Apple Spice Breakfast Bake

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“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

That may be a good reason to eat an apple a day, but I have a better reason: this recipe.

Better, right?

But it’s not just the apple that makes this a delicious breakfast: it’s the spices combined with the apple.

Cinnamon is probably my favorite spice, and when it is with a juicy apple, I am a happy foodie.

Cinnamon also has lots of health benefits believe it or not. It can help lower your LDL (bad cholesterol), level out your blood sugar, aid digestion, and the spice even has been recorded for relieving headaches, migraines, and even arthritis pains! Now that’s one powerful little spice!

This spice-y (not spicy!) breakfast bake combines the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and bakes into a wonderful, soufflé-like dish. The warm flavors of the spices will almost remind you of fall. Not that I want to be reminded of fall; I’m ready for spring!

 

Makes one, single serving bake (or soufflé, or whatever you want to call it)

 

Ingredients:

1 Large Apple; peeled and cut into chunks

½ cup Liquid Egg Whites (two eggs might also work)

1 tbsp. Almond Milk

1 tbsp. Ground Flax Seed

1-2 tbsp. No Sugar Added Apple Butter (optional)

2 tsp. Cinnamon

A dash each of Nutmeg and Ginger

1/8 tsp. Baking Powder

Coconut oil for greasing ramekin

 

1.      Preheat oven to 375°.

2.      Grease a round, 6” ramekin with coconut oil.

3.      Add peeled and chopped apple to a food processor and pulse until the apples are chopped finely (not quite an applesauce)

4.      Add the chopped apple to a bowl and add the egg whites, almond milk, ground flax seed, apple butter (if using), spices, and baking powder and mix until fully combined.

5.      Add mixture to the greased ramekin and bake for about 30 minutes (be sure to keep checking on it to make sure it doesn’t burn).

6.      Inhale all the lovely, spice-y aromas.

7.      Enjoy!

 

Recipe Notes:

●The apple butter gives the dish a more subtle and spice-y, apple flavor. If you don’t have apple butter, leave it out or you could try using 2 tbsp. of applesauce

●You can tell when the bake is done by the top beginning to brown a little bit. Don’t wait to take the bake out of the oven until it is very firm and hard, because it won’t happen due to the eggs.

Question of the Day: “What is your favorite spice?”

~Cinnamon ❤ I also really love nutmeg and cloves. While these spices smell amazing, please don’t try eating them by the spoonful (I learned that the hard way; yuck!)

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