Friday Favorites – Episode 141

I have fall on the brain this week… I think that may have clouded my view as I was reading blog posts this week and choosing my Friday Favorites.

The baby arriving in early October is certainly part of the reason that I’m already thinking about fall… But, there are other reasons, too. I love the crisp air, the changing leaves, and the flavors.  Pumpkins, apples, cranberries, and spices are just the start.  And, there’s something so cozy about fall dishes, too.  I like cozy.

So, if you’re not ready for cozy, you may want to skip over this week’s favorites… Or bookmark them for later. But, if you don’t mind looking ahead to some cozy fall recipes, I highly suggest that you check these ones out.  I’ll be making them all in the next week or two!

  • I love making waffles for breakfast. I usually make a big batch and freeze the extras for later. I can’t wait to try a batch of these Overnight Cinnamon Yeasted Waffles from The Merry Gourmet.  I am dreaming of topping them with baked apples.  And, I think I may have to use them as justification to get a Belgian waffle maker, too.
  • I make a lot of homemade granola… It’s great to have on hand for snacking! I usually make a maple cinnamon version, but I’m looking forward to giving this Pumpkin Pie Granola from My Baking Addiction a try. I think it will be a great snack to have on hand once the baby arrives!
  • As soon as I saw this Maple Cranberry Banana Bread from Bluebonnets & Brownies, I put it on my must-bake list. Banana bread is a favorite in my house, but I’ve never thought to make it with cranberries.  The combination sounds positively divine.
  • I’m not a real big fan of oatmeal.  And, can you believe I have never made steel cut oats? I know that many of you will be outraged. I intend to change that, though. I have a bag of steel cut oats in my pantry just waiting to be used, and I am thinking that this Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal from Our Best Bites might be the perfect recipe to get me started.  Everything about it sounds tasty, and I love that I can throw it together the night before.

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