Category Archives: Breakfast/Brunch

Hatch Chili Quiche

Gluten Free – Hatch Chili Quiche

Over Spring Break  we went to Washington to visit friends. One morning they served Hatch Chili Quiche. It was amazing and the inspirations for this recipe.

Ingredients

12 oz Shredded Hash-browns
4 oz Cream Cheese
2 cup Sharp Cheese (Shredded or Cubed)
1 cup Bacon or Ham Cubed
1 cup Roasted Hatch Chilies Peeled and Chopped into bite size pieces

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place Hash-browns in 9X13 pans and bake for 10 minutes. While Baking combined remaining ingredients. Using a measuring cup press the Hash-browns flat in the pan to make the crust. Pour remaining ingredients over the top. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes clean.

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Gluten Free Toad in the Whole

Gluten Free Toad in the Whole

We love Yorshire Pudding and Toad in the Whole, but one of our children has developed a gluten allergy, so we are trying alternatives to wheat flour at our house. Our first attempt was close, but not quit the right balance. This recipe can be done with breakfast sausage served on its own or with syrup or with Irish Sausage severed with pork gravy. You can also make it into individual servings by transferring the meat into muffin tins.

Ingredients

1 lb Sausage
5 Eggs
3/4 cup Whole Milk
3/4 cup Arrowroot
pinch of Sea Salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a 14-16 inch cast iron skillet brown the sausage. Place pan with sausage in the preheated oven for 3 minutes.In the blender combined eggs, milk, arrowroot, and salt. Blend until well combined approximately 2 minutes. Pour mixture over the sausage and cook for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Cut into 8 slices.

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Nutrition Information

Servings 8
Calories 281
Carbs 15.9 g
Fat 19.7g
Protein 12.7g

 

Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

As I have upgraded my eating habits there are some food I really miss. Muffins has been one of them. The fluffy crumbly texture is exactly what I was craving.

Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 T Baking Powder
2 T Poppy Seeds
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
2 T Lemon Juice
20 drop doTerra Lemon Essential Oil
4 T Butter (melted)
1/2 Cup Cream Cheese
1 T Coconut Sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Combined flour, salt, baking powder, and poppy seeds together in a glass bowl.

Combine  eggs, sour cream, lemon juice, essential oil, butter, cream cheese, and coconut sugar together in a glass bowl.

Mix dry and wet ingredients together well.

Spray your pan with nonstick cooking spray.  I used a muffin tin, but you can use any pan you choose.  Take a drop a dollop of biscuit batter into each cup of  your pan.

Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Cook for about 10 to 13 minutes.

Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

 

Low Carb Cinnamon Muffins

Low Carb Cinnamon Muffins

As I have upgraded my eating habits there are some food I really miss. Muffins has been one of them. The fluffy crumbly texture is exactly what I was craving.

Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
1/4 Teaspoons Salt
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
4 Tablespoons Butter (melted)
1/2 Cup Cream Cheese

Optional Flavor boost:
2 drops doTerra Cinnamon Essential Oil
1 drop doTerra Clove Essential Oil

4 drops doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Mix all the dry ingredient together.

Combine all the wet ingredients together. (including essential oils)

Mix dry and wet ingredients together well.

Spray your pan with nonstick cooking spray.  I used a muffin tin, but you can use any pan you choose.  Take a drop a dollop of biscuit batter into each cup of  your pan.

Low Carb Cinnamon Muffins

Cook for about 10 to 13 minutes.

Low Carb Cinnamon Muffins

Low Carb Sweet Rolls

Low Carb Sweet Rolls

I am a diabetic so I am always looking for ways to enjoy food without raising my glucose levels. I was introduced to low-carb mozzarella dough recipes. The first try was a little dry. So I continued to play around with it. My kids wanted me to try sweet rolls. The second try was amazing!!!

Dough Ingredients

4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
4 oz Cream Cheese
1 1/2 cups Almond Flour
2 Eggs

Cinnamon Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup Butter melted
1/3 Truvia One Sugar Blend or Coconut Sugar
2 T Cinnamon

Orange Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup Butter melted
1/3 Truvia One Sugar Blend or Coconut Sugar
1/2 tsp McCormick Valencia Orange Peel
15 drops doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil

Frosting Ingredients

4 oz Cream Cheese
1 T Unsalted Butter
1 T Truvia One Sugar Blend or Coconut Sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 425F.

Mix together filling ingredients of choice and set aside.

Mix Frosting ingredients together and set aside.

Low Carb Frosting

Combined cheese and almond flour. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir return to the microwave for 1 minute. Add Egg and incorporate completely. Place between 2 pieces of baking parchment paper and roll out into a rectangle. Remove the top baking paper/parchment. (If the mixture hardens and becomes difficult to work with, pop it back in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to soften again but not too long or you will cook the egg.) Spread filling over the dough and roll. Slice into 8 pieces and place in a greased 9×9 baking pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Spread with frosting while warm.

Crust-less Mexican Quiche

Crust-less Mexican Quiche

Some recipes are product of trial and error others turn out well on the first try. This recipe came about because I had a coupon for free Chorizo. Joseph made me an omelet that was fantastic. Then as we created our weekly meal plan we discussed creating a Mexican Quiche for dinner. We discussed what vegetables we  wanted to try with it.

As it was cooking the smell was fantastic. At was a 5 thumbs up recipe. The flavors got even better as we had the leftovers for breakfast.

Ingredients

2 T Olive Oil
1 cup chopped Onions
8 oz chopped Mushrooms
2 cups chopped Spinach
2-9 oz Pork Chorizo
18 Large Eggs
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 cup Whipping Cream

Optional Toppings:

Avocado
Tomato
Salsa
Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream
Hot Sauce

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Saute onions and mushrooms in olive oil. Remove from the pan and cook the Chorizo. Add back in mushrooms and onions.

Saute and Cooking Prep

In your blender combined, eggs, cream cheese, and whipping cream.

Egg mixture

Line a casserole dish with tinfoil and spray with coconut oil. (15 x 11 for thinner or 9 x 13 for thicker) Combined Chorizo mix and spinach together in the dish. Pour in egg mixture and gentle stir.

Mexican Quiche pre-cooked

Bake for 25-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 – 10 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces and top with your favorite toppings. I topped mine with avocados and tomatoes.

Cooked Crust-less Mexican Quiche

 

 

Egg Cups

Theses tasty bites can be prepared ahead of time and eaten warm or cold. You can also change them up by adding a variety of different vegetables.

Ingredients

16 oz Ham or Turkey Lunch Meat (thinly sliced)
1-2 cups  Vegetables (We love sauteed peppers, mushrooms and onions)
12 Eggs
8 oz Cream Cheese
2 cups Whole Milk or Half and Half

Variation:
stir in 1/2 cup cooked Chorizo with the sauteed vegetables.

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease 24 count muffin tin. Line each cup with two slices of meat. Prepare your vegetables and place inside the lunch meat cups. In a blender combined eggs, cream cheese and milk. Blend until smooth. Pour egg mixture over the vegetables. Bake for 30 – 45 minutes until the eggs are fully cooked. (Toothpick comes out clean with no liquid). Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan so it they don’t start sticking. Store in a air tight container for up to 7 days. Serve warm or cold.