BLT (Bacon, Laughing Cow & Tomato) Gluten Free Breakfast Polenta Bowl

by Jennifer on September 27, 2011

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This past weekend I attended the She Streams Conference in NYC. During a keynote speech, one of the women made the following statement: ‘If you always do what you have always done, you always get what you always got’.

The statement has stuck with me and I applied it to my morning eating habits.

At 9 am today, I went to my pantry and stared at the box of polenta that has sat there completely neglected by me. The poor box sees me open that door 30 times a day yet is never touched or admired.

I decided that my breakfast was going to be comprised of polenta. Then I thought about how I would make it appealing to the rest of the family members: hello! bacon and cheese. And for my daughter, tomatoes. A win-win.

Problem is that I am the only one here right now eating it. Want to come over?

Trust me, it sat a bit too long posing for the camera but it is creamy….all the cheese will melt….don’t believe me? See!

BLT (Bacon, Laughing Cow & Tomato) Breakfast Polenta Bowl (4 bowls full of love)
2 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup instant polenta
2 teaspoons butter or non-hydrogenated margarine
4 slices of all natural bacon, cooked and chopped
1 organic tomato, chopped
4 laughing cow cheddar mini-bels, chopped

1. While the bacon is cooking (stovetop, microwave or roasted), prepare the tomato and cheese.

2. Bring the milk, salt and water to a boil. Turn the heat off and then slowly add the polenta while whisking for 2 minutes. Whisk in the butter and add more salt if needed. If you prefer the polenta creamier, add more milk or water.

How do you switch up routine breakfast choices?

Kelly September 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Looks SO yummy! I have to try this soon!

Kadi Prescott September 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

come and cook for me!

Kristina @ spabettie September 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Mmm mmm MMM!! I want this for lunch, it sounds lovely!

Yuri - Chef Pandita September 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Love what you did with the BLT 🙂 Beautiful pictures!

Georgia Pellegrini September 29, 2011 at 12:39 am

I had never thought of polenta for breakfast, but I love the idea!

Meagan October 22, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I’ve never had polenta.

Tara August 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I know I’m a few years late on this recipe, but I just found your website :). I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My whole family loved it, including the 2 and 4 year old! Thanks so much for sharing.

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