Texas Toast with an Egg in It

I had this recipe for the first time on vacation – I love having garlic bread with eggs for breakfast! Here is my version on it.

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 c milk

2 cloves garlic minced

4 pieces of thick sliced bread

Butter

4 eggs

Preheat a girdle over medium high heat and butter generously.

Whisk together milk, 2 eggs and garlic. Cut a hole using a shot glass into the bread. Dip in egg mixture and place on the griddle. Cook until golden on one side, flip and add your egg. Cook until almost done, then flip and cook for 1 minute. Add more butter to the griddle as needed.

Serves 2 – 4.

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Eggs Baked in Mortadella

You can also use prosciutto for this quick weeknight meal. Serve with a salad and you are set!

Butter or oil as needed

1 tomato, sliced

2 slices mortadella or prosciutto

2 eggs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Asiago cheese, grated

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Smear a bit of butter or oil in ramekin; line with tomato and prosciutto. Break egg into ramekin, then put on a baking sheet.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until egg is set and white has solidified. Because the cup retains heat, egg will continue to cook after you remove it from the oven. Sprinkle with asiago, salt and pepper and serve.

Serves 1 – 2.

Chocolate Banana Bread

This is what happens when there are too many overripe bananas in our house. It is adapted from a recipe I found on Food52.

1 1/4 c whole-wheat flour
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c coconut oil, room temperature
1/2 c sugar
2 large eggs
3 – 4 mashed ripe banana
1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla e
3/4 c chocolate chips
1 c grated zucchini

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. 

In a large bowl, beat the oil and sugar for 2-3 minutes.  Add the eggs into the sugar and oil mixture, one at a time. Add the dry ingredients, beat to combine. Add the remaining ingredeints and beat to combine.

Pour into the pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. When a toothpick comes out clean, the bread is ready.

Makes one loaf.

Breakfast Bowl


This is a quick and easy whole 30 breakfast – just make sure you eat an extra serving of veggie at lunch or dinner. This is quite tasty and would also work well as a pancake.

Ingredients:
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 eggs
1/2 apples, chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp unsweetened coocnut flakes
Coconut oil or ghee for cooking
2 tbsp almond

Whisk together eggs, banana, apple and cinnamon. 

Heat ghee or oil in a small pan over medium heat, add egg mixture and cook until cook through, either like an omelette or scramble.

Too with coconut flakes and almond butter.

Serves 1.p

Pina Colada Pancakes

These aren’t quite whole30 since they frown of food that is legal but looks illegal. I’m sick of eggs, so I don’t care.

Ingredients:
1/2 c coconut flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 c almond butter
4 eggs
1/2 c chopped pineapple
1/3 c coconut milk

Combine dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients. Combine all and whisk until smooth.

Heat a griddle over medium heat, when hot pour a 1/4 C batter onto griddle and cook 3 – 4 minutes per side. Let the first side cook a little longer so it’s easier to flip. These are very delicate.

Makes about 12 pancakes.

Frittata Proscuitto Cups

These are inspired by Nom Nom Paleo, a great breakfast treat that is Whole 30 friendly.

Ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil
½ medium onion, finely diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb cremini mushrooms, chopped
10 oz spinach, chopped
8 large eggs
¼ c coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut flour
8 cherry tomotoes, halced
8 slices Prosciutto
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375°F and spary a muffin tin with coconut oil or olive oil.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium add onions and soften, about 8 min. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until brown. Add spinach, and stir till wilted. Remove from heat.

Whisk eggs, coconut milk and coconut flour until smooth. Stir in cooled mushroom mixture. 

Place 1 slice of prosuitto in each muffin cup, fill with egg mixture top with tomoates.

Bake 15 – 20 minutes until the eggs are set.

Serves 6.

*I prepare the mixture ahead of time and store in a container in the fridge and bake in the morning so the Proscuitto stays crispy and eggs not rubbery. 

Cottage Cheese Waffles with Peach Honey Sauce

These were so good they were devoured before I could snap a pic! 

Ingredients:
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 3/4 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c cottage cheese
1 c milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 tbsp honey

Preheat waffle iron. 

Mix dry ingredients together. Whisk together wet ingredients. Combine.

Cook in the waffle till golden. Serve with Peach Honey Sauce.

Peach Honey Sauce
2 ripe peahes
2 thsp lemon juice
2 tbsp honey

Combine in blender and puree.

Roasted Artichokes & Asparagus

  
This recipe brings all the goodness of spring into a simple and easy to prepare dish. Thanks Cooking Light for the inspiration. If you have the time and the inclination you can use fresh artichokes, I’m too lazy so I defrosted a couple bags of frozen.

Ingredients:
1 lb frozen or canned baby artichokes
10 thin lemon slices
1 1/2 TBSP olive oil
1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 TBSP butter, melted
4 TBSP chopped fresh flat-leaf
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp eash salt and pepper
1/4 c pine nuts, toasted

Preheat oven to 450.

In a rinmed baking sheet toss together artichokes, 1 TBSP olive oil and lemon slices. Arrange in a single layer. Roast for 20 minutes until the artichokes begin to brown. 

Toss asparagus and remaining olive oil with the artichokes and roast 15 – 20 more minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times until asparagus is tender.
Add butter, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper and pine nuts, stir to combine.

Serves 8. 3 WW PP




Coconut Waffles

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These are delicious coconutty waffles!

Ingredients:
1½ unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
1½ c flour
½ c cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1 c buttermilk
1 c milk
⅔ c coconut oil, melted
¼ c sugar

Preheat waffle iron.

Combine dry ingredients. Add wet, stir to combine.

Cook in waffle maker.

Yup it’s that easy!

Makes about 12 waffles.