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Brunch Week: German Pancake with Apples

It's hys­ter­i­cal to me that we decided to theme a week after "Brunch." I can't remem­ber the last time I had a brunch. And by brunch I mean sleep until 10, lay around in bed watch­ing ran­dom 80's movies and stum­ble out of the house to go eat pan­cakes and greasy eggs while read­ing news­pa­pers. Am I wrong?

Now, on the weekends, brunch is the third meal I eat in a day. The first is the fruit Scar­lett needs imme­di­ately when she wakes. The sec­ond is the French toast I make her and, finally, the third is what we have with her at about 11:30. We actu­ally do still go out for weekly brunches on Sat­ur­days. After Scarlett's bal­let class we hit our favorite neigh­bor­hood spot. It's a small sliver of life left­over from our pre-parent days and, clearly, it's an abbre­vi­ated ver­sion of the lan­quish­ing meal we used to enjoy, but it works.

When we are home I love to go over­board with brunch. Pan­cakes (some ran­dom new type) and always eggs too (my hus­band isn't the biggest pan­cake fan). This recipe from the healthy wiz­ards at Whole Foods was so quick I may add it into our week­day rota­tion. I switched-up the fruit and cut down on the sugar since agave or maple syrup adds plenty sweet ness at the end.

Ger­man Pan­cake with Apples

2 table­spoons unsalted but­ter
4 large eggs
1 cup low fat milk
1 1/2 table­spoons sugar
1/2 tea­spoon ground cin­na­mon
1/8 tesaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup whole wheat pas­try flour
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced


Pre­heat oven to 425. Put but­ter in a large oven­proof pan and heat in the oven until but­ter is melted.

In a blender, com­bine eggs, milk, sugar, cin­na­mon and salt. Throw in flour and blend. Take pan from oven and make sure it spread across pan evenly and add bat­ter then arrange apple across the top. swirl but­ter around to coat pan, and then pour bat­ter in. Bake until pan­cake rises and apples are cooked ten­der, about 20 min­utes. Sprin­kle with a bit more cin­na­mon and serve with agave syrup.

I got this much help from Scar­lett on this recipe I fid­dled with from Whole Foods. See the details just below:

The blank space above indi­cates my partner's involve­ment. Nothing. Scarlett, all high and mighty about "her" blog, spent the morn­ing play­ing goo-goo dolls with our house guests. What the hell are those lit­tle things anyway?

Actu­ally, no help was needed. As I said, this was fast and easy. Easy enough for a week­day since you blend and then throw it in the oven. My mother com­mented that she loved how there was so stand­ing at the stove and flip­ping cakes for days.  How­ever, this is not your fluffy pan­cake. Dense but dec­li­cious, I found it a nice way to switch up our favorite com­fort food. Our friend's chil­dren didn't touch it with a ten foot pole, but they spent the day prior day vom­it­ting, so Idon't think the Ger­man pan­cake should take it personally. After all, Scarlett ate hers.



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  2. Libby says:

    Love, love break­fast foods for any meal! Great theme!

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