Homemade Apple Pie Ice Cream

Oh my goodness! This homemade apple pie ice cream is incredible - all time favorite for our entire family. MUST make. (Plan for extra pie this Thanksgiving!)

Vanilla ice cream and apple pie, also known as my husband’s favorite dessert. Combine the two together and you have perfection. Creamy vanilla ice cream with a touch of cinnamon and real apple pie bites mixed in and you have the perfect fall dessert. Ice cream is the ideal ending to any meal, even as the outdoor temperatures cool down and this recipe proves it.

I have an addiction to homemade ice cream. In fact, my automatic ice cream maker is my favorite kitchen appliance.

After months of thinking about it, we finally experimented and made Homemade Apple Pie Ice Cream. Let me tell you, it should have happened a long time ago. This recipe is a winner. My husband declared the ice cream exceptional and a good friend said it was her favorite ice cream of the many I’ve made so far!

I made this ice cream lightly sweetened because I knew the apple pie was going to be added and we all thought it was perfect. You can make the pie from scratch or purchase one.

Also, if you have an immediate ice cream craving and don’t want to take the time to cook  and cool the ice cream, simply combine all the ingredients (making sure the cream and milk are thoroughly chilled – if you just bought it from the store, it won’t be cold enough) excluding the pie in the blender (or use beaters and a bowl) and combine well and pour into the ice cream maker. (If you don’t like eating raw eggs, you can leave the yolks out.) Freeze according to machine instructions and mix in pie at the end.

Don’t forget to check out my tips for using your automatic ice cream maker!

Oh my goodness! This homemade apple pie ice cream is incredible - all time favorite for our entire family. MUST make. (Plan for extra pie this Thanksgiving!)Plan to have extra apple pie after your Thanksgiving dinner this year, you won’t regret it!

Apple Pie Ice Cream
 

Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup honey (or ½ cup white sugar)
  • dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ of an apple pie

Instructions
  1. Put dairy, honey, arrowroot powder, cinnamon and a dash of salt in a pan over low heat. Use a whisk to stir as mixture heats.
  2. Combine egg yolks and honey in a small bowl.
  3. Slowly add ½-1 cup of the of heated cream to the egg yolks (stirring constantly). Then slowly add the egg mixture to the pan of cream, whisking constantly.
  4. Heat the ice cream mixture gently until it thickens slightly. (Don’t let it come to a boil.) It will take around 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  6. As the ice cream mixture cools, stir it occasionally to keep a skim from forming on the top.
  7. Put ice cream into the refrigerator and chill at least 6 hours.
  8. Put mixture into ice cream maker and freeze according to your ice cream maker instructions.
  9. Chop apple pie into bite sized pieces and stir into the frozen ice cream.
  10. Serve immediately or put in freezer to have a more solid ice cream.

 

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Whole30 Breakfast Ideas

20 Whole30 breakfast ideas and recipes! Great resource for healthy breakfasts - the hardest for me to come up with recipes for. (My FAVORTIE breakfast casserole is on this list)

We recently completed our first Whole30. The hardest menu items for me to come up with were for breakfast. I’ve never been a huge breakfast person, but I found myself waking up starving every morning so not eating wasn’t an option. I needed food!

This list is an awesome resource of recipes and ideas that are all Whole30 approved and even if you aren’t eating paleo, this list of Whole30 breakfast ideas is full of great options to feed your family each morning. (I’m in love with the first recipe on the list and sweet potato hash browns. Both recipes find their way into our plates frequently.)

20 Whole30 Breakfast Ideas

What are your favorite breakfast foods? Any great grain and dairy free ideas to share?

I have other round ups of Whole30 approved recipes to share with you in the next weeks too – Suppers and lunches, soups, and snacks! If you have any recipes I should add to those lists, leave them in the comments.

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Easy and Healthy Menu Plan and Goals

Is it nap time yet?

We had an amazing 8 days in Texas with my family celebrating the marriage of one of my sisters. All 8 siblings (and their families) and our parents were together at the same time for the first time in over a year and a half. It was a blast getting to visit, make desserts for the reception, play with my sister’s kids, and spend time with all my family.

Easy and Healthy Menu Plan for the week! Lots of tasty recipes that don't require a lot of time in the kitchen plus the list of things I hope to get accomplished.

