Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! A lot of people think Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico’s Independence, but it actually…:
“…commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.” (Wikipedia)
I’ve always celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a margarita however, today I celebrated with a breakfast inspired by a popular Latin American treat - churros – and made Churro Pancakes. Churros are so-friggin-good-I-could-eat-them-all-day-every-day. They’re basically fried doughnut dough that’s drenched with cinnamon sugar! Have you ever had churros from Costco? OH HEAVENS – life changing – it’s worth paying for a Costo membership to be able to try these! Definitely a once in awhile treat though!
Anyways, I used my Krusteaz fat-free buttermilk pancake mix, added in a teaspoon of brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla – and topped with a little sugar-free syrup and sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. No, these weren’t deep fried, crunchy and dripping with cinnamon sugar - but they were sweet, pillowy and sooooo good! I didn’t even use but a few dabs of syrup, because they were so tasty on their own. Happy Cinco de Mayo indeed!
As you may know, my favorite “unhealthy” food is dry cinnamon toast crunch – very much like a churro – so this was right up my ally!
And, thanks to my trusty Kruteaz brand pancake mix (which you only have to add water to) this whole meal – including a banana snack I brought for later – only clocked in at 320 calories!
For lunch I packed a frittata salad. The good thing about frittatas, is that they are just as good cold as they are warm! I know – cold eggs rarely equal good eats, but trust me – frittatas are different!
I also packed some perfectly ripe, juicy and sweet strawberries. These were $.99 at the grocery store – can you believe it?!
I’ve got another Mexican inspired dish up my sleeve for later tonight. Can’t wait!