Savory and Sweet: Egg and Bacon Sandwich on Coconut Flour Pancakes (grain free, gluten free, low carb)

Lately, I’m obsessed with breakfast. Maybe it’s because there are so many great places to get farm eggs here, or maybe because I’ve been doing so much spinning that I’m just starving all the time. I don’t know, but in general, I’m not too creative with breakfasts. Eggs usually, or (recently) coconut flour pancakes for the cousin. I’ve been using this recipe for coconut flour pancakes. It’s awesome—but it’s really important to make the eggs frothy or they don’t turn out quite right! Also, I leave out the baking soda because I don’t have any, and in my opinion they’re best if they’re made small and thin.

The other day, I was thinking I’d make an egg sandwich on coconut flour flatbread, but since there was pancake batter already in the fridge, I used that. It is slightly sweetened so I wasn’t sure how that’d be, but it worked. It reminded me of when my sister was pregnant and she used to eat McGriddles–that savory/sweet thing really works! I didn’t add syrup or anything like that, but the combination of bacon, egg, and sweetened pancake was enough (I don’t eat many sweet things, so you might want to add a little more sweetness to get the full effect).

It’s reminiscent of the days when I worked at the movie theater, and we would sit around in between shows eating popcorn and junior mints… Those weren’t the Good Old Days though, I’m way happier now 🙂

This also reminds me that a former client just emailed me (ok, a whole week ago) asking for quick and easy breakfast ideas. I may be too boring to help with this—I eat stuff like what I showed here (which maybe is not quick enough?) and eggs with spinach thrown in (not sauteed first), or eggs with cheese, bacon and spinach thrown in. Of course, I always add butter from grassfed cows (Kerrygold is my fave), and it’s super quick.

But do you have any other ideas for quick and easy breakfasts for my friend? I’m feeling a little blank on this one.


I measured my new apartment yesterday, and the main room is 17’x12′ so I think I’ll move all of my furniture here, and then just sell the chair if it doesn’t fit. Side note: the apartment was bigger and nicer than I remembered–don’t you love when that happens?! I’ll be able to move in next Saturday (probably).

Last night, I was a little stressed out–my cousin’s wife was in labor, and it took me back mentally to my sister’s labor, which did not end well…and rationally I knew everything would be fine but it just conjured up some old anxiety and images. I decided not to let it get the best of my evening, so I walked to my new neighborhood and beyond (over to the Santa Monica stairs), but mostly in Palisades Park. I’ve found my new “spot” over there, and although I’ve become partial to my perch near the pier, I think the area by California Ave and the California Incline are nicer.

Oh, and everything did turn out wonderfully with mama and baby — Greyson James 🙂

Yesterday I talked to Matthew on the phone, and we discussed how long it would be till I see him again. It was exactly a month till his birthday, and he informed me that since the 28th of every month is his Step-Birthday (where did he come up with that?), I owe him a present for September. Ok, it will be in the mail today, my love. He also asked if I could come into his class for his Halloween party, and said that I should dress up—probably as one of my favorite cartoon characters. Well, I’ll go if they let me, but I may have to work on the strategy for the costume! Any suggestions?

I have no big plans today, and I’m happy about this. I’ve found that my perfect day begins and ends (at least) with being outside. I know my rent is going to be expensive and it costs a lot to live here, but when I go outside and always have “the feeling” (that’s what my mom and I have always called that feeling you get when you go on vacation and you step outside into warm air, sunshine, and a palm tree setting), it makes sense and is totally worth the cost. Plus, when I sell my car, that should cover 4 months of my rent 🙂

What are you up to this weekend? 

Breakfast ideas?

Do you live where you want to live? If not, why not? 

10 thoughts on “Savory and Sweet: Egg and Bacon Sandwich on Coconut Flour Pancakes (grain free, gluten free, low carb)”

  1. I’m really really behind…I didn’t realize that you’d moved. Or maybe I just missed the post when you talked about it? Anyway, I’m glad that you’re happy in your new place! JP and I have been talking about moving lately (never mind that we only moved here a little over a year ago). I’m going to have to try your coconut pancakes, since I know that your coconut cupcakes are so fabulous!

  2. cathy@1970kikiproject

    if we were on fb, i would be “liking” your news updates, lisa!
    so happy to hear of the baby’s safe arrival, that you are moving next weekend, that being outside is making you happy, and that you got to talk to matthew. thanks for sharing all the good news!

  3. I’ve never really been able to stomach actual meals for breakfast. Toast or fruit or a tortilla is all I can usually manage before noon. Once in awhile I wake up really hungry and its a different story. This looks really yummy!

  4. I usually eat whatever sounds good to me for breakfast, that could be a burrito, spaghetti, or a pb I’m not much help either! This weekend I relaxed and started my last week of work at TJ’s! Ps I just realized you won pink laces from my last giveaway and I never heard from you! If you’d like them send me a message at with your address and I’ll send them your way!

  5. I just made an apple cinnamon turkey frittata to eat on for the week and it was amazing. Same combination of sweet and savory that you were talking about! LOVE IT! I just moved to Florida and I like it, but my heart belongs in the mountains. I get that feeling when I step outside into crisp air and gaze out at things so much bigger than I am. It reminds me that whatever I am worried about really isn’t that big of a deal.

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