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March 2018

Breakfast/Brunch Desserts Recipes

Triple Chocolate Waffle with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese

Triple Chocolate Waffle with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese

Inspired by the original F-Factor Pancake/Waffle

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 4 pulverized GG Crackers  (1/3 cup pulverized GG crackers)
  • 2 tbsp Chocolate PB2
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites or 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 heaping tbsp Melanie’s Medleys Salted Caramel Cream Cheese (other flavors you could use are: Strawberry, Honey Pecan, Plain, Blueberry, Cinnamon Toast- just to name a few)
  • Choc Zero Chocolate Syrup and Caramel Syrup

Directions

  1. Add first four ingredients together into a bowl and mix together. Add egg whites, milk, and vanilla into bowl and mix all ingredients together.
  2. Fold in chocolate chips and mix well.
  3. Spray waffle maker with non-stick spray. Pour batter into the hot waffle maker. Close lid.
  4. Cook until waffle maker indicates waffle is done.
  5. Top waffle with scoop Melanie’s Medleys Salted Caramel Cream Cheese.
  6. Drizzle with Choc Zero Chocolate Syrup and Caramel Syrup, and top with fresh raspberries.

 

 

Disclosure: I received free samples of cream cheese from Melanie’s Medleys to create this recipe. Use code BROOKEZ18 on the Melanie’s Medleys website for $15 discount on your order.

Breakfast/Brunch Desserts Recipes

Two-Ingredient Granola Cookies

Two-Ingredient Granola Cookies

Yields 1 cookie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Julian Bakery ProGranola
  • 1 tbsp Fiber Syrup 

Optional ingredients

  • Chocolate chips
  • Raisins
  • Nuts

Directions

  1. Add 1/2 cup ProGranola and 1 tbsp of Fiber Syrup into food processor. Pulse several times until granola is coarse and syrup is thoroughly combined.
  2. If adding additional toppings, place into food processor and pulse a few more times to combine all of the ingredients.
  3. Remove mixture from food processor and set onto parchment paper.
  4. Using your hands, gently form mixture into a 2-3 inch round cookie. Mixture will be sticky, so take your time when forming the cookie.
  5. Let cookie harden up on the parchment paper at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Enjoy as a snack on its on or serve with greek yogurt and berries for breakfast!

If you are wanting to make multiple cookies, simply double, triple, quadruple, etc. recipe to make desired amount of cookies!

Italian Main Dishes

Baked Cavatappi with Ricotta

Baked Cavatappi with Ricotta

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 box Banza Cavatappi 
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese plus 1/2 cup for topping
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup of marinara sauce plus 1/2 cup for topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook cavatappi al dente. Set aside.
  3. Add ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, egg and Italian seasoning to a medium bowl. Combine all ingredients.
  4. Add cooked cavatappi to cheese mixture and mix well.
  5. Add marinara sauce to cheese and cavatappi and mix well.
  6. Spray a 1.3L baking dish with non-stick spray.
  7. Add cheese and cavatappi mixture to baking dish and spread evenly. Top with remaining sauce and then sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Broil on high for 2 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve.