Monday, October 12, 2009

Vegan Mofo: Big Breakfast!

This morning's breakfast kept me satisfied well past noon. In fact, I wasn't even really hungry when I ate my leftover beans and cornbread for lunch at 1:30. I'm usually famished by 11 a.m. What kept me full for hours? A hearty slice of my Breakfast Casserole:

This is another cookbook recipe. I've actually blogged the recipe before (last October, to be exact ... the recipe is here). It's based on my Granny's breakfast casserole that she makes every year for our family's Christmas breakfast. Hers contains meat and eggs. But mine is made with layers of bread, scrambled tofu, vegan sausage, and a cheezy nooch-based sauce.

As I've mentioned before, I've been counting calories on my Lose It iPhone app ... just for fun and because I'm slightly obsessive. Turns out this hearty breakfast didn't contain any more calories than a bowl of doctored-up oats or a cup of yogurt with granola. And the only added fat is about a tablespoon of soy margarine in the cheeze sauce. Filling, healthy, low fat-ish, and not too calorie dense (one-sixth of the casserole had 327 calories, in case you were wondering).

37 comments:

thedalyn said...

Love. Breakfast. Love. Casserole.

Devan Geselle. N said...

delicious.!

KTBuns said...

Way to make me slobber all over myself at 2:30 in the morning! :P This looks nom-tastic.

Tara said...

Yum, looks delicious! I love the tomatoes on top!

Jeni Treehugger said...

This is SO getting made Bianca - YUM!

VeggieGirl said...

Looks nice & hearty!

The Voracious Vegan said...

This looks like the kind of breakfast I would LOVE! So hearty and delicious, absolutely filled with awesomeness.

miss v said...

holy mother of all things mofo... that thing looks like a satisfying beast. i'm drooling.

cookingforaveganlover said...

I love breakfast casseroles yum!

Anonymous said...

It looks super yummy!!! Silly question.. Do you love your iphone!?!? HAHA I wanna get one for all the Apps they have!

bamboo said...

I want this right now!

Pan-Clay-ke (Clay, for short) said...

Wow! Something looking that good is actually good for you!! The only thing is that since i now know this... i would totally power through through the entire thing and spend the day being like a lethargic wookie man.

Either way... whipping out the casserole as we speak!

Knit-Picky Veganista said...
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Sarah said...

I <3 the Lose It app on my Iphone!!!!! It keeps me on track and concious of how many calories are in what I'm eating.

I've also been pretty neurotic in calculating calories for any vegan recipes I make from cookbooks - so that I can have an exact caloric estimate of course ;)

and so that I'm aware of the fact that most vegan cookies contain about 200 cals per cookie - damn. LOL but at least it keeps my hand outta the cookie jar!!!!!

my blog is formerly sarawithanhishealthy.wordpress.com - if you have wordpress you can still view it if you log in to your wordpress account

Knit-Picky Veganista said...

What a cool place ~ Your Jazz on the Lawn Picnic looks great, I love good food and live music together!
...uncontrollable urge to leave work and go back to make casserole breakfast! Instead - oatmeal with trimmings at work - still good!
The breakfast casserole looks delicious and close to something I love to make - and, as always, I love your colorful, clear, wonderful photos.

Whitney @ Lettuce Love said...

Looks amazing!

pixiepine said...

That looks like a great way to win over some hesitant family members. I'm printing this to use during the holidays!

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

Breakfast is my fave and thus it is one of my biggest barriers in considering going vegan. This recipe makes me think I might not even miss my eggs!

PS. You have single-handedly put the bug in my brain about getting an iPhone ever since you first posted about it. Food apps?? what!

tamara said...

oh my gosh, drooool that looks AMAZING.

Jen said...

that looks really good, and i'm sure i have all the ingredients at home!

A said...

I used the Lose It app to lose my baby weight!! It worked and was actually fun! I guess I'm a numbers gal!
-A

Debra said...

My hubby would so love that!

nora said...

Those are great stats, esp for how filling it is! it looks like the perfect brunch food :)

poopiebitch said...

Oh hell yes, I'd hit it. Nom!

JohnP said...

I love breakfast casseroles and yours looks great!

Cyn said...

Oh man, that looks so tasty, I definitely need to make it. I love big casseroles I can nosh on forever.

jessy said...

hooray for a super scrumptious breakfast casserole that isn't loaded with enough calories for an entire day. it looks so damn delicious, Bianca - you had me at cheezy nooch sauce. mmmmmmmmmmmm!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I remember when you originally posted this recipe...delicious! Good to know it's sorta low cal too.

abyssal said...

Wow, that looks sooooo good. I would probably eat the whole thing.....

The Tofu Lush said...

ooh, I always like to make myself something fabulously brunch-y on Thursdays (I am 'furloughed' on Thursdays...). This looks like a winner and then I can have it for breakfast or lunch (or both!) for a few more days!!!

The Vegan Food Snob said...

now i have never seen anything like that before. tres original! hope to try it soon.

Sheridanna said...

Oh my GOSH! YUM. This looks amazing. Why have we never made this together? I love me some breakfast.

thinkoutsidethecage said...

ooh, i remember this! ours was made w/ tater tots on top. yours looks like THE BOMB!!!!

T said...

Wow, I just realized I've been reading your blog for a while- I remember the last time you posted about this! Still looks phenomenal, the perfect hearty breakfast for a freezing morning!

Erin said...

Bianca, I'm seriously going to love your book when it finally comes out! I've been thinking about doing some sort of recipe collection of my own, and I think a lot of our ideas overlap.

Belle said...

(new reader here, hi!)

I made this last night for dinner and it was soooo good and even better as leftovers.

if all of your recipes are this good I can't wait for your book.

aTxVegn said...

This looks so awesome! Perfect recipe for your cookbook.