My boyfriend doesn’t like things made with apples, pumpkin, or squash, so fall is kind of a hard time for us. I’m all like, “It’s time to apple-pumpkin-squashify all the things!” and he’s all like, “Oh, it looks like there’s some bread over there for toast.” Literally, he had toast for lunch the other day. I could not even get him to try a bite of this butternut squash soup with fried garlic and chili oil.
I’ve been a paleo food blogger for long enough that I feel like a little bit of a failure when my boyfriend has toast for lunch.
Things are going a little bit better on the apple front, though, because Ben really liked this cake. Unless you’re the one to stir the grated apple into the batter, which would be a pretty major tipoff, you probably won’t know that there’s any apple in it. It does help make the batter extra moist, though, kind of like the zucchini in zucchini bread, and also adds a little more sweetness.
I had to turn in the post a while ago, so it’s been over a month since I actually ate the cake, and now I REALLY want some. I can barely focus enough to write this little blurb because I am desperate to get up, go to the kitchen, and make it again. The sweet, vanilla-scented cake has huge swirls of dark, rich nutella, and the combination is totally addictive.
Here are five reasons you should be making nutella coffee cake right now:
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I have a new morning routine. It begins at 5:30, and goes like this. First, I stumble to the sink, get a glass of water, and drink it on the couch, usually while staring blankly at my Instagram feed. After a minute, I’ve built up the energy necessary to take steps to obtain coffee, which then fuels the rest of my activities. If there is coffee in the machine from the day before, I drop in three ice cubes and congratulate myself on making iced coffee. If the machine is empty, I grumble a lot, make a new pot, and settle for hot coffee.
When the coffee hits, it’s time to make a smoothie. The smoothie is the highlight of my morning, and it’s all because of the humble avocado.
A friend gave me an incredulous look recently when I mentioned putting avocado in my smoothies. I only started adding them in April, but they’ve already become such a smoothie essential for me that I was totally flabbergasted by her response. I am writing this blog post on the off chance that you, like my friend, have not tried putting avocado in your smoothies yet.
Here are five quick reasons you should do it:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and also my favorite. Today I’m sharing how to make Ghirardelli Intense Dark 72% chocolate part of a complete breakfast. Don’t tell me chocolate for breakfast is strange–I promise that if you love chocolate at night, you’ll love it even more in the morning.
Do you remember those cereal ads that used to run in the nineties during kids’ shows–the ones that always said the cereal being advertised was “part of this complete breakfast?” I never considered cereal a meal, even as a kid, and I always wondered: what ELSE is part of this complete breakfast?
This gluten free, grain free cherry clafoutis is as easy as pancake batter to whip up, and bakes into a fluffy cake that’s as wonderful for breakfast as dessert.