Another breakfast recipe coming at you today. Yay!! You know how much I LOVE breakfast. Any time of day. Usually involving eggs and some serious #yolkporn. Like this breakfast burger with roasted delicata squash. or my smoked salmon and chive scramble. Or my delicata squash pancakes. Ahhhh yes, eggs how I love you.
So here’s the thing about the autoimmune protocol. It makes me feel great. I know my stomach is being healed while I’m doing it. But…NO EGGS. wahhhhhhhh (insert dramatic crying/sobbing noise here).
Totally not being overdramatic or anything. At all.
Needless to say my breakfasts change completely while I’m on AIP. When transitioning to an autoimmune protocol, it’s really helpful to rework your idea of what breakfast is. Leftovers from dinner last night? Throw them in a pan. Maybe some leftover chicken or pulled pork with roasted veggies. Or have some soup. Even salad! Seems non-conventional, but I definitely don’t miss what sugary cereals do to my stomach and intestines.
Still, I miss eggs. So I’ve got to be really creative and come up with some really delicious breakfasts to distract me from them. The struggle is real. Lucky for YOU, I already posted one of my favorite AIP breakfasts last week: Sunny Sweet Potato & Pancetta Hash. Here’s some other great AIP breakfast ideas from my recipe archives:
Truffle-Sage Cauliflower Soup with Prosciutto (Leave out the eggs)
I just realized typing all those that I should probably shorten my recipe names. So this one is short and sweet. But the recipe is bursting with flavor! Butternut squash, apples, thyme, BACON…And who doesn’t like breakfast sausage? Sorry vegetarians, no (meat) soup for you.
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 lb ground turkey (or chicken)
- 1 cup small diced butternut squash
- ½ large apple diced (about ¾ cup)
- 2 large slices of bacon
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- leaves from a few sprigs of thyme (about 1 Tbsp)
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper (optional - AIP omit)
- (optional: 1 Tbsp maple syrup)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Melt the coconut oil and use it to grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
- Cook the bacon in the microwave or oven until it’s crispy, but not burned. Set it aside until cool enough to handle, then chop into small pieces the size of bacon bits.
- Meanwhile, measure out all the other ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add the bacon, and mix with your hands until the spices are well distributed.
- Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and use your hands to flatten it out, so it’s spread evely throughout the pan.
- Pop the pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until fully cooked through.
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