Pancakes take a while to make so they are often only fixed during the weekends. If you’re tired of plain pancakes, why not try Apple Pancakes as an alternative instead? This recipe is easy to make, and with a little effort, can look wonderful on the plate with scrambled eggs and sausage links. Use your imagination when plating. Here we’ve added fresh blueberries, pink lady apple slices along, mint with a sprinkle of cinnamon and syrup.
Begin by preparing your apples. (Remember, to sprinkle a little lemon juice on the apples to keep them from turning brown after cutting or grating.) Core both apples using an apple corer Cut one apple on a mandolin to make uniform thickness slices. These will be used with the pancake batter. The other apple should be peeled and grated for inclusion in the batter. Please note, in the first picture, when trying finely grate the apple, it turned out more like applesauce. Now you’re ready to start on the batter itself. Melt the butter over medium heat being sure not to scorch it. In a medium to large size bowl, beat two large eggs until frothy. Add the flour to the beaten egg. Then add the 1/3 cup of sugar. Reserve the rest of the sugar for actual cooking. Next add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Add the buttermilk, vanilla and melted butter to the mixture and then stir to incorporate everything.
Add the grated apple. Stir until just combined. The mixture will be thick.
Preheat the griddle over medium-high heat. Lightly spray with cooking spray or add a little butter. Add about 1/2 cup batter to the griddle. Place 2 lightly sugared apple slices on top. Cook the pancake until bubbles form (about 2 minutes). Flip the pancake with a spatula and cook until golden brown on each side for a total of about 4 minutes cooking time per pancake. You may need to spray the spatula with cooking spray between pancakes to ensure the pancake doesn’t stick to the spatula Place the cooked pancake on a plate. Serve with other favorite breakfast items such as bacon, turkey sausage or scrambled eggs. Garnish with apples slices other fruit and a sprig of mint, if desired.