Category: BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PB2 Foods. All opinions are entirely my own Wouldn’t you agree that just about anyone would love to wake up to a freshly baked batch of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls? Mmhm! My…

Mini Sunday Brunch Casseroles

Mini Sunday Brunch Casseroles

Mini Sunday brunch casseroles are such a jam and life savor, especially over holidays. I know it has been a weird year, and most have kids still at home, so these casseroles are fantastic at any time of the year. Sometimes it is hard to…

Homemade Naan

Homemade Naan

If you have never made this flatbread before, then my friends, it is the time for you to make homemade naan. It’s easy, delicious, and perfect for wraps, with grilled food or you can simply make naan pizza.

You all know that I love bread as much as I love making it. We were not able to eat anything without it for so long, but this one is requested in my house almost daily.

Homemade Naan

Once you succeed making it there is no going back to store-bought, and I have a perfect recipe for it. I have been testing this one many times because I could not find regular instant yeast.

So with that in mind, I found yeast for pizza this time around which is fast-acting yeast and was actually perfect for quick naan. Anyways, I wanted to test it just because I assume at this time many people have a hard time finding regular yeast.

It took me 5 minutes to put it together, 30 minutes to rise, and about 20 minutes or so to flatten out and cook in my skillet.

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Homemade Naan

I tested my first one with a generous drop of oil, which I smeared all over the skillet’s bottom and dropped my first naan. The pockets start to form and I was jumping for joy. Small things make me happy so this was really joyful moment for me – successfully made naan.

My dear family asked for another batch, then another, and soon after it became one of their favorite flatbread.

Homemade Naan

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@sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

Also, I would love to see your tasty creations. Thank you so much for your love and support.

Homemade Naan
Yield: 10 Naan

Homemade Naan

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes

If you have never made this flatbread before, then my friends, it is the time for you to make homemade naan. It’s easy, delicious, and perfect for wraps, with grilled food or you can simply make naan pizza.

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 cup warm water (10 fl oz/295ml, you can add a splash more if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (15g)
  • 1 package active dry yeast *read notes (2 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + 1/2 cup extra for later (500g)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (11.70g)
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (65g)
  • 1 large egg, mixed
  • 1/8 cup oil, approximately (30 ml) + 1 tablespoon to grease a bowl

OPTIONAL Topping:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (57g)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 to 3 minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Stir together warm water and sugar, then add yeast and mix.
  2. In the other large bowl or a bowl of your standup mixer combine salt and flour, then stir.
  3. Turn your mixer to the lower speed with hook attachment or use a wooden spoon to mix and add water with sugar and yeast a bit at the time, then add yogurt and finally drop in the mixed egg.
  4. Increase the speed until you form a dough, about two minutes.
  5. It will be a bit sticky but remove dough from the mixing bowl, and use your hands to shape it into a ball.
  6. Grease a bowl with approx one tablespoon of oil. Place dough it back in the greased bowl, cover, and allow it to rise for 45 to 60 minutes at room temperature. I like keeping mine either in the microwave or turned off oven. If you are using Pizza yeast, fast and easy then I allow the dough just to rest for 20 to 30 minutes before working with it.
  7. Once the dough is ready, transfer it to a floured work area. I just keep dusting with flour as I roll out each naan.
  8. Using a knife or a pastry scraper, cut the dough into 10 equal pieces.
  9. Roll each into a ball with your hands, then place on the floured surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into whatever shape it takes you until the dough is about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick. They need to be thinner so there is no need to measure. They are perfectly imperfect.
  10. Now, heat a large cast-iron skillet or any type of skillet/pan over medium-high heat.
  11. Brush with oil then drop naan to the skillet and cook for a minute or two, flipping a few times. When naan begins to bubble and the bottom turns lightly golden and darker flip. I would say about 30-40 seconds before flipping on the other side. Make sure to work with the heat. I keep mine at medium temperature but manipulate as I go, meaning I turn the temperature a bit down if naan needs to cook more.
  12. Then transfer the naan to a separate plate, and cover with a towel. Repeat with remaining dough until all of the naan pieces are cooked.
  13. This part is optional: I made them plain so kids could make "sweet" sandwiches however, with garlic butter they are even better. Heat the butter in a small pan over medium heat until melted. Add garlic powder or raw minced garlic and cook for a minute then add about 1 tablespoon of dried parsley. Then remove butter from heat. Brush on each of naan on both sides.
  14. Cover if you are not going to serve right away and heat before serving.
  15. After they are cooled enough pack them in some wax paper or parchment paper and in an airtight container. They are amazing even the next day if you have any leftovers.

