Breakfast on GAPS can be hard, and it is easy to get into a food rut. It didn't take me long to get really tired of eating eggs. Sure, I tried to mix it up by how I cooked eggs, but they were still eggs. And no matter how many times I hear it, I just can't eat savory foods for breakfast. (The Intro diet was the exception, and I pretty much hated it.) Dinner leftovers have no appeal to me at 7 o'clock in the morning.
I was nearing the end of the Intro diet, when I had a flash of breakfast inspiration--to adapt a family German Apple Pancake recipe. It was a huge success and I have made variations on the theme for weeks now. Is it as good as the glutenous original? Probably not. But beggars can't be choosers, and I think it makes a decent substitution. It is certainly better than some of the other GAPS recipes I have tried of late. The amount of sweetness is entirely up to you. I vary it every time depending on the mood I am in.
GAPS German Apple Pancake
6 tablespoons butter
honey to taste (I drizzle a spoonful or two)
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
In a 9 x 13 pan, brush melter butter over bottom and sides. Spread apple slices evenly in pan. Sprinkle with spices.
6 extra large or 7 large eggs
5 ounces blanched almond flour (or 1 once coconut flour and 4 ounces almond flour)
honey/date paste to taste (I have used 2T date paste or 2 spoonfuls of honey)
pinch of sea salt
1 1/2 cups kefir/yogurt/coconut milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 tablespoons of butter melted
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Blend together all ingredients together with a whisk or an immersion blender.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Turn off the oven and let sit for another 5 minutes until it is set in the middle.
I have used other fruits with success as well: frozen berries, fresh strawberries. If your fruit is rather juicy, I would suggest adding a bit of coconut flour to the batter to help absorb some of the excess liquid.