Pancake Sunday Chiafied

by HEAB on January 17, 2010

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This morning’s breakfast was totally bizarre, but totally delicious. Are you ready???

Almond Flour Chia Seed Pancakes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

15 grams chia seeds (about 1 1/2 TBSP)

1/4 cup blanched almond flour

sweetener to taste (optional)

1/8 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp baking powder

a ton of cinnamon

water to thin

3 whipped egg whites (omit if you are of vegan persuasion :) )

Directions:

Blend all ingredients except water and egg whites. I used my Magic Bullet, but any blender will do. By the way, the Magic Bullet’s blade is much easier to lick than the Vita-Mix’s…Please don’t lick your blade, cut your tongue and sue me, K? Allow the blended chia seeds to gel for about 15 minutes, and then blend in a little water to thin the batter (about 1/4 cup?). Slowly fold whipped egg whites into batter for pimpage factor...

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Proceed to cook your pancakes, AKA chia meringues on a coconut oil greased griddle or skillet. While they cook, amuse yourself by trying to pick out the pancake that most resembles a penis…

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Place pancakes on large platter (I made 10) and cover in avocado sauce (1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, and stevia blended in the Magic Bullet).

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This was soo good, but very egg whitey. I think it would have worked better with some protein powder which I omitted since so many of you don’t have access to Jay’s bod rice. ;) OK, that’s a lie…honestly, I was trying to keep the calorie count under 500. I’m also shifting my focus from protein to fat. However, more about that in another post. I did calculate this morning stats for anyone interested (includes avocado sauce)…

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So, who would like to try these chia meringue pancakes? Need some chia seeds? Well then, today is your lucky day my friend. ChiaSeedsDirect is offering one lucky HEABer a 2 lb. pound bag of chia seeds. To win, please leave me a comment below describing the strangest breakfast you’ve ever eaten.

P.S. To all my POM apron winners, I know you haven’t received your winnings yet. So sorry about the delay. I’m working on it!

{ 151 comments }

Susan January 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

Beef pho, which is a breakfast food in Vietnam. I’m totally a sweets girl in the morning, so I have to choke down the savory stuff when it’s early.

Lisa January 17, 2010 at 9:45 am

Well, I don’t think it’s weird, just maybe a little non-traditional…but I regularly eat broccoli with hummus for breakfast. (Or at least part of it!)

Evan Thomas January 17, 2010 at 9:48 am

Well, I don’t think it’s too strange, but right now I’m eating pumpkin oatmeal with peanut butter and nutritional yeast. I love the PB + NY combo, but I don’t think I’ve convinced people how good it is, haha.
I remember once having pumpkin oatmeal with maple peanut butter, white chocolate chips, and tempeh bacon–so salty good.

Ashlyn January 17, 2010 at 9:48 am

I’d say that the strangest breakfast I’ve ever had was definitely the granola that I *attempted* to make the other night. Ugh, not so much an oddity as it was strange due to however I screwed it up! I choked it down anyhow-waste not want not, I guess ;)

emily January 17, 2010 at 9:49 am

i dont think I eat weird breakfasts, but my parents think I do when they wake up to the smell of my breakfast. Who doesn’t like the smell of seaweed and steamed veggies in the morning?
emily

Christine January 17, 2010 at 9:53 am

I’d LOVE some chia seeds. I grew up in Asia, and they would often serve chicken or fish congee for breakfast. It’s basically porridge with meat stewed in. The first bite was super strange because I’d never had anything like it, but after a few more it’s actually good :)

Carbzilla January 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

“by trying to pick out the pancake that most resembles a penis…”

I almost had to sue you for a coffee-soaked keyboard, but I managed to swallow.

(oh dear)

I would expect nothing less than a weird breakfast from you HEABS, and I mean that in the most loving way.

My weirdest breakfast I’ve had recently was my bright green cottage cheese/pineapple snack. I couldn’t even look as I was eating it.

homecookedem January 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

Weirdest breakfast for me might be chips and salsa finished off with cookie cake! That was the morning after my bachelorette party and we were all hungry, but too hungover to drive anywhere so we just ate all the party junk that was leftover from the night before, haha! :)

Mary January 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

The strangest breakfast I can remember having was when I couldn’t make up my mind one what I wanted, so everything went into one bowl. Oatmeal blended with spinach and pumpkin, with a blend of fruit and topped with PBU, melted banana, and about a Tb each of fiber one, crushed puffins, fruity cheerios, and kashi honey sunshine. mmm variety :)

Sarah January 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

I love your breakfasts. They make me smile and that’s a fantastic way to start the day :)
I’ve eaten a salad for breakfast. That might be the “weirdest” breakfast I’ve eaten (if you don’t count my silly college days of Taco Bell for Sunday brunch). But sometimes you just crave veggies!!

