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Category: Breakfast (page 1 of 5)

Oatmeal With Caramelized Bananas

Sometimes the most simple efforts can make all the difference.  That is the case with this steel-cut oatmeal with caramelized bananas. With just a couple extra steps, you can take a bowl of humble steel-cut oats to the next level with banana slices caramelized in butter and brown sugar, a spoonful of chopped walnuts, and a dash of orange zest.  With just a few extra minutes, these simple steps elevate a bowl of oatmeal from basic to delicious and delicately decadent.  The flavor of the warm bananas softened in melted butter and brown sugar blends beautifully with the mild oats and crunchy walnuts, and the orange zest brightens it all.

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Cranberry Ricotta Scones

Warm up a cold, dark morning with these cranberry ricotta scones!  They are rich and moist, with the ricotta cheese giving them extra depth of flavor and texture, and dried cranberries and a teaspoon of ginger adding sweetness and spice.  A warm, tender scone with a hot cup of coffee or tea is one of my favorite ways to add comfort and cheer to life.

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Generous Red Raspberry Muffins

Chock-full of fresh raspberry flavor and so comforting, these moist raspberry muffins are great for breakfast or a snack.  I call them ‘generous’ because so much about them is plentiful and bountiful–the size of them, the portion of juicy raspberries, the richness of the batter, and the cozy, abundant flavor when you take a bite.  And there’s enough extra batter to make a mini loaf of raspberry bread, perfect to give to someone who might need a homemade treat.

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