Category: Breakfast

Blueberry Bars

 

blueberry bars 4Today I am featuring a bar that will make your taste buds dance. They have a blueberry topping on a wonderfully buttery cake.  And believe me, they are the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch.  This dessert was sitting on my counter for a few days and they passed the breakfast test, the afternoon snack, and dessert test too.  Each bite is bursting with fruit flavor. You really need to try these, because you absolutely will not be disappointed.  And if you like this blueberry version, you will love my Cherry Bar version that was their inspiration.  (more…)

Apple Turnovers

apple turnoversAre you looking for the perfect breakfast pastry? Well here it is with all of it is flaky apple deliciousness. This apple turnover is so good your kids will want to get up early to eat breakfast. Put away the Pop Tarts.  Forget about the Toaster Strudels. It’s time to get out the fresh apples and spices that will have your kids running for the dinning room table. Kids love the sweet, cinnamon goodness.  And guess what…it’s easy to make. Odds are you will have most of the ingredients in your pantry. So let’s get baking.

Start by chopping your 2 cups of apples into small pieces.

chopped applesAdd 1/2 cup of sugar.

adding sugarThen add 1 tablespoon of flour.

adding flourNext add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

adding cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg.

adding nutmeg1/4 teaspoon of salt.

adding saltAnd 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

adding lemon juiceMix everything together.

mixing applesNow open two 8 oz. packages of crescent rolls. Separate each triangle on a foil lined baking sheet and put two tablespoons of filling in the center of each crescent roll. 

filling for turnoversFold over each triangle.

folding over corners of turnoverNow crimp the sides with a fork.

closing turnoversBake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

baked turnoversNow for the frosting… combine the margarine, milk and vanilla in a pan on the stove and heat it until the margarine is melted. You want to heat up the liquid so you will have a smoother frosting.

melting butter for frostingIn a bowl place 2 cups of powdered sugar.

powder sugarThen add the warm liquid to the powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time.

adding liquid to powdered sugarKeep adding the warm liquid until it reaches this consistency. You may have to add a little more powdered sugar if it is too runny.

mixed frostingNow drizzle it over the warm apple turnovers.

frosting turnoversNow they are ready to serve. Enjoy them for breakfast or with some ice cream as a dessert.

Apple Turnovers
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A delicious apple treat
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Cook Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of chopped apples
  2. 2 (8 oz.) packages of refrigerator crescent rolls
  3. 1/2 cup of sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon of flour
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  8. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
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  10. Powdered Sugar Frosting
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  12. 1/4 cup milk
  13. 1 tablespoon margarine
  14. 1 tsp. vanilla
  15. 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Start by chopping your 2 cups of apples into small pieces. Add 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix everything together. Now open two 8 oz. packages of crescent rolls. Separate each triangle on a foil lined baking sheet and put two tablespoons of filling in the center of each crescent roll. Fold over each triangle. Now crimp the sides with a fork. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Now for the frosting... combine the margarine, milk and vanilla in a pan on the stove and heat it until the margarine is melted. You want to heat up the liquid so you will have a smoother frosting. In a bowl place 2 cups of powdered sugar. Then add the warm liquid to the powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time. Keep adding the warm liquid until it reaches this consistency. You may have to add a little more powdered sugar if it is too runny. Now drizzle it over the warm apple turnovers.
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Glazed Blueberry Muffins

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Looking to wow mom on Mother’s Day?  One way to do that is with this muffin you can serve to her for breakfast or brunch on Mother’s Day!  It’s packed with fresh blueberries and it has a sweet glaze that’s going to put a smile on your mom’s face.  And attached at the end of this post is a free printable Mother’s Day gift tag.  You can attach the tag to a special gift or a basket of muffins.

To make these muffins, you need to mix the dry ingredients first: mix the 1 3/4 cups of flour, the 1/3 cup sugar, the 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Once you are done mixing the dry ingredients, make a hole in the middle for the egg, milk, and oil.

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In a bowl combine your beaten egg, 3/4 cup milk, and 1/4 cup oil.  Now pour these ingredients into the center of the dry ingredients.

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Now mix just until all ingredients are moistened.  You don’t want to over mix your muffins. The batter should be lumpy. If you over mix the batter your muffins will be dense and tough.

blueberry-bowl-3-wMix in your 6 oz. package of washed fresh blueberries (you could use frozen blueberries).

bluberry-bowl-4-wLightly grease your muffin pan or line with paper cups.  Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full.  It will make 10-12 muffins.  My batch made 10 muffins.

blueberry-5-wBake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.  Now glaze the muffins with a frosting to add that special touch for Mother’s Day. 

You can make the same frosting I used on my Cherry Bars, Powdered Sugar Frosting. Combine the margarine, milk, and vanilla in a pan on the stove and heat it until the margarine is melted.  Then in a bowl place 2 cups of powdered sugar and add the warm liquid ingredients that you just heated on the stove to the powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time. This recipe makes a lot of frosting so you may have some left over.

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Glazed Blueberry Muffins
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 cups flour
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 beaten egg
  6. 3/4 cup milk
  7. 1/4 cup cooking oil
  8. 6 oz package of fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. To make these muffins, you need to mix the dry ingredients first: mix the 1 3/4 cups of flour, the 1/3 cup sugar, the 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Once you are done mixing the dry ingredients, make a hole in the middle for the egg, milk, and oil.
  2. In a bowl combine your beaten egg, 3/4 cup milk, and 1/4 cup oil. Now pour these ingredients into the center of the dry ingredients.
  3. Now mix just until all ingredients are moistened. You don't want to over mix your muffins. The batter should be lumpy. If you over mix the batter your muffins will be dense and tough.
  4. Mix in your 6 oz. package of washed fresh blueberries (you could use frozen blueberries).
  5. Lightly grease your muffin pan or line with paper cups. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full. It will make 10-12 muffins. My batch made 10 muffins.
  6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Now glaze the muffins with a frosting to add that special touch for Mother's Day.
Cooking Up Cottage http://www.cookingupcottage.com/

Powdered Sugar Frosting
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup milk
  2. 1 tablespoon margarine
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla
  4. 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine the margarine, milk, and vanilla in a pan on the stove and heat it until the margarine is melted. Then in a bowl place 2 cups of powdered sugar and add the warm liquid ingredients that you just heated on the stove to the powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time. This recipe makes a lot of frosting so you may have some left over.
Cooking Up Cottage http://www.cookingupcottage.com/
Printable Mother’s Day Gift Tag

Now here is the printable gift tag that you can use on that special gift for mom. All you have to do is print the tag out on card stock and attach it to your gifts. Everyone will have fun cutting them out and hanging them on gift bags or baskets.

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                                         CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD GIFT TAG