Getting Healthy from the Inside Out

Apple Pancake Tarte

Breakfast… the most important meal of the day! It gets your metabolism going, fuels your body and your brain, and sets your day off right!

RIGHT??!?!

And yet, so many people skip this important meal! It’s been shown that people who eat breakfast will lose more weight and keep it off than those who don’t eat breakfast! So what are you waiting for?!

I love breakfast- I typically stick with an egg dish, but Saturdays are my days to have pancakes, waffles, etc. And I LOVE it!

This morning I started my day with this Kaylee original- using ingredients common to every pantry and fridge! Easy to make, easy to clean up, and even easier to eat!!! Variations are easy to accomodate seasonal fruit (I’d imagine fresh peaches or nectarines would be FANTASTIC in this! But I used the good old fall back: the apple!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 C Pancake Mix (I used Red Mills Gluten Free… cause it’s what I had!)
  • 1/4 C Quick Oats
  • 1/4 C Egg Whites
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla (I didn’t actually measure…)
  • 2 packs Stevia
  • Cinnamon (I used at least a tablespoon- but I love cinnamon!)
  • Apple, cored and thinly sliced… but not too thin!

Sauce:

  • 1/2 Scoop Protein Powder
  • 1 T Honey
  • 1-2 T Rice Milk (or milk of choice… it’s what I had)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat over to 350′

Mix all ingredients except the apple (or fruit of choice) and make sure no lumps are in the batter.

Spray a cast iron skillet (or other metal handled, oven safe pan) with non-stick spray. Pour batter into pan, arrange fruit into batter and cook on stove top until bubbles start to appear in batter. Transfer to oven to continue cooking.

Allow to continue cooking until batter is completely cooked. It should be pretty much cooked through when you put it in the oven, it’s just to cook the apple side- about 5 minutes or less!

Transfer to plate, drizzle with sauce and enjoy!

To make the sauce, mix the protein powder and 1 T of milk. If it’s too thick, add a bit more until it’s fairly runny- use the back of a spoon to break up any lumps as some powders mix easier than others. Add the honey and thoroughly mix- it will take a little time as the consistency and texture are completely different but the honey gives the mixture a nice stickiness to it! I don’t know the exact amount of honey used, but it gives the sauce a syrupy taste and consistency.

You could easily drizzle just honey or maple syrup or substitute the honey for a couple packs of Stevia. All but 3 grams of sugar come from the apple and the honey… you kinda need the apple, but the honey is optional!

NUTRITIONAL INFO: (includes eating whatever apple you don’t use!)

  • Calories 468
  • Fat 7 g
  • Carbs 75 g
  • Fiber 7 g
  • Sugar 38 g
  • Protein 29 g

Try other variations! Slices of banana drizzled with maple syrup and topped with pecan pieces… YUM!

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