Cake for Breakfast

Happy Tuesday y’all!
It’s no secret that I am a huge believer in breakfast. It’s my absolute favorite meal of the day and if I could eat waffles for breakfast, pancakes for lunch, and frittatas for dinner, I would do it in a heart beat.

 My earliest memories of breakfast always involve Shipley’s Donuts, a family owned donut franchise round’ these here parts. My dad would almost always take seester and I to Shipley’s before school in the morning, where I would order a cinnamon twist and a sausage and cheese kolache. My palate became a little more refined over the years and I would order the apple fritter…basically a dense, sugary, glazed donut stuffed with apples and deep fried. Oh my GAWD. Ah-mazing.

Those days are gone now, as I usually opt for less-exciting, healthier, breakfast options. However, Shipley’s is only a block away if I cave for a apple fritter craving. On the other hand, I could just eat this for breakfast…for the rest of my life.

Apple Pie Breakfast Cakes
 with a powdered sugar glaze

 It’s all the flavors that encompass that apple fritter, with a hint of warm, ooey, gooey, apple pie thrown in!
Oh, and they are gluten-free for all of you’s out there with allergies!
Apple Pie Breakfast Cakes (recipe slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is) (GF):
1/4 c. coconut oil, at room temperature
1/4 c. packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
2 t. pure vanilla extract
1/3 c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
1/3 c. almond flour
1/4 c. all-purpose gluten-free flour
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1 medium Honey crisp Apple, peeled, and diced into cubes
powdered sugar
water, as needed
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 3 ramekins with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the coconut oil and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
3. Add the egg and mix again. 
4. Stir in the vanilla and yogurt.
5. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
6. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Fold in the apple chunks.
7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
8. In a small bowl, whisk about 1/2 c. powdered sugar together with a few drops of water. Pour the glaze over each one of the cakes and DEVOUR!
Serves 3


  1. I know first hand, and am privileged to know, that these are AMAZING!!! Thank you for allowing me to sample! Give me my coffee!!! YUM!!!

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