Low Carb Breakfast Cookies

IMG_1475.PNGCookies and Breakfast in the same sentence? Yes please! Well.. only if the cookies have the word cream in them and they’re white and black.. just kidding..

I would describe these breakfast cookies as flattened biscuits and gravy! Obviously minus the runny carb heavy amazing gravy that you normally get. I, just like the next guy love Biscuits and Gravy when we’re in the States but being on this low carb kick has really opened my eyes to the amount of carbs in each meal! Obviously I have significant moments of weakness like the fondue for two I helped demolish on Saturday night.. or the 4 oreos and piece of caramel slice that disappeared last night.. all in all though it’s been a great (and miserable) experience! Ha!

If you’re looking for a great low carb breakfast option that isn’t scrambled eggs or a smoothie these need to be on your radar!

I’ve commented with the substitutions I used.. I hope you enjoy!

The original recipe is from My Life Cookbook.

SAVORY BREAKFAST COOKIES (LOW CARB)

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 4 oz pork sausage (120g)- I would double this amount
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup green peppers, chopped- I left these out as our family isn’t a fan of capsicum
  • ¾ cups almond flour- Almond Meal if you’re in Australia
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded- I used pizza mix cheese which is Parmesan, Mozzarella and Tasty Cheese in one.

How To

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/180C
  2. Saute sausage, onions and peppers until the sausage is browned and the vegetable soft. Take off heat and let cool.
  3. In the meantime add almond flour, salt, pepper and baking powder to a bowl and mix.
  4. In a separate bowl beat eggs, then add ½ cup of the cheese. Add to the flour mixture and mix well.
  5. Add cooled sausage mixture and mix to combine.
  6. Place a piece of parchment paper or a silicone mat on a large cookie sheet.
  7. Place a big spoonful of mixture as you would to make cookies.
  8. Press down gently on each cookie to flatten a little. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

The Best of- Breakfast (Sydney)

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Ever since Greg and I married (7 and a bit years ago) we have enjoyed going out for Saturday Breakfast. During the work week we tend to rush in the mornings so breakfast is an on-the-go/ how-fast-can-I-eat-this event. We have tried a number of places around Sydney (i.e. barely scratched the surface of all the places we want to try) so I have a few great recommendations that I wanted to share!

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  1. Black Elk Espresso– Carnes Hill

We tend to visit Black Elk at least twice a month! It has great food and a great atmosphere! There is a kids playground behind the cafe which makes it a double hit. The cafe has outdoor and indoor seating making it kid (and pram) friendly!

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2. Ristretto & Co– Liverpool

Being directly opposite a carpark makes Ristretto & Co a great little cafe in the heart of Liverpool! Ignoring the fact that we once got a parking ticket (on the street) while grabbing coffee, this place has amazing breakfast options! The breakfast bowl feature image on this post is from Ristetto & Co. While I normally stick to smashed avocado or a variation thereof, the breakfast bowl and coffee are a great combination.

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3. The Grounds of Alexandria– Alexandria

If you are okay with an unpredictable wait for a table in the main restaurant area- Grounds should be one of your go to places. For delicious food every time you visit, I cannot recommend this place highly enough. I usually get the smashed avocado while Greg gets the breakfast burger. You can pick up some great desserts afterwards from the cafe. If you’re looking for a bit of exercise and breakfast- Sydney Park, down the road from The Grounds has a Park Run every Saturday morning.

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4. The Rusty Rabbit– Burwood & Darlinghurst

While it’s not on the main strip (Burwood), you’ll want to make the effort for their great food, fantastic service, and their great coffee!

5. Toco Fresh–  Concord

I’m not going to lie- the staff are intense at this cafe, but their food keeps bringing us back! This is a favourite for our family when we’re in Concord- you won’t be disappointed. Their lunch menu is also fantastic if you’re there after midday.

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6. Social Hideout– Parramatta

We stumbled upon this cafe (it’s hidden from the main roads in Parra) and were blown away by how good the food was! We lived 5min from this cafe for almost 4 years and never discovered it! I tried the Arabian Plate, and Greg picked the Americans (typical..) The food was so, so , so good!FullSizeRender.jpg

7. Big Tree House Cafe– Rydalmere

I was introduced to this cafe by my best friend. Nestled on a very suburban street you definitely wouldn’t come across this Cafe unless you were looking for it! While the cafe is not very pram friendly, and does not have a change mat (I learnt this the hard way) they have great food and coffee!

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Healthy Banana Pancakes

If you follow me on instagram you’ll know that we just got back from 2 weeks in the U.S. It was a wonderful trip, visiting all of my husband’s family. Due to this trip we’ve been experiencing a little bit of jet lag. Nothing major, just getting up around 5am wide awake..Normally, for breakfast, I grab cereal or toast..something quick and easy, but Ava was still sleeping so I had some time on my hands! Greg went for his morning run and I buckled down to make these pancakes. After scouring Pinterest for a healthy banana pancake recipe, I noticed that most of them had similar ingredients. I picked one out of the list, and it did not disappoint!

This recipe is from Lauren Caris Cooks!

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Healthy Banana Pancakes

The recipe is supposed to make 12 pancakes but due to the size I made mine I only got 6!

Ingredients:

1 Banana,
1 Egg,
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour,*
1/2 cup Wholemeal Flour,
1 cup Milk, (I used soy milk and it tasted amazing)
2 teaspoons baking powder,
Pinch of salt,
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract.

Steps:
1. Mix the flours, baking powder and salt in a bowl .

2. Blend the banana, egg, milk and vanilla extract in a blender until smooth. (I used a cheap smoothie ninja).

3. Pour the mixture into the flour and whisk until smooth.

3. Heat some butter in a large frying pan on a medium heat. Scoop or pour the pancake mixture into the pan (to create the size of pancake you want). Cook each pancake for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

4. Serve with fruit or chopped banana. We ate ours plain and they were delicious!

*Next time I am going to try and use only Wholemeal flour.