Do you want a breakfast that is light, yet decadent at the same time?
Something to impress guests without overloading on sugar, flour, and butter?
Perhaps something made with only 5 fresh, whole ingredients?
Looks like you have too many demands, and your wishes are impossible….
Only kidding! It is all possible with this berry souffle.
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 2 cups fresh or frozen berries
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400*
- Heat oil in a 10" saucepan on medium heat. Add berries and let simmer for 3-5 minutes, or until the berries are soft and form a thick liquid.
- In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the vanilla and cinnamon for a couple minutes.
- Fold the yolk mix into the egg whites until combines.
- Pour the egg mix on top of the simmering berries and let cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.
- Transfer saucepan to oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the pancake puffs and is slightly brown.
- Place a plate over the pan and flip it over so that the fruit is faced up.
- Slice and eat warm with a drizzle of coconut milk or Whipped Coconut Cream, if desired.
~Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Dairy-free, Corn-free, Soy-free, and Sugar-free
*This recipe was featured on Daily Health Buzz Top 9 on April 9th, 2012.
- Eggs: A great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin, eggs are great for the eyes. They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.
- Coconut Oil: Coconut is widely misunderstood because of it’s high fat content; however, coconut’s saturated fat is made up of medium-chain fatty acids. These medium-chains are easy to absorb and digest, and are converted quickly into energy. This means that the body has no opportunity to store the medium-chain as fat. Coconut is also a great source of dietary fiber with a whopping 5 grams per oz!
- Cinnamon: Studies have shown that it can help lower LDL cholesterol, help regulate blood sugar levels, has anti-clotting effect on blood, and it can boost cognitive function and memory.
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What is your favorite recipe that is easy to make, and uses minimal ingredients?