Buckwheat Pancakes

Fluffy buckwheat pancakes dripping with butter and brown sugar syrup are the perfect winter breakfast.

The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder are near and dear to my heart. My mom had read the series twice through to us by the time I was eight and I read them as my first “big books” when I was nine. To this day, they are my favourite children’s series.

I love the stories Laura wove of her family’s adventures and trials as pioneers, making their stamp in history.

I am and always have been drawn to the passages about the food they prepared. The stories are a traditional foodie’s dream as they transport you back to a day when it was common knowledge that cows should eat grass that produces rich yellow cream, that freshly rendered lard should a kitchen staple, and that white sugar is only for special treats.

Over the years, I have created many recipes inspired by Laura’s famous classics such as lemonade,sourdough biscuits, and corn meal mush. One I recently added to my repertoire is buckwheat pancakes.

Join me at The Nourishing Gourmet to learn how to make my version of Mother Wilder’s  light as foam buckwheat pancakes inspired by The Long Winter

Buckwheat Pancakes Inspired by The Long Winter

Soaked Apple Spice Oatmeal Bake

Soaked Apple Spice Oatmeal Bake

Simple breakfasts are always a win in the kitchen, and an oatmeal bake fits the bill!

Most of the mixing is done the night before, so in the morning, all you have to do is add the last few ingredients while the oven preheats.

Hearty oats, fresh apples, warm spices, baked till golden brown — this is the perfect breakfast on a cold winter morning.

I started making oatmeal bakes when I lived in Mexico and had to make them for 50+ people at my school. The recipe was yummy, but it called for unsoaked oats and too much sugar.

I knew that a low-sugar version with soaked oats had to be possible, so I fiddled with the recipe, and voila, this soaked apple spice oatmeal was born!

Head over to Traditional Cooking School for the recipe!



How to Make Crispy Hashbrowns

How to Make Crispy Hashbrowns-www.nourishingsimplicity.org

The perfect hashbrowns are the crown of a cook’s morning. There is nothing like crispy hashbrowns fried to golden perfection.

Hashbrowns are a great addition to any hearty breakfast, unfortunately often they turn out a soggy, gray mess instead of deliciously golden brown. There are many tips out there on how to create the perfect hashbrowns. Many have you squeeze the water out of the potatoes, which is great, I’ve tried it but I wanted something a bit simpler and time-saving. The trick? Baking the potatoes before you shred them.

It might be cheating but I am 100% okay with that since it makes frying the hashbrowns a breeze. Plus they turn out amazing, with just the right amount of crispiness.

As a bonus you can bake extra potatoes. Shred the baked potaotes and lay them flat on a baking sheet to freeze. Once firm pour the shreaded poatoes into plastic resealable bags and keep in the freezer until you are ready to cook them. I’ve even been known to cook extra bacon to freeze and reheat later. Breakfast can be ready in minutes!

My prefered pairing for these crispy hashbrowns is fried eggs and sausage or bacon. If you are looking for an extra hearty breakfast they are amazing with sausage gravy and sourdough biscuits as well.

How to Make Crispy Hashbrowns
Serves: 6 servings
Never worry about having mushy, brown hashbrowns again. Baking your potatoes before you shred them makes for crispy and delicious hashbrowns! Hash browns make for a tasty and quick meal anytime of day. Enjoy with a plate of scrambled eggs, bacon and biscuits.
  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 1⁄4 c. lard, tallow or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. unrefined salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place the potatoes on straight on your oven rake or in a baking dish. Bake at 375 F for about 45 minutes or until soft when pricked with a fork
  2. Allow the potatoes to completely cool. Shred on the largest whole on your grater. As the peel falls off set aside to compost or eat separately. If some of the peel grates in that is fine.
  3. Heat 2 TBS of oil in a large skillet (preferably cast iron). Add ⅓ of the potatoes fry for 4 minutes or until crispy brown, flip over and fry for another 4 minutes.
  4. Repeat step 3 two more times until there are no more shredded potatoes.
  5. Sprinkle the hash browns with the salt and black pepper and serve.

 What do you like to eat with your hashbrowns?

70+ Real Food Breakfast Recipes

70+ Real Food Breakfast Recipes- www.nourishingsimplicity.org

Most real foodies have some great breakfast recipes up their sleeves. That’s because they know the importance of a nourishing breakfast to start your day. Unfortunately it’s also easy to get stuck in a rut. Believe me I’ve been there lots of times.

That is were some of my awesome blogging friends and colleges come in hand. They are sharing some of their best real food breakfast recipes. Next time you don’t know what to make I am sure you will find some inspiration from this list, there are over 70 recipes so I should hope so! If not, well then, I’ll just assume that you don’t like to eat…

There are pancakes, breads, ethnic dishes, smoothies, “fancy” oatmeal, and so much more!


