Breakfast Bites: A Great Way To Wake Up

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s time to treat it like it is. These breakfast bites will have you covered, no matter the situation. These dishes are sure to satisfy and look good doing it.  Your family and friends will be stopping by a lot more often!

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Pop tarts for the soul

Sometimes, you just want something different from the usual pop tart as you’re running out the door. These homemade cookies and cream pop tarts are the perfect breakfast bites for any morning. While not the healthiest thing in the world, they sure are tasty. Make them and pat youself on the back for a job well done.

Ingredients:

Pastry Dough:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold coconut oil or organic vegetable shortening
1/2 cup cold vegan “butter” (can replace with more shortening or coconut oil)
2/3 cup ice cold water

Filling:
1/2 cup coconut oil or organic vegetable shortening softened
1 1/2 tablespoons almond milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/3 cups broken/chopped sandwich cookies i.e. jojos or oreos

Icing:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/2 cup more cookie pieces for topping

Click here for full recipe and instructions. Whether you’re a baking fan or just want to make your own pop tarts, this recipe will do the trick. Remember, if you want something done right, do it yourself!

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Savor Your Day

If a sweet really isn’t your thing, why not mow down some black pepper cheddar bacon biscuits! These breakfast bites are sure to satisfy, and not last long. They’re sure to be a hit wherever you decide to bring them, even if that place is your stomach. If they manage to survive until the next day, these heat up fast and is a perfect on the go breakfast.

Ingredients:
6 slices bacon, diced
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup unsalted butter, frozen
1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Click here for the full recipe and instructions. The only real question is what you’re going to have with this because it works with everything. Try it with some jam for a sweet/savory combo, or try it with some butter to bring the savory factor to the next level.

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Stress-Free Brunch (No Really)

For a delicious and healthy brunch meal, a Baked Egg with Ricotta, Thyme & Chervil will not let you down. These breakfast bites is sure to be a hit at your next Sunday get-together. Deep in both flavor and texture, this healthy dish wins at every level. Quick and simple to make, it makes an impressive meal, minus all the effort.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil (+ more for greasing, drizzling)
1/2 cup ricotta
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1-2 tablespoons thyme leaves
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup chopped raw kale
1 teaspoon chervil
4 eggs
Sea salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
2 pieces of toast, sliced or crusty bread, for serving

Click here for the full recipe and instructions. Since this dish is so simple, let your creative juices flow. This dish tastes great with whatever you add to it, so don’t be afraid to be adventurous. The health factor this provides also shouldn’t be ignored, swimsuit season is coming up after all!

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Cookies For Breakfast

Cookies for breakfast seems like the behavior of a spoiled child, but trust me, these turmeric latte cookies are actually good for you. These breakfast bites is sure to satisfy your cravings in a healthy way. Fun to make and pretty to look at, I’d tell anyone to make these at least once. Soft and chewy, these are great at any time of the day.

Ingredients
3 ripe bananas
1/3 cup nondairy milk
1/4 cup molasses (optional)
1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup tapioca starch
3 cups almond flour

Optional Mix-Ins
1/3 cup hemp seeds
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbsp chia seeds

Click here for the full recipe and instructions. I’m a huge fan of mixing in mini chocolate chips with mine, for a sweet boost and added texture. Feel free to make it your own and try diffrent mix-ins!

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Just Peachy

Wanting something a little more traditional for breakfast? Well, these peach muffins make for a delicious breakfast bites. Sweet and savory in all the right ways, I could eat one of these every day. Wholesome and easy to make, they’re a real treat!I

Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup raw cane sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 stick organic, grass-fed butter (1/2 cup, softened)
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 egg
1 cup chopped peaches (about 2 peaches)

Click here for the full recipe and instructions. These are great plain, but don’t be shy about adding some jam or butter! Best warm, and still pretty good cold.

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Chocolate Overload

You’ve seen the sweet, the savory, the surprising, and the classic. It’s time to get down with your decadent side with thes hazelnut chocolate baklava breakfast bites. With the light and airy crust, soft and melty chocolate, and crunchy hazelnut, this dish is to die for. It’s got something for everyone, it’s the quintessential crowd pleaser.

Ingredients
Syrup:
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups honey
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa nibs
2 whole cinnamon sticks

Filling:
1 pound whole blanched hazelnuts
12 ounces extra bittersweet chocolate (I used 84%), coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
About 9 oz / 12 sheets phyllo
12 oz melted clarified butter


Click here for the full recipe and instructions. These treats need no toppings, except maybe some whipped cream for a little extra sweetness. When you need to go all out or impress a group, these are the way to go, hands down. I can’t recommend these more.

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Better With Friends

These recipes are pretty easy to make, so try them out sometime. These breakfast bites cover all the bases, no matter the occasion. Creativity is key, and so is having fun making them. Grab a friend or two and make a night out of it and enjoy the morning.

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