Breakfast Love: Spicy Maple Pecan Kasha

Breakfast is so fabulous that some nights I go to bed early just so I can eat it sooner.

Most competitors have oats for breakfast, but I would rather chew on rocks than eat hot oatmeal. I was eating an egg white scramble on whole grain toast, but it turns out over half of the foods in that breakfast were hurting me.

So I had to get creative.

Enter kasha.

Kasha is a roasted buckwheat that I completely adore. If you’re shopping for it, make sure to by Red Bob Mill’s as it is by far the tastiest on the market.

As with many competitors, I am on a very strict diet and count every single macronutrient that goes into my body. On the days when you only get a few carbs, you want to make sure they are tasty.

I don’t just eat plain, boring food – I spice it up!

Give this a try for breakfast and let me know what you think.

Spicy Maple Pecan Kasha

First gather all your ingredients.

Spicy Maple Pecan Kasha Ingredients

And the taste buds are already salivating. CARBS!

  • 1/4 cup Kasha
  • Cinnamon (as much as you want)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 5 Pecan halves toasted and chopped
  • 2 tsp Maple flakes
  • Dash of salt

Cook kasha in lightly salted water as per the instructions on the label.

While it simmers on the stove I drink coffee...lots and lots of coffee!

Once its all cooked, add in all your tasty nuts, oil, and spice.

Ingredients for spicy maple pecan kasha

I use more cinnamon in one day than a small village may use in a week. I can't get enough of it. There is enough in there to light your tongue on fire at least a wee bit!

Then enjoy!

spicy maple pecan kasha in a cup

At this point every morning, time pauses and a smile that the Cheshire Cat would be proud of is found on my mouth.

I eat it out of one of my many fabulously HUGE Starbucks mugs…well because I am weird! Actually it stays warm longer that way and I like to eat it as slow as possible in the mornings!

Nutritional Information: Protein: 6.5, Carbs: 35, Fat: 18.5, Calories: 330.25

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Comments

  1. Great photos – it looks so good. And love the idea of adding coconut oil.

    • bikiniorbust says:

      If you have more carbs available in your diet, throwing in half an apple diced halfway through cooking is awesome as well! 🙂

  2. Tiffany Miller says:

    Looks delicious! I should try it sometime.

  3. I must ask where do you get maple flakes? I dont think I ahve ever seen them?

  4. This looks lovely, I will add the recipe to the menu for a new twist. I’m sure the kids will love this one.

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