Yummy start

It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Maybe this first meal, after the all night fast, helps kick-start the body’s metabolism. Maybe the body expects food at certain intervals and starts to behave badly otherwise. Maybe it helps our brains function better. Whatever the reason, I just like breakfast.

There are just not enough ideas for breakfast in cookbooks. I know because I have a pretty decent collection of books in my home library. In fact, most books I own are related to cooking.

I have concluded that this must be a cultural thing. When you look to Mexico, for example, the selection of breakfast options in both recipes and restaurant choices is impressive. They seem to pay more attention to this beginning of the day meal.

Weekend mornings are a good time to try new things. To expand my repertoire. Today I made Apple Pancakes, and they were a huge hit with everyone. (That is amazing all in itself).

Apple pancakes
Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
1 medium Apple, grated
1 large Egg
5 tablespoons Honey
1 cup Milk, 1% fat
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 cup Flour, whole wheat
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground

Instructions
Grate apple into a large bowl. Add milk, beaten egg, 1 tablespoon honey and vanilla.
Add flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix batter.
Add 1 tablespoon butter to a 12 frying pan. If you use a 9 frying pan, you can get 6 pancakes. Add 1/4 of the batter.
Cook pancakes until bubbles form and flip over. Add 1 tablespoon of honey. Once brown on the second side, slide out of the pan and serve.

Nutrition Info (per serving)
Calories 331
Total Fat 11g
Saturated 6.4g
Polyunsaturated 0.8g
Monounsaturated 3.0g
Cholesterol 79mg
Sodium 258mg
Total Carbs 54g
Dietary Fiber 4.9g
Sugar 30g
Protein 8.0g
Vitamin A 127mcg
Vitamin C 2.2mg
Calcium 210mg
Iron 1.8mg

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