These apple pancakes are always moist and nutritious. For a delicious twist, try these pancakes with hot cinnamon syrup!
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup 1-percent milk
1 cup shredded tart apple
1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon white sugar
In a large bowl, combine butter, egg, milk and apple.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar. Stir flour mixture into apple mixture, just until combined.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
Recipe makes 4 servings.
Variation: Apple Slice Pancakes
1 Granny Smith apple
1-1/4 cup any type pancake mix
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons olive or peanut oil
1 cup low-fat milk
Lightly coat a griddle or skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Peel, core and thinly slice apple into rings. In a large mixing bowl, combine ingredients for pancake batter. Stir until ingredients are evenly moist. (Small lumps are okay! Over-mixing makes pancakes tough.)
For each pancake, place apple ring on griddle and pour about 1/4 cup batter over apple ring, starting in the center and covering the apple. Cook until bubbles appear. Turn and cook other side until lightly brown. Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 2 pancakes
Calories: 160; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 45mg; Sodium: 360mg Protein: 5g
To-Go-With: Apple Sausage
Apple sausage has been commonly served as a breakfast sausage, frequently seasoned with sage. It's also been known as a fall holiday favorite.
Season with sage and rosemary and shape into breakfast sausage patties. Cook in skillet over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side until meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
In medieval times, physicians were taught that cooked apples could relieve disturbances of the bowels, lungs and nervous system. And pancakes date back to a recipe in a cookbook by the Roman epicure Apicius.
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