I'm about a day late to my own party, but when one is pushing 9 months pregnant, I think anything is allowed. Yesterday was the official launch date of The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen and I couldn't be more excited to get this book into your hands (or more importantly- your kitchen). I feel so lucky to have been able to write a cookbook that is right inline with how I cook everyday: take 1 recipe and riff on it for every season.
(Make something from The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen Cookbook? Tag it #naturallyella on instagram for a chance to be featured on the site!)
And if you need a reminder about what this book is about: This book was born out of a desire to write a vegetarian cookbook but do something slightly different (because there are SO many beautiful vegetarian cookbooks out there)! EVK is comprised of my 50 of my go-to, classic recipes (ie: base recipes) and then each classic recipe has 4 variations- one for each season.
I came about this idea when I first started a new series on the blog (this base recipe series) that didn't turn into much of a series because all the steam power went into this book. I wanted this book to be less about the individual recipe and more about playing in the kitchen, with the ingredients you have on hand during the individual seasons. My hope is that EVK will inspired you with a fresh, seasonal approach to vegetarian cooking.
In honor of the cookbook launching, I have a few upcoming giveaways set to happen that correspond with each chapter (meal) of the book and I figured what better way to start then with a breakfast giveaway.
Thanks for entering- winner has been notified by email!
Almond Kamut Granola
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 45 mins
- Total Time: 55 mins
- Yield: 3 cups 1x
- 1 cup (100 g) rolled oats
- 1 cup (100 g) Kamut flakes
- 1 cup (100 g) sliced almonds
- 1⁄8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup
- 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) walnut oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- To make the granola: Preheat the oven to 300 ̊F (150 ̊C, or gas mark 2). In a bowl, toss together the oats, pecans, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, walnut oil, and vanilla extract. Pour into the oat mixture and stir until the oats are well coated.
- Spread the oats on a baking sheet and cover with wax paper. Using your hands or a rolling pin, press down on the granola to spread it evenly across the baking sheet. Remove the wax paper. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking. The granola should be golden and starting to brown around the edges. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool completely on the pan.
- Once the granola is cool, break it into pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Claire Helenel says
My dad loves to cook and loves to make a big Sunday breakfast when people are home. He's obsessed with his perfected fried potatoes. He spends a lot of time prepping them and dicing up onions and peppers and always makes way too much. I always eat more than I really want because I don't want to hurt his feelings. Congrats on everything! I can't wait to get your book!
Eggs florentine is the most perfect breakfast ever created....extra spinach, please!
Your cookbook sounds like a genius approach. I'm excited to check it out.
Kylie steenbergh says
Waffles with fresh strawberries and bananas sitting on the porch with my best friend.
i have always loved quiche for breakfast. I recently tried Erin;s Roasted Potato, Onion, and Rosemary Crustless Quiche and loved it! I can't wait to try this new granola recipe.
Nicole Neal says
I love veggie omeletes and hot coffee on the back porch.
Congratulations on baby & book! Two great 'B's' in my opinion 🙂
Breakfast tradition (every single day or I'm cranky): sprouted grain toast topped with 2 scrambled eggs with dill, a splash of cream, and a pinch of sea salt, and a side of grapefruit or in season berries & of course: COFFEE. At least two cups 🙂
Julia Simington says
My favorite breakfast tradition is eating half an avocado with sea salt and cracked pepper. When I have the time my favorite breakfast recipe is something that I have yet to make on my own...but I've had at a locally owned shop...at Waffle Up! they have AMAZING belgian waffles with toppings such as my favorite brie and homemade apple butter! I love anything savory and sweet!
On the weekends, we love having cornmeal pancakes or buckwheat waffles. (Especially because my husband cooks!) For the everyday, I love Molly Wizenberg's granola recipes and I can't wait to try this recipe next.
I could - and 90% of the time do - have avocado toast o Seeduction brew with a poached egg on top for my breakfast. top with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of hemp seeds, and I'm in heaven. granola is wonderful, too, though I mostly save that for dessert on top of ice cream! super-excited for your cookbook!
I love cereal and a big stack of strawberry pancakes!
Casey @ Casey the College Celiac says
Granola is always part of my breakfast, whether on top of banana ice cream or oatmeal! YUM!
My mom was born and raised in California, so naturally, a lot of the food we ate growing up had a Mexican twist. Many mornings before school she would whip up hearty breakfast burritos for my sister and I as we rushed out the door. The fluffy egg, warm cheese, and spicy hot sauce combination is delicious, and keeps you full until noon. Today, my husband and I enjoy the same breakfast burritos multiple times per week before we head off to work. The familiar scent and flavors of this meal are still nostalgic every time.
