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Apple Cherry Baked Oatmeal - BudgetBytes.com

Apple Cherry Baked Oatmeal

It’s been a long time since I’ve made baked oatmeal, but when I came down with a “summer cold” this weekend, the thought of a warm comforting baked oatmeal sounded perfect. And, to throw a new...

"Oatmeal Cookie" Baked Oatmeal - BudgetBytes.com

Oatmeal Cookie Baked Oatmeal

I get a lot of recipe requests and ideas from readers and, although I can’t try them all, I absolutely love hearing them. They’re so inspirational! Not too long ago, Sarah dropped me a...

This Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal is an indulgent-yet-healthy breakfast with rich chocolatey goodness and just a hint of sweetness. BudgetBytes.com

Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal

It’s been fooooorever since I’ve made baked oatmeal! Since last fall’s Sweet Potato Casserole version, I believe. Anyway, I’ve been craving that peanut butter and chocolate lately, so instead of making a full blown...

This Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is packed with good-for-you carrots, only a little sugar, and pops of sweetness from raisins and a cheesecake-inspired topping. BudgetBytes.com

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

I’ve tried making a Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal a few times in the past, but I’ve never gotten it quite right until today. It has been a long time in the making, so I’m...

Baked Oatmeal

Easy and Quick Homemade Baked Oatmeal

What is baked oatmeal and why is it different than regular old boiled oats? I had the exact same questions, my friends. Baked oatmeal is the thicker, almost custard-like cousin, to oatmeal. How can...

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal - BudgetBytes.com

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Since I finally had success with the last baked oatmeal, I decided to give it a shot with pumpkin. This recipe is a little different than my last baked oatmeal because I didn’t have any...

Choco Banana Baked Oatmeal

chocolate banana baked oatmeal

Do you have a hard time getting your kids/spouse/significan other out of bed in the morning? Just pop a batch of this in the oven and problem solved! About 20 minutes into baking this...

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

apple pie baked oatmeal

Seriously, who needs those autumn themed Glade plug-ins when you’ve got apple pie oatmeal baking in the oven? NO ONE. So this, the latest installment in my baked oatmeal series, is an absolute winner....

Lemon Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

lemon raspberry baked oatmeal

During the hot summer months all I ever want to eat is lemon raspberry slushies. There’s something about that sweet tart flavor that I find ultra refreshing. Lemon raspberry muffins are also pretty tasty,...

Sweet Potato Casserole Baked Oatmeal is a great way to have your favorite Thanksgiving side as a nutrient packed breakfast. BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Potato Casserole Baked Oatmeal

I freaking love sweet potatoes, so it was only natural for me to eventually make a Sweet Potato Casserole Baked Oatmeal. :) Sweet potatoes are fairly inexpensive because they’re very shelf stable, they’re packed with nutrients,...

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

gingerbread baked oatmeal

Ever since the magical experience of the pumpkin pie baked oatmeal, I’ve been experimenting with other flavors and varieties of baked oatmeal. I made this one last week and while it wasn’t quite as...

Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal

Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal

One of the reasons I love this time of year is that I can find fresh cranberries in the grocery store! Those tart little berries are so much fun to cook with. They have...

Banana Coconut Baked Oatmeal - BudgetBytes.com

Banana Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Good morning! After making a batch of my “Oatmeal Cookie” Baked Oatmeal last week, I was ready for more. I hadn’t made baked oatmeal in a while and had forgotten just how good it...

Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

After a long egg breakfast phase (fueled by this simple technique for soft boiled eggs), I’ve begun craving my old standby, baked oatmeal. I had the intention of making a carrot cake-esque baked oatmeal,...

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Will I ever get tired of baked oatmeal? Probably not. It’s easy, cheap, deceptively filling, and I can cook it one day and then eat it throughout the rest of the week. I love...

Cinnamon Date & Walnut Oatmeal

Cinnamon Date & Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Oh baked oatmeal, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… There’s Cranberry Apple, Banana Bread, Lemon Raspberry, Pumpkin Pie, and let us not forget Blueberry Banana. With each flavor I fall...

Funky Monkey Baked Oatmeal

Oh, this one is so much fun! (and delicious!) I really wanted to do some sort of peanut butter baked oatmeal, but I couldn’t figure out what to put with it… until I thought...

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

I was craving some oatmeal raisin cookies the other day when it hit me that pumpkin would probably taste pretty freaking good in an oatmeal cookie. So, I went to buy the ingredients. Then...

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Banana Bread Oatmeal

I’ve had this recipe up my sleeve for about a week and a half now, but just haven’t had time to post it… I’ve been enjoying this breakfast gem in secret all week! After...

Oatmeal Molasses Bread

oatmeal molasses bread

I’ve had a few people ask for an oatmeal molasses bread recipe so I thought I’d break this good ‘ol recipe out of my vault of .txt files from about ten years ago. This...

Heat and Eat Oatmeal

Heat and Eat Oatmeal

I’m always looking for ways to streamline my breakfast routine. While I am the type to get up an hour early just to give myself time to enjoy breakfast, I don’t want to spend any...

Apple Flax Muffins

apple flax muffins

I’m really not one to use all sorts of fancy “health food” ingredients but strangely enough, I enjoy the flavor and texture of things like bran and flax meal. So, when I spotted a...

These Soft Oat and Nut Bars are a great grab and go breakfast. Not too sweet and full of whole wheat flour, nutritious oats, and protein packed nuts. BudgetBytes.com

Soft Oat and Nut Bars

The first thing I saw when I turned on the TV today was a commercial for some sort of breakfast-oat-cookie-thing. I wanted one. So, I made some. Except mine are more like soft oat and nut...

