Caramel Pumpkin Spice French Toast Bake

Caramel Pumpkin Spice French Toast Bake | Crumbs and Chaos

This decadent breakfast dish {Caramel Pumpkin Spice French Toast Bake} is brought to you by International Delight.

I can’t not express how much I love french toast – made in the traditional way, in an overnight bake, made with croissants or even as muffins.  It is breakfast comfort food at it’s finest.  Adding any International Delight flavored creamer to your french toast bake sweetens things up and adds flavor without any effort on your part.  In today’s recipe, I used pumpkin pie spice creamer, but I can think of a lot of delicious flavors that would stand in really well for the pumpkin pie spice {like salted caramel mocha or vanilla caramel creme}.  I love using seasonal flavors when they are available though.  Can’t.get.enough.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Oreo Streusel

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Oreo Streusel | Crumbs and Chaos

This delicious way to start the day is brought to you as part of a sponsored post for Millstone Coffee and Socialstars by Crowdtap.

Yep, it’s pumpkin again.  I simply can’t get enough.  I adore a fall breakfast full of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice topped with a few Oreo cookies for good measure.  This sweet breakfast treat recipe makes two coffee cakes, one for you and one to give to someone who needs a little pumpkin goodness in their life.  My kids are a little nervous when I say I’m making coffee cake, they think there’s coffee in the cake instead of it being a baked good that is enjoyed with coffee.  So after explaining that there isn’t any actual coffee in the coffee cake, they happily ate their own piece…. 

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Top 5 Pumpkin Spice Treats to Enjoy This Fall

Top 5 Treats using International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer | brought to you by Crumbs and Chaos

You guys, fall is {actually} here!  Did you hear me?  I said, FALL IS HERE!!  I have been so stoked by the weather here in Southwest Michigan the past week or two, it has been absolutely gorgeous.  I love having to turn on the fireplace first thing in the morning for a bit to warm up the living room and then go out in the afternoon later wearing a short sleeve t-shirt.  I seriously can’t get enough.

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Basic Granola

Family Size Batch Basic Granola | recipe on www.crumbsandchaos.net

This Family Size Batch of Basic Granola makes enough to feed a crowd and is a super breakfast or snack!

I have spent all of last weekend down and out on the couch with lower back pain…absolutely no work or play for me.  Thankfully, yesterday I made it into the chiropractor and I’m on the mend.  Hopefully I’ll be like new by the end of the week, at least my house is sure hoping so.  My people helped hold things together while I could barely move, but there’s just no way like mama’s way to do things ;)

Family Size Batch Basic Granola | recipe on www.crumbsandchaos.net

Today I bring you…the most basic granola ever.  My kids have been scarfing this stuff right and left.  They would eat it all day long if I let them.  They love it with milk or yogurt or dry as a snack.  You see the need for a family size batch, otherwise it would be gone before I blinked!  You can easily add dried fruit or nuts if you like, but we like to stick to the basics in regards to granola.

It’s so simple to make and have on hand for the before-school-rush-to-get-out-the-door.  You could also package it up in small portions to go in a lunchbox and it makes a great fruit and yogurt parfait too.  It’s super versatile, which is one of the reasons we’ve been making it since way back when.  I’ve tweaked it a bit and it’s completely irresistible…seriously, just try letting it cool on the counter without walking by 17 times to taste just a little bit.

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French Toast Muffins with Cream Cheese Streusel

French Toast Muffins with Cream Cheese Streusel  recipe on crumbsandchaos.net

This dreamy morning breakfast is brought to you by International Delight.

French Toast Muffins with Cream Cheese Streusel recipe on crumbsandchaos.net

I adore breakfast and I love french toast in any form.  Often on the weekend, I’ll make an overnight french toast bake in a 9×13 pan, which is always delicious, but it takes 45 minutes or more to bake.  French toast bake is also great for overnight guests or for making while on vacation if you have access to a kitchen.  It feeds a crowd and uses day old french bread.  Sometimes I just buy bread from the day old rack at the store, cut it into cubes and freeze it until I’m ready to make french toast again.

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Strawberry Lime Cream Cheese

Strawberry Lime Cream Cheese | Crumbs and Chaos

Strawberry Lime Cream Cheese is the best thing to happen to breakfast since sliced bagels!

‘Tis the season for gorgeous, fresh and fragrant strawberries – one of my very favorite things about spring.  The only thing about picking strawberries is that you have so many to eat, freeze, bake or make jam with.  Having plenty of strawberry recipes is the answer to that dilemma – check out my Pinterest board full of them!

