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Feb 25

PB & J Grain-Free Breakfast Cake

This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

Go ahead and cut yourself a slice of this PB & J concoction.

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It’s like your childhood PB & J is all grown up and trendy because it’s paleo-ish.

And(!!) we’ve got only 7 ingredients here.

S.E.V.E.N.

It’s totally one of those make ahead breakfasts that’ll last you 4 days.  I would say, “hey, that’s 4 days without stressing over what to make for breakfast,” but if you read this blog you probably love breakfast and never stress out over it.  All you do is jump out of bed in the morning pumped to eat something delicious.  I get you.  And you get me.  And that’s why you’re here.  And that’s why I’m here.  (…I just read that last part to Andrew and he’s all like…”#caffeine.”)

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So since we tend to be honest here…I would like to tell you that in my opinion coconut flour is weird.  Or at least weird to bake with.  Has that been your experience?

I tried to make cookie dough out of coconut flour one time.  It was the first and last time.

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I mean, it can’t help it.  It’s filled with oh-so-much fiber, which is probably why if you use too much of it in a recipe you come out with a sponge-textured baked good. 

So ya know, 2 tablespoons coconut flour has 5 grams fiber.  That means 2 tablespoons coconut flour has as much fiber as a medium apple, 1 1/4 cup of blueberries or 1 1/2 cups brussels sprouts.  Yay fiber.  Yay you.  Yay breakfast.  And YAY anything else you feel the urge to be excited about.  (p.s. I just spelt ‘urge’ like ‘erge’ and couldn’t figure out why spell check was red lining me.  I need remedial grammar classes.)

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A little about me…I’m a fan of high fiber foods at breakfast because fiber helps keep you full.  And fullness is key when you’re working at an internship where sometimes you can’t eat lunch until 1pm.  WHAT IS THAT ABOUT?! ewww.  I mean, I guess that’s real life.  But then I don’t want real life.  I want the dream days of childhood back.  The days where my biggest concern was if I was ever going to want to stop play Barbies.  Yes, gimme those days.

Let’s get back to it…if you’re baking with coconut flour you don’t actually need to use that much coconut flour.  What you do need is a BUNCH of eggs.  And a BUNCH of mashed fruit.  And with that combination you can keep the sponge-texture away. 

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Now, I tried this recipe with salt & baking soda added in, but I’ve decided I like it better without both.  It doesn’t need the extra salt (especially if you use salted peanut butter on top).  And you reach the perfect level of dense-cake-ness without the baking soda.

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So whisk up the batter. 

Pour it in a skillet. 

Bake away. 

The hardest part of this recipe is not staining your shirt with blackberry juice when you’re mashing them.  Be careful, but you got this.

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PB & J Grain-Free Breakfast Cake

Yield: 3-4

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 15

Total Time: 25

Ingredients:

Grain-Free Cake

2 large bananas, mashed (~1 slightly heaping cup)

5 large eggs

1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled off

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon vanilla

Toppings

2/3 cup blackberries

1/3 cup salted natural peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.  Place empty skillet in the oven.
  2. In a bowl, use an electric mixer to combine mashed bananas, eggs, coconut flour, cinnamon and vanilla until SMOOTH...mix for about 1 minute to be sure! (I recommend the electric mixer so you can REALLY incorporate the eggs into the batter...you don't want pieces of cooked egg in your cake.)
  3. Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven and grease the skillet by adding in a little butter/coconut oil/another oil and swirling it around.
  4. Pour batter into the skillet and return to the oven.  Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. While baking, put the blackberries on a plate and use the back of a fork to mash them.  Set aside.
  6. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool slightly before topping with mashed blackberries and peanut butter.
  7. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later.  I like to eat mine cold in the morning with a mug of warm tea.

Inspired by this pancake.