My dad makes the best over easy eggs and I love having them with a fresh piece of my mom's whole wheat bread when I visit them. I love pancakes but usually eat them Sunday night as that was our tradition growing up.
A year ago I met my soul mate. And I love to make us breakfast in bed on Saturdays, where we can relax after a long week and plan our weekend. Our favorite? Scrambled eggs with kale and goat cheese.
Emily K. says
Whenever I go home to see my parents my dad always makes these delicious waffles (or waffies, as we call them!). It's a sweet tradition, and so tasty!
I have this old heart waffle maker that comes out on the occasional Sunday. The signal used to sound like chirping birds but age has caused their chirps to sound more like the birds are being strangled. It cooks unevenly and has seen much better days but we treasure its quirkiness and the memories it brings.
Saturday breakfasts at our favorite diner and Sunday breakfasts with the waffle iron — weekends were the best growing up. In fact, my roommate and I have started our own waffle/pancake/french toast tradition every Sunday.
No matter what else I'm having for breakfast, I always have some Greek yogurt and a big piping cup of coffee. They pair perfectly with just about any other breakfast food!
Slow cooked Irish oatmeal with a bit of maple syrup.
mine is curling up with a steamy bowl of oatmeal, peanut butter and banana. a classic combo for a reason
Rosalie Kicks says
Before I met my husband I did not know the meaning of Saturday morning breakfast. During my teen years I never experienced the awesomeness of weekend breakfast since I was working at my family's roadside produce stand. In my adult life I now find myself, with a 9-5 and discovered there is truly nothing more rad then sharing Saturdays with my husband and an awesome stack of pancakes! piled high with seasonal fruits. This = neat as pizza.
A classic tradition for me is to make vegan pancakes from scratch every weekend and I love to try new recipes that I find on Pinterest.
My favourite breakfast is a cup of v60 brew (I think v60 is a little better than chemex.... 😉 and an Acai bowl topped with homemade granola, bee pollen and some raw cacao nibs. This is standard in my home and I eat it every day!
My favorite breakfast is oatmeal. I'm pretty old-fashioned and like it simple with just some raisins thrown in and topped with real maple syrup. But it's the syrup that makes it special. It's real Maine maple syrup from a small farm that my mom goes and buys on Maple Sunday in March of every year. Then she ships it to me and for a short while I have this absolutely delicious, local to her, maple syrup to use on my oatmeal. It makes me feel just a little bit closer to her even though we're separated by a bunch of state lines. So I guess this counts as both a food and a tradition. 🙂
Nothing beats a classic egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast. Aaaaand a big hot cup of coffee.
Granola is so addictive though! This looks so so good!
Almost every day for me starts with an egg fried in butter, nestled in a toasted corn tortilla with a slice of melting sharp cheddar, studded with Serrano hot sauce. I never tire of it.
Natalia M says
Nothing beats waffles. Seriously. Especially vegan, gluten free, somewhat healthy ones.
That's a hard one because breakfast is my favorite!! My dad made migas for us on his days off and it is still one of my favorites. Homemade granola with yogurt.. mmmm.. My husband makes THE BEST biscuits and pair that with homemade jam.. YUM Then there are waffles.. and DONUTS.. mmm is it breakfast time yet?
Sarah W says
I love a savory breakfast casserole as the perfect weekend breakfast.
Rachel Tilly says
I love special memories associated with certain foods from when I was younger--cinnamon rolls and monkey bread at Christmas, special donuts on my birthday. Now, I love special brunches and leisurely breakfasts. This granola looks like the perfect accompaniment. Can't wait to check out your cookbook!!
My favorite breakfast meal would be scrambled eggs and goat cheese with some kind of grainy toast, accompanied by some sort of vegetable sauté or hash (depending on what's around).
Brittany W says
veggie scramble + avocado toast!
charul @ tadka masala says
Our breakfasts used to be a hearty affair. But that was before my wedding. My husband is not a breakfast person.. He would have his tea in mornings and then a early lunch. Since we have early lunch my breakfasts these days are something very light and quick.
Monica Martin says
Coffee in the morning is something that I look forward to daily. It's the best, most delicious part of my day. For breakfast, I've been obsessed with smoothies lately, but if I want something savory, I love making Migas.
