Egg Loaf Recipe

Striving for new paths or prefer roads well trodden? Let’s make an egg loaf and see that the choice is not always in our hands!

There are moments in life when despite our best efforts or determination life throws sand into our eyes and kicks us in the face. While we writhe in pain on the floor, our basic survival instinct kicks in, trying to save our life defaulting our hard-wired behaviors honed by the thousand’s years of evolutionary journey.

Is there free choice?

Every time we resolve ourselves to lose weight, grow some muscles or call our grandmother more frequently, we take a huge leap to make something better than it was before. These are one of the most important steps in any journey because we truly recognize that what we’ve been doing is not in our best interest.

Once we recognize that the path we are on doesn’t take us where we want to go, we possibly have to change our fate by choosing a different road. Most of the time though, as it is on the highway, it’s easy to changes lanes but much harder to go onto another and change direction.

Are the roads free?

Highways are designed to minimize interactions with other drivers thus reducing the need of constant decision making and heightened concentration. Physical barriers keep us severing into other lanes in case of accidents on-ramps and off-ramps help us getting us in and out of the flow.

The disruption free traveling keeps us safer and helps us reach our destinations much quicker and more relaxed.

Interestingly, highways are not the only ones used to keep our daily traffic flow more fluid, but our brain uses virtual highways called habits to make our life more relaxed and efficient too.

Is the freedom of choice a burden?

Processing information needs a lot of energy and as our brain has evolved during times when deep fried Mars Bars weren’t the norms so it needed to find ways to optimize its energy handling. Offloading certain tasks to virtual highways on autopilot seemed like an easy way to shave off some energy needs.

As it turned out, we didn’t need much thinking anyway. Estimates and studies vary but it seems that we whizz through our days with our brain on autopilot at least 50% of the time.

Given the life most of us live, it shouldn’t be a surprise at all. After all who would like thinking about which toilet paper, toothpaste or cereal to buy every time have to do the shopping. We buy what we always do as long as it provides what we expect, even if it is less than we would be happy with.

Nor would anyone want to try a different road while commuting to work, in fact most of us doesn’t even care to plan their journey ahead anymore since we have GPS on our phones. We happily give up thinking for convenience anytime.

Can we take back control?

There are inconveniences if we want to give up control, though. If in the middle of the journey we realize that getting to our destination isn’t really what we want, then it is incredibly hard to get off the beaten path as the system we have it in place to keep us crashing off the road will keep us going to the same direction too.

So, if we decide not to have our favorite breakfast of sugary munch or quick burger lunch and even quicker pizza dinner then our brain will not just happily agree to have salad and steak instead. As getting off the freeway requires some planning ahead, we have to find the off ramp from our previous lifestyle too.

Substituting food items with similar ones that are permitted in our new lifestyle isn’t the best of idea as it will keep reminding us how much different our previous life was. At the beginning when our skills aren’t shaped to our new situation, it can be disheartening to try matching something that is never supposed to be what we wish it to be.

Should we take back bread?

Many meals or desserts fall into this category and generally everything that looks or sounds like something we loved once but now we stick to keto, gluten free or whatever in front of us. Sugar free chocolate will not be like sugary chocolate and keto bread will never be like wheat bread but if we have just pulled the emergency brakes and want to get off the merry-go-around, it might work.

So, although making bread out of eggs, cream cheese and some kind of flour will never light up our nervous system as carbs do in wheat, but it may buy us some time when we can rethink the destination we are heading to and allow us to recalculate our route there, with the nearest possible exit in sight.

Ingredients

  • 8 Eggs
  • 8 oz / 200g Cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons / 60g Butter
  • 1 tablespoon / 10g Baking powder
  • 7 tablespoons / 35g Flour (Almond, coconut, plain…)
  •  Optional:
    • 1 teaspoon / 15ml Vanilla extract
    • Sweetener to taste
    • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon

How to make Egg loaf

  1. Whisk the eggs until light yellow then add cream cheese, butter, baking powder, flour. If any optional ingredient is used add it now too.Egg loaf recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Mix all the ingredients together until we get a uniform textured batter. Pour the batter into a loaf pan. Don’t let it sit much because the cream cheese has a tendency to settle on the bottom! Egg loaf recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Place it immediately onto the bottom shelf of a 360°F / 180°C preheated oven until the top gets a golden brown color for about 30 – 40 minutes.Egg loaf recipe - SunCakeMom

 

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Egg Loaf Recipe

Striving for new paths or prefer roads well trodden? Let's make an egg loaf and see that the choice is not always in our hands!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Low Carb Meal, Main Course, Meal, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 135kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 8 Eggs
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 7 tablespoons Flour Almond, coconut, plain...
Optional:
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Sweetener to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Whisk the eggs until light yellow then add cream cheese, butter, baking powder, flour. If any optional ingredient is used add it now too.
    Egg loaf recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix all the ingredients together until we get a uniform textured batter. Pour the batter into a loaf pan. Don't let it sit much because the cream cheese has a tendency to settle on the bottom!
    Egg loaf recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place it immediately onto the bottom shelf of a 360°F / 180°C preheated oven until the top gets a golden brown color for about 30 - 40 minutes.
    Egg loaf recipe - SunCakeMom

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 135kcal (7%) | Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) | Protein: 5g (10%) | Fat: 11g (17%) | Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg (40%) | Sodium: 207mg (9%) | Potassium: 63mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 453IU (9%) | Calcium: 82mg (8%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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