Let us guess… you’re a little “egg-hausted” this week. How did we know? Either we’re highly-skilled mind readers, or we know the Whole30 program really, really well.
Egg-less breakfast recipes are a commonly-requested resource around week three of any group Whole30, so for the #JanuaryWhole30 we’ve decided to round up some of our favorite egg-free breakfast dishes from the Whole30 Recipes feed and collect them on the blog. Here are six ideas for you to rotate in with your egg-cups and frittatas. (And if you’re new to the Whole30, don’t miss our other entries in the Egg-less Breakfasts series.)
Harvest Meat & Potato Bowl from The Kitcheneer
1 granny smith apple, diced
2 tsp ghee
2 tbs compliant dried cranberries
2 tbs dry roasted pepitas
1.5lbs ground pork
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch ground nutmeg
Pinch ground allspice
1-2 cups of kale
Micro greens –for garnish
For the Base
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
2 tbs olive oil
Roast the Potatoes
PREHEAT oven to 405 F. Cut sweet potatoes into cubes. Toss potatoes in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
PUT potatoes on a parchment lined baking pan and roast in oven for 30 minutes flipping them half way through. While the potatoes bake, heat the ghee in large, nonstick skillet over medium heat, 2 minutes. While it heats, cut the apple into 1/4 inch dice.
ADD the apple, cranberries, and pepitas to the pan with a pinch of salt and cook until the apples are golden and tender, about 5 minutes. While the apple cooks, mix together the salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice in small bowl; set aside.
Cook the Pork
WHEN the apples are done cooking, transfer them to a bowl then place the pork in the skillet, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Add the spices and stir to combine. Continue to cook until the pork is no longer pink. While the pork cooks, slice the scallions and set aside.
RETURN the apple mixture with the kale to the skillet and stir. To serve, scoop pork on the sweet potato home fries.
Breakfast Sausage Patties from Pastured Kitchen
2 lbs ground pastured pork
1 Tbsp fennel seeds
1 Tbsp fresh sage leaves, chopped
1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
lard for frying (or other compliant cooking fat)
IN a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well using your hands. To avoid freezing your hands during this step, allow ground pork to come up to room temperature first. Let sausage mixture stand for about 10 minutes.
MELT lard in a cast iron pan or griddle over medium heat. While pan is heating, form sausage mixture into 3 oz palm sized patties.
WORKING in batches, fry patties in cast iron pan for 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from pan and pat dry. Place any remaining raw sausage mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy!
Plantain, Chicken Sausage and Avocado Breakfast Plate from Real Food With Dana
1 small brown plantain
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Whole30 compliant chicken sausage, sliced
1 baby avocado or
½ medium avocado.
PEEL and slice plantain into about ½-inch pieces. Heat a skillet on medium heat with the coconut oil, enough for a thin layer on the bottom of the pan. Let it heat up for about two minutes.
WHEN the oil is hot, add the plantains and sliced sausage. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Watch them closely so they don’t burn!
TURN the heat down to medium-low, and let them go for about another minute on each side if they’re not cooked all the way through. SERVE with sliced avocado.
White Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash from Epicure Annie
1 tablespoon cooking fat of choice
4 Whole30 compliant breakfast sausages, casing removed
2 medium white sweet potatoes, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon ghee
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
HEAT your oven to 400F. Add 1 tablespoon of your favorite cooking fat to your pan.
ADD sausages and cook until browned, breaking down into smaller pieces, 5-6 minutes. Add your sweet potatoes and allow to cook until they begin to soften 5 minutes.
ADD chopped onions and green peppers. Season with garlic powder, sea salt and pepper. Add 1T of ghee and mix thoroughly. Move to preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until golden and crisp
GARNISH with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
Tex-Mex Hash from The Real Food RDs
1/2 lb grass-fed ground beef or ground turkey
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 medium sweet potato, diced small (about 1 ¼-1 ½ cups)
1/2 cup diced red onions
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
2 cups spinach, chopped
Fresh Cilantro, Avocado, Green Onions, Salsa (optional)
PLACE a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add beef, seasonings and water to the pan. Cooked until beef is browned. Remove beef from pan and place on paper towel lined plate.
IN the same pan, add ½ Tbsp. of coconut oil and heat over medium-high until it starts to shimmer. Add sweet potatoes, dash with salt and pepper, and sauté for about 10-12 minutes or until cooked through and slightly browned.
ADD remaining ½ Tbsp. of oil, onions, red pepper, mushroom and spinach and sauté for about 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Note: feel free to substitute the seasonings in this recipe with your favorite whole30 friendly taco seasoning blend.
Butternut Squash Breakfast Loaf from Real Food With Dana
1 tsp coconut oil
1 lb ground turkey (or chicken)
1 cup small diced butternut squash
½ large apple diced (about ¾ cup)
2 large slices of bacon
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
leaves from a few sprigs of thyme (about 1 Tbsp)
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper (optional – AIP omit)
PREHEAT the oven to 375 F. Melt the coconut oil and use it to grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Cook the bacon in the microwave, a skillet or oven until it’s crispy, but not burned. Set it aside until cool enough to handle, then chop into small pieces the size of bacon bits.
MEASURE out all the other ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add the bacon, and mix with your hands until the spices are well distributed. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and use your hands to flatten it out, so it’s spread evenly throughout the pan.
POP the pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until fully cooked through.