Jan Scholl says
Peanut butter toast! I don't care what sort of bread but the peanut butter is all melty and yum. I even have my grandson eating it since he was one.
Cassidee shinn says
My favorite breakfast "tradition" is making a new waffle recipe on the weekend. I love trying all types of recipes: gluten free, vegan, sugar free, savory, yeasted, etc.
My boyfriend makes amazing breakfast burritos- it's just about the only thing he cooks but he really does it well- I think that's my favorite tradition. I live in Davis and often buy Temple roasted beans myself! Congrats on your book, I love the concept!
Kelsea Delaney says
My boyfriend's mother is from France and every so often we will go over for crêpes in the morning! With lemon juice and sugar, plus a cappuccino on the side, there is nothing better!
I've fallen in love with healthy lemon poppyseed pancakes. I use only a little sweetener, and quinoa flour, oats, and nut meal instead of flour.
Congrats Erin! What a beautiful book! I'm already in love with the concept that you've built it around: Simple, sustainable (not to mention, stylish) recipes, rotated around the four seasons. I like to believe that our bodies are best off eating alongside the seasons. Plus the fact that ingredients are always best when prepared at their peak. I can't wait to get a copy of EVK for my own kitchen!
I'm a firm believer in the saying that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," so I always make sure to set aside a few extra moments in the morning, whether it be brewing a pot of fresh coffee, reading a page or two, meditating, or small talk over the table. Breakfast, for me, has always been less about the food than the environment surrounding it.
I know I'm not living in the US but my brother does so I'm playing for him!
I didn't really had breakfast traditions as a kid, since I was always late in the morning and just ate a owl of cereal in a hurry. Same as a teenager, and durung the weekends I ususally overslept and had lunch for breakfast! During my student's years, I was even more late in the morning so I used to skip breakfast, but now that I work from home, I have no excuses for not having breakfast. What I like is being able to eat when I get hungry, around 9 am, and not just when getting out of the bed. SO I wait until my belly starts to growl and I make myself a cup of tea and something to eat, and it ususally makes for a morning break.
But of course, my favourite breakfast happens on Saturdays and Sundays, when my bf and I take the time to have a breakfast together. Sometimes we'll have croissants, sometimes just toasts ( I used to dislike the butter and jam toasts as a child but now I love them! I'm also a big fan of peanut butter and berry jam toasts!), or scambled eggs when we want more of a brunch, but I love this slow time we spend together!
Ellen Marie B. says
The best kind of breakfast for me is at my grandma's house. She makes waffles with a waffle maker she's had since the 60s. Pair those with veggie sausage, a big glass of milk and a mug full of coffee and you've got an unbeatable breakfast!
Congrats on the new book! I received it from Amazon on Wednesday and can't wait to break into it when things calm down this weekend. My fiance and I love to make a big breakfast on Sunday and watch last night's SNL episode. I look forward to it every weekend.
My favorite breakfast food is pumpkin granola with either almond milk or on yougart. Ofcourse with coffee with it!! I can't wait to try this granola recipe!!
When my mother was a little girl, my grandfather would make waffles for Sunday breakfast. One morning my grandfather was making the waffles and he realized that they were out of maple syrup (a huge no-no in a Vermont household). As always, necessity is the father of invention and he created a fantastic concoction called 'peanut butter syrup.' Only family members are allowed to know the recipe (many friends have tried to get it out of me) and a birthday or Christmas isn't complete without waffles and peanut butter syrup.
Kris F says
Every Sunday is Pancake Sunday. Buttermilk, blueberry to be specific. Our friends know this and we frequently have drop in friends for breakfast! End of breakfast both of our Labradors get a blueberry pancake!! No other people food for them except on pancake Sunday!
My favorite breakfast hands down is whole wheat toast, poached eggs, and sliced avocado with fruits salad! There is something about the combination of runny eggs and avocado that just makes me swoon.
I have oatmeal almost every morning except on Sundays, when my boyfriend and I take the New York Times to our favorite bakery/cafe and I get runny eggs on toast with a cappuccino. It is my idea of heaven and in those moments, I am in love with life.
I love vanilla bean Belgian waffles, but my favorite breakfast tradition was on Christmas mornings - my Dad would cook instead of my Mom, giving her a rest before preparing dinner, and he'd cook diner-style - everyone got to order how they wanted their eggs, sausage, bacon, etc.
Mom would make homemade hot chocolate, and after the delirium of three children opening presents, we'd all sit contentedly together for awhile until the chaos of the day resumed.
