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
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 TBSP almond butter
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 TBSP raisins
- 1 oz dark chocolate chopped (totally optional)
- 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!
What’s the strangest combination you’ve tried that actually turned out good? My second choice is hot sauce on celery … what’s yours?
Discussion (47 Comments)
This sounds really gross, but so did a lot of other foods that are now a staple in our house. We will have to try it. I really think the kids will like the combo and I may just like it, too. Who knows? Thanks for the experimentation and weird cravings.
This sounds fantastic! We’ll try it around here this week for sure. Thanks!
Some cinnamon in there too would be good. When I was little my dad would make scrambled “dessert” eggs with the leftover mixture when he was making french toast. First time he did it we gave him a hard time and thought it would be gross, but then tried it and liked it. I might have to bring that back (minus the toast).
i’m going to try this tomorrow. i desperately need to wean my 18 month from the “junk” oatmeal. i hope this is the ticket.
my lil guy loved this! i added blueberries to his. unfortunately, he was the only one who would eat it.
WHAT IS “JUNK” OATMEAL?
Basically all oatmeal…
I think that’s a little harsh! Of course i love my oatmeal, cooked with pink salt and tahini. I can run all morning on the combo of protein, fat and complex carbs.
I love love love dates with eggs! you cook a chopped up date in coconut oil and then crack an egg on top, add sea salt and cinnamon and wait until it’s cooked! i like my eggs sunnyside….its a yummy combo
Thanks for the suggestion! I have a huge container from Costco & didn’t know what to do with them (& didn’t want to throw away) :o)
We’re all getting tired of eggs around here. My kids have stopped eating them unless they’re scrambled with sausage or made into “pancakes” with banana. I went ahead and tried this recipe this morning. I don’t have any raisins so I added cinnamon and a little honey (just how I used to make oatmeal) and it was SO good! My 15 month old is loving it. Thanks for the idea!
i just made this this morning. pretty yummy. we added cinnamon and then topped with applesauce because it was just a bit dry. i bet coconut milk would be good too!
Honestly, I’ve been hesitant to try SWEET scrambled egg dishes, but this looks pretty good! I think I might have to give it a try. Thanks for all the great ideas!
My strangest combination might be my homemade yogurt… I use coconut and cashew milks and flavor it with cocoa powder and a dash of ground espresso. It’s GREAT, and satisfies these strange morning chocolate cravings that I almost always have… 🙂
I’ve been eating 1/2 banana with plain homemade yogurt, a big scoop of peanut butter and shredded coconut. It makes me think I’m eating a banana split. 🙂
Wow, excellent idea! It’s just started getting chilly here in Tokyo, and it’s always nice to have something just a little bit sweet occasionally on those days when the weather’s just horrible allround. Will try this tomorrow morning! ^^)b