Animal-Based Breakfast Smash Burger

Prep time: 20 mins     Cook time: 40 mins      Rest time: 0 min     Total time: 1 hr

Makes: 1 serving

This animal-based breakfast smash burger starts with banana-egg-ghee waffles and is topped with a salted smash burger, raw cheese, eggs, and maple syrup. 

animal-based breakfast smash burgers

What you need to make an Animal-Based Breakfast Smash Burger

Ingredients:

Equipment:

(for the full recipe, scroll to the bottom)

Substitutions

Raw honey (ASHLEYR for 10% off) or date syrup will work in place of maple syrup.

Butter will work in place of ghee.

Any ground meat will do in place of ground beef.

animal-based breakfast smash burgers

How to make an Animal-Based Breakfast Smash Burger

If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

Note: since the waffles are flour-free, they are flimsy, so this meal is not intended to be eaten like a classic burger, but rather an open-faced plated burger.

animal-based breakfast smash burgers

Make the waffles.

Melt 2 tbsp of ghee (or butter) to liquid.

In your blender, add the banana, 3 eggs, and melted ghee. Blend until smooth.

Turn on your waffle maker. Once it’s ready, use the batter to make waffles.

Note: the Instagram reel for this recipe shows just one waffle, but this recipe should make 2-3 waffles depending on how large the banana you use is.

Once the waffles are done, carefully remove them from the waffle maker.

Note: Since there is no flour, the waffles will not be rigid and formed like waffles that are made with flour. I had to remove mine carefully with a fork to prevent them from breaking. See the Instagram reel for a visual.

Set the waffles aside on a plate once done.

animal-based breakfast smash burgers

Make the smash burgers and shred the raw cheese.

Using your vegetable grater, shred the raw cheese and set aside.

Place 1 tbsp of ghee in your cast iron pan (or whatever pan you’re using for cooking) and bring to medium heat.

Form the ground beef into a ball.

Note: instead of ground beef, I used White Oak Pastures steakburger grind. If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it. If you use it, it doesn’t char quite as well as ground beef, so keep that in mind.

Note: for an added breakfast vibe, add rosemary, thyme, and/or sage (if you do spices) to the smash burger patty to give it some sausage feels.

Once the pan is hot, place the beef ball in the pan, then use your smasher to smash the ball into a very thin patty.

Remove the smasher, salt the side facing up to taste, then place the smasher back on top of the patty.

Note: If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

Leave for 1-2 minutes, then flip the patty, salt the other side to taste, then place the smasher on top.

Cook for another minute or so, then remove the smasher and cook the patty until it’s as brown/charred as you prefer, usually for 2-3 more minutes.

Once done, place the cooked patty on top of the waffles, and while still warm, top with your shredded raw cheese (so it melts some).

animal-based breakfast smash burgers

Make the overeasy eggs (or however you prefer eggs).

In the same pan (or a different one if you don’t like mixing), add 1/2-1 tbsp of ghee, and make your eggs (2) whatever style you prefer. I chose overeasy. Sunny side up and scrambled would be good too.

Once done, place the cooked eggs on top of the raw cheese.

Top with maple syrup and serve.

Top the smash burger with maple syrup, then enjoy immediately.

This dish is best served fresh, although it will last in the fridge for a day or so.

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Tips to make the best Animal-Based Breakfast Smash Burgers

  • The Instagram reel for this recipe shows just one waffle, but this recipe should make 2-3 waffles (depending on how large the banana you use is).
  • Since there is no flour, the waffles will not be rigid and formed like waffles that are made with flour. I had to remove mine carefully with a fork to prevent them from breaking. See the Instagram reel for a visual.
  • Instead of ground beef, I used White Oak Pastures steakburger grind. If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it. If you use it, it doesn’t char quite as well as ground beef, so keep that in mind.
  • For an added breakfast vibe, add rosemary, thyme, and/or sage (if you do spices) to the smash burger patty to give it some sausage feels.

