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Category: Homemade Bread Recipes

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Looking for a delicious muffin recipe? These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins are a long-time family favorite! (You might enjoy these other freezer-friendly muffin recipes, too!)


These muffins are hearty and filling. Not too sweet, but just the perfect blend of crunch and chocolate mixed together.

Ingredients for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

As you can see by the picture above, we’ve been making this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe for years! Silas was (and still is) always such a great little kitchen helper.

Preparing muffin batter for baking cups
Muffins ready for oven

They’re really versatile. We’ve been known to pair them with a delicious pot of soup (like Hamburger Vegetable Soup) for a chilly December evening.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins on cooling rack with flowers

But they’re also great for breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins with sprinkled chocolate around plate

Muffin with butter and pile of muffins in background

And don’t forget the butter to make them extra delicious! 😉

Serving Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins on small plate with flowers

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Glazed Cinnamon Scones Recipe

Looking for a really easy Cinnamon Scone recipe? These cinnamon scones are SO delicious and surprisingly simple to make! They’re a longtime family favorite!

Love cinnamon recipes? You might want to also check out these Easy Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls or this Cinnamon Raisin Ice Cream Soaked French Toast!

Glazed Cinnamon Scones Recipe

We have been making this Cinnamon Scone Recipe for almost a decade and it’s a tried and true favorite at our house!

It’s perfect as a special weekend breakfast or to take to a brunch get-together. It’s way simpler than it looks and it easily impresses guests! Plus, it’s SO delicious. We also love making it for Christmas brunch each year!

Kathrynne mixing up batter on table

As you can see by this old photo of Kathrynne (look how tiny!!), we’ve been making these for a really, really long time at our house! 😉

I have fond memories of the older three helping me whip up a batch of these in the kitchen when they were younger. (And now they’re old enough to bake recipes themselves!)

flattening out scone dough on table

Just remember when making these that there’s no need to do it perfectly. In fact, I believe the beauty of homemade cinnamon scones is that each one has a little bit of personality!

slicing cinnamon scones dough

One hint is that if you roll out your dough on a greased baking sheet, you don’t have to mess with transferring it before baking! And you can slice your scones as big or small as you’d like — depending on the size scones you prefer.

putting cinnamon on top of scone dough

I like to use turbinado and cinnamon, but you’re welcome to use regular sugar or whatever kind of sugar you have on hand!

Pile of Cinnamon Scones on Cake StandCloseup of Cinnamon Scone in hand

These cinnamon scones are honestly some of the best scones I’ve ever tasted — flaky, soft, and beautifully delicious! I hope you love them as much as our family has over the years!

sliced cinnamon scones

Piled Cinnamon Scones with Rainbow Table Cloth

Looking for more recipes like this? Try one of these:

Let me know if you try this Cinnamon Scone Recipe and what you think of it! I’d love to hear!

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Easy 4th of July Recipe | Patriotic Strawberry and Blueberry Muffins

Looking for some really easy 4th of July recipes? These Patriotic Strawberry and Blueberry Muffins are delicious and super simple to whip up in a pinch!

{Looking for 4th of July desserts? Check out this Patriotic Mason Jar Ice Cream — so much fun for the whole family!}

Patriotic Muffins for 4th of July

Easy 4th of July Muffin Recipe

The 4th of July is right around the corner and will be here before we know it!!

If you’re looking for creative 4th of July recipes to take to an Independence Day potluck or family gathering, try these fun Patriotic Strawberry and Blueberry Muffins!

ingredients for strawberry and blueberry muffinsmaking blueberry and strawberry muffins

These Patriotic Muffins are ridiculously easy to whip up and they’re seriously some of the BEST muffins I’ve ever tasted!

They’re super moist and delicious — and it’s difficult to eat just one! You might want to make an extra batch just in case. 😉

4th of July muffins ready for the ovenbaked blueberry and strawberry muffins on cooling racks

If you’re looking for easy 4th of July recipes, these Strawberry and Blueberry Muffins are really versatile!

You could use them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even snack/dessert! I’d think they’d also be perfect for a brunch gathering!

4th of July muffins slathered in butter with confetti

You can eat them cooled or warmed, but I recommend them warm and slathered in butter. YUM!

I love the extra flavor twist that the strawberries add to the traditional blueberry muffins taste. But if you love the tart taste of raspberries, you could always substitute the strawberries for raspberries and still have a fun patriotic-themed 4th of July recipe!

patriotic muffins lined up

The best part of these Patriotic Muffins? They freeze really well!

Make them ahead of time a few days or even a week before you need them, and then all you have to do is pull them out of the freezer a few hours before serving them! Eat them as-is or pop them in the microwave to warm them up.

