Paleo Breakfast Bake

July 12, 2011

The morning of the hike in Yosemite my sister, cousin, and I woke up at 1:30 am (yes, we actually did sleep a few hours before we left to hike that early), left her house at 2:00 am, and got to the trail head and were hiking at 4:40 am. After hiking all day we finished our hike at about 3:30 pm, grabbed food and got back to my cousin’s house after 9:00 pm.

That was a FULL day of life. Needless to say, we were exhausted and I proceeded to pass out the second my head hit that pillow.

I wake up early anyway, no matter what, all the time, and the next morning I rose at 6:30 am. Slightly rested, pretty thirsty, slightly hungry, and feining coffee, I made my way into the kitchen. After approximately 30 minutes of trying to figure out her coffee machine (stupid fancy kitchen equipment) I had a steaming up ‘O Joe in my hands and the perfect after-hike recipe to make for breakfast.

That is how my morning proceeded and after another hour, breakfast was mine. Protein-rich, flavorful, Paleo breakfast for replenishing a body after a long day and short night [sleep].

Couldn’t be any easier, could it? Well, except you do have to chop a few things… and figure out how to work those all-in-one grind and roast coffee makers. Ug, not a fan.

How do you refuel after some intense exercise?
Coffee fans? Any embarrassing stories about not succeeding in making coffee? Seriously, how did I live all these years and still not be able to successfully conquer a machine?!

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julie November 20, 2012 at 10:57 AM

love thisssss! i’m starting the whole30 diet soon so this is going to be so good for those busy days i’m on the run to work!

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Sami November 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

This recipe looks great! But I can’t have mushrooms 🙁 Any suggestions on what to replace mushrooms in this recipe??? Thanks!

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Lori December 15, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Any veggie will work! You could sub with zucchini, bell peppers, squash, anything! Get creative and use your favorite vegetable for this recipe. 🙂

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jill October 29, 2012 at 9:57 AM

how is yogurt and goat cheese paleo? I’m confused.

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Martha May 21, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Does anyonw know, if you can make this the night before, then bake it?????

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Lori May 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM

You definitely can. The flavors may be more intense too!

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Josh January 31, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Looks great. Whats a good subsitute for mushrooms? Just not a fan of the fungi.

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GiGi Eats Celebrities January 14, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Clearly I need to go on a hike so when I return this will be waiting for me!

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Pure2raw Twins July 12, 2011 at 4:03 PM

yum yum, I still have a hard time figure out certain coffee makers. I am not sure why they make things so difficult sometimes!! After a long day of exercise we typically enjoy a smoothie and followed by snacks all day long. And later a salad or something and dessert. haha It really varies from day to day, all depends what is on hand!

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teabag July 12, 2011 at 3:06 PM

coffee fanatic! i drink it black now that i’ve cut out most artificial/added sugar so now i’m a super snob about coffee quality – you can really taste a difference when the flavor’s not masked by chemicals! 🙂
post exercise, i keep it simple. carbs & protein. if i’m at home: kabocha & greek yogurt/protein smoothie. at work: oats & greek yogurt/ eggs. 🙂

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dido July 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM

looks lovely and makes me hungry just looking at the pics
i make a very similar thing but Vegetarian!

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Kristina @ spabettie July 12, 2011 at 11:41 AM

this looks awesome… I always need something like this, BIG protein, after a BIG workout. yesterday after my 5 miles (um, YES that’s a lot for me right now!) 🙂 I had a burrito the size of my leg.

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salah@myhealthiestlifestyle July 12, 2011 at 11:14 AM

I LOOOOOVE me some eggies! Those are one of my ALL TIME favorite post-workout meals! Definitely going to keep this recipe!

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Alisa Fleming July 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Wow, I can’t believe you hiked on that little sleep too!

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Erin July 12, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Looking great and tasty for sure!

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Leashieloo July 12, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Looks really good, perfect for brunch!

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Kelly July 12, 2011 at 4:00 AM

seriously this is perfect! I have a girl’s potluck brunch to go to on Saturday morning and I have been put in charge of bringing an egg dish! You are the best.

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Katie July 12, 2011 at 3:54 AM

I forgot to tell you I made your egg muffin cup thingies last week! They are super good, I used artichokes, sund-dried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, and spinach. I froze some, but haven’t tried them yet….

I would have crashed hard after that hike.

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Larry July 12, 2011 at 3:43 AM

Looks tasty. I approve of this recipe.

Post-exercise refueling for me is usually a full meal. I used to do protein shakes but nowadays I like to eat real food as much as possible.

I’m horrible at making coffee. Probably the one food-related item I can’t make. I don’t drink a ton of it, but I like the routine of having a cup or two in the morning. So, we recently got a Keurig and that solved all of my coffee making problems.

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Lesley Lifting Life July 12, 2011 at 3:10 AM

Looks delicious! I love seeing those delicious mushrooms sticking out 🙂

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