Apple Spice Pancakes | A Rose in Bloom
Ok guys, here is the deal. I was going to create a new apple recipe, and that kinda turned into a fail. I managed to take some beautiful photos, but the end product was just.... so so. But I promised an apple recipe, and I always keep my word. I may have made and photographed these pancakes last fall, but let me tell you, we have been craving them ever since the first crisp scent wandered into our domicile.

Fried apples have always been a part of fall dinners in my family. In fact, I remember as a little girl my mom would fry up apples in butter with cinnamon and brown sugar till they were just the perfect color, and we would anxiously hang around the kitchen waiting for our favorite supper.  It was this memory that gave birth to a heavenly breakfast for dinner luxury. The butter adds the perfect amount of tenderness, and using brown sugar and cinnamon marries the nutmeg to deliver a wonderful fall flavor.  I ate these with some chai tea and smother in Trader Joe’s Butter Pecan syrup.  They were so good, my husband asked if we could have them again the next day, too.

The type of apple used is not of particular importance. I used golden delicious in the original recipe, but I cannot wait to try it with some Granny Smiths or Ruby Johns. If you are an apple fan, I guarantee this will be a family pleaser within the first delectable bite.

Apple Spice Pancakes

  • 2 apples grated
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a frying pan, and gently saute the grated apples over low heat until very tender.

Repeat with chopped apple bits until they are also soft. Adding a handful of brown sugar is nice, but not necessary.  Place in an oven safe dish and place in an oven on the lowest setting to keep warm.
Mix all dry and wet ingredients. Add grated apples. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly oil the griddle and drop heaping spoonfuls of batter onto the hot griddle. When the pancakes set and start to bubble, flip and cook until golden.  Top with the chopped apples and syrup of your choice.

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