This time of year, our usual healthy breakfast routine totally fails. It’s the fault of the farmers market. After all, with fresh local peaches, pears, apples, raspberries and strawberries, who can resist making delicious fruit (desserts) breakfasts? For the past few weeks we have been feasting on pear claflouti, apple crisp, peach cobbler and kuchen, and all kinds of other delicious breakfasts.
About a week ago, I attended a women’s health conference and heard The Food Nanny speak. After I heard her, I said, “That is a job I would love to have!” I immediately put her book on hold at the library, and brought it home yesterday. Her plan for family meals includes “theme nights”: Mexican, Italian and breakfast. And in the cookbook, she had a picture of another delicious fruit breakfast. She calls it German Pancake, I have also heard it called Dutch Baby, but in our family we call it Hoot’n Annie Pancake.
My grandma gave me the recipe when I got married, and we felt innovative by topping it with fried apples and whipping cream. It has been a favorite family breakfast for a long time. The Food Nanny’s idea was strawberries, sour cream and brown sugar.
Now, anyone who has not tried dipping strawberries in sour cream and brown sugar: go buy some strawberries right now. Yes, it sounds strange. It is the best thing to do with strawberries ever. So, how could we go wrong putting these on top of a pancake? Eden and I came home from our run this morning and whipped up breakfast in about 5 minutes. Slicing the strawberries was the most strenuous part of this recipe.
First, melt a stick of butter in a hot oven while you use the blender to mix the rest of the ingredients. Pour the blended batter into the melted butter in the pan.
Then, set the timer for 30 minutes and prepare your toppings.
Serve and enjoy!
Hoot’n Annie Pancake with Strawberries
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
Turn oven on to 375 degrees and place butter in 7×11 pan in oven to melt as it preheats. Meanwhile, add milk, flour and eggs to blender and blend thoroughly. When butter is melted, pour batter into pan and set timer for 30 minutes. Do not open oven door while pancake is cooking. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
3 cups strawberries, cleaned and sliced
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
Mix together sour cream and brown sugar. Serve pancake topped with strawberries and cream mixture.
Do you enjoy having fruit based desserts for breakfast? Stay tuned — I have another quick recipe for you soon. Have a wonderful weekend!