These days my favorite breakfast is a mix of rolled and steel cut oats soaked in milk in the fridge for about 12 hours. I add a pinch of sea salt and more maple syrup. It goes well with iced green tea and peach lemonade. Best consumed in bed 🙂
I used to be a bagel and peanut butter girl evey morning. My hen I changed to whole wheat bagels, trying to be healthier. Now after my college-age daughter embarrassed me with the nutrition facts of my beloved bagel, I'm an oatmeal, fruit and nuts girl. Your granola fits right in with what I've been having and can't wait to try it. Going to make it today and start a new breakfast trend tomorrow!
My favorite breakfast tradition has to be my mom's monkey bread, which is only made for special occasions, and is beyond decadent and so delicious the handful of times a year I'm home for it.
Also, thanks for this great recipe- I've been searching for more uses for kamut!
Tara D. says
Anything eggs is our breakfast tradition. There are so many ways to enjoy them! The most important breakfast tradition is sharing, bar none!
Darsi Ringer says
Congratulations on your pregnancy and soon baby!!)
Breakfast is my favorite meal. If I am in a rush, oatmeal with walnuts is a must,otherwise, eggs, potatoes, fruit, pancakes, ,,,are all in the line up.
Erin, in a market cluttered with cookbooks, you definitely found a theme and approach with will make cooks like me want another cookbook! During the week, I love homemade peanut butter on ancient grains bread topped with sliced bananas. When I have more time, scrambled cheesy eggs with greens and roasted herb potatoes is fabulous. Best of luck to you with the launching of the book and your expanding family!
Favorite breakfast? ALL THE WAFFLES!!!
Katie @ Whole Nourishment says
I absolutely love your cooking strategy and the fact that you centered your cookbook around it! This is the way to allow cooking to be fun and free instead of rigid and limiting. Well done Erin!
I love protein in the morning! So eggs are typically my go to. One of my favorite ways to eat it is probably scrambled with sautéed vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese.
Barbara Davidge says
Congratulations on the book release! Breakfast around here is usually oatmeal with blueberries, simple but filling and tasty.
my favorite breakfast food is skillet cooked potatoes with rosemary and an egg in the center 🙂
Sean B says
I like cheesy scrambled eggs with a side of cheesy potatoes!
Breakfast is my favorite! As far as traditions, oatmeal with blueberries every morning, except around the holidays when my family has sweet, yeasted, braided bread, dunked into mugs of hot chocolate! And anytime my man is home in the mornings, we make coffee together. We have a percolator, pour over filter into my parent's vintage carafe, and a french press, but would love to add a Chemex to the mix!
Jenna Borowski says
Eggs will always be my breakfast of choice...they carry me right up until lunch and they're just so darn delicious!
My husband and I have opposite schedules so unless one of us has a random day off, we only see each other on Saturday mornings - SO I like to make them count by whipping up something delicious for breakfast each week. I'm first to rise so I head straight to the co-op, find some fresh veg and a couple of pastries, come home and get to work. We both love frittata and chilaquiles, but nothing beats a hot stack of tangy buttermilk pancakes with some good Vermont maple syrup. These breakfasts have become our new tradition and it's something the both of us look forward to all week long.
Sue Ellen says
I love quinoa, oats and cardamom!
Your book sounds wonderful!
My favorite breakfast is chilaquiles.
My favorite breakfast is some kind of hearty scone, or for a more sentimental treat, toast with chocolate sprinkles. That's the breakfast I would always have with my (very dutch) Oma, and it always makes me feel like a little kid again. These days I pair it with coffee from my moka pot, and a good book to start the day off right.
Deborah musher says
On Saturday mornings, my husband, three kids, and I make our breakfasts (usually yogurt with a variety of fruit, granola, and cereal toppings) and sit together and play board games. Screens are off, so we actually pay attention to each other! It's an amazing time to be together, and I look forward to it every week... Even when there's fighting about who wins or loses!
My favourite at the minute is a soft poached egg and avocado on a bagel or muffin, sprinkled with black pepper and sea salt. x
Warm whole grain toast slathered with peanut butter, sliced bananas and honey. Heavenly with French roast coffee 🙂 !!!!