This is a little late but I love your resolutions and goals for 2010!! I’m like you and I gain weight very easily-so I indulge in sugar free syrups and salad dressings and sometimes the blogs make me feel guilty for eating so unnatural. I’m glad that someone else understands not needing 2500 calories everyday and fullfat products. I want to glow too :)

jenny January 17, 2010 at 10:01 am

weirdest breakfast has got to be old california sushi roll takeout from the fridge…

i would love me some chia seeds!!

EE January 17, 2010 at 10:02 am

Pancakes are something I love to make on Sunday, too! I’d love to enter your giveaway – the strangest breakfast I’ve ever eaten would probably be haggis, which was years ago and not something I’ll be eating again.

stacey January 17, 2010 at 10:05 am

It’s weird for me to eat something savory for breakfast. But some mornings in a pinch I have eaten leftovers from dinner the night before.

Annie January 17, 2010 at 10:08 am

One day all I wanted was some cold grilled chicken and cold steamed broccoli that aws in my fridge, it was so weird but pretty good

Blair January 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

I don’t eat any too crazy foods … but sometimes I wake up and just crave a normal meal instead of typical breakfast food so I run with it. A warm grilled cheese on a cold morning can really hit the spot!

OrganicAshley January 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

I think leftover lasagna is probably the weirdest thing I ate for breakfast or maybe spinach oatmeal that was strange for sure.
Sure would love to win some chia seeds!

Jessica January 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

Oh wow – those pancakes look so fluffy!!

Weirdest breakfast would be chicken with melted cheese. Sometimes I have it for breakfast if I’m not feeling other forms of protein!

Lisa January 17, 2010 at 10:11 am

I can’t think of anything “strange” I’ve eaten for breakfast, but I would say that I’ve had dinner foods for breakfast because I was craving it (like lasagne). Thanks for the great giveaway! I love chia seeds :)

Tiffany January 17, 2010 at 10:12 am

It may not be strange, but quite out of place… one morning I woke up and was craving a big ol’ salad. Of course I gave into the craving, but it felt weird eating cold greens at 7am haha. I’d love to try chia seeds!

Oh, and I also have been trying to up my protein, but after calculating my daily eats, I realized that it resulted in an imbalance in the protein/fat/carb ratio. Perhaps that’s what you found as well?

Chocolate-Covered Katie January 17, 2010 at 10:15 am

Aww I love how you are so thoughtful as to remember us vegans. This is why I love you!
Oh heck, there are MANY reasons why I love you. That is just one :)

Allison Rentmeester January 17, 2010 at 10:16 am

I don’t think it’s weird, but all my family & friends think it’s really weird when I’m drinking a green smoothie for breakfast! haha

Aimee January 17, 2010 at 10:17 am

Well, it’s not necessarily weird but just not breakfast food: polenta with sauteed mushrooms and spinach.

thedelicateplace January 17, 2010 at 10:17 am

Heather, I love your blog! I’ve been a lurker for a bit but wanted to share that I’ve had great success with my diet/exercise following primal blueprint (Mark’s daily apple). I used to be a chronic cardio gal who ate plenty of “whole grains and wheat pasta” but my last 5lbs wouldn’t budge! I switched to HIIT and eating veggies, lean meat, nuts, seeds, fruit and no dairy other than (greek yogurt) I couldn’t part with! My macros usually break down 50%fat 30%protein and 20%carb. I lost the 5 and then some! 5’4 114lbs and am now in maintenance mode. I hope you have success in tweaking your daily eats :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

Thedelicateplace, Thanks for delurking. :) Yes, been a big fan of Mark for quite some time now (even though he hates on the oats). His blog was one of my firsts. So happy to hear Primal is working for you. I’ve tried it, and it didn’t work for me. However, I think my problem was my focus on lean proteins when I should have been focusing on more fat.

Kristy January 17, 2010 at 10:18 am

I had a pretty strange breakfast right before I read this post! I made some protein pancakes (I know you don’t do dairy, but this is a good recipe if you do) – 1 cup oats, 1 cup 2% cottage cheese, 6 egg whites, cinnamon, vanilla. Blend it, fry it up.

Okay, so that part wasn’t strange, but THEN I decided to make a blueberry sauce. So I cooked some blueberries and water with some stevia. I thought my husband would want blueberries, too, so I cooked up quite a bit. He ended up not liking the stevia instead of real sugar, so no blueberries for him. I proceeded to pour the whole batch of blueberries on my two pancakes. It turned into pancake stew and looked black! It looked soooo gross, but it was tasty!…I ate it all!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 10:22 am

Kristy, CD doesn’t like stevia either. Definitely an acquired taste, and as Smoothie Girl Deb says, I’ve acquired it. ;)

Your blueberry stew sounds delicious to me. I used to make cottage cheese pancakes all the time back in my Body For Life days. So good!

Kristy January 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

PS – You can sub flax for the egg whites, and they just come out more dense. I did half eggs, half flax today.

Whitney January 17, 2010 at 10:23 am

I would love to try chia seeds after reading about them so much lately! The weirdest thing I have had for breakfast isn’t too weird, but when I was little, there was a time where I would only eat vegetable soup (from a can with the ABC letters) for breakfast!

