Saturday, August 10, 2013
BREAKFAST LONG JOHN
But this little treat makes a full breakfast for me, for breakfast. Some mornings I do add a couple strips of bacon. I mean, everything is better with bacon, right? There are also many variations you can do with this. I've made a lemon bun with it. Just do lemon juice in place of the liquid, and add 1/2 tsp lemon flavoring. If you really like it lemony, add some lemon juice to the coconut oil, for the topping. You can make it a filled roll, which then would make it a "Bismark." I used to love those too. (Is it any wonder I ended up with diabetes?). You can make a chocolate ganache for the topping, or for the filling. You can make a custard filling if you like and top it with a chocolate ganache. Mind you, I haven't tried all these yet, but I have endless thoughts of the possibilities for this! It's sort of an off-shoot of my "Donut Bun" recipe, only this is a bit different with almond flour and psyllium powder, instead of coconut flour.
BREAKFAST LONG JOHN
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon almond flour -- (Honeyville is what I prefer)
1 teaspoon psyllium seed husk powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon buttermilk -- OR kefir, whey, yogurt, or club soda
1/4 cup sweetener of your choice -- or equivalent (I use 1/4 tsp EZ Sweetz Stevia and Monk Fruit)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon coconut oil -- or butter
1/2 tbsp of your favorite powdered sweetener, such as Swerve or Truvia (I powder them in the coffee grinder)
Preheat GT Xpress oven adding 1/2 tsp coconut oil to the side using. (Or preheat oven at 350F and grease small oven proof bowl). In small bowl combine Parmesan cheese, almond flour, psyllium seed husk powder, and baking powder. Wisk with wire wisk until blended well.
Add egg, buttermilk (OR substitutes), oil, sweetener, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Pour into one side of GT Xpress, close, and bake for 12 minutes, (if using the oven, bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until it is well risen and tests done, lightly browned on top. If using microwave, cook on high for approximately 1 min. 40 sec. depending on your microwave). Watch close and test!
Remove from GT Xpress and spread coconut oil over the top. Sprinkle powdered Truvia over it and spread over with a knife.
Optional: You can add cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter as well if desired to give it a doughnut like flavor.
Other options for the topping: Some people do not like the taste of Truvia and get an aftertaste. I don't get that and to me it tastes as close to sugar as you get, but if you don't care for it you can use xylitol or erythritol or Swerve, and powder them in a coffee grinder. Or glaze with your favorite low carb glaze or frosting. Another option is to mix xylitol and cinnamon for a cinnamon-sugar topping. You could also make a chocolate ganache by heating some cream and sweetener and then melting chocolate in it, stirring until thickened and pour over.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 Serving/Per Serving: 233 Calories; 16g Fat (63.4% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber (4g. net carbs)