Here I am, trying to keep up the Blog, and promising recipes every Saturday, and I'm late!!
But wait......wait a second! I guess I get points for actually even posting a recipe, right???
Okay, without further shilly-shallying about, here it is!
Cinnamon Apple Buttermilk Pancakes with Apple Syrup
2 C flour
1/4 C brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp baking powder
2 C buttermilk* (or you can use 2 C regular milk and add 2 tbsp vinegar and let it sit for 10 minutes)
2 tbsp vanilla
1 C applesauce
3 tbsp oil
In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. I use a whisk to stir the dry ingredients together. In a large bowl, place buttermilk* , eggs, vanilla, applesauce and oil. Whisk the wet ingredients together. Add dry ingredients gradually, stirring very well. Heat up your griddle, or, if you're using a skillet (GASP!) oil your skillet and heat it up. Place batter by 1/4 cupfuls on hot griddle or skillet. Cook on one side till pancake looks dry and bubbles appear. Turn over and cook thoroughly on other side. Keep warm in oven while you cook the whole batch. This batter mixture makes about 32 small pancakes. After all pancakes are cooked and warming in oven, make syrup:
2 1/4 C apple cider
1/4 C brown sugar
3 tbsp butter
pinch of cinnamon
2 tbsp cornstarch
In a small saucepan, combine 2 C apple cider (reserve the additional 1/4 C), brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Heat this mixture over medium high heat, bringing to a boil. While this is coming to the boil, in a very small bowl, combine reserved 1/4 C apple cider and 2 tbsp cornstarch. Whisk together. When mixture in pan comes to the boil, add cider/cornstarch mixture and bring back to the boil, boiling until thickened. Makes about 2 cups syrup.
Now, I know this looks like a lot of ingredients. But trust me! It's so so so easy!! The pancakes come together really fast! You can also combine the dry ingredients and keep them in an air tight container for busy mornings and just add the wet ingredients. That would save time too. I love our family size griddle, because I can cook 8 pancakes at a time, so it ends up taking hardly any time to cook these. I make our pancakes small because my kids like to dip theirs in syrup, and these are the perfect size!! They're also easy for tiny hands. And you've really got to make the syrup too! It makes these pancakes special and tasty.
Hope you like these as much as my kids do!!