Spice-Roasted Apples & Whole Grain Pancakes

On Sunday mornings, I savor the quiet time before the house wakes up, before the day gathers into a momentum that’s not necessarily of my own making.

Before the dog jumps on me demanding food and a walk, wilting plants show me they need watering, the kitchen needs to be put back in order from cooking the night before. At any moment the kids will wander in sleepy-eyed and hungry, wanting a special weekend breakfast…

Making and eating a leisurely breakfast once a week feels does feel good – there’s no hurry to get anywhere or do anything. Isn’t that what Sundays are all about?

I love to treat the kids with their favorite breakfast food, like pancakes and waffles, but making the same buttermilk pancake recipe loaded with chocolate chips has worn a tread of boredom.

Not for them, and especially not for my son, whose personality requires that daily rituals be writ in stone and performed in exactly the same way, every day and all the time.

I rocked his little world today when I went off-road.  No chocolate chips. Instead some spices, golden flaxseeds, oats and sweet roasted apples. Yum, right?

I guess I just needed to make myself happy, because my stealth-health-mom recipe switch didn’t go over well with him.

Oh, well. I should have known better. At least I have a new recipe to share with you, and who knows, warm sweet apples might nudge away the chocolate chips over time.


  1. Yum, they look like a winner to me. I love the idea of wholegrain pancakes, think I could win my muesli loving husband over to the sweet side with them 🙂

  2. Here is a recipe I like.
    Perfect for a gourmet breakfast and balanced.

  3. Yum, these look fantastic! Love the topping for the pancakes…I definitely need to try it! 🙂

  4. This looks wonderful… we’d love to have you feature some of your dishes at kitchenartistry.com

  5. Both the pancakes and the roasted apples sound absolutely delicious! My kind of breakfast, for sure :).

  6. Your dishes look yum … loved the presentation of the food ! good work
    you can view some of my dishes on http://kitchensojourn.blogspot.com ! i would be really happy if you follow it

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