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Sweet Paleo Breakfast Frittata with Apples & Cherries

Switch up your usual breakfast routine with this sweet paleo breakfast frittata with apples and cherries! Perfect for a healthy breakfast, brunch, or as a simple dessert!  Whole30 options included!

sweet fruit breakfast frittata with apples and cherries

Switch up your usual breakfast routine with this Sweet Paleo Breakfast Frittata with Apples & Cherries 

I’m under the guise that people fall into one of two categories… Sweet Breakfast people or Savory Breakfast people. Isn’t it usually one or the other for the most part?

Like when you go out to breakfast, there’s the person that gets the french toast or the person that gets the eggs benny. For the most part. Maybe it’s more of a Venn diagram though, a few people can go both ways.

If I was a better graphic designer I might be able to create that image for you. But I’m not, so you’ll just have to use your imagination. 😉

ANYWAYS! I used to be that sweet person at breakfast. I loved any and every sweet breakfast item out there.

French toast (obvi), waffles, muffins, Svenhard’s cheese danishes (gross and oddly delicious at the same time) and on and on.

But since I’ve changed up my diet to be more paleo-based, those breakfast items have disappeared and savory dishes have become my go-to. And I love it!

But I do find myself craving something sweet but not heavy and carb-y still. That’s when I decided to go for the sweet frittata.

I don’t think people realize how good eggs can be when they’re sweetened up, they’re quite delightful I tell ya!

So I naturally added some fruit and presto, I had myself a nice lightly sweetened (let’s be real here, it’s no Krispy Kreme) breakfast and the kids loooove it.

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I can usually pull leftovers out of this if I serve it with a smoothie or something.

And if you’re looking to make this healthy sweet breakfast frittata Whole30, make sure to use coconut oil and bypass the honey.

I hope you like it as much as we do!

How to make healthy Breakfast Frittata with fruit: 

 

Start by preheating your oven to 375*, then peel, core and slice your apples.
Heat some oil in a medium pan and add the apples and a bit of honey.
 
Cook until softened and lightly browned and remove the pan from heat. Now lightly grease a ceramic baking dish with butter or coconut oil.
 
In a separate bowl whisk eggs, honey, vanilla and cinnamon together. Arrange the pre- cooked apples along the baking dish carefully layering and adding cherries as you go.
 
Once apples and cherries are arranged, pour the egg mixture over top
 
Now, gently shake the dish so that the egg mixture is evenly distributed and bake for 30-35 minutes*
 
Let your breakfast frittata rest for about 15 minutes prior to serving to let eggs set
overhead shot of Paleo Fruit Breakfast Frittata with Cherries and Apples in a baking dish

 

Tips for making paleo fruit breakfast frittata:

 

  • Baking time will depend on the size and depth of the baking dish you use. Baking dishes vary wildly in size but this is a good general guideline. Shallower dishes will have less time than deeper dishes.
  • For a Whole30 fruit frittata, use coconut oil and skip the honey. Sprinkle with Ceylon cinnamon for sweetness.
  • Feel free to change up the type of fruit you use and some drizzle maple syrup on top for extra sweetness.

 

Can I freeze this fruit frittata? 

 Yes, you can. Let leftovers or the whole frittata come to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate it for several hours or overnight.

Place the frittata in one or several freezer bags in the coldest part of the freezer for several hours or until completely frozen.

Once solid, you can move the frittata to another area of the freezer. It should last for 2 to 3 months.

Holy moly this is amazing! Apple + Cherry Frittata from the Whole Smiths. Perfect for breakfast. Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, vegetarian. MUST Pin!

