A very good friend of mine, Lynz, came over to visit for brunch today, and I wanted to cook up something nice, simple, tasty (and paleo!) for us both. Being a breakfast-cooking novice, simple was key for me. What’s more breakfast-y than bacon, eggs, pancakes, and fruit?
Paleo Fruit-topped Pancakes & Bacon-Egg Cups
Makes 2 servings (2 bacon-egg cups per serving)
I didn’t want to babysit another pan on the stove, but I did want bacon and eggs. This was perfect to just pop in the oven, then I could focus my energy on the pancakes.
- 4 strips of bacon
- 4 Eggs
- 4 TB water
- Salt/Pepper to taste
Makes four egg cups, but the mixture kind of overflowed, so it could possibly have made 5 or 6 if you manage the bacon proportions.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a muffin tin, line four cups with one strip of bacon each. You only need to cover the sides.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, and salt and pepper.
- Pour mixture into the bacon cups.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
Pancake Ingredients & Recipe
Makes two servings (two pancakes per serving)
I was amazed at how easy paleo pancakes seemed to be (and how similar they are to mug cakes)! Banana + egg + flavor (vanilla, nut butter, etc.) = pancake! But today I felt like going fancy, and I had everything in my pantry already to make Paleomg’s Banana Vanilla Bean Pancake with Fruit Compote (well, except the fancy vanilla bean). It looks so good that I had to try it! I am reproducing the ingredient list and a synopsis of the pancake recipe here, scaled down for two people, and without the vanilla bean, but I highly suggest you go to Paleomg’s inspirational blog for the full scoop.
- 1 Banana, peeled
- 1 Egg
- 1.5 TB Coconut Flour
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/8 tsp Baking Soda
- Sprinkle of Cinnamon
- Pinch of Salt
- Mash/puree banana
- Add egg to banana, and puree
- Mix in remaining ingredients to the banana-egg puree
- Spoon mixture by the tablespoonful into a non-stick skillet at medium-high heat. This recipe makes four small pancakes.
- After a couple of minutes, test the pancake to see if it’s flippable. If it is, flip it and cook until desired doneness.
Fruit Topping Ingredients & Recipe
Makes 2 servings
I’ve separated the topping recipe from the pancake recipe in case you want to switch things up a little bit with different toppings like maple and nuts, or strawberries and coconut cream, or whatever you may like! For this meal, I used only frozen raspberries, which are lower in carbs but higher in fiber. I also reduced the amount of honey, because the berries were so sweet and tart they didn’t need anything more.
- .5 Cup Frozen Raspberries
- .5 TB Raw Honey
- Place frozen berries in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Optional: I added a splash of water because I was worried the berries would burn. I’m sure they wouldn’t have, and you can skip this step for a less runny topping.
- Once the berries begin to soften, reduce heat to low, and mix in the honey, breaking up the berries a bit as you mix.
Final meal per person: 2 bacon-egg cups, 2 pancakes, and about a tablespoon of fruit topping.
Bacon-egg Cup (1 serving / 2 bacon-egg cups)
Pancakes (1 serving / 2 pancakes)
Topping (1 serving / 1 tablespoon)
Total meal (2 bacon-egg cups, 2 pancakes, 1 TB topping)
Total meal: Micronutrient breakdown
|Saturated Fat||7.2 g|
|Omega 3||.25 g|
|Omega 6||2.4 g|
|Ascorbic Acid||16 mg|
|Vitamin E||1.8 mg|
|Vitamin K/Potassium||548 mg|
* I use online calculators for calories, fat, carbs, protein, fiber, and vitamins/nutrients/minerals, so these are an estimation to the best of my ability.
I’d really like to make this meal again, but next time perhaps making a batch of 6 and adding in some sauteed onions, spinach, or bell pepper to the egg mixture (same amount of bacon). The pancakes cake out perfectly (especially with the tart raspberry topping), and I could have eaten about a dozen more!
Also, can I say, my eyes got wide when I read about NomNomPaleo’s Coconut and Cinnamon Pancakes. I’ll have to have someone over for brunch another day to try them out!
What do you like to eat for brunch?