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Delicious and Healthy Breakfast: Walnut Avenue Cafe, Santa Cruz

17 Jul

Kicking off our road trip from San Jose down to San Diego, California, hubby and I were in search of a hearty but healthy start to our day. We found it at the Walnut Avenue Cafe in Santa Cruz.

My veggie scramble was fantastic. I hate it when scrambled eggs are too buttery, this was not it. And it came with a fruit cup and rye toast. The scramble may look simple, but it was so perfectly prepared.

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Hubby ordered a build-your-own omelette, stuffed with chorizo, onions, bell peppers, and avocado. 

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Check out all that avocado inside!! And, the side of potatoes were some of the best breakfast potatoes I’ve tried. Again, simple, but perfectly prepared.

We shared a plain, fluffy waffle too. Yum! What a perfect breakfast. I only wish I had ordered a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. The large glasses looked amazing at the other tables.

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The Final Word: A solid breakfast/brunch here, with simple ingredients done well. I would definitely come back!

Info: Walnut Avenue Cafe, 106 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

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Pumpkin Pancakes

4 Nov

Autumn calls for pumpkin-anything, and pancakes are so easy to make. This recipe makes about 18 thick pancakes.

Ingredients

Dry Wet
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ¼  cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 ¾  tsp baking soda
  • 1 ¾  tsp cinnamon
  • ¾  tsp ginger
  • ¾  tsp nutmeg
  • ¾  tsp salt

 

  • 1 can pumpkin puree (just under 2 cups)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½  cups milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar

 

Directions

  1. Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together.
  3. Combine the two mixtures, and add optional ingredients if desired (I added chocolate chips).
  4. Spoon batter onto a griddle or pan at medium heat (I set my griddle to 275°F).

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