 

So you loved this healthy fruit frittata recipe? Try these delicious fruit combos next: 

 

  • Blueberries and Pear 
  • Peach and Raspberries 
  • Strawberries and Almonds
  • Apples and Pears 
  • Blackberries and Coconut 

 

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Paleo Fruit Breakfast Frittata with Cherries and Apples
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Paleo Breakfast Frittata with Apples and Cherries

Switch up your usual breakfast routine with this sweet paleo breakfast frittata with apples and cherries! Perfect for a healthy breakfast, brunch, or as a simple dessert that is refined sugar free!  Whole30 options included!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: fruit frittata, paleo frittata recipe, sweet breakfast frittata
Servings: 6
Author: the whole smiths

Ingredients

  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 C. pitted cherries fresh or frozen
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375*
  • Peel, core and slice apples
  • In a large pan, add oil and heat on medium
  • Once oil is hot, add apples and a bit of honey
  • Continue to cook until softened and lightly browned and remove from heat
  • Lightly grease ceramic baking dish with butter or coconut oil
  • In a separate bowl whisk eggs, honey, vanilla and cinnamon together
  • Arrange cooked apples along baking dish carefully layering and adding cherries as you go
  • Once apples and cherries are arranged, pour egg mixture over top
  • Gently jiggle, shake the dish so that egg mixture is evenly distributed
  • Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes*
  • Let rest for about 15 minutes prior to serving to let eggs set

Notes

  • Baking time will depend on the size and depth of the baking dish you use. Baking dishes vary wildly in size but this is a good general guideline. Shallower dishes will have less time than deeper dishes.
  • For a Whole30 fruit frittata, use coconut oil and skip the honey. Sprinkle with Ceylon cinnamon for sweetness.
  • Feel free to change up the type of fruit you use and some drizzle maple syrup on top for extra sweetness.
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25 thoughts on “Sweet Paleo Breakfast Frittata with Apples & Cherries

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  2. I would like to make this in a Whole30 compliant version. Above it says, “if you’re looking to make this Whole30, make sure to use coconut oil and bypass the honey” but I don’t see any honey in the recipe. Is the coconut oil in place of the coconut sugar? And, is vanilla compliant? Thanks for clarifying.

    1. Ok so to make it Whole30 you will want to make sure to use coconut oil instead of butter. You can see in the ingredients that you have either option, stick with the coconut oil as that’s compliant! Ad far as the honey / coconut sugar mix up, when I updated my website some of the old revisions of recipes populated. I used to make it with coconut sugar but found honey is even better. I update it to show honey now. BUT if you are doing a Whole30 leave that out all together. Make sense?

      1. Can this be made with any kind of apples other than Granny Smith’s, also can you use some other fruit besides cherries? Thank You very much!

  3. This is brilliant!! I’m a sweet to savory breakfast convert too but still sometimes miss French toast. Can’t wait to make this!

  4. This looks amazing – I’m going to try it this weekend! I’m currently doing a Whole30 (my 3rd!) and this will help break up the monotony of eggs eggs eggs for breakfast lol! I’m considering adding in coconut milk. Traditionally frittatas have dairy to them to help make the beautiful, custard, creamy consistency. Did you experiment with this at all? If you already tried it and omitted it for a reason, I’d like to know before I deviate from your recipe – because I will be sad if I have a fail 🙁

  5. This is delicious! I need to double it next time though. My 3 picky kids loved it and were begging for third helpings but there wasn’t enough. Thank you for creating a new family favorite.

  6. Definitely going to try this over the weekend! My frittata pan is a double sided stove top version, so I am going to test it with that method. Any tips for cooking times?

  7. This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. I’ve made it over a dozen times. When I don’t have apples, I use pears, especially when I buy a big bag and they all ripen too quickly at the same time. I use Trader Joe’s jarred cherries when the fresh fruit isn’t in season. I don’t like the taste of honey or sugar so I’ve used 1 tsp of maple syrup in place and each time it turns out really tasty. Tiny adjustments but the original idea is simply wonderful. Great job!

  8. I am obsessed with this recipe! Thank you for sharing. I slice my apples very thinly using a mandolin slicer (watch your fingers!!) and add some salt, as well as splash of the plain or vanilla nutpods to the egg mixture. It is a dead-ringer for traditional Jewish noodle kugel (which usually has noodles, obvi) because of the texture of the thinly sliced apples. I’ve also made with raisins instead of cherries when I couldn’t find any good cherries. Sooo goood! Thank you!

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