you like piña coladas…and getting caught in the rain…then you’re going to LOVE this latest 5HH breakfast recipe, Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal! Okay, okay…so maybe you don’t have to like actual piña coladas. An adoration of oatmeal, pineapple, coconut, and/or tropical flavor combinations should suffice just fine. Not only is this Piña Colada Baked {Read More}

Tropical Banana Ice Cream

Tropical Banana “Ice Cream” features frozen bananas, pineapple, and mango whipped to an ice cream-like consistency for an all-natural, all-fruit treat with no added sugar…decadent enough for dessert yet healthy enough for breakfast! Tell me that you’ve tried frozen banana “ice cream” before? It’s been all the rage on Pinterest for a few years now, and I have to say…it really does live up to the hype. You basically take frozen bananas and purée them in a food processor (or {Read More}

Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

Enjoy a fresh, warm, blueberry muffin in a mug that’s ready in minutes with this simple-to-make, bursting-with-berries, Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake! Hi, friends. Let’s talk mug cakes, shall we? Y’all are apparently fans, because the two mug cake recipes I’ve shared so far on the site get regular features, lots of rave reviews, and have comfortably secured spots in Five Heart Home’s lauded top 20 recipes of all time. 😉 The mugs cakes I’ve previously posted, however, were dessert recipes {Read More}

Banana Oat Snack Cake

Banana Oat Snack Cake is a moist, lightly sweet cake featuring chewy oats and whole wheat flour, making it a wholesome choice for breakfast or snack time. Do you ever buy more bananas than your family can possibly eat just so you end up with overripe leftovers for baking? I have to admit that I’m guilty of this. But what can I say? I love me some banana baked goods, from banana bread to muffins to bars to cake. Since {Read More}

Homemade Whole Wheat Waffle Mix

Homemade Whole Wheat Waffle Mix is an economical pantry staple for whipping up fluffy, all-natural, 100% whole wheat waffles! The other day, you may have noticed that my glossy Blueberry Compote was showcased by some gorgeous, golden waffles. So today I’ve got a little question for y’all…if you had to choose one, do you prefer pancakes or waffles? I have to say that I’m torn. I adore pancakes, but I love that waffles are so much quicker to make. Just {Read More}

Blueberry Compote

Frozen blueberries are cooked down into glossy Blueberry Compote, sweetened with maple syrup and delicious over waffles, pancakes, pound cake, yogurt, ice cream, and so much more! Who loves blueberries as much as I do? I mean, a plump, sweet, juicy blueberry is undoubtedly one of the simple pleasures in life. My family enjoys snacking on fresh blueberries, and I always keep a couple bags of frozen blueberries in the freezer for smoothies and muffins. I also enjoy incorporating blueberries {Read More}

Overnight Oats, 3 Ways ~ PB Banana, Raspberry Nutella, & Coconut Almond

Creamy, wholesome Overnight Oats are as simple as refrigerating a mixture of oats, milk, and yogurt overnight for an instant, no-cook breakfast…and they can be flavored with your favorite additions, like PB Banana, Raspberry Nutella, or Coconut Almond! Welllll…even though I may very well be the last one to hop on the Overnight Oats bandwagon, I do believe I am the newest, most enthusiastic member. Y’ALL. Have you tried Overnight Oats before? I am blown away at how effortless they are, {Read More}