Raisin Spice Bread

raisin spice bread

Here’s a quickie for ya before I get started in the kitchen today… This was really just an experiment for myself, but it turned out quite tasty so I thought I’d post it! One...

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Mother’s Day Recipe Roundup

Incase you need another reminder (who doesn’t?), Mother’s Day is swiftly approaching. May 10th will be here before you know it, so don’t be left rushing to the drug store on the day of...

Weekly Recap 1-27

Weekly Recap 1/21-1/27

Happy Friday, Y’all! I hope you have great plans for the weekend. I’ll be cooking up some good stuff, but before that it’s time to check in with my weekly recap for last week...

This Cranberry Almond Cake is super fast to prepare and the perfect festive dessert for the holiday season. BudgetBytes.com

Cranberry Almond Cake

Cranberries are the new pumpkin. I want fresh cranberries in everything lately. I had half of a bag of cranberries stashed in the freezer and almost made a second batch of Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal,...

Honey Sunflower Bread

Honey Sunflower Bread

It’s been a while since I’ve made bread for the blog because I pretty much have all of the basics covered (Honey Wheat Sandwich Bread, Focaccia Rolls, Oatmeal Molasses Bread, No Knead Ciabatta, Naan,...

These incredible light and delicate Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls couldn't be easier thanks to a simple no-knead dough. BudgetBytes.com

Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls from Bread Toast Crumbs

Bread lovers beware! These Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls are dangerously delicious and slightly addictive. These rolls come to you courtesy of my friend Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra’s Kitchen and her new book, Bread Toast Crumbs. I...

Weekly Recap 1-20

Weekly Recap 1/14-1/20

You know how some people have an addiction to purchasing things when they’re on sale, whether they need them or not? Like, they see a wedding dress on sale for 70% off and can’t say...

Teriyaki Meatballs

Top 20 Recipes From 2012

So many wonderful things have happened this past year and looking back makes me feel overwhelmingly grateful. I want to thank each and every one of you for enriching my life and giving me...

Beginner's Guide to Oats

A Beginner’s Guide to Oats

I eat a LOT of oats. They’re cheap, filling, nutritious, and can be prepared a variety of ways. What’s not to love? Sure, a lot of people have not-so-fond memories of gluey, tasteless oats...

Country Breakfast Bowls

Country Breakfast Bowls (freezable)

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, then you know how I love “make ahead” breakfast dishes that I can keep in the fridge or freezer and then microwave really quickly in...

The Top 25 Recipes of 2016 from BudgetBytes.com

Top 25 Recipes of 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas yesterday! I decided to take advantage of this “holiday hangover” day to compile my very favorite recipes of 2016. I’ve been making these year-end recipe round ups since...

Sweet Potato Cornbread - BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Potato Cornbread

OMG. Y’all. Stop everything. This is important. I knew I loved cornbread, but I didn’t know I could love it this much. I decided to add some sweet potato mash to my Everyday Cornbread, plus...

Coconut Pumpkin Soup

pumpkin recipe roundup 2012

I freaking LOVE October. Pumpkins, costumes, cider, the smell of fallen leaves, MY BIRTHDAY, and lots and lots of candy… what’s not to love? In celebration of October and all things pumpkin, I’ve put...

Teriyaki Salmon

Top 20 Recipes From 2011

Wow, so 2011 went by fast, right? As I was scrolling through the recipes from this year I couldn’t believe that I made some of these in 2011, they feel like ages ago! People...

Weekly Groceries 10-7

Weekly Recap 10/7-10/13 plus VIDEO!

Alright, exciting news first… In case you missed it on social media, I started a Youtube channel! After learning that I didn’t need a bunch of fancy video and sound equipment to make decent...

best of brunch 2013

Have plans for a big Easter brunch this Sunday? I’ve gotcha covered! Here are some of my favorite brunch items to help you feed a bunch of hungry mouths (and help lure them away...

Muesli

muesli (cold oats)

Oh, the controversy! The recent roll out of McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal has sparked quite a debate all over the internet. Is it healthy? Is it the devil? Does it really have as...

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

The other day I decided to take a look at the “freshness” date on my pumpkin pie spice… Let’s just say that it probably hasn’t been fresh for quite some time. I swear I...

How To: Freeze Buttermilk

Let’s talk about buttermilk for a minute. Over the past year or so I’ve slowly become convinced that buttermilk is one of the most underrated ingredients at the grocery store. It used to be...

Earthy, slightly sweet, and full of aromatic spices, these Golden Milk Overnight Oats will be your new favorite make ahead summer breakfast!

Golden Milk Overnight Oats

Oats continue to be my #1 pick for budget breakfasts because they literally cost pennies, they’re a blank slate for flavors, and you can eat them either hot or cold. Every summer I trade...

No Sugar Added Apple Pie Overnight Oats are the perfect healthy and delicious make-ahead breakfast for summer. BudgetBytes.com

No Sugar Added Apple Pie Overnight Oats

So what’s the deal with Overnight Oats? They seem to be everywhere these days, right? Well, it’s for good reason–they’re AWESOME. I love regular oatmeal, but during the summer that hot bowl of heavy...

Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

I love single serving desserts. They keep you from over indulging because there are no leftovers and they can be whipped up on the fly. I also love quesadillas, with their crispy outside and...