Breakfast is a funny thing. The meal is designed to break the fast from the night’s sleep and fuel you for the day ahead. At least once (if not hundreds of times), someone told you it was the most important meal of the day.
But, what do you eat for breakfast. In the west we’re told that breakfast is meant to be bread and eggs or some variation thereof, which has many AIPers left in the lurch. What’s a hungry AIPer to do first thing in the morning? No bread? No eggs? No cereal? No coffee?
Here are some of my AIP breakfast favorites….some feel like the ‘traditional’ breakfast that you might be used to and others might seem a little odd when you first enter the AIP world, but will quickly become your favorites too.
Honestly though, my most common breakfast is whatever is leftover from the night before. And, if you follow me on instagram you’ll know that my most frequent breakfast is celeriac puree, baked salmon and blueberries…occasionally with avocado added for fun. I love starting the day with my favorite foods and with tons of nutrition to help keep me going.
The funny thing is that around the world, breakfast comes in many different forms. In Spain, France or Italy, breakfast might be bread and strong cup of coffee. In China you might have dim sum or hot soup. In Brazil you could have a black bean soup. In India you might be served dosa with various chutneys. In Mexico you might get a heavy dish of beans and eggs. In Japan, breakfast could be miso soup and some pickled vegetables. In South Africa you might get a hot maize porridge called pap.
All that to say…breakfast is in the eye of the beholder….or something like that. Breakfast is a meal to fuel the day and that’s even more important on AIP. So, if you can find ways to get some nutritional goodness into your breakfast routine that’s all the better.
This baked not’meal combines the nutritional goodness of veggies for breakfast with the sweet ‘breakfasty’ flavors you remember from your pre-AIP days. Pair a serving of this with a small salad and your favorite AIP breakfast sausage for a complete breakfast.
NOTE: This not’meal is fully AIP compliant, but it’s also high in sugar. So, in many ways it acts more like a treat and should be considered in that light and the amount of sugar should be taken into account when you plan out your day.
Apple Pie Baked Not’Meal
Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
– 1 head of celeriac
– 4 apples – a variety you enjoy eating
– 2 bananas – mashed
– 2 T honey or maple syrup
– 1.5 teaspoon cinnamon powder
– 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
– 1 t pink himalayan salt
– preheat oven to 375F
– peel the celeriac, chop into large chunks and use a food processor to grate/ chop into rice sized pieces
– chop 2 1/2 apples with the food processor until rice sized pieces
– thinly slice/ chop remaining apples & set aside
– combine all ingredients except sliced apples in a large bowl and then pour into a glass casserole dish
– top with sliced apples
– bake for 1 hour to 75 minutes at 375F until celeriac is soft
– serve warm with a bit more honey or maple syrup and some coconut milk drizzled over