Brown Rice

Remember, in order to have a healthy breakfast and sanity, have brown rice and or apples cooked and in the fridge.  Since brown rice takes 45 min to an hour to cook, it needs to be thought about before the sun rises or chances are it won’t happen…
Put apple juice in a sauce pan enough to cover the bottom.  Add brown rice, in the amount you need depending on how many people you are feeding.
Sprinkle with what sounds good….cinnamon, raisins, cooked apples, peaches, raspberries…..cover and put on low heat.  When it is thoroughly warmed, put into bowls and add honey or sucanat or real maple syrup to taste.  Try different milk ideas, coconut, soy or rice for a change.

Kitchen Sink Smoothie

1 C. almond milk
1 C. carrot, apple, beet juice

Handful of spinach
4 cubes of fresh, frozen pineapple
1/2 banana
1 Tbs. chia seeds
1 Tbs. shredded, unsweetened coconut

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
This recipe is adjustable! Use what you have and get creative!

Maple-Pear Sauce

Heat 1 tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 3 sliced, peeled and cored ripe pears. Sauté until softened and browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add ½ c pure maple syrup to skillet and boil until syrup thickens slightly. Stir in pears. Pour into a serving pitcher or bowl.



Give the old standby another chance!  It’s easy to soak regular or steel cut oats with a tiny bit of with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. It’s a good idea for digestibility and for quick cooking in the morning when time is limited because it cooks up quickly!  Experiment and see what you like.
When the oatmeal is cooked, try adding new combinations of things like: honey, organic, cold-pressed coconut oil, unsweetened coconut, pecans, walnuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, chopped almonds, coconut milk, almond mild, raw dairy, yogurt, a spoonful of high quality peanut butter, real grade B maple syrup, be creative!  Mmmmmm.

1 cup water and 1/2 oatmeal is a good guide for 1 serving.

Pumpkin Pancakes

½ c gluten free blend
½ c yellow cornmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 c buttermilk
½ c pumpkin
3 tbsp. sucanat
1 large egg
1 tbsp. vegetable oil

In a small bowl, stir flour, cornmeal, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and mix well. In a medium bowl, stir buttermilk, pumpkin, succanat, egg and oil with a fork until blended and sucanat dissolves. Add flour mixture and stir just until moistened.
Cook pancakes in a skillet on medium-high heat and reduce heat if necessary. Top with Maple Pear Sauce for an extra delicious breakfast!


Have your quinoa pre-cooked too.  It makes a simple and fast and very nutritious meal. Excellent source of protein.
Rewarm with juice or a little pure water….then goof around with toppings: walnuts, apples, blended jar of bottled peaches (drain the syrup), maple syrup, etc.
You can feel very good about the nutrition you and your family will be getting to start off the day.  REMEMBER, BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY, so it’s worth the planning and effort.

Not only will you feel satisfied, but you won’t be lunging for a fast pick-up of refined carbs by mid-morning.  It’s going to help your weight maintenance, and your brain, and your blood sugar stability etc. etc. etc.  And if you are cooking for growing children, they need nutrients for brain growth and function!!!!   Breakfast is soooo worth the effort.


5 comments on “Bread & Breakfast Recipes”

  1. I really like the idea of soaking steel cut oats overnight. I’m just wondering – how much apple cider vinegar to how much oats, and how long does it need to cook? I tried them for the first time the other day but it does take a while to cook and I’m a roll-out-of-bed-and-go kind of girl (especially because I start work at 6:30 AM). Also, old-fashioned oats are really good (in my opinion) with a dash of salt and a tablespoon of brown sugar, just put in some hot water for a few minutes and it cooks by itself. You don’t even have to turn on the stove – just pop the cup of water in the microwave, cook for 2-3 minutes, then add your half cup of oats and let it soak for a bit. I take a bag to work of oatmeal premixed with my own brown sugar and salt and it’s tastier than the Quaker packets, and just as easy.

  2. Put 1/4 cup oatmeal and 1/4 cup of pearl barley in a thermos at night with 1 cup very hot water. Seal and leave overnight and there is the quick breakfast in the morning. Many options include adding a little of the precooked Quinoa in morning.

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