About a month ago and I went to the "cities" (aka Minneapolis) with a couple friends and went to a shopping area called 50th and France in Edina. Lots of fun shops including Sur la Table, Chicos, some antique stores plus a grocery store called Lunds and Byerly's - it was the first time I had stepped foot into one but had certainly heard how great they were. On the way in I picked up a complimentary Real Food magazine where I came across this recipe. I'm always looking for ways to use up apples. We have one lone tree in the yard but it looks like it has about 250 apples on it! While we love crisps, pie and applesauce, it's sure nice to have some other recipes on hand.
I wasn't kidding either when I said these were the fluffiest I've ever made. You will be able to see in one of the pictures below from a side angle. I think I'll be using and tweaking this recipe for future pancakes. We love 'em fluffy!
Oh and about that shopping trip, I 'won' as I had the most purchases of the day! But maybe the DIY Guy wouldn't think so :)
Apple Pancakes with Apple Maple Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4-6 minutes
Yield about 9 pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (I used fresh grated)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 medium apple peeled and grated
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
- dash of salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/8 cup dark corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Heat your griddle over medium high heat.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and nutmeg - whisk well
- In a medium bowl combine the egg, melted butter, vanilla and 1 cup of milk
- Stir the wet ingredients in the dry with a wooden spoon and only mix until just combined. Fold in the grated apples.
- Spray your griddle with PAM or lightly oil
- Place about 1/3 cup of batter on griddle and use the back of your scoop to spread out it out to about 4" since the batter is quite thick
- When the bottom turns a medium brown, flip and continue cooking until the other side is done (mine took about 5-6 minutes)
- For the sauce melt the butter then add the apples and saute for 5-6 minutes until apples are soft
- Add maple syrup, corn syrup and brown sugar
- Heat over med-low heat for about 5 minutes
- Serve over pancakes with additional maple syrup
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Time for the syrup.
How are these stacking up for you :)
Other apple recipes that we like are Apple Hand Pies and Apple Crepes