Lately, my girls have been loving mini bagels for breakfast and, while they prefer plain cream cheese, I decided that the ordinary morning bagel needed a little waking up.  Adding fresh strawberries and lime zest to cream cheese did the trick.  It’s such a sweet and delicious combo that comes together in just a few minutes and it’s a great way to enjoy those strawberries just a little bit longer…. 

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Cinnamon Dutch Baby with Maple Berries

Cinnamon Dutch Baby with Maple Berries | Crumbs and Chaos

Mom’s Day is just around the corner so we’re celebrating a little early today with breakfast.  This Cinnamon Dutch Baby with Maple Berries is simple and delicious!

Admittedly, I am a little leery of my husband or kids actually making anything in the kitchen.  My husband doesn’t cook or spend much time there (unless he’s making coffee!).  I’m afraid they’ll make a big mess that they won’t clean up my way and I’ll have to do it all over – so what’s the point of them even trying?  I know, I know…it’s the thought the counts.  Maybe they could give this simple breakfast recipe a try?… 

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Banana Crumb Muffins

Banana Crumb Muffins | Crumbs and Chaos

Yet another use for those spotted brown bananas starring at you from on the counter, Banana Crumb Muffins are a great grab-and-go breakfast or a tasty snack!

I absolutely love that bananas have more than one ‘life’.  They’re awesome fresh (slightly green for me please!), lovely in smoothies, perfect for pies and puddings and when they get too brown for anything else you can bake them into bread or muffins and truly get your $$ worth out of a fruit that’s usually inexpensive in the first place…. 

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Pesto Parmesan Baked Eggs

Pesto Parmesan Baked Eggs | crumbsandchaos.net | #breakfast #eggs #pesto

A few years ago, I posted Herbed Baked Eggs.  They were delicious, but at the time I didn’t have individual ramekins and needing to have multiple herbs fresh and on hand was a bit of a challenge for me.  So even though they were good, I didn’t repeat them very many times.  And then… I stumbled across this recipe.  Essentially it achieves the same results with a whole lot less work!  Not only do I now have adorable teal ramekins but you also don’t need to have fresh herbs on hand.  As a mom of three, who is still adjusting to 2 active boys and a baby girl who’s still nursing, quick and easy is essential.  This takes about 2 minutes of prep and then only about 12 minutes of baking time.  So I can get these ready and in the oven and then I can nurse the baby or get the rest of the meal ready or just take a deep breath!  It is also great because they are baked in their own ramekins so there is no serving before eating, and because they are individual, you only make as many as you need!  In the recipe I gave you measurements to start with.  But to be honest, I don’t actually measure.  I just scoop out some pesto to spread in the bottom, top with eggs, and sprinkle with Parmesan. So easy and so delicious!

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Baked Pesto Eggs

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup PESTO SAUCE
  • 8 large EGGS
  • 1/2 teaspoon SALT
  • 1/4 teaspoon BLACK PEPPER
  • 4 teaspoons grated PARMESAN CHEESE

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and spray four 2-cup ramekins with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 1 Tablespoon of pesto in the bottom of each ramekin. Carefully crack 2 eggs into each ramekin, season with salt and pepper, then top with the parmesan cheese. Bake about 12 minutes, until the eggs are set. ENJOY!
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Recipe Source: Picky Palate Cookbook

Pecan Cheesecake Rolls

Pecan Cheesecake Rolls | Crumbs and Chaos This post is brought to you by International Delight.

Easter weekend is {finally} here. Am I the only one that feels like that took forever?! Holiday weekends are usually full of family, friends, celebration and sometimes craziness. One thing you definitely don’t need is complicated recipes to keep you away from guests. Enter Pecan Cheesecake Rolls…a simple breakfast or brunch recipe that will have you back to enjoying your family in no time.

5 simple ingredients including crescent roll dough makes this a speedy morning treat. This recipe is easy to customize to your particular crowd. If you don’t have nut lovers, then use a different flavor of International Delight creamer and everyone is happy. This particular day I was feeling nutty, so I used the Southern Butter Pecan Creamer, which also happens to be an excellent addition to your morning coffee ;)

Need more inspiration for your Easter weekend? Head on over to the International Delight Pinterest Page for some adorable and delicious ideas!  Happy Easter from the Crumbs and Chaos crowd!… 

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