ABC Breakfast Bake [Grain Free + Vegan]
A is for apples. B is for buckwheat. C is for chia AND cinnamon. Good enough for me!
Friends, let’s have the alphabet for breakfast.
Forget the high simple carb, sugary muffins you have the morning at Starbucks. It’s crap and you deserve better. 🙂 Something like this delicious and simple baked breakfast cake is very much all you. It’s similar to a thick moist muffin cake you can enjoy with your favourite fixins’ like melted almond butter, homemade jam, almonds, more fruit or coconut butter. So. Many. Possibilities.
Having this in the morning means having a high fiber, protein and iron rich, healthy fats filled blowout. Also low in sugar (free of refined sugars) and naturally sweetened with delicious green Apple bits, Cinnamon and some xylitol/stevia.
I’m obsessed with baking (more so eating) chia seeds and buckwheat especially for the past couple of days. Both have become a staple part of my pantry and diet and for many of my everyday dishes, they’ve been great flour and grain replacements. Not only do they do the body really good, they are also very versatile. Healthy puddings, cereals, cakes, pancakes, smoothies…you name it. So when I found out Nature’s Earthly Choice created a line of convenient and nature-approved goodies like Chia Goodness, I was left in a moment of bliss. They kindly provided me with healthy products that not only were quality fresh but combined two of the beloved main ingredients for my breakfast bake: chia seeds and Buckwheat.
Score! Healthy, real ingredients and provides satisfying energy to fuel the beginnings of promising days.
And for an extra nudge of protein and nutrient density, all of the Chia Goodness products contain hulled hemp seeds too. Therefore, when you’re pressed for time in the morning and can’t make this ABC breakfast bake (no excuse not to make it on a Sunday!), you can jumble a few tablespoons of the Goodness mix with unsweetened vanilla almond/coconut milk (perhaps some fruit?) for a speedy and nourishing breakfast bowl. Either way, you’ll certainly be taken care of in the mornings. 😉
I know my bake is a little naked but I wanted to show you how delectable it looked on its own. If you don’t want a heavy breakfast, you can definitely have it by itself and hustle it to go like you would a muffin.
Step aside muffin.
What you’ll need:
3 tbsp of Nature’s Earthly Choice Chia Goodness Original mix
1/2 cup of organic buckwheat flour (grind buckwheat groats in blender)
1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tbsp of organic cinnamon
1/4 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of vanilla bean extract (non alcohol)
1 flax egg (1 tbsp of ground flax + 3 tbsp of warm water – let sit for 5 minutes to create flax gel)
Small green gala apple, diced
1/2 tbsp of organic coconut oil (can omit)
1 tbsp of xylitol or stevia (adjust to sweet tooth)
Optional: 1 tbsp of raw cacao or carob powder
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all of the dry ingredients together. Whisk in wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix well. Lightly grease a small ramekin or other safe baking dish with some coconut oil. Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 20-23 minutes until fully cooked but still moist. Let cool. Flip onto a small bowl, top and devour!