Category: Breakfast

Fruit Smoothie Popsicles

It’s EASY and ECONOMICAL to make yummy homemade fruit smoothie popsicles! Enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie, popsicle style! You and your kids will love ’em!
It's EASY and ECONOMICAL to make yummy homemade fruit smoothie popsicles! Enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie, popsicle style! You and your kids will love 'em!

Summer was a hot one, here in good ol’ Oregon. We had less rain than usual, and many days were above 90 degrees.  One of the things we enjoyed having in our freezer were fruit smoothie popsicles! Best part? These are not summer only treats…you can make them ANY time of year!

I tend to drink a lot of fresh fruit smoothies in the summer, so it was only natural that I started making popsicles out of them. The beauty of making fruit smoothie popsicles is that you can tailor make them to your own preferences! How great is that?

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What Ingredients Are Used To Make Fruit Smoothie Popsicles?

The ingredients were quite simple… fresh fruit, milk (of choice – I used coconut milk for this batch), and Greek vanilla yogurt. The best part is that you can make YOUR favorite smoothie, any flavor, into a popsicle!

For this recipe for fruit smoothie popsicles I used bananas, and blueberries and strawberries! I even was able to use homegrown blueberries and strawberries from our garden in the backyard!

Ingredients for fruit smoothie popsicles (strawberries, banana, blueberries, coconut milk, Greek vanilla yogurt)

Several years ago I paid around $8 for these “GROOVY” pop molds, and I have gotten so much use out of them! They make popsicle creating so easy (and NO, I don’t receive compensation from them, just thought I’d show what I used to make these fruit smoothie popsicles!).

Popsicle molds used to make fruit smoothie popsicles.

Making fruit smoothie popsicles could NOT be any easier!  You simply add the ingredients (again… YOUR choice) to a blender, just like making your smoothie normally.  Blend together for a couple minutes until mixture is smooth.

Once fully blended, pour the liquid into your popsicle molds. Make sure the plastic popsicle holders are securely standing in the base unit to secure them.  Fill the popsicle molds about 3/4 of the way full.

What If I Don’t Own A Popsicle Mold To Make Fruit Smoothie Popsicles?

If you do not own a popsicle mold, you can also make the fruit smoothie popsicles this way. Pour the smoothie mixture 3/4 of the way into a small paper dixie cup. Place in freezer on baking sheet. After the smoothie has partly frozen (thickened up), insert a popsicle or wood craft stick into the cup.  Freeze popsicles overnight, then simply tear off the paper cup to reveal the popsicle.

Fruit smoothie is made with ingredients blended in blender.

Fruit smoothie is poured into popsicle molds.

Here you can see the holder that securely anchors the popsicle molds for filling.  Once molds are filled, snap on and firmly secure the lids (with handles) onto tops of containers.

Popsicle molds are filled with fruit smoothie mix.

Fruit Smoothie popsicles, with lids on, ready to freeze!

Freeze smoothies overnight, and BOOM!  You’ve just made fruit smoothie popsicles!  See how easy that was? When you are ready to enjoy one, simply hold the popsicle mold under some running warm water to loosen popsicle from sides of the container, then carefully slip popsicle out… and ENJOY!

If you used the “paper cup” method (mentioned above), simply tear off the paper cup, and enjoy your fruit smoothie popsicles! Now you have a fruit-filled and protein-enhanced (Greek yogurt) “snack” for the kids after school, or an after dinner creamy frozen fruit smoothie popsicle for YOU!

Frozen fruit smoothie popsicle, ready to eat!

Using Other Smoothie Recipes To Make Popsicles

There are so many choices of flavors for fruit smoothies, including Orange Julius, PeachBerry, Triple Berry Banana, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Blueberry Kale, Strawberry, etc. Have fun making your very own flavor combinations for fruit smoothie popsicles!

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Fruit Smoothie Popsicles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Freezing Time (inactive)
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 5 mins
 
It's EASY and ECONOMICAL to make yummy homemade fruit smoothie popsicles! Enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie, popsicle style! You and your kids will love 'em!
Category: Frozen, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit smoothie popsicles
Servings: 6 popsicles
Calories Per Serving: 59 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut milk (dairy) , or milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 8-10 strawberries
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until ingredients become smooth, approximately 2-3 minutes.

  2. Pour smoothie into popsicle molds, securely attached to holder/stand. Fill each container about 3/4 of the way full.  Cover with lid securely, then move entire holder with popsicle molds (vertically standing) to freezer. Freeze overnight, of for 6-8 hours.

  3. When ready to serve, hold a popsicle mold (still sealed) under warm running water, turning, until it has loosened from sides, and can easily slip out of the plastic mold.  Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

No plastic popsicle molds? You can make these popsicles using small paper dixie cups. Pour smoothie into paper cups, place cups on baking sheet, and let firm up a bit in the freezer. Insert a wooden popsicle or craft stick into cup, and let the popsicles finish freezing overnight.

Nutrition Facts
Fruit Smoothie Popsicles
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!It's EASY and ECONOMICAL to make yummy homemade fruit smoothie popsicles! Enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie, popsicle style! You and your kids will love 'em!

Peach Jam Muffins

You will enjoy these family friendly, easy to make Peach Jam Muffins, with a sweet peach glaze on top! They are delicious and filled with peaches and cinnamon!
You will enjoy these family friendly, easy to make Peach Jam Muffins, with a sweet peach glaze on top! They are delicious, and filled with peaches and cinnamon!

Do you enjoy making muffins? I’ve posted a variety of muffin recipes on this blog, including Blueberry Crumble, Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Orange, Carrot Cake, and Apple Raisin, to name a few.

I really enjoy making muffins for breakfast, and this recipe for a dozen peach jam muffins is EASY, quick, and delicious! Here’s how to make them:

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How To Make Peach Jam Muffins

Preheat oven to 400° F.  Peel, pit, and finely dice peaches. Place diced peaches in bowl with vegetable oil, egg and vanilla. Stir well, to combine. TIP: If FRESH peaches are not in season or readily available, you can easily substitute a 16 ounce can of peaches. DRAIN them, then dice them, before adding to recipe.

Fresh peaches are peeled, then diced and added to egg, for muffins.

In separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir to mix, then add dry ingredients to peaches, a little at a time, while stirring. Stir only until the batter is combined and moistened. The mixture will be fairly thick.

Dry ingredients are combined then added to peaches for muffins.

Fill a 12 cup standard sized muffin tin with paper liners. Spray bottom of paper liners with non-stick spray. Divide muffin batter evenly between 12 muffin holders.

Batter for peach jam muffins is added to muffin tin for baking.

