Stuffed Ricotta Omelet with Fresh Berries

Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast has long been one of my favorite comfort food breakfasts.  Since going grain and legume free that breakfast treat has been off the menu…until now.  The recipe I’m sharing includes my favorite fillings and toppings but, of course, the options are endless…so substitute your favorites.  This recipe also includes dairy but would probably work with substituting coconut milk for the ricotta, although I haven’t tried it.

My new comfort food breakfast…or dessert.
This is a pic of my dad’s birthday breakfast so for an extra treat
I added a few dark chocolate chips to the omelet before flipping it! Oh my…

Sweet Ricotta Omelet (Serves 1)

2 eggs

2 Tbsp. ricotta cheese

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp cinnamon

8 drops liquid stevia (1 Tbsp. sweetener of your choice)

1/16 tsp. baking soda

Filling:

1-2 Tbsp. almond butter

1/2 banana, sliced

Topping:

1/2 cup berries

1 Tbsp. maple syrup

fresh whipped cream

Directions:

Heat a lightly greased 8″ omelet pan over medium heat. Whisk together eggs, ricotta, vanilla, cinnamon, stevia and baking soda until smooth.  Place berries in a small bowl, heat maple syrup (I microwave it for about 15 seconds) and then pour it over the berries and set aside.  Pour egg mixture into the omelet pan and cook until the eggs are almost set.  Turn off the heat, carefully flip omelet and leave in the pan until cooked through (only about one minute or so more).  Slide omelet onto a plate, spread almond butter on one half of the omelet and top with sliced banana, fold the other side over.  Pour berries and maple syrup over the folded omelet and top with fresh whipped cream.  Enjoy!

This recipe is shared at:

Fight Back Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Gluten Free Friday

Tastetastic Thursday

Made From Scratch Monday, Fat Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays

Tasty Tuesday

Fill Those Jars Fridays

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Almond Butter Brownie Bites

I love chocolate.  My dad loves chocolate.  We both admittedly have a little problem with chocolate portion control…so we love any recipe for a treat that is small and bite-sized (and therefore “naturally” portion controlled) but still packs a satisfying punch!

This year for Father’s Day I made a variation of this recipe from All Day I Dream About Food and it was a huge hit.  It’s rich and chocolatey and one (ok, maybe two) will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.  We have had an unusual few weeks here in Colorado Springs with the Waldo Canyon Fire and my parents have been staying with me due to the evacuations…we decided we needed a sweet treat and these babies fit the bill perfectly…we could enjoy without over-indulging!

Now, when I say “naturally” portion-controlled…that statement can only be true if you don’t eat all of them in one sitting…I’m proud to say that I made these on June 30th and we still have four in the fridge!

Almond Butter Brownie Bites (makes 16)

Brownies:

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup almond butter

3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1/4 tsp. liquid stevia

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut flour

2 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar

2 Tbsp. cacao powder

2 eggs

1/2 cup coconut milk

Frosting:

1 oz cream cheese, softened

3 Tbsp. almond butter

2 Tbsp. heavy cream

2 packets stevia (or 2 Tbsp. maple syrup or coconut sugar)

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

For the cakes, preheat the oven to 280F and grease 16 cups of a mini-muffin pan.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter, almond butter and chocolate together over low heat and stir until smooth. Add stevia and vanilla extracts and stir until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift together coconut flour, coconut palm sugar and cocoa, breaking up clumps with the back of a fork. Add the chocolate mixture and stir to combine (will be very thick). Stir in eggs, one at a time, and then coconut milk until mixture thins out somewhat and becomes a smooth batter.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins. Because the batter is quite thick, you will need to press the batter into the cups using the back of a spoon. Smooth the tops.

Bake for 20 minutes, until the cakes are just set and the middle is firm to the touch. Allow to cool in the tins.

For the frosting, beat cream cheese, almond butter and cream together until smooth. Stir in vanilla and stevia. Pipe or spread onto brownie bites.

Bet you can’t eat just one…

This recipe is shared at:

Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Fight Back Friday, Fat Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Whole Foods Wednesdays

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