I have to begin by saying that I’m not big on breakfasts. I have a sensitive stomach in the morning (no eggs, no oily food, etc), so I always go light on what I have, and most times just skip the most important meal of the day altogether. Horrid, I know. I tend to blame it on the morning rush. Mornings are, after all, the busiest times of the day. And since I’m more of a midnight owl than a morning robin, mornings tend to be the grumpiest times of the day as well.
The new year has brought on some new changes. For starters, as Linda had noticed in the previous entry, the cooking-challenged me has actually begun to learn being acquainted with the stove top more. And thanks to a Livejournal community I joined a month ago, I’ve not only been inspired to have my breakfasts every morning, but when possible, actually put together my own breakfasts, rather than conveniently re-heating whatever I baked the evening before.
While it definitely takes more time, I don’t think there is a greater way to start your morning than having a quiet homemade breakfast by the window, with a quick flip through your favourite read, allowing yourself a well-deserved relaxing meal before the mad rush strikes.
(makes about 8 pieces)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl.
- Whisk in the egg, milk and cinnamon powder until just combined.
- Stir in the sliced apples. Leave the batter to rest for about 15mins.
- Heat up a non-stick pan over low medium heat, and drop a ladle full (about less than 1/4 cup) of the batter. Once bubbles are seen on the surface, it is time to flip the pancake, and finish the cooking.
- Serve warm with your favourite syrup, or powdered sugar.
Recipe Note: There isn’t any sugar in these pancakes, so they’re a healthier choice for your breakfast; wonderfully fluffy with tart apple slices. You can choose to add in some brown sugar if you prefer having them sweet.