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Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam

Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam ~ I bet you’ve never tasted it, but that just means you’ll be all the more amazed when you do…this small batch vanilla scented grapefruit jam is unforgettable!…

Papaya Breakfast Boats

Papaya Breakfast Boats ~ breakfast just got a whole lot more interesting, with gorgeous tropical papaya filled to the brim with non dairy yogurt and colorful fresh fruit.…

Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs Florentine  ~ a simple but delicious dish of baked eggs with spinach.  This satisfying low carb recipe makes an elegant breakfast, brunch, or cozy dinner.…

Hummingbird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze ~ this one bowl recipe makes the Southern classic cake so much easier but every bit as delicious.

Hummingbird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Hummingbird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze ~ this one bowl recipe makes the Southern classic cake so much easier  ~ but don’t worry, it’s every bit as decadently delicious!…

Triple Vanilla Pound Cake

Triple Vanilla Pound Cake ~ not one, not two, but three layers of intense vanilla flavor to excite even the most serious vanilla fans.…

Mueslit Toasting Bread 8

Muesli Toasting Bread

Some bread is just meant to be toasted. Like this chunky fruit and nut Muesli Toasting Bread. When the thick biscotti shaped slices hit the hot coils the nuts begin to toast and turn fragrant, the bits of fruit…

My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion. Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit's in season.

Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart

My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion.  Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit’s in season. *I’m teaming up with So Delicious® today ~ thank you for supporting me and…

Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Blood Orange Crumble Bars

I’m squeezing every last delicious drop out of blood orange season with these Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~  the sweet tart filling is layered into a buttery shortbread crumble dough and what comes out of the oven is nothing…

Blood Orange Jem ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Blood Orange Jam Recipe

Blood Orange Jam ~ this easy jam has a bright delicate flavor with berry overtones, and a glorious color ~ with none of the bitterness of marmalade.  I’ve added vanilla bean to make it even more alluring…breakfast never had…

Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream

Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream ~ be forewarned ~ the aroma of these amazing latkes sizzling on the stove will draw crowds! The classic latke, or potato pancake, goes back centuries in Jewish and European food history,…

Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake is bursting with citrus flavor and crunchy poppy seeds ~ and just when you thought winter had nothing fresh to offer! Tangerines are in season, keep an eye out for these juiciest of citrus…

Fresh Cranberry Scones with white chocolate chips and a vanilla bean glaze ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Fresh Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

Chilly morning?  Cozy up with these Fresh Cranberry Scones ~ they’re moist and flaky, loaded with lots of tart cranberries, and a touch of white chocolate ~ all topped with a vanilla bean glaze.…

Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones

Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones ~ this cross between a scone and a zucchini muffin is just heaven with your morning cup of coffee.  I love to refrigerate the unbaked scones overnight and bake them off in the am…

Baked Breakfast Apples ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Baked Breakfast Apples

Juicy Baked Breakfast Apples are stuffed with oatmeal, topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt for the coziest breakfast around! Save the recipe! I love it when a healthy breakfast feels…

Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter from theviewfromgreatisland.com

Cranberry Apple Butter

This healthy, no-sugar Cranberry Apple Butter is a pure, gorgeous fruit spread that perks up toast, biscuits, muffins, and scones — you can even mix it into yogurt, or bake with it.   Even better, you make it right…

Back To School Breakfast Cookies ~ these cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Back to School Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies are chocked full of fruits, nuts, seeds and oats.  There’s a little bit of sugar in there too, just for energy, of course…and yes, those are dark chocolate chips…what’s your point? I admit the concept of a…

Melon Breakfast Bowls

Melon Breakfast Bowls are colorful, healthy, and fun — you simply can’t have a bad day when you start it with creamy yogurt piled in half a melon and topped with more fruit…go ahead, eat your bowl, it’s good…

Vegan Breakfast Bowls are healthy, beautiful, and full of protein, what a great way to kick start the day! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Vegan Breakfast Bowls

These protein rich Vegan Breakfast Bowls are the answer to the breakfast blahs…if you’re been there and done that with green smoothies and can’t face another piece of toast, one of these powerhouse bowls will jump start your engine,…

Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche

My Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche might just be the perfect recipe — easy to prep, it goes from breakfast to brunch, to lunch, to dinner without blinking an eye.  Hot, cold, room temp, or reheated, it’s always delicious…food…

A super easy Vegan Blender Muffin recipe

Gluten Free Vegan Blender Muffins

Break open one of these tender Gluten Free Vegan Blender Muffins hot out of the oven and you’d never guess they contain no flour, oil, or dairy products! This idea of super quick, super healthy muffins made right in…

Espresso Sugar Shortbread is the perfect coffee break recipe --- it's guaranteed to perk you up! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Espresso Sugar Shortbread with Toasted Hazelnuts

Espresso Sugar Shortbread with Toasted Hazelnuts is hands down my new favorite coffee break snack — if your energy is flagging, this is guaranteed to pick you up! I created a special flavored sugar for this recipe,  just like…

How to Make an Instagram Worthy Breakfast Bowl that's a beautiful and smart way to start the day