My family has a tradition of Saturday morning pancakes and we have just started to continue the tradition with my toddler. I love seeing his face light up when he tastes the pancakes with whatever fruit is in season!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I love both sweet and savory styles. My favorite is savory oat meal made with mixed grains, scallions, avocado, sautéed spinach, a miso sauce with sesame seeds, topped with an over easy egg. I love this breakfast because I get to enjoy oatmeal with a savory spin:)
Savannah Donica says
Breakfast is my love language. But my favorite breakfast food has got to be pancakes. With bacon. And eggs. And fruit. (I am having trouble commiting to one favorite) Obviously all with a delicious cup of coffee.
Hi There & Congrats! Quick question: What recipe is of the second picture - the grilled skewers of vegetable?/fruit? with the clear dipping sauce? It looks absolutely delicious! Thanks in advance 🙂
My dad used to make Belgian waffles growing up and those are my favorite breakfast to this day. Drowning in maple syrup, of course!
On the big holidays, my family makes dough boys which is essentially deep-fried strips of hot roll mix. We don't make them as often anymore now that us kids are adults and we are all a bit more health conscious, but when slathered with a small bit of butter and dipped in the yolk of sunny-side up eggs, I can't think of anything better.
I LOVE a lazy Sunday brunch of blueberry pancakes and veggie frittata!
Ann D says
I hate to admit it, but my favorite breakfast is leftover pizza.
Excited for book, happy to hear baby's almost here. Our tradition involves our family's love for travel. When out of town, we eat local food. Best breakfast so far - Thailand: fried rice (adults), donuts dipped in condensed milk (kids).
Best breakfast is definitely french toast! 🙂 I like mine either with fruit on top or with peanut butter. Yum!
Michelle Terrill says
My little girl's face lights sunny side up when Breakfast for Dinner is suggested. I fry up an egg and gently slide it into a steaming tortilla. Topped with black beans, crema, queso fresco and homemade roasted chipotle salsa, this simple meal is oh so satisfying. And sinfully simple.
Jamie Walls says
Every Saturday from April-Nov. I meet my parents at our local farmers market to shop the produce, flowers and local treats. Afterwards we always go somewhere local from breakfast. We're lucky in our small college town to have a lot of different places to choose from. Including breakfast is a great way to spend time together talking and enjoying the ease of a Saturday morning.
My fav breakfast food is anything involving sausage. Pork, chicken, turkey, I'm not picky, just needs to be seasoned well and a great blend of flavors.
Karen D says
My favorite breakfast is yeast-raised waffles with pure Vermont maple syrup.
I love a fresh buttermilk biscuit with marionberry jam. But I'm an equal opportunity breakfast eater. Bring it all on!
J Hood says
We love cottage cheese pancakes, the batter whipped up quickly in the blender, with a little warm maple syrup and a dollop or homemade thick yogurt.
Locally made sourdough toast with vegemite (I became addicted while living in Australia and NZ!) and a smashed avocado. Top it with a poached egg and some lemon pepper...yum!
A favorite breakfast of mine is a skillet made with sweet potatoes, onions, and whatever veggies we have on hand! Topped with a fried egg, this always leaves me satisfied well past lunch time which is perfect for weekends.
Can't wait to try this granola recipe!
My favorite breakfast is an over easy egg with spicy sauerkraut on toast. It's a lovely balance: the kraut has enough flavor and seasoning that I don't need salt and pepper, and the runny egg yolk stands in for butter.
Especially since my boyfriend and I started a (short-term) long distance relationship, lazy sunday mornings with pancakes, coffee, eggs, and whatever else we can get our hands on has become my favorite morning tradition 🙂 congrats on the book!
Walnut oil is a great idea in granola! My favorite breakfast at the moment are oats soaked overnight in milk, and in the morning, I add blueberries, chopped almonds and cashews, Greek yogurt, and a handful of Grape Nuts or Ezekial cereal. I also have a square of my favorite dark chocolate because breakfast needs dessert too:)
S Lauren | Modern Granola says
My favorite breakfast is a grasshopper green smoothie, avocado toast, or a bunch of awesome fruit! Or oats. So hard to pick!
This recipe looks amazing! Congratulations on your cookbook! It sounds genius!
Joy R-B says
Saturday morning is a big breakfast event at our house. My husband gets up early and starts cooking...you never know what its going to be but its always delicious!
Wow, your book sounds fantastic. My favorite breakfast is oatmeal made with almond milk and tons of blueberries--it tastes like blueberry pie to me.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! It's hard to pick just one favorite, but I guess I'll go with yogurt with fruit and homemade granola. And coffee, of course!
Favorite breakfast = huevos rancheros on weekend mornings. Comfort food to cap the work week.
