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Apple Latkes

When you think of apple Latkes your immediate reaction or closer association is Hanukkah food but this Latkes made delicious healthy breakfast. I have apple Latkes for breakfast at least a couple of days a week and you’ll too after you learn about the latest research out of Cornell University about the countless benefits of apples, including, protecting brain cells from free-radical damage that may cause Alzheimer’s disease, liver and breast cancer prevention, lowering “LDL” or bad cholesterol by as much as 16%.

 Here’s what you need to make this healthy delicious breakfast      

  • 3 large tart firm green apples  such as Granny Smiths
  • 1/2 lemon Juiced and zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  •  1/2 cup of your favorite flour (I used a mixture of rice and oat flour)
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg beaten
  • sour cream, creme fraiche or honey for serving


  1. Clean, core  and grade apples using a large holes of a box grader. Using a large strainer squeeze out as much juice as you can by pressing the apples down into the strainer with the back of a spoon or you can use a cheese cloth. Wonder that to do with the apple juice? squeeze the other half of the lemon, drop in a few ice cubes and you have fresh apple juice to accompany the latkes.
  2. Transfer grated apple to a medium bowl and toss with lemon juice, zest and ginger.  In a small bowl whisk together  flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and toss with the apple, until evenly coated.  Lightly beaten egg and stir into apple-flour mixture.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan or the flat part of a cast iron grille, coated it with  your  favorite  spray oil and drop ice cream scoop full of the apple batter into separate piles, gently  pressing them until a bit flatter using the back of spoon to do so. Browned them for about 3 or 5 minutes, then flip them and continue to cook for extra 3  more minutes or until nicely browned but not burned. Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche, sour cream or drizzle honey.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much I do.

Bon Appetit!


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