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Healthy Apple Butter Bars

Healthy Apple Butter Bars are loaded with oatmeal, chopped apples, apple butter, and nuts for a delicious, wholesome breakfast or snack! We’ve kind of been stuck in a breakfast rut lately, so last week I decided to concoct some new breakfast bars in hopes of bringing EXCITEMENT and ENTHUSIASM to our 6 a.m. weekday dining experience. Or, you know, at least distract three kids from whining and moaning and laying their heads on the table. As I devised my recipe, {Read More}

Slow Cooker Granola

Crunchy, golden Slow Cooker Granola combines oats, nuts, coconut, coconut oil, and honey in the crock pot for an effortless, wholesome treat! Slow Cooker Granola…who knew it was a thing?! I have to admit that I was more than a bit skeptical the first time I heard you could make granola in a crock pot. After all, I make granola all the time, in a multitude of variations. But I’ve always just baked it. Isn’t that the norm? So I {Read More}

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal is a healthy, yummy fall breakfast recipe sweetened with a touch of maple syrup and topped with roasted pumpkin seeds! Big news from outta’ central Texas, folks…it’s the beginning of September and it was in the 50s when we woke up this morning. Furthermore, the high today is only going to reach 85ยฐF! Seriously, it feels like fall, and I don’t recall ever saying that so early in the year. September is usually still blazing {Read More}

Ground Beef, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Lean ground beef (or turkey) is seasoned like sausage and layered with cheddar & eggs in this lighter, low-carb Ground Beef, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Casserole! Ready or not, it’s back-to-school time! And after a lazy, schedule-free summer around here, I’ve got to get myself in gear and figure out what I’m going to feed these kids each morning at the crack of dawn. So I’ve been experimenting…and this Ground Beef, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Casserole is going on my {Read More}

Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Muffins are light and tender, bursting with fresh lemon and juicy blueberries for a wholesome breakfast or snack! A few weeks ago, before I headed out of town to Canada, I spent a busy few days prepping to leave. My husband was coincidentally going to be away for a work trip on the same days that I was set to be gone, so my mom was coming over to our house to keep the kids. And {Read More}

Soft-Baked Banana Oatmeal Bars

Soft-Baked Banana Oatmeal Bars are loaded with wholesome ingredients and make a yummy, portable breakfast or snack! I recently spent several days ignoring two dark brown, overripe bananas sitting on my kitchen counter. Even though they were attracting fruit flies, had a combined value of no more than 17ยข, and numbered too few to make a batch of banana bread, the thriftster in me didn’t want to throw them away. And so I didn’t…I concocted a pan of Soft-Baked Banana {Read More}

Nutella Strawberry Granola

Nutella Strawberry Granola features wholesome oats coated in chocolate hazelnut spread and studded with crunchy almonds and freeze-dried strawberries for a yummy snack or breakfast treat! With umpteen variations of homemade granola already on the blog, I’ve been wanting to experiment with a Nutella recipe for awhile now. Wouldn’t you know it…I finally succeeded! And even though this Nutella Strawberry Granola looks more pre-Valentine’s Day than post-Easter, I promise that it’s delicious any time of year. My 4-year-old daughter is {Read More}

Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Tender, fluffy Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes are wholesome and delicious, drizzled with a scrumptious Lemon Poppy Seed Syrup to take them over the top! Happy Spring, y’all! I hope today finds you enjoying flowers, sunshine, and lovely weather…and perhaps, if you’re lucky, a stack of Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We’re returning to reality this morning after Spring Break, and I have to say…hopefully reality will be more enjoyable than the past week has been at {Read More}

Easy Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal

Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal is an easy, healthy breakfast recipe for busy mornings, topped with toasted almonds and chia seeds to make it extra tasty and wholesome! I usually try to keep make-ahead recipes on hand for quick breakfasts on busy weekday mornings — granola, granola bars, baked oatmeal, overnight oats, freezer breakfast sandwiches, mini frittatas, muffins, breakfast cookies, and the like. But the truth is that sometimes, I don’t have my act together and I’m running short on time…so {Read More}

