Breakfast and Brunch

Craving a bakery-style breakfast or brunch, but don’t think you have the time or money? Turns out, an affordable and delicious kick-start to your day may be more attainable than you think. Check out these simple and affordable recipes to enjoy all week long.

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Photographed by Savannah Hill and Alexis Manes


1 cup oats

1/2 cup flakseed

2/3 cup peanut butter

2 tbsp honey

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup coconut flakes



Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Once texture is stiff, roll pieces into a ball that will fit into the palm of your hand. Refrigerate leftovers for up to one week or freeze to make them last longer.

Croissant Blueberry Puff

Photographed by Savannah Hill and Alexis Manes


3 large croissants

1 cup of fresh blueberries

8 oz. of cream cheese (softened)

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup almond milk



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place croissant pieces and blueberries in a 9-inch square pan. Beat cream cheese, eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl until well blended. Gradually add milk, then pour mixture over croissants and blueberries. Let stand for 20 minutes. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with sprinkled powdered sugar.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Photographed by Savannah Hill and Alexis Manes


2-3 very ripe bananas, peeled

1/3 cup of melted butter

Pinch of salt

3/4 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 4×8-inch loaf pan. Mash bananas with a fork and mix in butter until smooth. Add baking soda, salt, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Mix in flour. Pour batter into pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.


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