This has got to be one of my favorite fall dishes, for any time of the day in my opinion, not just for breakfast. It is warm, homey, and just all sorts of fall. The ingredients are so clean and simple. Also, when I did Whole30, this was what I would make and eat when I wanted something warm and bready or something sweet for dessert. I highly recommend grabbing a book and a warm bowl of this goodness and curling up by a fire. Mmmm.
Harvest Breakfast Casserole
Total Preparation: 50 minutes
Serves: 4-6 servings
Gluten free, dairy free, grain free, sugar free, paleo and Whole30 approved
1 large sweet potato
2 gala apples (or your favorite red apple kind)
1 cup full fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
dash of salt
1/2 cup pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
ghee/ coconut oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Fully skin the apples and the sweet potato. Then, grate them into small, thin strips.
Place the grated apples and sweet potatoes into a nut bag and squeeze most of their juices out into the sink (or into a cup to drink to drink). Note: If you do not have a nut bag, put them into a bowl and press them down with paper towels. When you do this, pour out the juice that seeps to the top. You don’t want it to be too juicy when you add it into the final mixture.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, vanilla and water until frothy.
Then add the Pumpkin Pie Spice, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to dissolve.
Next, fold in the grated sweet potato apple mix, pepitas, and chopped pecans.
Oil a 9x9 baking dish with ghee or coconut oil.
Pour the mixture into the pan and top with more chopped pecans or a topping of your choice.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and dish up to serve immediately or cover and keep in the fridge.
My favorite way to eat this is with a little ghee and a tiny bit of maple syrup drizzled over it when its warm. Enjoy!
Note: Even though the inside of the casserole will still be semi-wet, this does not mean that the eggs are not cooked. After 30+ minutes of baking, all of the eggs will be cooked and okay to eat. The extra moisture is from the sweet potatoes, apples, water and coconut milk. This is what makes it so yummy.