March 30, 2014

Sunday Brunch

We had an awesome Sunday morning! 

It started at the trail with Ella, followed by an all-natural paleo brunch of Waffles topped with Sauteed Bananas, Whipped Coconut Cream and Roasted Pecans, served with Turkey Bacon & Fresh-Squeezed Mimosas
Sometimes I wonder why anyone would eat any other way. Meals like this make me feel like I really hacked this paleo life, and there's nothing that you can't make paleo. And knowing that it's all fresh and natural makes it so much better.

Waffles Recipe: This made 3 waffles in a full-size waffle maker, but they were not complete waffles (meaning they didn't fit all four full squares)

Sauteed Bananas:
3 bananas, sliced
3 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
dash nutmeg
1 tbsp. maple syrup (Grade B)

Heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Once heated, add the honey and swirl in the pan. Add bananas and stir constantly, so they don't burn. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Reduce heat and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Pour maple syrup over the bananas and simmer for another minute or so. Serve hot.

Coconut Whipped Cream: I used 1 14 oz. can of Trader Joe's Extra Thick Coconut Cream because it's all cream, so there's enough. I mixed it before the trail run and refrigerated it in a mason jar while we were running. This stuff is super easy and really yummy.

Roasted Pecans: Simply put the raw pecans in a small baking dish and roast at 350 for 10-20 minutes. It really doesn't matter... just depends on your preference of roasted-ness.

Mimosas: We squeezed about 16 oranges with a citrus juicer which made A TON of orange juice. I'm not convinced champagne is "paleo," per se, but it was a nice treat. Either way, fresh-squeezed orange juice is GREAT! You can really taste the difference.

For those of you with non-paleos at home, I made my roommate French Toast with some bread he had that had gone stale so he could eat with us.

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