Are you ready for breakfast overload? It’s happening, right here on the blog. As I was planning (because I do that now ->COUGH<-) my posts for the rest of the month I realized that I may have gone a bit overboard with the breakfast recipes and we’re not talking eggs with veggies. We’re diving into the less healthier (but still healthier than the alternative), darn delicious recipes.
The last few weeks have been filled with breakfast for every meal of the day. If it isn’t breakfast it is probably something stuffed inside of a potato. Confession, I can’t get enough of the endless possibilities of what you can shove into or put on top of a potato and make it darn delicious! I’m pretty sure my kids are over it and the hubs well he hasn’t been complaining because I pulled out the big guns, buffalo chicken to quiet him down.
So why so many breakfast recipes? Because we all need that comforting, hearty, gooey meal to eat on Christmas morning. Yea, you could go for the traditional breakfast casserole but you’ll always be dreaming about those gooey sticky buns, or the perfectly glazed cinnamon rolls or how about those orange glazed rolls……drool. And don’t tell yourself you won’t, even the healthiest of you out there want that treat for Christmas morning. It wouldn’t be Christmas without it.
So I took the work load off of you slaving away at your stove for endless hours trying to recreate a healthified version of the very unhealthy but so incredibly delicious breakfast goodies out there. The ones that you really can’t live without. Trust, me I have heard no complaining in the house about how many times I cooked this coffee cake or glazed cinnamon rolls (they are coming, don’t panic). Nope, not one peep about it. That could be because they are in a food coma and in need of a serious detox (ugh I
hate, sorry mom, dislike that word).
This grain free apple coffee cake is good even without the caramel sauce. I mean that does add a different element and you won’t regret making it, but it is one additional step. The bonus to this coffee cake is that you can prep it the night before, put it in the pan and bake it Christmas morning. You may want to practice it all before the big day, just saying. ->WINK WINK<- Taking a sample just to perfect it of course! Your family will thank you and they won’t even realize that it isn’t loaded down with excess amounts of sugar and other processed ingredients. Nope, n-a-t-u-r-a-l it is! Who’s coming for Christmas?
Stayed tuned, you think this looks good you just wait. More breakfast is on the horizon!
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup butter or coconut oil, melted
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¾ cup almond flour
- ½ cup + 1 Tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1½ Cup Apples
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp butter
- Pinch of nutmeg and ground cloves
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 2 Tbsp honey
- ¼ cup butter or coconut oil
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut flour
- Caramel Sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan with butter or coconut oil.
- Heat a small skillet over low-medium heat and add 1 tbsp butter.
- Once hot add apples, cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg and ground cloves.
- Cook until just beginning to soften, turn off heat and set aside.
- Combine almond flour, ½ cup coconut flour, baking powder and salt.
- In separate bowl combine honey, butter or coconut oil, eggs and almond milk.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry and and mix well.
- In a separate bowl mix together all streusel ingredients.
- In prepared baking pan place half of the cake dough top with half of the streusel and all of the apples. Repeat with cake dough and streusel.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
- Top with caramel sauce (if desired).