Category: Breakfast Club

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast could be the perfect gift for Mom this Mother's Day!

It’s been a little while since the last time I was in Paris, France. I am remembering the fantastic brioche french toast I forked into my mouth in the city of lights. I think of how perfect the hotel paired my fluffy french toast with a tart raspberry jam and powdered sugar on top. As I ate I wished I could add a smear of peanut butter and fresh fruit to the equation. (more…)

Berry Berry Good Pan Dulce Cake

Berry Berry Good Pan Dulce Cake

This berry laced cake is the closest thing you will get to pan dulce in a cake form. So light and moist, and all the ingredients can be bought at Walmart.

I like my world whimsical, fun, and full of love. I am known to live in a close knit circle of friends who all keep it positive. It’s sort-of like living in a bubble where people can look in, but only a select few are actually invited in to play. Not because I’m mean spirited or think I’m above anyone, it’s just because I don’t find common interest with many people. With that being said I am very lucky that one of my best (more…)

Berry Banana Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Berry Banana Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria on behalf of Cacique. All opinions and the recipe are my own.
The base to my Berry Avocado Smoothie bowl is Cacique's Strawberry smoothie. It highlights all the other ingredients used.

See that smoothie bowl. Does it make you wish you were diving in? It should. I don’t even know how to tell you how dreamy this bowl is and it’s also become my back to school lifesaver. This simple berry banana avocado smoothie bowl can be attained in a few minutes and makes the perfect morning breakfast when time is not on your (more…)

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blu Ray And A Death Star Waffle Bar

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blu Ray And A Death Star Waffle Bar

Celebrating the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens on Blu Ray / DVD with a Death Star waffle bar and a viewing party at home. Buy Everything you'll need at Walmart including the exclusive packaged Star Wars The Force Awakens DVD.

A few months ago I got this awesome Star Wars Death Star waffle maker in the mail. I remember being so excited as I opened the box and had big plans of what I would do with it, but for some reason or another I never got around to using it. Fast (more…)

Festive Pancakes Made With Cake Mix

Festive Pancakes Made With Cake Mix

pancake stack made with cake mix and inspired by airwick

Festive pancakes made with cake mix. Does that sound like your craving? Are you dreaming of pancakes that taste like cake? I know I always want this taste combo because I have the biggest sweet tooth in the world and why wouldn’t I  make this happen? Here are my festive pancakes made with cake mix for you this Christmas. You’re welcome. Bye. (more…)

Pillsbury Bake-Off And A Apple Raisin Cinnamon Knot Recipe

Pillsbury Bake-Off And A Apple Raisin Cinnamon Knot Recipe

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Talk about an ENERGY boost… I was in Nashville, Tennessee last week  to cover the Pillsbury Bake-Off. Lots of people assumed I was competing for the grand prize of One Million dollars, let me clarify right off the top I was not there baking, nor did I submit a recipe, I was there to cover the event for Que Rica Vida (General Mills- Latin division). I had always heard about the bake-off and have even caught a glimpse of it on T.V. , but to actually be there and feel the energy of the room and the tension of the competitive bakers was a completely different experience then I had imagined.

A behind the scenes look at all the contests in the Pillsbury Bake-off power supply

A lot of contestants have been submitting recipes for years and were there for the first time, and others are professional contest recipe applicants. This is a serious business for some especially when there is a million dollars at stake. It was interesting to watch and even more enticing to sample some of the finalist recipes. At the end of the four hour bake-off a panel of judges chose 4 finalist who are all vying for the grand prize. The announcement will be made on ABC’s The Chew Dec. 3rd. Do you want to help pick a winner? Vote here!

A Pillsbury contestant baking toward the prize. bake-off

I left the bake-off so inspired by what I saw… it made me think what would I make with Pillsbury if I was in the competition. I would definitely enter under the breakfast category with these apple raisin cinnamon knots topped with a Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk glaze.