Jessica @ Going Off Birth Control Pills January 17, 2010 at 10:27 am

Hmmm…. that’s tough! I’ve eaten so many strange breakfasts :) Maybe I’ll take one from when I was a kid, far before I was healthy. I used to chop up pieces of sliced “American cheese” (whatever that stuff is made of — ugh) and mix it with Miracle Whip, and eat it. Kind of like a cheese sandwich without the bread. I was just making low carb cool before it was cool… ;)

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 10:38 am

Jessica, I grew up eating your cheese/Miracle Whip wraps. :)

Gina January 17, 2010 at 10:33 am

It’s not too strange but I’ve blended my oats and chia seeds into a smoothie for breakfast.

Dawn January 17, 2010 at 10:41 am

how is this? whip 4 egg whites for a minute in the vita.
then sprinkle a little vanilla protein shake in,
and cook in coconut oil. top with smear of sunflower
butter and a little more coco oil. eat in seaweed sheet
(do it all the time.) fluffy, filling, and oh so fat-filled.
yum!
love you heather!! Dawn

Kellie January 17, 2010 at 10:49 am

When I was pregnant with my son I could not eat enough pancakes with M&M’s. I would mix the m&ms in before I cooked them. They tasted good, but all the candy coated melted off and they were not the prettiest things. I ate these morning, noon and night. And I wonder why I gained so much weight….

Amisha January 17, 2010 at 10:49 am

Although I cant compete with the strangeness of your breakfasts Heather, I do think the chia pudding I tried to make at home was just plain disgusting. I like chia seeds in my oatmeal, but just a big bowl of chia seeds with almond milk and fruit is gross! NOTHING like pudding.

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 11:01 am

Amisha, The key is to blend the chia puddings. I’ve decided I don’t like the chia seeds unblended. Their like little balls of gelatinous goo. No thanks!

Mandy January 17, 2010 at 10:53 am

Wow love the colours on your plate.

Strangest breakfast I’ve ever had?…well I’m pretty sure my housemates think the green monsters i drink are pretty strange. But I would say eating cold pizza for breakfast was the strangest. We were moving out of our house, and it was the only thing in the fridge the next morning.

maggie January 17, 2010 at 10:54 am

Most strangest? I had avocado soup with cereal mixed in!

xoxo

molly @thevegandorm January 17, 2010 at 10:54 am

Hmmm…strangest brekkie ever…when I was younger, I would have pizza for breakfast. I guess that counts, as pizza for breakfast sounds a little yucky now.

Mae January 17, 2010 at 10:55 am

What delicious looking mirangues!!! Have you ever made baked mirangues? (I bet they would be really good HEAB-ified breakfast cookies…)
The strangest breakfast I’ve eaten was probably shredded wheat and seaweed salad- separate… (but both were eaten with chopsticks!) It was gooood!
On that note, are you a seaweed salad fan?

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 11:00 am

Mae, Nope, never baked meringues, but I think I came pretty close this morning. Nope, not a fan of seaweed in general. Wish I was, but I can’t handle most types.

Gracie January 17, 2010 at 11:02 am

Your creativity when it comes to pancakes excites me every time, haha! The avocado sauce looks SO good! I’m assuming it’s sweet because of the stevia, yes?

Quick question: where did you enter in and get the nutritional stats? Was it a website? Because I’ve been on the prowl for a source like that :)

I’m really looking forward to your post about focusing on fat! I’m personally going to try to ease up on the carbs this week, so your higher protein/fat eats over the past are going to be very helpful for sure. I’ll be checking back!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 11:29 am

Jackie, Yes, the avocado sauce was sweet due to the stevia. So yummy, and I know it would be great with a TBSP of cocoa powder if you’re a chocolate fan.

I used this online website to calculate the nutritional stats: http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate. Love it.

Enjoy your fats…good stuff!

Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) January 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

If “weird” is the hip new word for “awesomely intriguing,” then you’re spot on. I am becoming increasingly tempted to drink the koolaid and get me a few chia seeds! Love the avocado cream! Oh, if you added some lemon to it, you’d have lemon pudding topping!

jackie January 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

strangest breakfast i’ve had would be when i woke up to my little brother making his own version of pancakes (when he was eight years old). he just used the bisquick mix but i’m pretty sure most of the measurements were wrong plus he decided to add sprinkles, leftover corn, cheese and fruitloops to the mixture…lol. needless to say i ate one! ya…wasn’t so good.

Kelly January 17, 2010 at 11:08 am

I guess the weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten for breakfast is salad…sometimes you just have to have some greens.

Kathleen January 17, 2010 at 11:11 am

strange for others… but some mornings, i love a nice bowl of frozen yogurt! :)

Carmen Dahlberg January 17, 2010 at 11:12 am

I love the variations you do on pancakes. Buttermilk is SO 2009!

