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Breakfast Enchiladas ~ 31 Days of Breakfast Recipes


Enchiladas for brekkie, yessem! These babies are so delicious! Scramble some eggs, mix in some ham, or sausage, or peppers, or whatever you like in an omelet. Roll up the eggs & goodies in corn tortilla, douse in red enchilada sauce (homemade or store-bought) and sprinkle a smidge of shredded cheese on top. Ka-bam! Simple, tasty breakfast! And yes, these are … [Read more...]

Pina Colada Baked Oatmeal ~ New Recipe for 31 Days of Breakfasts

Pina Colada Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Ooooh, a little taste of the tropics as we slowly emerge out of winter! This baked oatmeal is fantastic. It's not quite as sweet and dessert like as the Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal we shared last week. The crushed pineapple has just the right amount of natural sweetness to make the oatmeal sweet, but not dessert-sweet. Couple notes on this recipe... Use 1/2 tsp … [Read more...]

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Egg-Tacos ~ 31 Days of Breakfast Recipes

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Egg-Tacos

Have you ever made a tortilla out of an egg? You don't have to be gluten free to enjoy this breakfast taco twist! It's pretty simple and isn't too hard to manage...just takes a little patience and the right heat level to get the perfect 'egg-tilla' made for your tacos. I usually roll ours up with some ham and cheese and we've got a protein-packed breakfast for the boys! See … [Read more...]

Sausage & Egg Zucchini Breakfast Boats ~ New Recipe 31 Days of Breakfasts

Zucchini Breakfast Boats |

For my friends who are looking for a low-carb breakfast, look no further!!! I'm not sure you can have a breakfast that's any more low-carb than this!!! Zucchini, sausage, eggs, little cheese. Topped with some fresh tomatoes and chives. Mmmmmmmm. Oh, and funny snippet about zucchini... All of my boys have had some kind of speech delay/issue as they've grown through the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pecan Granola ~ 31 Days of Breakfast Recipes

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I adore homemade granola. It's much cheaper than buying the bag, plus you can control the sweetness. (I like mine on the sweeter side!) And you can add different flavors, nuts, spices, etc. based on what you have in the pantry. This just how this Pumpkin Pecan Granola was born...I had some pumpkin and pecans leftover from after the holidays (perhaps you still do now!) and … [Read more...]