Saturday, February 18, 2012

Vegan Breakfasts at Sandlake Country Inn

Breakfast might be "chef's choice" (me), but we always take into consideration dietary issues and are quite comfortable doing vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, non-dairy and lactose intolerant, etc. breakfasts. Don't worry, if you don't have any dietary restrictions, we'll make you our normal breakfast!

Here is my favorite recipe that everyone loves and you would never know it's vegan! The recipe has no animal products of any kind. Try it, you'll love it!

Sandlake Country Inn Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes/cooking time 1 hr 15 minutes/makes (2) 8"x4" loaves

1 cup chopped walnuts
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups packed dark brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup coconut milk
2/3 cup flaked coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and sugar (just use sugar to line the pan instead of the typical flour) two 8"x4" loaf pans.
2. Spread walnuts in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Toast in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking soda, salt nutmeg and cinnamon. Add the pumpkin puree, oil and coconut milk and mix until all of the flour is absorbed. Fold in the flaked coconut and toasted walnuts. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cover loaves tightly with foil. Allow to steam for 10 minutes. Remove foil and turn out onto a cooling rack. Tent loosely with the foil and allow to cool completely.

Diane Emineth
Sandlake Country Inn
"Your romantic getaway on the beautiful Oregon coast".

Monday, February 13, 2012

National Hot Breakfast Month

Bet you didn't know that February has been named National Hot Breakfast Month! Here at Sandlake Country Inn, everyday we celebrate a hot breakfast.

Apple Pie French Toast Bake

Here's what our guests woke up to yesterday. Our breakfast delivered to their door was:  fresh fruit with vanilla yogurt, Diane's homemade granola & milk, sausage links (vegetarian sausage patties for our vegetarian guests) and apple pie French toast bake. Of course, we also delivered Ron's home roasted coffee, tea &/or hot chocolate.

What a way to start your day! Come stay with us and you can celebrate the most important meal of the without ever getting out of your robe and slippers.

Approximately 60% of Americans each day never eat a hot breakfast. Maybe that's why the Jimmy Dean Sausage folks created National Hot Breakfast Month. You don't have to be a sausage eater to enjoy a hot breakfast. We can prepare a vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, low carb special breakfast for those who have dietary restrictions or food allergies. Just let us know when making your reservation with us and we'll work around most any dietary issues.  

Diane Emineth
Sandlake Country Inn
Your Romantic Getaway on the Oregon Coast near Pacific City, Oregon