It's really no secret that every day starts out with a bowl of oatmeal for me. Even when I want to try new breakfast recipes, the call of the oat is just too strong. I end up making the more elaborate breakfast dishes, but for lunch, dinner, or even a late night snack instead. And who can argue with that logic when you get to eat things like these delicious pumpkin pie pancakes for your Sunday lunch?
I actually started out with the plan to make crepes, but after I had made the first one the batter was too thick. The first one was pretty though, so I'll take it:
The recipe for the batter is incredibly simple, and to be honest I didn't even follow it to the letter at all. Find any batter recipe for crepes/pancakes online, whichever you prefer, or use a boxed mix. I won't tell! The only difference to these is a heaving spoonful of pumpkin puree (per serving) directly into the batter. The filling is where all the magic happens. It's a simple mix of:
The whole thing is topped off with vanilla greek yogurt and a little sprinkle of cinnamon. Divine!
|Yes, still wearing a robe at 1 on Sunday. So what?|
If you aren't into the fall pumpkin love, how about a Spanish frittata? Our neighbors have tons of chickens and that means plenty of eggs for us to use up. This recipe calls for 6 eggs for about 3 servings.
I started with baked potatoes, sliced thinly and frying up in some oil:
These don't get moved the whole time-just let them brown on a low heat and add the extra ingredients as you go. The next layer is sauteed onions, broccoli and peppers. I sprinkle that later with some grated cheese, and then toss in some diced tomatoes and turkey. Really, it's a free for all. Toss in what you have lying around! The final stage is to beat 6 eggs and pour over the entire dish.
Once everything is in the pan, cover it up and leave it alone for a good 15 minutes on a low heat. You want the eggs to set. If they're still runny, cook the dish a bit longer.
The traditional way to serve this is to flip the whole frittata over so you can see the beautifully brown potatoes underneath. Except...that's tough. Think flipping a pancake, but 10x as heavy. No thanks. Instead, I served up two slices on each plate. One side so you can see the brown potato bottom, and the other side so you can see the omelette-like interior full of veggies:
If you use what you have lying around, this turns out to be a really cheap meal, and perfect for any time of day.
Do you have any special breakfast recipes or traditions?
The hubby and I have made crepes together a few times, and it's always so much fun to make different combinations and toppings. Today he stuck with a plain batter, and filled them up with bananas and chocolate syrup. We've made apple fillings, Baileys and brown sugar fillings...the list is endless!
Ever eat breakfast for dinner?
I used to make eggs and toast or even pancakes for dinner all the time, but the hubs isn't a huge fan of traditional "breakfast" foods. Other than crepes, bagels, and cereal, he's just not terrible interested. So I save those meals for when I'm just cooking for one! I had a midnight breakfast feast once during finals in college, and I remember it being such a fun time. Bacon at midnight? Who can resist that!