Abby @ The Frosted Vegan says
I'm SO excited about this cookbook! Mine would have to be our Sunday morning ritual. We almost always go to brunch on Sundays and take naps after, especially when the weather is nice outside!
Liz Hartley says
My favorite breakfast food is definitely oatmeal! There are few days that I don't have oatmeal, but I do love yogurt and granola at the moment too. Which is why I was very excited about this recipe 🙂
Nick Mello says
Granolas have to be my favorite breakfast. It was the first thing I can remember making with my mom. This one looks pretty good. Plus this cookbook looks worth owning. Nice work!!
Congratulations on the cookbook! I can't wait to get my hands on it. I love breakfast - best meal of the day. As a matter of fact, we had breakfast for dinner one day this week. While I love it all, I really love pancakes. So many different things and favors you can have with a pancake. Thank you for the contest!
Kim Hutchinson says
I am super excited to cook my way through your cookbook. Thank you for doing this amazing work!
As for breakfast, I can't get enough oatmeal! My favorite is steel cut oats, blueberries, chia seeds and almond milk. Yum!
My favorite breakfast of the moment is Spent Grain Waffles! My husband has recently gotten into brewing his own beer, we have saved the grain from the brewing and used them to make several thing but the best is waffles! It gives the waffles some texture and a great flavor! I also made homemade strawberry syrup to go on top!!! So good!
I love breakfast tacos==especially with lots of veggies on homemade tortillas!
Jennifer C. says
I love to scramble eggs with goat cheese and have a breakfast burrito with homemade salsa! Quick and easy for everyday! I love taking the time to make asparagus and leek quiche on the weekends!
I love making a green smoothie and soaking oats in it overnight. In the morning, I dump it into a bowl and top it with nuts, seeds, cinnamon, dried fruit, etc.!
I love oatmeal for breakfast, especially on cold mornings. However, one of my favorite "breakfast" traditions is when my family makes breakfast for dinner--usually belgian waffles or french toast!
I am french so my favorite breakfast is a .... Croissant !!! But only on sunday morning, when my dad (and now my husband) is waking up early to go to the bakery to buy them 🙂
I can't get enough. And I am so happy when it is sunday mornign in my home !
For the other day, I love my own granola (I will try yours) in some coconut yogurt with fresh seasonal fruits. I believe breakfasts are my favorite meal of the day !
Amazing job for both the book and the baby !!!!
One of my favorite all time breakfasts is Chilaquiles. I make everything from scratch including frying or baking the tortilla strips. It's a little time consuming but so worth it!
Jana @ delectablymine says
Cinnamon rolls will always be my favorite; the ooey gooey, slightly under-baked kind with cream cheese frosting, yum!
When I was a kid, weekend breakfast meant my dad's potato pancakes (like a hashbrown but in round form) with egg and cheese, and the color comics (yess!!). Now, my favorite is to go to a coffee shop and read the New York Times over several cups of coffee and some granola. My dad and I do this every weekend when I'm home and it's absolutely the best.
Your cookbook sounds fantastic! I love the idea of emphasizing creativity in recipes. 🙂
Blake Neumann says
When I was in college I made somewhat infrequent trips home to see my family. Now that I live 10 hours away from home versus 3, and hold a full time job teaching, I regret that greatly! Whenever I was home, my mother and I would wake up early on Sunday morning and make a huge breakfast of eggs, homemade waffles and fresh fruit and sit together (we are the only two in our family that enjoy waking up early). Now, although I'm hundreds of miles from home, I wake up every Sunday morning and make a whole mess of eggs, thinking that back home in Kentucky, she is doing the exact same.
Before we had kids, we would go to traditional Dim Sum every weekend with my family. Then we moved out of the city and that sadly ended. Now that we are moving to Philadelphia, it is definitely going to make a comeback!
I love it when my husband makes breakfast sandwiches on weekend mornings - fried egg on an English muffin with cheddar cheese, peanut butter, bacon, and Sriracha! Sounds like a crazy combination, but it's delicious.
I've started drinking green smoothies with protein powder for breakfast - no gluten headache, so much energy, and my mind is clear to focus!
Debbi Basini-Herman says
My new, must have breakfast every morning is a green smoothie. To elevate the smoothie to a beyond yummy taste, I make a mason jar of homemade nut milk every week. Sometimes the nut milks are made with cashews other times hazel nuts. If I switch up my breakfast, I find that I am craving the banana and greens that I missed for breakfast that morning. Yummy and healthy.
