Friday, October 7, 2011

Apple (Walnut) Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Mmm. These are a great autumn breakfast recipe to add to your repertoire! When my friend Kecia posted on facebook about making these, I was quick to ask for the recipe. Here it is (with a few modifications for those of us living overseas and/or just to my personal taste). Try these won't be disappointed!

yield: 14 pancakes and a lot of syrup (enough for 2-3 batches of pancakes)
Original recipe credit: Kecia over at Kecia's Journey

Cider Syrup:
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/8 tsp each of allspice, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon)
2 cups apple juice (use cider if you can get it)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup butter

1. Combine sugar, corn starch, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Add apple and lemon juices; stir well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in butter.

Apple (Walnut) Pancakes:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1 large apple, peeled and grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional, but oh-so-yummy)

1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in egg and buttermilk until well combined. Stir in grated apple. Pour by 1/3-cupfulls onto a hot griddle, flipping them when the middles begin to have small bubbles.


Ann said...

Those look AMAZING!!!!

Singing Away said...

DE-LISH. I have a local girl and her two year old son living with me while her apt is getting some repairs done... and she asked me this morning if I always made such delicious things. I told her only when my friend posts stuff that looks so impossibly good I can't resist! And I wonder if my egg was smaller than yours- or my flour thicker-or my apples less juicy or something... I had to use more than2 cups of kefir this morning to make them the right 'pancake' consistency. The syrup though?! TOP NOTCH! Just the right blend of sweet and tangy. Loved it.