Whole Grains

Irresistible Whole Grain Apple Cake

posted by Andrea | 10/15/2019 | 11 comments

If you need a new apple recipe to try this Fall, give my 100% whole grain apple cake a try!

The oat + pecan topping really adds a nice crunch and the cinnamon yogurt whipped cream has just the right amount of “tang” to perfectly finish off this dish. It’s also a great dish for the kids to help with!

Homemade Croutons

posted by Andrea | 07/23/2019 | 7 comments

Homemade croutons are one of those things that SOUNDS really intimidating… until you actually make them and realize they are SOOOOOOO ridiculously simple to make.

If you’re looking for a way to use up stale bread, homemade croutons are a really yummy option!

My 100% Whole Grain Dough Recipe + Printable!

posted by Andrea | 06/14/2019 | 35 comments

After months of experimenting, tweaking, testing, baking, and eating SO MUCH whole grain bread, I’m FINALLY ready to share my recipe on the blog!

I’ve successfully made this exact recipe week after week for several months now… and my family gives it 2 thumbs up! I’ve also created a FREE printable recipe (with or without photos) that you may save, download, or print — consider it my birthday gift to you!!!

Our Updated Pantry + How I Store Our Bulk Food

posted by Andrea | 05/23/2019 | 21 comments

Over the past 18 months, my cooking style has drastically changed and as a result, we’re buying most of our pantry staples in bulk.

I feel like I finally have a really good storage solution for all our bulk pantry staples — which is what I’m sharing today, complete with my first-ever chalkboard label project!

15 Non-Yeast Bread Ways We Eat Whole Grains Every Day

posted by Andrea | 05/9/2019 | 11 comments

When it comes to eating whole grains, the first thing almost anyone (myself included) thinks of is… yeast breads! However, yeast breads are often fairly time-consuming for the average home cook with 832 other things to do each day. 

If you aren’t big on the idea of baking your own breads but still desire to incorporate more whole grains in your diet each day, you will LOVE my list of 15 non-yeast bread ways our family eats whole grains EVERY day!

How to Substitute Whole Grain Flour in Almost Any Recipe

posted by Andrea | 04/25/2019 | 11 comments

For the last 5+ months, I’ve been cooking, baking, and eating whole grains every single day. 

I won’t bore you with too many details… but I WILL share a super simple way to substitute whole grain flour for all purpose in almost any of your favorite recipes — giving you more fiber and more nutrients with very little hassle or extra effort on your part! 

Whole Grain Banana Bread

posted by Andrea | 04/17/2019 | 22 comments

As I’ve been integrating more whole grains into our daily diet, I’ve started the process of “making over” MANY of my favorite recipes. 

This banana bread recipe was the very first quick bread / muffin recipe I made over — and after pulling several successful loaves of 100% whole grain banana bread from my oven these past few months, I believe I’m FINALLY ready to share my recipe on the blog! 

Monster Cookies

posted by Andrea | 04/4/2019 | 30 comments

Our family loves almost any type of cookie, but Monster Cookies are our all-time favorites — probably because they combine all our favorite things into one cookie (chocolate chips, M&M’s, peanut butter, and oatmeal!)

This recipe makes 12 dozen LARGE cookies — it’s a biggie, one might even say it’s a “monstrous batch” of cookies! 🙂

Hearty Whole Grain Oat Pancakes

posted by Andrea | 03/27/2019 | 19 comments

Pancakes were the very first food I made Dave, the morning after our wedding — they have been a favorite food of ours ever since.

I’ve “healthified” my pancake recipes quite a bit over the last several years; most recently with the addition of freshly ground grains! Today, I’m sharing our family’s top favorite — whole grain oat pancakes (and no, you don’t need to grind your own grain to make them!) 

Overnight French Toast Casserole

posted by Andrea | 03/6/2019 | 19 comments

My year-long bread-baking journey has had a rocky start so far — resulting in lots of stale, hard, dense, bread. However, I will not waste those ingredients (or my time). Instead, I make lots of yummy whole grain french toast casseroles!

If you’re looking for a great way to use up stale bread, buns, or rolls, try this recipe!! 

Beef and Barley Stew With a Kick!

posted by Andrea | 02/27/2019 | 7 comments

Beef and Barley is such a classic soup recipe, I’m surprised I haven’t shared it on my blog before.

It’s one of our favorite soups/stews — perfect for cold weather (especially with the extra “heat” from the spices!)

Cheesy Sausage and Quinoa Balls

posted by Andrea | 02/14/2019 | 18 comments

In an attempt to use up some leftover cooked quinoa we had in the fridge, I combined ground sausage and the cooked quinoa together… and added a little cheese (because who doesn’t love cheese!) 

The results were FANTASTIC! 

Homemade Oatmeal: An Easy Way to Eat Whole Grains

posted by Andrea | 01/31/2019 | 46 comments

This “recipe” is so ridiculously simple… however, since my goal is to cook, bake, and consume whole grains every day this year, I couldn’t resist the chance to share one of the easiest ways I’ve found to eat more whole grains!

If you’re looking for a super simple, super frugal, hearty whole-grain breakfast, try your hand at homemade oatmeal.

My 2019 Healthier Habit: Cooking, Grinding, and Baking With Whole Grains!

posted by Andrea | 01/14/2019 | 79 comments

For the past several years, I’ve chosen one or two smallish “Healthier Habits” to incorporate into my life and my family’s life — they’ve all stuck because I took my time to implement them and didn’t try to change everything at once.

Today I’m sharing more about my “healthier habit” for 2019 — cooking, grinding, and baking with whole grains!