Grandaddy’s Oat Bran Muffins

I have learned countless things from my dad. How to “box out” in basketball comes to the top of my mind. Other life lessons include always making sure my spatula is clean when flipping pancakes, leaving a campsite better than I found it, peanut butter both sides of bread when making a sandwich, and, my…

Peanut and Almond Powders, Are You Using Them Yet?

Flashback to 2017: the powers that be (the American Academy of Pediatrics) had completely flipped the allergen guidelines on their head. For those of you not in the world of tiny people or nutrition at the time, you may not have realized. Essentially (and I am heavily paraphrasing here) the guidelines went from waiting until…

Nut-Free Cinnamon Quinoa Granola

Store-bought granola is delicious, and sometimes I want one that has a little less sugar. I love this granola, because it is not over the top sweet and it clumps together nicely (thanks to the egg white). It is much less expensive than store bought, and lasts forever. The best part about this recipe is…

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

If you are not a breakfast cookie convert, prepare to be. These carrot cake breakfast cookies are a great way to shake up the never ending cycle of oatmeal at our house. Eloise is on a peanut butter oatmeal kick lately. I like to keep changing things up when I can, so that there aren’t…

Cooking with Toddlers: Yogurt Edition

I have a confession. I do not like yogurt. I know, at this day and age we are all supposed to be working on our “gut health” and doing all the probiotic things, right? Yogurt, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, etc. We always had the little tubs of individually packaged yogurt with flavors that gave their best…

Gluten Free Confetti Waffles

My little girl turned 3 today. We had a narwhal-themed party over the weekend with extended family and a few friends. If you have not read the Narwhal and Jelly series by Ben Clanton, I highly recommend those books.  They are sweet and funny, and they always have a good message about friendship and being…

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Recently, I went through a period of hyper-organization when it comes to food. Only later did I realize this was nesting, and it may not last. These freezer breakfast sandwiches were a product of my extreme productivity during my second trimester. My husband joined a gym near work, and started swimming before work. With his…

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies

How would you feel about something that feels like a treat with your morning coffee, keep the kiddos happy, and keeps everyone full until lunch time? I dare say, these cookies fit that bill. Breakfast cookies were a revelation to me as a parent. Sometimes, you need something quick to eat, portable, delicious, and something…

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

There’s something so comforting about a warm bowl of oatmeal on a cool morning. I did not grow up eating oatmeal. In fact, the only time we ever had oatmeal in the our house was on Christmas morning. My dad would make a biiig pot of salted oatmeal because that’s what his grandmother always did….

Budget Smoothies

Smoothies may seem like a luxurious breakfast, especially when smoothie joints charge you $5+ for a serving. However, at home, they can be a cheap, easy way to nourish yourself in the morning or as an afternoon snack.   One of my favorite aspects of regularly doing smoothies is that it can be an excellent…

Hash Brown Waffles

Phew! We made it to Monday. These are not words you will hear me say often, but this weekend was a doozy. Over the past two years, we have been repairing our home after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey. It has been a LONG process. Because we are not even in a flood plane, much…

Gluten Free Dairy Free Sausage Gravy

We have had a wild few weeks at the True Coffman household! We traveled the very tip of Maine with a mostly potty trained toddler to visit family before the new baby comes. We have been working on getting the last few house projects finished that we’ve been putting off since our post Harvey flood…