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Breakfast For Dinner

Posted on 02 April 2012 by noelskitchen

There just seems to be something about having breakfast for dinner that our family always seems to enjoy. The kids love it, and those Quick Handy Breakfast Recipes do make a quick filling dinner after a long day at the office.

Breakfast ingredients are always on hand in our pantry and they are completely easy to whip up. Usually I whip up some scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, some type of cooked potatoes, toast or biscuits and some fresh orange juice. On the weekends, if we really want a variety, I’ll add in some baked goods like a batch of pancakes, scones, waffles or muffins. Buttered toast or English muffins serve us just as well too.

Some Baked Goods To Try:

Breakfast Quick Side Choices:

Don’t forget to include potatoes! Whether it’s hash browns, tator tots, potato oven fries or even try a  stuffed potato for breakfast. It seems we can never make too many potatoes. :)

What’s your favorite breakfast for dinner?

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Tags: Applesauce, Breakfast, Muffins, Oatmeal

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

Posted on 19 March 2012 by noelskitchen

These moist and flavorful muffins are made with Homemade Applesauce and are a super addition to any day of the week.

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

Makes: 12 muffins


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup homemade applesauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease or paper line 12  muffin cups.
  3. Combine oats, flour, sugar, raisins, baking power, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Combine applesauce, oil, egg and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add all at once to oat mixture, stirring until just moistened. Divide evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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Breakfast Bars

Posted on 13 February 2012 by noelskitchen

This is an easy breakfast bar recipe that can be made ahead of time and our kids really enjoy.


Breakfast Bars

Makes: 2 to 3 dozen bars


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, eggs and molasses in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; adding to first mixture and stir well to mix.
  4. Stir in oatmeal, walnuts (optional), raisins or cranberries and chocolate pieces.
  5. Spoon into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until done.
  6. Cut into bars.


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Apple Crumb Top Baked Oatmeal

Posted on 05 February 2012 by noelskitchen

It’s like having Apple Pie Cookie for breakfast.



Serves: 6-8


  • 3 cups Quaker quick oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced


  1. Mix all ingredients together and stir well. Spread in a greased 9×13  baking pan.
  2. Top with Crumb Top Topping (recipe below).
  3. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. If you like it a little crunchy on top cook for a few minutes longer.

Crumb Top Topping


  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Quaker quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Mix ingredients together. Sprinkle evenly over oatmeal. Bake as directed above.

Like this recipe? Here are some more you might like to jump start your family’s day:

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Quick Handy Breakfast: Homemade Oatmeal Packets

Posted on 18 October 2011 by noelskitchen

I’ve been  making my own Freezer Baking Mixes and Dinner Mixes (still working on those) for a while and have come to the conclusion that it is so much easier and frugal for my family to make my own. Yes, I know box mixes are more convienent for some, however you’ll be much happier making your own. You can make packets significantly cheaper and far tastier over the long run. I was able to purchase snack size zip-loc bags at the $1 store that hold the perfect individual serving size.

My family loves oatmeal. It’s on my weekly menu for breakfast quite often. It’s a very healthy way to get your body running for the day, plus it’s very good for you.

Homemade Oatmeal Packets~The Simple Recipe

 Each snack bag includes:

1/4 cup instant oatmeal
1 Tablespoon dry milk powder(can also use non-dairy creamer)
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon raisins or dried cranberries
1 teaspoon nuts (optional)

When ready to make: Add 1/4 cup water or a little less depending on how creamy or think you like your oatmeal.

It’s the perfect way to start a busy school morning or when you’re in a hurry and need a quick handy breakfast.

Optional Ingredients: Dried fruit like apples, bananas, pears, peaches, strawberries or blueberries. Dry soy or rice milk can be used in place of regular dried milk or creamer.

Storage Tip: I’ve been storing my extra packets in the freezer with no problems. Each box of snack bags includes 25 baggies.

Money Saving Tip: Don’t throw away snack baggies. You can reuse them to make more.

These are some of our favorite ways to eat oatmeal. What are some of yours?

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