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No sugar b-fast ideas

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Help, I need some no sugar/no dairy breakfast ideas for my family. We do not do sugar, dairy, white flour, or any meats other than chicken and fish. Please help us get out of the egg monotony we are in now with some new ideas for healthy breakfast. Thank you!!
post #2 of 18
Do you bake? When I make banana bread I hardly use any sugar, I'm sure you could elimnate it totally esp. if you use very ripe bananas. I would look for quick breads and use whatever substitues for sugar you usually uses. You can also make zuchini (sp??) and carrot.

ETA: My kids are wild over hummos with cut veggies and pita. YUMMY
post #3 of 18
EVERY breakfast I do oatmeal with chopped up dried apricot, chopped apple, raisins, sprinkle of cinnamon with rice milk
post #4 of 18
I make a triple batch of pancake "mix" using a traditional recipe in a cookbook and varying it as desired. I will make up a half-batch of full-batch on occasion as needed. You could use whole wheat flour. I can put in anything at the last minute like frozen blueberries, chopped apples, cinnimon, mashed bananas, raisins... whatever.

Oatmeal with all those additions is our other favorite. Also, scrambled eggs (I know...) in a tortilla with avocado, salsa, beans, etc. make yummy Breakfast Burritos. Plus there's the occasional soy sausages. (Pretty processed, though.)

Best wishes!
post #5 of 18
Do you consider yogurt as dairy? We have yogurt or oatmeal most mornings. I also make cereal bars for a quick snack (recipe from here) and applesauce sometimes.

How about making granola? You could eat plain or over yogurt.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks mamas for the ideas--please keep them coming. DD is very sensitive to foods and refuses to eat oatmeal, but perhaps I could make her some healthy muffins or pancakes. I love to bake, but I am having some yeast issues so I am trying to bake more healthy foods using no sugar and whole grains or whole wheat flour.

About yogurt. . .we cannot buy organic dairy products where we live, so we have been doing without.
post #7 of 18
I use agave nectar instead of sugar (we don't even buy sugar anymore), it's SO tasty and very low on the glycemic index (11). It's also nutritious and naturally preservative so goods baked with agave last longer!
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
I've been wanting to try the agave nectar, now that I know someone who likes it I will go ahead and order some online--do you know a good place to order it?
post #9 of 18
We use agave nectar. It is realy good. It is very similar to honey.
post #10 of 18
I dislike sweet foods early in the day--my favorite breakfast right now is grits with salsa (and, in my case, cheese, but you could eliminate it or substitute).
post #11 of 18
We make steel cut oats (also called irish or scottish oatmeal but sooooo different from americal rolled oats that american oatmeal doesn't deserve even close to the same name!) which I go a step further and toast first, which makes it even chewier and nutttier, yum! I add fruit as we have it (dried, fresh, or apple sauce), sometimes with rice milk, but sometimes not.

Also (I'm hypoglycemic, and this is a trick I learned while going off of sugar and simple carbs cold turkey), we make a whole grain pancake or waffle and spread it with peanut butter or sunflowerseed butter. It is really tasty! Also do this with whole wheat toast (homemade, of course).

We also make really yummy morning glory muffins with white whole wheat flour (from King Arthur Flour), coconut, carrots, apples, raisins, wheat germ, and honey. They call for sugar in this recipe, but if you were using a substitute, it works out great. It's a simple yummy recipe, and the kids absoluetly adore it. We have dairy and egg allergies here, so we make it with ener*g egg replacer and it doesn't have dairy in the recipe. The kids will eat two at a sitting, if I let them!
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by courtenay_e
We also make really yummy morning glory muffins with white whole wheat flour (from King Arthur Flour), coconut, carrots, apples, raisins, wheat germ, and honey. They call for sugar in this recipe, but if you were using a substitute, it works out great. It's a simple yummy recipe, and the kids absoluetly adore it. We have dairy and egg allergies here, so we make it with ener*g egg replacer and it doesn't have dairy in the recipe. The kids will eat two at a sitting, if I let them!
Please, please, please could you post the recipe for these--they sound super yummy!!!!!!?????!!!!
post #13 of 18
this is an older thread but iwant the morning glory recipie too. I love those muffins.
post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by courtenay_e
We also make really yummy morning glory muffins with white whole wheat flour (from King Arthur Flour), coconut, carrots, apples, raisins, wheat germ, and honey.
me too! me too!!
I'd love the recipe
post #15 of 18
Fruit smoothies (could add protein powder)

Buckwheat pancakes (use honey)

oatmeal (keep trying!)

apple crisp (cooked without sugar it isn't bad for you!)

mochi (brown rice that puffs up- you can eat them as is or cut them open and add chopped pecans, nut butter, maple syrup or honey, etc)

There are cereals that don't have any sugar..."Mother's" brand is good.

Of course, eggs but you mentioned that.
post #16 of 18
We make smoothies with soy yogurt. I can sneak in some vegies and no one knows...lol. I usually put lots of different fruit that my son likes.
post #17 of 18
Geeze, I haven't checked the thread for a while. Sorry to keep you all waiting. The morning glory muffins are an adaptation (due to all of our allergies...) of the recipe out of The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion. They are such a hit where ever we take them that I've started to just have the recipe written down before I leave the house. There are aternitives to some of the ingredients...check the book out from the library if you're interesed (you can use nuts, and substitute seeds), or just ask, I suppose, and I can look it up for you!


Morning Glory Muffins
*1/2 cup raisins
*2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour (you can order from the catalog or on line, but both Kroger and Meijer have it where I live, so I save shipping!)
*1 cup sugar (we use 1 cup honey)
*2 teaspoons baking soda
*2 teaspoons cinnamon
*1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*2 cups peeled and grated carrots
*1 large tart apple, grated (I use granny smith)
*1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
*1/3 cup wheat germ
*3 large eggs (I use ener*g egg replacer at the equivalent of four eggs...if you use real eggs, they'll rise a little higher...I generally whip the egg replacer and add it very last after even the raisins, and fold it in)
*2/3 cup pure olive oil (not extra virgin. pure olive oil has no taste, which is why I prefer it to corn or what have you)
*2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 375F and lightly grease (or use cupcake liners) 12 muffin cups (I actually make about 18 usually). Put the raisins in a small bowl and cover them with hot water; set aside to soak while you assemble the rest of the recipe.

In a large ixingbowl, whisk together the flour, sugar (if you're using honey, wait till you add the wets), baking soda, spices, and salt. Add the carrots, apple, coconut, and wheat germ. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, oil, and vanilla together. Add to the flour mixture and stir until evenly combined. Drain the raisins and stir into the batter. Divide the batter among the muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes (I find that with the egg replacer and my oven, it tends towards the longer side), or until golden brown and toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs (will be a little brown-er with honey). Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, then turn out of the pans to finish cooling.

Enjoy. You might make a double batch so you have some left over for the next day or to freeze...we find ours are gone in about 24 hours if it's not monitored!
post #18 of 18
Other than eggs, we eat for breakfast:

Fruit

fruit salads

Pancakes (once in a while) made of mashed banana, quinoa flower, almond butter, stevia, bakin soda

Avocado and slices vegies (branch)

Slices of chicken breast rolled with vegies inside it

Nori sea weed roles with anything inside

Blinzes without flower: Thin flat omlet (less than half egg per each) rolled and filled inside with organic honey based jam, avocado and olives or anything else you like.

Enjoy.
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