Egg Muffins

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I know these are all the “rage” now. In our world, they are a perfect breakfast for our busy mornings. The kids can microwave them themselves for a change from cereal, I take one to work in the morning, and the Teen will usually heat one up for a snack if we have them.

I make them many different ways and today was ham, onion, kale and cheddar cheese. I use a jumbo size muffin tin and it’s the perfect serving.

I used 6 eggs, 1/4 cup of skim milk, and as much of the fillings as you like.

Spray your muffin tins well, layer the ingredients in, scramble the eggs and milk and pour over the filling. Sprinkle on the cheese.

Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool slightly and tip onto a plate and cool completely before placing in bags and freezing or refrigerating.

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Apple Walnut Muffins

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With apple season in full swing, these are the perfect morning treat, lunchbox treat, after school snack, late night treat …well you get the idea.

Super easy to make.  I like to use my jumbo muffin tins to make these as..well..simply because a regular cupcake tin is just not enough.

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Delicious!

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) softened

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

dash of salt

2 eggs

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 3/4 cups flour

1/2 cup milk

2 cups of peeled chopped apples

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 and spray/grease your muffin tins

Cream butter, sugars, vanilla and salt.  Add the eggs.

In a separate bowl mix the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and flour.

Mix the milk into the butter mixture and add the flour mixture slowly until just incorporated.

Fold in the apples and walnuts

Make your crumble topping:

3 Tbsp. butter

3 Tbsp. flour

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 cup white sugar

1/8 cup brown sugar

Mix this with a fork making it into crumble to sprinkle on top

Fill the muffin tins about 3/4 full (or make them even)

Sprinkle the crumble on top

Bake for approximately 25 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean)

These freeze very well or store them in an air tight container for up to 4 days (they won’t last that long!)

Makes 12 jumbo muffins (or you can make the regular size cupcake muffin

Greek Yogurt Apple Pie Bread

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This is truly one of the easiest breads to make.  I have shared a few other recipes (under Breads category) using greek yogurt.  I made this one yesterday and it was gone in less than 10 minutes.  It may look similar to a cinnamon roll but this is a bread so a bit less sweet and more dense.

You can see how I made it on my Facebook page here:  Greek Yogurt Apple Pie Bread

Frugal Homemade Pancakes

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FRUGAL KITCHEN TIP: Store bought pancakes are expensive and take the time to read the ingredients on the box. What is half of that stuff???

Pancakes are a favorite of the kids. One likes Chocolate Chip and the other likes Sprinkle Pancakes (using the rainbow jimmies).

When I make them I always make a few extra to keep in the freezer so they can pull them out on school mornings and microwave them for a quick breakfast.

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Today we made 4 packages of both kinds for the freezer as well as a few for breakfast this morning.

You can find our basic pancake recipe on my blog here:
https://chasenchanceranch.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/sunday-blessings/

This is a great recipe you can add berries, wheat germ, flax seed, chocolate, butterscotch, or white chips, pecans etc. to as it works with anything!

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Easy Breakfast

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I know they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s just not my favorite.  I am not a huge breakfast foods person and this is going to anger some, but I do not like bacon.  Yes, I know that’s horrible, but I can’t help it.  Funny thing is, pork is my favorite meat.  Give me a pork chop for breakfast and I am happy. Pork chops, pork medallions, pork tenderloin, ground pork, pork shoulder, pork butt, anything but bacon!

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While it’s not practical for me to gnaw on a pork chop at my desk, these oatmeal yogurt jars are a perfect grab and go breakfast!  They also make a great lunch for the kids.

There is no “real” recipe for these.  I make them many different ways layering a small handful of oatmeal on the bottom, a layer of any flavor or plain greek yogurt on top, another layer of chopped fruit, some fresh cherry juice from our canned cherries if we have a jar open.  Keep layering until you reach the desired amount you want to eat making sure to end with the yogurt on top of the oatmeal.

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Store in the refrigerator overnight.

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And when it’s finally the time you feel like eating breakfast (or the kids have lunch) you have a very filling, healthy meal at your fingertips!

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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The boy had a friend sleep over last night and this morning they were asking for chocolate chip pancakes.  I was happy to oblige.  These are white whole grain chocolate chip pancakes…but they don’t know it.  They just know they taste great.

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Here is the link to our family pancake recipe (homemade pancake batter).  After you pour the batter into the frying pan sprinkle a few chocolate chips around on them.  You can also use strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries etc.  They are a great start for your day!!