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My Favorite Breakfast

Updated on September 27, 2012

Yes This Is My Ultimate Breakfast!

I actually have three different breakfasts that I do alternatively, but this is the ultimate one. Briefly the two others are (1) Hot Oatmeal with raisins, walnuts and sliced grapes, and (2) Cold Cereal with raisins, nuts, and sometimes bananas or other available fruits.

In Case You Couldn't See It Clearly........

Here it is: Poached Eggs on toast with bacon, fruit, coffee and fat free milk.......

The Toast Part......

I toast my favorite bread which often is a homemade raisin walnut bread that I buy from my favorite breakfast place in Redding, CA. When it comes out of the toaster I use a pizza cutter and dice one piece into small squares and cut the other one in half (or not). Sometimes I use Orrowheat's Winter Wheat bread or a homemade sourdough. They are all good! When it pops out of the toaster I spray it with "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter" spray.

The Egg Part......

I use a small teflon frying pan and heat the water until it is just short of boiling. I carefully crack the eggs and let them slip into the water, making sure that the water covers the eggs completely. I set the timer for 4 minutes and when the timer goes off I ladle each egg carefully out of the water with a large 4 inch perforated flat, round spoon and lay them on the toast.

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The Bacon Part

I've gotten in the habit of using Costco's Pre-Cooked bacon. It is less greasy, has great flavor and cooks in the microwave. I usually do four sticks of bacon wrapped in about 3 feet of paper toweling. Microwave on one side for 1 minute. Turn it over and do 45 seconds more or if you like it slightly burned make that 1 minute.

The Fruit Part.......

I like to use a banana, which I segment with a sharp knife. Then I add 5 or 6 prunes or large seedless red grapes and put walnuts in between. Then just for fun I trickle a bit of agave honey over the whole fruit/nut/prune section.

The Coffee Part

We've become coffee snobs, ever since we got our first Barista expresso maker. We grind our own coffee using Columbian and French Roast beans mixed 50/50. I usually make a double shot mixture in a large cup (10 oz) and sweeten it with Splenda. I top it with whipped fat free milk with 1 Splenda in it by putting 1/2 inch in a little glass cup into the microwave for 45 seconds. This makes the foam rise over the top of the mixing cup before pouring it all into my coffee.

Incidentals.....................

I sometimes have hand squeezed orange juice along with my coffee plus a separate glass of fat free milk. My favorite preserves tend toward blackberry, boysenberry, apple butter, and my neighbors home-made strawberry/banana jam. I always put red pepper flakes on my eggs. Once or twice I've sprinkled Feta cheese on them for a variation in flavors.

I have a Jack LaLanne juicer and have been putting it to good use these past months. My favorite juicing recipe is: carrots, celery, apples, grapes, lemon, and orange. The flavor is amazingly good and the health benefits are over the top. I've used beets, brocoli, ginger, brussel sprouts, for juicing flavor variations. Oh, and I almost forgot fresh pineapple.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Now I am hungry. Your breakfasts look wonderful. Thank you for sharing

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @anonymous: Sorry Tipi: I didn't catch this nice comment. I hope you had a wonderful breakfast back on that day.....:)

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Pmona LM: Hey Pmona: Yes it is really good and my neighbor just gave me another large jar of it for Christmas. How great is that? Have a great week! :)

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      Pmona LM 6 years ago

      Wow, homemade strawberry/banana jam. Would love to try that!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I haven't eaten yet this morning, now my stomach is turning inside-out. This looks good enough to eat...I must go fix some breakfast (now). ~ Have a great day!