Gluten Free Maple Walnut Banana Pancakes

I’m slowly realizing that with the amount of breakfast recipes I post I probbbbably should’ve just been a breakfast blog instead of all meals, but whatever, who doesn’t love breakfast? Especially pancakes.

I could probs eat different versions of pancakes for every meal the rest of my life. Seriously. They’re so freaking versatile. Between the flavor of the pancakes themselves to the limitless toppings options, the pancakes are endless! The limit dos not exist (Mean Girls reference for all my chick flick fans out there). I aspire to try as many new pancake combinations as possible in my time on this planet.

So, what’s so great about these pancakes? WELL. Let me tell ya. They areeeeeeeeee:

  • gluten free (duh)
  • dairy free
  • refined sugar free
  • you don’t even have to mix anything, just dump everything in a blender
  • 5 ingredients
  • made of real, whole foods
  • TASTY AS HELL
  • also healthy as hell, you’re welcome

K so now that I’ve convinced you to try these magical pancakes, please go ahead and do so right now. And have a spectacular Wednesday!!!


Gluten Free Maple Walnut Banana Pancakes

  • Servings: 4 pancakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • ¾ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 large organic free-range eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp maple extract
  • chopped banana, blueberries, walnuts, and/or maple syrup to top!

Directions

  1. Add 1 banana, rolled oats, eggs, baking soda, and maple extract to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat and pour approximately 1/3-½ cup sized amounts of the batter onto the skillet and let cook until the tops of the pancakes are pretty bubbly (about 2 minutes).
  3. Flip the pancakes and cook until the pancakes firm up a bit, about another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove from the griddle/pan and top with fresh banana, blueberries, walnuts, and/or maple syrup. Enjoy!

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The Bread-less Breakfast BLT

Ok so I absolutely DIE for a good BLT, but as I get older I find that the more bread I eat, the less my joints work. Sounds weird, but I’m telling you every time I eat bread I ache in my knees and all the places where I’ve broken bones.

So naturally, like I do with most things that don’t make me feel great, I decided to do something about it and create a BREAD-LESS breakfast BLT that’s just as amazing and delicious and easy but doesn’t make me feel like a 100 year old woman.

And the best part about this is it’s so freakin easy to make! You don’t even need to eat it as a sandwich. Chop up those tomatoes and eat it as a breakfast bowl! The deliciousness is endless. So next time you’re craving a BLT and have 10 minutes to spare, make this bad boy. You’ll thank me later.

The Bread-less Breakfast BLT

  • Servings: 2 BLTs
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced into about 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 large organic free-range eggs
  • 2 slices bacon, cut into smaller pieces
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add your bacon and cook, flipping occasionally, until crispy.
  2. Remove the bacon pieces to a paper towel and add the eggs to the same pan with bacon grease. Scramble the eggs and stir occasionally until the eggs are cooked.
  3. Layer your eggs, bacon, and avocado onto your tomato “buns,” season with salt and pepper, and enjoy!


5-Minute Egg White Scramble in a Mug

egg white mug scramble

Okay I’m gonna keep this post short and sweet because that’s exactly what this recipe is.

Do you ever have those mornings where you’re like “hmmmm, I really want a delicious, extravagant breakfast but I snoozed my alarm 500 times so now I’m running out the door with one shoe on and a banana in hand”?

Yeah, me too. That’s the beauty of this mug scramble!!! Literally all you need to do is put everything you want in a mug and throw it in the microwave. No fuss. No nothing. You can even pack everything and make this for breakfast (or lunch) at work! I have a bit of a reputation at work for being quite the mug scrambler myself.

K. Easy enough? Put those rushed breakfast-less mornings aside and get your fix with this instead. K go!!!

 


5-Minute Egg White Scramble in a Mug

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 182 g egg whites
  • 15 g chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 20 g diced mushrooms (I like Cremini)
  • 11 g chopped spinach
  • 1/2 g salt
  • 1/2 g pepper
  • 8 g avocado
  • 1 g green onion, chopped

Directions

  1. Add everything except the avocado and green onion to a mug and give it a good stir.
  2. Microwave for about a minute and stir.
  3. Microwave for another 30 seconds – 1 min (depending on your microwave strength) until the eggs are just set.
  4. Remove from the microwave and top with avocado and green onion. Enjoy!


Spicy Breakfast Scramble with Garlic Potatoes

Spicy breakfast scramble with garlic potatoes

Whenever I want to make a tasty big breakfast but don’t want to put in much effort, I always fall back on to a scramble. Seriously, all you have to do is chop up some veg and throw everything in a pan and boom bam you’ve got an explosion of flavor with basically no effort whatsoever!

