Whole Wheat Everything Bagels with Peppered Cream Cheese

Hi friends!

Fun fact about me; One of my all-time favourite breakfasts is a warm toasted bagel, that has been buttered and smeared with a good dollop of tangy cream cheese. It might sound like the simplest breakfast ever, but there is just something about a good bagel with cream cheese that I can never seem to get enough of. But does a girl ever really need a good reason for why she loves bread or cheese? I think not.

Now while homemade bagels have become something of a regular occurrence around my house, I have to admit that the first time I made bagels I was completely freaked out. The very idea itself was so foreign and daunting to me, that I actually avoided trying it for years.

When I finally got up the courage to try, I had no idea what I was doing, and I thought I was in for a technical battle royal, that would almost definitely end in failure. However, once I actually started making the bagels I realized that not only are they really easy to make, but they are also be so much fun!

I developed the recipe for these bagels as part of my monthly contribution to an awesome website called Tastes of Lizzy T , so head on over to her website via the link here to get the full post and recipe!

Happy baking!

-KP xoxo

Maple Banana Walnut Loaf

Where are all my banana bread lovers at!?

Random fun fact; I edit the Banana Bread feed over on thefeedfeed website. It’s pretty much one of my favourite things ever, because I LOVE banana bread. It’s kind of like one of those things that no matter how much I eat of it – I can never get sick of it.

I am always on the look out on Instagram for new and delicious banana bread recipes that I can add to the feed each month when I add my updates. Why am I telling you this? Well, because I just finished updating the feed the other day & banana bread has pretty much been the one and only thing on my mind ever since. Also, if you are a banana bread lover – much like myself – I think you would seriously enjoy the eye candy that this feed has to offer & you can check the feed out here 

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Pretzels Two Ways

Did someone say homemade soft pretzels…??? Yup – brace yourselves because this is happening people.

So I know the idea of homemade soft pretzels probably sounds incredibly time consuming, difficult and all around like something you don’t want to make at home – but trust me when I say this; Making homemade pretzels is actually super easy & totally worth the effort of making them at home!

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Cinnamon Raisin and Walnut Molasses Oat Bread

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Happy almost Friday all of you lovely people!

It’s currently six AM and I’m wide awake beaming with happiness because last night Food52 re-grammed my Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies & I could not be more excited. I know it’s a silly thing to be so dang excited about but I honestly could not be more grateful and overjoyed.

So instead of just laying around doing nothing and waiting for the day to start I thought I would make use of this time and catch up on a recipe post that I have been meaning to share with you guys. You are all so patient with me when it comes to recipes and I really want you to know how much I appreciate that.

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Maple Bourbon Glazed Pumpkin Toffee Loaf

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Every year around this time I get a hankering for a good slice of Pumpkin Spice Loaf. Well, if I’m being totally honest, I get more than just “a” hankering; it’s more like a handful of hankerings – or you know two handfulls of hankerings… Okay fine I basically crave pumpkin loaf all day, everyday for the entire duration of the fall season…

It’s okay – I’m not embarrassed to admit it, because I know I am in the company of fellow pumpkin spice loaf lovers… right? I thought so. I mean, why else would you be here today if not for the promise of delicious baked goods right?

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Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns with Maple Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

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I’m just going to take a moment here and say that if you don’t like pumpkin spice – you are probably not going to like me anymore, because it’s about to get reallllly pumpkin spicy on the blog over the next few weeks.

I’m just going to come right out and say it…. I’m a pumpkin spice addict. Seriously, all jokes aside I am actually addicted – Like when Starbucks brings the pumpkin spice latte back every September I can’t even begin to explain to you how much happiness brews in my soul… all because of a latte with some pumpkin spice. I’m not ashamed of it. 😀

And to tell you the truth, I will pretty much stop at nothing to put a pumpkin spice twist on all the baked goodies I can think of. Case in point; These Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns…. yep. This definitely happened, and it was a joyous occasion. And as if the Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns weren’t enough on their own… I topped em’ off with Maple Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting – which is nothing short of a mouthful, but also nothing short of just downright amazing.

I shared this recipe over on the Tastes of Lizzy T website & I cannot wait for you guys to try them out! So check out the post here & bake up some pumpkin spice happiness!

Happy Baking lovelies <3 <3 <3

KP xoxo

S’mores Buns

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Happy weekend peeps!

Okay so I know it’s been a long time coming for this recipe; but I really wanted to wait until the weekend to post this one. I always like to do epic breakfast posts on the weekend because I feel like this is when we all get a little bit inspired to bake things like homemade breads and buns, am I right? Because let’s be real – Who has time to deal with time consuming things like yeast during on a weekday morning?

That’s the beauty of weekends for me; I get to play in the kitchen. Admittedly I sometimes get a little carried away and end up baking enough to feed about 4 families for a week, but who’s really going to complain about having some extra baked goodies around the house? I know I sure ain’t. And then there are the times when I get a little carried away with my weekend breakfast baking adventures, and I proceed to bake up deliciousness that barely even qualifies as breakfast in any other way except for its name.

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Skillet Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting

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I have one question for you today – is there anything better than homemade cinnamon buns? Honestly, I haven’t made a batch of cinnamon buns in a long time, {pure craziness I know}, but his past Saturday I had such a craving for them, I had absolutely no choice but to make a fresh batch.

Now I have always had a little bit of a thing for cinnamon buns – and by a little thing I mean I’m basically addicted to them {you can read all about my cinnamon bun addiction in my previous post for Dark Chocolate Espresso Cinnamon Buns}.

However; I guess because it had been so long since I had actually made & eaten a batch of classic cinnamon buns, I forgot just how incredibly special they are, and I just can’t help but think that they really are the best thing to bake for a weekend breakfast in all of the land.

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cinnamon Buns

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As a kid I kind of had a thing for cinnamon buns… and when I tell you that I had “a thing” for cinnamon buns, that’s basically just a nice way for me to say that I was something of a crazed cinnamon bun addicted child; a lover of soft fluffy yeast dough; a fiend for things smothered in cream cheese frosting! You get the gist… I was hopelessly devoted to the cinnamon bun stuff.

My mum would take me to the store to pick up groceries – and by groceries I mean ingredients like broccoli and wheat bran; Healthy foods that didn’t include things like store bought cinnamon buns. But it was okay, because I would strategically join her on these field trips to the grocery store for this very reason – to convince her that cinnamon buns were a necessary addition to our weekly grocery haul.

Upon entry into the store, I would separate from my mother {who was probably headed for the aisle with said wheat bran} and I would make a B-line straight for the bakery department –  I knew she would have no choice but to follow me. I was still a child after all, and as such I was not to be left to wander in the supermarket aisles unattended.

I may have been a crazed cinnamon bun addict, but I knew how the world worked…

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