I think the oddest breakfast I had was when I was living in Hong Kong. My roommate took me to a dim sum restaurant and ordered chicken feet! I think it was more for the shock value, but she still managed to eat all of them. It was a far cry from my usual oatmeal, and not one I’m likely to repeat again.

Graze With Me January 17, 2010 at 11:14 am

I don’t think my breakfasts are weird but many (non-blogging) folks call me crazy for eating scrambled eggs & cheese on top of oatmeal…

Rachel January 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

Sometimes I have green monsters, which are not at all weird on food blogs, but it grosses my family out.

Lori Z. January 17, 2010 at 11:22 am

I don’t think it is weird, but my kids do – I love to blend my roasted kabocha (wth skin on thanks to you) with unsweetened almond milk and pumpkin pie spice. I then mix that in with my oatmeal/oatbran with chia and eat with a scooop of peanut butter. YUM!

eaternotarunner January 17, 2010 at 11:29 am

Nothing too weird! My boyfriend thinks my oat bran with pumpkin and flax is the weirdest thing ever though :-)

marie January 17, 2010 at 11:30 am

Leftover sushi from the night before is probably the most off-beat breakfast I’ve consumed.

Alison January 17, 2010 at 11:32 am

Thanks for hosting a giveaway! The strangest breakfast I’ve ever had was probably carrots in a yogurt sauce and a salad. I was trying to use up the contents of my fridge before going on vacation. :)

candicemccoy January 17, 2010 at 11:42 am

The strangest breakfast I’ve ever eaten was moo ping with sticky rice. I lived in Thailand for a year, and the Thais treat every meal the same. Moo Ping is basically pork on a stick, grilled, served with a side of sticky white rice in a plastic baggie – all for about 50 cents in American money. Nice! Good thing I wasn’t yet a vegetarian then:) Thanks for doing the giveaway!

KK January 17, 2010 at 11:49 am

not one for strange bfasts…so the weirdest one would probably be cookies?

Jen B January 17, 2010 at 11:52 am

I LOVE breakfast buffets at hotels. My favourite was in San Diego, it was awesome. Fresh fruit, omlete station, oatmeal. No lunch required that day!

Anna January 17, 2010 at 11:53 am

This meal is crazy!!!

Just crazy enough to be delicous, that is ;-)

kyko January 17, 2010 at 11:57 am

Knowing your eats, this breakfast won’t seem strange…but:
Brussels sprouts with 2 tbsp hummus and skirataki noodles.

My body knows what it wants, and I savored eeevery protein-less bite. Mmm I could go for some right now!

I’d love a bag of chia seeds!

lilpauladean January 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

no joke… family tradition is rice crispies with poached eggs. Top bowl of RKs with a dollop o beurre followed by to hot poached or fried eggs and stir all the yolky goodness together. Health food, no?
MA
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Jessica January 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I’m pretty tame, so my strangest breakfasts probably include leftover, cold lasagna and leftover, cold chinese takeout.

foodcents January 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm

In the days that I used to abuse my liver with the alcohol (aka:college) I once consumed a hambuger with green chile to help with the hangover – worked very well, oddly enough.

Chia seeds always makes me think “cha cha cha chia…”

Lindsay January 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm

want to come cook that for me right now?! I’m starving and in the mood for that! hehe. Thank for the link to that recipe and for your sweet comment. I know our blog is under my husbands name, but we still share it. Just lets him feel more manly, haha!

CHeers,
Lindsay Cotter

Kristen January 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm

In Cambodia my breakfast would typically consist of grilled sprouts with green onions and a fried egg on top (Lo Cha). Delicious! Nothing like my oats, though.

Michelle January 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm

For the life of me, I cannot think of a weird breakfast. But on the other hand, whenever I tell people what I eat every morning for my favorite meal of the day, they think it’s crazy: oatbran cooked with almond milk, chia seeds, egg whites and cinnamon, mixed berries stirred in at the end, topped with a huge spoonful of almond butter!

horseshummushappiness January 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm

They look pretty good!

What my family told me was my strangest breakfast was actually inspired by you! A whole wheat tortilla, hummus, and a broccoli omelette on top. I am not seeing a problem . . . ;)

caronae January 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Oh my goodness. I have been searching for/wanting chia seeds for a while now! Breakfast foods are my favorite foods, so I typically eat “normal” breakfasts, I guess. I have had many a leftover cookie.brownie/desert straight from the pan in the fridge, though…

Emily GG January 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

One of my strangest breakfasts I guess would have to be my Spinach Oats topped with Almond Butter. I make 1/2 cup dry multigrain oats in 1.25 cups water, steam 2 cups spinach, then blend both together in my magic bullet and top with a tablespoon almond butter. I don’t think it is weird, but my friends do, haha.

Meg January 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Ahh these sound delicious!!

Strangest breakfast? A Philly omelet – maybe it’d be good?! Just think – a Philly cheesesteak with egg for the bun.

joy January 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm

my favorite brekkie most people think is odd – soup or stew! YUM!