A few of my other favorite sweet eats:

Strawberry Truffles

Crunch Bars [with Beef]

Jumbo Chocolate Cups with Salted Chunky Date Filling

Flourless Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Spongey Cake Bars

Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Animal-Based Breakfast Smash Burger

animal-based breakfast smash burgers

 

Animal-Based Breakfast Smash Burger

This animal-based breakfast smash burger starts with banana-egg-ghee waffles and is topped with a salted smash burger, raw cheese, eggs, and maple syrup.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Food Type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet Preference: Breakfast, Burgers, Gluten-Free, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free, Sandwiches, Snack
Servings: 1 person
Author: Ashley Rothstein

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Waffle maker
  • Cast iron pan (or similar cooking pan)
  • Smasher
  • Vegetable grater (optional for shredding cheese)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 lb ground beef (*or WOP steakburger grind)
  • 5 eggs
  • 2-3 oz raw cheese
  • 3-4 tbsp ghee (or butter)
  • 1 banana
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • maple syrup (to taste)

Instructions

If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

    Note: since the waffles are flour-free, they are flimsy, so this meal is not intended to be eaten like a classic burger, but rather an open-faced plated burger.

      Make the waffles.

      • Melt 2 tbsp of ghee (or butter) to liquid.
      • In your blender, add the banana, 3 eggs, and melted ghee. Blend until smooth.
      • Turn on your waffle maker. Once it's ready, use the batter to make waffles.
      • Note: the Instagram reel for this recipe shows just one waffle, but this recipe should make 2-3 waffles depending on how large the banana you use is.
      • Once the waffles are done, carefully remove them from the waffle maker.
      • Note: Since there is no flour, the waffles will not be rigid and formed like waffles that are made with flour. I had to remove mine carefully with a fork to prevent them from breaking. See the Instagram reel for a visual.
      • Set the waffles aside on a plate once done.

      Make the smash burgers and shred the raw cheese.

      • Using your vegetable grater, shred the raw cheese and set aside.
      • Place 1 tbsp of ghee in your cast iron pan (or whatever pan you're using for cooking) and bring to medium heat.
      • Form the ground beef into a ball.
      • *Note: instead of ground beef, I used White Oak Pastures steakburger grind. If you've never tried it, I highly recommend it. If you use it, it doesn't char quite as well as ground beef, so keep that in mind.
      • Note: for an added breakfast vibe, add rosemary, thyme, and/or sage (if you do spices) to the smash burger patty to give it some sasuage feels.
      • Once the pan is hot, place the beef ball in the pan, then use your smasher to smash the ball into a very thin patty.
      • Remove the smasher, salt the side facing up to taste, then place the smasher back on top of the patty.
      • Note: If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.
      • Leave for 1-2 minutes, then flip the patty, salt the other side to taste, then place the smasher on top.
      • Cook for another minute or so, then remove the smasher and cook the patty until it's as brown/charred as you prefer, usually for 2-3 more minutes.
      • Once done, place the cooked patty on top of the waffles, and while still warm, top with your shredded raw cheese (so it melts some).

      Make the overeasy eggs (or however you prefer eggs).

      • In the same pan (or a different one if you don't like mixing), add 1/2-1 tbsp of ghee, and make your eggs (2) whatever style you prefer. I chose overeasy. Sunny side up and scrambled would be good too.
      • Once done, place the cooked eggs on top of the raw cheese.

      Top with maple syrup and serve.

      • Top the smash burger with maple syrup, then enjoy immediately.
      • This dish is best served fresh, although it will last in the fridge for a day or so.

       

      Looking for some more easy sweet eats? Try one of these recipes:

      Strawberry Truffles

      Crunch Bars [with Beef]

      Jumbo Chocolate Cups with Salted Chunky Date Filling

      Flourless Lemon Blueberry Muffins

      Spongey Cake Bars

      Maple Bacon Doughnuts

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      Ashley Rothstein

      Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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