Breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. If I could, I would have breakfast food for every meal of the day. Yes, I like it that much. It’s because you have so many different options to explore and so many different dishes you can declare “breakfast”. The fact that you can make it look and taste like dessert but at the same time know it’s completely guilt free might have something to do with it too. Well, I know it has.

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{Oven-baked} American Donuts

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A quick and simple recipe to make the famous American Donuts but in a healthy or at least healthier version. All the fun but (almost) none the guilt. Sounds great to me! Make these pretty donuts without having to fry them and without using any sugar (apart from the chocolate you dip them in).

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Apple, Pear and Dried Plums Compote

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I never really liked the store bought compotes. I found them to sweet and did not like the fact that I never really knew what additives were hidden in them. But homemade compote is a whole different story. It’s delicious, free of any additives and it makes your kitchen smell so good. Here is a perfect recipe to make compote from the amazing autumn fruits that can be found in your garden.

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Apple Strudel with Spelt Filo Pastry

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Apple strudel is such a classic dessert in Slovenia. I dare to claim they offer it on the menu of every local inn and restaurant around here. It’s popular in some of the neighboring countries as well. This recipe here is a healthier version of strudel, since it uses spelt flour and contains almost no sugar.

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Baked Blueberry Cake Donuts

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If you love a good donut but would like to avoid frying it and if you are a fan of blueberry muffins, this is a recipe for you. By using stevia instead of sugar, one donut will turn out having just 140 calories and will, together with some Greek yogurt and fruit or a glass of milk, make for a perfect breakfast.

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Baked Eggs with Sour Cream, Prosciutto, Gouda & Thyme

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Here is a delicious (and good-looking) alternative to those scrambled eggs you keep having for breakfast. It’s fast, simple and packed with protein plus it requires almost no dishes and utensils (so almost no cleaning required!)

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Banana Almond Flour Waffles

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There are almost no limits as to what you can make your waffles from. These delicious and healthy banana and almond flour waffles are the proof! Yes, you heard correctly. Just like you can use bananas to make pancakes, you can use it to make waffles too. And since a ripe banana is so sweet, you don’t need to add any sweeteners to the batter which means they are even healthier.

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Banana-Walnut and Fig Baked Oatmeal

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I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Breakfast is the best meal of the day! I found this amazing recipe for a simple baked oatmeal and adapted it a little to use what I had in my fridge and pantry.

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Black Forest Baked Oatmeal

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Don’t you think breakfasts are the best? I certainly do! And there are so many different dishes you can make for breakfast. You can even (almost) make a healthy dessert and have it for breakfast. Sort of like this delicious black forest baked oatmeal.

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The Best Sugar Free Waffles

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Refined sugar free waffles that taste like the waffles from Disney Parks. Made using whole wheat spelt flour and honey, they bake perfectly and taste amazing, but are at the same time not to sweet so they are perfect to combine with sweet AND savoury toppings.

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Blueberry and Raspberry Banana Bread

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Banana breads are amazing as breakfast or as dessert. The sweetness of bananas allows it to be (almost) sugar free and the bread always turns out so moist. This recipe uses whole wheat spelt flour and honey as sweetener, so it’s as healthy as it gets.

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Braided Spelt Bread

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There’s nothing like the taste and smell of freshly baked homemade bread. And there is something special and really pretty about its braided version. This bread is really easy to make and tastes and smells delicious. Give it a try!

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Breakfast Donuts {Sugar Free & Oven Baked}

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Quick and simple recipe for sugar free protein donuts, that make for a perfect breakfast. Best part, apart from them being super healthy? You only need one bowl to mix all the ingredients so almost no dishes. Yay!

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Chocolate Egg Crepes {Sugar & Gluten Free}

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You can never actually skip breakfast because the first time you eat during a day is when you “break your fast”. So having a long list of breakfast recipes and ideas is actually a must, right? And one other thing about breakfasts – you can make them look and taste like a real dessert but at the same time know they are oh so healthy. This is just what these chocolate crepes are all about!

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Chocolate Oat Banana Pancakes

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An upgraded version of the basic banana pancake recipe. With added oat flour, these pancakes are gluten free, and the Greek yogurt is a perfect additional source of protein. Play with the toppings a little and create a “Schwarzwald cake” pancake tower by layering chocolate pancakes, Greek yogurt, banana and cherries.

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Chocolate Omelette with Greek Yogurt and Raspberries

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Who says omelettes have to be savory? Who says your breakfast must be unhealthy if you have a sweet tooth? This recipe here proves omelettes can be sweet and healthy at the same time! Still don’t believe it? See the list of ingredients – all healthy foods, some even the so-called superfoods. So enjoy this guilt free and healthy breakfast alternative to crepes and savory omelettes and thank me later.

