This post is part of a series called “35 Days of Favorites”, in honor of my 35th birthday. You can read more about the details here…
Let’s move on to food favorites, shall we? Breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack favorites coming this week.
But we’ll start with breakfast, obviously.
I’m still going strong with the green smoothies that I shared with you last year, but I’ve discovered a new favorite, which has come in handy for when I need a change, or we’re traveling, or we forgot to buy more cucumbers, or whatever.
I love them, but the rest of the family isn’t into them. This works out okay, because then I can eat them all by myself, and they last slightly longer.
If I followed the recipe exactly, I’m sure everybody would love them, but because of a few food allergies, I have to leave out the eggs and bacon suggested in the original recipe. Instead of eggs, I use flaxseed, which is why my biscuits look quite different than the originals.
Can I just add how much I love coconut flour? It is amazing. You can make delicious cake, pancakes, and muffins using coconut flour, all of which we’ve tried and love. (I used the coconut cake recipe for Kaylia’s birthday cake this year, and it was fluffy, moist, and rich.)
The awesome thing about coconut is that it’s gluten-free, low carb, and super healthy for you. I do not feel good when I eat stuff made with flour, even gluten-free flour, but coconut flour is completely different.
The only thing to be careful about is that it’s got a TON of fiber – three times the fiber found in whole wheat flour, so you can’t go overboard with it! Work your way up slowly.;)
I buy coconut flour at Bulk Barn, in case anyone’s interested in trying something new, and wants to know where to get it!
What are you enjoying for breakfast these days?
5 thoughts on “35 Days of Favorites: Breakfast”
I am always looking for coconut flour recipes but I can’t have eggs so most recipes don’t work. I have had horrible results trying to make coconut pancakes with egg substitutes. However Bulk Barn’s gf pancake mix makes lovely pancakes even with an egg substitute. I also love the high protein breakfast cookies (made with fresh rhubarb and shredded coconut) recipe at http://www.realsustenance.com they are gf and pretty healthy, although I do cut down the sugar.
Oh, I totally get the egg problem!! Coconut flour just doesn’t work well without eggs. Somehow, the flaxseed “eggs” seem to work with this biscuit recipe – I’m so glad! I’ll have to check out the protein breakfast cookies! They sound great!
I’m into granola. I’ve just started making it. I am also trying to make my own yoghurt and I then I can combine them. Yummy.
Homemade granola is the best! How’s the homemade yoghurt going? I tried it awhile ago, but because of food allergies, I couldn’t add skim milk powder, which made it a very weird texture, and Ben wouldn’t eat it! He said it was too stringy! What’s in your recipe?
Love homemade granola, too. Love greek yogourt with fruit or cottage cheese with fruit. Omelets also top the list. Breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day but I love the high-carb stuff like French toast, pancakes, shredded hashbrowns, etc. It is a treat when I have those, which is most certainly not regularly.