Sunday, March 27, 2016

My Favorite Breakfast (Rice Cakes-Hummus-Avocado)

This may seem rather odd, since most people wouldn't think of it as traditional breakfast food, but my favorite breakfast is a few rice cakes spread with hummus and then topped with avocado. 

This isn't just a favorite breakfast, I also eat it often as a lunch or even a snack.  With dozens of varieties of rice cakes and hundreds of varieties of hummus you can really mix it up a bit.  It is also gluten free, just make sure to check your hummus if that is a concern.

The red/magenta hummus in this post is beet hummus from Trader Joes. For rice cakes it is nice to have a variety and sometimes I use the Koku Seaweed with a hint of wasabi. When choosing rice cakes it is best to feel the whole package to make sure it hasn't been dropped.  More than once I've gotten home with a crushed package I've had to return/exchange later.



Rice Cakes (I like Lundberg Organic)
1/2 an Avocado
Ground Black Pepper
Nutritional Yeast


1.  Spread hummus on rice cakes.  Three or four rice cakes make a nice size meal, two are better for a snack.

2.  Slice half of an avocado.  Place slices on top of hummus.

3.  Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and nutritional yeast.

Enjoy the crunch.

(Rice cakes with hummus and avocado)
- Bon Appetit

"I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast anytime" so I ordered French toast during the Renaissance." - Steven Wright


  1. Very nice for a hearty breakfast. Meanwhile I just had zucchini spaghetti for dinner. Very good, too.

  2. I have never tried it on rice cakes. But avocado on toast is one of my all time favorite snacks since I was a kid. I've had it with regular hummus before but I've never even heard of beet hummus before. Your food posts are always an opportunity to learn something new!

    1. Thanks Richard.

      I used to eat avocado toast for breakfast every morning spread with coconut oil instead of butter or margarine, but still sprinkled with black pepper and nutritional yeast. About a year ago we attempted to go gluten free free and I didn't like any of the bread choices so rice cakes were my go-to. I was hooked even though we didn't keep with gluten free after a few weeks. I still top rice cakes with chickpea salad mix too. Yumm.