This Clean Eating breakfast cake has just enough healthy sugars to taste good, but it’s also full of whole grains, so you can feel good about eating it for brunch. It’s actually a good choice for a make-ahead breakfast too, when you want something all ready to go first then in the morning.
Cake? For breakfast? Yes, please. Honestly, who is going to turn down cake for breakfast? Certainly not anyone with a sane mind. Full disclosure – I would probably turn down a piece of cake stacked with frosting, not because I wouldn’t want to eat it, but because I would be trying to make healthy choices to get my day started – I know, LAME…but I wouldn’t turn down this cake for breakfast.
This cinnamon spice breakfast cake is a light and fluffy cake, that is lightly sweetened, and perfectly seasoned. It is also made with whole-grain spelt flour, no refined sugar, and is Vegan…so I can eat it and feel good about making a healthy breakfast choice. In other words – “I can have my cake and eat it too” – sorry, I couldn’t help myself, I had to throw that in :).
This cake is also great for brunch, Mother’s Day, or Christmas morning. The entire family will love it, and you can feel good about starting their day off with something that has a little bit of nutritional value, because, let’s be honest, they aren’t going to get any the rest of the day, especially on a holiday :). Don’t wait for a holiday or special occasion to make this – it tastes just as good on a regular weekday, and is super easy to throw together.
I am BUSY this holiday season! Aren’t we all, especially this time of year? I find myself getting so caught up in my do-to list, that I forget why I am doing it all. Why is that so easy to do? Anyways, I took a moment last night, when everyone was in bed, and I was up late trying to get things done (like usual), to sit in front of the Christmas tree and reflect, and slow down for just five minutes and remember why I am doing all of this.
I really hope my children will look back some day and appreciate the time and love I take in preparing homemade, healthy meals for them and that some day they will prepare some of the same food for their children. And maybe pass down some of our holiday traditions, like Christmas brunch.
What holiday traditions do you have? Do you have Christmas brunch? I would love to hear what traditions your family has in the comments below. I would also love to hear if you try this recipe and what you think of it. Happy Holidays!
For the Cake
- 2 cups whole grain spelt flour (or whole wheat flour)
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp Real Salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk or your choice)
For the Topping
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease a 8×8 baking dish.
- Sift together all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add in the wet ingredients and mix well (it will be a lot drier than a traditional cake batter).
- Pour the batter into the greased 8×8 baking dish.
- Use the same bowl and mix together the ingredients for the topping until a rough crumb mixture is formed.
- Sprinkle the topping over the batter.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.