February 21, 2012

Hot Apple Pancake

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It's pancake week!

There have been some really delicious pancake recipes surfacing all over Foodgawker, Foodbuzz and Pinterest that I have been drooling over that I just had to jump in and contribute. Having made some pumpkin pancakes in the fall, {which were phenomenal btw} I really liked the incorporation of all the spices and flavors to really add character to the pancakes.
I also got an exciting message from a good friend and fellow blogger, over at Our Tiny Place, requesting something AMAZING for her and Lovebug {her insanely handsome little boy} who both are massive pancake lovers. 

Hmm, now I really can't mess up, I don't want to let Lovebug down!
I had an idea of what I wanted to make but I asked my girlfriend if she had any ideas of what type of pancakes she and the little man were looking for. Right away she answered with apple stuffed pancakes. 

Umm, yummm!

I totally took her idea and ran with it. I found a mouth watering recipe and of course the pictures really drew me in {those marketers over at FoodGawker really knew what they were talking about}.
I really liked this recipe because the cardamom and nutmeg give a nice zip to the pancakes, and the soft-cooked apples absolutely smell up the house of sweet apple pie... what's not to love.

The original batter recipe was slightly less in quantity than I expected so I doubled the recipe. My recipe here is with the recipe already doubled and it makes 4 large pancakes or 6 slightly smaller ones.

They’re fluffy, pie-flavored, and delicious! Add a little syrup and a dollop of whipped cream and you have a perfectly tasty breakfast that you and the kiddies will love.

I hope Lovebug and Mama enjoy these just as much as I did. Next step, Mickey Mouse Pancakes {ears attached}!
Hot Apple Pancakes 
Servings: 2

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon 
1/4 tsp cardamom* 
1/4 tsp nutmeg 
1/4 tsp salt 
2 t brown sugar 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk) 
1/2 cup applesauce 
1/2 tsp vanilla 
1/2 apple, sliced thin 
sprinkle of cinnamon 

Heat a nonstick pans over medium heat, sprayed with cooking spray. 
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, then add wet and mix until just combined. 
Drop 1/4 of the mixture into the pan, spread, and cook until bubbling and fluffy. 
Flip and cook another minute or so. Repeat with the remaining batter. 

Spray your pan again (I actually spray between pancakes too). Apply a generous sprinkling of cinnamon to the apple slices and place in pan, cinnamon side down. Sprinkle cinnamon on the other side. 
Cook 3-4 minutes and flip. Cook until the apples are easily pierced with a fork. 
Pile apples on top of the pancakes, top with maple syrup and whipped cream, and devour! 

*If you don’t have cardamom (I totally understand, it’s expensive!), try using ground allspice instead. 

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 
Recipe adopted by Tie Dye Files


Mama said...

Yes! Cant wait to try these!

Jen @ JuanitasCocina.com said...

This brings back such memories! My mom used to make something similar and now I have a recipe to recreate those! Thanks so much!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

Theese pancakes look fantastci!! I'll have to give your recipe a try this weekend!!

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

I'm loving pancake week! These look delicious and I want a big stack of them for dinner!

Zoe said...

You got lots of wholesome ingredients and "love" in these pancakes!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

OMG just look at those apples!

Becka (The Elegant Eggplant) said...

These pancakes look amazing!!! Did you see when they made pancakes on Top Chef a few weeks back?? Pee Wee would love yours!! ;)

The Foodie Physician said...

Apple pie flavors in a pancake- how can you go wrong? I like the addition of cardamom- great idea. These look really yummy!

Amy said...

Wow! These pancakes look simply heavenly! I can only imagine how delicious they are! Congrats on the top 9, you deserve it :)!

Ally said...

OH MY GOODNESS! These are my ideal pancakes. Apple. Cinnamon. Syrup. Yep!

Dixya said...

oh my these pancakes look so good. I am going to try it soon :) and nice to meet with you.