Ever since I stopped eating processed breakfast cereals, I have had to get much more creative in the breakfast department. I still prefer sweeter breakfasts that include a decent amount of carbohydrate over salty or savory. Its best to get more carbs in the beginning of the day so your body has all day to burn them. I also make most of my breakfasts the night before so they must be able to reheat well or taste good eaten cold. The apple omelet I ate this morning satisfied all of my breakfast criteria. It tasted great cold and reheated, had carbs and protein and fat, whole grain, and totally unprocessed. It was slightly sweet and had whole wheat flour to satisfy me but still 3 eggs to satisfy my egg loving husband.
Don’t let my less than stellar photography skills deter you! My crazy haired baby sure approved as she ran around double fisting!
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup milk (almond, skim, or whole)
1 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 small apple
Preheat oven to 375 F.
whisk eggs with milk and vanilla. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.
Dice apple into tiny pieces. I leave the skin on, that’s where the majority of the nutrients and fiber are.
Combine egg and flour mixture. Stir in diced apples.
Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray or coat with coconut oil and pour batter in.
Cook at 375 F for 18-20 minutes.
Lighter version: 1 egg and 2 egg whites instead of 3 eggs and only 3 Tbs flour.
Paleo: substitute 3 tbs almond flour for the whole wheat flour, use almond milk, and omit the sugar.
HIgher fat (for the kid’s growing brains): 1 egg and 2 egg yolks. I split it between the two girls.
I have also doubled and tripled the recipe when making it for the whole family. Just use a larger baking dish like a 13 x 9 or two separate ones.
Its a great balanced combination of carbs, protein, fiber, and fats to satisfy and keep you full.
Sodium: 212 mg (9%)
Carbohydrates: 64 g
Dietary Fiber: 6 g
Sugars: 31 g (23 of those from fruit)
Protein: 22 g
The lighter version brings it to 336 calories, 4.6 g fat, 57 g carbs, and 18 g protein.
This will be a new regular in the breakfast circulation for sure!