Time To Bake The Peach Jam Muffins

Bake peach jam muffins at 400° F. for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins are light golden brown.  Remove the pan from oven. Let the peach jam muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer muffins out of pan onto a wire rack to cool.

Baked peach jam muffins, hot out of oven.

Peach jam muffins cool down on wire rack before adding glaze.

Brush The Top Of The Muffins With Peach Jam

Use a pastry brush to cover the tops of the muffins with (room temperature) peach jam. I place a piece of wax paper under the wire rack to catch any drips that might occur. I was fortunate to be able to use my homemade canned peach jam for this recipe. YUM!

Peach jam is brushed on top of each muffin with a pastry brush.

Time To EAT!

Once the peach jam muffins have cooled  to room temperature, they are ready to eat and enjoy! They’re sweet, and filled with peaches. I’m confident you’ll enjoy these delicious treats.

One dozen peach jam muffins on white serving tray, ready to eat!

Close up photo of one peach jam muffin, with fresh peach slice in front.

Nothing like a yummy peach jam muffin to bring the taste of summer right onto your breakfast table!  See the diced peaches inside the muffin (below)? 

An inside look at a cut open peach jam muffin.

These peach jam muffins taste wonderful! They also freeze well, if wrapped well and placed in freezer storage bags. I really hope you will consider making a dozen of them for those you love!  Be sure to check out ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Have a fantastic day, friends!

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Peach Jam Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 
You will enjoy these family friendly, easy to make Peach Jam Muffins, with a sweet peach glaze on top! They are delicious, and filled with peaches and cinnamon!
Category: Bread/Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach jam muffins
Servings: 12
Calories Per Serving: 192 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 peaches (large) , peeled, chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup peach jam , room temperature
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.  Peel, pit, and finely dice peaches. Place diced peaches in bowl with vegetable oil, egg and vanilla. Stir well, to combine.
  2. In separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir to mix, then add dry ingredients to peaches, a little at a time, while stirring. Stir only until batter is combined and moistened. Mixture will be fairly thick.
  3. Fill 12 cup standard sized muffin tin with paper liners. Spray bottom of paper liners with non-stick spray. Divide muffin batter evenly between 12 muffin holders. Bake muffins at 400° F. for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are light golden brown.  Remove pan from oven. Let peach jam muffins cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer muffins out of pan onto wire rack.

  4. Use a pastry brush to cover tops of muffins with room temperature peach jam. Once the peach jam muffins have cooled to room temperature, they are ready to eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

No fresh peaches in season? Can substitute a 16 ounce can peaches, drained and chopped fine, if necessary.

Nutrition Facts
Peach Jam Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 106mg5%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!You will enjoy these family friendly, easy to make Peach Jam Muffins, with a sweet peach glaze on top! They are delicious, and filled with peaches and cinnamon!

Microwaved Ham and Cheese Omelet

You’re gonna love this microwaved ham cheese omelet on those crazy BUSY days! Mix it up, cook for 1-2 minutes in the microwave, and BOOM… a delicious breakfast is served! Perfect for those mornings when you want a yummy breakfast, but don’t have much time to make it.You're gonna love this microwaved ham cheese omelet on those crazy BUSY days! Mix it up, cook for 1-2 minutes in the microwave, and BOOM... breakfast is served!

It all started last November… we were doing a COMPLETE kitchen remodel, so I was cooking all our meals without a kitchen. I ended up with a small table set up in our dining room, which held our coffeemaker, toaster and our old microwave.

That’s it. One electric outlet. One microwave…or THREE MONTHS! My husband and I both work from home, so all 3 meals every single day had to be cooked without a kitchen. Happy to tell ya, we survived, and we had several of these quick microwaved ham cheese omelets during the construction!

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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention, Right?

Needless to say, we ate a lot of cereal, toast, and microwaved oatmeal for breakfast. That is, UNTIL I learned how easy it is to microwave eggs and use them to make a microwave  egg breakfast sandwich! I experimented around with another way to quickly make eggs in the microwave and came up with this really quick microwaved ham cheese omelet.

While our kitchen was being remodeled, I used our microwave to cook.

If you would like the convenience of making an incredibly quick and delicious ham and cheese omelet before sending the kids off to school or rushing out the door to work, then this one is for YOU! This single serving microwaved ham cheese omelet tastes great, and is so EASY to put together, you will be pleasantly surprised! Plus… it only takes between 1-2 minutes to cook!

I know traditional omelets are lovely elongated filled bundles of egg goodness, but THIS one is cooked in a custard sized dish (or a mug). It’s a non-traditional size, but still contains all the ham and cheese goodness found in a “normal” omelet!

Here’s How EASY It Is To Make A Microwaved Ham Cheese Omelet:

Spray a custard sized microwaveable dish with cooking spray (bottom and sides).  Crack two eggs into dish, and add water, salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients together with a fork until combined (notice I even used a plastic fork during the remodel- hey, whatever is easy!).

Eggs and water, salt and pepper are mixed in a microwave dish or mug

Cut a couple thin slices of ham into small pieces (I used thinly sliced deli ham – if using a piece of ham from a large piece of ham, cut it into very small cubes). Grate cheddar cheese. Add the ham pieces and grated cheddar cheese to the egg mixture, and stir to combine. This only takes a minute to get ready, and then all you need to do is microwave it!

Deli ham and grated cheddar to add to egg mixture for omelet

Time For the Microwave!

Once the ingredients are mixed together, place the dish in the microwave. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or until it is cooked through in the center (mine cooked in 1 minute 45 seconds). It looked like the photo below after I took it out of the microwave. See how the eggs puff up a bit when they cook?

Since microwave temps do vary a bit, check the omelet after one minute. If there is still liquid present, stick it back in the microwave for another 30-45 seconds, then check it again.

Microwaved ham cheese omelet right out of the microwave!

Once it is finished cooking, it is ready to eat!  Grab a fork (hopefully NOT a plastic fork), and dig in.  As you can see in the photo below, I took it up to my office and ate it. The eggs come out fluffy, the cheese is melted, and the ham makes it perfect! DELICIOUS!

Eggs are fluffy in this microwaved ham and cheese omelet.

I love the convenience and the taste of this microwaved ham cheese omelet, and I hope you will, too! It sure is a real timesaver on busy mornings, and the cleanup is simple!

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Microwaved Ham and Cheese Omelet
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
You're gonna love this microwaved ham cheese omelet on those crazy BUSY days! Mix it up, cook for 1-2 minutes in the microwave, and BOOM... breakfast is served!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham and cheese omelet
Servings: 1
Calories Per Serving: 318 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • Pinch salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tablespoons deli ham (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 Tablespoons grated sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Spray a custard sized microwave-safe dish with cooking spray (bottom and sides).  Crack two eggs into dish, and add water, salt and pepper. Mix ingredients together with a fork until combined.

