Behold: Your new favorite cinnamon roll. Brown butter, pumpkin, cinnamon roll ooey-gooeyness. Four ingredients to sweet breakfast perfection.
Have you ever wanted pumpkin pie and cinnamon rolls for breakfast? Have you ever wanted to try brown butter mixed with pumpkin and spices? Have you ever wanted to eat a cinnamon roll nearly as big as your face that contains all the flavors of fall while also maintaining its classic cinnamon roll-ness?
Yeah, me too.
We can thank these brown butter pumpkin cinnamon rolls for giving us all of our wants and needs and more.
After waking up yesterday morning and putting on a sweater in hopes of cool-weather cozies (I think grown ups call that “hygge” or something?) only to melt like the Wicked Witch of the West in the sun and heat by the afternoon, I think it’s safe to say that I’m ready for fall.
Other signs that I’m ready? I’ve pulled my leather boots out of storage. I smile like a doofus at the changing leaves on trees. And I’m going to town on this Pumpkin Spice Puff Cereal on the daily.
Hello! I am writing to you from the depths of moving boxes upon moving boxes. Actually, that is a lie — we are far from being fully packed here, and we move out in less than a week. (!) NOT PANICKING. Just gonna sit here and eat another breakfast egg and cheese muffin to prepare myself for all the packing and not panicking.
It’s hard to be motivated to pack when we are relocating ourselves to an apartment for a few months while the new house is still being built, but such is life. The apartment is actually pretty great, and it might even be fun to feel like we’re “camping out” for a while. But I know that, come December, I will be itching like no other to move into our new home. Counting down the days.
When I think about these chocolate chip muesli bagels, I think about all of those times in my past when I would eat plain whole wheat bagels for breakfast, and I weep. Because I could have been having a chocolate chip muesli bagel instead.
These bagels, my friends? They are the business. The bagel business. They will up your breakfast game like you wouldn’t believe, they’re satisfying and delicious, and the best part? They’re easy. I mean it! I even have a video in this post showing you how to shape them so you’re ready to roll into bageldom without fear.
So let’s do this! (No plain whole wheat bagels lovers welcome.) (JUST KIDDING.)
The school bell might be ringing soon and the sun might be going down sooner and yes, it might even feel a little chilly at night (which I secretly but not-so-secretly love) but you know what? Summer isn’t over until we say it’s over. For me, there are still several weeks left before we can officially say goodbye to this carefree, bountiful season and hello to apples and pumpkins and colored leaves and chunky scarves and eventually to the Season That Shall Not Be Named – though department stores would have you think otherwise with their Halloween decorations and Christmas music already (TOO SOON) — so while we still have these last few precious weeks, let’s soak them up.
Let’s put our feet in the water. Actually, let’s jump in the water with our clothes on.
Let’s drink all the iced coffees and lick all the ice cream cones and get our hands sticky with popsicle juice.
Let’s run through sprinklers and roll the windows down and feel the wind in our hair and perfect our farmer’s tans and check off all the things left on our summer bucket lists. For me, it’s all of the above plus making and eating a few of my favorite summertime-lovin’ recipes from the blog. I’ve got my work cut out for me but hey! There is still time. Will you join me in making the most of it?
First up on this recipe version of a summer bucket list: Blueberry Lemon Muffin Bread. It’s sweet and full of juicy blueberries and fresh lemon and it’s just like eating the season, but with a streusel topping. GOALS.
Everything’s coming up peaches! And I like it. I like it a lot.
Earlier in my youth I was actually allergic to peaches. I KNOW. It was a sad state of affairs. But somewhere between then and now — poof! — my allergy went away and now I can eat all the peaches. And believe me, I do. And I especially love to eat them in Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats form. (Spoiler alert: I think you will, too.)