After working out the other day, I was really craving protein, but was getting tired of basic scrambled eggs. Probably due to the high intensity exercise, I was also craving something mildly sweet. On a whim, I decided to make a sweet version of scrambled eggs. I added coconut oil, almond butter, vanilla, and raisins to the eggs (I remember a friend saying she had done something similar). I figured if it was awful, I was hungry enough to be able to eat it anyway, so what did I have to lose? And there are all kinds of egg based desserts out there such as baked custard, pudding, crepes, and chocolate mousse, so maybe it wasn’t such a crazy idea?
The taste and texture actually somewhat reminded me of oatmeal. Disclaimer: It has been a long time since I’ve eaten oatmeal, so if you’ve been gulping down Quaker in hopes of lowering your cholesterol (which doesn’t work) it might not taste so similar to you.
Basically, if you’re looking for a grain-free oatmeal variation to try with your eggs that is more sweet than savory, this might be a good option. (I’ve also added dark chocolate before … it was good … and no, I’m not pregnant!)
Grain-Free Oatmeal Recipe
A grain-free egg based breakfast food that is high in protein and delicious.
- Heat coconut oil in a skillet on the stove.
- Scramble eggs in the coconut oil until almost done but still somewhat soft.
- Add all the other ingredients and scramble until eggs are done cooking and ingredients are well mixed.
- Eat while still warm -- it is not good cold.
- Enjoy ... if you're into weird things in your eggs!
Play with the sweet add-ins -- chopped apple and a dash of cinnamon?
Serving Size 2 eggs
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 40.8 g
Saturated Fat 17.6 g
Cholesterol 327 mg
Sodium 126 mg
Total Carbohydrates 14.1 g
Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
Sugars 7.7 g
Protein 18.2 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
What’s the strangest combination you’ve tried that actually turned out good? My second choice is hot sauce on celery … what’s yours?