I started yesterday out well, and was excited to clean up one of my old favorite recipes. I’ll post it below. Last night I didn’t do nearly as well. Grr. But I don’t expect to be perfect. Progress, not perfection, right??
I’m bound to slip up from time to time. The key is to get back on track right away. I’m not going to let one meal or one evening derail me! And I’m already feeling better after just a few days of cleaning up my act. I definitely have more energy!
I don’t recall when this recipe came into my family, but it has become a favorite of mine. I don’t make it real often, but might make it more often now that I’m made a healthier version of this German Apple Pancake. I need to find a way to incorporate some of my favorites so that I don’t feel deprived. The original recipe calls for butter, white flour and sugar. I have omitted the sugar (I suppose I could use something like Splenda instead) and made substitutes for the other items.
German Apple Pancake
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 large apple
t tsp. cinnamon (or less if you prefer)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour*
1/2 cup milk (I imagine coconut milk or almond milk would also work)
dash of salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Melt coconut oil in pie plate in oven while preheating. Cut apple into bite-size chunk and arrange in the bottom of pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Beat eggs, flour, milk and salt in small mixing bowl. Pour batter over apple slices. Place in center of preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Invert pan onto plate and serve with honey or pure maple syrup.
*At the time of this posting, I have not tried other flours, such as coconut flour or almond flour. I am guessing these would also work well.
I think this would also taste good with other fruits. I’m kind of anxious to try it with a variety of berries.
Have a healthy, happy Sunday!