All the siblings!

We stayed a few extra days after the wedding and got some projects done (including sewing a Christmas stocking for my 17 month old and 2 ring slings I bought fabric for months ago), do a little thrift store shopping, activities with my two kids, and go to a couple of my sisters’ Community Group.

The smartest thing we did on this trip was come home on Thursday so that both of us had off work on Friday! It was amazing to have three days to get unpacked and caught up on things around the house. We even did a little organizing and yard work. There is still more to go, but we made progress. Much better than coming home late on Sunday and having no time to get caught up before heading into the week.

This is the first post Whole30 menu I’ve had to make and I’m looking forward to eating legumes and dairy again. :-)

If you’ve missed the posts the past few weeks, be sure to check out my 10 Ways to Drastically Reduce Your Grocery Budget and the posts I’ve shared for Minister Appreciation Month: 10 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor, Gift Ideas for Your Pastor, and Gift Ideas for Your Pastor’s Family.

Easy and Healthy Menu Plan for the week! Lots of tasty recipes that don't require a lot of time in the kitchen plus the list of things I hope to get accomplished.

Potato Sausage and Kale Soup

Suppers:

Lunches:

 

 

 

Breakfasts (Combination of the following):

Goals:

  • My sisters and mom helped me get some stuff done for the next craft show and starting an Etsy shop for the earrings, lip balms, and room sprays while we were in Texas, so that was great! Now I need to work on making a few more items and still put together signage for the booth.
  • Work on starting to write a subscriber freebie
  • Write 2 more posts
  • Exercise!!! (This didn’t happen at all when we were on vacation)
  • Review Bible verses and start a new one
  • Read a couple more chapters in (aff link) When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself (again, didn’t do any reading on vacation)
  • Go to the PO Box before the first community concert of the season and do a deposit record after the concert. (An amazing 14 year old classical pianist!)

What are your goals for the week?
If you need an easy and yummy recipe for dinner, check out these Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs:
These are incredible and can be in the oven in 5 minutes! Super flavorful and crispy on the outside and tender perfect on the inside. | I'm adding these to my menu this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gift Ideas for My Pastor’s Wife and Children

Great list of gift ideas and ways to encourage your pastor's spouse and children! Perfect for Minister Appreciation Month, the holidays, and their birthdays! Must Pin!

We have Ways to Encourage Pastors and Gift Ideas for Pastors already covered. There is an important group of people missing, though. Our pastor’s families also sacrifice a lot with all the time spent on call, visiting in the hospital, dealing with stressful situations, and having an unpredictable life.

Birthday’s, holidays, and Minister Appreciation Month are all the perfect time to do a little something for them to let them know we appreciate their service to our church as well.

Andrea, a pastor’s wife in the Twin Cities and mother of 3 young children, is back again today to share some gift ideas with us.

Guest Post by Andrea

Gift Ideas for My Pastor’s Wife and Children:

1. Arrange for someone to bring a meal for your pastor and his family twice a week during the month of October. Find out their likes/dislikes and allergies! If you know your pastor loves brownies, make him a pan!

2. How about maid-service? (Know your pastor! If they wouldn’t feel comfortable with you cleaning their house, why not give them a certificate to a cleaning company?)

3. Give a gift to your pastor’s wife.

  • Gift cards addressed to her for: spa/hair salon, coffee shop, favorite clothing store. (Please don’t offer to take her shopping – this can be very awkward! Instead, give her a gift card and offer to babysit her kids while she goes out shopping.)
  • Take her out for a movie or coffee.
  • Send her flowers on her birthday.
  • If she enjoys outdoor activities, take her out for hiking, tennis, boating, etc.

4. Practical ways to encourage your pastor’s wife.

  • Write her a note of encouragement and appreciation.
  • Pray for her instead of criticizing and judging her.
  • Don’t listen to or participate in gossip about her.
  • Give her grace: she is human just like you. Don’t hold her up to your expectations: pastor’s wives are not all the same. They are uniquely made by God with personality, talents, strengths and spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit determined were best for them. Some are introverts, some are extroverts. Some can play piano, others cannot. Some love to serve in children’s ministry, others do not. Some are called to women’s ministries, others are not! Allow them to be who God created them to be, not who you expect them to be. 