  2. Cut a couple thin slices of ham into small pieces (I used thinly sliced deli ham - if using a piece of ham from a large ham, cut it into very small cubes). Grate cheddar cheese.  Add ham pieces and grated cheddar cheese to egg mixture, and stir well, to combine. 

  3. Place dish in microwave. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or until it is cooked through in the center (mine cooked in 1 minute 45 seconds). Since microwave temps vary a bit, check the omelet after one minute. If there is still liquid present, stick it back in the microwave for another 30-45 seconds, then check again. When done, remove from microwave... and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Microwaved Ham and Cheese Omelet
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 377mg126%
Sodium 663mg29%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Calcium 266mg27%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!You're gonna love this microwaved ham cheese omelet on those crazy BUSY days! Mix it up, cook for 1-2 minutes in the microwave, and BOOM... breakfast is served!

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Muffins are absolutely light and DELICIOUS, easy to make, bursting with the flavors of fresh blueberries and lemon zest, and topped with a lemon glaze. You’re gonna LOVE these muffins!
Blueberry Lemon Muffins are absolutely light and DELICIOUS, easy to make, bursting with blueberries and lemon zest, and topped with a lemon glaze you will love!

Do you love blueberries! We sure do! In the past I’ve used blueberries to make scones, crumble muffins,  ice cream, smoothies, french toast, jam, bagels and galettes, to name a few recipes that feature this versatile little berry! And wow, do I ever LOVE these yummy blueberry lemon muffins!

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Picking Fresh Blueberries Is One Of My Summer Traditions

I love to go pick fresh blueberries at Rowell Brothers Farm every summer (a local U-Pick farm that’s been farming the land there since 1853). They consistently produce a wide variety of delicious berries on their HUGE farm (marionberries, blackberries, boysenberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.). They sell them at very reasonable prices (and you can nibble on the berries for free while you pick!).

Earlier this summer I picked raspberries and boysenberries there, but this time, once they were ripe, I went for BLUEBERRIES! I went there last week and picked 9 pounds of juicy blueberries in an hour, then brought them home. Some were destined for our freezer, where I can use them all year round. BUT… some of the fresh blueberries were used to make these incredible tasting blueberry lemon muffins!

A photo collage from blueberry picking at a local farm.

How Do I Make These Delicious Blueberry Lemon Muffins?

I’m so glad you asked!  Here’s how: Before you begin making the muffin batter, preheat your oven to 400° F. Place cupcake liners into a standard sized (12 cup) muffin tin. Set aside.

Beat eggs and granulated sugar together in a mixing bowl. Beat on HIGH speed for 5 minutes (yes… 5 minutes!).  When done, the mixture will have thickened slightly.  Add sour cream, oil, vanilla and salt to the egg mixture. Beat on LOW speed only until ingredients are combined.

Beating eggs, sugar, and sour cream for the muffin batter.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder until combined. Add flour, 1/3 cup at a time to the egg mixture, and whisk (by hand) only until flour is incorporated into batter.  Continue adding flour 1/3 cup at a time until all flour is incorporated.

Be careful to NOT OVERMIX the batter (overmixing can cause the muffins to end up being too dense in texture).

Whisking flour and baking powder into muffin batter.

Add lemon zest and lemon juice to the muffin batter; whisk only until barely combined. Fold in the blueberries gently, just until incorporated into batter.

Adding lemon zest, lemon juice and blueberries into muffin batter.

Fill The Muffin Tins And Bake!

Fill the 12 muffin cup liners with the batter, dividing evenly. Use all the batter (mine were filled almost to the top). Bake muffins at 400° F. for 20-22 minutes. When done, you should be able to stick a toothpick into the middle of the muffin and it will come out clean. The tops of the muffins will be light golden brown in color.

When done baking, remove pan from oven. The muffins should be slightly golden in color.

Muffin cups are filled with batter, then baked until done.

Transfer muffins out of muffin tin and onto a wire rack to cool. I place a piece of aluminum foil (or parchment paper) UNDER the rack to catch any icing drips when glazing the muffins later.

Let the muffins cool to room temperature. By the way… LOOK at those muffins with those juicy blueberries!

Baked blueberry lemon muffins, cooling on a wire rack.

Make The Lemon Glaze

While the muffins are cooling, whip up a quick lemon glaze (trust me… you WANT the lemon glaze on these muffins… it is the perfect finishing touch! To make the glaze, simply combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl until fully blended.

You want the glaze to have a good consistency to drizzle over the top of each muffin, but not be too thin where it runs all over. If you want it thicker, add a bit more powdered sugar. If you want it a bit thinner, add a bit more lemon juice (or water). Stir until all lumps are gone.

Mixing lemon glaze to drizzle on top of blueberry muffins.

Glaze The Blueberry Lemon Muffins

When muffins are at room temperature, drizzle lemon glaze over top of each one. The foil you placed under the wire rack should catch any wayward drips, which will make your cleanup so much easier!

Let the glaze firm up for several minutes, then these delicious blueberry lemon muffins are ready to eat! Don’t they look GOOD? (picture me drooling here!)

Blueberry lemon muffins are drizzled with lemon glaze and are ready to eat!

Pour yourself a good cup of coffee or tea, grab a muffin… and ENJOY the absolutely yummy taste of these delicious treats! You can see in the photo below what the blueberry lemon muffins look like on the inside. They’re bursting with blueberries!

Time for a blueberry muffin with lemon glaze... and a cup of coffee!

Lots of lemon and blueberry flavor in each bite of muffin!

We LOVED these blueberry lemon muffins, and I am confident you will, too! We enjoyed them so much I froze several of them so that we could take them with us on an upcoming road trip!  That’s right… these delicious muffins are going on vacation with us! HA HA!

Hope you will give these delicious muffins a try. Your family and/or friends will thank you! Thanks for stopping by today, and hope you will come back soon for more yummy recipes.

Looking For More MUFFIN Recipes?

You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have LOTS of delicious muffin recipes you’re gong to love, including:

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Recipe Adapted from: Natasha, at https://natashaskitchen.com/blueberry-muffins-with-lemon-glaze/

Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Blueberry Lemon Muffins are absolutely light and DELICIOUS, easy to make, bursting with blueberries and lemon zest, and topped with a lemon glaze you will love!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry lemon muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 307 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Muffin Batter:
  • 2 eggs (large) (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or LIGHT olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • cups fresh blueberries
For Lemon Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400° F. Place cupcake liners into a standard sized (12 cup) muffin tin. Set aside.

