I’m a sweet and salty girl.
Literally and figuratively.
A bacon and peanut butter combo may sound strange to you, but they are are soul mates in my book. Unfortunately those two alone do not a dinner make. I came home after a beer
or two with my boss in need of treat-tooth satisfaction. Bacon and peanut flour* sauce were an obvious choice, but I needed protein and carbs.
*I order my peanut flour from iHerb. It’s my favorite because there are NO additives – just de-fatted peanuts. Use discount code USO924 for $5-10 off your order!
Brinner is the best of treats. All the sweet and savory you can eat! I put my bacon in a pan to cook up slow and crispy while I prepped the rest.
The prep was easy. I stuck my cocoa-cayenne-cinnamon kabocha under the broiler to bake while I mixed up the peanut flour sauce. Next I whisked the eggs with maple extract. Then I changed a light bulb… and by that time the bacon was done. I reserved the grease for a later TBD use and cooked the eggs in the pan with the salty bacon remnants.
Are you disgusted yet? I’m not. I layered it on a plate, crumbled my bacon like sprinkles, and topped it off with shredded coconut. There weren’t real measurements, just a pile-on of satisfaction.
It was the Brinner of Champions. I was disgusted that it had to end.
Brinner of Champions*
- Cocoa Roasted Kabocha
- Peanut Flour Sauce
- Egg whites
- 1/4 tsp maple extract (can use vanilla or maple syrup)
- Coconut shreds (optional)
Cook bacon over medium heat. Be patient – the slower you cook it, the crispier it gets! Meanwhile, prep the kabocha, mix peanut sauce, and whisk eggs with maple extract.
Plate the eggs, top with kabocha, bacon, peanut sauce, and coconut flakes. Devour.
*There are no measurements to this. Make as much bacon and eggs as you’re hungry for!
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Do you like a sweet or savory brinner? I clearly like a combo.
What is your Brinner of Champions?