4. Don’t forget your pastor’s children!

  • Give them a gift card especially for them (ice cream shop?), or take the family somewhere fun (waterpark, indoor playground, disc golf, etc.)!
  • Make each child a gift basket of their own with their favorite items.
  • Write them a note of encouragement and appreciation.
  • Pray for them.
  • Give them grace: they are humans just like everyone else’s kids. Give them freedom to make mistakes, freedom to learn and mature.. If you have a concern, talk to your pastor lovingly about it as you would want someone to talk to you about your own children. (Don’t have different expectations for his children than you do for your own!)
  • Don’t listen to or participate in gossip about your pastor’s children. Take a stand in that moment and remind the gossiper that they are just children who are in the process of becoming more and more like Jesus, just like all of us.

5. Give the pastor and his wife time together. Give them a gift card to a restaurant and babysitting services. Don’t just offer to babysit the kids, ask them specifically, “Can we schedule an evening for me to babysit your kids?” Many times they might feel awkward to approach YOU with a request to babysit. It’s better if you approach THEM with a specific offer.

6. Respect their family time! Avoid calling their husband and father on his day off, or during dinner hours or on vacation.

7. Remember them on their birthdays and anniversaries! Send a card in the mail. Pray for them.

What are you favorite ways to honor your Pastor’s family?
If you missed the earlier posts, don’t forget to check out Ways to Encourage Your Pastor and Gift Ideas for Pastors.

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Gift Ideas for Your Pastor

Gifts ideas for pastors. Every October during Minister Appreciation Month I find myself searching for frugal and creative options. Gifts that will actually be used or are meaningful that I can purchase on my budget.

Great gift ideas for pastors! Some are free and others require money. Perfect for Pastor Appreciation Month and the holidays. Even written by a pastor's wife.

Last week my sister shared 10 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor and today she’s back to give us some gift ideas for your pastor that are free and some that require finances.

Guest Post by Andrea

Gifts ideas that don’t require finances

1. Give him your time. Volunteer to spend a Saturday at his home to help with around the house projects: mowing, painting, fall clean up, window washing – you name it! (These are never ending at our house!) If you are handy with tools help him renovate part of his home. If you are handy with cars give him an oil change and tune up.

2. Plan a potluck/picnic in honor of your pastor. Plan to serve his favorite food (steak, anyone?).

3. Don’t rely on your pastor to reach your community. Do your part! Bring your friends! Invite them to small groups, services, picnics and special events. Invite your friends for dinner or a game night and invite your pastor over to meet them.

4. In the same way, don’t rely on your pastor to care for those in your church. Visit someone in the hospital, send flowers to someone who had a baby, make a meal for a family who is going through sickness. Call a family who missed church.

4. Wash and service his car for him! (Or give him full service car wash certificates.) We constantly use our family cars for ministry – picking up and dropping off people for services, Bible studies and kids programs. We LOVE to have a clean car but don’t always have time to keep up with it. Unfortunately many people have had to sit in Goldfish and Cheerio crumbs!

5. Do a church service day, if you own your facility. Everyone show up to help organize/clean/spring clean. Sometimes pastors have a lot of pressure on them to care for the facility but little time to follow through. (Please do this in conjunction with something more personal.)

6. Check with your local Christian bookstore or radio station to see if they are doing a giveaway for pastors during October: nominate them!

7. Sit in the front row during services!

Gift ideas that require finances

1. Gift cards are always a good idea. (Clothing stores, restaurants, movie theatre, coffee shop, grocery store)

2. Personalized T-shirt, coffee mug, bumper sticker, etc. “Best Pastor” or “We Love Our Pastor” from the congregation

3. Ask his wife for a list of his favorite things. (Chocolate, soda, candy, fishing gear, coffee, baseball caps, etc.) Put together a gift basket from the congregation!

3. Hobby-related gifts (i.e. golf clubs for the golfer)

4. Photography session (if you’re not a photographer, consider gifting him and his family with a certificate for a free session with a photographer)

5. Take him out (or give him tickets) to a sporting event, dinner theatre or orchestra.

6. Consider giving him a paid sabbatical or an all-expense paid vacation.

7. Cash. Sometimes it’s best just to give him cash. He may have needs that you are not aware of!

What are your favorite gifts ideas for your pastor? If you are in ministry, what are the favorite gifts you’ve been given?