Healthy Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie

This silky, decadent Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is a healthy, filling breakfast or snack, loaded with bananas, almond butter, Greek yogurt, oats, and chia seeds for a boost of protein, vitamins, calcium, and fiber! Well, folks….exciting* news today (*if the current level of excitement in your life is equivalent to watching paint dry). After being without a blender for over six months now, today I can happily report that Santa brought me a new one for Christmas! Food blogging professional {Read More}

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal boasts the delicious flavor of banana bread, but it’s made with wholesome oats, pecans, and coconut oil for a healthy, filling breakfast! Scroll down to just below the recipe for a collection of SEVEN wholesome, delicious baked oatmeal recipes! Happy New Year, friends! I hope this finds your 2017 off to a fantastic start. My kids don’t head back to school until Wednesday, but I’m already mentally preparing for the early rising and lunchbox packing and {Read More}

Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding

Delicious and decadent Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding effortlessly cooks up in the crock pot. Studded with golden raisins, sprinkled with nutmeg, and drizzled with silky eggnog syrup, it’s a perfect holiday breakfast, brunch, or dessert! Today’s Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding is special for a couple of reasons. It’s my first eggnog recipe of the year…and if you’ve been hanging around Five Heart Home for awhile, you know how I like me a good eggnog recipe come December. ๐Ÿ˜‰ {Read More}

Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts

A decadent holiday breakfast or dessert, Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts are soft and tender, with a rich chocolate glaze and crushed candy canes sprinkled on top! December is here and the countdown is on, my friends! What say we celebrate all-things-holiday with some cheery Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts?! I’ve been immensely enjoying my donut pans since I bought them this past summer, but I’d venture to say that my family loves them even more. Why wouldn’t they? Because even though {Read More}

Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Pecan Streusel

This decadent Banana Coffee Cake is layered with Chocolate Pecan Streusel for a dense, moist interior, a crunchy exterior, and a sweet surprise ribboned throughout! Sometimes you need a really impressive dessert-masquerading-as-breakfast to impress a crowd, and today’s Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Pecan Streusel is just that sort of recipe. Whether you’re hosting a playgroup, entertaining family or friends at brunch, or you simply want to treat your co-workers to a mouthwatering morning surprise, this coffee cake has got {Read More}

{Overnight} Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal {with no burnt edges!}

Wake up to a warm, wholesome breakfast with this Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal…and don’t miss the secret trick to prevent the edges from burning! There’s nothing like waking up in the morning to the heavenly smell of breakfast wafting through the air. And if that breakfast just so happens to taste like pumpkin pie…well, all the better! Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal is a rather lengthy, adjective-heavy title for such a simple recipe, {Read More}

Apple Cider Baked Donuts

Delicately spiced, 100% whole wheat Apple Cider Baked Donuts are tender on the inside and coated in crunchy cinnamon sugar on the outside for a tasty fall breakfast treat! This past Saturday, the middle child celebrated his birthday. He and his big brother both had flag football games that morning, but the birthday boy was apparently experiencing a touch of Lucky Number 7 magic as he proceeded to score half a dozen touchdowns. Granted, we’re talking about 1st grade teams {Read More}

Pumpkin Bread & Chocolate Muffins

Pumpkin Bread & Chocolate Muffins are soft, moist, and double the fun, split between lightly-spiced pumpkin and a generous dose of chocolate! Well friends, it’s officially September…and that means I’ve officially given myself permission to crack open the first can o’ pumpkin of the season! I wasted no time this year, seeing as how I baked these Pumpkin Bread & Chocolate Muffins on September 1st. Too soon? Perhaps. But when my kids came home from school that afternoon and smelled {Read More}

Bacon, Potato, & Cheese Mini Frittatas (Egg Muffins)

Savory Bacon, Potato, & Cheese Mini Frittatas feature fluffy eggs loaded with crispy diced bacon, hash browns, and grated cheddar and baked in muffin pans for a filling and protein-packed breakfast or brunch! A few weeks ago I found myself the happy recipient of two dozen gorgeous, farm-fresh eggs. I knew that I didn’t want to simply add them to random baked goods…rather, I wanted them to star in a new and special recipe. So — since the natives had {Read More}

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 Iโ€™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}