First of all, thank you for the outpouring of support on my last post where I talk about what my life was like when I weighed 300 lbs.
As I said in that post, I believe in eating whole foods with a focus of frugality. I love to experiment and have made several delicious batches of what I call, "Pizza Bread." using 100% whole ingredients, similar to my sweet, but sugar free breakfast breads.
So, I had some leftover Chipotle Split Pea Soup that I would normally turn into a burger, but today I wanted to experiment with savory bean based "breads." I had some coarse cornmeal and old fashioned oats and around 2 1/4 cups of the leftover soup, so I stirred it all together and baked it an 8 by 8 square glass pan .
I think any thick, bean based soup would work well, Chili would be amazing! Now, just a word of caution. This is NOT cornbread. This is a little umm.... weird, but I like it and think it is a great alternative to bread. It is full of nutrition and would make a great snack or savory breakfast. I'm a peanut butter nut, and I think peanut butter would taste really good on it.
Savory 'Breakfast Bread'
- 2 1/4 cups leftover split pea or other bean based soup
- 3/4 cup coarse cornmeal
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 tsp all purpose seasoning salt or creole seasoning
- 1 tbsp psyllium husk
Mix everything together; spray a glass 8 by 8 baking dish with cooking spray and bake at 400 for 50 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking time. Allow bread to cool completely before eating.
You can totally get creative with spices/herbs. I just wanted to make a very simple recipe. I will share my Pizza Bread recipe soon, when I get some fresh basil. It is super yummy!
If you're looking for a more traditional Cornbread, here are several recipes:
Sneak Peak at upcoming recipes: Jerk-Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas
Sesame Ginger Slaw
Black Bean Mole Tostadas