I. Love. Coffee.

Good morning! Well, no one guessed the right thing for the baking project, but I’ll get to that in a minute  :)

Allow me to introduce why I love our homemade coffee so much.

Exhibit A:



This is the antique coffee grinder we bought last weekend – it’s so cool! I think Nick found online that it was probably made in the late 1800’s, and yes, we use it to grind our coffee beans now. No electricity needed! Plus, it’s beautiful.

This is the other new addition to our coffee collection:



The little french press on the right was our original one, but it only made 1 cup at a time. We just bought this monster one a few weeks ago and it makes 32 oz. at a time. Possibly one of the best inventions ever?

Needless to say, I really enjoyed my coffee today. I did miss it a bit the past 2 days, but I enjoyed the tea I had, too. I think I’m just used to having that coffee flavor in the morning so it will take some getting used to, but not having any in a couple days made me really enjoy and savor our awesome coffee this morning.

Breakfast included a cup of coffee with a little skim milk and an orange I split with Nick.



Are you ready to see my baking project?  It turned out AWESOME.

I made one of Nick’s favorite things in the whole world…



Homemade Cinnamon Rolls! I used this Cooking Light recipe, but made a few changes to make it even healthier.



I used 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, and just 1/2 cup regular flour. I also used light butter in the filling since that’s what I had. They turned out awesome, and they’re basically all whole wheat!

Of course, I need a more filling breakfast than just a cinnamon roll, so…



That’s right. Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal! Holy Yum!



  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • cinnamon!
  • 2 Tbsp pecans
  • 1 cinnamon roll



Total decadence.

What’s the most decadent meal you’ve ever had?



  2. Yes, I totally would give that a Holy YUM!!!!

  3. I want to come to your house and have coffee. I’ll be there next weekend ;)

  4. Wow that looks delicious. I haven’t had a cinnamon roll in years!

  5. what an interesting coffee mug. must be fun to wake up to that every morning ;)

  6. Those look amazing!! Most decadent meal? There’s been many. :) But all the ones on the cruise I took back in December were pretty darn decadent.

  7. brandi, those cinnamon rolls look incredible!!!!! bookmarking this page RIGHT NOW.

  8. I love that antique coffee grinder. My dream is to one day own my own coffee/tea shop and that would look so cute in my store :)

  9. Oooh homemade cinnamon rolls! You’re sending me some, right? :D

  10. ah FRENCH PRESS! I’ve been wanting one FOREVER! And I love the old fashioned coffee grinder!

    Amazing job on the cinn rolls!

    I think one of the most decadent meals I’ve ever had was in a hotel in Miami for my mom’s birthday once…It was some seafood dish but the flavors were out of this world!

  11. MMM what a delicious looking breakfast!!! i love all your coffee appliances btw!!

  12. I love how Cooking Light has so many cinnamon roll recipes! I am going to have to try your version!

    I used to get this chicken with gorgonzola sauce at a restaurant near my college. It was divine!

  13. WOW! That’s all I can say about that creation. Oatmeal, cinnamon rolls?! You had me at hello! Ha ha.Thanks so much for the recipe idea =)

  14. That is amazing!! I haven’t had a cinnamon roll in far too long!!

    Hm, I can’t think of my most decadent meal right now. It probably involves either pasta and cream sauce or stuffed French toast…

  15. We just made awesome yeast cinnamon rolls last week in my high school foods class. Recipe is on my world-of-foods.blogspot.com. Every single groups came out perfect. Which isn’t always the case. Thanks for some great inspiration

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