Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread |

I love sweet breads. I’m not talking about the meat sweet breads, but actual breads that are sweet. I just felt I needed to clarify this. Anyway, I have made two sweet breads before on this blog. I made a Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread. Both of these breads were a hit. I wanted to add another sweet bread to this collection. You can never have too many breads that are perfect for breakfast and dessert.

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Applesauce Oat Muffins

Applesauce Oat Muffins |

Sometimes my mornings are a bit hectic. So, I don’t always have time to sit down and eat a normal, hot breakfast. A lot of the time I eat breakfast at my front desk. Because of this, I like to have easy to eat items in the morning. It’s a bonus if the items are portable so I can eat them on the go if need be. One such breakfast food is the beloved muffin. I have made Skinny Blueberry Muffins back in January, which totally fit my breakfast needs. So, I decided to make another light muffin to help me when time is short in the mornings.

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Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix

Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix |

I recently purchased some cinnamon sugar pita crisps to satisfy my sweet and crunchy cravings. Sometimes I just want a small snack for a little pick-me-up in the afternoon. While the crisps were delicious, I figured I could make my own snack that would be healthier and cheaper. So, I set out trying to create a snack that would be similar to the pita crisps. I believe I found a perfect combination of sweet and crunchy with this easy to make snack. It only takes four ingredients and just a few minutes!

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Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp |

Recently a posted about how much I love chocolate desserts. However, Samuel generally prefers less-sweet desserts with fruit in them. Sounds easy right? Wrong. He’s pretty picky, whether he admits it or not. So, when I decided to make a delicious, apple crisp for dessert, I was surprised when Samuel said he wasn’t really a crisp fan. Well, I was determined to change his mind by making a perfect crisp.

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Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts |

Have you ever purchased the candied nuts that are sold at fairs and carnivals? They have a crunchy, sugary shell with a slight cinnamon flavor. Well, I decided to make my own cinnamon sugar candied nuts for my employees. I like making homemade candies and treats during the holiday season. So, I gave this recipe a shot. And boy are these good.

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Lite French Toast

Lite French Toast |

In my Cinnamon and Vanilla Waffles post, I discuss my love for waffles.  There is another breakfast food I enjoy every few weekends or so. It has a nice crunch on the outside and a soft fluffy inside. It has a touch of vanilla, sweetness, and cinnamon all throughout. This weekend I made one of the easiest breakfast foods: French toast.

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Individual Snickerdoodles

Individual Snickerdoodles |

Sometimes cooking for two can be a challenge. It seems like when I half a recipe it still makes more than what Samuel and I can eat without getting burnt out. Cooking for two gets more challenging when baking. Samuel doesn’t love sweets as much as I do. So, the majority of the time I will eat double the baked goods I make, or I will share them with friends. It would sure be nice to have a single serving, individual sized dessert that is easy to make and low calorie. Oh wait! Enter the individual snickerdoodle cookie.

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Apple Fritter Cookies

Apple Fritter Cookies |

One of my guilty pleasures is sweets. I love dessert. I’m one of those people who enjoys desserts all the time. Like for breakfast. Yes, I admit it: My name is Chelsea, and I like to eat sweets for breakfast. One of my favorite sweet breakfast items is donuts. I could eat donuts all day, every day. However, there aren’t a lot of donuts that are low calorie. So, I set out trying to find a way to get the flavor of donuts into a low calorie treat.

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Cinnamon and Vanilla Waffles

Cinnamon and Vanilla Waffles |

Waffles were always a fun treat for me. I have always loved the built in pockets that held butter and syrup in place. It’s like an edible prison for butter and syrup. Waffles are an amazing invention.

Now, I feel like I need to be honest here. I had never actually made a waffle before. Ever. We’ve owned a waffle iron for a few years, and Samuel has only used it one time. I didn’t even attempt to use it. I also haven’t made a waffle batter. I grew up eating pancakes, and the only time I ever had waffles was at a restaurant or out of the freezer.

Until now.

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