Be sure to come back on Thursday for ideas on what you can do for your Pastor’s family.

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Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Sometimes you just want a piece of good chicken on the bone. These crispy baked chicken thighs are spectacular. Crispy and well seasoned on the outside and tender and flavorful on the inside.

These are incredible and can be in the oven in 5 minutes! Super flavorful and crispy on the outside and tender perfect on the inside. | I'm adding these to my menu this week!

One of the best things about this meal, I can have them ready to bake before the oven is preheated! Simply serve with fruit and roasted veggies for a meal you can have prepared in minutes or maybe along side Broccoli Pasta or Alfredo and a nice salad for a dressed up dinner at home.

If you’d rather use drumsticks (I always make a drumstick for my youngest), simply reduce the baking time by a few minutes. However you do it, your family will thank you – these  crispy baked chicken thighs are definitely husband and child approved.

Now, let’s get on to the recipes. This could be what’s for dinner tonight.

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Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 bone-in skin on chicken thighs

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken thighs with seasoning and place on a rimmed pan.
  4. Bake for 30, or until chicken is cooked through.

 

These are incredible and can be in the oven in 5 minutes! Super flavorful and crispy on the outside and tender perfect on the inside. | I'm adding these to my menu this week!

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Ways to Encourage Your Pastor

10 Easy Ways to Encourage Your Pastor! Great things to do during Minister Appreciation month. There's even a printable list of things to pray for your pastor.

Guest Post by Andrea

We are entering into the month designated for “Pastor Appreciation”. Today I have a great list of ideas of ways to encourage and bless your pastor. God’s Word exhorts us to “Respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work…” 1 Thessalonians 5:12

My husband pastors a small church in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.  We are blessed to serve a loving, graceful community of believers, and have often been overwhelmed by the love they have shown our family over the years.  Although we have a difficult job at times, we are honored that God has called us and privileged to be in such a loving community!

These simple gifts of encouragement will mean so much to your pastor, and we can all do them.

10 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor

1. Write him a (detailed) note of why you appreciate him, and give a specific example of a situation where God used him to touch your life.

2. Pray for him daily and send him a note now and then to let them know that you were praying for them. (Want a copy of the 12 ways to Pray for Your Pastor? Keep reading!)

How to pray for your pastor?

  • Pray specific Scriptures over him and his family.
  • Pray for his spiritual life to flourish.
  • Pray that he will be strong in the face of opposition
  • Pray that he will flee temptation
  • Pray that he will be spiritually “wise” and equipped for battle (Ephesians 6)
  • Pray that he is sensitive to the leading and conviction of the Holy Spirit
  • Pray that he has wisdom to balance ministry, family and other responsibilities
  • Pray that he fixes his eyes on the eternal reward and doesn’t get discouraged
  • Pray that he humbles himself continually before God
  • Pray for he and his wife: that they would be unified, give one another support and understanding, and that they would fight for their marriage on their knees and with their time.
  • Pray for he and his children: that he would spend sufficient time with them, validate and affirm them and that he would be present and available.
  • Pray that God would grant him breakthrough in his ministry: that he would see lives transformed!

If you’d like to have a copy of these ways to prayer for your pastor to print off an hang on your fridge or put in your Bible, you can download a copy here!

3. Drop him a note during the week to comment on one aspect of his sermon that stuck with you during the week. It will encourage him to know you’re listening! During the sermon, interact: nod your head, smile, and pay attention!

4. Respect your pastor! We, more than anyone else, feel inept and unqualified for what we do but we remember that God called the stuttering Moses to speak to Pharoah. It’s not your pastor’s qualifications that should  earn your respect, it’s the call of God on his life. When you disrespect your pastor you are ultimately disrespecting God. One simple way of showing respect is to call him by his title. “Pastor.”

5. Part of respect is open communication. Don’t talk about your pastor: talk honestly TO him! Respect does not mean hiding your feelings, not asking questions. It means to prayerfully, wisely, discreetly and lovingly address them to him.

6. Another aspect of respect is not to participate in or listen to gossip about your pastor. If you hear gossip, have the courage to stop and address it. Encourage the gossiper to meet with the pastor to discuss. Or, tell the gossiper something positive about your pastor. Give a public affirmation of your pastor in this situation.

