Finnish Cinnamon Rolls

Finnish Cinnamon Rolls (A Seat at the Table)

My favorite Finn, who introduced me to Finnish Oven Pancakes, makes fantastic Finnish Cinnamon Rolls.  These rolls are delicate and lightly sweetened, the dough is spiced with cardamom and the middle is spread with cinnamon.  While these aren’t nearly as sweet or decadent as your typical American sticky buns, they’re light and doughy and utterlyRead more

Creamy Banana Oatmeal

Creamy Banana Oatmeal with nut topping (A Seat at the Table)

Do you ever have food phases (technically called “food jags”)?  I occasionally go through phases, especially with breakfast.  Like the baked oatmeal phase (pumpkin, banana, apple, strawberry-banana, cranberry apple pecan, banana walnut, zucchini) and I also went through many months of fruit/yogurt/granola for breakfast.  Recently, however, I’ve been uninspired by breakfast. I have a fewRead more

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (A Seat at the Table)

I love breakfast foods, but I recognize that most of the time there’s just not nearly enough time in a week to have a leisurely sit-down breakfast at home.  And fortunately, these cookies are satisfying and delicious enough for the breakfast-lovers, but portable and convenient enough for the busy person.  Cook up a batch ofRead more

Banana Oat Walnut Muffins

Banana Oat Walnut Muffins (A Seat at the Table)

I don’t usually make muffins because they tend to be a bit indulgent, but aren’t quite indulgent enough to feel like a dessert.  Well, these muffins are the perfect solution.  I loved these because they’re just the right amount of sweet and are full of good-for-you ingredients.  These muffins are perfect for breakfast with theirRead more

Savory Cheddar Scallion Waffles

Cheddar Scallion Waffles (A Seat at the Table)

It’s always great to find another use for a waffle iron, and these savory waffles are fantastic!  I made these for brunch this past weekend, and while my friends were dubious about savory waffles, they were convinced by these.  They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, with salty cheese and bright scallions throughout.Read more