Apple Cinnamon Omelet

Agoura Hills, California. It is a wonderful place. I absolutely loved growing up in the sage-covered hills in between Los Angeles and Ventura.  The trails, the lakes, the ocean, the beach, the sunsets, the weather. It was all wonderful to me. One of my very favorite things, though, was the fog. Oooooh I loved the fog!

Growing up, I would often wait at our second-story window as the sun started to set, hoping to see the huge banks of fog rolling in from the ocean and piling up behind the Santa Monica mountains like water behind a dam. The fog would pile higher and higher until it finally spilled over into our valley--kinda like the smoke that pours off a broadway stage into the audience. It was a fascinating thing to watch.

In the mornings, I would often wake up to a fog so thick it was difficult to see a hundred feet ahead. I loved the coolness and the moisture... and especially the eery light that could linger for hours before the heat of the day finally dissipated the fog.

Then, one fateful day, I moved to Utah.

I remember waking up my first morning there... the sun was out, the air was crisp, birds were singing and I was absolutely TICKED!!! "What the heck?!?! Why is everyone so happy?!?! It is MORNING!!!!" Ugh. It was disgusting. It's like everyone was forcing me to be awake and chipper and happy and I wanted to be in bed. It was awful. I wanted to throw rocks at everything. I might have at some point. I don't know. All I know is that eventually my roommates learned it was better just to never make eye contact before 8 am.

I am way better now. I would probably even consider myself a morning person. But I still do miss the fog and the kind of morning that actually reflects what I feel on the inside.

Once in a while, though, I still wake up angry. And on those days, what I really need is something sweet and satisfying to dive into, indulge, and just savor. Then the world can be an okay place and I can move on and accept that I'm awake.

This sweet omelet does just that. The cinnamon and butter-cooked apples, pieces of pecans, and a simple egg omelet seem to whisper a gentle "good morning" without forcing me to be high energy already. And you know what? It works. Diving into a good breakfast makes me feel like I can do today. I am strong! I am AWESOME! I AM UNSTOPPABLE!!

It's a good thing. Enjoy!

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Confession: yours might look a little different because I totally forgot to add the cinnamon when I took the pictures of these... and I didn't want to remake it. Just call me lazy and we're even.

Apple Cinnamon Omelet
Author: Amy MoffatPrep time: 3 minCook time: 7 minServings: 1-2

Ingredients:

1 apple
1 Tbsp butter or ghee
2 Tbsp chopped pecans
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 eggs
1/2 Tbsp homemade sour cream
Honey to drizzle

Directions:

Peel and slice the apple
Melt the butter or ghee over medium heat and add the apple
Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples and saute until tender, about 4 minutes.
Add the pecans and saute with the apples for an additional 2 minutes or so
In a bowl, beat the eggs and sour cream with a fork
Pour into a separate skillet and cook over medium heat, lifting the edges once in a while to let some of the egg run underneath
When the top is mostly settled, flip the omelet over and top with apples and pecans
Gently fold the omelet in half and serve!

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