7. One more aspect of respect: don’t evaluate and judge how your pastor and his family spend their money. This is easy to do when “you” are paying his salary! Yes, they should be good stewards of their finances, but be graceful, knowing that this may look different for their family than it does for your family. Remember Samuel’s admonition to Jesse that God does not look at the outward appearance but at the heart.

8. Ask your pastor if there is any volunteer needs in the church. Be willing to step in, do something different, do something you haven’t done before!

9. Verbally and publically recognize your pastor. Ask your church leadership (elders) if you can share a testimony or appreciation of your pastor on their designated “clergy appreciation Sunday”.

10. Participate in the community life of your church. Attend small groups and potlucks and prayer meetings. Tithe. Volunteer. This is a huge encouragement for your pastor!

Next week, I’ll be sharing ideas on gifts for your pastor (even ones that are free) and how you can also encourage his wife and children. I hope these are a help to you as you try to bless your pastor during Minister Appreciation Month!

Don’t forget to download the 12 Ways to Prayer for Your Pastor:
12 Ways to Prayer for Your Pastor! Great resource to print off and put in your Bible. Could even give a copy to your pastor to let him know you are prayer for him.

Post by Andrea 

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Whole30 Recap for Week 4

We have finally finished our first Whole30! Here is the recap for our last week.

Whole30 is completed! We are done and there was much rejoicing. I’m ready to do some baking again. These 30 days have actually gone by quickly and the overall experience has been pretty fun, dare I say.

Reminder: Who exactly is doing this challenge?

My husband and myself and our 16 month old and 3 1/2 year old. The kids are eating what we eat for the most part but the 16 month old still eats oatmeal for breakfast (no dairy in it though) and on occasion a rice cake. The 3 year old has an option of oatmeal for breakfast, but she’s only had a couple of bites. She used to love oatmeal, but it just hasn’t been her thing lately.

How Did We Feel?

Okay, so we all felt great again during the last part of our Whole30. The big difference for me though, is that the last week I’ve just been ready to be done! Weeks 2 and 3 I really didn’t think about off plan foods. This past week I have! Peanut butter, cheese, baking, oats, chocolate, beans are just a few of the things that have been filling my mind. Physically I’ve been doing great though and have had enough energy to get through my to do lists even on little sleep.

Afterwards!

What’s the plan going forward? I’m looking forward to incorporating legumes and cheese back into our diets. We will also add back in grains and wheat but hope to limit the quantities. We’ll also be watching how our bodies respond to these foods more closely now and hopefully adjusting as we need to.

What Did We Eat?

We have finally finished our first Whole30! Here is the recap for our last week.

Chicken Salad, Sweet Potato Hash browns, Sweet Potato Breakfast Casseroleand Chicken Curry Soup 

Breakfasts: for the last 9 days we ate leftover sweet potato breakfast casserole (still my favorite), scrambled eggs, hash browns (made from sweet potatoes is my other favorite breakfast food), and scrambled eggs and veggies baked in muffin tins.

Lunches: The trends from the first weeks continued and Shaun and I had salads while the kids had leftovers or sweet potatoes for week day lunches. We also had Rosemary Chicken Salad served on lettuce and Paleo Sweet Potato Chili.

Suppers:  We had a Ginger Beef/Broccoli/Carrot stir fry type thing, Chicken Curry Soup, Chicken and Veggie Soup, Crispy Chicken Thighs (recipe coming this Friday), and leftovers of all the above. Leftovers rock! I’ve been spending way more time in the kitchen for breakfasts and lunches than I normally do, so leftovers are a life saver.

Snacks: Nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruits and veggies

Just for fun, I asked my husband and daughter what food they want the most after the 30 days are up. Shaun’s request – pizza. Kenna’s first thought was bread with peanut butter. When I asked her if there was anything else she added “snack supper with popcorn and homemade ice cream”. What I want is alfredo sauce. I don’t even care about the noodles. I’d eat it plain or over sweet potatoes – I just want the butter and cheese. :-)

The Results:

Number wise, over the last 30 days I lost 10 pounds and 1/2-1 inch on my thighs, hips, waist. I have also spend the past 30 days exercising 5 days a week – power walking with the double stroller and doing 10 minutes of pilates, so I’m sure it has been a combination of the two.

