Posts Tagged ‘Breakfast

Paper Plate Gourmet : Avocado Toast

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What can I say, I love a good avocado.  While it is sometimes a struggle to get my family to eat something green, I am on this like white on rice.

 

Most times all I need is a vessel for an avocado.  Sometimes it is a spoon.  Or  a Salad.  Maybe a tortilla chip?

 

This time it was a slice of toasted homemade bread.

 

You can’t get easier than a slice of toast.  Yummy for breakfast, delish with lunch.  Really, it is an anytime dish.

 

 Ingredients

 

Avocado

The Juice of a Lime

Sea Salt

 Bread of your choice

 

Directions

 

1) Start to toast your bread

2) Put the Avocado into a bowl

3) Add the Juice of a Lime (more or less, to your taste)

4) Add a pinch of  Sea Salt

5) Use a fork to mash it all up

6) Top your slices of bread with as much or as little of the avocado goodness as you want.

 

See, really that easy.  Would I lie?

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Paper Plate Gourmet : Banana Muffins

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 I love muffins.  I love the tops of muffins.  I do not love my muffin top.

 

 

 These are obviously healthy – they are made WITH bananas!

 

I even froze a bunch and have been eating them from the freezer.  GASP! I know – does not sound like somehting I would do.  But, I have to tell you –  I pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds and savor every precious moment with it.

 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups all purpose flour (I used organic, not sure if that makes a difference.  Next batch will be made with whole wheat!  CRAZY!)

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

2 tablespoons Corn Starch

½ teaspoon Salt

4 Ripe Bananas (mine were scary looking)

¾ cup sugar (I used organic cane sugar, seems similar to brown sugar)

1 egg

3 tablespoons Coconut Oil (melted)

3 tablespoons Butter, (melted)

Liberal Dash (1 tablespoon-ish) Vanilla Extract

 

 

Directions

  1.  Preheat the oven, put liners in the cupcake pan.
  2. Cut up the bananas (I just broke them into pieces) and add them into a bowl
  3. Add the sugar, coconut oil, egg, butter and mix.  (I used my trusty ol’ mixer)
  4. Once combined, add the baking powder, baking soda, corn starch, and ½ cup of the flour and mix again.
  5. Keep adding the flour until you incorporated it all.
  6. Spoon into Muffin Tin
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes.  Mine needed 17 Minutes.

 

 

 I bet they would be even better with some walnuts or, dare I say it, chocolate chips?  Next time, for sure!

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Paper Plate Gourmet : Homemade “Instant” Oatmeal

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Wow, I have to say this was both easy & awesome.  I love it when a plan comes together. 

    • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats ( I used Stop & Shop brand)
    • 1 TBS Brown Sugar
    • 1 TBS Milled Flax Seed
    • Smidge of Sea Salt
  1. Put 1/2 cup of Steel Cut Oats, 1 TBS brown Sugar, 1 TBS Flax Seed & the Sea Salt into a food processor
  2. Set to Pulverize
  3. Divide the mix in half (around 1/4 cup) and place in baggies
  4. Add 1/2 cup of steel cut oats to each bag
  5. Done -  no baking involved!
I forgot the nutritional information at home… will update tonight. 

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Paper Plate Gourment : Almost Home Made PB Chip Waffles

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Who doesn’t love a nice waffle??? Serve it with some fruit to bulk it up



  • 2 Cups Aunt Jemima Original Complete Pancake Mix
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Water
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • Splash of Vanilla (1 TBS-ish)
  • 2-3 handfuls of Peanut Butter Morsels
  • Spritz of Oil
  • Combine all ingredients & stir until large lumps disappear
  • Plug in waffle iron, allow to heat up (the time it takes to heat up will let the batter thicken)
  • Lightly grease waffle iron  (I spritz it with oil)
  • Pour onto waffle iron, close cover, wait for it to stop steaming (a few minutes)
  • Marvel at the beautiful waffles… except that first one.  Always seems to stick.
Totally worth the 9 points…

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