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
Looks so delish! I am betting it was the size of the baking dish. I know my banana and pumpkin breads turn out much better when I use my 4-mini loaf baking dish vs. one regular sized one. The big one ends with a burnt top and bottom and “goo” in the middle. The mini ones turn out gift-worthy.
Yes I think you are right!
Have fun with your Breville. I love trying out new things with it.
It’s an expensive hobby that’s good for you!
Yum! Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!!
That’s great news about Breville! Don’t worry about sleeping in, you clearly needed it :) I always sleep a little later on Saturdays (6:30ish vs 5:15ish).
Have a great weekend!
PS – Hey did you know they make gluten-free oats? Just thought I’d share in case you didn’t. Figured they’d be helpful in your gluten free Glo Bars :)
Yup I have tried them before…they are great. The only problem here in Canada is that we are not allowed to call a product ‘GLUTEN FREE’- if it contains uncontaminated oats. It totally blows…they are trying to get this changed though and when they do, I will be using them :)
Thanks for the recipe…I can’t wait to try it. And I slept today until 7pm! That never happens!!
I meant 7am…clearly I need a bit more sleep!
Saturdays are for sleeping in!
Ahhh the apple pie looks AMAZING!! I think I might try this one first. I try to get up around the same time Saturday, but usually sleep in a little Sunday. It is tough!
that’s great news about Breville! I love their products.
I think that sometimes it’s a little too hard on yourself to expect to wake up at the same time on “off” days (weekends, holidays). I get up between 5:15 and 5:30 every morning (I’d like to back this up to 4:45 eventually so I could do the gym in the morning). On the weekends, though, it’s around 6:45 to 7. And, if we’ve got nowhere to be, I don’t set an alarm and I just wake up whenever. This morning, it was 7:30. I’m naturally a morning person, so I never really sleep too late, but expecting to wake up at 5 am every day may be too much. Some nights, you get to sleep late and you need to make up that deficit;).
I love your thoughts on this!!!
Do you have the nutritional stats for this breakfast cake?
Also, congrats about Breville!! So exciting!
It would be very similar to the original stats I posted- the only dif would be the soy yogurt vs unsweetened applesauce and the apple for the banana. My guess is that it is around 350 kcal per serving.
haha I just slept in until 9:30 I never do that!
Angela I’m not really sure why you’re trying so hard to be an early riser. If your body works better and you get to enjoy more time with your husband then why force your body to do something different. It sounds to me like your original lifestyle was working fine. I am a big believer in not forcing your body to do something when you don’t absolutely have to. I say go back to sleeping in instead of depriving yourself of sleep. You are only going to weaken your immune system and get sick. Good Luck
I think it is a bit premature to rule out that it doesn’t work for me…it has only been 4-5 days. I actually used to get up at 6-6:30 every morning and it worked great for me :)
what a fun saturday! my sleeping patterns are normally the same…but on weekends i will sleep an extra hour or take a nap later in the day :)
I’m planning to make a breakfast cake tomorrow — should be delicious. Thanks for the idea. :D
I’m going to have to try one of your breakfast cakes – for lunch. There’s no way I can wait even 30 minutes for it to cook before eating in the morning! :P
I think when you’re tired, you should sleep. Regardless of time of day! Of course, I’m an awful sleeper, up at 6am no matter what time I go to bed. I would love it if my body could just let itself sleep sometimes…
Congrats on working with Breville! That will be a fun way to shake things up!
Oh my goodness! The apple pie breakfast looks delicious!!! I love anything with maple syrup.
Yum! This may be your best breakfast cake batter yet! And I have to admit that I have always preferred mine cold, from the fridge–more like pudding that way ;)
Good for you for honoring your body’s request to sleep in–sometimes you just need more zzzzz’s. :)
That looks amazing! Don’t worry about sleeping in you deserve it! There is no way I could get up on the week-ends the same time I wake up on week-days since usually that’s 3:45! I usually sleep in until 8 though…
I need to try one of these breakfast cakes! Maybe for a dessert after dinner. As soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning, I’m hungry. No way I could wait 30 minutes to cook something.
Lack of sleep is definatly my worst habit. I *have* to wake up by 5:30 on week days and 6:00 on saturday, 6:45 on Sunday so when I get a day off I crash the entire day. ugg.