And that’s our last Whole30 recap! Even though is has been time consuming, expensive, and a little hard with social events it has been good and worth it!

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Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals

This menu is the last of our Whole30 meals! We will have officially made it through all 30 days the middle of this week! Hooray! That means Tuesday will be our last weekly recap. Hard to believe a month has gone by. Perfect timing since we are done just in time for my sister’s wedding and all the yummy (not Whole30) food that will entail.

Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals for our family with 2 young kids. If we can do a Whole30, anyone can!

My current read and the perfect place to get a few more pages into it: let the kids play and burn off energy while I read. Win win. 

 

It actually felt like fall for most of this week. It was incredible and even a little chilly one day. It makes for a much more enjoyable power walk while pushing a double stroller. Of course we are back up in the 80s this week but at least there’s hope. Fall is on its way. I’m looking forward to welcoming it in with some baking once we complete our Whole30. I’m going to try and pace myself though so I don’t go overboard and lose all the traction we gained the last 30 days. :-)

Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals for our family with 2 young kids. If we can do a Whole30, anyone can!

Rosemary Chicken Salad (with homemade mayonnaise) topped with avocado.

Suppers:

  • Chicken and Veggie Soup x 2
  • Leftover Paleo Chili
  • Crispy Chicken Thighs (recipe coming Friday)
  • Leftovers

Lunches:

  • Paleo Sweet Potato Chili
  • Chicken Salad on lettuce made with homemade mayonnaise
  • Salads for Shaun and me
  • Leftovers/sweet potatoes for the kids

Breakfasts:

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Hash browns (sweet potato for everyone except Shaun)
  • Egg Muffin Cups

Goals:

What’s on your menu this week? Has the weather cooled off where you are at yet?

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole – Dairy and Wheat Free

I love sweet potatoes. They are amazing. When I first made this Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole, I was in love! It’s wheat free, dairy free, and is Whole30 approved. The perfect food to start your morning.

This sweet potato breakfast casserole is amazing and can even be made the night before! The leftovers taste amazing as well and it's #paleo and #whole30 approved. SO GOOD!

I made it once, ate leftover for the next three days. Made it again and ate the leftovers all week. It’s one of those dishes you don’t grow tired of – I enjoyed it just as much while finishing off the pan the second time. Yes, that means the leftovers taste just as good!

Let’s just pretend you don’t love sweet potatoes quite as much as I do. Don’t be scared away! My husband is not a fan and even he enjoyed this dish. The kiddos, they gobbled it up too.

If your mornings are anything like mine, you aren’t going to want to take time to brown pork and onions and roast the sweet potatoes in the morning. Let me fill you in on a little secret. The night before do all the prep work and layer the potatoes, meat, and veggies in the pan. Stick in the refrigerator. In a bowl, crack and whisk the eggs. Stick in the fridge. The next morning, pull the dishes out, whisk the coconut milk into the eggs and pour into the pan. Put the pan into the cold oven and turn onto 350 degrees. In just 30-35 minutes it will be ready for you!

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole – Dairy and Wheat Free
 

Ingredients
Sausage
  • 1 pound ground pork (or meat of your choice)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon powdered thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sage
  • ⅛ teaspoon fennel
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • black pepper
Everything Else
  • 4 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes (3-4 potatoes)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut milk (canned) can sub other milk
  • Sea Salt and freshly cracked pepper

Instructions
  1. In a skilled combine all the sausage ingredients. Cook until almost done. Add the onions and finish cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, place sweet potatoes on a jelly roll pan and broil on high for 10 minutes, stir and broil another 5 minutes. I keep my pan in the middle of the oven, if yours is higher you may need to cut down on the time.
  3. Turn oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together coconut milk and eggs and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread broiled sweet potatoes in the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with the bell peppers. Pour egg mixture over the top.
  6. Put in preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Notes
To make the night before, follow the steps for the sausage and sweet potatoes and layer those and the bell pepper in the pan. Place in refrigerator. Whisk eggs in a bowl and put in refrigerator. In the morning add the coconut milk to the eggs and whisk and pour over the pan. Place in cold oven and turn to 350. Bake for 35 minutes.

 

This sweet potato breakfast casserole is amazing and can even be made the night before! The leftovers taste amazing as well and it's #paleo and #whole30 approved. SO GOOD!

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