Stephanie January 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Yesterday was my weirdest breakfast! I had a chicken tamale and egg whites after my run. Delicious!

Jamie January 17, 2010 at 12:55 pm

woah, I never would have thought to use my magic bullet to make PANCAKES!! looks like i need to get more creative with the appliance ;)

Laura January 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm

i havent eaten anything too strange, but cold pizza or leftovers from the previous nights dinner are the weirdest things i can think of..they aren’t the typical “breakfast” items

Erica January 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm

hahahha my favorite part of your breakfast was determining which one most resembled a penis. Was this your idea or CDs? I have SO been wanting to try chias. Weirdest breakfast?? Ummm carrots have become a regular part of my breakfasts which is sort of weird?

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Erica, CD was out on a run…he’s sad he missed the pancake penis shenanigans. ;)

Mary Z January 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I don’t think its weird but my husband (and coworkers) does…giant bowl of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots topped with either PB or AB. So good!

Nicole January 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Yummy pancakes!

My weirdest breakfast was when I was in the hospital in ’08 for some GI trouble. They had me fasting while I was there, but on the morning of my last day I had to do a test where they watched food move through my system. So what did I get to eat for “breakfast”? Radioactive eggs! Yep, eggs laced with radioactive isotopes. They were the most disgusting eggs that I’ve ever had, but I guess they probably aren’t too concerned with the taste LOL.

Gina G January 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm

my breakfast always includes nut butters and oats, but one time i was hungry midmorning and had california sushi rolls, i don’t know if that was the craziest thing ever, but it sure muey delicious! =)
my brother will eat whatever he can for breakfast, wheather it is leftover gnocci or a shrimp salad it does not matter haha

Janna (Just Flourishing) January 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Love your crazy looking (but delicious tasting) meals! Green sauce! Love it :)

learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood January 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I dont think that I eat weird breakfasts these days, but when I was in elementary school… every weekend after we had had pizza the night before, I would rush down stairs in the morning so that I could have leftover pizza dipped in french dressing for breakfast!! It might seem weird, but it was my favorite breakfast as a kid!!

Jenny R. January 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm

you know what…whipping egg whites is sooo easy to do in the bullet. You should try (in case you already haven’t)..i feel like it would be less of a hassle than in the vitamix

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Haven’t tried it yet Jenny, but I will. Thanks for the tip!

Shannon January 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I hear you on the uppin’ the fat in the diet. I have been saying no to carbs and yes to tons of fat, veggies, and protein and feel so much better and am losing weight.

Ana January 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Ohh, I would love to try Chia Seeds!
An strange breakfast… mmm… does an Avocado Smoothie counts?
Well, maybe not for us healthy foodies, but a lot of people I told about avocado shakes look at me in horror. I am from Brazil and there we eat avocado as fruits, blended with sugar and milk or simply smashed with sugar, it is sooooooo delicious, I wish more people would try avocados other than savory foods.
And I loved your idea of an avocado sauce as pancake topping, super!!
Ana

kathleen January 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm

It’s probs not the strangest ever, but my breakfast this morning was half a bunch of steamed kale, half an avocado, a dollop of homemade tahini and one small dill pickle. It was delish!

Jess January 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I made a pretty weird breakfast last week. I wanted to do Deb’s whipped egg white oats because last time I had them they were so good. But I overwhipped my egg whites and then for some reason decided to fold my cooked oats into the whites, instead of folding the whites into the oats as they cooked. I ended up with a huge bowl of fluff with just chunks of oats throughout. I drizzled on some molasses and called it a day, but it was pretty weird. Next time I’ll do it right ;)

Mallory January 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm

i’ve been wanting to try chia seeds for SO long now – but they’re SO expensive :(
…i’d love to win!

hm… nothing too crazy, but i think the strangest brekkie i’ve ever had is creamy polenta with maple syrup and toasted pecans. i was out of oat bran AND oats (i know, how does that even happen!??) so i had to improvise.

Clare January 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Spaghetti and homemade venison meatballs…it was a hungover breakfast. Hit the spot:)

Morgan January 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Clever girl! I’d love to try some chia seeds. The blood pudding in Scotland is the strangest thing I’ve ever had for breakfast. It was very … iron-y.

Jenna January 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm

the strangest breakfast would have to be the green monsters I concoct with spinach and kale, banana, amazing grass, and other random ingredients. glorious in my eyes, but strange to my fam that watches me gulp em down!

Veggiesmack January 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Weirdest breakfast . . . there’s a restaurant in my neighborhood that serves biscuits smothered in red-eye gravy, which is made from coffee, cinnamon, and bacon grease. Never tried it, but I don’t really want to.

Autumn Tao January 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Looking back, as a vegan now, the weirdest breakfast I ever ate was a chicken’s eggs and a side of cow (beef)!

