Monday, October 22, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Omelet - A Twist on a Classic

As much as I love eggs and omelets and frittatas, I do get a bit bored with them. Sometimes my tastebuds just don't want tomatoes, and onions, and peppers, and spinach.

But I do like to have eggs for breakfast because I know they will keep me satisfied throughout a busy morning, till lunchtime rolls around... even if I run or workout or spend the morning shopping or doing housecleaning.

Recently I decided to try something different with our omelets, and thought I would sweeten them up a bit with some apples, cinnamon and almond butter... it was a successful experiment and I will be doing more of this I am sure.

You could easily halve the ingredients and make this for one, or make up the whole thing and refrigerate half of it for another meal. I think it would make a good lunch too, with a fruit and nut salad, perhaps.

The Captain thought that the filling was a bit dry and so would like it with jam!  And of course that would add a bit more sweetness (and calories) as well.  We will work on that for him.

Apple Cinnamon Omelet
Makes 2 servings
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup egg white
  • 1 apple, cored, pared and diced
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs almond butter
  1. Mix the eggs and egg whites together in a small bowl.
  2. Pour the mixture into a heated skillet that has been coated with non-stick spray over MEDIUM heat.
  3. Cover and cook till the eggs are set and look dry on the top, about 5 or 6 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, stir the apple and cinnamon together in a microwave safe dish and mike on HIGH for 2 minutes, to soften the apple pieces.
  5. When the eggs are cooked, loosen the edge all around with a spatula.
  6. Dot the almond butter and spread it over 1/2 of the omelet.
  7. Spoon the cooked apple pieces over the almond butter.
  8. Fold the omelet in half.
  9. Cut it into 2 pieces and set each piece on a serving plate.
  10. Sprinkle with more cinnamon before serving.
Per serving.
Weight Watchers P+ = 6.
Calories 250; Protein 17g; Carbohydrate 14g; Fat 14g; Fibre 3g.

Diced apples mixed with cinnamon in a microwave safe dish.

Cooked till soft.

After omelet has set, spread almond butter over 1/2 of it.  The Captain thinks jam would be good here, too.
Cover the almond butter with the cooked dices apples and cinnamon mixture.

Cut into 2 portions and plate, sprinkling a bit more cinnamon over the top.

A lovely flavor and a nice change of pace.

What do you think? Would you like fruit in your omelet? 
What other fruits might work in this way?  I am going to try some bananas next.


  1. yum!!!! I made an apple pie scramble this weekend, it was delish! I love fruits in omelettes. Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, even oranges are great!

  2. I do like fruits in my omelet, Sam I Am, I do like eggs also with some ham. Your concoction looks yummier than the fruit pancakes at House of Pancakes and I confess to liking those. ...... A lot. Though I usually prefer veggies and savory omelettes. Did the Captain finish his meal?

  3. Hah, yes The Captain did finish his meal... he pretty much eats whatever I give him... a very good tester!

  4. fantastic! i'm the same way with eggs. every morning and i do get bored of the same veggie omelette. Gonna try this one tomorrow.

  5. mmmm yummy! this looks soooo good! I don't usually think of omlettes as a sweet thing but I just might have to pin this! (:

  6. That's not something I'd ever thought to do. So interesting. I put blueberries in everything... go for that.

  7. Dang, you think of some of the most clever recipes. I wonder if tahini would be a smoother substitute for the almond butter. Hmmm, time to experiment in the kitchen.

  8. Yum! I LOVE making sweet omelets! I made a pumpkin version a few weeks ago that totally rocked my socks, but I'll have to try it with apples...and maybe some apple butter to stuff in there as well! :D


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