This is the fall of orange.
My least favorite color to wear, but one of the most delicious.
Unbelievably, my palms aren’t orange. My whole body will be orange in 3 weeks. It’s almost competition time! Food wise, I can’t get enough pumpkin, winter squashes, sweet potatoes, and carrots (many of you understand my addiction). I eat one of those at almost every meal! Including breakfast.
The orange pumpkin pie filling mix above was added to eggs. I mixed together pumpkin puree with spices… and then decided it was missing something. It tasted too traditional.*
*If you’re into traditional, you can leave the PB out.
Since PB & Peggs is taken, I thought calling it pie was appropriate. It tasted like pie. Breakfast pie.
It also earned me some fun looks when I walked into my gym eating it Saturday morning (please note the environmentally friendly mug). Marvelous, no?
Recipe at the bottom of this post.
Which brings me to more marvelous – I am working on getting my personal training certification! Even better, I am doing it though Lee Haney’s IAFS program. I got to spend 8 hours at the gym learning from him on Saturday.
In case you don’t know Lee Haney, he’s an 8x Mr. Olympia. This man is legit. I love his real approach and emphasis on fueling with natural, whole foods.
I made them Sunday morning. My modifications: reduced oats and peanut flour to 2T each, increased egg whites to 1/4 C, and used cottage cheese instead of yogurt. For syrup, I mixed sugar-free syrup, pumpkin, and cinnamon.
This weekend of pumpkin was beyond marvelous.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie Eggs with Pear
- 1/4 C pumpkin puree
- 1 T peanut flour (or peanut butter)
- 1 T unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- Pinch of cloves
- 4-5 drops liquid stevia
- 1/2 C egg whites
- 1/2 large Asian pear, diced
In a small bowl, combine first 7 ingredients.
Scramble the eggs until almost done. Stir in the pumpkin mix and pear, cooking ~1 min to warm through.
Transfer to plate and tops as desired (I used additional pear and almonds). Enjoy!
I feel like I went 100 miles an hour all weekend, but in a good way. It’s fun to look up and realize you’re exactly where you want to be.
Are you orange-obsessed? What’s is your favorite orange food?
What was marvelous about your weekend?