The addition of the chia seeds is a nutritional bonus because the seeds add nutrients, fiber and protein to the berry jam. But the chia seeds are a key component of the jam in another way because they act as the thickening agent, eliminating the need for extra sugar.
In my opinion, summer officially starts with the first u-pick strawberries of the year. And with the first strawberries, some version of strawberry shortcake is always quick to follow. This summer we kicked it off with strawberry shortcake waffles the morning after our u-pick adventure. But to be honest, the waffles are really just a vehicle to get the sweet, juicy berries and cream into your mouth.
Almond poppy seed crêpes layered with almond whipped cream and raspberry freezer jam make a sweet cake worthy of a fancy breakfast or any other special occasion.
This version of my chia seed pancakes is a healthy spin on carrot cake, a classic spring dessert, and is a wholesome way to start your day any time of year.
It turns out that Dave’s Killer Bread also makes Killer French toast and I can feel confident that my boys are starting the day with a nourishing, nutritious breakfast.
Layer naturally-dyed green velvet pancakes with homemade whipped cream and top with a shamrock pancake for a festive way to start St. Paddy’s Day.
Chocolate and hearts, a quintessential Valentine’s Day treat. With the big day quickly approaching I wanted to make a special breakfast. Chocolate waffles topped with homemade whipped cream and strawberry hearts did the trick.
I’m watching the snow continue to fall as we gear up for another fun day of skiing, sledding and tromping around the neighborhood. But first, we are savoring our morning waffles. Though it’s technically not a holiday, it sure does feel like a mini vacation around here.
Especially when cut into hearts, these chocolate coconut almond date energy bars make a nice little gift for your Valentine. And because I feel like we have been living in a sweets-saturated world since Halloween they are a welcome healthy Valentine’s Day treat.
When I saw this “owl egg shaper” on Pinterest I couldn’t resist making a version of my own. My oldest son got a hoot out of his breakfast and I loved playing with food to create an easy, edible art snack that doesn’t involve sugary sweets.