Notes

I used regular instant yeast as well as Fleischmann’s fast and easy pizza yeast. I liked using Fleischmann’s yeast designed for pizza because it is really quick.
Like I said if you are going with instant yeast you can expect the dough to double in size in less than one hour but with Fleischmann’s pizza yeast less than 30 minutes.

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Just like any baked goods, these Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls are pillowy and comforting at every bite. These are soft, tasty and super easy to make. I do not bake as often as before. Perhaps because I cannot stop eating. Well, to be honest,…

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins are such an amazing at to feed a crowd. They are also great for meal prep. I am not big on meal prepping. Well, I do pre-pack meat into smaller containers or ziplock bags, sometimes chop vegetables and store my herbs.…

Banana Nut Oat Muffins

Banana Nut Oat Muffins

Banana Nut Oat Muffins are such a great way not only to use up all those ripe bananas but makes such an amazing breakfast as well.

Banana Nut Oat Muffins

Often times when I cannot sleep I tend to bake. I am not a big baker as you all know if you are following me for a longer period of time, but I do like baking these simple baked goodies.

Bread, rolls and these types of goodies like these muffins are my specialties. Oh, I do enjoy the whole process of bread making.

Anyhow, these muffins are just fantastic on days when you just do not know what to serve your kids and no one is eating those bananas.

Banana Nut Oat Muffins

I had that exact problem, so this came really handy for two days. Having everyone home is not as easy as it seems even though I love having my kids all in one place.

That being said, this mama does need a break from time to time. So baking is definitely one great escape for me.

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It is just so relaxing and therapeutic. Just like listening to music, which I do when I bake, so it’s really amazing time for me. Don’t you agree?

Well, my kids really like having warm muffins for breakfast or brunch, and I have feeling your family would too.

Plus you can totally make these together especially if you have a younger crew around you.

Banana Nut Oat Muffins

I remember all the great memories that I created with my children when they were much younger.

To be honest I miss having those moments, even though I love spoiling them often.

Hey, thank you for stopping by my blog. I really hope you guys try these easy and tasty Banana Nut Oat Muffins.

If you do please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

Thank you so much for all your love and support.

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Recipe
Breakfast Recipe
Yield: Makes 12

Banana Nut Oat Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Banana Nut Oat Muffins are easy and tasty breakfast or brunch idea.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly butter muffin tins. One large muffin tin or two smaller works just fine.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix then add rolled oats and chopped or crushed walnuts.
  3. Mash bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture
  4. Add sugar, melted butter, oil, beaten eggs, and vanilla. Mix well scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice. You can use an electric mixer but it is not neccecery.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated, together with oats and nuts.
  6. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins to fill them about halfway. Give them a rap on the counter to get any air bubbles out.
  7. Bake, until a toothpick stuck in the center of muffins, comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before turning the muffins out.
  8. You can keep them in the fridge after they are completely cooled down. Make sure muffins are in the ziplock bag or container with a lid. Wam them up before serving.

Notes

You can add dried fruit or chocolate chips which is amazing in these muffins.

If you do not have oats that ios completely fine. You do not have to panic because they are great without it as well.

If you do not have walnuts you can use any other nut, roasted and unsalted; pecans, almonds, peanuts, etc. It just a great to have extra crunch.

Nutella Rolls

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Stress-Free Breakfasts with Jimmy Dean

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Waffle Breakfast Board

Waffle Breakfast Board

Saving the Day with Danone® Products at Publix!

This post is sponsored by Danone North America. The opinions and text are all mine.

A Waffle Breakfast Board would not be complete without the signature sides of luscious fruits, yogurt, homemade granola, and jam.

Waffle Breakfast Board

My family loves a quick and easy meal, especially during the weekend, so we have been making some type of board every Saturday or Sunday.

This week we decided to create this graceful and gorgeous spread with the help of Danone. I was so enthralled by the way it turned out.

