November 11, 2013 by cucchiano
It’s 5.30am…I was working until gone 10pm last night. I need to somehow find the will to live and, more pressingly, get out of bed. At a time in the morning where I can only function after multiple cups of tea it is easy to forgo breakfast and grab a croissant (or two!) on the train to work.
Step in the saviour of breakfast. This is what I eat for breakfast at least three times a week. It’s cheap, balanced and filling. You can vary the fruit if you like. I’m sorry but at 5.30am I will not be making my own pancakes but plainly you can if you have the time! I would much rather make my own but this is designed to be a quick mid-week fix. The great thing about these little pancakes is you can stash them in the freezer and peel away two at a time as needed.
And so I give you my cheaters breakfast for one sleepy person ….
You will need 1 dessert apple (any kind), 2 scotch/american pancakes, a sprinkle of cinnamon, 1 tsp of golden syrup or maple syrup and olive oil spray.
- Spray a frying pan lightly with oil.
- Chop the apple into chunky slices (removing the core)
- Allow the apple to sizzle briefly before lightly sprinkling over 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Toss the apples in the oil and spice.
- Shift the apples to one side of the pan and put the pancakes in the other side. Allow to warm or defrost. Remove to a plate when cooked and pile the apples on top. Drizzle over the syrup of choice! Suddenly the day ahead doesn’t look so bad after all : )