Mmmm, the smell of honey cake from the oven at our house gets my mouth watering. It reminds me so much of when Sunny was little. She went to a Waldorf school for five years from ages 3 – 7, and when I’d pick her up on Wednesdays, I’d be greeted by the smell of fresh kindergarten bread wafting through the halls. And this honey cake smells just like it.
Annie, who is still my top taste-tester at home, was completely won over by this grain-free breakfast honey cake. It’s the cat’s meow, in her opinion, and she especially likes warm out of the oven topped with some juicy organic mango slices.
It’s always lovely to start (or end😊) the day with something sweet, something warm … a little something that leaves the belly feeling oh, so good. This recipe can be a fun quick after school snack idea, a last minute before bedtime idea, or made in advance for a yummy nourishing, protein-filled breakfast.
What I love is the egg and 1/4 cup almond flour come in at 6 grams of protein each. The recipe can be made either in the oven or in the microwave, like many other popular mug cake recipes. It’s like a mini bundt without the hole. It’s so easily eaten on its own (and with less honey, if you don’t like it so sweet), or topped with pureed berries, whipped cream (either coconut or dairy). Or just imagine it with a scoop of sautéed apples and candied walnuts (I’ll have to try that one)!
This treat reminds me of the little cakes Laura and Mary (of the “Little House” books) would pull out of their lunch tins, wrapped in waxed paper to eat during the school day out on the church lawn.
Grain-Free Breakfast Honey Cake
- Coffee mug
- Microwave or oven
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 T honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp butter
- pinch of salt
- Crack an egg into your coffee mug and gently beat it with a fork.
- Add vanilla, honey (or maple syrup), and butter, and gently stir.
- Lastly add the almond flour and a pinch of salt.
- Stir to combine.
- Either bake for 25 minutes at 325 degrees or pop it into the microwave for about 2 minutes.
- When done, take a knife and run around the edge of the cake. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before turning it over onto a plate (or straight into your paws!)
- **If you don't like it so sweet, it's quite lovely with just 1 T honey.