My New Favourite Grain Free Breakfast

Grain free egg free breakfast

Recently I have tried cutting down my sugar and grain intakes and I have noticed how much better my body feels. I am a die-hard chocoholic, so have been consuming way too much sugar, and also I have been unhappy with the white, refined grains that are used to make gluten free products.Β 

I am not saying that grains are evil, but I am going to try cutting down on them (as well as sugar) for a while to see how my body handles it. I have also put on some weight over the last few months, and the only thing I changed was increasing my intake of grains and sugar. I’m hoping that by cutting them out (or down to only one meal per day) and exercising regularly I can lose the extra kilos.

It was a challenge trying to think of a grain-free breakfast as I used to eat granolaΒ or toast every day. I decided to make granola without oats and also omit the honey. I eat this granola with a mashed banana, frozen berries and coconut milk for a quick and tasty weekday breakfast. Because of the sweetness of the fruit I don’t miss the honey in the granola.

Ingredients (grain free granola)

1 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup other nuts (I used a mixture of pecans and cashews)

1/2 cup sultanas

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

Method

Melt coconut oil if necessary. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Spread mixture out on a baking sheet and bake in a 160C (320F) oven for around 30 minutes. The seeds and nuts should be golden brown but not burnt. Allow to cool and place in an air-tight container.

Mashed banana

Ingredients (to serve)

1 banana

1 handful of frozen berries (I use blueberries)

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/3 cup grain-free granola

Method

Mash the banana in a serving bowl. Add berries and granola, then top with coconut milk. Enjoy πŸ™‚

Grain free granola with coconut milk

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Comments

  1. It’s ver controversial, but I follow the Perfect Health Diet. No grains except rice ( and an occasional cheat at a Mexican restaurant ). Gluten in particular is bad. There is a stronger correlation of heart related disease to wheat than to red meat. I know you are vegetarian so it would bring in additional complications, but the Perfect Health Diet is fascinating science.

    Dan @ ZenPresence

    • Thanks for the information, the Perfect Health Diet looks very interesting and I have requested the book at my local library. One question though, do you take all of the supplements recommended on the website? It seems like there’s a lot!

      • You don’t ‘have’ to take all of the supplements. Their advice is based upon the nutrients that we miss out on eating modern diets. – i.e. we don’t eat animal organs any longer so we do not get enough magnesioum.

        I’d recommend the book, even if you decide not to fully subscribe to the diet. There is a lot of nutritional science in it.

        Dan

  2. Yum! I love nuts and fruit. I could live off that breakfast.

    • I am living off it at the moment and it’s great πŸ™‚ The fat in the coconut milk and nuts keeps me full until lunchtime. I’m planning on trying it with almond milk as well.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The banana and nuts look very good. Now there’s something I might actually try.

  4. We are not gluten free, but this breakfast looks delicious anyway!! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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