Sunday mornings are usually my time to relax around here. I get to move a little slower, savour my morning coffee and spend some time puttering around the house. I also try to spend some quality time with my daughter as my husband works weekends. One of our favourite things to do is to look up and test new recipes.
I like to take recipes and find ways to clean them up without sacrificing flavour. This morning as I scrolled through Facebook I came across one that was perfect for us. I showed it to my daughter and she agreed. As luck would have it, we had all the ingredients too! We got started right away.
I had a small amount of pancake mix left on hand and it was perfect for 3 apples. Aim for about 2/3 cup dry pancake mix and follow the instructions on your package. I have included mine below as a guideline. We also used ambrosia apples but royal gala or any apple that works for making pie will work here. Try not to cut the apples slices too thick or they won’t cook through before the batter burns.
The original recipe called for dredging the finished pancakes in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before serving, but I felt this was overkill. We chose to omit this step and our pancakes had a lovely apple pie characteristic instead. We used a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of Nordica’s salted caramel cottage cheese for toppings, but the options are endless.
I’m looking forward to making this again and trying some hemp hearts and nut butter or lemon curd as well. Be sure to let me know if you try this out and what toppings you try – don’t be afraid to get creative!
Apple Ring Pancakes
- 3 medium sized apples, cored (peeling is optional)
- 2/3 cup dry pancake mix
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tblspn agave nectar (or maple syrup)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- Slice apples into rings approximately 1/4inch thick or less.
- Mix dry pancake mix and cinnamon and keep in reserve.
- In a medium bowl, add vanilla extract to remaining ingredients as outlined on pancake mix package (or as shown above)
- Add dry mix to bowl. Stir until combined (OK if lumpy)
- Heat skillet on medium-high heat. Coat with tablespoon of butter or coconut oil.
- Dip apple slices in batter, coating both sides well. Place in skillet
- Cook on first side until batter begins to bubble and crisp at edges; then flip. Continue to cook until both sides are done.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving. Top with maple syrup or your favourite toppings.