That’s what I get for taking on school, work, clubs, and church groups every day of the week! :-(
That looks awesome. I really need to try these breakfast cakes.
Lovee that recipe! I really need to try breakfast cake, ASAP!
So I am all moved in now, let me know when you want to do a meet-up in the T-dot!! =)
Who doesn’t want a cake for breakfast!?
Good thing you slept. Nothing like going through a day without enough sleep. Last night I got 8 hours for the first time in a LONG time and I feel like a million bucks today!
I LOVE the idea of your breakfast cakes–I really need to try out my own version soon! :)
Congrats on the Breville thing, sounds so fun!
I also went back to bed until *;15 this morning…oops ;-)
My comment today doesn’t really pertain to your post, but I wanted to share it with you, none-the-less. After reading your blog for months, making your delicious recipies (including GREEN MONSTERS YEAH!), and being absolutely dumbfounded by the awesome way I feel after flirting with the vegan lifestyle, I’ve decided to jump in and fully commit myself to leading a vegan life.
Thank you for your ongoing support. Even though you don’t know me, you encourage me everyday and this world is a better place for the work you do…your passion, your love. Thanks so much and I’m raising my big green monster glass to that!
Amy you are too sweet! Thank you for such a lovely comment. :) Goodluck with your vegan lifestyle!
I totally agree, Amy!!!! I am inspired by this blog everyday.
P.S. Congrats on the Breville thing. That is AWESOME! So how did that even happen…they contact you or what? Tell us about it.
Great Socrates quote @ the end!
Since I get up early Mon-Fri, I treat myself on the weekends and don’t feel guilty about sleep in (8-8:30, anything later eek).
Your breakfast cakes look so delicious, I need to make one soon! I’m also working on waking up earlier, so I understand how tough it is…hang in there! Enjoy your weekend :)
That looks delicious!!
How exciting that you’ll be working with Breville and will get to create your very own Breville juice!! That’s so awesome. Can’t wait to read it :D
hey angela!!! haha, thats so funny, i was going to try your cakes for lunch tomorrow and i was going to make an apple one!! looks yummy, for sure i am going to now!!
and i also want to comment that i’ve been trying really hard to lead a healthier lifestyle and i’ve had a green monster every morning this week!! i’m going to be ordering some chia seeds online this weekend so hopefully that helps make them even better. i feel better about myself for eating more fruits/veggies but i haven’t noticed a big difference in energy, i’m hoping the chia seeds help with that! just wanted to share and say thanks for the continuous inspiration and yummy ideas!!!
This looks delicious!!
Pie, apple, cake and breakfast all rolled into one totally won me over! Congrats on your opportunity with Breville!
I never set an alarm on Saturday and I’m a gremlin to anyone that suggests doing anything before noon on a Saturday! Even though I wake up around 8:30 naturally, I need that one morning each week when I can wake up without the beeping sound, read in bed, and potter around. I look forward to it more than anything!
Ah i definitely want to try one of those breakfast cakes soon :) Looks so delicious!
Congrats on your deal with Breville, how exciting!
I was sleep deprived all week, too. I fell asleep super-early last night on the couch, so I forgot to un-set my alarm. When it went off early this morning, I was awake enough to get up, but I could tell my body still ached for more sleep. When I did get up, I felt great, though. I’m hoping it will be a much better platform for me to try getting up early tomorrow forward.
I may need to try the breakfast cake, it looks delish! Also, I’ll ask my hubby to check out your site in case he has any suggestions– he does some web design.
These breakfast cakes look SO amazing. Im starting to get jealous – Im too lazy to make them these days!
Any tips that work for being more persistent / consistent with the goals you set up for yourself – be it health/work?I seem to be very inconsistent with following a routine, though i always plan to! Your daily posts speak of you deciding on something & then doing it pretty consistently- What’s the secret?!
Being held accountable on a blog has made me much more consistent! ;)
I love these breakfast cakes. I need to try one ASAP! Maybe today will be the day…
Glad you got a day to sleep in :)
i’m loving all of your breakfast cake recipes!
And I do try to get up around the same time each day, however, every now and then, I think it’s good for our bodies to get a little extra rest :)
Congrats on your Breville gig, that’s neat!
Those breakfast cakes look absolutely delicious! I cannot wait to try one!
I always sleep until 9:00 on the weekends … I don’t feel like that is even sleeping in LOL :-)
I tried this one this morning! Yum.