I love slow weekend breakfasts with my husband. A cup of coffee on the couch followed by greek yogurt with berries, walnuts, and maple syrup. Congrats on your very exciting month!
Yay! Congrats on both baby and book! And this granola sounds excellent, of course 🙂 My favorite breakfast food is probably coffee, but in case that doesn't count, let's go with a spicy, delicious dish of migas. So good! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
Sonia Mehta says
Favorite breakfast: coffee with a batch of homemade pancakes with a side of scrambled eggs. So excited for your new cookbook!
Two favorites of mine:
1. Take whatever leftovers (preferably New Haven style pizza!) and heat it up, top with 2 over easy eggs and hot sauce. Has worked for lasagna, lentils, etc.
2. Toasted pita/naan, mashed avocado, 2 over easy eggs and hot sauce (notice a trend here?). Makes me want to go make it right now.
My husband and I love home made granola or just about any fresh home cooked cereal.
My favorite breakfast food? Is that a trick question?
My favorite food that I actually EAT at breakfast is oatmeal. My favorite breakfast food overall would be waffles, I guess, but I usually eat them for dinner. Breakfast for dinner is the best! Waffles, eggs, you name it.
Banana pancakes with peanut butter! Probably while listening to Jack Johnson's "Banana Pancakes" 🙂
potato tacos or avocado toast are my faves!
Grace B says
I make a Dutch oven pancake every weekend. It's my favorite way to start Saturday. Congratulations on your book!
A before-work donut with my man at the Donut Hole in Wichita, KS on a Friday morning is hard to beat. If I am going for health, juicing is great and surprisingly filling.
Fresh bagels and cream cheese from the local bakery
Pancakes are my favorite breakfast foods! We have them every Sunday morning. My kiddos love to help, and the dog always knows he'll get his mini pancake when he sees the griddle come out. 🙂
My favorite breakfast food would have to be pancakes. But, not just any pancakes; my Grandma's recipe calls for folding in beaten egg whites. The egg whites make them deliciously light and fluffy!
These days my favorite breakfasts are smoothies, açai bowls with homemade granola, or overnight oats. Your granola sounds wonderful, as does the cookbook. I would love to give a copy of the cookbook to my sister, who is a vegetarian.
Sara H says
An everything bagel with peanut butter, and at least 2 cups of coffee.
Michele H says
Overnight yogurt with oats is awesome! Tastes great and fills me up!
Keri Blair says
This looks delicious! I'm not vegetarian but love your ideas. PS congrats on your soon to be new baby! It's the best time of life.
Coffee made by me and breakfast sandwiches made by the hubby on weekends.
I love scrambled eggs with avacado in the mornings, if I crave for something sweet I'd always look to banana bread. Really loving all the recipes here!
I live in the UK so don't qualify for the competition BUT just wanted to say: your new book looks and sounds amazing. Congratulations.
I'm an Oatmeal girl every chance I get! Add some cinnamon and banana and I'm set.
Sandra Lea says
My usual breakfast is cereal because I am always in a hurry and it's fast, but when I have the time on a weekend I love making french toast for breakfast.
Oatmeal, splash of almond milk, banana and a good dose of cinnamon
Strong black coffee and oatmeal with carrots, raisins, nutmeg and a splash of maple syrup.
It really depends, if I want savory, omlettes are my favorite. I learned the technique back in college and have been perfecting it over the last decade.
As for sweet, we LOVE your roasted banana pancake recipe. My son has been asking for them a lot lately. My husband loves that they don't even taste like wheat. We usually double the recipe and freeze done to enjoy later.
My current favorite breakfast food is overnight oatmeal! I combine one part oats and one part yogurt, let them sit overnight, and in the morning I add fruits, nuts, sweetener, etc. Lately, I have been topping it with pecans, strawberries, and honey.
My favorite breakfast tradition is from when I was a kid- I vividly remember my dad making chocolate chip pancakes for my sisters and I. They are good memories. 🙂
Sara K says
Pancakes! Any kind! They are BY FAR my favorite food. I often eat them for dinner, too.
Thank you for your website--I love the recipes, and the photographs are beautiful!
My favorite breakfast food has to be... Hash browns. I love potatoes. Any kind, any time. As a child, my mom would use my grandmothers Swedish pancake recipe. She would cook this to lure me out of bed with the sweet smell of maple syrup and the sizzle of hash browns. (Nothing else could get me out of bed on te weekend!) I finally inherited the coveted Swedish pancake pan as a wedding gift last year. Ever since, I have created all different kinds of takes on this traditional Swedish breakfast with my new hubs.