Apple raisins cinnamon knots topped with sweetened condensed milk

Ingredients for apple raisin cinnamon knots topped with Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk glaze:

  • 1 – tablespoon butter
  • 1 – piloncillo cone
  • 3 – small green apples (peeled, cored, and chopped into small chunks)
  • 1/2 – teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 – ounces raisins
  • 1/2 – cup chopped pecans
  • 2 – 12.4 ounces of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
  • 4 – tablespoons Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

  1. In a small sauce pan over a medium flame add in butter and allow to melt.
  2. Once melted add in piloncillo. Let piloncillo dissolve, then add in apples and stir to coat all the apples in the sugar syrup.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  4. Add in raisins and mix them into the apples. Cook for an additional 5 minutes allowing the raisins to plump up.
  5. Remove from flame and mix in the pecans. Set to the side.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Line a cookie sheet with a baking mat or wax paper and set to the side.
  8. Open Pillsburry cinnamon rolls and remove icing. Separate each cinnamon roll.
  9. Working with one at a time, get a cinnamon roll and flatten it out into a flat circle with either your hands or a rolling pin.
  10. Fill the center of the dough with 1 teaspoon of the apple raisin filling, then gather all edges of the dough to the top and pinch them together and twist. Creating a dumpling- like ball.
  11. Place on the cookie lined sheet and continue till done.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and drop a dollop of Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk in the center of each cinnamon roll bite.
  14. It will melt a little and spread down the sides.
  15. Allow to cool and enjoy!
Disclosure:  I was invited by Pillsbury to attend the Pillsbury Bake-off.  All opinions are 100% my own.

 

Whole Grain Apple Coffee Cake

Whole Grain Apple Coffee Cake

Whole grain apple coffee cake #WMTMoms

Fall apples: I picture the shiny apples of fairy tales, a long wind ruffling through the tree branches, crunchy leaves that break under my feet, and crisp clear night skies touched with notes of frosty bites that sting the skin. That’s my version of Fall as it weaves in and out of my memory.  I devote my hours housed in my baking kitchen atop a generous heap apples at walmartof various types of apples. I buy every color I can find at Walmart.  The tempting fruit spheres come in hues of the season: yellow, green, and red. Take your pick, my fine pretty, as they are super affordable.   What I make depends on my mood.  Once upon a time it could be a lovely apple tea, or happily ever after applesauce. If the witch’s broom touches down on the ground she might be in search for a candied apple. Perhaps if I bake an apple crisp I will attract every mouse, bear and rabbit to wait at my back door till I serve them each a scoop. I could make mountainous apple fritters that will serve as hiding places for the tiny sprites that live among the pines. Or maybe I should feed the little girl inside of me that is always chanting “apple coffee cake, apple coffee cake, apple coffee cake….” How could I ignore those precious wishes? I take whole grain flour and mix it with apples and other sweets for the most amazing tasty wholesome cake that just might wake me from my dream, because surely this is the cake of my dreams. Now just to figure out how to get the cake out of that darn tube pan.

chopped green apples #WMTMoms

Ingredients for whole grain apple coffee cake:

  • For the topping: 3/4 – cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 – cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 – cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 – cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 – teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 – teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 – tablespoons cold butter (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • For the center: 1/4 – cup brown sugar
  • 1 – cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 – teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • For the cake: 2 – cups sugar
  • 3 – eggs
  • 1 – tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 – cups vegetable oil
  • 1/4 – cup orange juice
  • 3 – cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 – teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 – teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 – teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 – teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 3 – cups chopped apples (peeled and cored)(about 3 to 4 apples)
  • 1 – cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • For the icing: 1 – cup powdered sugar
  • 4 – tablespoons Cacique’s crema Mexicana

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a tube pan with a non-stick baking spray. Set to the side.
  3. For the topping: In a bowl combine brown sugar, pecans, oats, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, and salt. Mix with a fork to combine. Then using your fingers mash cold butter into dry mixture until it forms into little crumbs the size of peas. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  4. For the center: In a bowl mix brown sugar, pecan and cinnamon together. Set to the side until ready to use.
  5. For the cake: In a mixer add in sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, and orange juice. Mix to combine completely.
  6. In a bowl sift whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and ground ginger together. Slowly add dry mixture to wet ingredients until combined.
  7. Add in apples and coconut. Mix until completely combined.
  8. Pour half of cake batter into greased tube pan.
  9. Sprinkle center mixture into top of batter. sprinkle center mixture into half the batter
  10. Top center mixture with remaining batter.
  11. Smooth the top of batter with a spatula, then top cake batter with topping reserved from the fridge.
  12. Bake cake for an hour and a forty minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and let cool on cooling rack until completely cooled. I like to let it cool over night. coffee-cake-on-cooling-rack
  14. Remove cake from tube pan (see video below on how to remove cake from tube pan) and place on a cake stand. whole grain apple coffee cake on cake stand #WMTMoms
  15. For the icing: Whisk powdered sugar and crema Mexicana together. Drizzle over the top of the cake and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. icing top of coffee cake #WMTMoms
  16. Enjoy! Center of whole grain apple coffee cake #WMTMoms

Watch this quick video on how to remove cake from tube pan!

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