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Concord Grape, Blueberry & Apple Galette {Gluten & Sugar Free}

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It’s OK to have pie for breakfast, really! It’s not the first time I’ve made and had it. Especially if it’s gluten and sugar free and full of healthy homegrown fruits, like this one here. Feel free to serve it for dessert of course.

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Cooked Oatmeal with Banana, Dried Figs and Brazil Nuts

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If you feel like having oatmeal but, like me, haven’t thought of it the night before and therefore haven’t got the time to prepare the overnight oatmeal, here is a great alternative for you with the added sweetness of banana and some other goodies.

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Egg-In-A-Hole

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Bring the sunny side up to a higher level and treat yourself with this delicious and good looking dish for breakfast. Just three ingredients and spices and you are done.

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{Spelt Flour} Fluffy American Pancakes with Baked Cinnamon Apples

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An all time favorite breakfast choice, fluffy pancakes, made healthier by using spelt flour and Xylitol. Enjoy them with some raisins and baked cinnamon apples and you’re in for a real treat for your next breakfast!

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Green Smoothies – Part 1

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I started a 40 day smoothie challenge, hosted by one of the Slovenian healthy food web pages on 15th of January. The process is as follows: you are to replace one meal a day with a healthy smoothie made of fruits, vegetables and super foods. If you are replacing breakfast, you are to add some granola and dried fruits to it, otherwise you just drink a smoothie as one of the snacks. Here are the first 6 recipes.

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Hazelnut Sugar Free Waffles

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Celebrate International Waffle Day properly with these gluten and sugar free waffles, made using hazelnut meal and honey. They are the fastest to make and disappear even faster!

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Homemade Healthy Nutella

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I am sure each and every one of you loved Nutella as a child. I sure did. And the commercials make it sound so healthy with all the hazelnuts and cocoa it contains. But cocoa can never be as healthy as raw cacao and this is just the beginning, not even listing all the additional unhealthy (or less healthy) ingredients in store bought Nutella. But making your own healthy Nutella from scratch is so fast and simple that you will never consider buying Nutella again.

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Homemade Sugar Free Granola

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Yogurt or milk, fruit and granola are one of the most popular and common breakfasts one can think of. It is also common “knowledge” that such breakfasts are healthy. Or at least thought to be. But if you look at the ingredients of your store bought granola or müsli or corn flakes or whatever you call them, you will see that the sugar content is extremely high. That is why I decided to start making my own granola.

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Kaiserschmarrn

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Kaiserchmarrn. Just like my mom used to make it for me when I was little. But healthified, using spelt flour instead of white flour and xylitol instead of white sugar. It is fluffy and delicious, just like it should be.

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Light Spelt Flour Protein Rolls

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The smell of homemade bread is one of the best smells in the world. Baking your own bread, especially in the colder autumn and winter days, is one of the biggest joys I can imagine. These rolls are so simple to make and so delicious. You can mix in any kind of seeds or herbs you like, but just plain rolls also taste amazing.

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Millet Flour Waffles

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Waffles are really popular all over the world. They come in different shapes and flavors with even more diverse choices of sweet and savory toppings. If you are trying to eat healthy, you should try these millet and almond flour waffles. They are a bit crunchier than the usual waffles but just as tasty.

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Millet Porridge with Apples, Dried Fruits and Roasted Almonds

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Millet is a healthy and often overlooked gluten free grain that offers a variety of options to create sweet or savory dishes. I personally love to make this apple, dried fruits and almond version of millet porridge for breakfast. It’s a quick and simple alternative to yogurt and granola or eggs and bacon which will keep you feeling full for quite some time.

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Millet Soufflé with Apples and Raisins

IMG_6957 I often cook myself some millet porridge, stir in some grated apples and raisins and enjoy it for breakfast. This is how I came up with the idea of making this millet soufflé. I wanted to bring my breakfast to another level, making it taste even better and look more sophisticated.

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Mini Cherry Galette

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You can have your cake (or better yet, pie) and eat it too! And in this case, without a tiniest sense of guilt. You can even have it for breakfast if you want! This lovely galette  is completely sugar and gluten free, and if you swap the greek yogurt I topped it with for some coconut cream for example, it is vegan too. So there is no reason for you not to have it for breakfast or, of course, as a lovely dessert.

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Mini Rustic Fig Pie

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I find fresh figs so pretty and delicious. That is why I always love to create something with them. Like this lovely rustic gluten and refined sugar free fig pie.

