Butternut Squash Breakfast Bowl [Gluten Free, Paleo]


Monday morning my friend Emily and I were texting back and forth and she asked if I had ran yet. I hadn’t, so we made plans to meet at our new meeting spot which is kind of halfway between our places and run through Golden Gate Park. It occurred to me near the end of the run that this was in fact the fourth Memorial Day weekend in a row we had spent together in some capacity, three of which involved running together (The very first involved sitting hungover on the curb outside of Pamela’s waiting for it to open. Let’s just say the theme to holidays during summer 2012 was “go hard”).


Things I was thinking about on Monday’s run: this breakfast.

Anyway, the point of this story is this breakfast bowl is really Emily’s creation. Hers involves bacon and feta cheese but I added the almond butter for some fat and an egg because I love eggs. This is gluten free (obvs) and paleo in case you eat paleo and somehow wound up on my blog.  You can obviously multiple this recipe by five to prep breakfasts for the week.


Playing around with food photography locations.

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Butternut Squash Breakfast Bowl [Gluten Free]
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Paleo
Serves: 1 bowl
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubed and roasted
  • 1 chicken sausage link, cooked and sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ cup berries of your choice (I've done blueberries, cherries and blackberries)
  1. Heat butternut squash and sausage link in a medium skillet.
  2. While squash and sausage are warming, spray a little coconut oil in the pan and fry your egg.
  3. Place squash and sausage in a bowl once warm.
  4. Layer almond butter on top of squash and sausage.
  5. Once egg is cooked, add to the squash, sausage and almond butter.
  6. Top bowl with berries and eat!

Emily is also known for her world-famous Copycat Green Trekker Smoothie which I’m sure will make an appearance in the AGIT kitchen once it’s summer September and San Francisco finally warms up again.

copycat whole foods green trekker recipe | almost getting it together

Emily’s Copycat Whole Foods Green Trekker Smoothie aka DID MY VITAMIX EVEN BLEND THAT THING?!

Chat with me:
Do you ever switch up your breakfast routine? What is the theme to your summer? (Mine is “Summer of Edge Part 2 because I always feel edgy when I cut my hair.)

26 comments on “Butternut Squash Breakfast Bowl [Gluten Free, Paleo]

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan on May 27, 2015 6:39 am

I used to be a staunch advocate of oats for breakfast, but this past week I’ve gotten hooked on waffles – though they are not quite as intriguing as this combo of berries, butternut squash and sausage! Thanks so much for sharing this one – I’m thinking I love the Egg and Feta and thinking this needs to happen in my home – for dinner today!

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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:29 am

I hope you had it for dinner – I think it’s perfect for that, too!

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on May 27, 2015 6:50 am

I don’t care who was responsible, this sounds fantastic. Sweet, savory, all the goodness!
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:29 am

It’s like 5 amazing ingredients all at once. A party in your mouth.

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on May 27, 2015 8:23 am

I switch things up every now and again, but it takes a loooooooong while for me to get through my phases. Right now I’m on an oatmeal smoothie kick, which is a nice little hybrid of my last two phases (oats & smoothies). It’s the best of both worlds :)
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:28 am

THAT SMOOTHIE you posted this week. I think I started putting oats in smoothies because of you – and never looked back. It seriously makes it a bazillion times better!

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on May 27, 2015 9:22 am

Mmm that breakfast bowl looks amazing! But I hate runny eggs so I would scramble mine! :D
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:26 am

I think that would be really tasty, too!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on May 27, 2015 9:46 am

I am definitely in to the combination of sweet and salty in this bowl of goodness! The theme for my summer? Good question. Work hard, play hard? Well, that’s a given. How about “be outside more” — it’s warmer in the East Bay you know! :) Hope all is well, Cassie!
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:25 am

I’ve heard I just have to cross a bridge for it to be summer ;) I might have to trek out your way very soon!!

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Lora on May 27, 2015 10:12 am

Interesting! I have leftover butternut squash (roasted) and I was debating what to do with it! Never thought about making it touch sweet instead of savory! Will have to give this a try!
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:24 am

I hope you try it – let me know what you thought!

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Lisa Nolan on May 27, 2015 12:25 pm

I am soooo doing this! Wow! All the foods I love in one dish! I will scout the grocery stores for all the ingredients!
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:24 am

Let me know if you try it!! It’s pretty amaze.

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Alyssa @ RenaissanceRunnerGirl on May 27, 2015 1:04 pm

Interesting to mix nut butter with those ingredients – strange enough to be delicious! I love making big breakfast bowls with veggies, eggs, meat and grains.
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:24 am

I basically dump almond butter on anything that stands still!

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Lauren Allen on May 27, 2015 1:31 pm

This sounds so good! I love that it has almond butter! YUM
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:24 am

Everything in my life pretty much has to have almond butter haha.

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Georgie on May 27, 2015 10:16 pm

Love this! So creative. Berries eggs almond butter and squash in one bowl?! I’m down.
I try to mix things up but when I have time it’s usually a smoothie bowl, if I’m on the run it’s over night oats.
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:21 am

Overnight oats will still always be my all-time fave breakfast!

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GiGi Eats on May 28, 2015 12:35 am

Butternut squash for breakfast is the best thing ever – especially with eggs and sausage!!! I used to eat it everyyyyyyyy morning when I would eat breakfast in college – THE BEST!
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:20 am

YOU were so fancy in college! I was still only eating cereal haha!

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Whitney Carney on May 28, 2015 1:20 pm

This looks SO GOOD. I always get on kicks w/ breakfast. I’ve been really into eggs lately (instead of oats for once). I am trying this for breakfast in the morning. May have to sub sweet potato in for the butternut.
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 1:17 am

Yes! Also sweet potato + goat cheese + egg = everything.

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on May 28, 2015 1:43 pm

This sounds KILLER right now! Sweet and savoury perfection!
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Cassie on May 29, 2015 12:59 am

YES! A little non-seasonal but it’s San Francisco winter right now so I’m blaming it on that ;)

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