I woke up this morning, early. Well, I always wake up early but today I woke up thinking about breakfast. I'm not sure why as normally I don't get around to eating until 9 am or so. I'm not the type of person that can get up and eat or drink anything. Normally it is at least an hour after I get up that I can even have my coffee. So waking this morning at 5 am thinking about breakfast almost got me a little worried that something was wrong with me. Who wakes up thinking about eating right away? Ick. I even had a hankering, cornbread. I don't think it was anything that I was dreaming about, heck I can't remember what I was dreaming about. Cornbread, steaming hot with melted butter with a hint of sweetness. Hmmmmmmmm, kind of like Homer Simpson with his donuts.
After I shuffled my son off to school I scooted into the kitchen. Now I do have the boxed gluten free cornbread but I wanted something that didn't have any "extras" in it. I don't have my own recipe but did find a great one on Wicked Good Kitchen
(click the name and it will take you to their website). This is a great recipe. I added a bit of honey to the recipe to make it a bit sweeter for breakfast. Also, this recipe can be a great dessert, just add whip cream on top and maybe some walnuts. Excuse me, I'm having another Homer moment..............
This cornbread recipe is from Wicked Good Kitchen
Here is how I made it:Cornbread mix:
1½ cups (188 grams) all-purpose Gluten Free flour, such as Better Batter®
1½ cups (240 grams) Gluten Free yellow cornmeal, such as Bobs RedMill®
½ cup (100 grams) granulated cane sugar
2 tablespoons (29 grams) baking powder
½ teaspoon (3 grams) baking soda
½ teaspoon (3 grams) salt Buttermilk Cornbread:
2½ cups (420 grams) Homemade Cornbread Mix by Wicked Good Kitchen™,
½ cup (1 stick/113 grams) unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk, I used the type you have to make up from the packet, then removed two tablespoons2 TBSP HoneyShortening to prepare pan or coconut sprayPreheat oven to 375 degrees F
I use a scale to measure all my dry ingredients. If you use a cup, don't scoop. You need to gently spoon into the measuring cup.Place all dry ingredients into a medium/large mixing bowl. Make a hollow in the middle and add the wet ingredients. Mix with a fork.Let the mix stand at least 5 minutes for the liquid to absorb.Pour into prepared pan and smooth the topBake 25 minutes
To Caramelize Bananas
Cut the bananas into 1/2 slicesHeat a fry panput about 1/2 butter into pan and let meltAdd about 1 TBSP Honey to pan and heat until it begins to bubble
Add the banana
Let the banana brown on each side
Turn the bananas over carefully as they become very soft when heated
Slice a piece of cornbread and top with the caramelized bananas.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and to top it off...........here's the video making this recipe!
Remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
I'm a bit confused today. I really wanted something from the waffle iron but as I'm really trying to cut down on my rice consumption, I figured it was a no go. Then I remembered all the posts that I'd seen on Pinterest of people making crazy crap in their waffle iron. I've seen tatertots, cinnamon rolls, eggs, pizza and some other crazy stuff. I don't have a big waffle iron as it was purchased before my son came to me. Every once in a while I drag it out and make some waffles. The problem with the gluten free waffles, they are a pain to make so lately I just forgo them. However today I thought "What the hell, why not". I didn't want to do potato either as well, there are none in my refrigerator. Instead I found a sweet potato, green onions, some fresh garlic and an egg. I also knew that there was cooked bacon in the freezer. Hmmm, no brainer here. So here is the lovely mess that I came up with. There are actually two ways to cook this. The first has no egg and is just the sweet potato and the other ingredients which just makes kind of a hash brown. The other you pour the beaten egg over the sweet potato when you put it in the waffle iron (this was my favorite). Oh, and as a treat I captured the whole thing on video, just for you (see at the bottom of this post). If you like the video, go to YouTube and subscribe to my channel and like the video. Please, pretty please!
1/2 Sweet Potato, grated
1 green onion, minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 strip of cooked bacon, chopped
1 egg (optional)
butter or cooking spray
Salt and pepper to taste
This is the amount you will see in the video, you can adjust for how many people you are cooking for.
Plug in your waffle iron and heat it up
Peel and grate your sweet potato.
Mince the green onion and garlic
Chop the cooked bacon
Beat the egg
Mix the first 4 ingrediants. If you only want hash browns do not use the egg. Open the waffle iron and use the butter or the cooking spray. Toss in the Sweet Potato mixture and close the lid. Let it alone until the indicator comes on. You may have to close the lid and cook it one more time. I didn't have to but it will depend on your waffle iron. If you are using the egg, toss in the the Sweet Potato mix and then pour the egg on top. close the lid and wait for the indicator light to go on. Open carefully. Plate, add salsa and salt and pepper and eat.
This beauty is with the egg. Add salsa and you are done!
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It's the one you have,