Sausage, Egg, & Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole |

Sausage, Egg, & Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

We all know casseroles are an excellent way to feed a crowd. That’s why this Sausage, Egg, & Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole is my pick for Christmas morning (with kuchen, of course). Instead of endless sweets, offering a hearty casserole will keep everyone full while avoiding the sugar crash!

It’s hard to beat a casserole like this. A layer of sausage and egg provides a sturdy base. Top that off with a hefty portion of spinach for a pop of nutrition. Then finish it off with a béchamel sauce, hashbrowns, and raw cheddar (optional) mixture…which is the real star of the show.


Gluten Free Kuchen |

Kuchen (Gluten Free, Paleo)

Some of my fondest breakfast memories from my childhood involve kuchen. My parents bought kuchen made at a local bakery in bulk and froze it. Then, on mornings when the whole family is together and not going anywhere, we’d take 4 or 5 pastries out of the freezer to graze on for breakfast.

Kuchen was perfect for holiday mornings, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. Making breakfast isn’t a priority on those days, since there are bigger holiday dinners to prepare, presents to unwrap, or eggs to find. So we’d set frozen kuchen on the counter to thaw and dive in at our leisure.

Well, I’m hosting Christmas this year, and it’s one of the few times we’ll all be together. So I decided to recreate this childhood treat for our Christmas morning.


Pumpkin Spice & Apple Dutch Baby |

Pumpkin Spice & Apple Dutch Baby

Can’t decide whether you love pumpkin season or apple season more? Enjoy both! This pumpkin spice & apple dutch baby pancake is not too sweet but still feels like a special breakfast. It’s perfect for two people, so settle in with your partner in crime and make yourself a dutch baby.

I made a pumpkin spice cashew drizzle to top this off. That recipe is nestled in here too. If you don’t want to trifle with it, you can skip it altogether and use maple syrup or go crazy and combine the two. Hey, I don’t control your life!


Pumpkin Banana Bread |

Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin bread and banana bread are arguably two of the best kinds of quick breads, so why not combine the two? This paleo pumpkin banana bread does exactly that and pulls the marriage off rather nicely.

There are a plethora of quick bread recipes out there, so what makes this one special? I mean, everyone and their mother has their own banana bread recipe (including me). And half of those people have a pumpkin bread recipe, too. Well, I don’t have a catch-all answer that’s going to explain why this recipe is special. It’s pumpkin banana bread that’s gluten free and paleo. And to put it simply, it tastes really damn good.


Paleo Gingerbread Granola |

Paleo Gingerbread Granola

The first time I whipped up this paleo gingerbread granola, I walked around with a bag of it excitedly asking friends and acquaintances to please try a handful simply because I was so enthused at how well it had turned out. Those who were brave enough to try my experiment quickly asked for the recipe. And *ding ding ding*, we have a winner!

I don’t typically reach for granola as a breakfast or snack food. Even before “turning paleo”, I always preferred soft oatmeal over crunchy granola. But I recently took stock of my pantry and realized I was essentially stockpiling various nuts and seeds…and I had recently seen a few paleo granola recipes on Pinterest…and now that it’s Fall I have gingerbread on the brain…so paleo gingerbread granola was born!