Eggs can be weird. Sometimes rubbery, sometimes smelly. As far as I know I’ve never liked eating them. If a baked good has a large amount of eggs I can taste and smell them in it, and it occasionally grosses me out. BUT they pack a huge punch nutritionally. As someone who doesn’t eat meat, eggs provide a lot of nutrients I can only get in low doses from other foods. The protein in eggs is of very high biological value, a classification hard to find on a vegetarian diet. Eggs are cheap, easy to find and plentiful. Because of all of this, I try to eat them occasionally and am looking to include them in my diet even more. So I bring you…egg recipes for people who don’t like eggs!
Paleo English Muffins
Adapted from Running to the Kitchen
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch sea salt
- Dash cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- Coconut oil
Combine almond flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add egg and water, mix well. Grease english-muffin-sized ramekin with coconut oil. Spread mixture into ramekin and microwave for 2 minutes. Remove, slice in half, and toast in toaster or toaster oven until browned (2-3 minutes). Add desired toppings and serve immediately.
Paleo English Muffin with almond butter and shredded coconut toppings!
You probably have a favorite french toast recipe already, but I like to use When Pig’s Fly Low Carb Whole Wheat or one of Food for Life’s Ezekiel breads. In a bowl, mix two eggs with a fork with a dash of cinnamon. Coat bread then fry in a nonstick pan until crispy. Top with butter, maple syrup, peanut butter, fruit, etc.
Oatmeal with Egg
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup water
- Pinch of salt
- Toppings of choice
Bring water and salt to boil. Add oats, stirring well. Let mixture heat up, then crack egg into pan (if you are wary of the yolk consider adding 2-3 egg whites instead). Continue stirring until oatmeal is cooked – about 5 minutes – being careful to avoid burning the oats on the bottom of the pan. Top with maple syrup, nut butter, cinnamon, nuts, fruit, etc. You can also turn this into a savory dish by adding your favorite spices, cheese and sautéed veggies!
Recipe adapted from Curls’n’Chard
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- Favorite high-heat cooking oil
In a bowl mash banana with a fork until chunks are gone. Whisk in eggs. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in pan or skillet on medium-high heat. Spoon small circles of the batter onto pan, the batter should spread a good amount. When they start to bubble around the edges flip and cook until they just start to brown. Serve with maple syrup, nut butter, yogurt, fruit, etc.
I want to stress that if you have a serious aversion to a food it’s important to get tested for an allergy before consuming it. Also, just because a food is healthy doesn’t mean you have to force yourself to eat it. I love the above recipes, and have decided for myself that eggs would be a beneficial, worthwhile addition to my diet. That doesn’t mean that if you don’t like them you MUST add them to your own diet!
What are some of your favorite egg recipes?