Breakfast seems to be one of those meals that people struggle to fit in. And when you remove cereal and toast and muffins from your diet, then it becomes even more difficult. But I do notice a major difference when I eat a larger breakfast- I don’t eat as much throughout the day. I don’t snack as much and I have a lot more energy.
This is just a basic template for paleo breakfast sandwiches. You could use different veggies if you don’t have zucchini or you could do a combination of veggies. Sweet potatoes and carrots would be good and have a sweeter flavor that would go well with bacon. If you eat potatoes you could use potatoes, zucchini and carrots. Or just all potatoes. So basically make potato pancakes or latkes. I like zucchini because it has a mild flavor that goes well with eggs and is also a good way to get in some veggies at breakfast.
- 1 medium zucchini, grated (about 1.5 cups of grated zucchini)
- 1 egg
- 1 T. coconut flour
- ⅛ t. onion powder (or 1 T. grated onion)
- ⅛ t. salt
- ⅛ t. pepper
- 2 eggs, fried in coconut oil or butter
- 2 pieces of sausage, cooked
- Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Wring out the grated zucchini in a tea towel to remove the excess liquid. Place in a bowl.
- Add the egg, coconut flour,onion powder, salt and pepper.
- Mix everything together until well incorporated.
- Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop out ¼ cup of the zucchini mixture. Form into a patty using your hands and place into the skillet. Continue with the rest of the zucchini.
- Cook the zucchini patties for 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
- Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel while you cook your eggs and sausage.
- Make your sandwich!
I tend to make things too thick, so my suggestion would be to make the zucchini pancakes and sausage a little thinner than you think they need to be. Otherwise it’s difficult to pick up and eat like an actual sandwich. I ate this with some sliced mango, but it would also be good with grapefruit. The eggs and sausage need something to balance it out, so something citrus-y is delish!