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Cranberry Pecan Granola

It’s been awhile since I made granola. And for some reason Fall always inspires me to get back to making it. Something about the warm, cozy smell it has while baking makes it feel like autumn is finally here. This Cranberry Pecan Granola certainly celebrates the season with lots of toasty pecans and sweet-tart cranberries. It’s an easy recipe to make and an easy recipe to love!

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Banana bread gets a nourishing boost with oats and flax seed! This Chocolate Oat Banana Bread makes for an awesome snack or breakfast! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Chocolate Oat Banana Bread

‘Tis the season for pumpkins, but I’m making banana bread. Not because I don’t love pumpkins, but because I had bananas and well, you know the saying, “if you’ve got brown bananas, you must make banana bread.” What? That’s not a saying? Oh well, it is in my world. And I love bananas and banana bread as well as oats and chocolate chips – so yeah, here comes Chocolate Oat Banana Bread!

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You've made overnight oats, but what about overnight bulgur? You'll love this fun twist and all of the customizable, yummy, nourishing options for flavor! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Super Easy Overnight Bulgur

Creative breakfasts on weekday mornings are not my forte. That’s why you’ll often see me noshing on PB&J toast. But recently, with the little sous chef heading out the door early, I’ve found the need to be a little more creative. Read – kids are choosy when it comes to breakfast food. What? You already knew this? 🙂 One thing we’re digging right now? Overnight bulgur! Nope, you didn’t read that wrong, I 100% meant bulgur NOT oats. Want to know more? Keep reading!

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Craving an excellent blueberry muffin? Well, then you’ll love these delightful muffins made with big blueberry flavor! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.co

Favorite Blueberry Muffins

I have some great food memories from my childhood. One of my favorites is the memory of the smell of blueberry muffins baking. That smell would wake me up from my night of solid (the only kind a kid gets) slumber. And as if in a trance, I would end up in the kitchen (how did I get here?) and slide into my seat at the kitchen island. Next, my mom (as if in a perfectly synchronized muffin dance) would gracefully place one of those magical muffins in front of me, directly under my nose, still warm from the oven. Was I still dreaming? Who cared? Not me! I’ve been on a mission ever since to recreate this blueberry muffin memory.

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Why pay 10 dollars at a restaurant what you can easily make at home? You'll love this delicious, Fancy Toast recipe that won't break the bank! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Restaurant Worthy Fancy Toast

Are you watching Top Chef at all this season? If not, you should be! I love the creativity of this season’s chef’s and Carrie is becoming my big-time favorite! In fact, this recipe, is a riff on the recipe she made last week. She lovingly calls it “Fancy Toast,” so I’m calling it that too. Because really, anytime you top toast with more than just butter it becomes “fancy,” right?

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Taste how lovely pistachios taste INSIDE pancakes with these Pistachio Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Pistachio Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

“I received free samples of Wonderful Pistachios mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not com- pensated for my time.”

You know what tastes good? Pistachios inside pancakes! That’s right! If you’re looking for a way to “up” your pancake game, it’s time you added some pistachios to your pancake batter! Don’t know how to do that? Well, that’s why I’m here! I jammed plenty of pistachio goodness into these Pistachio Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes!

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You don’t have to go to a restaurant for crepes, you can make them at home. Find out how easy it is! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Sweet Simple Crepes

Let’s go back in time for a little bit, shall we? If you had told me that one day I’d be writing a blog post about crepes, I would’ve said, “what’s a crepe?” Seriously. Blame it on growing up and living in the Midwest, but I’d never heard of them until AFTER I went to college. Or perhaps, what might be more accurate is that I heard the word and thought, “nope, too fancy for me.” Now I know better. And so should you!

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Got leftover eggnog in your fridge? Don't drink it! Use it to make these super delicious and EASY-to-make Whole Wheat Eggnog Waffles!

Whole Wheat Eggnog Waffles

Am I the only one who ends up with an exorbitant amount of eggnog leftover after Christmas? It always seems like there’s some extra kicking around in the bottom of the carton and I’m always left scratching my head, pondering what the heck should I do with it. Most normal people would probably drink it. But, I much prefer to turn it into something magical. And for me, magical equals Whole Wheat Eggnog Waffles.

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