Good morning! :)
I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!
I kicked off the weekend with another fabulous Baked Breakfast Cake experiment.
Apple Pie Baked Breakfast Cake
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts (filberts)
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
- 3/4 cup sweetened soy yogurt OR applesauce (see note below!)
- 2 t pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup (Optional, mine didn’t need it)
- 2 t cinnamon
- Pinch fine sea salt
- 1 T chia seeds (optional)
- 1 scoop Manitoba harvest Vanilla Hemp Protein Powder (optional)
- 1 and 1/4 cups unsweetened almond, soy, rice, hemp milk
- 1 apple, peeled and cut into chunks
- Oats for garnish
- Maple syrup to drizzle over top once served
Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Grease three small oven safe dishes. Throw all ingredients except the apple into the blender and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape sides if necessary. Evenly distribute the batter into the dishes and then garnish with apple and oats. Pop in the oven for about 30-35 minutes, at 350F or until golden brown. You can refrigerate for 4 days and they apparently freeze well too! Drizzle with maple syrup.
Note: I made this batch in 1 large casserole dish and it didn’t turn out- I baked it for over 1 hour and the bottom burned while the batter didn’t set. I am not sure if this is because I subbed the yogurt for applesauce OR if it just cooks better in three small dishes.
The cake batter was the thickest and creamiest yet, thanks to the soy yogurt. :D Wow, it was amazing, you could honestly eat this breakfast straight from the blender!
I did a little experiment…
I blended it first without chia seeds and then with the chia seeds. The chia seed batter was much more creamy and thick! It was still fabulous without though.
I’m also starting to prefer these baked cakes COLD, straight out of the fridge, as opposed to hot!
I have a confession. I blew my Early Rising Challenge this morning! You know what they say…eventually something’s gotta give, right? Well, this morning it did.
I awoke naturally at 6am this morning, but there was no way I was getting up. My body was crying out for more sleep, so I slept until 8:30am!!!!! Oops. I definitely needed it though. ;)
I remember learning in psychology that you should always try to get up at the same time every day (this includes weekends) to keep your body on schedule. So even if you have a late night on the weekend, you should try to get up at the same time.
It is such a hard thing to do though!
I think this will get easier for me once I am not sleep deprived like I was all week. I added it up and my average amount of sleep this week was just 5.5 hours per night- blech! I think it will get easier as I naturally start to fall asleep earlier. You need to start from somewhere.
I am going to be working with Breville in upcoming months. They asked me to create juicer recipes for them and write about it on their website. The first one should be up at the beginning of February, so stay tuned! The theme of the posts will be creative mix-ins for juices.
- Finalize V-Day Glo Bar (name, labeling, nutritional info, etc)
- Workout + WMM2
- Test first Juice recipe
- Blog Design
- Organize office
- Begin wholesale info sheet
- Friends over for drinks
Have a great day!
I’m off to workout my heart & soul. :D
The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. – Socrates