AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
My youngest baby cannot get enough of apples. We always have a few in the fruit bowl. She is not picky: Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delicious……it does not matter to her. Most of the time she will just cut an apple into wedges and sits down with a jar of peanut butter and goes to scooping. However, she does enjoy using them in a homemade baked good occasionally.
She has made apple pies, tarts, and turnovers with fresh apples. Now, you know I have never proclaimed myself as a top notch baker (I leave that to Maddie), but I thought I could come up with an apple inspired pancake.
FALL APPLES ARE THE BEST
Now, that Fall is in the air and the apples seem to be amazingly fresh I am inspired to make an apple pie type pancake. I love apples paired with cinnamon and nutmeg. That sounds just amazing. I want my apples to be in big slices, not chunks or just flavored in the cakes. It took a little experimenting, but I think I have come up with a winner. Fluffy cakes with apple pie filling cooked right in.
APPLE PIE PANCAKES
3 Cups of Sifted Baking Mix (Bisquick)
3 Eggs (whisked)
2 Cups of Milk
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
2/3 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
1 TB Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
4 Apples Cored, Peeled and Sliced
4 TB Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 TB Nutmeg
1/2 TB Ginger
1 TB Cinnamon
1 TSP Salt
In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt butter with sugar, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. When all ingredients are liquid and bubbly add the apples slices. Stir to coat apples with sauce and cook for 5 minutes, until apples are soft, but not mushy. Remove from heat and let cool.
Placed sifted baking mix in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl add eggs, milk, orange juice, yogurt, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil and stir until combined. Add wet ingredients to baking mix and stir. Do not over mix batter, there will still be some small lumps in the mix.
On a griddle set to 352 degrees, melt butter and scoop 1/2 cup portions of batter onto grill. Place slices of cooked apples on uncooked side of pancake. Cook for about 4-5 minutes then flip. Cook on second side for 4-5 minutes. Remove from griddle. Serve hot with warm apple slices and maple syrup. Makes 16 pancakes.