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Top 10 Favorite Skinny Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

I’m really not a complicated person, in fact for Mother’s Day, all I really want is
to relax at home with my kids and my husband (and maybe some breakfast in
bed or even just a cup of coffee).

But I like to give my
Mom the day off, so I usually host a very casual brunch with my parents
and family. Everyone brings something and it’s usually a fun, relaxed afternoon. If this sounds like something you do with your family, I though I would share some of my
favorite Skinny Brunch recipes.

For starters, I wouldn’t mind waking up to the smell of Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes[1] (hint hint if my husband is reading this) as pictured above. They are light and fluffy with chocolate chips in every bite.

When it comes to muffins, these Insanely Good Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins[2] are one of my favorites (and healthy too), made with antioxidant rich blueberries and good for your heart oatmeal.

I’m such a sucker for scones, especially when they involve chocolate like these Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones[3] which everyone loves, perfect with a cup of tea.

Baked oatmeal is usually my go-to breakfast for brunch because I can make it the day before, then heat it up. This Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas[4] is my favorite (it’s like dessert for breakfast)!

If you are feeding a crowd, I love making Bananas Fosters Overnight French Toast[5] (omyword!) because you do most of the work the night before….

This Applesauce Nut Bread[6] with cinnamon and spice is so moist and delicious, with small bits of fresh apples and walnuts in every bite and can also be made a day in advance.

For something a little more savory, I love this Swiss Chard Frittata[7] made with caramelized onions and dark leafy greens.

Or these Baked Eggs with Wilted Spinach[8]

Easy Crust-less Spinach Feta Pie[9] is also a favorite for brunch, I could eat this every day!

And for something a little sweeter, if you are looking for a dessert, I just love these Skinny Hummingbird Cupcakes…[10]

What are your plans for Mother’s Day?

References

  1. ^ Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Insanely Good Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Bananas Fosters Overnight French Toast (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ Applesauce Nut Bread (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  7. ^ Swiss Chard Frittata (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  8. ^ Baked Eggs with Wilted Spinach (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  9. ^ Easy Crust-less Spinach Feta Pie (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  10. ^ Skinny Hummingbird Cupcakes… (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – The Least Scary Halloween Treat, Ever!

When I was asked to join some of my fellow foodies on
YouTube, to produce a video for a special seasonal playlist called “Halloween Sweet Treats,” I sat down and considered all the scary sweets
recipes in my repertoire. After several minutes of deep thought, I realized I
had nothing.


Not to sound like a curmudgeon, but sticking broken pretzels
into a marshmallow and calling it a “scary spider,” just isn’t my thing. So,
instead of trying to figure out how to make a chocolate truffle look like a
bleeding eyeball, I made a batch of pumpkin cinnamon rolls. They may not be
scary (what’s the opposite of scary?), but they are seasonal, and incredibly
delicious.

I used to joke that when Halloween/Thanksgiving time rolls
around, the only thing a chef has to do to make a recipe seasonal is to add
some pumpkin to it. Chili with a spoon of pumpkin stirred in? Halloween
chili! Dinner rolls with a spoon of pumpkin kneaded into the dough?
Thanksgiving dinner rolls!


Well, that’s exactly what I did here, and while it may be
formulaic, it also produced the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever tasted. One key
is a nice soft, sticky dough. Be sure to only add enough flour so that the
dough just barely pulls away from the side of the bowl as it kneads.

You can certainly embellish by adding some chopped walnuts
or pecans to the cinnamon-sugar layer, but since I decided to garnish with
pumpkin seeds, I went sans nuts. Anyway,
despite not being very horrifying, these really would make a special treat at
any Halloween party. I hope you give these a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 16 Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls:
(I used a deep 13 x 9 baking dish)

For the dough:

1 package of dry yeast
1/4 cup very warm water (about 100-105 degrees F.)
1/2 tsp white sugar
1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/4 cup heavy cream (can sub milk, but cream is better)
1 tsp fine salt
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 tsp allspice)
1 large egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 1/4 cups all purpose flour (divided), or as needed 
 (add enough flour
to mixer so that dough just barely pulls away from sides, and a very soft,
slightly sticky dough is formed)
*knead for at least 6-7 minutes

For the filling:
5 tbsp melted butter, brushed on rolled dough
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
2 tbsp ground cinnamon

*For the glaze:
1/4 cup room temperature cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk, or as needed
1/4 tsp vanilla extract, optional
*adjust glaze by adding more powdered sugar or milk to
achieve desired consistency
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds to garnish

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