You know, there are days when you feel the strong need to have a heavy breakfast; something like a Börek (Turkish pronunciation: [bøˈɾek]; also burek and other variants) filled with shredded apples and cinnamon - and it's FINE. Börek is eaten for breakfast, lunch, for a snack, or packed and eaten cold on the road. It's varied, versatile, delicious, inexpensive and, in many of its forms, vegetarian. It does have a bad reputation due to the fact that it is caloric - meaning: quite "heavy" on your mental calculator. :)
In case you chose not to have a pastry morning meal,
here's a great muffin recipe:
Let me continue with... pastry:
In Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia, burek is made from layers of dough, alternating with layers of other fillings in a circular baking pan and then topped with a last layer of dough. Traditionally it may be baked with no filling (known as "empty", in our language: "prazan"), with stewed minced meat and onions, or with cheese. Modern bakeries offer cheese and spinach, apple, sour cherries, potato, mushroom and pizza-burek, as well.
According to nutritional data, one "serving" of this is around 200 grams, and "weights" about 550 kcal (just in case you're calculating). :) ..but the taste, together with a cup of yogurt, is well wort it.