I love to eat eggs for breakfast, and two of my three boys also love to eat eggs for breakfast. My littlest guy is a somewhat picky eater, and also underweight from a prolonged sickness when he was about a year old. I try everything I can to get him to eat high calorie and high protein brain food for breakfast. Bananas and eggs have turned out to be my go-to combination.
Why eggs for breakfast? Why not? I’ve always thought of eggs as the perfect little package of healthy protein. When we started restricting some foods due to allergies, I researched all my basic foods to make sure we were eating a complete diet. Eggs contain so many vitamins and trace minerals in just the right proportions together. It’s no wonder considering eggs are intended to incubate and nourish chicks. When we are able to buy pastured eggs from up the road, the extra omega 3’s make our eggs the best choice for breakfast.
We eat a grain-free, semi-paleo diet about 75% of the time. I try my best to eat healthier choices when we are home and leave the sugar and wheat for times that we are away from home. As a result, my boys are very familiar with pancakes, muffins, and bagels for breakfast. They continually ask for them at home.
This is one of those recipes that started as an attempt to make something completely different but my mistake turned out to be extremely tasty! After surfing pinterest a bit, I found several paleo pancake recipes. The first I tried was the banana and egg one. Complete fail! I had a crumbly mess on my hands. Being one to not waste food, I served it to the boys anyway and they loved it!
I’ve played around with the particulars of this recipe a bit and it can be a simple as 2 to 3 eggs for every banana or you can add a bit of vanilla extract and baking soda. The baking soda does make the final texture a bit fluffier like pancakes would be, but I usually leave it out and no one complains.
The secret to making this taste like a pancake is the coconut oil! Frying up the banana eggs in a tablespoon or two of aromatic coconut oil creates an absolutely delightful “oatmeal.”
I hope you enjoy this brainy breakfast as much as we do!
Grain-Free Banana “Oatmeal”
Yield 3 servings
- 6 eggs
- 2 bananas (very ripe is best)
- 1/2 to 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Nuts to garnish (optional)
- Mash the bananas with a fork in a bowl.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat together until well mixed.
- Heat coconut oil over medium heat.
- Add egg mixture and cook like scrambled eggs.
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