Egg Sandwich with a Low Carb Bread

I’m so sure if someone were to collect top five new year goals from a sample of people from at least 50 different countries—‘lose weight’ or ‘eat healthier’ would be among 95% of the sample’s New Year goals. And without shame, eating healthier is also one of my New Year goals. 

In mid-March last year, I started making changes to my diet and exercising and I have been able to lose 35 pounds since then, still on that journey though (check out @irinajoadunni on Insta). Anyways, one of the ways I did that was to eat less carbs. It sounds impossible for a Nigerian carb laden diet, but it is possible and rewardingly so. 

I’ve never been too much of a bread person but I love breakfast and by default, love a good breakfast sandwich. In a desperate attempt to find a replacement for bread in my treasured egg sandwich, I researched and came up with this super easy, fast, paleo and low-carb bread with a Nigerian twist. 

Would you believe me if I told you this was made in the microwave? Only takes about 10 minutes? Tastes JUST like an McMuffin/English Muffin? Will keep you fuller than any of those two could ever? You probably won’t until you try it for yourself.

What you'll need 

1 egg
1 tablespoon of coconut flour 
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 table spoon of grass-fed butter
3 tablespoons of almond Flour

*you may or may not notice (haha), but I love Trader Joe’s and I recommend buying their coconut and almond flours. This isn’t sponsored,I prefer their quality and I’ve tried about 6 different brands of coconut and almond flour.

s e a s o n i n g s

a dash of salt
yaji powder (optional, but it’s the Nigerian twist!)
or other seasonings (e.g. for a sweet bagel-like muffin, add cinnamon, a dash of vanilla and a sweetener of your choice)

What you'll do

1. In a microwave safe bowl or mug (ideally a ramekin), melt the butter for 20-30 seconds. You don’t want it completely melted or the bread won’t be moist. 
2. Add in the flour and other spices and mix well.
3. Add in the egg, whisk, and flatten out the batter evenly. (I often tap the ramekin on a oven mitt to ensure its even in the bottom. Let the batter sit for 3 minutes.

4. Microwave for about 1min30sec, each microwave varies, you can use a knife or a toothpick to check if its done. 

5. Once the bread has cooled a little, slice it in half and grill in a pan or toast in a toaster! 

There you have it! The bread is done! You can top it with whatever you like: cream cheese, an egg, peanut butter and jelly, avocado, the options are endless.

I topped mine with an egg, bacon, cheese, spring onions and of course, pepper powder!

Try this out and you won’t regret it! If you live in Nigeria, almond flour and coconut flour may be difficult to find, so let me know if you need help finding it!

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