I went looking for something new to try for breakfast earlier this week, something that we already had the ingredients to make. I came across this recipe and the name of it caught my interest, but at the same time kind of made me think, “Yuck, apples in scrambled eggs?” Then, you look at the other ingredients in the recipe, and you realize that this probably isn’t going to taste like your typical omelet that has meat and veggies in it, but more like a “dessert,” and you think “Ah, what do I have to lose, we’re going to try this!
There is no “pretty” picture of this, but just take my word for it, when you drizzle some maple syrup over the top, it tastes scarily close to french toast. It really doesn’t taste like eggs at all, and actually it doesn’t have a strong apple flavor either. We’ve been trying to think of how to make french toast without conventional breads (or spending lots of time making our own bread), and this could be the answer. Needless to say, we will be having this again in the near future :).
The original recipe can be found at:
I used a whole apple, 4 eggs, and extra vanilla, as follows:
- 2 tsp. coconut oil or butter, divided
- 1 large apple, cored and very thinly sliced (I used a Gala apple)
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon (I didn’t measure, just sprinkled it on until it looked like the right amount!)
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg (again, didn’t measure exactly!)
- 4 large eggs
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (depending on how strong of a vanilla flavor you like)
Warm 1 teaspoon coconut oil or butter in a non-stick sauté pan over medium low heat. Season apple slices with cinnamon and nutmeg and add to pan in a single layer. Cook for 4-5 minutes, turning slices over halfway through.
Meanwhile, crack the eggs in a bowl and add a pinch of sea salt and vanilla extract. Beat vigorously with a fork until lightly fluffy. Add another teaspoon coconut oil or butter to pan and let melt. Pour eggs over apple slices and swirl to coat the entire pan. Let cook for 3-4 minutes or until eggs begin to set. Omelet should move freely. Flip the omelet and then fold in half, and cook it until it’s done!!
Drizzle desired amount of maple syrup over the top, and leave for work/school, etc. with a happy belly after eating this!! 🙂