Savory Zucchini Muffins

Savory Zucchini Muffins

Savory Zucchini Muffins

Ah ha – another zucchini recipe! Fear not, people who are currently overwhelmed with zucchini.

I know it’s more common to make sweet zucchini muffins (with cinnamon, raisins, etc) but I’m a huge fan of the combination of zucchini and cheese. Zucchini omelets, zucchini frittatas, zucchini in lasagne… I think you get the picture.

Savory Zucchini Muffins

Savory Zucchini Muffins

These are definitely healthier than your average muffin, since they don’t contain butter and only have 2 tablespoons of oil. Plus, they’re packed with zucchini!

If you ask me, there are few things better than a warm muffin fresh out of the oven. And you don’t even need an good excuse to make them. Any reason will do – maybe you’re having a bad day, or just reading the newspaper and thinking, “Is the world turning to *bleep*?”

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Snickers Salad Overnight Oats for Two

Snickers Salad Overnight Oats for Two

Snickers Salad Overnight Oats for Two

There are two things completely ridiculous about this recipe:

(a) ‘Snickers Salad’ actually exists
(b) This is my second Snickers Salad-inspired recipe

Actually, I’ve even posted a recipe for Snickers Salad Overnight Oats before. But this one’s my ‘new and improved’ version. I greatly prefer the texture of this one – it’s a lot creamier! I also swapped the caramel syrup for some chopped dates. Plus, it makes two servings, so you can share the Snickers Salad love with someone else.

Or, if you’re like me, hoard the second serving all to yourself. (I kept it in the fridge for the next morning).

Snickers Salad Overnight Oats for Two

I absolutely loved the last Snickers Salad Overnight Oats recipe, and I love this one even more. Maybe it’s because of the cartoon-style ridiculousness of a Snickers Salad. Or maybe chocolate, peanuts and green apples taste really good together, despite my doubts.

Whatever it is, I have an intense love – bordering on an obsession – for these overnight oats.

Snickers Salad Overnight Oats for Two

It wouldn’t surprise me if some of you are thinking, “What the hell is a Snickers Salad?!”

Well, I can explain it to you via a visual equation:

What is Snickers Salad?

Or, I can just tell you what it is: a Snickers Salad consists of Granny Smith apples, marshmallows, Cool Whip (or another whipped cream-esque topping) and Snickers bars.

In what world is that considered a salad? Uh, in the world of the Midwest. (In the USA, in case that wasn’t obvious).

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Zucchini Oat-Quinoa Porridge

Zucchini Oat-Quinoa Porridge

Zucchini! Zucchini! Zucchini!

Hooray for zucchini!

I bet you weren’t expecting this after that intro, but I’m a huge fan of zucchini.

Zucchini Oat-Quinoa Porridge

I’ve been making a ton of peanut butter recipes recently – because peanut butter is life – but a post a Laura in Lou reminded me that this is the perfect time of year for zucchini recipes.

Generally, I eat zucchini more as a savory food than a sweet one, but I’m happy with zucchini in all it’s forms. Other than raw. Sorry to all the raw foodies out there, but raw zucchini is just not nice.

This recipe is somewhere in the middle between savory and sweet, I guess it’s ‘semi-sweet’. If you’d like a sweeter porridge, just have some maple syrup nearby and pour it on when you serve it.

Zucchini Oat-Quinoa Porridge

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Cornmeal Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Cornmeal Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Cornmeal Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

I actually ate these for lunch and dinner in the one day, which proves:

(a) These are damn good pancakes;
(b) I’m completely insane; or
(c) All of the above

You’ll have to decide for yourself which one.

Cornmeal Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

With all of the depressing stories in the news at the moment, I think there’s nothing better than taking time out to enjoy a stack of pancakes. Or if you’re like me, eat, dream and reminisce about pancakes.

If you’re a fan of salty-sweet combos, then these are the pancakes for you. The pancakes are slightly saltier than most (which reminds me of cornbread). But then drizzle over some honey and *bang* – salty-sweet excitement!

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Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

I’m just going to say it: This recipe is pretty similar to Banana French Toast (Vegan and Gluten-Free). Except there’s peanut butter! And a few other subtle differences, if you look closely.

This recipe is very different to most French toast recipes since it’s vegan. Also, while regular French toast mixture tastes awful, this one tastes just like a smoothie - just like Banana French Toast (Vegan and Gluten-Free).

Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

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Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats

Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats

Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats

It feels like it’s been forever since I last posted an oatmeal or overnight oats recipe. Too long, I say!

As anyone who passed the first grade would be aware, when it’s summer in one half of the world, it’s winter in the other. If you’re enjoying the summer weather, this is perfect for you. An ice cream themed breakfast on a summer morning? Hello!
If you’re shivering in the winter cold then, uh, just eat this with a hot chocolate or bucket of coffee.

This breakfast is so creamy and orangey and summery and delicious. I’ve also included a bunch of mix-ins for extra excitement. While you could technically leave them out, I think the shredded coconut, pistachios and dried blueberries are a must. As I said, it’s extra excitement.

Breakfast should never be boring! The fact that some people eat toast or cereal that tastes like sugar-coated cardboard every morning is just sad. And don’t get me started on people who don’t eat breakfast at all…

Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats

Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats

As an added bonus, this recipe is healthy and sugar-free (as long as your yogurt and coconut is sugar-free). It’s also easily vegan-able, if you use dairy-free yogurt. I used vanilla-flavored yogurt, but I imagine that either plain, vanilla or orange-flavored should be great.

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Gluten-Free Crepes

Recipes for Bastille Day, plus Liebster Love

Monday is Bastille Day! Viva la France!

If you’re after a French-themed breakfast, here are a few ideas:

Gluten-Free Crepes

Gluten-Free Crepes

Crepes! Crepes! In my opinion, one of the best foods from France.

Nutella and Banana Oatmeal

Nutella and Banana Oatmeal

Sure, oatmeal isn’t French. But the combination of Nutella and banana is pretty popular – especially on the aforementioned crepes.

Oatmeal Suzette

Oatmeal Suzette

Crepes suzette in oatmeal form!

Banana French Toast (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Banana French Toast (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

This recipe is pretty far away from an authentic French toast, and it’s unclear whether French toast originated in France anyway. Nevertheless, a good breakfast.

Deep Dish Apple Baked French Toast (Gluten-Free)

Deep Dish Apple Baked French Toast (Gluten-Free)

This one’s close enough to a “real” French recipe.

Peanut Butter French Toast Sandwich

Peanut Butter French Toast Sandwich

Ok, this really isn’t authentic.

Berry Healthy Waffles

Berry Healthy Waffles

I think waffles may actually be from Belgium, but, uh, yeah.

So maybe authentic French food isn’t my speciality. But if you’re looking for a sort-of-French-inspired breakfast, look no further than this blog!

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