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{Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.  Thank you for supporting brands that align with my mission and help make this blog possible. I was compensated for my time.  For more delicious recipes and a coupon for $1.00 off any product, please visit BobsRedMill.com!}

 

22 Responses to “PB & J Grain-Free Breakfast Cake”

  1. Dietitan Jess — February 25, 2015 @ 6:29 am (#)

    These photos are gorgeous- one day when I invest in a camera that isnt a iphone I’m seeking you out for tips! PS made the single serving fudgy cake last night- left it very uncooked- so good!!!

  2. Christina — February 25, 2015 @ 11:04 am (#)

    So excited to make this! Does the nutrition info include the peanut butter and berries? 

    • Kylie — February 25, 2015 @ 11:42 am (#)

      No it doesn’t! I meant the mention that! Thanks for the catch! I added a note.

  3. Nicole — February 25, 2015 @ 1:32 pm (#)

    I have kind of a dumb question: here and in LOTS of your recipes, you mash a lot of fruit. Do you just use a fork, or do you have another preferred mashing tool? I’m looking to increase my mashing efficiency!

    • Kylie — February 26, 2015 @ 10:20 pm (#)

      Lol on “mashing efficiency!” Yep, I just take a fork and mash away! My husband always makes some comment about how I’m “trying to kill the banana/blackberries/whatever fruit” or “what did that banana ever do to deserve that?” Seriously…every time.

  4. Selena @ The Nutritious Kitchen — February 25, 2015 @ 4:12 pm (#)

    I love love LOVE this idea! Anything that involves pb&j really…And honestly I have yet to create something with coconut flour that is great…it’s just not my favorite flour to work with and I always thought I was alone in this since it’s become some a trendy thing! Luckily I have a huge bag of it still (hence me not loving the stuff) so I will forsure be trying this!

  5. Whitney — February 26, 2015 @ 8:55 am (#)

    I’ve been obsessed with coconut flour lately. It is difficult to bake with. I, too, had a cookie fail with it. My topic for my capstone was coconut and we made a coconut flour pizza crust..so awesome! but you did use TONS OF EGGS.. like 6. Can’t wait to make this! Made the paleo pancake this morning.. so good! :) Can you tell I love your blog?? “I get you. And you get me. And that’s why you’re here. And that’s why I’m here.”

    • Kylie — February 26, 2015 @ 10:30 pm (#)

      Coconut flour pizza crust?! I’m doing that.

  6. joelle (on a pink typewriter) — February 26, 2015 @ 12:59 pm (#)

    This sounds AMAZING. I have a lot of pb jars dying to be used up in a way like this…..

  7. Nora (A Clean Bake) — February 26, 2015 @ 2:30 pm (#)

    I totally hear you about the coconut flour but at the same time, the challenge of it not behaving like anything else I cook with is why I like it!

  8. Whitney — February 27, 2015 @ 7:47 am (#)

    Yes! Coconut flour pizza crust recipe is on my blog under “capstone recap.” Try it! :)

  9. Francesca — March 3, 2015 @ 6:32 pm (#)

    This looks absolutely heavenly!

  10. Lauren — March 12, 2015 @ 7:33 am (#)

    Made this morning and it was delightful (even sans peanut butter which I didn’t have on hand). Fun to see a high-protein recipe in the shape of a baked good. Thanks for the great recipe – I will keep coming back to this one as I typically have all of these ingredients in my kitchen!

  11. Suzette — April 4, 2015 @ 5:44 pm (#)

    I have a bag of coconut flour that gives me the stare down every time I walk in my pantry because it’s feeling neglected, so I was very happy to come across this recipe! I was wondering what size skillet you used? I only have a 12″ cast iron.

    • Kylie — April 4, 2015 @ 5:57 pm (#)

      I used a 9-10″ skillet!

  12. Maria — August 6, 2015 @ 4:57 pm (#)

    This looks amazing, but I don’t have a cast-iron skillet. Would it work in a 9×13 rectangular or 8×8 circular pan? 

    • Kylie — August 6, 2015 @ 8:54 pm (#)

      Absolutely! Either size pan would work fine!

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