Pumpkin Chai Breakfast muffin….
…totally grain-free, of course! I had some leftover Tazo Pumpkin Chai mix and added it to this muffin instead of coconut milk (see my Pork Slider post for the muffin recipe) and that was totally smart. Made a slightly sweet but protein packed, low carb breakfast muffin! I slathered it in nut butter and poured a little coconut milk on top. I am not a morning person so being able to make something like this for breakfast helps me actually not hate the world upon waking ;)
Two words - Bacon. Candy.
I’m slightly out of control with my bacon obsession. It’s literally been since childhood, since I grew up in a fat phobic, margarine-obsessed kind of 80’s/early 90’s kind of home. As you can guess, not much bacon happened. Well, thankfully I’m a big girl now and if I want bacon candy for dinner… Nobody can stop me.
Lay your bacon strips out on a baking sheet with about a half inch lip to collect the grease. Smear with maple syrup. Add sprinkles. Bake at around 400 for about 20 minutes until crispy. Try not to burn your mouth when you inhale them straight out of the oven. Done.
Paleo grain-free BBQ pork sliders were the bomb!! I could eat these every day. Wow.
The BBQ is a pork butt that I slow cooked in the crock pot for about 9 hours. I shredded it and added some Stubbs Sweet Heat BBQ sauce - not strictly paleo, but the ingredients list contains actual food and it’s sweetened with molasses. I’m not that religious about it. BUT - it is gluten free. You have to check those sauces for hidden gluten!!! And I must give a shout out to Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC…they make the BEST pastured pork around. I don’t know, but a happy, healthy piggy is a tasty one.
Anyway, the slider bun is a magical little creation that takes less than five minutes to create. You need :
- 1 egg, 1 tbsp of coconut flour, 1 pinch of salt, and 1 tbsp of coconut milk. Whip up together in a mug, microwave for about 2 minutes, and turn the mug over. What falls out is a perfect, grain-free biscuit. The first time I made one I swear I heard the angels singing.
I added a little caramelized onion and some avocado to my slider and it was just perfect. Smell ya later, bar food!