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Michigan is known as a top fruit- and vegetable-producing state. We grow cherries, blueberries, apples, peaches, grapes, melons, tomatoes, sweet corn and more. It's only natural that many of these items are featured in season on the breakfast tables at Michigan bed and breakfast inns. Our innkeepers have an array of enticing ways to serve them, not only in entrees but also as preludes or accompaniments to a full breakfast. Smoothies, parfaits, homemade granola, jams and jellies are among the extras that can elevate a Michigan B&B breakfast from a meal to an event.

  • Apple ButterThis recipe came with my first blender in a booklet called the "Waring Cookbook for the 8 Push-Button Blender." I use whatever apples I have on hand. -- Judy Butler, Butler Bed and Breakfast

    Cook Time: About 45 minutes


  • Frozen Fruit 'N Cream
  • Fruit SmoothieEach day at Candlewyck House, we serve a large bowl of fresh fruit with our breakfast. Whenever we have fruit left over, I freeze it in plastic sandwich bags and save until a morning when I have only a couple of guests for breakfast. Then, instead of fresh fruit, I make them a smoothie.
  • Blueberry SyrupI love to experiment with new dishes to try at Candlewyck House. But in this case, I developed a recipe for my friend Karen Way's baked pancakes. Karen is innkeeper of our neighbor, Pentwater Abbey B&B.

    Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Kalamazoo House Fruit Pizza For Breakfast!Who wouldn't love this decadent fruit course? Just imagine a sugar cookie crust and a sweet cream cheese frosting topped with yummy fresh fruit. One recent guest remarked "Dessert first is always a good idea!" and then she polished it off. We've also used this dish when we have a High Tea. Very delicious and beautiful too.
  • Brook's Blueberry SyrupBrook is a French countryside siren, a very articulate woman whose cooking modus operandi operates with sublime yet effortless grace. She came to us during blueberry season with this amazing syrup, which we serve with our Cinnamon-Orange French Toast.
  • Very Berry Yogurt Cream ParfaitsThese parfaits are a favorite with guests and there are endless possibilities, as multiple combinations of fruit make them both beautiful and tasty. Strawberry/blueberry is a pretty patriotic combination, peach/berry with blueberries, raspberries or strawberries is delicious, black and blue parfaits (blackberries and blueberries) are fun, kiwi/grape look great for St Patrick's Day and Cherry/Berry are very Valentiney. And the yogurt cream layers--one guest once exclaimed "it's like eating a cloud!"

    Prep Time: 15-20 minutes


  • Overnight Steel Cut OatsServed at Kingsley House Bed and Breakfast, this oatmeal dish incorporates apples.

    Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: Easy overnight in your crock pot


  • Homemade GranolaGuests of Sand Castle Inn love this with yogurt or to put on top of cold cereal. It is great with baked oatmeal.

    Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 40 minutes


  • Strawberry-Rhubarb JamThis is the only jam we serve at Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B. It is the quickest, easiest and tastiest jam you'll ever make. I love this recipe because it can be made with sugar-free Jell-O and Splenda so our diabetic and dieting guests can enjoy a treat right along with everyone else.

    Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Baked Oatmeal with Fruit and NutsThis vegan recipe served at Arcadia House can be substantially prepared the night before, keeping the wet and dry ingredients separate until time to bake.
  • Christmas in July Fruit CupWe discovered this recipe from a local grocery store tasting sample. -- Presque Isle Lodge

    Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • Creamy Chocolate Pudding From Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast in the Beach Town of St. Joseph: A combination of bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder gives this pudding rich flavor and a creamy, satiny texture to be enjoyed with every spoonful. Top with whipped cream and an edible flower or mint leaves. Tastes great! Jitka Nelson


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