High-Altitude Breakfast

High-Altitude Breakfast by Nicole Hampton

High-Altitude Breakfast

At one time or another, scads of Colorado cooks have forsaken their whisks due to concave cakes and dry batter — that is, until they identify the problem: altitude. With an average elevation of around 6,800 feet above sea level, according to CSU’s Colorado Climate Center, the Centennial State’s sky-high setting is majestic, but cooks can feel they hit rock bottom when their cakes constantly crumble. But blogger (dougheyed.com) and author Nicole Hampton knows how to navigate elevation. Her latest cookbook, High-Altitude Breakfast: Sweet & Savory Baking at 5,000 Feet & Above, was created in her Colorado home — just like Sugar High, featured in the February 2019 issue of Colorado Country Life — and the recipes within will no doubt elevate your culinary endeavors. The best part: These recipes can be enjoyed in altitudes of all sizes and during all times of the day.


Carrot Cake Waffles

Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Basic Buttermilk Pancakes


White Cupcakes

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Peach-Cherry Pie Bars

Recipes and photos provided by West Margin Press, excerpted from High-Altitude Breakfast by Nicole Hampton, dougheyed.com

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