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?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

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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