  2. Beat eggs and granulated sugar together in a mixing bowl. Beat on HIGH speed for 5 minutes (yes... 5 minutes!). When done, the mixture will have thickened slightly. Add sour cream, oil, vanilla and salt to the egg mixture. Beat on LOW speed only until ingredients are combined.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder until combined. Add flour, 1/3 cup at a time to the egg mixture, and whisk (by hand) only until flour is incorporated into batter.  Continue adding flour 1/3 cup at a time until all flour is incorporated. Be careful to NOT OVERMIX the batter (overmixing can cause the muffins to end up being too dense in texture).
  4. Add lemon zest and lemon juice to the muffin batter; whisk only until barely combined. Fold in the blueberries gently, just until incorporated into batter.
  5. Fill the 12 muffin cup liners with the batter, dividing evenly. Use all the batter (mine were filled almost to top). Bake muffins at 400° F. for 20-22 minutes . When done, you should be able to stick a toothpick into the middle of the muffin and it will come out clean. The tops of the muffins will be light golden brown in color. Transfer muffins out of muffin tin and onto a wire rack to cool. I place a piece of aluminum foil (or parchment paper) UNDER the rack to catch any icing drips when glazing the muffins later. Let the muffins cool to room temperature. While muffins cool, prepare lemon glaze.

To Make Lemon Glaze:
  1. Stir powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl until fully blended, and lumps are gone. You want a good consistency to drizzle over the top of each muffin, but not too thin where it runs all over. If you want glaze thicker, add a bit more powdered sugar. If you want glaze thinner, add a tiny bit more lemon juice (or water). Once muffins are at room temperature, drizzle lemon glaze on top of each one (the foil under the rack will catch wayward drips, which makes cleanup easy). Let the glaze firm up for several minutes, then muffins are ready to eat! ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Blueberry Lemon Muffins are absolutely light and DELICIOUS, easy to make, bursting with blueberries and lemon zest, and topped with a lemon glaze you will love!

Raspberry Lemon Crumb Cake

You will LOVE this easy, delicious Raspberry Lemon Crumb Cake, which can be served as a dessert (yummy with a scoop of ice cream) OR a breakfast coffeecake.
You will LOVE this easy, delicious Raspberry Lemon Crumb Cake, which can be served as a dessert (yummy with a scoop of ice cream) OR a breakfast coffeecake.

This time of the year is the PERFECT time to find ripe raspberries at local farms or in the local produce section at the grocery store. Then you can make this absolutely yummy raspberry lemon crumb cake!

This past weekend I took my sister and brother-in-law raspberry picking at a local U-Pick farm. They were visiting Oregon from Southern CA for several days, and this is one of the activities my sister really enjoys when she comes up here to visit.

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Where I Go To Pick Fresh Berries Every Summer

Rowell Brothers Berry Farm has been around since 1853, is about 15 minutes from our home, and is one of the scenic places I LOVE to pick raspberries, blueberries, and boysenberries each summer (plus the fact that you can eat berries for free while you pick is always fun!).

We got to the farm early in the morning, picked raspberries for half an hour and then we were done! Over eight pounds of raspberries picked in half an hour, and we only paid a little over $10, which is a real deal, compared to what they sell for at the grocery store.

A couple days later I used the berries to make homemade raspberry jam , froze a lot of them to use another time, and then also made this delicious raspberry lemon crumb cake with the remaining berries!

Raspberries ready to pick at local U-Pick farm!Fresh picked raspberries are so delicious!

How I Got This Recipe For Raspberry Lemon Crumb Cake

I received this recipe from a friend from Southern California 3 years ago.  Diane and I grew up together in the youth group at church, and ran into each other once again at a music group reunion we both attended. I hadn’t seen her in over 40 years! It was fun catching up with her, and I learned she had attended culinary school in the past.  Ooh… how fun!

Once I returned home to Oregon, Diane sent me this recipe via e-mail and suggested I might enjoy trying it!  I saved the recipe in a basket which contains a HUGE pile of recipes I want to try (too many recipes, never enough TIME), and just this week finally hunted it down and pulled it out to use with these fresh picked raspberries! So glad I did – this is a delicious recipe!

The recipe is incredibly EASY, and the fruit-filled crumb cake tastes wonderful.  We enjoy a slice for breakfast, accompanied by a good, strong cup of coffee! My husband said his favorite way to eat this would be with a big ol’ scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side!  It’s that versatile – it can be either a breakfast coffeecake or a dessert cake!

Here’s How To Make Raspberry Lemon Crumb Cake

Very cold chunks of butter are cut into flour sugar and salt, using a pastry blender. The butter is worked into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and butter is about the size of a pea. One half of a cup of the crumbly mixture is set aside to use for a crumb topping for the cake later on.

Butter is cut into flour and sugar for cake

The remaining flour mixture is combined with baking powder, baking soda, egg, buttermilk and fresh lemon juice, and blended until fully combined.

Egg, lemon juice and buttermilk are blended into dry ingredients for cake

Fresh raspberries are gently stirred into cake batter.  The batter is then placed into a cake pan that has been coated (bottom and sides) with non-stick cooking spray.

Raspberries are gently stirred into batter, then batter is placed in cake pan

Lemon zest and juice are then added to the reserved flour mixture that was set aside earlier. This crumb topping is mixed until combined, then sprinkled over the top of the cake batter in cake pan.

Lemon zest and juice added to crumb topping, then sprinkled onto cake batter

Time To Bake The Cake!

The raspberry lemon crumb cake is baked in a preheated 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake springs back when touched lightly in the center. This picture below shows how it looked straight out of the oven.

Raspberry lemon crumb cake, right out of the oven.

Once the cake cooled to room temperature, it was cut into 8 wedges. The top was garnished with a few raspberries and a sprig of fresh mint (from my garden!).

Raspberry lemon crumb cake cut in 8 wedges, garnished with raspberries and mint leaf.

The inside look at a slice of this raspberry cake in pan.

Time To EAT!

You can see what the raspberry lemon crumb cake looks like on the plate. It’s LOADED with raspberries! The cake is not dry at all, and the combination of raspberry and lemon flavors are absolutely perfect!

A slice of raspberry lemon crumb cake, served on a white plate

Slice of raspberry lemon crumb cake, with fresh raspberries and mint garnish.

We truly enjoyed this simple, yet delicious raspberry lemon crumb cake!  I really hope you will consider trying this cake for yourself… you will be surprised just how easy it is to make, and hope you will enjoy it, as well!

