I'm almost certain this isn't the first post I've written titled "Cake for Breakfast," which means this isn't the first time. Not hardly.
Although I prefer savory, hearty breakfasts, I occasionally opt for sweeter breakfast foods. Most often, that's something healthy, like peanut butter oats or cereal with soymilk. But today, that sweet breakfast treat was cake ... Cinnamon Coffee Cake, to be specific.
This recipe is from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. Now don't get me wrong. Day 21 of her month-long plan for newbie vegans is actually about demystifying tofu, not eating cake for breakfast. But she includes a few dessert recipes in another chapter on baking without eggs. I made the cake to take to work this morning (and I did), but I couldn't resist a few pieces with my morning coffee.
The cake is made with whole wheat pastry flour and unrefined sugar, so it's kinda healthy. And the crunchy walnut topping is amazing! There's at least a tablespoon of cinnamon in the cake and topping. Nothing goes better with coffee than a moist-yet-crumbly cinnamon coffee cake. If new vegans are using Colleen's book as a motivator, tasty desserts like this will definitely help.
I only have a few more days left in Colleen's 30-day challenge. In case you've missed the last few blog posts on this, I'm reading through her step-by-step vegan challenge this month to review the book. Since my last post, I've read about B12, getting omega-3's from plant food, increasing iron absorption, vegan cheese options, and the protein myth. Colleen really does cover all the bases in this book. I wish I'd had this when I went vegan ...