Christine January 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Well I don’t think my breakfast is strange – it is quite delicious, but my friends think it is odd. I like to scramble two egg whites with mushrooms, onion, eggplant, and kale. I season it with garlic powder, red pepper, and cumin. Yum!

elaine January 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

those pancakes look so goood! they also kind of look like grilled chicken breast in that picture. weirdest breakfast i’ve ever had is hands down snake blood. adding to the bizarreness was the fact that my mom was standing next to me screaming “chug it! chug it!” the whole time in mandarin.

Sarah Marie January 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I’m almost out of chia seeds! :)

I’ve eaten roasted brussels sprouts and onions for breakfast before!

I usually have a green smoothie for breakfast which I find normal but others seem to find weird.

Kim M. January 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Chocolate bacon cupcakes: a maple/yellow cupcake with bacon in the batter, chocolate frosting, and pieces of bacon to decorate the top.

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Kim M, A bacon covered chocolate cupcake? Sounds like my husband’s dream dessert.:)

j January 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm

ummm…coleslaw would be a guilty breakfast pleasure of mine…

plamarie January 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I have had leftover broccoli that I put into my smoothie with spinach. Not really strange unless you pull in out of a stir-fry or roasted veggies and it has garlic or onion flavor-oops. Love the pancakes!

Marisa January 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

hmm strangest breakfast?….I would say cold chicken cacciatore from the previous night. What can i say? I was desperate! it waaas delish though ;)

Danielle January 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Probably birthday cake….

Carrie @ I See Monsters January 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

A hard roll with cold cuts and cheese! Ah, those Germans and their savory breakfasts. Honestly, though…all I wanted in life was a pastry. Lunch meat should not be a breakfast food. That’s why it’s called LUNCH meat.

Lauren January 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Why would that be weird?? LoL, I just made a huge batch of Chia Pudding and my husband just looked at it and walked away. Okay, so I see how it’s weird to some, but for us true foodies, we know real good food, right?
:) Hope you are having an amazing day love! :)

Kelly Michelle January 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Anything I would eat at any other time of day I have eaten for breakfast, cold leftovers, chili, salad, soup, brownies, you name it. I am not picky about what time I eat what meals.

Katelyn January 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm

It doesn’t seem weird to me but when I ate an avacado with PB straight up my family wouldn’t stop giving me weird looks.

Jessica January 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I know no one here will think it’s strange but my boyfriend sure does think I’m crazy every time there’s a Spinach/Banana/Amazing Grass smoothie for breakfast!

courtney January 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Mmmm, weird breakfast you say? I don’t think my breakfasts compare to HEABs in terms of weirdness, but I guess the strangest thing I’ve eaten in the a.m. lately is leftover pesto on oat bran (love it on my pasta, why not on my oats?). It didn’t really work though.

Marisa (Loser for Life) January 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I am sooo into chia seeds right now! Love this giveaway!

Hmm…weird breakfast… I guess I haven’t been too adventurous in the breakfast department – maybe just leftover pasta would have been my only “non-breakfast”!

LisaM January 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

When I was in middle school. I went through a phase where the ONLY thing I would eat for breakfast was fried tofu (not deep fried, just sauteed in a pan). I don’t think nutritionally it was a terrible choice since it got some protein in me, but a little different from the average toast/yogurt/cereal thing the rest of my family was doing

Babs January 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Strangest Breaky?

When I’m hungover all I want is Chili…for breakfast. I do regularly eat roasted veggies and chicken for breakfast!

Never said I was normal:)

Kelly January 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Heather, my body stays lean on lower protein/higher fat as well. Plus fat is sooo satisfying. I am hooked on buckwheat and make a cereal that is yummy and I top with almond milk. This mornings breakfast was sorta strange: a green smoothie with kale/fresh cranberries & pineapple and a 1/2 tsp. matcha green tea powder. You should try some matcha green tea pancakes, yum!! =)

Emily January 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I know, I know, I know! I know which pancake it is. :)

My winners haven’t gotten their aprons yet either. I emailed Jeff the other day.

The strangest breakfasts I have ever seen, would have to be yours. I don’t mean that in an offensive way though! I bet they’re delicious and so very good for you. I love how creative you are. :)

Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm

i feel like i eat weird stuff in the AM anyway, but some of the things i’ve been known to eat are chili and cold tamales…SOOOOOOOO good!

Kat January 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I <3 Chia seeds! I use them every single day!

It's funny how awesome your breakfast turned out and how AWFUL mine did :) check out my experiment gone wrong if you get the chance ;)

feetfirstand40 January 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm

My all time favorite breakfast that sends my hubby into the shakes…eggs and rice…scramble 2 eggs add to a cup of rice add butter, salt, and pepper and cook (microwave or skillet)…then eat! YUMMMMM!

Kate Parady (@ todayicooked.blogspot.com) January 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Well, I’m not so sure it’s weird, but I LOVE salad for breakfast. Yummo.