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Recipe Source: Diane Schultz O’Brien

Raspberry Lemon Crumb Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
You will LOVE this easy, delicious Raspberry Lemon Crumb Cake, which can be served as a dessert (yummy with a scoop of ice cream) OR a breakfast coffeecake. 
Category: Dessert or Coffeecake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: raspberry lemon crumb cake
Servings: 8 slices
Calories Per Serving: 207 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (very cold)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk (low-fat)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (finely grated lemon rind)
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice (fresh)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8" round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray (bottom and sides).

  2. Place flour, granulated sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in chunks of COLD butter, using a pastry blender or 2 knives or forks, until the butter/crumbs are about the size of peas.  Measure out 1/2 cup of this crumb mixture and set aside to use as crumb topping later (set aside).

  3. To the mixing bowl with remaining flour mixture add the baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk, lemon juice, and egg. Beat on medium speed with a mixer until well blended. Gently STIR in fresh raspberries until fully combined with batter. Spoon batter into the prepared (sprayed) cake pan. Gently spread to cover bottom of pan.

  4. Take the reserved flour/crumb mixture and add lemon zest and juice to it. Combine these ingredients with a fork until crumbly.  Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the cake batter, until top of cake is covered.

  5. Bake cake on center rack of preheated 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes or until it is light golden brown on top and cake springs back with touched lightly in the center (mine took 30 minutes). Remove cake pan to a wire rack to cool to room temperature. Slice into 8 wedges, and garnish cake with fresh raspberries and a mint sprig, if desired. ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Lemon Crumb Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!You will LOVE this easy, delicious Raspberry Lemon Crumb Cake, which can be served as a dessert (yummy with a scoop of ice cream) OR a breakfast coffeecake.

Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake

Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, and topped with a buttery crumb topping is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat!
Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, and topped with a buttery crumb topping is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat!

I found the recipe for this triple berry streusel coffeecake while searching for breakfast ideas in my old trusty recipe card file box.  I’ve had these old recipes for many, many years, and quite literally just happened upon this one. I thought it sounded like a great coffeecake for a breakfast or brunch with a crowd, so decided to give it a try.

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Where Did This Recipe Originate?

The original recipe was called “Hawthorne Street Cafe Coffeecake”, and I believe it originated with a small restaurant in Portland that has since gone out of business. This coffeecake was one of their most requested dishes!

The recipe was cut from a newspaper and I had taped it to a 3×5 card years ago, but no source was given. The recipe “might” have come from The Oregonian newspaper, but my search of their recipes turned up nothing by this name. I decided to make this breakfast cake, but where the original recipe only used Marionberries, I substituted three berries: blackberry, raspberry and blueberry!

The recipe uses FROZEN berries (to ensure a moist cake), and I just happened to have a large bag of all three in my freezer (thanks to my husband buying them at the store).  The recipe is very easy, and the results? OUTSTANDING! Here’s how to make this treat that serves 12.

How To Make Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake

To make the streusel topping, place brown sugar, quick cooking oats, flour, cold butter and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into the other ingredients until mixture is crumbly (and butter becomes about the size of peas). Set aside. NOTE: You can also blend these ingredients until crumbly in a food processor, if desired. 

Mixing the streusel ingredients together for topping.

Make the coffeecake batter in a separate bowl by first combining flour, quick cooking oats and baking powder. In a separate bowl, blend melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and milk.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and stir until ingredients are fully combined.

Making the batter for the berry coffeecake.

Spoon the coffeecake batter into a very well greased (bottom and sides) 10 inch springform pan.  Spread the batter out, to completely cover the bottom of the pan.

Batter is spread on the bottom of a springform pan.

Place the FROZEN (not thawed) berries on top of the batter, and spread out to evenly cover batter. (Why use FROZEN berries? Frozen berries help ensure the triple berry streusel coffeecake is moist).

Frozen berries are placed on top of the coffeecake batter in pan.

Sprinkle the fruit with the streusel topping, dispersing evenly over the top of the coffeecake to cover.

Streusel topping is sprinkled all over the top of the coffeecake.

Baking The Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake

Bake the coffeecake in a preheated 350° F. oven for 1 hour, or until completely done in the center.  You can test its doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of coffeecake. If it comes out clean, it is done.

When done, transfer coffeecake to a wire rack, and let it cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Once cooled, run a butter knife around the edges of pan, then carefully open the pan by releasing latch and remove pan.

Cooling down coffeecake, still in springform pan.

The triple berry streusel coffeecake is baked and cooling on a wire rack.

Time To EAT!

After the triple berry streusel coffeecake has completely cooled, it is ready to serve.  See that layer of berries? They taste so fresh, and really help keep this coffeecake moist! Grab a knife, cut yourself a big ol’ slice, sit back and enjoy this delicious treat!

A piece of the coffeecake on a white plate.

You can see all the berries inside the triple berry streusel coffeecake.

I wrapped several pieces up really well and put them in our freezer to enjoy another day. I am happy to report that even on Day 3 after making this triple berry streusel coffeecake, the pieces were still moist and absolutely delicious!

By the way… if you enjoy coffeecake, be sure to check out my recipes for Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake, Old Fashioned Crumb Coffeecake, or Hummingbird Cake.  Throw in a good strong cup of coffee to drink, for good measure, and you’ve got yourself a yummy breakfast!

A slice of the triple berry streusel coffeecake, ready to eat!

I hope you really enjoy this triple berry streusel coffeecake. It TRULY is delicious!  I’m looking forward to making it again in a few weeks when my sister and brother-in-law come up for a visit!

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will come back again soon for more delicious recipes. Don’t forget, you can check out ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Have a wonderful day.

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Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, and topped with a buttery crumb topping is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: triple berry streusel coffeecake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories Per Serving: 348 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar , firmly packed, divided
  • 2 cups all purpose flour , divided
  • cups quick cooking oats , uncooked, divided
  • 1 cup butter (2 cubes) , divided
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups frozen blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (or 3 cups blackberries)
Instructions
To Make Streusel Topping:
  1. Place brown sugar, quick cooking oats, flour, cold butter and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into the other ingredients until mixture is crumbly (and butter becomes about the size of peas).  NOTE: You may also choose to blend these ingredients until crumbly in a food processor, if desired. Set aside.

To Make Coffeecake Batter:
  1. Make coffeecake batter in a separate bowl by first combining flour, quick cooking oats and baking powder. In another bowl, blend melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and milk.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and stir until ingredients are fully combined.

To Assemble Coffeecake:
  1. Spoon the coffeecake batter into a very well greased (bottom and sides) 10 inch springform pan.  Spread batter out to completely cover the bottom of the pan. Place the FROZEN (not thawed) berries on top of the batter, and spread out to evenly cover batter. Sprinkle the fruit with the streusel topping, dispersing evenly over the top of the coffeecake to cover.