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No Bake Breakfast Fruit Tart

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This lovely dish is here to prove that breakfast is the best meal of the day. And that you can make your breakfast look and taste like dessert but enjoy it 100% guilt free.

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Oat Flour Waffles

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I woke up one morning thinking: “I want waffles!” The Belgian kind! All thick and topped with chocolate and fruits and… So the only logical thing to do was to find a delicious recipe to make waffles first thing in the morning. And I did!

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Omelette with Chanterelles, Bacon and Cheese

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Omelette is a dish made from beaten eggs, sometimes folded around a filling such as cheese, vegetables, meat or a combination of the above. You can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here is an autumn version of omelette which includes all of the above mentioned “toppings”.

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Pear and Blueberry Clafoutis

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Don’t you just love the sound of that – clafoutis. That alone is a good enough reason for me to go and make myself one or two for breakfast. And that is before I even get started on how delicious it is!

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Protein Chocolate Coconut Muffins

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If you are looking for a balanced fitness breakfast, these muffins are perfect for you. They are flourless and sugar free and provide you with all the protein you need for breakfast.

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Rice Flour Banana Pancakes

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Pancakes! I think it’s safe to say that everyone loves them. You can have them for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dessert, dinner.. At least I think so! And there are so many different options and combinations you can use to make the pancake batter. I personally love all banana combinations, like the one in this recipe here, which combines bananas with rice flour.

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Smoothies of all colors – Part 2

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Our smoothie challenge continues and we are learning about new fruit-vegetable-superfood combinations and their positive effects on our bodies! Plus, the smoothies were not all green!

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{More delicious} Smoothies – Part 3

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More than half of our smoothie challenge is now over. We’ve learned to make a lot of delicious smoothies along the way. And we also know how to create our own little creations by following some simple smoothie making rules.

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{The Last of the} Smoothies – Part 4

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And so we’ve made it to an end. Our 40 day Smoothie Challenge is over and I can honestly say it was exciting, interesting and different. It required some discipline and preparations, but it also gave us amazingly tasting smoothies and a feeling that we are doing something good for ourselves and our bodies.

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Spelt Bread with Walnuts, Raisins and Dried Figs

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One  of the best things you can do in these colder Autumn mornings is bake your own bread and enjoy it while it’s still a little warm. And the whole house will smell so amazing too! Adding the nuts and dried fruit to your bread will make it a bit more special and sooo delicious.

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Spelt Flour Banana Blueberry Muffins

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Blueberries and muffins are one of the best combinations. I think we can all also agree that banana bread is really delicious and moist. So why not use banana in the muffin batter. And add blueberries of course. These muffins contain all of the above and it’s safe to say they are more than delicious.

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Spelt Flour Crepes

IMG_3974Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast! I can’t stress enough how much I love it. I love pancakes and crepes just as much. And all the jams and chocolate and sauces that go with them. These crepes are so delicious and a lot healthier than the ones using wheat flour.

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Spelt Oat Bread with Walnuts

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Can’t find that perfect bread in the store or bakery? Or is it Sunday and all the stores are closed but you really want some bread? But you don’t have fresh yeast in your fridge.. No probelm, this recipe is here to save you!

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Sugar Free Apricot & Peach Jam

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The thing about store bough jam, though, is, that it usually contains a lot of sugar. And not the good sugar provided by the fruits, but added, refined sugar. Homemade jams are usually not much better, apart from the fact that they taste a million times better and contain no preservatives or hidden ingredients. This is why I was so happy when I saw this recipe which uses sukrin or erythritol to sweeten it and agar-agar to provide the jelly like consistency.

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Trdelnik or Kürtőskalács

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For all of you who have been to Budapest or Prague and loved their Trdelnik or Kürtőskalács – I have some great news! You can make them in your oven (so no open fire needed) and you can even make them healthier without any difference to the flavor by following this simple recipe.

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Two (or three or four) Ingredient Pancakes

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWho doesn’t love pancakes? I sure do! And when the “trend” of two ingredient pancakes started, I have to say I doubted that only two ingredients can make a delicious pancake. But they do! Yes, I know, this recipe is all over the internet now, but I will share it here anyway. If not for any other reason, for the sake of me being able to publish this amazing photo.

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Whole Grain Mini Spelt “Croissant” Bread Rolls

IMG_1613I really love the smell of homemade baked goods in my kitchen. There is something really special about your home smelling of freshly baked bread in the morning. These mini rolls here are perfect for a Saturday morning treat with some butter or just for a quick bite when you don’t have time for a proper snack.

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