Pancakes and Breads

Banana Nut Pancakes (Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free) @ Made to Glow

Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes (Gluten and Dairy Free) @ Made to Glow


Southern Gluten-Free Biscuits @ Lavender and Lace

Carmalized Apple Dutch Baby (Grain-Free) @ And Here We Are

Soaked Waffles @ Our Small Hours

Almond Dutch Baby (Grain-Free) @ And Here We Are

Quick and Simple Gluten-Free Pancakes @ Raising Generations Nourished

Flour and Egg-Free Oat Banana Pancakes @ How We Flourish

Pumpkin Pancakes (Grain-Free) @ Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Avocado Toast @ The Antidote Life

Polish Coffee Cake @ The Antidote Life

Quick and Simple Gluten-Free Pancakes @ Raising Generations Nourished

Horned Melon Waffles @ Farm Fresh Eats


Photo Credit: Raising Generation Nourished

Sour Apple Breakfast Bread @ Raising Generations Nourished

Savory French Toast with Avocado and Egg @ Farm Fresh Eats

Apple Harvest Breakfast Bars @ Raising Generations Nourished

The Ultimate Breakfast Cookie @ Raising Generations Nourished

Soaked Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Soaked Whole Wheat Pancakes

Soaked Rye Biscuits

Sourdough Biscuits

Soaked Whole Wheat Tortillas

Soaked Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup


Personal Frittatas @ Ezer Wife

Eggs in a Nest @ Gwen’s Nest

Scrambled Eggs with Chives and Goat Cheese @ This is So Good

Mini Bacon Quiches @ Measuring Flower

Eggs in a Potato Basket @ Fearless Eating

Sp-egg-etti Squash Bites @ Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Paleo Summer Vegetable Frittatas @ Healy Eats Real


“Primal” Breakfast Casserole @ This is So Good

Sunday Breakfast Casserole @ Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Hatch Chile, Egg and Potato Casserole @ Farm Fresh Feasts

Christmas Breakfast Strata @ Back to the Book Nutrition

Roasted Sweet Potato and Turkey Sausage Casserole @ Farm Fresh Eats


Photo Credit: Back to the Book Nutrition


Apple, Leek, and Bacon Sausage  @ And Here We Are

Turkey, Herb, and Apple Breakfast Sausage @ Honey, Gee, & Me

Versatile Sausage Season Blend @ Raising Generations Nourished

Breakfast Sausage Crumbles

Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Saute @ Well Fed Family

Savory Sweet Potato Hash @ Simple Life Abundant Life

Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash @ This is So Good

Mushroom, Swiss, and Onion Frittata @ Lovin Livin Farmin

Sweet and Smokey Southwestern Hash @ This is So Good

Bacon Hash @ Oh Lardy

Sweet Potatoes and Greens Breakfast Saute @ Raising Generations Nourished

Oatmeals, Puddings, and Porridges

Soaked Brown Rice Pudding @ Simple Life Abundant Life

Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal @ Simple Life Abundant Life

Mango, Coconut, and Chia Pudding Parfait @ Made to Glow

Soaked Oatmeal Breakfast @ Oh Lardy

Easy Chessy Garlic Grits @ Richly Rooted

Soaked Oatmeal @ Our Small Hours


Photo Credit: Our Small Hours

Power Oatmeal @ How We Florish

Easy Paleo Oatmeal (With Vegan Options) @ Healy Eats Real

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal @ Back to the Book Nutrition

Chia Parfait with Pomogranate @ Healy Eats Real

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal @ Raising Generations Nourished

Quinoa and Chia Breakfast Pudding 

Corn Meal Mush

Loaded Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake

Miso Brown Rice Congee @ The Nourishing Gourmet

Sprouted Brown Rice Porridge @ The Nourishing Gourmet

Gravy, Sauce, Syrup, and Toppings

Mushroom Breakfast Gravy @ Ezer Wife

Hollandaise Sauce for 1 (or 10) @ And Here We Are

How to Make Any Kind of Berry Pancake Syrup @ Richly Rooted

No-Grain Breakfast Crumble @ The Antidote Life

Nourishing Sausage Gravy


Photo Credit: No-Grain Breakfast Crumble


Shakshukah @ And Here We Are

5 Resaons You Should Have Soup for Breakfast @ Fearless Eating

Chilequilas with Eggs

Fried Apple and Onions



Photo Credit: Back to the Book Nutrition

Green Orange Cream Smoothie @ The Antidote Life

Immune Boosting Elderberry Green Smoothie @ Back to the Book Nutrition

Creamy Nectarine Smoothie

Cherry Mango Water Kefir Smoothie

Vitamin-C Smoothie

Pumpkin Chocolate Chia Smoothie

What is your go to real food breakfast?

Tropical Probiotic Smoothie

Tropical Probiotic Smoothie- www.nourishingsimplicity.org

I love smoothies! They the perfect snack or addition to a breakfast. If you add the right ingredients you can even make a meal out of one.

Now I’m not taking the smoothie that you get at the smoothie shop in town. While tasty those generally have the addition of sherbert/sorbet and fruit juice. Other times they have “fruit” flavored powders…no thank you! I feel like shuddering at the thought of some smoothies I have seen made (or drank).

My kind of smoothie is fresh or frozen fruit blended with things like raw milk, water kefir, coconut milk kefir, and other nutrient dense foods that highlight the health benefits while still tasting amazing.

This simple smoothie might carry you away to a tropical island where you are lounging under a graceful palm tree while listening to the waves crash against the beach. It’s like a vacation in a glass, though I wouldn’t mind the actual vacation as well! Join me at Traditional Cooking School to head out on your own “mini vacation”!