Loving Brunch Recipes

brunch recipes

Instead of cooking dinner for your love, take the opportunity to try out brunch recipes! Nothing says “I love you” more than a heartfelt and scrumptious home cooked meal, especially when cake and cocktails are involved. Show your loved one just how much you care with a delectable homemade brunch spread: lemon cakes, sweet french toast, coffee and even a special hot chocolatey drink. After all, isn’t the way to anyone’s heart through their stomach?

Gaea Lemon Zest Cake

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups organic rye flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • ¼ cup finely ground pine nuts
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup organic sugar cane
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup Gaea Organic extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease the pan. In a medium bowl mix the flour, sea salt, baking powder and pine nuts. Next, mix the lemon zest into the sugar cane. In a separate bowl mix the zesty sugar cane with 3 eggs for about 2 minutes, then add the lemon juice, Greek yogurt and Gaea olive oil. Combine both bowls and pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

 

Coconut Banana French Toast

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Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 cup milk

1 cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

11/2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

12+ slices bread

2 T Carrington Farms Coconut Oil

Instructions:

Heat griddle and brush with coconut oil. Blend remaining ingredients (except bread) in a blender until smooth. Pour into a shallow dish. Submerge each slice in mixture and place on griddle.

Cook till golden brown, then flip over to cook other side. Serve with maple syrup.

 

3 Layer Iced Bon Bon

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Ingredients

  • 1 can condensed milk  (14 ounce)
  • Ice cubes Shots of room temperature espresso coffee, unsweetened made in an IMUSA ESPRESSO MAKER

Instructions:

First, pour 2 inches of condensed milk into the base of 4 (4oz) juice glasses.

pour the equivalent of one shot of coffee on top of the condensed milk in each glass.

Take the remaining four shots of coffee and put them in a blender with four ice cubes. Blend in the blender until a thick foam is formed.

Pour the foam into each glass carefully. Serve immediately.

 

 

Slow Jam by KRUPS Brand Ambassador, Sam Lewontin

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Ingredients

  • 1 double­shot espresso (use an espresso with a chocolaty or nutty flavor profile here)
  • 1oz. dark chocolate syrup
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 1 dash Bittermen’s Orange cream citrate
  • 5oz. steamed almond milk

Instructions:

Combine espresso, chocolate, bitters, and orange citrate in an 8oz. mug. Stir, and top with steamed almond milk.

 

 

About today’s featured brands…

Gaea Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This superb ORGANIC, extra virgin olive oil is a must-have in any kitchen. The “Koroneiki” variety organic olives are hand-picked and “cold-pressed” within hours of harvesting, producing an exceptional quality organic olive oil with unique flavor characteristics and fresh aroma. This oil has a characteristic aroma of fresh green olives and a fruity taste. A classic mix of ripe and green olives make this medium fruity oil especially versatile in the kitchen. (MSRP $12.99) www.gaeaus.com

Carrington Farms Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil

Carrington Farm’s cold-pressed Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is made from only the freshest certified organic coconuts. With no trans and hydrogenated fats, Carrington Farms Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is a delicious replacement for butter or fat; sautee vegetables, roast sweet potatoes, add to smoothies or mix into cereal, or even use in baked goods and over popcorn! (MSRP: 12 oz. $7.99, 54 oz. $23.30,www.CarringtonFarms.com)

The IMUSA Espresso Maker allows users to become a barista right in their own home kitchens. This stovetop espresso maker brews under a mild pressure, forcing hot water up from the base through ground coffee then into the top carafe in just minutes. Available at Target.com for $10.99

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