Jun 20

Brinner of Champions

I’m a sweet and salty girl.


Literally and figuratively.

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 of Champions


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.

Brinner of Champions


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

Brinner of Champions*


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?



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  1. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats

    This is totally strange…. but has me drooling. No joke!!

    1. Laura

      Thank you! Bacon makes everything better. :)

  2. Lucie@FitSwissChick

    Sweet and savory both!! Love that combo. Need kabocha!!

    1. Laura

      I should have packed one… next time!

  3. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    I tried a bacon chocolate cupcake once and it was pretty damn fantastic. Sweet and salty – yes please!

    1. Laura

      I’ve made bacon brownies before! With whiskey. So good!

  4. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Sweet and salty is by far, the best thing ever- True story- I have a salt shaker next to me at all times and it’;s best on sweet pancakes and oatmeal. The best part about brinner is the fact that it can be your next main meal. Oh snap.

    1. Laura

      Somehow I knew you’d like this one. ;)

  5. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig

    Um, I’m pretty sure you could put bacon on anything and I would eat it o.O

  6. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    Looks like a good combo to me – doesn’t bacon just make everything better? I’m with you on the sweet and savoury thing for brinner..pancakes and bacon have to be my perfect combo.

    1. Laura

      It really does! Bacon pancakes are the best!

  7. Pip {Cherries & Chisme}

    In my opinion bacon can go with just about anything! As can pnb :)

  8. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    I’m a sweet/salty gal too. This could totally be done with tempeh bacon!

    1. Laura

      For sure! I love tempeh. :)

  9. Linz @ Itz Linz

    i like a combo too!

  10. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie

    Cocoa roasted kabocha? Making that!!

    1. Laura

      Let me know what you think! It’s my go-to.

  11. Jennifer F

    Girl, you amaze me! Never woulda put those two together and now you have me drooling

  12. Maureen

    Sweet & savory for the win!! My go to brinner is eggs, waffles and some sort of fruit.

    1. Laura

      A classic combo! Delish. :)

  13. Megan @ The Skinny-Life

    Anything sweet and salty has got my picture next to it. I’ve never had kabocha and I do eat bacon, but I could do turkey bacon. I do love squash so I’m sure I would like this. You have the most creative stuff lady!

    1. Laura

      Thank you! Turkey bacon or even tempeh bacon would be good options!

  14. Christa @ Edible Balance

    Whoa. I actually AM drooling! Dang girl, I’m coming over!

    1. Laura

      I wish you would!!!

  15. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    UGH! EGGS!!!!!!!!!! I MISS YOU SO SO SO SO SO much!!!!! :( I miss my squash and egg mixture! STUPID.

  16. lindsay

    i’m on my way! save me some brinner, please.

    1. Laura

      It’s in the warming drawer! ;)

  17. Hannah

    I’m envious of you still being able to get good kabocha. The squash up here has no flavour anymore.

    1. Laura

      I don’t know where they get it, but it’s pretty good at the farmer’s market year-round!

  18. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    I’m a sweet and salty gal as well, in life and with food.

    I ordered Salty Lassy ice cream this weekend, and I was not disappointed.

    1. Laura

      I want that ice cream.

  19. Debra

    A vote “yes” and a request for an invitation the next time you make a brinner like this!

  20. Sarah @RunFarGirl

    I love sweet and salty! This sounds like a great combo! I love eggs with peanut butter. SOunds weird but the runny yolk and the peanut butter are a perfect combo!

    1. Laura

      That sounds amazing! I like to used drippy eggs was “syrup” for pancakes and waffles. Why not add PB? :)

  21. Heather @ better with veggies

    Oh I want some of this. After the show. :)

    1. Laura

      I will cook for you all week if you want!

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