Apple Pie Pancakes

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Apple pie pancakes make me fuzzy at heart! These pancakes are my secret to guilt free indulgence. I know iam having a healthy breakfast, but at the same time feeding myself the right things, apple, milk, whole wheat flour, best things you can have for breakfast to kickstart your morning right. Yes the sugar is there, but i don’t ask you to have this everyday.

No kidding, come festive season, and all you hear is pumpkin spice everything and Apple pie. And pancakes are my all-time favourite Sunday morning breakfast treats, after a hearty idly platter. The problem is pancake recipes call for buttermilk, or you end up making some confused crepe looking flat pancakes, which taste ok but you are not so happy about them, and silently think to yourself that they dont look like the ones you get in restaurants.

Ingredients for Poached Apples

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Ingredients for Pancakes

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 apple grated / pureed
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Large Egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Oil, for cooking

Directions

  1. Add apple slices, brown sugar, and butter in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Cook over medium high heat until brown sugar has dissolved and butter has melted.
  3. Add vanilla and cinnamon and reduce heat to simmer, cook 6-8 minutes longer.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly and thicken while you prepare the pancakes.
  5. Combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, and baking powder,  into a bowl and mix well with a fork.
  6. In another bowl, mix the egg, milk, vanilla, and melted butter together. 
  7. Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredients and stir till mostly incorporated.
  8. The batter should be thick only, but without any lumps of flour.
  9. Add the grated apples. If it is too thick to work with, add a little milk.
  10. Set the batter aside for 5-10 minutes.
  11. Heat a heavy-bottomed, non-stick pan over a low-medium heat and coat it with oil.
  12. Use a round laddle or a ¼ cup measure to drop the batter into the pan to get evenly-sized pancakes.
  13. Cook until the top surface forms bubbles.
  14. Flip lightly and repeat on the other side. Adjust heat accordingly. Serve while still hot.

Notes

  • Be careful not to use too hot a melted butter, as that may end up cooking your eggs!
  • You can simple cook the apples in some sugar, and serve the pancakes with some honey and the cooked apples.

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