New to this blog, and I love your food. I have Celiac disease, so those pancakes look great to me! I also love using coconut flour in pancakes. Have you ever tried it? Very high in fiber and fat, and it makes ANY gluten free baked good better. Don’t use more than 1/2 cup though, or it won’t work as well.

And chia seed pudding is a new favorite of mine…just wish they weren’t so pricey!

Cheers,

Kate

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Kate, I love love love coconut flour: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/recipes/coconut-flour-pancakes/. Thanks for reading. :)

Cherie January 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Hey Heather, this is a typical breakfast for me! I love chia seeds, but have been out of them for a while & really miss them. As far as one of my strangest breakfasts (to some) might be my fried eggs on a salad….I love it!

Fallon January 17, 2010 at 5:58 pm

My strangest breakfast would probably have to be eating cold pizza back in high school!

Erika January 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I eat a lot of weird things, but the strangest would have to be oatmeal and red cabbage with apples… sounds kinda nasty, looks rather purple but actually tastes really awesome (especially when doused in cinnamon). I don’t typically eat this concoction when other people are around– I get too many odd looks

Jordan January 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I’m racking my brain trying to think of SOMEthing strange I’ve eaten for breakfast…but I’ve always been a pretty “normal” breakfast eater! I don’t do savory in the morning, that’s a general rule with me…so I guess the “strangest” thing, for myself personally, would be, like, Thanksgiving leftovers. Mmm, mashed potatoes and stuffing at 8 am. :P

bridget January 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

this past summer i was traveling in peru and ate roast guinea pig for breakfast. well, ate a leg of it, then decided it was pretty gross and so I got an avocado stuffed with chicken salad. much better!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I’ll never say no to chia seeds…my contest just ended an hour ago for 2 lbs. I had a mere 366 entries :) But I let people enter a whole bunch of crazy ways, but it’s fun!

Anyhooo…
chia meringues that are penis-shaped? LOL!!!!!!!!!

The focus from protein to fat? As in more fat, less protein? Sorta like your previous foodie path before you decided to go for more protein? I can just wait for the future posts, no doubt. It’s just interesting to me everyone’s path.

On a totally unrelated selfish matter, I’d love to pick your brain re massage and chronic knots/issues in my back. Why do some people get these? Like I could get deeeeep tissue myofascial release done every day and it wouldnt be enough. It’s not b/c I am not “loose”. My yoga is plenty loosening :) and I take all kinds of supplements…anyway, if you have a free minute juggling contest entry stuff in the next week, email me if you have time, and if not, no worries! As I said, purely selfish :)

Ashlei January 17, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Ironic that is the entry…I definitely wrote about my strangest (and most delicious breakfast) this morning trying to make your Christmas & Coconut Flour pancakes. It was like green coconut bread pudding. Mmm! :)

marla January 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Not odd really, but the Japanese breakfast I had in Vancouver was a very different take on my usual carb based sweet breakfast. It was fun to have miso soup, steamed veggies and salmon for breakfast (all in a bento box). A great, high energy, high protein way to start the day :)

Katie January 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm

What a timely question! Honestly, two mornings ago I woke up in a yurt on the Oregon coast with some friends who were eating bagels with cream cheese for breakfast. Here’s what I ate (in a plastic cup): chopped up raw mushrooms, deli turkey shreds, mago pineapple salsa, homemade salsa, hummus, egg white, and raw cauliflower. It sounds (and looked) TERRIBLE (brown, sort of runny) but it tasted phenomenal! So good that I ate something similar for lunch (with a bit of lettuce and carrots added in).

Bridgette January 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I’m pretty traditional when it comes to breakfast, but when I’m feeling extra tired and lazy and wake up ravenous there are times when I’m known to scarf down some broccoli with tahini! YUM!!!

Carolyn January 17, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Weirdest breakfast…??? Well… in college… avocado omelet and a beer… when very hung over.. You didn’t say it had to stay down did you??? Ok..must move on.. can’t think about it…

I don’t see any peen-i in the photo above but i do think the middle one on the left looks like a pork chop…

more later.. chasing Paul with a flyswatter… i ordered that aforementioned stuff … and not a moment too soon it looks like… ;-)

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 18, 2010 at 7:49 am

Carolyn, Hahahaha – Yes middle left pancake definitely looks more like a pork chop. :)

Danielle January 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Well, I don’t actually eat very strange breakfasts but I would say the weirdest has been an entire bulk bag of chocolate. I felt so sick the whole day :(

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) January 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I’ve read so much about chia seeds but never tried them before! Hmmm…strangest breakfast? Not really too strange, but I love to spread a tortilla with almond butter, sliced banana, and raisins, roll it up, and heat it in the micro for about 30 seconds. Nothing better than melty almond butter and warm banana!

eatmovelove January 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Holy moly comments!! Popular much girl :) Don’t know if you’ll read this but the cakes look good! I guess your liking the bullet. I seen one in the store the other day that actually prepares food – not just blender ones that were always on infomercials LOL – but I’m not spending any money for that …bills first EML – oye. BTW if your interested in yoga ‘losophy check out my post – you actually inspired it due to your healthy attitude toward exercise and not beating the body up :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 18, 2010 at 7:43 am