I’ve been feeling pretty spicy lately (probably due to the lack of heat I’m feeling outside) so I decided to kick this scramble up with some jalapenos! Jalapenos, besides being spicy and delicious, contain an alkaloid called capsaicin which is responsible for its numerous health benefits.

Saayy whaaaaat?! Jalapenos are good for me????

YUP.

Those bad boys have many of the same nutrient properties of many other vegetables in that they’re high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber while also being super low cal. They also have been shown to boost your metabolism which is crucial for burning fat and reducing appetite. Jalapenos have also (surprisingly) shown to help alleviate stomach ulcers by reducing the amount of inflammation in your stomach.

AND fun fact: jalapenos can be used as temporary pain relief! if you physically rub a jalapeno where you’re experiencing pain, the capsaicin will actually work to temporarily block pain receptors from that spot. Crazy, right?

But anyways, this scramble is v good and I know y’all will love it, so get your spicy pants on and break out the frying pan because it’s scramble time.

 

Spicy Breakfast Scramble with Garlic Potatoes

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup russet potatoes, cut into small chunks
  • ½ + ½ Tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
  • 4 large organic free-range eggs
  • 2 Tbsp diced jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
  • 1 + 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup shallots, diced
  • ¼ cup diced cremini mushrooms
  • ½ cup kale, chopped
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 1 tsp Trader Joe’s Everything but The Bagel Seasoning
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Directions

  1. Fill a large pot about 1/3 full of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add your potato chunks and boil until just about fork tender, about 8-10 minutes, then drain them.
  3. Heat a skillet (or pan) over medium heat and place ½ Tbsp coconut oil in it.
  4. Once the coconut oil is hot, add 1 clove minced garlic and sauté while stirring for about 30 seconds.
  5. Add in your potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Sauté while stirring occasionally until your potatoes develop a crispier outside layer and are starting to brown.
  6. Meanwhile, heat another skillet (or pan) over medium heat and add the other ½ Tbsp coconut oil.
  7. Once hot, add the jalapeno, shallot, and other clove of minced garlic. Sauté until tender (about 3 minutes).
  8. Add in the mushrooms and kale and sauté while stirring for about 2 minutes, or until the kale is wilted and the mushrooms have softened.
  9. Crack your eggs in and scramble them up. Cook while stirring until the eggs are fully cooked.
  10. Add half of the eggs and half of the potatoes to each plate and top with the avocado, green onions, and seasonings. Enjoy!
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Fully Loaded Avocado Toast

Loaded Avocado Toast

Would ya just look at it? Absolutely beautiful. I could stare it this toast all day. JK I wouldn’t be able to because I’d 100% eat it as soon as I saw it.

K usually I avoid bread, BUT in this case I made my own sourdough bread from my very own sourdough starter so I knew exactly what I was going to be putting in my body. And let me tell you, it was a lot of work, but ohhhhh baby was it tasty and worth it. I chose sourdough bread because it’s considered to be one of the healthiest breads around (you can find out more about the health bennies of sourdough in my post here) and because who could resist a nice, crusty, fresh piece of sourdough? Nobody. Plus add some creamy avocado, earthy mushrooms, crispy bacon, and a poached egg? Straight irresistible. Just wow.

Now I could ramble on and on about all the amazingness that is this toast, but that would take time that you could be using to make this toast, SO let’s just get right to it. Enjoy!

 

Fully Loaded Avocado Toast

  • Servings: 1 Toast
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 slice of fresh sourdough bread (ideally one made with a sourdough starter, I make my own)
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 3 cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large free-range organic eggs
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 slices of bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp hemp hearts
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add your bacon. Cook while stirring occasionally until the bacon is fully cooked. Remove to a paper towel to drain grease.
  2. Keep the bacon grease in the skillet and add the mushrooms, stirring occasionally until they are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large microwave-safe mug or bowl, add about 1 cup water, your white vinegar, and then crack your eggs in. Make sure the water level isn’t too close to the top and cover with a plate. Microwave your eggs until they are poached (my microwave takes about 90 seconds for two eggs, but the times will vary so check frequently to make sure you don’t over/undercook the eggs. And be careful!! The water will be hot!
  4. Toast your bread.
  5. Smear the avocado on your toast, then top with mushrooms, eggs, bacon, hemp hearts, green onions, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!