Oh — and if you’re looking for a dairy free version, just substitute the yogurt with your favorite brand of dairy-free vanilla yogurt. Voila!

close-up of patriotic muffins

Easy 4th of July Dessert | Patriotic Mason Jar Ice Cream

Looking for easy 4th of July desserts? This Patriotic Mason Jar Ice Cream is super delicious, so easy to make, and great holiday fun for the whole family!

{Psst! Be sure to check out our Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe, too!}

Homemade 4th of July Patriotic Ice Cream in a Mason Jar

Note from Crystal: I’m so excited to have my youngest sister, Olivia, sharing this fun patriotic dessert idea today! After SO many of you loved her Easter Candy Recipe, I thought it’d be fun for her to share a 4th of July dessert!

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of fresh, homemade ice cream! As a child, one of my favorite memories was pulling out the old wooden ice cream maker and cranking up some delicious goodness!

Sometimes we made it even easier by just using Ziplock bags! With ice, salt, and some vigorous shaking, the delicious ice cream was ready to sample. I can still remember the taste of that cold treat on a hot summer day!

ingredients for homemade ice cream

This Mason Jar Ice Cream recipe is incredibly simple to make and takes just a few ingredients that you most likely already have on hand in your kitchen.

The mason jars serve as a fun, mess-free way to involve your kids, because they will love getting to shake up their own jar! Also, since the ice cream is mixed, made, and eaten out of the same mason jar, it really saves on dishes and clean-up.

shaking up homemade ice cream in a mason jarwet paper towel around a mason jar of ice cream

This Mason Jar Ice Cream is a perfect 4th of July dessert, but it is also such a fun activity for the whole family to do together on the fourth!

Everyone can shake up a jar a couple hours before sunset. After the jars are frozen, everyone can enjoy their tasty treat while watching the fireworks explode!

ice cream on a spoon from a mason jar

Just look at that creamy vanilla deliciousness! Yum!

And the best part of this Mason Jar Ice Cream? It’s super versatile! Make it a patriotic 4th of July dessert using all kinds of different toppings — marshmallows, M&M’s, skittles, jelly beans, sprinkles, or fruit.

vanilla ice cream with strawberries and blueberries

Anything that’s red, white, and blue will do the trick! I prefer fresh fruit, so I used strawberries and blueberries. (Raspberries would work, too.)

And sprinkles are just festive, so I had to try that, as well! 😉

vanilla ice cream with patriotic sprinkles4th of July ice cream dessert with blueberries and patriotic sprinkles

4th of july ice cream dessert

What are some of your favorite 4th of July desserts? Please share in the comments!!

Easy Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Have you ever wondered how to make cinnamon rolls at home? This is (in my opinion) the best cinnamon roll recipe of all time! They’re SO delicious and the bread machine makes them super simple to make!

Looking for more yummy recipes? Check out Bread Machine Buttery Rolls, Homemade Bread Sticks in the Bread Machine, my Favorite Muffin Recipes, Easy Homemade Bread Recipes, and My Favorite Pancake Recipes.

Easy Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

We’ve been making these bread machine cinnamon rolls for almost a decade in our family, and they never get old. It took me many failed attempts to find this perfect cinnamon rolls recipe, but they’ve been a hit in our house ever since.

And my favorite part of these homemade cinnamon rolls is that they usually only take a total of about 20 minutes of effort to pull off since you make them in the bread machine. That’s my kind of recipe! 😉

ingredients for cinnamon rolls recipe cinnamon rolls dough in bread machine

bread dough in the bread machine

cinnamon roll dough and filling

We’ve made these easy cinnamon rolls over and over again throughout the years, and my husband and kids still get excited every time we whip up a batch on a lazy Saturday morning! And over the years, the kids have learned how to make these and love helping out with them.

easy cinnamon rolls prep

Oh, and these cinnamon rolls freeze beautifully! So if you manage to have any leftovers after day one, these are a great freezer-friendly breakfast idea!

cinnamon rolls with icing in pan iced cinnamon roll on plate

Here’s the yummy cinnamon rolls recipe, so you can try them for yourself!

Many thanks to reader, Sarah, who emailed this recipe to me. It’s a keeper!

close-up of cinnamon rolls with icing in a pan

By the way, if you’re in the market for a good bread machine, I have the Zojirushi Bread Machine and absolutely love it. Read my review of it here.

Looking for more Bread Machine Recipes?

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

Pumpking and doughnuts mixed together? Yes, please!!

Pumpkin and doughnuts mixed together?? Yes, please! If you love muffins and you’re looking for a new recipe to try, put this one at the top of your list!

This recipe is the perfect marrying of two of my favorite things for fall! The muffins were a little drier than I expected and the batter was thick, but when rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar, they were pretty much perfect! And my family agreed!


More Pumpkin Recipes:

What is YOUR favorite pumpkin recipe to make? I’d love to hear!