I’m a breakfast girl at heart. Not that I want to spend hours getting breakfast ready, but I want something that is going to fill me up and taste good. Truthfully, I grew up eating cereal every morning for breakfast, and I’d probably still be doing that except we are on a nutritionally dense way of eating at this stage in our life.
So when the Where Blogger’s Live prompt was all about my favorite recipes, I decided to share 2 of my go-to gluten free, dairy free breakfast options.
Quote of the day: “The observant person finds many teachers.” James Clear
I giggled at this idea of sharing my favorite gluten free, dairy free breakfast recipes because I am in no way a food blogger. Yet, that doesn’t mean I don’t have some great options. In all honesty, I am a huge advocate that food is our medicine, and I am always so sad that most western medicine doctors don’t promote that idea.
At this time of our lives, we have gotten into ruts and habits with not only our clothing choices but also with what we eat. Yet I get very enthusiastic to share not only the thought that it’s never too late to look great, but also that our food is more than just food.
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Nutrient Dense Way of Life
I tend to get very passionate about this subject. There was a time in my life when I imagined helping people with their food choices and health because I know it wasn’t taught in my medical career yet it’s still an important factor for your dental health as well as your overall health.
If you have no interest in this aspect of the gluten free, dairy free breakfast recipes, feel free to skip this part of this article and go straight to the good part.
What’s a nutrient-dense diet?? Well, it’s something our functional medicine provider introduced us to with the thinking that what goes into our body is important. Or as I like to say, everything we eat either fights disease or feeds disease.
That’s why we focus on non-processed and try to make sure we eat quality foods.
Related post: Thinking about a nutrient-dense diet
Once I found these recipes, I was hooked. They not only incorporate vegetables in them, but they are also delicious.
The other aspect that I appreciate is how you can make them ahead of time and have them for many days. Sometimes it seems like healthy food means a lot of work and planning, but there are ways to make it convenient.
In fact, the mashed sweet potato recipe is the quickest and easiest ever. It’s just the fact, it’s not your normal gluten free, dairy free breakfast idea that may put you off.
Carrot & Banana N’Oatmeal Bake
When we first tried this recipe, we decided that it tastes like carrot cake!!
The best thing is that it makes a bunch. So we always cook it the night before, put it in the fridge, and then have it ready for the next couple of mornings.
However, I don’t think you need to limit it to breakfast only. It really would make a wonderful dessert too!
While this recipe does have a small amount of coconut flour in it, considering the overall recipe makes over 8 servings for us, it’s a minimal amount.
You may think that it doesn’t look like anything special right out of the pan, into the bowl. But we add all kinds of goodness to it to increase our fruit and nut consumption. In the summer, we eat it cold, and in the winter, we heat it up before serving it.
It can be served with dairy free milk, like cereal, or straight out of the fridge almost like an energy bar. We almost always add extra fruit, nuts, yogurt, or nut butter, and sometimes even hemp seeds or chia powder on top.
It’s one of those recipes that you can individualize to suit your tastes. Or make a bunch and freeze it for later. The possibilities are endless.
If you are wondering about the title of the recipe, we think it’s called N’Oatmeal because it looks like an oatmeal bake, but there is no oatmeal in it. Personally, I would rename it Carrot Cake Breakfast Bake. You wouldn’t realize it was healthy, but it is.
Carrot & Banana N’Oatmeal Bake Recipe
1 ¾ cups canned coconut milk or coconut cream
3 ripe bananas-mashed
¼ c. coconut flour
½ tsp. baking soda
¾ c. unsweetened shredded coconut
½ c. raisins
Spices to taste like cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 X 13 baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until well combined. Transfer to the baking dish and spread evenly.
- Bake for 55 minutes. Slice and eat!
Gluten Free Dairy Free Breakfast With Mashed Sweet Potatoes
The funny story is that we saw this idea for a gluten free, dairy free breakfast in our Frye’s pamphlet that came in the mail. We looked at it and thought that would be awful to eat for breakfast. But the more we thought about it, the more we considered that maybe it would be good.
We eat sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving and most of those recipes are on the sweet side. So why not use it as your breakfast?
Now we use the convenient already cooked packages that are at Trader Joe’s which are frozen in small disks. That’s not to say you couldn’t cook your own sweet potatoes and mash them up. We have done that from time to time, but Trader Joe’s makes it super, super easy.
Insider tip: These are only found at Trader Joe’s in the fall season. We tend to buy a bunch and keep them in the freezer.
You’re going to laugh at how easy this is.
We pour 2 bags of the mashed sweet potato disks into a microwave-safe dish and heat it up for 10-12 minutes.
After it’s heated, we add cinnamon and nutmeg among many other “goodies” like raisins and coconut.
Then we put it in the fridge to eat for the week.
It’s also adaptable to the extras you like. You may think that it doesn’t look like anything special right out of the dish and into the bowl. But once you add different fruits and nuts to it it’s beautiful. Just like the N’Oatmeal recipe, we eat it cold in the summer, and hot in the winter.
More Health Inspiration
This isn’t the first time I’ve shared articles on our health and bodies. Sure, I love decorating our bodies with fabulous outfits, yet the most important thing is how our bodies feel. When you don’t feel good, it’s hard to be a happy camper.
1-Telehealth Functional Medicine -because you need someone to evaluate your body as a whole which includes the foods you should eat.
2-Healthy Convenience Foods– Being healthy doesn’t always mean it can’t be easy to prepare. That’s one of the reasons why we love the mashed sweet potato recipe.
3-Anatomy of a Nutritional Smoothie– not every smoothie is good for your body. The ingredients make all the difference.
Insider tip: Preference is for an easy fix for health problems, but I bet a change of diet would help the majority of people. Our silent epidemic in this country is chronic inflammation. Even arthritis can be attributed to this.
You can find tons of information like this if you talk to naturopaths and functional medicine providers. Here is one article if you are interested.
Where Bloggers Live
What is Where Bloggers Live? It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and hear all about the personal backstories and interesting details? Go take a gander at everyone else’s favorite recipes. This should be a good one.
FYI, we don’t all post at the same time since we all have different schedules and live in different parts of the country
Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Em at Dust and Doghair
Iris at Iris’ Original Ramblings
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie at Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
Sally at Within a World of My Own
We’ve been doing this fun series for a long time as you can see by all of the prompts below from just the last year. Feel free to visit any that might strike your fancy.
Past Home Memories
Junk Drawer Essentials
Peep My Ride
Favorite Piece of Furniture
Top 5 Favorite Movies
Memories of NYC Trips
Hairstyles from my Childhood
The Truth About How I Blog
A Day in the Life-Field Trip
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