Christmas Breakfast Cake (plus 5 ways to rest over the holidays)
Traditions have always been so important to me. At Christmas, we are very purposeful in our traditions so that they reflect the true meaning behind Christmas.
As a family, we are looking forward to time off and space to reflect on this last year before the coming new year. We want to wish all of you a very happy holiday and a wonderful new year!
Here is a delicious real food recipe from our traditional breakfast cake we enjoy on Christmas morning! This recipe has been modified from my own great grandfather’s traditional pound cake and from Noel Piper‘s breakfast cake. We hope you enjoy!
Christmas Breakfast Cake
- Dry Mixture: Mix the following together until it is the texture of meal: 2 cups einkorn flour (or sprouted whole wheat or Gluten free ready flour mix), 1 cup coconut palm sugar, 1 tsp real salt, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 stick of real butter cut up into 6 pieces. You can mix this with your hands until it is like sand. (Remove about 1/3 cup and set aside for the topping)
- Wet Mixture: Mix together the following ingredients in a large measuring bowl: 1 cup of buttermilk and 2 eggs
- Add Dry mixture into wet mixture. Mix thoroughly.
- Pour into either an 8X8 inch pan or a 9×13 cake pan.
- For the topping, mix together the 1/3 cup dry ingredients set aside from #1 plus 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup more einkorn flour or Gluten free flour mix and 1/2 coconut palm sugar.
- Add 3 Tbs real butter to the topping mixture and mix with hands until consistency of #1 dry mixture.
- Sprinkle topping over cake batter.
- Bake at 325 degrees fro 25-30 mins.
- Let cool and then add powdered sugar on top if desired and serve warm.
For a Christmas breakfast cake option to prepare overnight, consider this delicious one from Jovial foods here.
5 ways to enjoy your time off this holiday season
- Take a nap (Shut off all electronics and rest your self in the quiet)
- Journal about this past year (What have you learned? What do you want to learn more of in the new year?)
- Take a walk outside (Breathe in fresh air and pray or process thoughts that often get stuffed down)
- Enjoy a game night with your family or friends (Board games, dominos, cards or poker!)
- Explore your own city (There may be something you have never discovered before!)