  2. Bake coffeecake in a preheated 350° F. oven for 1 hour, or until done in the center. You can test doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of coffeecake. If it comes out clean, it is done. When done, transfer coffeecake to a wire rack, and let it cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Once cooled, run a butter knife around inside edge of pan, then carefully open pan by releasing latch to remove outside form. After coffeecake has completely cooled, it is ready to serve. Slice into 12 pieces, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 7.6mg9%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, and topped with a buttery crumb topping is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat!

Apple Raisin Muffins

These moist and delicious apple raisin muffins, full of fresh apples, raisins, cinnamon and pecans, are an easy to make treat for breakfast or brunch!
The recipe makes 18 incredible tasting muffins that you and your family will LOVE!

The recipe makes 18 incredible tasting muffins that you and your family will LOVE! We first tried these delicious apple raisin muffins many years ago, and I recently re-discovered the old battered 3×5 index card with the handwritten recipe, in my old recipe box.

I did not write on the index card where I got the recipe from, so I truly have NO CLUE what the original source was… but I DID write GREAT!!! on the recipe card the very first time I made them, so I could remember how GOOD they were. They really DO taste GREAT, and are also very easy to make!

The recipe is very easy to follow, and seriously, the only “slightly time consuming” thing about is chopping up the apples.  No biggie. Everything else is really just adding ingredients, stirring, and baking! Oh yeah… and EATING (they are ridiculously delicious)! Here’s how to make a dozen and a half of these fabulous breakfast or brunch treats!

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How To Make These Apple Raisin Muffins

Start by preheating your oven to 325° F.  The next thing is dicing the apples into small chunks.  You will need a total of 4 cups diced apples… I used 3 granny smith apples and 1 gala apple (but 4 cups of any firm apple will do just fine!).  Make sure to leave the peel ON the apples!

Apples diced into small pieces for muffins

Place the diced apples in a large mixing bowl.  Add granulated sugar, and stir to combine. Mix slightly beaten eggs, oil and vanilla extract in separate bowl; add to apples, and stir.

Diced apples for muffins are coated with sugar in bowl

Egg, oil and vanilla added to apple muffin mixture in bowl

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Add this dry mixture to the apple mixture; stir well, to combine ingredients. Once combined, add raisins and chopped walnuts (or pecans), and stir until batter is completely blended.

Flour and spices added to muffin mixture in bowl

Raisins and pecans are added to apple muffin batter in bowl

Coat sides and bottom of muffin tins with non-stick spray; the recipe makes 18 muffins, so you will need two 12-cup muffin tins, (or bake these in two batches if you only have one muffin tin).  Spoon batter in muffin tins until each cup is about 3/4 full.

Apple raisin muffin batter in metal muffin tin

Bake The Apple Raisin Muffins

Bake muffins at 325° F. for approximately 23-25 minutes. Apple raisin muffins should be golden brown on the outside when done, and a toothpick inserted into middle of muffin should come out clean when done.

Remove muffins from muffin tin to a wire rack to cool.  Don’t they look GOOD? See those apple chunks? YUM. These apple raisin muffins taste best at room temperature!

Eighteen baked apple raisin muffins on wire rack

Close up photo of muffins with apples, raisins, and pecans

Time To Eat!

Here’s a close up picture of the INSIDE of one of the muffins… you can see it is filled with raisins, apples and nuts!

Inside photo of muffin with apples inside

Apple raisin muffin cut in half, on a plate

And there you have it! Delicious apple raisin muffins! When baked correctly, the muffins are not dry (due in part to the natural juices released from the apples). They also freeze very well, so it makes sense to make the whole batch at once, then put a few away in the freezer in a food storage bag or container to save for another day!

Interested In More MUFFIN Recipes?

By the way, if you enjoy muffins as much as we do, I hope you will also check out these muffin recipes from my blog for Apple Crumb, Banana Crumb, Cranberry Orange, Carrot Cake, Dark Chocolate Almond Chia, Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Crumble, and many others.  A complete list is available to search in the Recipe Index at the top of the page!  Have a GREAT day!

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Apple Raisin Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These moist and delicious apple raisin muffins, full of fresh apples, raisins, cinnamon and pecans, are an easy to make treat for breakfast or brunch!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple raisin muffins
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 235 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 cups apples diced small (leave peel ON)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs , slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts (or pecans) , chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.  Dice apples into small chunks.  You will need a total of 4 cups diced apples. Make sure to leave the peel ON the apples! Place diced apples in a large mixing bowl.  Add granulated sugar, and stir to combine. Mix slightly beaten eggs, oil and vanilla extract in separate bowl; add to apples, and stir. 

  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Add this dry mixture to the apple mixture; stir well, to combine ingredients. Once combined, add raisins and chopped walnuts (or pecans), and stir until batter is completely blended.
  3. Coat sides and bottom of muffin tins with non-stick spray; the recipe makes 18 muffins, so you will need two 12-cup muffin tins, (or bake in two batches if you only have one muffin tin).  Spoon batter in muffin tins until each cup is about 3/4 full.

  4. Bake muffins at 325° F. for approximately 23-25 minutes. Muffins should be golden brown on the outside when done, and a toothpick inserted into middle of muffin should come out clean.  Remove muffins from muffin tin to a wire rack to cool. Best served at room temperature. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

These muffins freeze well. Wrap each muffin in plastic wrap, then insert in a freezer storage bag, and freeze until ready to thaw and eat.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Raisin Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!These moist and delicious apple raisin muffins, full of fresh apples, raisins, cinnamon and pecans, are an easy to make treat for breakfast or brunch!

Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats

Enjoy creamy peach cobbler overnight oats that taste like peach cobbler! Made in 5 minutes, chill overnight, and they’re ready at breakfast!
Enjoy creamy peach cobbler overnight oats that taste like peach cobbler! Made in 5 minutes, chill overnight, and they're ready at breakfast!

Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats are as simple to make as mixing up the ingredients, putting the mixture in a couple jars (in 5 minutes or less), chilling them overnight, and BOOM! They’ll be ready to go for a quick, creamy, filling and delicious breakfast the next morning!

I am having fun trying different flavors of overnight oats… there are so many possibilities! So far I have made and posted the recipes for Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Banana, Strawberry Coconut, and Banana Coconut.  I love the convenience and taste of this filling breakfast food!

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Yes, But do You Eat Overnight Oats HOT or COLD?

I recently read a comment on another blog where a visitor was wondering HOW on earth were they supposed to cook the oats once they are in the jar with all the other ingredients, and it made me giggle, but then I realized that someone who has never made overnight oats before actually might want the answer to that question.

