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Coconut Fried Banana Scrambled Eggs with Basil Seeds

This recipe was created for an Epicurean column in our local rag, the Waiheke Weekender. It utilises our brand new product, Aotea Road Certified Organic Basil Seeds - which pack a nutritional punch.

This is a super quick & easy breakfast or brunch dish to kick-start energy levels. This quantity serves one – it can easily be increased to cater for more people. This dish should be quick & super easy – I also never measure anything properly so don’t feel like you have to.

Coconut Fried Banana Scrambled Eggs with Basil Seeds


  • 1 banana
  • 1 generously heaped dessert-spoonful of coconut oil to fry
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp tapioca flour (I get mine from plastic free pantry)
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1-2 tsp Aotea Road organic basil seeds (rich in minerals, they provide an antioxidant hit!)
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • You can add a drizzle on top: suggestions are below
  • Optional addition: some soft goat’s cheese added during or after cooking.


  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan and melt your coconut oil in it
  • Chop your banana and place into the melted oil to start frying
Banana and coconut oil
Banana frying in cast iron pan
  • In a bowl, beat your eggs and then sprinkle in the tapioca and rapidly beat straight away before any lumps form. Add the water and re-mix.
Egg mixture
  • Turn your banana slices over (you can use a spoon to do this as long as you’ve used enough oil)
  • When your banana slices are a little brown on each side, pour your egg mixture into the pan
  • Sprinkle on the basil seeds and a little salt
Egg mixture cooking
  • Allow the eggs to cook a little and then fold the mixture from the edges in to turn and continue to cook/ scramble to your taste.

As this dish sits right between sweet & savoury, you can add a drizzle that panders to your personal flavour bent.

You could try a basil leaf infused oil for savoury, MCT oil (from coconut oil) for a neutral flavour and energy enhancer, or pure maple syrup & a squeeze of lemon for sweet lovers. Personally I like to add a small drizzle of MCT oil to help induce ketosis (burning fats for fuel), which I find helps me maintain energy and appetite stamina through the day – helpful for my busy schedule!

Finished banana scrambled eggs with basil seeds

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