It is bright, tasty and popping with colors. There is truly something for everyone.

Danone has been a part of my family for a long time, and I continue to buy their products for myself all the time.

Their products are an amazing snack and are definitely a quick on-the-go breakfast, school, or work lunch essential.

Waffle Breakfast Board

With that being said, I’ve created many phenomenal desserts using Activia® and Two Good® yogurts, such as parfaits, making incredible salad dressing, using it in my baked goodies, and smoothies.

It is such a versatile product packed with delicious ingredients. I also picked up Stok® Cold Brew and So Delicious® Coconutmilk Creamer.

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Also, if you spend $20 on participating products you will receive a $5 Publix gift card and a chance to win the grand prize, a Vitamix Blender.

Products

I love the Save the Day Stack the Savings promotion at Publix because everyone loves an amazing deal, and Publix definitely has it.

You can purchase so many delicious products that you likely already use, so check it out. Do not miss this excellent opportunity, because it is a great one!

In addition to my Waffle Breakfast Board in the morning, ifyou genuinely love a good iced coffee and silky creamer, Publix has your back.

Stok Cold Brew Coffee

Well, I need my coffee hot every single morning, but my college son adores his coffee iced, no exceptions, with a generous amount of creamer.

Most of the time when he is home, I get him excellent Stok Black Unsweetened cold brew coffee.

As well as a complementary sweetener such as the rich andcreamy coconutmilk creamer from So Delicious.

They are both qualifying products for the Save the Day Stack the Savings promotion at Publix.

Creamer from So Delicious

Nevertheless, this iced coffee and creamer naturally makean outstanding addition to our Waffle Breakfast Board!

Easy and Quick Salad Dressing

When it comes to lunch or dinner, one of my favorite multi-purpose salad dressings is this incredibly creamy dressing using Two Good plain low-fat yogurt.

I sincerely love it with romaine lettuce, radishes, and cherry tomatoes.

Salad with Yogurt Lemon Dressing

However, if you have some tomatoes and cucumbers, this dressing instantly makes one delicious salad. Perhaps use it to make a pasta salad.

Also, serve it on the platter with vegetables like peppers, carrots, cucumber, etc., you would be surprised how tasty it is.

Yogurt Lemon Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Two Good plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Mix ingredients in one medium-size bowl. Set aside for about 15 minutes to allow all flavors to develop.

Waffle Breakfast Board

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Waffle Breakfast Board
Yield: Makes about 8 Waffles

Waffle Breakfast Board

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 36 minutes

A waffle breakfast board would not be complete without the signature
sides of luscious fruits, yogurt, homemade granola, and jam. Enjoy my ultimate brunch board.

Ingredients

Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 eggs, mixed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Other Board Essentials:

  • Fresh Fruit; berries, bananas, pineapple, grapes, kiwi, etc.
  • Yogurt; Two Good®, Dannon® Activia®, Dannon® Danimals®, etc.
  • Syrup and Preservatives; maple syrup, honey, berry jam.
  • Nuts, granola, cereals, etc.
  • Parfaits; part granola or cereals, part fruit and equal part yogurt.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a second bowl use whisk or the electric mixer to beat together the
    egg yolks and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have
    turned a pale yellow.
  4. Add melted butter and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine very well. Combine the
    egg-milk mixture with the flour mixture and whisk just until well blended. Do
    not over mix.
  5. In the third bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form,
    few minutes or so.
  6. Gently fold egg whites into the waffle batter.
  7. Lightly brush butter on the waffle iron and pour enough batter in iron to just cover
    waffle grid.
  8. Close and cook as per manufacturer's instructions, until golden brown.

Assembly:

  1. If your waffles are large or regular size cut each waffle into 4 equal parts and place
    in the middle of the board.
  2. Place all the other products on the table into smaller serving bowls, around waffles.
  3. Make parfaits with granola, fruit, and yogurt using small glasses to showcase all the
    ingredients beautifully layered in the glass.
  4. Serve coffee, cream, as well as yogurts on the side as an option.
Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Extremely tasty, warm and comforting recipe for Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls. You will love these soft, garlicky and cheesy bread bombs. If you love soft dinner rolls than you will adore these beauties with cheese, brushed with butter, garlic and herbs. From time to time…