Caprese Eggs Benedict with Basil Hollandaise

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Caprese Eggs Benedict with Basil Hollandaise

One of my favorite things about summer is juicy, perfectly ripe tomatoes that are readily available everywhere.

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Japanese-Style Soufflé Pancakes

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Japanese-Style Soufflé Pancakes

You’ve probably seen pictures of stacks of perfectly round, sky-high, fluffy pancakes topped with perfectly square pats of butter and just the right drizzle of syrup. These soufflé pancakes are one of the latest food trends coming from Japan, and frequently featured all over Instagram

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Breakfast Gnocchi

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Breakfast Gnocchi

This recipe is an Italian twist on a classic breakfast hash.

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Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

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Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

Fun fact: coffee cake doesn’t actually have any coffee in it, but these crumbly muffins pair perfectly with a hot cup of joe.

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Almond Butter Overnight Oats

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Almond Butter Overnight Oats

almond butter overnight oats recipe from cooking with cocktail rings

Almond Butter Overnight Oats

I may be late to the overnight oat game but almond butter overnight oats are the perfect breakfast for someone on the go. I love making them before I have early morning photo shoots because I can just grab them from the fridge and eat them while I inevitably sit in Los Angeles traffic. I add a little more milk to mine than is found in most recipes so that it becomes more of a smoothie than a hot oatmeal breakfast eaten with a spoon. I also add chia seeds and protein powder to help keep me full longer.

When choosing your oats be sure to use old-fashioned rolled oats, not quick or instant oats. The latter will become gooey when left to sit overnight. While you can use whatever protein powder you would like, lately I have been using an animal based collagen protein powder, VitalProteins (not sponsored, I just really like the product!).

While you can serve the overnight oats by themselves for when you are on the go, you can also serve them as a “sit down” breakfast. For this, I top the oat mixture with seasonal fruit, edible flowers and some bee pollen for a nutritious, filling and pretty morning meal.

 

Ingredients:

½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick)

1 teaspoon black chia seeds

2 tablespoons protein powder

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon almond butter

 

Assorted seasonal fruit, for garnishing (optional)

Edible flowers, for garnishing (optional)

½ teaspoon bee pollen (optional)

 

Instructions:

Add the rolled oats, chia seeds and protein powder to a 16-ounce mason jar. Add the milk, honey and  almond butter then shake to combine.

Refrigerate overnight. Shake to combine then serve cold.

Garnish with assorted fruit, edible flowers and bee pollen if desired.

 

Serves 1.

 

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Loaded Everything Bagel Spice Avocado Toast

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Loaded Everything Bagel Spice Avocado Toast

Whole grain bread is toasted and spread with cream cheese and layered with slices of avocado, “everything bagel ” seasoning and breakfast radish.

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Cacio e Pepe Slow Scrambled Eggs with Prosciutto 

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Cacio e Pepe Slow Scrambled Eggs with Prosciutto 

I provide a breakfast twist by adding generous amounts of the cheese and pepper into slowly scrambled eggs and serve them with a side of prosciutto in place of the classic bacon and eggs combo.

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Orange Pecan Sticky Buns

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Orange Pecan Sticky Buns

This recipe gives classic sticky buns a zesty upgrade with the addition of orange and pecans.

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Four Cheese & Sausage Savory Scones with Hot Sauce Honey Glaze

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Four Cheese & Sausage Savory Scones with Hot Sauce Honey Glaze

These buttery savory scones are filled with cheddar, Monterey Jack, Asiago and Parmesan cheeses as well as with cured sausage, specifically sopressata, and chives. Savory scones like this make for a great “breakfast on the go” or for a quick snack.

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Egg in a Hole Brioche Toast with Bacon Onion Jam

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Egg in a Hole Brioche Toast with Bacon Onion Jam

“Egg in a hole”, “egg in a basket”, “toad in a hole”, “cowboy eggs” - call it what you will, this classic combination makes for a simple breakfast that is even more delicious when topped with a bacon onion jam.

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