Monday, October 29, 2012

Paleo Breakfast Apple Pies

Please don't judge me for posting two baked goods in a row. I promise, we are eating "real" food, but in light of the impending hurricane I have been keeping it simple. Steak and avocado. Eggs and bacon. Burgers and salad. Soup. Those are the things on the menu these days...

In fact, as I write this the winds are kicking up and I imagine a power outage lies in our very near future. As such I couldn't resist firing up the oven this morning, to come up with a treat for the kids to enjoy while we watch our favorite show.

I tape Once Upon a Time every week and it's our Monday night tradition to watch it together. The show is literally the only one we all watch religiously, and the kids were actually worried we'd miss it this week because of the storm! Since the show centers around the evil queen from Snow White, I couldn't resist breaking out an apple-based treat to accompany it...

This recipe reminds me of the apple upside-down cakes we enjoyed last month, but these are breakfast-worthy due to hardly any added sweetener. I also like that this recipe, like yesterday's sweet potato brownies, is based on eggs and coconut flour, not almond.

Credit for the original recipe goes to Marla Sarris from her site Marla's Paleo Porn. I used a combination of apples and pears, and used one less egg. I think the latter was a good move, as the pies definitely had a very "eggy" taste and texture even with one less.
Paleo Breakfast Apple Pies
adapted from Marla Sarris

5 eggs
1 cup canned coconut milk
3 tbs. melted coconut oil
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp. apple pie spice
2 apples and 2 pears, cored and diced
2 tbs. coconut oil
2 tbs. maple syrup
2 tsp. apple pie spice
juice of 1/2 lemon

Preheat oven to 425. Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl and stir with an electric mixer. Add coconut flour through apple pie spice, and combine again.

Meanwhile melt remaining coconut oil and maple syrup in a skillet over medium heat. Add apples, lemon juice and apple pie spice. Stir to coat apples, and cook until soft.

Divide apples evenly amongst four greased ramekins. Pour egg mixture over the top of each.

Bake for 20 minutes on 425, then lower the oven temperature to 375 and bake for 20 minutes more.


  1. I have been holding off on watching that show but plan to watch in on Netflix later! I'll be thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well and Sandy will not be near as bad as expected!

  2. thank you for the warm thoughts Patty! No wishful thinking was enough to keep our power on, but at least we are all safe! (and got to watch the show yesterday morning).

    Definitely check out Once Upon a Time... very well-done, we love it!

  3. Thanks for the link love Susan! :) So cute doing an apple recipe with Once Upon a it. Glad to hear Sandy isn't holdin you guys back too much.

    Adding pear to these babies sounds perfect...were you able to taste it in there?

  4. Hi Marla! I threw the pear in just based on what I had on hand, and it balanced nicely with the apple. You couldn't taste it too much, maybe because of the apple pie spice.

    Thanks for the great recipe!