We love nothing more than to plan our meals using your website for the week and experiment with the different breakfast ideas on the weekends over a nice cup of joe!!!! (Hopefully you've seen my versions of your recipes on Instagram!)
Thanks for all you do 🙂
My favorite breakfast, without a doubt, is California Eggs Benedict. Hollandaise sauce is my life force.
Natalia N says
My favorite breakfast food is actually coffee. I know it's not technically food, but it replaces my breakfast quite often and always goes hand in hand with whatever I'm having. The other thing that I wish I could have everyday with my coffee is waffles. I absolutely love love waffles, and I finally have a vegan and gluten free recipe that makes perfect ones.
I don't think my favorite soda qualifies as breakfast.... having decided that I've been eyeing a Chemex and working towards an actual breakfast. Right now my favorite is the farm eggs I finally sourced!
Cheesy gritz! YUM!! (ps. my house is loving your new cookbook)
just to clarify, if i won, which i probably won't... I would be giving the cookbook to my daughter in college since i already have one here!
Waffles! I like mine with plain Greek yogurt, seasonal fruits and a drizzle of maple syrup. My man usually goes the savory route...avocado and eggs. Congrats on the book and soon to be in the world lil one!
Melissa K. says
My favorite summer breakfast has got to be fresh fruit or fruit compote with granola..swoon.
In winter, I switch to oatmeal with granola and extra dried fruit.
Your granola looks delicious!
Good wishes on your baby & your book!
Karen F says
Growing up, my mom always did all of the cooking. But on Saturdays, my dad would always make waffles or pancakes. He usually worked a lot during the week, but on Saturdays, he was a lot more relaxed and we had a lot of fun together.
Ruth Deaton says
HARD question since breakfast is THE meal of my day! My love of breakfast began with my dad's "scrambles" full of shredded potatoes and leftover veggies. Unfortunately, I am unable to replicate - which makes a great excuse to make a visit to home!
My favorite breakfast is pancakes! I have so many memories of having pancakes on weekends and holidays as kid. I now seek a more wholesome recipe (as opposed to the certain 'quick' mix my parents used) but they are still delicious pancakes!
Yes, Temple! I lived on W street and walked to Temple all the time. Love their coffee. Now I'm in MA, but go back often to CA, and that is a stop I always make.
A quiche is a favorite around here on the weekends. I usually use up whatever leftover vegetables we have had from the week.
Cyndie B says
I love waffles! I've created a number of variations but my favorite is Oatmeal Waffles made with organic old-fashioned oats run through the blender to create oat flour. Served with 100% Organic Pure Maple Syrup and fresh berries! Yum! 🙂
Kim Henrichs says
My favorite breakfast is buttermilk pancakes and fresh orange juice!
Kimmy Eschmeyer says
I love to start the day with hot lemon water and then chow down on oatmeal loaded with walnuts, unsweetened coconut flakes, flax seeds, bananas and blueberries! I'll add almond butter or pb for special occasions!
Eggs! Eggs any which way. 🙂 Oh, and coffee too of course!
When I was pregnant I went through a huge homemade kick- homemade granola, homemade vanilla yogurt, and a spoonful of homemade apple conserve. Helped me feel powerful enough to conquer the world every day 🙂
Becca F says
I love pancakes!
Hi! I got tired of starting my day with overly sweet cereals and too-much-carbs toast, so I created a savory mix: a veggie burger topped with chopped up avocado and an over easy egg! LOVIN' this "high protein, healthy fats" combo!
My favorite mornings involve a smoothie and a small pastry with a cup of coffee. Just the best!
Barbara (BarbB) says
I started a new tradition for my family about three years ago. I make waffles with all the fixings each Sunday morning. I set up an open invite so it's always a surprise as to how many people will be there - anywhere from 3-15. Your new cookbook looks great.
My favorite breakfast tradition is going to this little cafe in my hometown where they serve up vegan everything: french toast, waffles, pancakes, sandwiches, hash, and more. It was love at first bite. Congratulations on your cookbook and I can't wait to check it out!
Congratulations on the cookbook...what a wonderful and practical idea. 🙂 Praying for your health and the baby's in these last few weeks of pregnancy.
Whole-hearted congrats my friend!!!
Can I just use Kamut flakes? My son is oat sensitive.
Erin Alderson says