playing breakfast catch-up: whole wheat & yogurt cranberry muffins + crepes with fresh apple filling

I’m trying to catch up on all of my recent recipes and figured a 2-recipe breakfast post would be a nice little bonus on this dreary day. Apparently Vancouver is in the midst of a wind and rain storm, charmingly called a “pineapple express”. Such a sweet name for something so foul. There’s nothing but grey clouds, darkness and enough rain to make me worry about our roof caving in. So what better way to spend the morning but baking muffins. I originally got this recipe off of Baking Sheet, but I made a few changes to the recipe. Although they do contain maple syrup as the sweetener, I didn’t find them very maple-y tasting. They are still very delicious and very light in texture, even with the whole wheat flour.

I’m not sure why it looks like this plate of crepes is sticking out its tongue at me but it got eaten up anyway! The next recipe I tried was again from my “hmmm, what am I going to make” blog favorite, Baking Sheet. During my last year of university, my roomate at the time used to make crepes as a weekend breakfast treat. She filled them with raspberry jam and cottage cheese, rolled them into cigar shapes, packed them into a baking pan and then covered the whole thing with coffee cream and baked them in the oven until they got all warm and creamy. It was a delicious breakfast treat that I made a few times but somehow I managed to forget all about them. Lately, tho, crepes seem to be popping up all over my radar. There are several crepe places downtown that serve up nutella filled crepes and other sweet concoctions. I’ve always been able to resist their lure because, hey, it’s just a rolled up pancake…what’s the big deal? But then the other week, I stumbled onto Thimble’s post about her portabello & asparagus crepes and I had to do a double take. Although I still haven’t gotten around to making a savory dinner crepe yet, this past weekend I did take the crepe plunge and came up with these beauties. They were “scrumptious” (Cornelius’ word for them) and kinda fancy which elevated our Sunday breakfast to extraordinary without much of an effort.

5 comments to “playing breakfast catch-up: whole wheat & yogurt cranberry muffins + crepes with fresh apple filling”

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    Joanne   November 15, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    Gee, I can’t remember the last time I had crepes. It must have been over 10 years ago when I was in Greece. I had a cheese and mushroom filling. I wasn’t all that impressed with the crepe I was eating. I found that it didn’t have enough substance. I could have easily consumed 4 before feeling satiated.

    I have also tried cherry blintzes which I guess are similar to crepes. Or maybe not. I don’t want to offend any diehard crepe fans out there.

    Yeah, so your crepe is sticking it’s apple out a me and saying “too bad Joanne, you can’t have any cause you’re on that ridiculous elimination diet and can’t have wheat for another 2 weeks ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But hey, cheese’s debut is coming up on Sunday and I just picked up a honkin’ slab of cheddar to celebrate. Woo-hoo!

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    lobstersquad   November 16, 2006 at 1:58 am

    itยดs raining so much here, and the worst is, we have to pretend to be really cheerful because there was a drought. muffins would make it better, good idea.

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    eviedee   November 16, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    Ooh yet another recipe to try in my attempt to conquer the crepe! Your crepes are so beautiful!Do you have any tips for making them turn out paper thin and golden? Mine tend to be……hearty!

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    Brilynn   November 19, 2006 at 8:58 am

    I love crepes but I takes me ruining the first 5 to get the hang of it again because it’s always so long since the last time I’ve made them.

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    kickpleat   November 24, 2006 at 12:02 am

    joanne, sometimes you just gotta have 4 crepes!

    lobstersquad, i feel for you about the rain. but luckily, here in vancouver, we can join everyone in complaining about the weather.

    eviedee, this was my 1st attempt after many years and they turned out so perfect…and belive me, i was nervous they’d be bad. i don’t know if i had the crepe knack or what, but give them a try & let me know how it goes!

    brilynn, i wonder if the pan has anything to do with it. i used my husband’s old seasoned cast iron pan and it worked wonders. good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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