How to Make an Instagram Worthy Breakfast Bowl

You’ve seen them in your feed, now it’s time to make one for yourself, I’ll show you how to make an Instagram worthy breakfast bowl that’s gorgeous and good for you… Breakfast bowls aren’t just pretty, they’re a really…

Bourbon Banana Butter

Bourbon Banana Butter

Bourbon Banana Butter, it’s the stuff of your wildest B&B fantasies — silky, rich, and a little bit decadent — let’s just say mornings are about to get a whole lot more interesting. This is my favorite kind of…

Bourbon Banana Bread | The View from Great Island

Bourbon Banana Bread

Plain old banana bread gets a makeover and, va-va-voom, Bourbon Banana Bread is in the house —  extra moist and definitely decadent, but still welcome at the breakfast table. It’s funny how some recipes come about.  It was a…

Healthy Date Nut Overnight Oats made with steel cut oats

Date Nut Overnight Oats

Date Nut Overnight Oats is the best way to jump start a frosty morning — the oats soak to the perfect creamy texture while you sleep, and chopped dates, walnuts, and brown sugar add just the right amount of…

Easy no-pectin Clementine Jam

Clementine Jam

Clementine Jam has a unique, brilliantly fresh flavor that plays well with all kinds of toast, croissants, scones, and biscuits.  It’s not a marmalade because there’s no bitter peel involved, it’s a thick no-pectin jam bursting with sunny citrus…

Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars

Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars

Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars are an unbeatable combination of buttery walnut shortbread and tart cranberry curd! I don’t know what I’m more excited about today, these Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars themselves, or the tangy homemade cranberry curd tucked inside. …

Fresh, bright, and creamy cranberry curd

Microwave Cranberry Curd

A quick and easy method for making a thick tangy microwave cranberry curd — can you say Christmas morning? Anything that gets me from the craving stage to the eating stage as quickly as possible is a hero in…

Healthy Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal with Whiskey Butter

Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Whiskey Butter

I feel like I should put out a donation can with this Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Whiskey Butter. After all, I’m about to make your mornings a whole lot better. This is officially my new favorite way to…

Golden pumpkin butter made easy in the crockpot

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

Fruit butters (yes, pumpkin is technically a fruit) are the luxurious cousins of jams and jellies, and they’re even easier to make.  For a butter, fruit is first cooked, then pureed, and then cooked down further to a paste…

healthy 7 grain pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

7 Grain Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

7-Grain Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins ~ these amazing muffins are light and fluffy but pack a powerful nutritional punch! Hi everybody!  I’m staking my reputation on today’s recipe — I made some turbo-boosted 7 Grain Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins…

Easy and elegant Baked Eggs in ouff pastry

Tomato and Egg Puff Pastry Tarts

Tomato and Egg Puff Pastry Tarts are a wonderfully elegant breakfast that only looks hard to put together! I’ve got a miniseries running on the blog of these little baked egg pastries.  I love them.  They’re versatile and so…

Tall and luxurious golden yellow Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Crumb Cake is a classic coffee cake enriched with pumpkin and spice, you need this in your life! Wow, I sensed from the aroma coming out of my oven that I was in for a treat with this…

Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread

This quick and easy Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread is grain, sugar, and dairy free.  It’s also amazingly versatile, and fabulous toasted! This paleo fruit and nut bread is an amazingly nutrient rich food, made with a base of…

Moist pumpkin bread with a sweet maple glaze

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Bread

There should never be any need to stand in line for pumpkin bread.  You can make a glorious one at home with a whisk and a single bowl that will keep moist and delicious on the counter for days. …

mason jar smoothie bowl

Kid Friendly Smoothie Bowls

Hi everybody — I’m posting today from Super Healthy Kids and I hope you’ll head over and join me there.  I’m making kid-friendly breakfast bowls without the exotic ingredients that can sometimes scare picky eaters (of all ages!) away.  …

The perfect late summer dessert - juicy white peaches baked in a buttery shortbread crumble crust

White Peach Bars

White Peach Bars ~ these are thing things summer dreams are made of, with delicate and juicy white peaches baked up in a butter golden shortbread crumble crust ! Apparently, farmers used to throw white peaches in the trash,…

5-Minute Breakfast Crisp made in the microwave

5 Minute Stone Fruit Breakfast Crisp

5 Minute Stone Fruit Breakfast Crisp ~ a luscious fresh fruit crisp made especially for breakfast with healthy oats, nuts, and almond flour ~ it’s naturally gluten free, and sooooo delicious! Sunset colors like peach, apricot, and plum have…

beautiful breakfast smoothie bowl

How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl ~ everything you need to know to put together a beautiful and healthy breakfast! You’ve heard about them, you’ve probably seen them, but have you tried making a breakfast smoothie bowl for…

