Category Archives: Breakfast

Pecan Chicken

4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup fresh ground whole wheat flour
1 cup ground pecans
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp pepper
6 boneless Springer Mountain Chicken breasts (1 pack)

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter in 10×15 inch baking pan. In shallow dish, combine buttermilk and egg. In another dish, combine flour, pecans, salt, paprika, and pepper. Dip chicken in buttermilk mixture, then in flour. Place chicken in melted butter. Turn to coat. Sprinkle with pecan halves. Bake about one hour, or until internal temperature is 165F.

Whole Wheat Waffles and Pancakes

2 cups fresh ground whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 3/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Organic maple syrup

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly. Add egg, oil, vanilla, and milk. Mix all ingredients only until combined.

For waffles, heat up waffle iron to temperature, pour 1/4 cup batter on each square on waffle iron. Remove waffle when done.

Variations:

1. I like to top with fresh strawberries, blueberries, or peaches. You can serve with one fruit or all of them! I usually don’t peel the peaches, and leave the skin on them for texture and flavor.

2. Add a cup of blueberries or 1/2 cup chopped pecans to the batter when cooking!

Dessert Waffles

Using the same recipe, add a cup of mini chocolate chips into the batter. When cooked, serve waffle with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries, blueberries, or peaches. Drizzle 1 tbsp. of organic maple syrup over the whole creation!

Variations: you can also use homemade whipped cream-

Yogurt Parfait

Organic vanilla yogurt
Granola
Fresh or frozen strawberries and/or blueberries, unsweetened

Place 1/4 cup yogurt in bottom of a glass, and add layer of 1/4 cup fruit and another layer of 1/4 cup yogurt. Top with granola. Refrigerate until time to serve.

Serving suggestion: I serve mine in parfait glasses I found at the flea market. For less than five dollars, I got a set of six. They look like a tall, thin glass on a short pedestal. The parfaits look beautiful in them, and it makes people feel special when they eat out of them. This recipe can also be used as a dessert recipe for guests.

French Toast

French Toast

1 cup skim milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 slices whole wheat bread cut thick
fresh fruit (optional)
maple syrup

Mix first three ingredients together.  Dip bread slice in mixture- let soak for a minute.  Cook on hot griddle and brown on both sides.

Serve with fresh fruit (sliced peaches, strawberries, or blueberries) and maple syrup.