Guess what? YOU DON’T COOK THE OATS!  The oats become thick (kind of like a creamy pudding) overnight, and you eat them cold. That’s right! COLD, right outta the fridge, right outta the jar… and they taste wonderful! AMEN… and pass me a spoon!

Cold and creamy peach flavored overnight oats are ready to eat!

There is Flaxseed In These Overnight Oats… What On Earth Is Flaxseed?

This recipe includes flaxseed (which I keep on hand), but isn’t an absolute necessity, in case you don’t have access to it!  However, I heartily recommend it for it’s health benefits!

Did you know that ground flaxseed is touted for being high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids (the “good fats”), is high in fiber (yet easily digestible), and has antioxidants?  Yep… flaxseed apparently been around since as early as 3,000 B.C. (grown in Babylon), and is nice to have handy in the kitchen, and in this yummy recipe!

Here’s a peek at the “cast of characters” used to make peach cobbler overnight oats in the photo below. I even was able to use some of the canned peaches from our pantry, that I had!

Ingredients for peach overnight oats

So HOW Do You Make These Overnight Oats?

If you’ve made overnight oats before, you are probably familiar with the “process”.  You can either dump all ingredients in a bowl and mix, then transfer to individual containers, OR layer the ingredients into resealable containers, then mix them.

I like to layer them (especially for the pictures AND for one less bowl to wash (*cough, cough), so here’s how I assembled them. The oats are on the bottom of the jar, followed by the canned, drained peaches.

Peaches are added to oats in glass jars

Top the peaches with low-fat vanilla yogurt, vanilla extract, salt, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and ground cinnamon. Give them a good stir to mix all together.

Yogurt, chia seeds, cinnamon and flaxseed added to oats in jar

Milk is then poured over all, to cover. I used almond milk, but any milk will do just fine.  Ingredients were stirred again, to thoroughly combine. Check to make sure there is enough milk to cover the top of the oats… if not, add just a bit more milk, and stir again to combine. See those pretty pieces of peaches in the mix? YUM. Good flavor, right there!

Almond milk added to overnight oats and stirred in

Refrigerate The Jars Of Overnight Oats

Once all of the ingredients are fully blended, cover the containers and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 8 hours.

Two jars of peach overnight oats, ready to refrigerate

Time To EAT!

In the morning, you will notice that the oats have thickened considerably. Give them a stir, and dig in, to enjoy this delicious, cold and creamy breakfast treat! If you’ve ever eaten a bite of peach cobbler or crisp the morning after it has been made and refrigerated overnight, you will find an amazing similarity in taste to these oats! YUM!

A spoonful of peach cobbler overnight oats ready to eat!

I hope you will consider making this delicious breakfast treat, and trust you will enjoy them! I know I sure did! Have a wonderful day, and may God bless you in all you do!

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Recipe Adapted From: https://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/overnight-peach-cobbler-oatmeal/

Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
You'll love the convenience of creamy overnight oats that taste like a peach cobbler! Make them in 5 minutes, chill overnight, and they're ready at breakfast!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: overnight oats
Servings: 2 servings
Calories Per Serving: 254 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 8 ounces canned sliced peaches , drained and chopped
  • 5.3 ounces vanilla yogurt (I used Oikos Triple Zero)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon flaxseeds (optional, but recommended)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
Instructions
METHOD 1
  1. The EASIEST way to make these oats is to combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir well, to fully combine.  Transfer the oat mixture into 2 half-pint sized containers (with lids). Cover, and refrigerate overnight. When ready to eat, stir and enjoy!

METHOD 2
  1. To make (with one less bowl to wash!), as shown in photos... Place oats in each jar or container. Add peaches, then top with vanilla yogurt, vanilla extract, salt, flaxseeds, chia seeds and cinnamon. Stir. Top with milk. Stir to fully combine. Add additional milk if necessary, to ensure oats are fully covered. Cover container. Refrigerate overnight; stir, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Overnight oats will keep for 3-4 days (covered), in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 451mg20%
Potassium 498mg14%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 8.1mg10%
Calcium 275mg28%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy creamy peach cobbler overnight oats that taste like peach cobbler! Made in 5 minutes, chill overnight, and they're ready at breakfast!

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Scones

Grab some hot coffee, tea or a cold glass of milk… and enjoy these absolutely delicious chocolate caramel pecan scones, filled with milk chocolate chips, caramel and pecans, for a special treat at breakfast or a simple snack in the middle of the day!Grab some coffee or tea and enjoy these absolutely delicious scones, filled with milk chocolate chips, caramel and pecans, for breakfast or a simple snack.
I LOVE scones! Do you?  I’ve been making them for years, and have included many of my favorite recipes on my blog.

The scones I’ve made include Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Chip, White Chocolate Raspberry, Blackberry, Banana Nut, Chocolate Chip Orange, Lemon Cream, Gingerbread, Cranberry Orange, and several others.

Collage showing 9 different scones from The Grateful Girl Cooks!

When I saw a recipe recently for these chocolate caramel pecan scones, I just KNEW I wanted to try them… I couldn’t help myself!  I made a batch for Easter this year, and guess what? They are GOOD, and easy to prepare, even if you’ve never made scones before! Here’s how:

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How To Make Chocolate Caramel Pecan Scones

Preheat oven to 400 degrees before beginning.  Place parchment paper or a silicone mat onto a large cookie sheet.  Place flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt into a large mixing bowl.  Cut VERY COLD butter into small chunks and add to the flour.

Cut the butter into the dry ingredients, using a pastry cutter (shown), or 2 forks, or by using your fingers to pinch the ingredients together. Do this until crumbs resemble small peas, and butter is incorporated into mixture. Add the egg and whipping cream to the bowl. Stir to combine.

Butter is cut into flour for scone doughEgg and whipping cream is added to dry ingredients for scones
Continue mixing with spoon or lightly knead the dough in the bowl (with clean hands) until a soft dough ball is formed. Add chocolate chips, caramel pieces, and chopped pecans (or walnuts) to dough.

Scone dough, in a ball in glass mixing bowlChocolate chips, caramel pieces and pecans added to scone dough
Mix the chocolate chips, caramels and pecans gently into dough, until fully blended. Place the dough ball onto a lightly floured work surface, and form dough into a circle, by pressing down and shaping with hands.

Circle should be about 8-9 inches wide and about 2 inches high (approx.). Once formed, cut dough into 8 equal sized wedges using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.