Eatmovelove, I read all my comments. :)

Anya January 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm

The other day I had a egg for breakfast, and ice cream shortly thereafter. I went on a lunch date with a guy and told him what I had eaten. Every time I have talked to him since he jokes about the fact that I had “Ice cream and an egg” for breakfast. Lol

Maria (realfitmama) January 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I’m not sure how weird it is, but growing up my mother never woke up in time to make breakfast because she worked nights. We would be home in the evenings with my father who rarely cooked, but ordered Domino’s at least 3 times a week. He ordered what he affectionately called “garbage truck” pizza (a pizza with EVERYTHING except anchovies) and many mornings (while my parents slept) my sister and I would dine on leftover, cold “garbage truck” pizza. Weird? Maybe not. Memorable? Absolutely!

nellieshaul January 17, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Well….unfortunately my weirdest breakfast would be 2 tacos from Jack-In-The-Box…but those fast-food days are waaayy behind me! It’s been green smoothies and oat bran for some time now, and I love it!

carolinebee January 17, 2010 at 9:46 pm

HMM i honestly don’t think i’ve eaten anything “weird” for bfast in soo long!?? Hm maybe early AM pizza in Vegas, but if you don’t go to sleep……is it still bfast??

I know ;D I’m deep….

OX love u HEABS i want some chiiiaaas!

brittac January 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Wow – Heabs this one IS far fetched even for you, but it looks interesting.

My wierdest breakfast: Sometimes when I am going 100% raw for the day I will eat carrots sprinkled with cinnamon, raw and almond butter and almonds. Not really the traditional eggs or pancakes but it tastes great!

psychoj1 January 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm

That is quite a unique pancake recipe!! Yummy though!

<3 jess

Erica Morris January 17, 2010 at 10:47 pm

It’s not weird to me, but I’m constantly eating non-breakfast items for breakfast. This morning I had leftover Burmese tofu w/ peppers and bok choy. That’s pretty odd I guess.

Trail January 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Wow, you totally had me entranced by the delish sounding pancakes (omitting eggs)… until you threw on the avocado sauce. I definitely wasn’t expecting that! It might be tasty, but the plain jane versions looked pretty darn good too.

Hmm, I’m not sure what my strangest bfast ever was, but lately the weirdest was leftover fried rice and veggies. Love me some chia seeds!

Brooke January 18, 2010 at 12:41 am

oooh chia seeds! The weirdest, and probably most unhealthy breakfast i’ve had is oreos. Not very good for you, but oh so yummy!

Darcie January 18, 2010 at 2:48 am

Does this morning’s breakfast count? I turned 22 yesterday, so when I woke up, I had a big slice of leftover birthday cake. Whatever, I’m an ADULT.

Molly January 18, 2010 at 3:24 am

Strangest? EASY!

That would be a blended sludge of pumpkin, ice, almond milk, honey, cinnamon and carob powder…topped with pumpkin seeds (for crunch) and Jackson Pollock-worthy swirls of pumpkin seed oil (for fun).

Photo evidence here? Why, yes! See here:

http://7.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kopc1wwesT1qziakpo1_500.png

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 18, 2010 at 7:48 am

Molly, Love your orange bowl. Doesn’t look too weird to me. :)

MizFit January 18, 2010 at 4:16 am

looks FAB to me as well.

is it law of attraction? youve attracted all us…unique eaters just like you are.

jds January 18, 2010 at 7:19 am

i would loveeee to win some chia seeds, i am dying to try them! i don’t think i’ve had a weird breakfast since college, though many people at work definitely think that my daily oatmeal with banana, other blog-inspired mix-ins, and peanut butter is odd! luckily i’ve converted many of them. thanks, heather!

maren January 18, 2010 at 7:52 am

hmm i normally crave sweets/something semi healthy in the morning, so my weirdest breakfast would probably have to be leftover cold pizza!!!

Maria January 18, 2010 at 8:02 am

Cottage cheese with banana peppers and black pepper. I don’t like cottage cheese with fruit, and I usually top my salads with the cheese and some sort of pickled vegetable. Sometimes, I apparently just eat the toppings.

Strange, but good.

Holly January 18, 2010 at 8:18 am

ch-ch-ch chia! hand em over and no one gets hurt :)

Becca January 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

Strange new breakfast habit I have adopted, thanks to all the brilliance of you blogsters: Green (from spinach) protein (whey) smoothie, sweetened (new friend stevia) and pimped out with ice (4 cups) to be thick enough to eat in a bowl with a spoon. Blueberries on top!

Kyle January 18, 2010 at 9:01 am

The strangest breakfast i have ever eaten is taking a big bowl and filling special k chocolatey delight, cinnamon life, and a good couple handfuls of caramel corn. This combined with the milk made for quite the endorphin rush in the morning.

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