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Gluten+Grain+Dairy+Sugar Free 

Sometimes you just need to put your breakfast’s egg on something. I don’t miss bread that much anymore, but I seem to have a bit of a mental block when it comes to eating a fried egg without something underneath. Often, I use a big mushroom. Sometimes, a bed of spinach. I've even used left-over ratatoullie shaped into a little nest for my soft-poached breakfast egg (which is yummy, by the way). The point is, I just can’t eat a fried egg without SOMETHING underneath.

Wouldn’t a quickie English-style muffin work nicely? [Think Eggs Benedict on a Sunday Morning - the Cheats Version] Sound good? As long as its Grain and Gluten free, of course? I thought so, too. So here’s one… and it’s a quick one. You can bake two of these in the time it takes you to poach/ boil/ fry/ scramble your eggs.

Here it is…

(Makes 2 English Muffins)

¼ Cup Almond Meal
2 Tbsp Butter / Coconut Oil
Pinch of Sweetener of choice (I used 1/8th tsp Stevia powder)
Good pinch of Himalayan Salt (or less if going for a sweeter version)
1 Egg
1 tsp Parmesan Cheese (optional - excellent for savoury version)


Mix everything together in a bowl with a fork.

Photograph of two different sized ramekins for comparison. Large, on the left, is recommended.
 Pour sloppy batter into 2 x large ramekins. Regular ramekins will result in smaller muffins.

2 Large Ramekins, compared to regular sized ramekin.
Microwave on full power for one minute. Check if cooked. Continue to cook in 10 second increments, if necessary. (I removed the one muffin, on the right, and continued to cook the other for another 10 seconds.)

They will come out so lovely and soft and almost cakey. You could use as is (or make French toast), but we want a more crispy texture, so remove from ramekin and pan fry in a lightly oiled, hot frying pan, on both sides, for about a minute each, so it resembles the conventional English Muffin. 

[I wouldn’t recommend using a toaster.] [I would recommend frying some bacon first and using that juicy pan to then fry your English Muffins! Hmm?]

Now you are ready to pop an egg on top, or serve with butter and grated cheese, or some melting brie and prosciutto, or sweet with sugar free jam, or… (this list is endless, I’ll stop now, you get the idea?)

Here’s my all-pretty-and-dressed-up “BLT+ C” (Bacon, lettuce, tomato + cheese) I made this afternoon:

Toasted English Muffin + Homemade Mayo + Baby Spinach + Tomato slices + Bacon + Strong White Cheddar = S.U.B.L.I.M.E!!!


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