Fresh fruit frozen into colorful yogurt bars

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Bars

These Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Bars are fun to make, and pretty, too. They make a nice healthy treat for kids of any age. I make a simple granola for the bottom layer, and then collect lots of leftover…

banana walnut scones with browned butter glaze

Banana Walnut Scones with Browned Butter Icing

Moist and tender Banana Walnut Scones with Browned Butter Icing might just be the most comforting breakfast on the planet! I know, you don’t have to tell me, I posted two scone recipes this week.  But it makes total…

glazed strawberry shortcake scone

Strawberry Shortcake Scones

Strawberry Shortcake Scones are the ultimate breakfast treat, with tons of juicy fresh strawberries tucked inside a flaky tender pastry. Our air conditioning was blasting yesterday, and today we’re cranking the heat.  I love the crazy bipolar weather in…

healthy breakfast smoothie bowl

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast smoothie bowls are all the rage right now, and I will say they make a lot of sense.  Normally I’m not a smoothie for breakfast type, I’m just not into drinking my meals… but this is an idea…

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I dare you to name a more beloved ‘oldie’ than Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.  But wow, it’s been ages since I’ve made muffins,  I know because it took me forever to even locate my muffin tin.  Too many new…

raspberry coconut squares

Fresh Raspberry Coconut Bars

These Fresh Raspberry Coconut Bars are ooey, gooey, and delicious!  Imagine your favorite coconut bar brightened up with juicy fresh raspberries ~ yum! I picked up a package of raspberries on a whim the other day…it’s really hard to…

New York Style Crumb Cake

Cardamom Crumb Cake

I grew up in a suburb just outside New York City, and I have a pretty good dose of German heritage on my dad’s side.  If you put those two things together in a hat and shake them up…

Super creamy overnight oatmeal, in the crock pot!

Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal with Almond Butter and Honey

Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal with Almond Butter and Honey makes it possible to have a wonderfully healthy hearty breakfast without standing over the stove in your pjs! I’m essentially a very lazy cook.  I’m always looking for shortcuts, and…

The best gingerbread ever!

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread ~ skip the trip to the pricey coffee shop and make your own moist and perfectly spiced frosted gingerbread. I got a sudden craving for Starbucks Gingerbread the other day, but I was way too busy…

Maui Island Granola with Macadamia Milk

This recipe for Maui Island Granola with Macadamia Milk was given to me years ago by a friend who brought it back from Maui. It was served every morning with breakfast at the tiny inn on the east coast…

Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Walnuts

Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Walnuts

I’m lobbying for year round status for my favorite versatile ingredient…pumpkin is one of my most treasured foodie joys, and I hate to see it treated like a fall fad.  Why should banana, zucchini and carrot be welcome in…

Oatmeal Brulee

Oatmeal Brûlée

Oatmeal Brûlée ~ please don’t faint —it might seem like a crazy luxury but it’s no less healthy than regular oatmeal.  That’s because I didn’t add any sugar to the pot, and what gets sprinkled on top and caramelized…

Pumpkin Cream Scones

Pumpkin Cream Scones

Pumpkin Cream Scones are soft, tender pastries that are so much better than the ones you get at your favorite coffee store! I hear from people all the time who tell me they don’t like scones.  I think it’s…

Better than tarbuck's Cranberry Bliss Bread 4

Better than Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bread

This Better Than Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bread has all the bells and whistles of the original bars, but in an irresistible pound cake form.  Skip the coffee shop and stay home and bake! I delight in everything about this…

Breakfast Macaroni and Cheese

Breakfast Mac & Cheese

Breakfast Mac & Cheese is a delicious mashup of cheesy macaroni and your morning bacon and eggs… This is one of those dishes where looking at it through the lens just wasn’t cutting it for me, I needed to…

Irish Apple Cale

Irish Apple Cake

This is an authentic old fashioned Irish apple cake, the kind that would be made throughout the apple harvest season all over Ireland, where every farmhouse has its own prized version of the recipe.  The heat wave in California…

Minimal Monday: Overnight Chia Yogurt

So what are chia seeds, and why should you care about them?  Don’t feel bad if you haven’t tried them yet.  I’m only just getting around to it myself.  Chia are the little black seeds of a plant that…

chunky Fruit and Nut Quick Bread 8

Chunky Fruit and Nut Quick Bread

Chunky Fruit and Nut Quick Bread is packed full of healthy fruits and nuts ~ the smell of a couple of slices of this bread in the toaster will get anyone out of bed in a hurry! This is…

Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

One-Bowl Maple Glazed Buttermilk Doughnuts

One-Bowl Maple Glazed Buttermilk Doughnuts ~ the best invention since sliced bread!  These super easy baked doughnuts are so much healthier than traditional deep fried, too, so go ahead, indulge! A maple glazed buttermilk doughnut on an early fall…

Almond Poppy Seed French Toast 3

Almond Poppy Seed French Toast

Almonds lovers listen up ~ my Almond Poppy Seed French Toast is a super delicious twist on the classic breakfast treat ~ made with brioche bread and buttermilk in the batter, this is a winner! I’m so happy it’s…

Pumpkin Toaster Waffles

How to Make and Freeze (Pumpkin) Toaster Waffles

Toaster waffles aren’t just for kids, especially when they are as thick and full of pumpkin and fall spices as these are.  They’re versatile and so user friendly… one of the very few breakfast items that can be made…