Scone dough is filled with chocolate, pecans and caramel pieces
Scone dough is shaped into a circle on floured surface
Bake The Chocolate Caramel Pecan Scones

Place wedges onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet (or onto a silicone mat). Place them in a circle, but separate each piece slightly from the others (as shown below). Bake at 400 degrees for 18-10 minutes (check them at 18 minutes- mine were done!).  The scones should be golden brown.

Remove baking sheet from oven. Let scones rest for a couple minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Eight baked chocolate caramel scones, cooling on wire rack
Ready To Serve!

Let the scones cool to room temperature so the chocolate can firm up. Transfer to a serving platter, serve and enjoy!

Baked chocolate caramel pecan scones on green serving plate
See all that chocolate, caramel, and pecan yumminess? Yep. These scones are GOOD! Make sure to store any leftover scones in an airtight container, or wrap them really well in plastic wrap.

Baked scones, with one sitting on top
Now all that’s left to do is grab a cold glass of milk, or a hot mug of tea or coffee, and enjoy a tasty treat!  Be sure to check out ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Have a great day!

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Recipe Source: http://justaboutbaked.com/turtle-scones/

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Grab some coffee or tea and enjoy these absolutely delicious scones, filled with milk chocolate chips, caramel and pecans, for breakfast or a simple snack.
Category: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate caramel pecan scones
Servings: 8 scones
Calories Per Serving: 447 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 5 Tablespoons butter , VERY cold
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 caramels , chopped into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pecans (or walnuts) , chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees before beginning.  Place parchment paper or a silicone mat onto a large cookie sheet.  

  2. Place flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut VERY COLD butter into small chunks and add to the flour. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients, using a pastry cutter, 2 forks, or by using your fingers to pinch the ingredients together. Do this until crumbs resemble small peas in size, and butter is incorporated into mixture. Add egg and whipping cream to the bowl. Stir with spoon, or lightly knead the dough in the bowl (with clean hands) until a soft dough ball is formed.

  3.  Add chocolate chips, caramel pieces, and chopped pecans (or walnuts) to dough.  Mix well (using your hands is easiest), until fully blended.

  4. Place the dough ball onto a lightly floured work surface, and form dough into a circle, by pressing down and shaping with hands. Circle should be about 8-9 inches wide and about 2 inches high (approx.). Once formed, cut dough into 8 equal sized wedges using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.

  5. Place wedges onto a parchment paper or silicone mat lined baking sheet . Place wedges in a circle, separating each piece slightly from the others. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-10 minutes (check them at 18 minutes- mine were done!).  The scones should be golden brown.  Remove baking sheet from oven. Let scones rest for a couple minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack. Let scones cool to room temperature so chocolate can firm up. Serve... and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Grab some coffee or tea and enjoy these absolutely delicious scones, filled with milk chocolate chips, caramel and pecans, for breakfast or a simple snack.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

You’ll love this easy, delicious recipe for creamy apple cinnamon overnight oats, with cinnamon and pecans! Make them in 10 minutes, refrigerate the filled jars overnight, and enjoy a wonderfully creamy breakfast treat waiting for you in the morning!
You'll enjoy these easy, delicious Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats with pecans! Make them in 10 minutes, refrigerate, and enjoy in the morning!

I’ve been really having fun trying different flavor combinations for overnight oats recently, and have already made Banana Coconut, Strawberry Coconut, and Chocolate Banana.  All of them are so good! I love the convenience of taking a few minutes at night to mix them up, and then waking up to, and eating, a creamy jar of deliciously flavored apple overnight oats that’s ready first thing in the morning!

I decided to make one of my favorite combinations… apple overnight oats with cinnamon (the TYPICAL way I eat oatmeal)! YUM.  This recipe was adapted from a few of the other oatmeal recipes I’ve made, and just added the ingredients I wanted to it.

I also added a few chopped pecans (you can substitute walnuts), for extra crunch, and some chia seeds which really help to fill you up… and they turned out REALLY good! Here’s how easy it is to make them:

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How To Make Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Start by cooking diced apples in a bit of water, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a skillet on medium heat, until apples have slightly softened, and the liquid has reduced slightly in volume (about 5 minutes). Stir occasionally.

During the last minute of cooking, add the chopped pecans. Once apples have softened slightly, remove skillet from heat.

Diced apples cooking with brown sugar, cinnamon and water in skillet

Apples, pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar, in skillet

Time To Fill the Jars!

Divide rolled oats, vanilla, and chia seeds evenly into two containers (I used canning jars). Divide and add apple cinnamon overnight oats evenly (plus any syrup left in skillet) into jars.

Fill the jars with almond milk (or milk of your choice), until oat mixture is covered.

Oats, apples, chia seeds added to canning jars

Almond milk added to overnight oats in two jars

Stir each jar well, to fully incorporate all of the ingredients. Place a cover on each jar, and place jars in refrigerator and chill overnight.

Two covered jars with overnight oats inside

After refrigerating the apple cinnamon overnight oats while you slept, remove them from the refrigerator when ready to eat.

Grab a spoon, and dig into this creamy, flavor-filled, filling breakfast! Unopened jars of apple cinnamon overnight oats will keep for up to 3-4 days in refrigerator.

Two jars of overnight oats with a spoon and three apples in front
Hope you will consider making these delicious apple cinnamon overnight oats for a quick breakfast! The recipe is easily doubled or tripled, and I am confident you’ll enjoy this yummy treat. Have a GREAT day!

Looking For More Recipe Using Oatmeal?

If you enjoy oatmeal in other forms, you might also enjoy trying my recipes for Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats, Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal, Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal, Maple Nut Oatmeal, or Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats with Pecans! Have a great day!

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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
You'll enjoy these easy, delicious Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats with pecans! Make them in 10 minutes, refrigerate, and enjoy in the morning!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon overnight oats
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 304 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 large apple , peeled, diced
  • Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 pecans , chopped
  • Tablespoons water
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats , (not instant)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk , (approximate)
Instructions
  1. Cook diced apples in water, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a skillet on medium heat, until apples have slightly softened, and the liquid has reduced slightly in volume (about 5 minutes). Stir occasionally. During the last minute of cooking, add the chopped pecans. Once apples have softened slightly, remove skillet from heat.

  2. Divide rolled oats, vanilla, and chia seeds evenly into two containers (I used canning jars). Divide and add apple mixture evenly (plus any syrup left in skillet) into jars. Fill jars with almond milk, until oat mixture is covered. Stir each jar well, to fully incorporate ingredients. 

  3. Place a cover on each jar, and place jars in refrigerator overnight. In morning, serve and enjoy! Unopened jars can be stored in refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 216mg22%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!You'll enjoy this easy, delicious breakfast of creamy Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats with pecans! Make them in 10 minutes, refrigerate, and enjoy in the morning!